Saturday, July 21, 2007


I'm trying to read Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows!


I actually went to the theater to see this movie. It cost me about $20 to see it with my wife. I wish I had just bought it hen it came to DVD.

Not that it was a bad movie, it was actually fairly entertaining. I think I prefer the old comic version from when I was a kid, but it was cool to see the robots all done up in CGI. No, what sucked was that there were only about 15 other people in the theater, and somehow we still got stuck with a bunch of retards making noise all through the film. No, asshole, it's not amusing in the least when you repeat lines and bray like a damn donkey. No, it's not fun for the rest of us when your 4 year old daughter keeps asking questions loudly. (And what he fuck was she doing there at a PG-13 movie at midnight, anyway?)

Of course, the warning came when these pleasant people walked in to the theater during the previews, and the fat-ass wife exclaims loudly "I don't think there's anybody else in here! Oh, there is? Well, sorry!"

It should be legal to remove people like this from the gene pool.

Monday, July 16, 2007


Farscape is back! Sci-Fi is going to host a new web based series in the near future.
I frelling love it!

Well frell me dead!

Harry Potter and the Order of the Pheonix

I enjoy the Harry Potter movies, as a general rule. I think the casting is spot on, and the entire cast does a tremendous job bringing the books to life. I also realize that some of Rowling's books are a bit too long to be able to include everything in a film.

Having said that, I enjoyed the newest Potter film. I do think it was a bit short for what is one of the longest books in the series so far, so it felt a bit rushed. I can only hope for an extended version in the tradition of Lord of the Rings.

Really, when you get down to it, something as dense as the last few Potter books have been would do much better as a multi-part movie or a series on HBO. Oh well, I don't think I could see anybody else doing a film version for along time. Radcliff is too ingrained in our minds as Potter now.

Per usual, John Williams did an excellent score. I like the directing in so far as what takes place on screen, but again, I wish there had been other important things included.

Things I don't like: I HATE when they change important details for the film. They maybe little things, but damn, why can't you just leave them how they are in the books?

Busy weekend.

Friday - Drove to Syracuse, met with the nice people at Lasik Pro Vision. It seems I will be having my eye surgery in the USA after all. (They have a nice promotion going on, and the best laser.)

So, August 15th I get my eyes fixed. Yay!

Saturday - Drove to Centereach on Long Island to visit my wife's friends, the Hubbs. (And therefore, by extension, my friends) Apparently they have a get together every year they like to call the "Hubbaloo". It was a nice time. I think I may have overindulged a bit, but that's what islands are for, right?

Sunday - The in-laws came home (we were staying at their house) and we all went to a nice dinner at an overpriced restaurant on the water. There I got to people watch, and observed many couples I referred to as "Princess and Meathead". Ah, Long Island Italians. We also got to see the new Harry Potter movie. Fun was had by all.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

I love this game!

I used to play You Don't Know Jack when I was younger. It was a great gameshow type game that one of my friends discovered for the computer. Well, it's back, and it's online now. And free.

You Don't Know Jack

Did I mention it's free?