Monday, November 30, 2009

Ikki Tousen

If you are like me, you have no idea what that is..."Ikki Tousen". I was on the Blockbuster home page and did a search for something. I can't remember exactly as it was this morning and I just got around to posting about it. Out of five pages of movie listings, I recall this. And yes, what caught my eye was the under-boobage and ass cleavage.

Ikki Tousen apparently is some animated show that has hot, scantily clad occasionally stripped big breasted chicks fighting martial arts style. Google Videos and Wiki

For me and other somewhat perverted people, it might be worth a look-see but I don't know about listening to Japanese audio and English subtitles. I did do a Torrent search to see if it was available and apparently it is but not a whole lot of seeds or leeches.

Is it really worth my time? Hm...


How many times can I say that people are stupid?

This morning the wife and I were taking the kids to school and these pigeons were in the middle of the road. I didn't see anything but maybe there was something they were all pecking at for feeding on or whatever. There were probably about 15-20 of them.

Anyway, we're driving along and the car in front of us a mini-SUV type vehicle slams on its brakes. I was like WTF!? I then see all these pigeons slowly make their way airborne. The moment that vehicle passes they land in back of it and in front of us. My wife started to brake and I almost let a remark out but I didn't. It was just kind of a soft grunt. I think she got the picture and kept driving.

I just don't know why the hell ANYONE would brake for pigeons (squirrels or any small rodent-type animal) in the road. Let's see: 15 pigeons = approx 10 lbs versus SUV = 4,000 lbs+. Who the fuck is going to win that battle!?

Okay, so maybe some people want to preserve the life of the parasites of the world. I get it but if they are going to risk getting hit from behind to keep from killing an ignorant fucking animal that stays in the middle of the road until the last possible moment because it doesn't want to give up the road kill but will probably become road kill itself is just plain stupid!


Sunday, November 29, 2009

Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi

For some reason, there is a running of all three original episodes of Star Wars on Spike. I started watching at Episode VI because there is nothing much else to do right now. It made me think of a couple of things that are of no consequence but crossed my mind:

1. How come the Shuttle Tiderium that Luke, Leia, Han and Chewie are flying and trying to land on the moon that the new battle station is orbiting couldn't just land on the "dark side of the moon"(LOL)? I mean the shield generator is on the moon, pointing the shield around the orbiting space station not the entire moon as well. So, they land on the opposite side. Trek across the surface and blow the shield generator.

2. When Oola (or click here for a Google search) is resisting Jabba the Hutt right before he drops her in the Rancor Pit, she flashes a boob. Yes, folks, Star Wars flashes a boob. It's a green one and it's very, very quick but it's there. Slow mo it. You'll see it.

3. How come Luke or Darth Vader use the force push? In Episode II and III, I think Obi Wan and Anakin used the force push often. Did Anakin forget how to use it when he became Darth Vader? He could use the force pull like when he's throwing and pulling shit in Cloud City when fighting Luke for the first time but he can't push!

4. How hot was Carrie Fisher in this movie. I mean that slave girl outfit. Damn! Now she looks like a sure-fire manly lesbian like Kathleen Turner!

5. Why didn't Darth Vader get pissed off that the Emperor wanted Luke to kill him and "take his father's place by [his] side"? My master turns on me like that after all the bidding I've done for him, I can tell you I'd be thinking about #1 and kill that mo-fo first!

I guess that's all I have for now. I'm still watching the show so I'd better get back to "enjoying" it instead of nitpicking it.


Thursday, November 26, 2009

Kingston 16GB Data Traveler Vault USB 2.0 Flash Drive

This little gem came into my email today from Buy.com. I can't believe this little booger costs $240 and that's with a discount of like 50%. So, it's normally like $500. I didn't completely and thoroughly read the description but the word "vault" makes me think this flash drive is special...like it has some sort of super security/encryption on it.

Either way, it's way too much money for a 16GB flash drive. Shit, for any capacity flash drive.


Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kathleen Turner - then and now

I don't know what the hell happened to Kathleen Turner but I think she's following with Chaz-stity Bono with gender reassignment.

I know people get old(er) and shit but someone's been beating Kathleen with the ugly manly stick for sure! I remember her looking so hot in Body Heat, The Man with Two Brains, and Romancing the Stone like the image on the right. But now look at her in Marley & Me and Californication like the image from the left.

It's scary man, just fucking scary...and gross! LOL!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sons of Anarchy

I remember seeing the previews for Sons of Anarchy when it was first coming out. I wanted to see it but I just didn't have the time nor did I have the space on my TiVo. It looked interesting enough and I did catch part of the pilot but didn't get to get into it.

My tennis buddy's wife is a big fan. She puts it in her status on FaceBook every time an episode is going to air. I also saw a few other friends post in their status so I decided to see what the hype was all about.

I'm watching season one episode eleven. I've watched ten episodes from this morning at around 8am, through work, and will probably finish season one before the night's out.

Only thing for me, which is the same for all movies/shows, is that of consistency and as close to reality as "TV reality" can be. So, one of the episodes had some male ATF agent stalking Jax's ex-girlfriend. This agent somehow got a picture of Jax banging some hot chick doggy-style in a building that had no windows. But somehow this agent got a really good shot of them (screen cap).

Oh wait, I guess there is one more thing. Why the hell isn't this show on Showtime or HBO? It's about bikers, outlaws, prostitutes, biker babes. There should be gratuitous shots/scenes of naked chicks getting it on alone, with a guy, a girl, a toy, two girls...whatever! FX is not the place this should be! LOL!


In the news 11/24/2009

As a business, what would be the fastest way to lose a customer? Apple has found it:
Smoking Near Apple Computers Creates Biohazard, Voids Warranty

Click here for article while it lasts

Okay, just my take on it but how stupid is Apple customer service. I don't like smokers smoking around me as much as the next non-smoker but to make them suffer with computer repairs for some stupid bullshit like this? C'mon!

Who's to say the next step isn't picking on people with dusty houses because those dust bunnies are vicious. What about smoke from fireplaces? Where will it end?

I guess even more reason to be a PC.



Monday, November 23, 2009

EasyStore 8GB SDHC Card

I'm on Buy.com's email list. I saw this gem in the product list.

I, for one, don't understand why these "dinosaur" products aren't melted down and made into children's playground materials.

Why on earth would you want to spend ANY amount of money on a Class 2 SDHC. Maybe $14.95 if it was on a 64GB or more SDHC and all you were using it for was storage. Class 2 is way slow and it probably can't keep up with the products of today. Sure it will work but probably not efficiently!

This is almost like places selling 128MB thumb/flash drives for above $2. What's the point?!

Oh well!


Friday, November 20, 2009

Canon PowerShot SX110 Digital Camera

In case anyone reading my blog (if there is anyone) wants a good, decent digital camera, I am selling mine. I'm an eBay seller/buyer as well as have a PayPal account and have been for quite some time. So, you can trust me, honest! I'm going to post on Craigslist as well and then maybe, eventually, eBay if no offers. If all else fails, I'll give it to my father-in-law or hock it at the pawn shop. LOL!

Anyways here is the low down:

I purchased this thing about two years ago, give or take a few months. I wanted a good point-and-shoot digital camera with an optical zoom greater the 3x. I researched for a couple of weeks or so by checking all the different web sites like CNET reviews and DPReview. I also looked at stores like Walmart, NewEgg, Buy.com and Amazon (basically those stores that carried the SX110 at the time) to check the reviews of other purchasers. After much deliberation, I decided on the PowerShot SX110. Of course, I got it way cheaper than probably most people at the time except for those that did their due diligence in price comparison like I did. I probably paid $50-$75 cheaper than the average MSRP.

Once I got it, I was excited to put it into action. It took a little getting used to because I'm used to a compact point-and-shoot where the flash would usually automatically flash/not flash. With the SX110, you had to flip the flash up to use it otherwise it wouldn't flash. Not a big deal once I got used to it but something I wasn't prepared for having to do. Not an issue, just something I noticed.

The camera takes great shots. It's a 9MP camera and it doesn't disappoint. The zoom is awesome as well. The 10x puts you right up to the action even though you may be sitting in the nose bleed section. The camera works well except for between shots. Once I took a shot, it took anywhere from 2-5 seconds before I'd see the LCD screen light back up letting me know it was ready to take another shot. That's not a big deal except for those times you try to catch candid moments and multiple "quick" shots will be necessary to hopefully catch one good shot. I know it's not a DSLR but my little compact Canon point-and-shoot takes pictures almost one after the other.

I played with a lot of the different modes just to see how they worked. All seemed to work well. I didn't ever use the continuous shooting, or what I call burst, mode to see if the camera was ready quicker to take multiple pictures. I don't know why but I guess it never crossed my mind.

Like a lot of the reviews say on Amazon, the battery life of this little powerhouse sucks! It uses two AA batteries which is nice because you can occasionally get a 40-50pk at Fry's or MicroCenter for around $10. The bad thing is that sometimes I'd put in newly purchased batteries and after about 5-10 minutes of shooting with the flash the LCD would say, "Low Battery". I'd be like, "WTF?" At first, thought it was because I would buy these 40pks and the batteries may have sat too long and gotten old. That's why I said, "newly purchased" to show that I did try to troubleshoot this issue. I didn't ever try NiCad AAs but I've heard that sometimes they work differently, better, than regular drain and trash batteries.

The pictures below show that the camera still works: pic 1 shows the LCD works; pic 2 shows the lens works; pic 3 shows the pristine front exterior of camera; pic 4 shows the pristine back exterior of camera.



Just so we are clear, there is nothing wrong with this camera. The reasons I am trying to sell is because (1) I just use my smaller compact 99% of the time since it fits way better inside a front jean pocket and (2) I wanted to be able to take a camera into the Stars or Mavs games to take pictures from the stratosphere in the American Airlines Center but I haven't been to but one or two games since purchasing this camera so it really hasn't been used for it's main purposes.

Click here for the official Product Page.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Kermit the...lizard

I caught this little, green fellow scampering around my kitchen.

In the news 11/19/2009

Multiple articles of "fun" today:

From the Star-Telegram:
TCC employee fired, faces theft charge

Click here for story while the link lasts

End of the article says he made an annual salary of $50k. That's not too shabby for 1) working at a college and 2) in this current economy. Some people are just stupid to jeopardize guaranteed, legal cash flow for a $50-$500 theft. Did I say, "Stupid," yet?

From The Soup Blog:
Jameson to Oprah: I'm One Classy Lassie

Click here for story while the link lasts

I don't know what the writer meant by dignity but I give Jenna Jameson (Miss Jameson cause she's nasty..get it? Anyway...) props for standing up for what she believed was proper payment for her acting. I bet when she started $6k-$10k was a lot of dough for a scene. It makes me wonder if the scene was just the sex part. That would explain a lot if so because the acting outside of the effing is usually side-splitting laughable. Maybe those scenes were worth like $5-$10. Furthermore, I want Jenna to know that I'm very happy that she made it her goal (and impressed that she even had one) to become the top female porn chick. She gets my vote as ONE of the best. I'd link to some of her movies but I don't think it's safe to Google those while I'm at work.

From the Dallas News:
Odds of wearing skinny pants in Mesquite ISD: slim to none

Click here for story while the link lasts

I think Mesquite needs to wake the fuck up with how stringent their dress code is. To not be allowed to wear blue jeans (the comfy, normal kind of yesteryear) to school is like not being allowed to go off campus for lunch as a senior. That being said, I do believe that there should be limitations on certain types of outfits and harsh punishment for repeat offenders. Saggy and baggy pants should be banned in all places but private parties, residences, etc. Who the fuck wants to see your Homer Simpson underoos? I don't know why this trend became a trend. I guess stupid kids/people thinking it's cool to want to dress like an inmate whereas the inmate had no choice and I'm sure didn't think he was at all cool because the baggy pants probably meant easy prison ass rape from your cellmate and his many friends. Tight pants are inappropriate although I did love seeing me some girls with tight jeans on during my high school years. They weren't so tight though to see every nook and cranny or reveal the elusive toe of camel but they were definitely hugging. The hair-touching collar or top of ear rule...stupid! I would have had issue with this in my high school years as I no longer HAD TO (father's rule) keep my hair short starting in the 10th grade. The comments crack me up about the rules...some for, some against, some just stupid. I think residents of Mesquite that have kids should plan to move and/or boycott the public schools. See how Mesquite pays the teachers, school board, and all then...beeawtches! That's the funny thing. It's public schools requiring some of these rules when the parents in the district are the ones paying to fund the schools and that's kind of why people go to public schools versus private...a little less strict on some things.

Anyway, I guess I'm done for now. By the way, Woot is having a woot-off today. It actually started yesterday and is still going, going, going...


Green Irish Tweed...has been delivered!

My order from FragranceShop that I posted about the other day was delivered (dropped at my doorstep) by UPS on its expected day of delivery Wednesday evening. I was excited to open it and see that my product was what was to be expected. Thank for the aroma gods for I was not disappointed.

Although the bottle was different, the scent was the same. It scared me a bit at first when I first got the box open and pressed the spray top down a couple of times and nothing came out. I was like, "WTF?!" After another press or two, the liquid finally found its way through to become a nice, smelling...and correct...scent of Green Irish Tweed. My how I have missed that scent. The wife concurred. I had to literally beat her off with the empty box.

I can't believe it's been a year since I had a decent cologne spray. It's more my fault than anything. I hate to spend money especially ridiculously high costs on something that I don't particularly perceive as important. Obviously, important enough to blog about but not spend money on. I didn't NOT have any smelling sauces since last year. I was just trying to get cheaper priced ones. I did try Sean John's Unforgivable. It ran something like $90 at Nordstrom or Foley's or some place like that in North Park Center. I don't frequent that place enough to know the stores it contains. Anyway, Unforgivable had a decent smell. It didn't stay too long with me though but when it was half of GIT, it was a little bit worth it as I just used it mainly for work (8:30-5) and the occasional (very rare) social outing. I haven't research prices on it lately but if it was cheaper than $90, I would buy some more. The problem is that if I can now get GIT for $110 then I would rather get it than Unforgivable.

Anyway, if you are in the market for some cologne/perfume, I would definitely price compare at FragranceShop. I did and I wasn't disappointed in getting the exact same product for $110 versus $150 and even $250 at other places. If you have expendable cash I guess you don't care and I would love to meet you. The wife and I are always in the market to find a sugar mama or daddy. :-)

I was just thinking that I should get some sort of commission for blowing Fragranceshop's horn on my blog!


Tuesday, November 17, 2009

John Candy has been resurrected

No disrespect meant to the great John Candy, but you've got to admit there is some resemblance.

Chastity (or Chaz as she's becoming) Bono isn't funny or talented but she could play John Candy in some biographical movie about the comedian's life.

Okay, so maybe it is a little offensive to say she...er, he...um...? looks like John Candy but I just had to.


The Last American Virgin

I am at work, listening to Internet radio, when I heard the song, "Somebody's Baby" by Jackson Browne. Even though it's not from this movie, it made me think of The Last American Virgin. I started wondering whatever happened to that guy that got stabbed in the back (not literally) in the end...Gary, yeah that was his name.

So, I Googled. Gary's real name is Lawrence Monoson and he's done a few things since but nothing really major.

What's funny though is that he will live in infamy because of his role(s) in some Star Trek Deep Space Nine episodes.

Although, I will always remember him as Gary, that poor, little, horny but sensitive guy from The Last American Virgin that had his heart ripped out by some skanky whore bitch and his supposed good friend.

Oh man, the movies of the 80's.


G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (seen it)

I posted about this movie here. I finally got a chance to see it. I must say that it was enjoyable although somewhat lame at times. I guess because I'm old school G.I. Joe A Real American Hero kind of guy.

Sometimes the graphics looked really, REALLY fake especially in the underwater action scenes. This isn't a bad thing if it was all "fake" looking to make the viewer assume it was intentional, whether it was or not, but it was bothersome the way it was made. And yes, I know that this isn't real but it doesn't have to look so unreal!

The Joe characters are very loosely based on the animated series. In the animated series, each character had a specialty about them that made them unique and vital to the protection of the world from Cobra. I just didn't get the "specialties" from the movie. The only ones really close to the series were Storm Shadow and Snake Eyes. And what about Sgt. Slaughter! WTF!? LOL! I guess that's for the sequel(s) if they come.

All in all, it was a decent action flick. But like all remakes of my childhood shows, this falls far from the tree. The acting was okay. The costumes almost non-existent. The women were far too covered up but they were exact on matching their hotness compared to the animated series. I wasn't into the body suits that made them faster, stronger, better. To me, that just wasn't what made the characters of G.I. Joe although some of them did have "add-ons". If I paid $10 (which I wouldn't) to see this in the movie theater, I would have been disappointed. Since my viewing cost me about $1 (thanks to my Blockbuster Total Access), I think it was well worth my payment. Would I recommend to my friends? Maybe. Would I buy or rent it again? Nope. Will I watch sequels, if any? Yes. I mean look at some of the flicks I've seen (here, here, here, and here)...just to link to a few.

And just for shits and giggles, while Googling all these fucking links, I came across a pretty decent homemade costume of the Cobra Commander here.


Live Long and Prosper!

Monday, November 16, 2009

BustedTees.com

The things you find when you are Googling something and find something else of interest. I was looking up "hoodies" even though it wasn't the word I was really looking for and I saw these at BustedTees. If these weren't $30, it might be worth purchasing a little humor.


Click on a pic to go to actual product.

If you don't get the references, then you don't know what the hell a Nintendo is nor do you have an inclination to what humor was in the 90s.

RANDOM INTERJECTION: Why do people put an apostrophe after the zero and before 's' when referencing a 10s decade? See, we don't reference the number places of 1s, 10s, 100s, 1000s with an apostrophe so why decades? I mean how many times have you seen "The 90's" as in "I Love The 90's?" 90's isn't showing possession of anything like "That 70's Show." 70's in this context to me shows what show it is - like Tom's Show. AHA! Maybe that's it. Maybe the noun the 90's is describing is understood like in commands such as "Sit here." The "you" is understood so you don't have to say, "You sit here." Hmmmmm...?


Is the Ford Flex tailored to a specific demographic?

I was driving down the road the other day and I saw the Ford Flex. I've seen it before as one of my tennis buddies bought one some months back. I Googled pics of it and to me it seems like an 'ese' vehicle...ya know, mainly driven by Mexicans/Latinos.

C'mon, just tell me it doesn't give you that vibe. Even the pics on the Ford website make it look like it should be driven by some homies. I think it's something about the shape, the trim and the tires. I guess almost the whole package.

It's not just my perception, honest. My tennis buddy that drives one admitted that it looked that way to him too. He just happens to be Mexican.

Green Irish Tweed Men's Cologne by Creed

I can't believe it's been a little over a year since I got my refill of Creed's Green Irish Tweed. I posted about getting some here. That was August 2008. It's not November 2009.

Anyway, I purchased a bottle of this last week from a new place called FragranceShop.com. I did a Google for Green Irish Tweed and found this online vendor. I did some research on them and they seemed pretty reputable but I guess we'll have to see. They did have the best price on a 4.0oz Green Irish Tweed by Creed for Men Millesime Spray. I think with cost and shipping it was a total of $110.90. Not too bad since Fragrancenet.com has apparently gone up in price. It seems that they also don't have the 4.0oz clear bottle that I purchased from wherever it was that I got my last bottle. It's now in some black, nontransparent glass bottle. My hope is that it is the same damn product just different packaging. We'll see as it should delivery by 11/18/2009. If all works out, it will be a decently priced purchased for myself.

The price differences on this cologne is amazing. My assumption is all things are equal in these screen captures but you can see the price is WAY different. The first capture is from Kiki and the second from FragranceShop.

— versus —

They look exactly the same to me but one is more than double the other. This is what makes me skeptical about what I bought although it could just be that one company wants to bend me over and make me take it dry while the other is actually selling the same product at a more reasonable price. I've seen it in electronics so what makes colognes any different? All I can do is wait and see once the product arrives.

Before finally publishing this, I did a quick search of what a 'millesime" is versus Eau de Toilette versus Eau de Parfum and came across this page which almost made me pee my pants because (1) the picture is the bottle I purchased although the bottle says 2.5 fl oz and my original purchase was 4.0 fl oz. and (2) the cost is $99.99 instead of the $104.95. This product says "tester" though which I think is basically the same as the actual product and is $4.96 really much of a difference in price? I sort of don't think so but that $4+ could be a fast food meal! :-)

So, that's my dilemma. We'll see how it turns out.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Reptile on the loose

These are from back in October 1st. I just happened to be rummaging through my pictures while watching Drag Me To Hell.

I caught this mean little booger on my patio canopy. I was pretty fast but not fast enough. Once I got this little shit between mu fingers it was sort of hissing and it bit me a few times. My wife and kids weren't at the house during this time so I was going to keep it until they got home. I put it in a little Tupperware container for about an hour. The little shit was running around crazy trying to find a way out.

I decided to let it go but when I popped off the lid it kind of like sprung out and hit the kitchen floor running! It ran to the dining room and ran up the wall. I finally caught the little bastard...again...and was able to put him back on the canopy but not before I made his ass pose for a few pictures. Kermit he is not!






Email humor 11/15/2009

How pumpkin pies are made.




Goodbye and Good Riddance!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How are people so blatantly stupid?

I'm waiting at the middle school to pick up my oldest from all-region auditions. I dropped off my kid early this morning at 7:15 a.m. just like I'm sure most of these other people did. The buses (2) were parked in a particular area along a street curb outside of the school.

My assumption is that the buses will return to the same spot for pickup. I must be the only one as these other parental fucks have parked in the spaces where the buses were this morning and should be upon return.

--6:45 p.m. - Buses have arrived and yes, they wanted to park where the ignorant parental folks roam!

Stupid people!


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Friday, November 13, 2009

More Olivia Wilde

Just can't get enough of Olivia Wilde. Why is she considered the sexiest nowadays when I was lusting over her back in the days? The rest of the world are a bunch of followers of Jay.

Although I haven't watched many of the new episodes from House, I have seen enough to know that she still wants me even though she plays a lesbian in the series...a very hot and sexy lesbian!!

She will be added to my harem...someday.


In the news 11/11/2009

From Yahoo! News the headline reads:
Man distracted by bird drives Bugatti into marsh

Article here for as long as it lasts.

Only thing(s) I can say is, "How the hell can a Lufkin, Texas man afford a Bugatti?" and "What the fuck was this guy doing that a bird distracted him AND he dropped his cell phone?" I bet the rich bastard was speeding as well. Who the hell wouldn't be in a Bugatti?

I'm not bitter that he had a Bugatti to trash. Honestly. I guess I'm old school and a '69 Camaro Convertible SS is way cooler! Image here courtesy of Dixie Dream Cars.

Miley Cyrus - Party in the U.S.A.

I just have to say that I originally liked this song. I still sort of do except for the fact that they play it all the freaking time these days. It's like beating a dead horse but without all the enjoyment.

My wife told me that Miley, Miss Cyrus if your nasty (Get it? Janet Jackson reference), said in some interview that she hated this song. I guess I could see why...because they play it ALL the time!!! My thing, though, who gives a shit if she likes it or not or any song for that matter that she performs? If it brings home the bacon and pays for the lifestyle she has grown accustomed to, then shut the fuck up with your complaining...beeawtch!


Thursday, November 12, 2009

Email humor 11/12/2009

Old Fart Football

An old married couple no sooner hit the pillows when the old man passes gas and says, 'Seven Points.'

His wife rolls over and says, 'What in the world was that?'

The old man replied, 'It's fart football.'

A few minutes later his wife lets one go and says, 'Touchdown, tie score.'

After about five minutes the old man lets another one go and says, 'Aha. I'm ahead 14 to 7.'

Not to be outdone the wife rips out another one and says,'Touchdown, tie score.'

Five seconds go by and she lets out a little squeaker and says, 'Field goal, I lead 17 to 14.'

Now the pressure is on the old man. He refuses to get beaten by a woman, so he strains real hard. Since defeat is totally unacceptable, he gives it everything he's got and accidentally shits in the bed.

The wife says, 'What the hell was that?'

The old man says, 'Half time, switch sides.'

My newest unnecessary electronic purchase


55 inches of pure manly love! This is my new LG 55" 1080p 120hz LCD HDTV. It was just purchased from Best Buy Wednesday afternoon during my lunch.

Best Buy is running a really good deal on home entertainment this week but I'm sure it'll be extended since the holidays are coming and they'll want your business. The current deal is if if you spend $999 and up on home entertainment then you get the financing option of 3-yr-no-interest. Now that I think about it I believe that's why and what on I purchased my previous LCD HDTV...it's a 42" I think. Anyway, that's a really good deal no matter what size, brand or kind (LCD, LED, Plasma) of television you end up purchasing. I still don't like or trust plasma and LED TVs are too new and too expensive right now for me to take a chance although they are super thin. Which is cool in itself.

So, in case you didn't know, a 55" LCD TV is big but not cumbersome unless it's still in the box. I have a Dodge Grand Caravan and it has a pretty big cargo area with the two back seats taken out. I only took one out thinking that was enough room but when I saw the box of the 55" I was like, "Oh man, that may not fit." Alone it would but I also got an LG Blu-ray player as a package deal with the 55". I also purchased a 32" LG LCD TV. Both these LCD TVs are replacing tube TVs so I am definitely upgrading. All I have to do now is upgrade my DirecTV to HD and I could experience the complete awesomeness of the 55". The problem is that I don't know if I really want to mess with the added expense especially since I need to pay these purchases off over the next three years or less.

In the end, I think this will be my Christmas. Which is okay. I always tell my wife not to get me anything anyway because she knows I will get myself something somewhere long the way to Christmas. That way she won't have to wonder if I'll like whatever it is she purchases for me as a gift from her and the kids.

No more toys for me for a while. Although I really do like this Browning .22 pistol or the Beretta .22 (although I think the one I saw was all blue/black steel) or a S&W Sigma 9mm I saw at Academy Sports the other day....NOPE! Must remain focused. No more purchases!!

Anyhow...I can't wait to hook the PS3 up to this 55" baby and see how the regular DVDs play. I would say, "Blu-ray," but I don't have any of those just yet. I may rent one just to see what it's like because it could be amazing on 55".

Can you tell I am excited about my new TV purchase?!

By the way, the TV stand I'm currently using may be temporary. Also, as mentioned/questioned by my friends and family, the red tape on it is so the drawers didn't fling open while I was moving it around. If I keep it, it will be painted (per the wife) and the tape will be removed (DUH!).

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs

I was watching some of tonight's game between the Mavericks and the Spurs on My 21. They lost by the way. They sucked, got better but then sucked again. I don't know how many shots/points Nowitzki made but if he would have made more of the attempts that I saw he missed, the Mavs may have actually gotten the lead and possibly won.

Anyway, one of the shots I saw from Ginobli of the Spurs was an arcing 2-pointer that got wedged between the left-side of the rim and the backboard. Apparently when this happens, it's a center court jump ball. Why? In my opinion, this should constitute a turnover. To me, it's no different than an air ball or rim shot that bounces out of bounds. Or maybe a ball that hits the rim but bounces over the backboard which ends up being a dead ball and a turnover.

It just doesn't seem to be a valid reason to have a jump ball to me. But what do I know?


Walmart shopping

I was perusing the Walmart website and came across something I found silly.

I was looking at this product...



And near the bottom of that product's page, it said the following...



I don't see the correlation. I mean a multitool to a foot warmer?? Weird.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Why do they do this in pornos?

Why do guys wack their dicks on the pussy like they are playing wacka-mole? I don't get it. I don't think it does anything for the ladies and it certainly doesn't do anything for me.

I was just wondering...and no, it's not because I was just watching porn!


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Thursday, November 05, 2009

In the news 11/05/2009

The headline read:
Yankees Win World Series: New York Beats Phillies For Record 27th Championship
WTF? I didn't even know the World Series was even going on. Is this a sign that I am truly not a baseball fan, AT ALL, or that baseball isn't really that important of a sport anymore? America's Favorite Pastime past time? Maybe the economy? Maybe I just really live under a rock? Maybe...

Story here for as long as it lasts.


Quotes or sayings

I'm not a huge sucker for "Confucious says" quotes but today I saw an interesting one. It wasn't particular motivating to me as it was more meaningful or scientific may be a better descriptor.

This was from an applicant from India who happens to write too many quotes in his essays but this one was at the start and, as mentioned, it caught my eye.
"Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope."
It may not add to his overall application but I could see this being a signature line on someone's email.

Anyway...

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

In the news 11/03/2009

So, it seems a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader is "in trouble." The story is all over the news, locally anyway. I personally don't see what the big deal is other than she IS a Cowboys cheerleader but c'mon now, do people in the 'public eye' really need to watch whatever they do and post?

I think this is a great costume. She pulled it off well. Some comments were that people outside of her friends may not find the humor or light-hearted side of her outfit. I'm outside of her circle and I find all kinds of humor in it. I think Lil Wayne would find extreme humor in it...a blonde white girl pulling off a costume of him. I'd say, "Awesome" if I were him!

It's ridiculous how when a white person says, dresses, or whatever anything 'black' that it is bad but when a black person does the exact same for white it's okay. I assume it is because of years and years and centuries of black persecution. I think the whites are gonna pay for this for eternity, yeah?

One of the most recent interesting things I've seen in reference to this is the video for "Run This Town" from Rihanna, Jay-Z and Kanye. When I first saw the video, I thought of like a black Mad Max kind of theme. My sister-in-law, who is white (I'm hapa haole in case you wondered) and lives in a state of paranoia of almost all things, brought this video to the wife and I's attention this past weekend. I didn't see the racially charged statements she pointed out like "black this, black that, everything black" (lyrics may not be exact but you get the gist). I guess it could be a 'call to arms' in a sense but I wasn't really feeling it as such. The paranoid sister-in-law was. I read somewhere that it was a reference to Jay-Z's record company but you could possibly find some underlying tones in the lyrics.

Anyway, to come back on topic, I'm not easily offended so I don't know what the big deal about the white cheerleader dressing up as a black rapper is. If people fling derogatory terms around, they just being ignorant. I fling them on a daily basis while driving but I'm not ignorant (HA!) because I'm derogatory to ALL races!

Stories about the cheerleader are here (DMN) and here (Deadspin) while they last.

UPDATE: Looks like it is okay for Heidi Klum to paint her face black.


Monday, November 02, 2009

P90X - The Proof, The "Pause"

P90X has been temporarily put on hold. I sprained my right ankle playing tennis about two weeks ago. That was approximately the end of week five of the P90X routine.

The ankle was sort of a jam/sprain with a twist. I bought some new tennis shoes and put them on for the first time one Saturday morning. After an hour of warm up and about four games into a set, I was running down a lob. I stopped to turn and hit a ball when I planted my right foot and it hit wrong. I felt a jar from my ankle up to my knee. It tingle like a hit to the funny bone or the way a doctor tests reflex by hitting below the knee cap. I kept playing that day for four hours and, in fact, I played again the next for another four or so hours.

I tried to start back up Monday night with P90X day 1 week 6 since Saturday was only Kenpo X which I figured tennis substituted for and Sunday was a rest or Stretch X day but it didn't happen. The ankle was very tight and stiff. The warm up was slightly painful and I knew it wasn't going to make for a good work out whether it was just upper body or lower body. If the warm up hurt, it wasn't going to be a good exercise hour.

So, I've taken a couple of weeks off. The ankle is still stiff and a little sensitive to certain movements. I am able to still play tennis although it does tinge a bit when I push off my right foot. I think I may be able to start P90X again. What sucks is that I probably will have to start over at day 1 week 1. I'm not sure what is recommended as most posts on the web mention missing one or two days not an entire week or two. I really don't mind though. The workouts are enjoyable to me and although it's difficult for me to get motivated initially (just like getting up for tennis at 8am on a Saturday), once I get into the warm up and then the work out, I'm glad I did...95% of the time (LOL).

Something positive for me to take away from starting the P90X routine is that at times I did feel like I had more energy, was a tad faster and smoother in my tennis game, and slightly leaned down in certain areas. I found out I was doing P90X classic. I did have slight definition in my triceps and my "man boobs" (A-cups) began to tighten. The obvious change I can read is that the scale now says, "212" which is 14lbs lighter than when I started five weeks before. It's not a huge weight loss but seeing that 1) I was doing "classic" and 2) I wasn't following the nutritional guide, I would say it's a positive outcome. Once I restart the program, I think I will be more in tune with what to expect from the exercises themselves, how to push myself and look more to quantity versus quality, and possibly fit a little of the nutritional advice into my diet. It's tough giving up the majority of the foods that Master Tony may consider junk.

So, here's to restarting P90X. And now that I had some downtime to read the manual and know there are different routines, "Classic," "Lean," or "Doubles," I may go with doubles. It's not so much that it's more of a difficult routine as it is for me to get the maximum exercise I can get because that's what I feel like I really require. The only problem is that the AM exercise will be tough for me to fit in because I'll have to get up really early in the morning to fit the routine in before it's time for the kids to get up, get ready and be dropped off a school. I have a hard enough time now fitting the once-a-day "classic" routine in the evenings as it is. Luckily, it looks like the classic and doubles routines have the same first four weeks. The doubles don't start until week five. I'll still have to dwell on it and see what kind of time commitment I can give. Time is short between family, work and school especially when I really like my "down" time.

Anyway, here's to a good, productive, healthy start on either this coming Sunday or next Monday. I kind of like have my "rest" day over the weekend but you never know, I could get motivated to push the (re)start to tomorrow, the next day or the next. Who really knows!?

We'll see.