Monthly Archives: July 2003

Flogging Molly!

So, today I drove up to Ithaca (first time I’ve done that since October, the drive seems to have gotten worse :/ ) so I could go see Flogging Molly with Peter and Chris in Rochester.

This was the best concert I have ever seen in my life- well worth the permanent hearing damage I’ve suffered (hey, you only live once, right?). Even the opening bands rocked, well above par judging by my limited experience. I got to hang out and watch the concert from the second floor and avoid the crowd a bit (yeah, I know- that’s the best part, right? Well, it was hot down there :) and I had a perfect view of everything that was going on. It was trés cool :)

I highly recommend that everyone see Flogging Molly live should they ever get the chance- this band is incredibly talented. It’s amazing how they can drink Guiness and Whiskey onstage for 2.5 hours in the heat and still manage to play an average of two instruments each without missing a beat.

I got back from the concert a few hours ago, and have been working ever since. I should probably go to sleep about now, as everyone else has already done so long ago. Tomorrow I hope to see the Ithaca sites with Peter (yes, again- hey, it’s his first time!)


Head injuries are too good for some people

Bruce Campbell got in a car accident. The car he was driving was hit by some loser who has probably done this before (his license was already suspended) and probably will again. Bruce is mostly alright, so don’t worry, but it still sucks.

The penalty for DUI once should be removal of both feet, twice (if they manage to drive with their stubs or prosthetics) should be removal of both hands. This would be a good deterrent, as obviously people ignore if you remove their privilege to legally drive. Let’s see them drive (or eat, wipe, etc.) without feet and hands >:)

Are you a fascist?

Take this test, in case you are and didn’t know it! *scoff*

It’s kind of like those other useless tests I’ve been known to take.

So, post your scores and shizzy, so later on the liberals and conservatives can shun each other :D

I got a 2.13, which makes me a liberal airhead. I read tell that back in the 50’s the average score was around 3.84- don’t know if that’s true or not, but it’s feasible.

I <3 NJ

Well, after staying up all night doing work, then touring the state a bit (Yay Leonardo!) I spent the day today at Great Adventure. Then I came home and finished the above mentioned work. Not much interesting stuff to mention (sleepiness may pay a large role in that), except to maybe share this picture from earlier today:
You may recognize the location from these fine movies.

So, yeah. That’s my brush with greatness (well, besides the other ones…). I’m such a dork :)

Now, for another fine NJ tradition: the 24 hour diner.

Late again…. (pretend it’s still Friday)

Well, it’s not technically Friday anymore, but if I do this before I go to sleep, maybe it counts :)

Gah, this one is really stupid. And it’s only the second week…. Meh. Too early to quit now, I guess.

1. If your life were a movie, what would the title be?
I guess it would have to be The Fsckinator, if only because I can’t think of anything more interesting and less generic. Ok, I guess it’s kind of geeky :)

2. What songs would be on the soundtrack?
Probably some techno, some Iggy Pop, and Green Day’s ‘When I Come Around’ (just because it seems relevant). Definitely some Radiohead, Sublime, and Flogging Molly :)

3. Would it be a live-action film or animated? Why?
Animated so everything could look much more perfect than it ever could in real life (and so there could be cool monsters and anime hair) :)

4. Casting: who would play you, members of your family, friends, etc?
I guess I would be played by Alyson Hannigan because I was once told I look like her.
Chris would be played by Matt Damon, because he has been told he looks like him many times.
Peter would be played by Cary Elwes because he’s sexy and likes to wear tights :)
Bobby would be played by Paul Reubens, because I couldn’t think of anyone better to play him than Pee Wee Herman :)
My dad would be played by Bruce Willis, because he’s old, but cool.
Other people who I would like to play roles: Bruce Campbell, Seth Green, Jason Lee, and Val Kilmer, just because they are all really cool.

5. Describe the movie preview/trailer.
Lots of blinkinlights serving as a backdrop to words scrolling up the screen Star Wars style, which will read, among other things, “hot linux action!”, “see any movie but this one,” “got geek?”, “consider this fair warning,” “no refunds,” and “I got bit by a deer once. No realli!”. At the end of all that, in a surprise move, the audience would have bags of sand dropped on them (someone has to get sacked, and it’s not going to be me). If anyone survives to see the movie it will become a cult classic.

Not THAT bad…..

Well, I saw The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen last night in New Brunswick. It wasn’t a good movie, really, but it also wasn’t as bad as people have been saying it was (of course, only Rob and I seem to agree on this, everyone else seems to think that yes, it is that bad).

In my opinion, the movie was much better than The Hulk, at the very least. The major problems I saw with it were the general lack of detail (e.g. neglecting to put any CG animation in obvious backdrops to make them slightly less obvious; and neglecting to make stuff [like sparks] bounce off of/land on the invisible man [when they are supposed to be hurting him]), and the destruction of character cannon (which would be a problem inherited from the original comic, so I shouldn’t blame the movie). Overall, the movie was fun to watch (for a good portion of it, anyway), if not incredibly silly and partially mindless. To give it credit, it DID have a plot- albeit one about as well done as what could be seen in a standard episode of the Power Rangers. Of course, it also ‘blows shit up’ pretty good, so if you like shiny things (and aren’t very picky otherwise) you may find it worth the price of admission. Otherwise you’ll probably be happier skipping this one entirely.

Oh, and ‘20,000 Leagues Under the Sea‘ != ‘Moby Dick‘, mmmkay? Jokes must have at least some nominal relevance to be funny, unless of course you are trying to demonstrate how analphabetic the average person is.

Oh well, now to try and pick up where I left off before work followed me home (twice). Grrr.


A Somewhat Improbable Story by G. K. Chesterton

Yeah, that’s how I’ve been feeling a lot recently with job #1. I have been promised significant money in the near future- we shall see. (I’ll believe it then)

At least something good (another job) came out of my website recently. :D

Belated Friday Five

Well, I kind of like the idea of having a few random questions to answer every week, so even though it’s not Friday I think I’ll do this now :)

Yeah, I know. Surveys suck. At least it’s brief, and almost interesting content. Which is more than I can say for a good deal of the other crap I blog :D

1. When was the last time you cheated?
On a person or a test? Never.
In a game? Well, there’s always ‘iddqd‘, and ‘⇑ ⇑ ⇓ ⇓ ⇐ ⇒ ⇐ ⇒ B A start‘, but I don’t think they matter.
Other than that, I cheated once at pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey when I was 11.

2. When was the last time you stole?
At the end of highschool I stole some trivial stuff they weren’t using anyway :)

3. When was the last time you lied?
I remember lying to keep out of trouble when I was a kid, but I really try to be very honest so I can’t remember lying since the time I was about 12. Now I just try to avoid doing things that would get me in trouble in the first place, so there’s no reason to lie :)

4. When was the last time you broke or vandalized another’s property?
See #2. Generally I try to be respectful of other people’s stuff, and only do it to an establishment as a form of passive-aggressive behavior.

5. When was the last time you hurt a loved one?
That would probably be this incident with Bobby…. though there’s some stuff since then that may count (but probably shouldn’t)