Elrond vs. Enron

March 2, 2009

Today was the first legitimate snow day all winter long. This morning I watched Enron “The Smartest Guys in the Room” and later on Ashley and I watched Lord of the Rings: “The Fellowship of the Ring.” Both movies deal with absolute power and nothing thinking about the little people.  However, Enron never had a elf such as Elrond!


He’s to be taken seriously.


Enron was a fantastic scam, kudos!

Ashley’s Valentine’s Day present to me was a trip to the Maryland Science Center.

It was Charles Darwin‘s birthday!

We enjoyed some 3D dinosaurs in IMAX.

Ashley was mesmerized by a faux tornado.

Reflexology isn’t actually science, it’s magic, so it’s too bad that it was found in the gift shop.

Check out this harp with laser strings.

I went with the wife last night to see He’s just not that into you.  I had such low expectations that I assumed it was going to be poo.  We really enjoyed it.  It was funny and smart, however, the end does betray the message for the rest of the movie.

Over the past few weeks I have been earning my soul back from the devil.   However, today, I sold my soul once again, I got the number 10 large with a coke.

I’m planning on taking my birthday money and buying the new TiVo.  The plan is the TiVo HD Series 3 DVR with the external 500GB hard drive.  Currently, we are running an old SD TiVo along with an HD Motorola DVR from Comcast.  That’s right 2 DVRs, extremely wasteful and not sleek.  Along with this, we also subscibe to NetFlix.  So at any given time we have our recorded shows randomly spread across 2 DVRs and the red envolopes sprinkled all over.  The new TiVo will hopefull solve all this mess and allow us easy TV access to YouTube.

It seems like so far TiVo doesn’t have access to Comcast’s On Demand.  I am unimpressed by this, however, the loss of Comcast’s sloppy, confusing, and finicky VOD (Video On Demand) service could be gotten over by instant access to NetFlick VOD.

Revolutionary Road

January 24, 2009

So I’ve been sick again, it’s lame.  Ashley and I saw Revolutionary Road last night.  Prior to seeing the movie we both had read the book.  Ashley had created a book club (The Radical Book Club) that only survived for 1 book.  Revolutionay Road was to be the second.  The movie followed the book almost exactly.  It’s a good mix of arst-fartsiness, melodrama, and Leo!  Much of the movie Leo and Kate are fighting.  We all know that most fights are downright stupid, Ashley kept turning to me during one of their ’bout’s and reminded me when I did ‘this’ or ‘that’ and then we both would conceal a mocking chuckle at the two former Titanic starts for actin’-a-fool.

I highly recommend this joint, it’s about 2 hours, you get to see some breasts for a split second (to both our dismay Kate Winslet did not bear anything this time around).

In Patrick Swayze news, he’s not looking to good these days.


December 31, 2008

I saw Doubt last night. The movie was thought provoking and extremely complex. I was familiar with it’s concept going in, but I was weary about how the movie would end. A religious movie entitled “Doubt” will either end in favor of doubting religion, or embrace the faith. (Spoiler!) Philip Seymour Hoffman is a priest who acts sketchy with a vulnerable young black boy. It doesn’t look too good, but there isn’t any real evidence. One nun believes he’s guilty, one nun needs evidence (very faith vs. science). Faith wins and the potentially sketchy priest is bullied out of the Catholic school. The accusing nun draws the parallel between the acting upon the unseen in this issue and her faith in god. The movie ends with her in doubt of god. Really, really good movie.

I showed Ashley the moon last night through my new telescope. In between celestial objects we peeked in on the second floor window across the road and saw a girl pee (I saw her butt, it was cool).

Ashley and I are terribly impatient.  Last night at about 6:00PM, we impulsively decided to have Christmas 8 days early.  My goodness did I make out well!

Britney Spears – Circus


I made it though the album on my way in to work this morning.  Most of the songs are just OK.  I think about 3 or so songs are really good.  And there is one really awkward song entitled “My Baby” about…. her baby.

Moon in My Room

The Moon in My Room is awesome, you hang the moon on the wall and you can set it to light up in whatever phase you so choose.  It’s for ages 6 and up.

Harmony Universal Remote 550

We have 4 remotes that we constantly lose.  Thank goodness for over-the-top personal electronics.

Wide Angle Lens

I can be artistic now!

Wall-E Blu-Ray

I’m sure this is going to be the prettiest Blu-Ray ever

James Randi – Flim Flam

Teach me how to spread hate for all things pseudo scientific.

Skeptics Dictionary

Again, all about spreading the hate.


For my feet.

Lens Brush

I’ve graduated from cleaning lenses with my t-shirt!

Evolution T-shirt


My good buddy Charles drew this diagram for me when he realized that we are all related.

Book Light

So I can read in the dark.

Push Lights

So I can see in the dark.


It’s just candy.

Santa Pez Dispenser

More candy.

Hannah Montana Brush Tunes

Hannah Montana sings to me for 2 minutes as long as I’m brushing hard.

Monopoly Travel

Monopoly so simplified, you can play it in the car.

Daily Pill Organizer

So I don’t forget to take my anti-depressants.  I’m suffering from depression.

Car Air Freshener

It’s for the car.

Advil – Travel Size

It’s for my head.

Spore for Mac

When I get home from work, I am going to lock myself in my office and not come out until I have evolved.

And I’m sure I forgot to list something awesome.

Top 10 Chirstmas Movies

December 15, 2008

Top 10 Christmas Movies (in particular order):

Die Hard

A Christmas Carol

It’s a Wonderful Life

Jingle All the Way

Rudolf the Red-Noed Reindeer


A Christmas Story

Home Alone

Trapped in Paradise

National Lampoon: Christmas Vacation


December 7, 2008

Many Whole Food grocery stores are now selling Aquamantra bottled water. Aquamantra is a magical bottled water. These bottles have been infused with positive phrases like “I am grateful” or “I am healthy”, and through the use of quantum mechanics, the water makes the phrase on the bottle true for you after you drink it.

The site claims the creator isDr. Masaru Emotowho was made famous by the the quantum physics movie What the Bleep Do We Know where he taped emotionally charged words onto glasses of water. He then studied the ice crystals and according to his findings, all the happy words spawned beautiful water crystals, and all the mean words spawned ugly water crystals. Because the human body is made up of 90% water, it also is subject to this kind of “quantum magic.” So for $2 to $3 Dr. Masaru Emoto will sell you magic happy water that will make you lucky, happy, and healthy.

So if you’re an attractive blond girl, you too might be an Aquamantra drinker:

Aquamantra is also “Proven to to change your Aura”. Grammar aside, it has to be true.


Prop 8 Musical

December 7, 2008

Check out this 3 min musical about Prop 8, which was by the creator of Hairspray: featuring Jack Black and John C. Reilly:

Yesterday Ashley and I saw Four Chirstmases. As limited as Vince Vaughn’s acting range is, he’s still extraordinary. I gave this a 7/10, Ashley gave it an 8/10.   The premise is that they go on the ultimate Christmas tour and visit all of their divorced  parents making “Four Christmases”  The final leg of their Christmas tour was a little slow, but other then that short lull, the movie was awesome.  No doubt the best scene in the movie was the nativity scene where Vince Vaughn upstages Reese Witherspoon with his improvisational Joseph.