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    Wednesday, May 30, 2007

    Wireless access hanky

    Well, first my matress deflates, which I've tried patching again with a piece of plastic, superglue and duct tape. Then, my laptop crashes, which I was able to get back up with disk repair. Finally, someone hasn't paid their wireless bill, and it isn't me. So, connection will be intermitant at best for a bit.

    Woke on the floor

    Alas, the duct tape did not work. I woke up this morning, or rather very early this morning on the floor. I think I will be an hour later than normal to work.

    Tuesday, May 29, 2007

    Air Mattress #2

    Well, somehow between the time I woke up and the time I got out of the shower, Air Mattress #2 had gotten a tiny hole punctured in it. By the time I finally found it, on the faux velvet top, it was too late. All I did was touch it to confirm it was the hole and next thing I know my finger is in it. It is dead now and only slept on for 3 months. I may go the duct tape route just to save expenses, but I'll have to see. Velvet tops don't take tape well. Hmmmm. Maybe it's time for a sleeping bag.

    Monday, May 28, 2007

    RIP: Charles Nelson Reilly

    (January 13, 1931 – May 25, 2007)

    Sunday, May 27, 2007

    Fall 2007 TV Season is hosting clips from pilots of all the major networks new Fall shows, and even some of their Spring 2008 shows too.

    So, go and view what you have to look forward to and weep at the thought that this is what you have to look forward to.

    Rare Exports

    Saturday, May 26, 2007

    Fandom Jones

    While I sit here enjoying my morning overload of coffee, downtown LA has been invaded by the largest Star Wars convention on the planet. Celebration IV is at the convention center. Of course I’m not going because a daily pass is $45 and then the ability to find inexpensive parking is impossible so by the end of the day with food and unwarranted purchases it would end up costing more than $100. It’s also not that interesting to go to these sorts of things alone, at least not for me. Now that I live in LA, there are all sorts of things that I wish I could go to but lack the funds or companionship to make it worth the while. While I have registered for this years San Diego Comic Con, which I can now do for free being that I’m a “professional” with the little TV/film work I’ve done, I don’t know if I’ll actually make it down there for it. Most likely I’ll be scrounging for enough to cover rent and loans at the time. But, I couldn’t pass up the chance to at least register just in case things work out. It is a bit odd to have collected so much over the years and now be in my 10th year of not collecting but still feeling the urge to do so. I hate to think what will happen when I finally come into money and start frittering it away again on collecting and fandom. I can only dream of more storage facilities and the Zen moments I used to have re-boarding and bagging comics. The ones at my brother’s place could definitely use it. Those 15 long boxes have been sitting undisturbed in his basement for ten years now. I check on them every few years, but in the end they just sit, unread and unloved.


    The Vader Project

    Hasbro 2007 Star Wars Line Preview

    Official Star Wars Blog's photos

    Free Online TV

    So, I came across a few enjoyable things that can be freely and legally (most of them) watched on the interwub. OK, so a few of them are on Youtube, but I didn't put them there. Since you have a 3 day weekend, you might want to waste part of that time enjoying the following.

    CBS Emmy Nominated Shows (They're doing a new "Green" campaign in an effort to rid the world of extra DVDs. Too bad most of their shows are trash already.)

    The Brak Show (The first Eps of the new season on Adult Swim)

    Conan O'Brian
    (Visiting the house of a writer who called in sick)

    Zombie American: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3

    Mash (Opening Credits to all ten seasons)

    Friday, May 18, 2007


    Well, I think I just finished a pretty successful rewrite of the first hour of CA. At least I’m pretty pleased about it at the moment. I’ll begin on the second hour tomorrow and work off what I have now. I still think the first hour is about 2-3 pages short, but hopefully that’ll give me the room I need as I work the second hour and figure out what small scenes are missing from the first. Either way I’m just pleased as punch that I’ve finally gotten back into it. Now if only my eyes would stop misbehaving it’d be even better. I’ve basically got the text at 150% so I don’t strain reading it. I think it may be time to have my prescription checked, which kind of sucks since I just dropped $225.00 on the new lenses less than a year ago. Getting old sucks in some pretty dramatic ways.

    I’m hoping the new temp job will give me more time to write by being less stressful and less “ownership” oriented than the other work I’ve been doing. I’ve got to get a few things written pretty soon or I’m not going to have anything new to get out there.

    Hope Springs Eternal
    By Garth Franklin
    Friday May 18th 2007 1:08am

    The "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" pilot episode isn't dead yet.

    One of the most high profile pilots in development this past season, the potential series was to see Martin Henderson and Jordana Brewster take on the roles made famous by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie in the 2005 action film starrer.

    Regency TV produced the pilot for ABC to develop for the season, but this week when the network announced its Fall schedule, the series was not on the list - thus not making the final cut.

    Now according to Reuters, part of Regency's deal with ABC was that the production company was granted an early release on the pilot. As a result, they plan to begin shopping the series to other networks as early as next week.

    Producers Simon Kinberg and Doug Liman (who wrote and directed the 2005 film respectively and reprised those roles on the pilot) as well as Brewster and Henderson remain attached.


    In: 'Til Death, House, Bones, The Simpsons, Family Guy, King of the Hill, American Dad, America's Most Wanted, Cops, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader?, American Idol, 24, Prison Break,

    New: K-Ville, New Amsterdam, The Sarah Connor Chronicles, Back to You, Return of Jezebel James, Rules for Starting Over, Kitchen Nightmares, Canterbury's Law, Nashville

    Out: The Winner, Standoff, Drive, The War at Home, The O.C., Justice, Happy Hour, The Rich List, Vanished, The Wedding Bells, The Loop

    Moving: 'Til Death, Bones (spring)

    My Thoughts:

    They should just bring back Futurama and go with an all animated comedy sked.

    I'll check out New Amsterdam, The Sarah Connor Chronicles and Return of Jezebel James.

    I've now officially grown weiry of Upfront announcements for the new season.


    Returning: Everybody Hates Chris; America's Next Top Model; The Game; Girlfriends; Smallville; Supernatural; One Tree Hill (mid-season); Pussycat Dolls: The Search for the Next Doll; WWE SmackDown!

    Out: All of Us; Gilmore Girls; Reba; Runaway; Seventh Heaven; Veronica Mars

    New: Crowned: The Mother of All Pageants; Hidden Palms (Premieres on May 30th); Aliens in America; Gossip Girl; Reaper; Life is Wild; Online Nation (formerly Viewsers); CW Now; Farmer Takes a Wife

    Moving: Beauty and the Geek (Tuesdays at 8PM)

    Detailed descriptions of new shows:

    Aliens in America: Single-camera comedy about an unpopular 16-year-old and a 16-year-old Pakistani Muslim who comes to live with the boy's family in Wisconsin as an exchange student.

    Gossip Girl: Drama based on the popular book series, about the world of privileged teenagers attending elite private schools in New York City as told through the eyes of an anonymous blogger.

    Reaper: Drama about a young man who essentially becomes Satan's bounty hunter, reclaiming souls that have somehow escaped from hell.

    Life is Wild: Drama about a New York veterinarian who moves his second wife and their two sets of children to a South African game reserve run by his father-in-law.

    Crowned: An eight-episode competition that features multiple mother-daughter teams working together as pairs to win a beauty pageant competition.

    CW Now: An Entertainment Tonight-style show focused on popular culture.

    Online Nation (formerly Viewsers): Series which showcases user generated videos with the most popular making the cut from week to week.

    Farmer Takes a Wife: A dating show about, you know, farmers.

    My Thoughts:

    They've killed their best two shows after they ran one of them into the ground. Without Gilmore Girls and Veronica Mars, the only thing I might check out is Reapers.

    Wednesday, May 16, 2007

    reworking bits

    I’ve been reworking the first hour of CA this week. I’ve removed about 13 pages worth of stuff so far, the future story line, and filled in the holes with news bits. It’s got a completely new Teaser, which I think works pretty well at setting up multiple bits, and I’ve also rearranged a number of the pre-existing bits and they seem more certain where they are now. Trying to get the first hour reworked by Fri with the hopes of getting well into the second over the weekend. I’ve accepted some work starting Monday in what will hopefully be more suitable to working and writing. It’s basically clerical work, but hopefully I’ll be able to do it and not worry about it when I leave each day. Don’t know if I’ll be able to make enough at it, but we’ll see. I turned down some signage work that could have made me a bit more in less time, but I've grown weary of driving everywhere. The place I'll be working at is only a few miles from my apartment and I might even be able to figure out how to take the bus. With gas hovering between $3.55-$3.75 around here, it seems like a fine possibility.


    Returning: The Amazing Race, Cold Case, 60 Minutes, How I Met Your Mother, The New Adventures of Old Christine, Two and a Half Men, Rules of Engagement, CSI: Miami, NCIS, The Unit, Criminal Minds, CSI: NY, Survivor, CSI, Shark, Without A Trace, Ghost Whisperer, Numb3rs, 48 Hours Mystery.

    New: Viva Laughlin, Swingtown, Moonlight, Cane, Big Bang Theory, Power of 10, Kid Nation

    Out: King of Queens, Jericho, The Class, Close To Home

    Moving: Without A Trace moves back to Thursday at 10. Shark heads to Sunday at 10.

    My Thoughts:

    I don’t actually have any thoughts other than I can’t wait to see the first five episodes of The Bionic Woman before they cancel the show. Oh wait, that’s NBC. Which network is this again? Oh yeah, the one that thinks a BBC rip-off musical produced by Wolverine, a Vampire detective show and a show about 70’s swingers will fit the bill.

    Tuesday, May 15, 2007

    Booksfree has competition

    Well, I guess it was inevitable that there would be competitors in the "lets do for books what Netflix did for movies" race. So, I give you BookSwim. I have absolutely no idea why they thought this would be a good name for a subscription run Internet lending library.

    I posted about BooksFree the other day.

    Really what you're paying for is a very expensive library card, but if for some reason you can't get out to the library on a regular basis, maybe one of these might be worth your while.


    ABC released its 2007-08 prime-time schedule today.

    Returning: Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, October Road, Notes from the Underbelly, Men In Trees, Brothers & Sisters, Wife Swap, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, Lost, Supernanny, America's Funniest Home Videos, Boston Legal, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, 20/20, Primetime (specials and special series)

    Out: The Nine, Six Degrees, The Great American Dream Vote, Show Me The Money, Day Break, In Case of Emergency, The Knights of Prosperity, What About Brian, George Lopez, According to Jim (finally!)

    New: Big Shots, Carpoolers, Cashmere Mafia, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, Cavemen, Miss/Guided, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Sam I Am, Women's Murder Club, Oprah's Big Give

    Moving: Men In Trees moves from Thursdays at 10 to Fridays at 8. Notes from the Underbelly and October Road (along with Cashmere Mafia) will premiere when Dancing with the Stars and The Bachelor end their seasons. Lost will begin airing in February and show no repeats, in a Wednesday time slot that's still to be determined.

    My Thoughts:

    I have no problem with the decision to cancel the following shows: The Nine, Six Degrees, The Great American Dream Vote, Show Me The Money, Day Break, In Case of Emergency, The Knights of Prosperity, What About Brian, George Lopez, According to Jim.

    I could care less that the following shows exist: Grey's Anatomy, Ugly Betty, Notes from the Underbelly, Men In Trees, Brothers & Sisters, Wife Swap, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, The Bachelor, Dancing with the Stars, Supernanny, America's Funniest Home Videos, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, 20/20, Primetime.

    I'm pretty sure I have no desire to see any of the following: Big Shots, Carpoolers, Cashmere Mafia, Eli Stone, Dirty Sexy Money, Cavemen, Miss/Guided, Private Practice, Pushing Daisies, Sam I Am, Women's Murder Club, Oprah's Big Give.

    I'm glad the following are returning: Lost, Boston Legal, Octorber Road (although I've only seen one episode of this, but I have like 6 in the queue and still want to see how it develops.)

    Monday, May 14, 2007


    NBC released its fall 2007 schedule today.

    Returning: Friday Night Lights, Law & Order, Law & Order: CI, Law & Order: SVU, Deal or No Deal, 30 Rock, The Office, Heroes, Scrubs, ER, The Biggest Loser, Las Vegas, My Name Is Earl, 1 vs. 100, Dateline, Football Night In America, Medium, and Saturday Night Live.

    New: The Bionic Woman, The IT Crowd, Chuck, Journeyman, Life, Lipstick Jungle, The Singing Bee, World Moves, and Heroes: Origins.

    Out: Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip, Crossing Jordan, The Black Donnellys, Kidnapped, Andy Barker, P.I., Identity, Raines, 20 Good Years, Grease: You're The One That I Want, The Real Wedding Crashers, Thank God You're Here.

    Moving: Friday Night Lights moves to Friday nights at 10pm. On Thursdays, 30 Rock moves to 8:30, The Office to 9, and Scrubs to 9:30. Law & Order will move to Sundays at 8pm (in 2008). Law & Order: CI will be on USA Network first, then NBC will air the repeats.
    My Thoughts:

    Studio 60 On The Sunset Strip: I'm actually sorry to see this go. While it wasn't always as good as I think it could have been, it was more than watchable and I think there is a possibility that I'm addicted to Sorkin’s rapid fire dialogue delivered by good actors. It was always one of the first shows I watched when I looked at my queue to see what was available. I guess I'm also a sucker for the most of the cast. There won't be, as far as I can see so far, a show this fun or consistent in the new line-up. I'm not big on comedies anyway, so I like to get my fun in when I'm watching dramas. Oh well, it had been making death rattles for the last six months anyway.

    Raines: I'm really kind of sad this one didn't get picked back up. Out of all of the "troubled detective" series and "I see dead people" series out there, this one was one of the most original. What made it great was that all of the victims Raines saw in his head, were exactly that, in his head and he knew it. They would appear to him and follow him and smack on him when he wasn't getting the job done. They'd change as his perceptions of them changed, and they generally had some of the best lines. I'm also an unabashed fan of Jeff Goldblum, no matter what anyone says and his style fit with this show perfectly. One of the things most people didn't know was that a lot of the LA locations were from real crimes or old great LA noir films. They constantly made homage’s to the detective fiction that surrounds and permeates LA. Bad Call.

    Crossing Jordan: Should have been cancelled after the second season before it got stupid. Or did it get stupid in the second season? I can't remember.

    Andy Barker, P.I.: I never saw this one, but I heard good things. I guess Andy Rickter is no longer in control of his Universe.


    The Bionic Woman: Of course I'll give this a chance, if I don't, the 10 year old in me will never be forgiving again.

    The IT Crowd: I saw a few episodes of the British original and it was no OFFICE. Maybe the American version can have some success, but I doubt it.

    Heroes: Origins: The usual crap spun from successful series. It makes me think the writing staff can't come up with any new good characters or the network is so frightened of losing the audience's interest that they're going to "focus group" the new characters in this little spin off series (6 eps) to then add the most popular to the next season of Heroes. It's like some sick blending of American Idol with a fictitious show. I never liked "Choose your own adventures" when I was a kid and the thought of this makes me want to puke. So NO.


    Law & Order, Law & Order: CI, Law & Order: SVU: STOP IT. JUST F$#KING STOP IT ALREADY!

    ER: DIE, you unwieldy beast.

    Sunday, May 13, 2007

    Work looming

    Well, it looks like the show I worked on didn't get picked-up by the network who was originally eyeing it. I've been told other networks are circling, but they may just be smelling fresh kill. We'll see. What it really means is that I now have to start looking for what to do next. It's getting tiring looking for work every few months. It's also distracting and ultimately annoying. I'll see what happens over the next week, but it may be back to signage if they haven't already given it all away. Part of me hopes they have and another part of me hopes they haven't. There's also the possibility of just taking the part time clerical gig at a law firm that's been offered. It won't be enough to survive on, but if I start next week I might have enough to cover July by the time it gets here.

    Nothing to see here, move along.

    I Have a Problem

    I have a problem. It’s directly related to me writing. My problem is that when I get a new idea, or an idea that I need to implement into a preexisting work, I can’t actually write it down until I’ve completely exhausted myself researching it. Take for instance my desire to change the opening of CA. I want to open the scene with my soon to be integral orphan running through the dank dusk time alleys of Victorian London being chased by a couple of thugs that will eventually be revealed to be purveyors of young urchins to a rather nasty fellow. The problem I ran into is that I want the orphan to escape from them near a place of science where a symposium will go terribly wrong just as the orphan passes by, thus intrinsically interjecting the orphan into the bigger story that is unraveling. So OK, that doesn’t sound too difficult. But first, I need an actual place that existed in 1889 where such a symposium takes place. So, I do a little research, just to get the name. I don’t want to have to go back later and figure out all of the facts.

    So, it isn’t too hard to find one. The Royal Institution of Great Britain, over 200 years old thank you very much, where a series of enlightening lectures have been going on since its inception.

    “Friday Evening Discourses are formal lectures founded by Faraday in 1826 and continue to this day, although there has been some evolution in their details. Some very important scientific discoveries have been announced at them, for instance the invention of photography (1839), the beginnings of field theory (1846) and the existence of the fundamental particle later called the electron (1897).”

    Perfect. Also, it has a nice bit of history that already defines that atmosphere I was looking for, ala busy.

    “Indeed so popular were the lectures of Davy in the early nineteenth century, that all the people coming in their carriages made Albemarle Street so crowded that it became the first one way street in London.”

    Which it continued to be well into the late 19th century.

    The problem is that I now want to know if there were any alleys as well as whether a street urchin would have found his way here, over the Thames to beg, or be chased even. So, I do more research. What I find out is that unless I plum through hundreds of pages of unrelated Westminster history, I’m not going to be sure. So, I hesitate.

    Then, while reading some history I come across mention of The Albemarle Club, a private club and the first to allow both men and women, most notably remembered for the fateful exchange, or I should say card exchange, that took place between The Marquis of Queensberry and Oscar Wilde. Now The Albemarle Club is located at 13 Albemarle St just down from the RI, which at the time occupied 19 and 20 Albemarle St, so again I’m getting a bit excited since one of the things I want to do with CA is to bring in brief cameos of real people of the time to keep it grounded in reality somewhat and add some fun spice now and then.

    Of course bringing Oscar Wilde into the picture when a young boy is concerned is fine for me, but less intelligent people, those who think all homosexuals are pedophiles, might have a problem with it. I don’t care what they think, but these things constantly run through my mind further distracting me. I like private clubs, and I like Oscar Wilde. However The Albemarle Club is where, after many years of rivalry, Oscar was having an affair with the Marquis’ son, “Queensberry left his calling card complete with misspelling of the libelous word: "To Oscar Wilde, posing as a somdomite." Well, this led to the infamous trial of Oscar Wilde who sued the Marquis for libel that ended in a two year hard labor imprisonment for Wilde, who was convicted of homosexuality, and who died only a few years after he got out of prison.

    What does this have to do with my story? Nothing of course. Which is why I have a problem. Now all of it is interesting and all of it is nice in the sense that with just a few sentences, a few establishing shots, and a little forward movement, I can imbue a nice opening scene that will quickly meld science fiction with historical characters. OK, but I just spent three hours looking this stuff up unable to tear myself away to actually write the scene, which I still haven’t written because of course I wanted to write this first. Now I’m tired and have no idea how to incorporate all of this just yet in a nice round dramatic bit.

    Unfortunately, in 1889, Mr. Wilde, living under the assumed name of Sebastian Melmoth is in Europe, no longer welcome in London society and he will die of cerebral meningitis on November 30, 1900.

    So, like I said I have a problem.

    Friday, May 11, 2007

    'Body farm' on hold due to vultures

    'Body farm' on hold due to vultures

    Thu May 10, 2007 6:13PM EDT
    Article from: Reuters

    A TEXAS university's plans for a site to study decomposing human remains have been put on hold due to fears that vultures drawn to the "body farm" may pose a danger to nearby aircraft.


    What am I doing? Well mostly I’m tentatively screwing myself by not taking signage work while I wait for the upfront announcements on Wednesday to see if it generates any work. I’m trying to write, but it isn’t going like I wish it was. On Saturday I’m giving another computer lesson to Charles who finally got his laptop. Other than that there isn’t much going on. I did get three loads of laundry done yesterday in hopes I could get some stuff done so I wouldn’t worry about it getting done. It’s a very odd time here for me as I make difficult decisions that could turn out to be the wrong ones financially for me.

    Wednesday, May 09, 2007

    Shirt Shop

    I've finally been able to add kids size t-shirts to the shop for the sippycup designs. I wish I could set it up so you could pick the shirt color and print color you want, but I'm probably going to have to pay for that service. You can pick the color of shirt under the "details" link accompanying each shirt type. Just make sure you pick the white design for dark shirts and the black design for light color shirts. I've also got to figure out where the women's sizes went to. I've just started thinking about this again, so I may upload more designs later. Sorry Matt, just the same 'ol sippy cup designs for now.


    I think the idea is quite intriguing and hard to comprehend and vast in its attempt. I do hope it succeeds.

    Comprehensive, collaborative, ever-growing, and personalized, the Encyclopedia of Life is an ecosystem of websites that makes all key information about life on Earth accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. Our goal is to create a constantly evolving encyclopedia that lives on the Internet, with contributions from scientists and amateurs alike. To transform the science of biology, and inspire a new generation of scientists, by aggregating all known data about every living species. And ultimately, to increase our collective understanding of life on Earth, and safeguard the richest possible spectrum of biodiversity.


    Tuesday, May 08, 2007

    The Price of Gas?

    The price of gas is fine here.

    My Brain Gas is leaking...

    ...slowly across the world.

    God is Great: The Great Debate

    An immensely interesting and enjoyable, regardless what you believe, debate between Christopher Hitchens and Al Sharpton from the Celeste Bartos Forum at the New York Public Library. This is one of those things that makes living in a big city worth while; the always available debate and cultural activity that is less available in smaller places. Thus the Internet has once again been justified in its ability to give wider access to what has been generally relegated to the lucky minority. A shame there isn't video, but what's one to do.

    Link to the NYTs overview.

    [Link via email. Thanks Jeff]

    Used CDs

    It's a good thing I already sold mine and gave the rest away. So much for the old fair trade. I guess capitalism isn't what it used to be.

    "New "pawn shop" laws are springing up across the United States that will make selling your used CDs at the local record shop something akin to getting arrested. No, you won't spend any time in jail, but you'll certainly feel like a criminal once the local record shop makes copies of all of your identifying information and even collects your fingerprints. Such is the state of affairs in Florida, which now has the dubious distinction of being so anal about the sale of used music CDs that record shops there are starting to get out of the business of dealing with used content because they don't want to pay a $10,000 bond for the "right" to treat their customers like criminals."

    Saturday, May 05, 2007


    So, you already know about Netflix, but do you know about Booksfree? It's set-up on pretty much the same model, but it's paperback books and audiobooks instead of DVDs. Pretty soon we won't have to leave our homes to enjoy the beauty of another person's imagination instead of suffering through the reality outside.

    "How does Booksfree work?

    After signing up, browse the Web site and add titles to your list by clicking the red Add To List button. We automatically ship the number of titles your membership plan allows. The remaining titles on your list will be queued up for future orders. We recommend keeping at least 10-15 titles (this does not include title that have not been published yet or are older, rare titles) on your list at all times for the greatest enjoyment of our service. You may keep the book(s) as long as you'd like, there are no due dates or late fees. When you return books in the provided prepaid return mailer, we automatically ship your next selection(s)."

    Friday, May 04, 2007

    The Getty Center

    I went to The Getty Center today with my parents. It really was quite amazing. I'll have to go back. It's $8.00 to park and then access to everything else is free. There were some great exhibits. Their collection is extensive and the architecture and gardens are something to behold. The view of LA isn't bad either. Unfortunately it was overcast while we were there. The sun finally broke through and you could see all the way to the ocean. With parking rayes so high in LA, $8.00 is a steal, and well worth the short trip from where I live just to sit around and have a cup of coffee. PHOTOS HERE.

    My parents have been here the last three days and I have to say I really enjoyed the visit. We also went to The Le Brea Tar Pits, The Hollywood Walk of Fame, and the LA Farmer's Market all of which I hadn't been to yet. They head up the coast taking the 1 tomorrow and arrive in San Francisco sometime on Sunday. They fly out on Tuesday.

    For me tomorrow is getting back into the swing of writing and trying to get together with some friends who I haven't seen in 8 months.

    Wednesday, May 02, 2007

    May the 4th be with you

    My Daemon

    I'm Batman

    There's just too many of these to stop.

    You Are Batman

    Billionaire playboy by day. Saving the world by night.
    And you're not even a true superhero. Just someone with a lot of expensive toys!

    The Other Side of me

    Just to offset the last post a little bit.

    Your results:
    You are Green Lantern
    Hot-headed. You have strong will power and a good imagination.

    Click here to take the "Which Superhero am I?" quiz...

    I couldn't help myself

    It's a new age dawning, so I thought, "What the heck." There's nothing wrong with having a superheroine inside, is there?

    You Are Buffy the Vampire Slayer

    "We saved the world. I say we have to party."

    Tuesday, May 01, 2007

    Loyalty Day

    It was announced on my birthday, but my Friend Jess gets the brunt of this bullshit since it falls on hers. Next thing you know, we'll actually be forced to celebrate it lest we be cleaved in four and drawn upon the earth. I need no day of Loyalty. My loyalty has this day been undone by the desire of others to thrust such upon me. I am loyal to America. I am loyal to freedom. I am loyal to myself. I am loyal to the constitution that needs no day of loyalty thrust upon its subjects and adherents.

    The Congress, by Public Law 85-529, as amended, has designated May 1 of each year as "Loyalty Day." This Loyalty Day, and throughout the year, I ask all Americans to join me in reaffirming our allegiance to our Nation.

    NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim May 1, 2007, as Loyalty Day. I call upon the people of the United States to participate in this national observance and to display the flag of the United States on Loyalty Day as a symbol of pride in our Nation.


    I know a couple of the dorks passing brain gas on this site, so check 'em out. If you don't agree with them, then flame their comments section with rudegas of your own. They haven't really been found yet and someone needs to give them an interwub welcome.

    Killer Klowns From Outerspace

    RUN FOR YOUR LIVES! They've landed and are taking one building at a time.


    Although Shakespeare didn't come up with brand new words, he added suffixes and prefixes, changed nouns to verbs, verbs to nouns, and verbs to adjectives. Below are some words that he created.

    skim milk


    Ernie has decided to re imagine himself with a new presence on the interwub. It's probably about time as he shuffles off the old and snugly zips up the new. You can decide if you wish to buy his hype or not.

    This is my escape into my own ability to just enjoy things. Some have called it “trendy” and it is to a point. I don’t worry about being part of the corporate mindset in America or about being “different” from everyone else. I am who I am and enjoy what I like. The peripheral things really do not matter to me. If I get into something, it is with no thought as to whether I seem cool or not. Its my deal…that's all. In the past, this has been called “Ernie Stuff”. This site is about “Ernie Stuff”.