Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft refuse to allow Adults Only titles on their platforms. Just so you know, all console games have to be licensed by the owners of those consoles and these companies reserve the right to deny licenses. So, Rockstar Games spends years working on the follow up to an, although horrifically violent, very enjoyable game and it is essentially dead in the water due to censorship.
Many people are rallying against the ratings board. I find this incredibly short-sighted. I do believe that this game should be adults only. I believe the original Manhunt probably should have been adults only. I believe that, if a parent determines that their child can handle adult only content, the parent should then be able to procure said content for their child. The ratings system was designed to help parents in making these choices. The console companies have turned this system into a censorship tool. The problem is the big 3: Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo.
If you've been reading my crap for a while, you may remember the story of Thrill Kill. In short, it was an innovative, 4-way fighter for the Playstation 1 which, due to violent content, was never released. It was eventually leaked onto the interenet in many different stages of development, including the final version. Will a full, unedited Manhunt 2 be "released" the same way? One can only hope.061407: What ISN'T in Wikipedia, Part 2 Welcome to part 2 of my 93255.6 part series. Just today, I made a "Ghost in the Graveyard" reference at work. Slowly, I came to the realization, I no longer remember how to play Ghost in the Graveyard. What to do? Of course, check Wikipedia!
I give you, the rules to Ghost in the Graveyard as recorded by Wikipedia...
"Bammies." - many interpretations and usages
"Sa Da Tay." - generally positive interpretations
"Wa Da Tah." - many interpretations and usages
"Sepatown." - many interpretations and usages
"The Tipi Tais." - generally accepted as "the kids"
"Dirty Dee, you're a baddy daddy lamatai tabby chai!" - a threat, an insult, or both
"What's the Dabble Dee?" - generally accepted as "What's the matter?"
"Main Damie." - generally accepted as "Best Friend"
"Well Bob, I'm a pone tony." - explains his achievement in many diverse fields
"I'm going to sine your pitty on the runny kine!" - a warning to his enemies of impending punishment; also used to smooth-talk the ladies
"Ma Dilly." - seems to refer to a female "Damie"; he refers to Biggie Shorty as his Dilly
"Nay-no" - A convoluted way of simply saying "no"; "I can't say the Nay-no my brotha."
What I found at wikipedia put my miniscule childhood memories to shame. Apparently, the Land of the Lost world had a much deeper plot that I remembered. Then again, I was very young when I watched it, so I probably viewed it as a prehistoric romper room. Some of the major plot elements I had no memory of include..
I also learned an interesting little behind the scenes tidbit. If you watched, you probably noticed that you rarely saw more that 3 sleestacks at a time. I didn't notice, but you might of. That's because they could only afford 3 costumes and, with the except of some Donna Reed-type special effects, there were only 3 max in a scene. Also, some ex-Detroit Piston I've never heard of, because I don't follow basketball, played a Sleestack.
All 3 seasons are out on DVD. It's getting very tempting.043007: Blanky McBlank Idon't know how it started but at some point in our popular culture we started creating nicknames that followed the pattern of Blanky McBlank. If you have no idea what I'm talking about, here's some of my favorite examples...
Does anyone out there know where this originated? I think the first I heard of it was Shasta McNasty which, strangely enough, I never watched. It somehow seeped into my unconscious and caused me to create a Tony Hawk character named "Stanky McStink" which became the first thing I'd set up in every iteration of the game.042707: This is the Beginning Well, it's been over a month since my last, "real" entry. I suppose I should write something...
Let's talk about the new Nine Inch Nails CD. Here's what I love about Trent Reznor. Most musicians use their exposure as a soapbox to preach about their disagreements with the government. They give us long-winded sermons about all the things we should care more about and what we should be doing. When faced with extremely vocal Christian fundamentalists, a poorly executed war and government ignorance on environmental concerns, what does Trent do? He does what he does best, creates music.
The phrase "concept album" doesn't come up all that much these days. Trent has changed all that. Year Zero presents us with a futuristic America where the Christian fundamentalists have claimed the government and declared war all everything non-Christian and American citizens are kept complacent via a steady stream of drugs in the water supply. Most of the details of the story don't come from the cd, but from the various hidden web sites that Trent has encoded throughout the cd, marketing materials, intentional leaks and even T-Shirts. Trent truly understands viral marketing.
Story aside, how does Year Zero stack up as a cd? Quite honestly, better than I expected. It's not his best, but to be fair, The Downward Spiral and The Fragile are such amazing pieces it's almost unfair to expect anything better. Year Zero is a great example of Trent's obsessive attention to detail and amazing skill in sound design and, overall, pretty darn cool. All though, I do have 2 bones to pick with you Trent. 1. The very beginning of "The Beginning of the End" sounds way too much like "My Sharona", 2. "The very beginning of "Meet Your Master" sounds like a slowed down version of the beginning of "Worlock" by Skinny Puppy. Are we channeling Ogre? Oh, and while I'm thinking of it, trying to keep the down beat on "Survivalism" drives me nuts. Please don't do that upbeat singing thing anymore.nin.com 031207: A Brief Update I apologize for that crappy live version of "March into the Sea" in my last post. My box.net account has a limitation of 10 megs and my copy was around 13. I've since re-encoded it and managed to squeeze it under 10 megs. It's not the best quality, but its a lot better than the previous live version. I've updated the link in the original post. Enjoy!
In other news, the podcast Coverville recently aired it's second "Worst Covers" show. The leading track was one of the most painful things I've ever heard in my life, yet for some reason I can't stop listening. I'm talking about Old Dirty Bastard and Macy Gray covering Elton John & Kiki Dee's "Don't Go Breaking My Heart". Words cannot express how bad this is. Just listen. I take no responsibility for any emotional trauma which results from listening to this track.030607: A Good Day to Die This Friday, 300 is unleashed upon us and I'm looking forward to it more than I though I would. I typically don't go for action flicks and almost never go for historical flicks. 300 is something more that doesn't conveniently fit into either of these genres. What is the draw? Could it be the computer generated landscapes and otherworldly effects. That will be cool, but I think what's drawing me is something more primal. It's something I call "The Caveman Effect."
What is "The Caveman Effect"? It's that part of all of us that knows it can solve any problem by beating the crap out of somebody or something else. Have you ever gotten mad at your computer and beat the keyboard? Have you ever kicked your car for breaking down? You may think you're venting frustration, but you're not. You don't have an immediate solution to the problem, so your mind reverts to the most primal solution available: violence.
Often, this reflex takes innocuous forms, like the 2 examples above, and we suffer little more than sore knuckles. Sometimes, we can surprise even ourselves at the primalism we're capable of. I first became aware of the "Caveman Effect" several years ago at a party. There was alcohol, but it did not play into the thoughts that arose. Present at the party was a married couple I had recently become friends with though a mutual friend. I enjoyed spending time with them mainly due to the personality of the wife. I won't go into specifics, but she was very fun to be around, more fun than I'd had in a good while. At one point, the idea entered my mind that all I had to do was beat up the husband and the wife would be mine. Naturally, the remaining 99% of my mind immediately countered this thought, but the fact that this thought even arose surprises me to this day.
I'm sure we all have this side of ourselves, and many of us deny it, but it is there waiting for a malfunctioning machine, a woman, or a movie to quench it's thirst.
I don't know much about the soundtrack for 300, but I've assembled a short one of my own to get in the mood...Leonidas & the Spartans Theme: Russian Circles - Enter
All can be found streaming or by download here.020707: I am not Speed! In a post last week, I mentioned a Speed Racer episode that severely traumatized me as a child. Well, I just recently realized that, thanks to an impulse buy at Wal-Mart a few years ago, I own the episode. Thanks to modern technology I can now share said traumatizing clip with you, the home viewer. Enjoy...
It appears I remembered the color incorrectly. He's not green, but more of an aqua. Regardless, Imagine you're 7 years old. Tell me seeing this wouldn't freak you right the crap out. Also, if there's anyone out there who can make out what he's saying, please email me. I got the "I am not Speed" part, but I can't understand the rest. Maybe it's the years of too-loud headphones. Anyway, there you go.020207: Another List I'm bored. Here's another list.
Songs I'm slightly embarrassed to admit liking:
In light of this story, I'd like to take this opportunity to plug my wallpaper selection on flickr featuring my own Mooninite wallpaper. I liked them before they were terrorists.
Last bit on this subject. They are Mooninites. I've read a few stories and seen "Moomonites", "Moonomites", and other spellings. Moon + inites, get it? They're from the moon. Did I mention people are stupid?
On a final note, which has nothing to do with Mooninites, I released a new screensaver on my mac software site last night. If you have a mac, an like the show "24" go download my screensaver "Longest Day 1.0".012907: Mix for a Monday Ireally don't have much for you today. It's just another monday. I'm tired and bored. Did I ever mention how boring my real job is? No? Well, it is. Anyway, I hopped over to radio.blog.club and whipped up a little playlist to help describe my feelings on this crappy, frozen Pennsylvania day. Enjoy.
A few hours later...
God bless the wikipedia. Savior of the bored, friend of the procrastinator, treasure trove of the infomonger, mistress of the neophile. Somehow, it makes browsing the encyclopedia fun. Here's a few wikipedia articles I've used to kill some time on this crappy monday. They may reveal a little too much about my personality, but hey, sharing is caring right?012507: In Defense of Chloe Warning: 24 fanboyism ahead...
I recently discovered the 24 fansite Watching 24, a site which keeps quite humorous leader boards on major character performance for each episode. One of the first things I noticed was a pretty harsh assault ot Milo & Morris' tastes for dating / marrying / groping Chloe. Sure it's pretty easy to pick on Chloe, on first glance she's an extra from Revenge of the Nerds, but as we've learned from the Revenge of the Nerds series: The geeks shall inherit the earth.
Of course, she's antisocial. That's because she figured out early on that other people are pretty much a waste of time. In a field where computers can access everything she needs to do her job, most people are nothing but hindrances and are only good for 2 things: Instructions and Permission. Actually, make that 1.5 things since she doesn't usually wait for permission. She knows what needs done, so leave her alone so she can do it.
If you analyze the history of the show you'll see that there are only 2 people who consistently make the right call, especially in the face of direct opposition from superiors, Jack and Chloe. Now that I think of it, Jack isn't exactly Mr. Personality either. Though he's good at leading and working with other people, the minute they stray from his instructions they cease to be useful, or even better, they become pinatas who get the information beat out of them. I fully support torture, as long as Jack thinks it's necessary. But I digress. The point is, people are not opportunities for social interaction, people are tools to accomplish tasks and when these tools cease to function they loose their value. (I personally know several people who are tools, pun intended.)
Then there's the easy shot of picking on Chloe's appearance. What do you expect? She's a geek! She's not reading cosmo, she's reading programming manuals and satellite schematics! Nerds aren't necessarily bad dressers, they just don't care enough to become good ones. Besides, I imagine it's not easy to take the recoil of an M16 while trying to balance yourself in high heels.011907: Yeah, I know... Yeah, it's been over a month and even the feed has dropped in new stuff. Believe it or not, I have a life. A life that involves actual responsibility. I don't like it, but what can I do? Anyway, I've been reading that an easy way to drive traffic to your web site (don't call it a blog) is by doing lists. In that spirit...
11 Things I've been doing which kept me from updating my web page...
That's all I got for now. I'll try not to leave you hanging for another month.120106: The Feed In my never ending quest of generating more web site content while doing less work I've come across some nifty additions in Google Reader which allow me to post interesting articles from other sites with next to no work. I'd like to fully integrate it into my own personal content, but for now it's going to have it's own page. Ladies and Gentlemen, I'd like to introduce The Feed. On this page, I will post interesting articles I've discovered in the various rss feed that I subscribe to. If the front page is lacking in new material, click on over to the feed. Chances are, they'll be something new there.
Also, if you haven't already, I'd recommend looking into rss feeds. They are an incredibly easy way to have sites you read every day delivered to you. Technology exists to make our lives easier, right? What's easier than having web pages delivered to you?111706: The Console War The console wars are underway. In this corner, the veteran: XBox 360. In this corner, newcomer 1: The PlayStation 3. In the 3rd corner, the Nintendo Wii. Apparently, the boxing ring is actually a triangle. Anyway...
1. XBox 360: I have to admit, between Gears of War and Halo 2 I am tempted to join this camp. However, being a longtime Mac guy, it pains me to even consider giving Microsoft any of my money. Maybe someday I'll pick up a used one.
2. PlayStation 3: From what I hear, it'll be easier to find Bigfoot than it will be to find a PS3. At this time, there are no games for the PS3 that are really blowing my skirt up. Why bother? Besides, this is a 1.0 product. There's bound to be problems kinda like how the dvd drive on my PS2 has been gradually dying for the past year. Any of you PS3 buying suckers want to sell me your PS2 cheap?
3. Nintendo Wii: I've never been a Nintendo person. Although I played other people's NES systems regularly and bought a used first generation gameboy (you know, the off-white one the size of a mini-fridge?) I never cared enough to buy into their platforms. Now the Wii, which has the stupidest name of any product ever, promises innovative games with motion sensing controllers. This just seems like too much work. I don't want my gaming to involve epileptic gesticulations, I want to sit down and only move my fingers. Maybe kids have energy to spend on their games, but by the time I get to my gaming I am out of energy. No thanks. Unless LucasArts makes a lightsaber game for this thing. Until then, no thanks.
Conclusion: I'll stick with my PS2/Dreamcast setup. That's right, I still play my Dreamcast. Why? Three Reasons: 1. Dead or Alive 2, 2. Crazy Taxi, 3. Rez.
Other games that cost nothing:
I'll avoid the yearly rant. I really don't have anything new to add. I've already said all I have to say on the subject. So, lets move on to some more interesting stuff, and by interesting, I mean disgusting.
Thank you Bill Clinton. Thanks to your semantics defense (how you define "intercourse") the doors are wide open for freaks of all types. Just this week we have some sick bastard who thought it would be a good idea to have sex with a dead deer and use a similar defense. He's saying that the charges should be dropped because, upon death, the animal becomes a carcass and ceases to be an animal. Therefore: bestiality does not apply to this case and it should be thrown out. What? How does such a profoundly disturbed person get legal representation so willing to get him off? (no pun intended) What kind of legal system are we running where the courts are even considering wasting time on this? I can't believe I have to share my oxygen with morons like this. I don't think it's too presumptuous of me to assume that most people think putting your penis in a dead deer is a bad thing and should be grounds for, at the very minimum, intense therapy. If you read the article, make sure you make it all the way to the last paragraph where you find out this guy has a prior conviction of shooting a horse and having sex with it. In my book, that makes him a serial bestial necrophiliac. It's like a bad episode of Millennium. I say we cover his naked body with deer hormones and put him in a cage full of rutting deer. If he lives through that, we let him clean up in a nice warm shower and shoot him in the head. Then we drag the corpse to the side of the road and leave it for a month. During the course of this month, local law enforcement will waive indecent exposure charges for anyone who wants to urinate on his "carcass".
I would now like to take this opportunity to announce my candidacy for judge.110506: Remember... R
emember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder Treason and plot ; I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason, Should ever be forgot.
Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes, 'Twas his intent. To blow up the King and the Parliament. Three score barrels of powder below. Poor old England to overthrow. By God's providence he was catch'd, With a dark lantern and burning matchHolloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope, A farthing cheese to choke him. A pint of beer to rinse it down, A faggot of sticks to burn him. Burn him in a tub of tar, Burn him like a blazing star. Burn his body from his head, Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dead.-Popular British Rhyme
Site Note: I've removed the counter from the sidebar because the company providing it started adding annoying advertising. Screw them, I want to hand pick my annoying advertising!102706: STFU This is a historic post. I am about to do something I've never done before and I'll most likely never do again: Dedicate an entire post to Barbara Streisand...
Apparently, Barbara had a little problem with crowd control at a recent show. It seems she did a little performance with a George Bush impersonator that certain members of the audience didn't appreciate. Personally, I don't know who's worse. They're both icons of evil. In her inability to handle the situation, she soon descended into the unladylike realm of obscenities. This in itself is not a ball of confusion worthy story, so what's the angle here?
Here's the angle. Some enterprising Myspace Musician has taken it upon himself to create what is probably the best piece of music that Barbara Streisand's voice has been a part of. Ladies and gentlemen, I bring you Revolucian featuring Barabra Streisand in, STFU.102006: The Good, the Bad and the ugly Halloween is just around the corner. For the first time in years, this actually means something to me other than it's time to break out my copy of Type O Negative's "Bloody Kisses". I will actually be home this year when the little hellions are out trick or treating. I have no plans of handing out candy. I'll probably just turn out all the lights and play Manhunt.
The other difference this year is that I now work for a company that is not only having a party, but also encourages dressing up. I really don't want to dress up, but it is my first year and I don't want to be labeled as the bitter bastard already. I suppose I should put some effort in. Enter the web...
The first thing I found in my search was this page of Transformers Costumes. Very nice, but way too much work. I'm going to have to spend 8 hours in that + a 45 minute commute. Of course, I could always go with a lower quality Optimus Prime costume. That still looks like too much work. (Note to self: Add "Shithouse Ninja" to my list of fun things to say."
I think it's more likely I'll choose something much more comfortable. Most likely, I'll go as a Mac. That looks easy AND comfortable.101906: Addicted to Addiction I was just reading a story about internet addiction today. Did you ever notice that whenever something new comes out, some pop-psychologist starts building a new addiction around it? I’m not suggesting that there aren’t people who are genuinely addicted to things. My problem is with the nomenclature.
Addictions should not emphasize the object, they should emphasize the subject. When we use a phrase like “Internet Addiction”, we imply that some perfectly normal person encountered the internet and wasn’t able to walk away. We need to start putting the blame where it belongs.
Addiction is a choice. With the possible exception of crack babies, everyone who is addicted to something chose to get to that point. Yes, some things are enticing and seemingly beg us to partake in them but for every one person addicted to something there thousands or millions who were able to resist the same temptation. Objects do not create addictions, we create our own addictions. I was chemically addicted to coffee for over 10 years. I recently chose to break that addiction because coffee was no longer helping me though early mornings, which was the whole reason I started drinking it in the first place. The only affect I got was horrible headaches when I didn’t drink it. Was coffee to blame for those 10 years? No, I was to blame. It’s my fault I don’t get enough sleep and try to make up for it by using caffeine. Was it easy to break? No, I had been trying to do it for years, but I made the choice and did it.
I was not a victim of caffeine. I merely made bad choices. I'm not going to pretend my addiction was better or worse than others. I am going to own up to the fact that it was the result of my choices and I was not a victim. Being a victim is easy. You don’t have to accept responsibility for anything that results from your bad choices. Life is just one big pity party in your honor while you continue to make the same bad choices.
My point is, when these types of stories are published we tend to demonize the objects while ignoring the responsibility of the subjects. I propose a relocation of the adjective. Instead of implying that something is a habitual bear trap just waiting to clamp down on our legs, let’s acknowledge the fact that there are people who have addictive personalities and have difficulty escaping the cycle of bad choices.101806: Battle of the Bands God bless Youtube for bringing us timewasting nuggets like this little animated bit here. Take one part Terry Gilliam style animation, one part record store and one part Battle Royal and you get this little clip. The Battle of the Bands.
Speaking of Youtube, I found this little Facts of Life clip recently. I don't remember it, but that could have been due to the fact that I was too young to understand what they're talking about. Anyway, here's the clip: Buying Bongs.
Well, since good things come in threes, I suppose I should scare up another Youtube clip. How about a music video containing all the things that make life worth living: Kung Fu, Cowboys, Lasers, Robots, Unicorns and Public Executions. Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you Muse's "Knights of Cydonia".101606: Bands that matter, Part 1: Mogwai You need to listen to more Mogwai. I know I've mentioned Mogwai before and I'm sure you thought, "I should check them out. Jeff likes them so they can't be all that bad." Let me guess, you never got around to it, right? Well, here's your second reminder.
Although I've been listening to Mogwai for several years now, I didn't truly appreciate them until I saw them open for The Cure in 2004. I don't have words available to me to describe what an experience it was. Unfortunately, a large portion of the audience didn't share my enthusiasm and tended to drown out the band during the quieter portions of their music. Some people just don't get it.
Mogwai is a guitar based, instrumental band from Scotland. Yes, they are named after the cute little creatures that turn into gremlins if you feed them after midnight. There's no real meaning to the name, they just liked it. Their music is the sort of repetitious, building music that will never find its way heavy rotation on most radio stations. Their music has the feel of a indie movie soundtrack. The average song starts with a simple riff, usually very quietly, slowly builds into a huge wall of noise and just a gradually disassembles itself. Each song is a journey and well worth the trip.
Mogwai is not for everyone. With songs that typically go over 7 minutes, some people will get bored. That's ok, sometimes a 7 course meal is too much. Sometimes you just want a microwave burrito.For further listening...
Where Pandora can only determine your tastes based on music of its own selection, Last.fm will actually monitor your listening habits in iTunes, Windows Media Player, or even from your iPod. This gives the engine a much better pool of music to determine your tastes from. Unfortunately, it doesn’t do a very good job with this information. Last.fm’s recommendations are based on other users tastes. In other words, if you listen to a lot of Nine Inch Nails and other people who listen to Nine Inch Nails listen to Tool, Last.fm will recommend Tool, in my case a lot. Last.fm is determined to make me a Tool fan.
The point is, people are the weak link in any system and determining recommendations based on other users does not do nearly as good a job as Pandora’s “Musical DNA” based system. However, Last.fm does offer a few cool things that Pandora doesn’t.
Last.fm has a social, myspace like, element to it. Each user has a page generated which displays their listening habits. Each page also includes links to other users with similar tastes (Last.fm calls them "neighbors") as well as weekly top artists, all-time top artists, and all-time top singles. Remember how I used to do iPod top 100s? Well, this feature is why I stopped. Last.fm now does this for me.
Last.fm also uses a separate application as opposed to the online flash-based player that Pandora uses. This comes in handy for the occasional browser crash. Not that browsers ever crash.
In conclusion, Last.fm is great for tracking your listening habits but just OK for recommending new artists. Being able to browse other users with similar tastes is also a neat plus. Those of you looking for a myspace type experience that embraces your musical tastes will love the neighbor and community features. Or if you want to track your listening habits, Last.fm is a must. If you're just looking to discover some new music, stick with Pandora. Personally, I use both.101106: Pandora's Rocks! Rather than feature a band or album that you may not have and will have to take my word for on how cool it is, I'm going to talk about Pandora. I've been using Pandora for just under a year and it rocks, hard. What is it? You know how the radio sucks? Well, imagine if it didn't. That's Pandora.
Pandora will create a radio station based on your preferences. How does it do this? You simply provide it with one or more song titles or artist names and it does the rest. As it chooses songs, you can train it by approving or disapproving of the songs it selects. Pandora succeeds where others have failed by basing it's selections on "Musical DNA" rather than similar artists or songs. What is musical DNA? The basic elements of the song: Tonality, Meter, Sonic Construction, Tempo, etc. Pandora will feed up a stream of similar songs with any or all of these qualities. The result is very satisfying.
Pandora is free, but you can only save your stations by registering. If you follow the link in the sidebar at the top right of this page (or this one), you'll see I have several: Electronic (Ones and Zeros), Goth (Burning Leaves), Industrial (Industrial Evolution), and my Eclectic Station (madmonk radio) which combines all my tastes.
Are there any downsides? If Pandora is doing a crappy job of picking songs, you can only skip 6 songs per hour. (But between you and me, you can get around this by reloading the page.) You rarely need more than that. That's about it.100506: So Say We AllTomorrow begins the new season of Battlestar Galactica. When we last left our ragged band of survivors, they had settled a god-forsaken rock at the request of their misguided, perpetually-horny, hugh grant-wannabe Gaius Baltar. (Is it obvious that I hate him?) Shortly thereafter, they were invaded by cylons and occupied without the least bit of a struggle. The Galactica and Pegasis jumped to a safe distance to decide what to do with their skeleton crews.
I hate Gaius Baltar. I have hated him since episode 1 of the miniseries. Although he is a essential character to the series, I would like nothing better than to see him killed off in the most painful way possible. I haven't hated a fictional character this much since President Logan of last season's 24. Anyway, due to his ties to major plot devices, I doubt I'm going to get my wish anytime soon. So here's my theory as to what's going to happen with Baltar.
We will learn that, shortly after the occupation, Gaius Baltar was detained in a high security cylon building for study or, more appropriately, a debriefing. I say this because we shortly learn that he is the model #1 cylon. Naturally, when he learns this he will be resistant due to his years of "sleeping". He will eventually agree to carry on the facade of his humanity in order to keep his mole status among the humans and their government. Hopefully, he will then choke on a chicken bone and die. I really hate him. 24 got rid of it's crappy president. Let's hope Galactica does the same.
I'm really not impressed with the hybrid baby thing either. Didn't they do the same thing in "V"? Do we really need that recycled plot device? Anyway, we'll see where the whole thing is going tomorrow night.
So say we all.090806: These are a few of my favorite things.Words can be fun. Some words are just fun to say. I don't entirely understand the reasons why, but merely uttering certain words or phrases can bring a smile to my face. Here are some of those words and phrases, in no particular order. As an added challenge, I'll attempt to link each word or phrase to an applicable web page.
Of course, I'm referring to "Snakes on a Plane". Based on the months of internet buzz, parody, and general hype, I've no doubt this will be an instant cult classic. I am writing this the morning after the national release. The initial reviews are predominantly positive. The consensus seems to be that "Snakes on a Plane" is a fun, B-Grade movie, which sounds good enough for me. I just want to be in a theater the first time I hear Sam Jackson say the line that has been hyped for months and was added to the movie based on popular demand...
"I have had it with these motherf*cking snakes on this motherf*cking plane!"
(Censored version on the Daily Show via YouTube.com )
If "Snakes on a Plane" is to be compared to "The Rocky Horror Picture Show", then this line is the equivalent of throwing toast or doing the "Time Warp". The difference however, is that the one doing the time warp on screen is an established, successful actor who took the role just for the fun of it. You gotta respect that!
"Snakes on a Plane" fans Camping out for Tickets
Wikipedia's "Snakes on a Plane" Entry
The Mother of all "Snakes on a Plane" sites: Snakes on a Blog
Rottentomatoes.com Snakes on a Plane Page
Custom Message from Sam Jackson