Wednesday, May 16, 2007

What a surprise! I'm a Libertarian!


The political description that
fits you best is...



LIBERTARIANS support maximum liberty in both personal and

economic matters. They advocate a much smaller government; one

that is limited to protecting individuals from coercion and violence.

Libertarians tend to embrace individual responsibility, oppose

government bureaucracy and taxes, promote private charity, tolerate

diverse lifestyles, support the free market, and defend civil liberties.

The RED DOT on the Chart shows where you fit on the political map.

Your PERSONAL issues Score is 100%.
Your ECONOMIC issues Score is 70%.

Want to find out where you land? Here's the link:

Blood Diamond, 24

I just got to watch the movie Blood Diamond the other night. I thought it was pretty good movie, and the actors were all top notch. I also really like the attention it draws to attrocities that the US doesn't care about, since we are so busy securing oil in other countries. In fact, a character makes a snide remark about how Sierra Leone would be in real trouble if they ever discovered oil instead of diamonds.

I had one gripe with the movie (Look away now if you haven't seen it and don't want the ending spoiled!): DiCaprio dies in the end! I'm not one of those whiners that hates it every time the main character bites it in the end of the movie, but damn, it seems like Leo won't star in a film anymore unless his character dies.

I also just started watching the TV show 24. I'm one of those people who generally just can't be bothered to watch the "in" shows while they are in. I'm either just not interested, or I get annoyed because I am hearing about the show all the time, so I just don't want to see it.

Well, having just found out that Michael Shanks is going to be a regular on 24, I decided that I had to find out if the show was any good. It started out pretty slow and predictable, but I'm now about a quarter of the way through the first season, and it's really picking up and becoming interesting. I'm surprised Fox gave it that long, but that's a subject for another rant.

I'm hoping this avoids the Alias syndrome. That show started out strong, and ended after a really weak couple of seasons. I didn't dislike it at the end, but it was definitely not as interesting as it used to be, and some of the pseudo-Sci-Fi started getting pretty hokey. For that matter, I'm hoping Lost doesn't end up the same way. (I know, Lost isn't a spy show, but it is produced by the same guy who did Alias...)

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Made me laugh...

I saw this in a post one of the readers at made.
I couldn't help but laugh.
You may have the right to think we're all stupid, but we know that you're stupid.

Monday, May 14, 2007


I'm very "posty" today. I'm done now, though, I swear. I'm off to play more LOTRO.

Sanctuary - Part Deux

Watched the first webisode tonight. Here are my thoughts:

1 - Interesting - The webisode really pulled me in and made me want to find out what is going on.

2 - TOO DAMN SHORT! - TV episodes are short enough at around 40 minutes, 17 minutes for the premiere is annoyingly short!

3 - Cameos - I love David Hewlett, so that was great. I recognized the guy that plays Major Lourne in Atlantis, as well as one of the techs from the Daedalus, also cool. It's always nice to see people playing different characters.

All in all, I like it so far, but again, 17 minutes is really too short to tell if it is going to be great or not.


The new Sci-Fi series starring Amanda Tapping from Stargate: Sg-1 premiers today!
It's only 6.99 for the first 4, 15 minute episodes. I purchased the bundle because I am banking on it being a decent series, but you can pay 1.99 per episode if you're the cautious type.

I'm going to watch the first episode after work tonight, so I'll let you (my two-or-so readers) know how it is later.

Doh! You can watch the first 4 webisodes for free right on the website. You only have to purchase them if you want to download them.


I'm not sure what I did yesterday. I'm a little foggy on the details. I had some beer, trimmed some hedges, and... Yeah. Somehow the whole day was filled, but I don't recall actually doing anything.

LUCID - After almost 100 years, Absinthe is now going to be making an appearance in US liquor stores. Well, OK, at first it's only going to show up in NYC and the Hamptons, but hopefully it will hit other markets within the year. Absinthe gained a bad reputation, but it is really only a strong liquor with a curious preparation ritual.

I'm actually very eager to try this drink now that I have been reading press releases about it. I looked up several online retailers that deliver to the US (you can't make it here, but apparently you can import it...), and it's actually cheaper to import some French Absinthe than to buy the US version. Perhaps I shall be holding an Absinthe tasting party in the near future.


Sunday, May 13, 2007

Time, there's just not enough.

So, I was going to work on my Death Adder review today, right after my mom dropped off her late wedding present. Sure. Too bad the late wedding present was a new dishwasher, and it took me three hours to figure out that, no, I can't install it myself. Actually, I could install it myself, I just don't want to anymore.

You see, in that three hours time, I made it rain in the basement, cut myself on a sharp edge, discovered our cabinets were installed by an idiot, and actually managed to get the old dishwasher unhooked and thrown on to the back porch. Now, the new dishwasher has the electrical hookup and the water drain and intake on the opposite side from the old one. Moving those would take quite some time, and a bunch of supplies and tools I don't have. So, I could buy all that crap, or pay someone one hundred dollars to do it for me. I think it's going to be cheaper to pay someone.

Well, after discovering that I didn't want to install the dishwasher anymore, I had to fix the cabinets. The ones that were installed by an idiot. I'm not sure who decided that just propping them up on scrap wood was a good idea, but that person should be beaten. With his crappy scrap wood.

So, now the cabinets are all nice and immobile, and...oh God where did the day go? I was going to put up shelves for storage in the basement and trim the hedges and then relax today. Uh huh.

I trimmed one hedge while my wife was making dinner. In the dark. Then I managed to track mud all over the house before I noticed my sneakers were dirty. Arg.

Tomorrow I'm relaxing. That's what I keep telling myself. Too bad it's always today, and never tomorrow.