They take thier Matrix serious in Tokyo! WOW! ... don't want to read... see some pics
You're an 80's child if... 1. You consider Ocean Pacific a designer label. see the rest at VH1... does anyone have that thing that went around a few years ago where we all tried to fill in the song lyrics from the 80s? I'd like to post that!
Rememeber when I posted about that Top Thrill Dragster ride? Well it's been closed more than it's been open and now they may have to close it for good! or rebuild it! read more...
I'd like to say I had one ass kickin' weekend! On Friday Angie took off from work and the 3 of us went to Astroworld/Waterworld. It was raining when we left the house and the weather looked ominous, but it never rained on us while we were there and by the end the sun was beaming. Best part of all... no crowds! Great fun! The park is still a rundown POS but overall it was a good time this time.
Saturday... I worked almost all day but in the evening Angie I wanted to go on a date... so I suggested Capitol Grille. It's very nice if not on the expensive side, but the steak I had was ggggreat! On the way out of there I went to chirp the alarm on my truck and it indicated it had gone off?!?! Hmmm all of a sudden this lady calls me over and says she just saw someone breaking in to my truck and that the alarm scared them away... I have the LP number. We were late to the movie so we went on, Charlies Angels Full Throttle... in a word or two kick ass! Better than the first.
Sunday evening I decided I wanted to pop some fireworks, so we hooked it down to one of those mega stands! Oh man my head was spinning, so much to choose from! I got $50 worth and it lasted about 1.5 hours. The finale, a 300 shot Saturn Missle Launcher! The last 100 go in rapid fire fashion! HOW FREAKIN COOL!
No one liked my entry yesterday? Y'all are to damn quiet... use the comments, tell me when you like something and I'll include more of that crap... anyway on with the day...
Well it's all over the media right now. The RIAA is at it again... I think it's a scare tactic but they are on the prowl for those who share substantial amounts of copyrighted songs. Now the question I have is, is against the law to share the copyrighted songs if you actually own them? Does the act of making them available actually break the law? You know they say that file sharing is to blame for a 20% decrease in CD sales since '99... umm wasn't there a recession? That's ok file a lawsuit against all of your target demo and see how that impacts your sales. DAs!read more here
IF you're gonna boink your wife's friend, it's best to leave the cell phone either off or at least on keylock... man accidentaly calls home in mid climax... the wife on the other end recognizes all parties and procededs to take up an axe... hilarity ensues! full story is here...
At least one of them got what they deserve! It turns out that the 2 idiots that fought over Barry Bonds number 73 home run ended up getting squat! After the lawyer fees and auction fees and all the other crap they got not much! One of these guys caught the ball the other one jumped in there and fought it away... they guys that caught it, that's to bad the other guy is a DICK! full story
When I lived in England I heard this alot... American football, bunch of wimps, wearing pads. Most of the English really do not think it's all that big a deal... after all they have Rugby and real football. Well in football(soccer) you do not hit each other, in Rugby they line up and only the guy with ball is hit and not at speed I might add. I enjoyed watching both sports but the thing I noticed most was in Rugby there never any "big" hits. Anyway one of the biggest soccer players in England decided to give American Football a try. The Miami Dolphins were accomodating. He seemed to change his tune when Ricky Williams, or the tank as he called him, blew his doors off... full story here
The coolness in the early morn of early morning dew The sounds of little creatures greeting every day anew The never ending sky above, appears pleasantly blue But all these things remind me how I'm really missing you
Where do the days go... I'm not feeling it today. It was a rush rush rush. I can't believe how the world works. I have a pocket full of money and plans in hand and I can barely get any contractors to give me the time of day becuase I live in Baytown! Insane! I love Baytown, it's not that far out of the city... Kingwood is further from downtown than Baytown but no one pays us any mind. It's great I get to get away from the Houston city proper and don't have that far of a drive.
Finally we are getting close video enabling chat! iChat I've piddled with this for years hopefully it will catch on soon!
Now this is innovative! Say your out drinking and you have one to many. The responsible thing to do is call a cab, most people won't because they don't want to leave thier car at the club/bar/watering hole. Well now you can call Scooterman and a sober person on a folding motoscooter will show up fold up his scooter, throw it and you in the car and drive you home! Then he unfolds his scooter and he's on his way! How cool!
If you can get to RedNova.com you could see incredible pictures taken by a new satelite put up by the ESA... very impressive.
This guy down in court went crazy! He punched his attorney, then started to get the better part of the Baliff when the judge hopped over the bench and proceeded to open a can of whupass on the guy! Way to go, give him one for me!
You know people alway exaggerate the size of hail, "it's raining golf ball sized hail or softball sized hail" yea right it was probably dime sized!!! image the disbelief when they were reporting VOLLEYBALL sized hail... don't believe it either... here is the story and a PIC!
World's fastest PC ... Powermac G5... yea we'll see what happens when some real testers get to run some benchmarks...
That's because Baytown is perceived as a hillbilly town like Pasadena but smaller. Most people in Houston couldn't even tell you what direction Baytown is. . I wouldn't live there if it was free, but that's just what I think.
Another weekend in the books... Went to see The Hulk on Friday and I thought it was good but not great. He's big and green and when he's on screen it was awesome! It was a bit slow in places though. I will say this... there have been a lot of people bad mouthing the CGI in this movie saying it doesn't look realistic... I'm sure having seen a fictious 20 foot tall green comic book character in real life many times over that he may indeed not look right to these people. To me who has not seen a fictious 20 foot tall green comic book character in real life he looked awesome. I never thought oh that didn't look right... it's a good summer comic book munching your popcorn kind of movie. Nuf said. Saturday we had a drive in movie at my house and invited the neighborhood over... it was quite fun!
The hunt is on... there is some mysterious bandwidth on the net these days and no one is sure where it's coming from... a new worm or trojan? Could be? read more...
How freaking cool is this! Using some speacial software this dud set up some machines and monitors(!13!) to display a wiiiiiiide view of his flight simulator! Wow that is v.cool!
Are we here in Texas in for a terror attack on the 4th of July? Seems like a meaningful day to attack us? Intel says yes we are... of course they are talking about Texas, where everyone has a freaking gun in thier pocket... all I have to say is if your picking states to pick on Texas has got to be a scary proposal... if we suspect anything here it's shoot first and sort 'em out later!
Another day in the books... ok I've let it be long enough.
WARNING I AM ABOUT TO TALK ABOUT MATRIX REVOLUTIONS AND THERE WILL BE SPOILERS!!!!!!
End of the movie Neo stops the sentinals.
Neo cannot have superpowers right? This is supposed to be a realistic movie ergo Neo is still in the Matrix. Call it an outer Matrix. Yes Zion is in the Matrix too. Is that air you are breathing? WE HAVE NOT YET SEEN THE REAL WORLD, EVER!
The reason this movie is, is because Neo took the choice the machines did not want him to take. It's known that Zion will fall within a few hours, just like the Oracle knew Neo would knock over the vase, he's done it 5 times before! However, THIS time Neo chose the wrong door, and THIS time Trinity did NOT die(even thought the Architect said he could not save her!) and THIS time Neo took his power to the outer Matrix!!!! What does all this mean? In my opinion Zion is not going to fall now that Neo has some ability to fight back in the outer Matrix. He's going to wake up and realize what is what and fight back. This will make the 6th itteration of the One be different than all the rest. I also think that the presence of agent Smith in the outer Matrix is something the Architect might not have planned on or be aware of. Agent Smith is kinda like the Mellissa virus, he was an Agent program that had parameters to keep him in control but some small miscalulation in it's coding allowed him become a rouge program, kinda like the Frenchman who I think might have been one of the earlier Ones. The Frenchman survives because he uses backdoors into and out of all areas of the Matrix. This why he despeartly wants to keep the Keymaster, his own private little backdoor hacker. As a programmer this is very cool to see in the plot, I hardly ever write anything that I do not have some backdoor way to manipulate my own code! Anyway now that you have Agent Smith replicating out of control ala Mellissa and now having jumped over into the outer Matrix, the whole of the Matrix has huge problem...
Still don't buy into the outer Matrix thing? How did the Oracle "know" that Trinity would fall in love with The One? She, who is definately a program in the Matrix, could not have possibly known what would happen in the real world could she?
Ok the why doesn't the Matrix just kill the 1% instead of setting up an outer Matrix... simple the Matix is a set of rules, the sheeple just flow within the rules. The Matrix has no way of know which ones accept and which don't but by setting up some outer matrix rules they are able to convince the 1% that they are free and they are able to give them a place to herd up (Zion) making it easy to wipe all of them out in one swat!(the destruction of Zion) So yes they are going to eliminate the 1% and this is the method... like moths to a flame.
What does all of this mean? How will it end?
O the Animatrix DVD there is a short called Matriculated... In it the machine is taught to love the humans or realize that what he was doing was wrong, they did this by putting the machine into a Matrix and then showing him the light so to speak, this is possibly the biggest spoiler for Revolutions of all! What if once Agent Smith is replicated to 1000s or millions he is taught by Neo, Trinity and Morpheus that what he is doing is wrong and he is fighting for the wrong side. As in Matriculated Smith chooses to fight for the humans... In the trailer to Revolutions Morpheus says "...he fights for us?!" Who is he talking about? No one knows for sure but, hmmm turning the machines on themselves could very well be the ending of the Matrix.(aka Tron on steroids)
Of course as I've said before this all could just be a big game of The Sims too.
Have I baked your Noodle yet? Still think that Reloaded was a crap movie, thin on plot and long on SFX? We have not even begun to touch on the philisophical and religious aspects of the move! FREE YOUR MIND!!!!
END OF SPOILERS, I NOW RETURN YOU TO A NORMAL BLOG....
Another day another weekend another f'ing itch! Yes I am infested with that vile weed called poison ivy AGAIN! OMG!!! Posion Ivy by itself and intact will not harm you. Only once you have damaged the plant does it produce an oil that will bond to your skin after 6 hours. Once bonded it cannot be removed and from that point forward you will have to deal the the aftermath. The bad news, for those 6 hours anything you touch can get the oil transfered from you to the item, so if you say sit on your couch, you now have PI oil on the couch waiting for the next victim. This stuff does not break down either... it can be there for 6 months waiting for you to touch it and bam! reinfestation! I HATE PI!!!
In the long line of hey that is just damn cool comes... cable clock
I've often been very proud to be a Texan. Today i got an email, and it may not be true and if I find that it is not true I'll remove this but until then here is the email I recieved today... it warms my heart to no end.
Glad to live in a state where our soldiers and sailors are respected...
What follows is a message from Vicki Pierce (a member of my church here in Highlands Ranch) about her nephew James' funeral (he was serving our country in Iraq):
I'm back, it was certainly a quick trip, but I have to also say it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. There is a lot to be said for growing up in a small town in Texas. The service itself was impressive with wonderful flowers and sprays, a portrait of James, his uniform and boots, his awards and ribbons, his boots. There was lots of military brass and an eloquent (though inappropriately longwinded) Baptist preacher. There were easily 1000 people
at the service, filling the church sanctuary as well as the fellowship hall and spilling out into the parking lot.
However, the most incredible thing was what happened following the service on the way to the cemetery. We went to our cars and drove to the cemetery escorted by at least 10 police cars with lights flashing and some other emergency vehicles, with Texas Rangers handling traffic. Everyone on
the road who was not in the procession, pulled over, got out of their cars, and stood silently and respectfully, some put their hands over their hearts, some had small flags. Shop keepers came outside with their customers and did the same thing. Construction workers stopped their work, got off their equipment and put their hands over their hearts, too. There
was no noise whatsoever except a few birds and the quiet hum of cars going slowly up the road.
When we turned off the highway suddenly there were teenage boys along both sides of the street about every 20 feet or so, all holding large American flags on long flag poles, and again with their hands on their hearts. We thought at first it was the Boy Scouts or 4F club or something, but it continued .... for two and a half miles. Hundreds of young people, standing silently on the side of the road with flags. At one point we passed an elementary school, and all the children were outside, shoulder to shoulder holding flags ... kindergartners, handicapped, teachers, staff, everyone. Some held signs of love and support. Then came teenage girls and
younger boys, all holding flags. Then adults. Then families. All standing silently on the side of the road. No one spoke, not even the very young children. The last few turns found people crowded together holding flags or with their hands on their hearts. Some were on horseback.
The military presence...at least two generals, a fist full of
colonels, and representatives from every branch of the service, plus the color guard which attended James, and some who served with him ... was very impressive and respectful, but the love and pride from this community who had lost one of their own was the most amazing thing I've ever been privileged to witness.
I've attached some pictures, some are blurry (we were moving), but you can get a small idea of what this was like. Thanks so much for all the prayers and support.