Monday, April 30, 2007


Great show, maybe the best on TV. Tonight's episode was great, with a lot of cool stuff and good information. However, much like anytime people start messing around with time travel, I think they may have fucked some things up. Either that or I just missed something. First, if future Hiro hadn't yet traveled back in time and told Peter to save the cheerleader, then why does Mohider still remember it. And now with future Hiro dead, does that screw up the past timeline that we've been watching all this time, since it seems that he never did get around to going back to meet Peter? And more importantly, if Claire never did get killed by Sylar, then how did Sylar regenerate when future Hiro stabbed him, since he obviously never got Claire's power? And how is it going to help now that they've saved her, if she was never dead to begin with? Also, when did Isaac get around to drawing the future 9th Wonder comics? Especially since he apparently did versions set in each of the two timelines, one of which happens five years after his death. Did he write 5 years worth of comics before he died?

Also, NBC ran it over by I don't know how long since my DVR cut off when Ando told Hiro he believed in him, so I don't even know exactly how it ended. Though I assume Hiro was able to get back to the past somehow.

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

Best-selling Author Will 'Prove' God's Existence

Well, this should be good. Ever since I saw that banana video with these two geniuses, I've been questioning being an atheist, I'm sure this debate will make me a believer once and for all.

I hope when he's done proving the existence of god, that someone remembers to quote The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

The argument goes something like this: 'I refuse to prove that I exist,' says God, 'for proof denies faith, and without faith I am nothing.' "'But,' says Man, 'The Babel fish is a dead giveaway, isn't it? It could not have evolved by chance. It proves you exist, and so therefore, by your own arguments, you don't. QED.' "'Oh dear,' says God, 'I hadn't thought of that,' and promptly vanished in a puff of logic.

Unfortunately, I think we'll discover a real Babel fish before Kirk Cameron says anything that even suggests the existence of god, much less proves it.

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Monday, April 23, 2007

National Boring Association

I haven't really paid any attention at all this season to the NBA. That wasn't surprising considering the Lakers suck, and Georgetown was very good this year which made me focus more on college basketball. But, even when the Lakers aren't even in the playoffs at all, I've always been able to enjoy watching them anyway. But so far this season, I've seen nothing that interests me even slightly. I tried to watch several games over the weekend, and was bored by all of them, including the Lakers. I have a mild interest in the Heat because I like Shaq, but other than that, there's no team out there that is compelling to me, and no individual players that really pull me into a game just to watch them play.

Any NBA fans want to tell me about something great that I'm missing? Because I just can't get interested.

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Gen Y shaped, not stopped, by tragedy

Stupid articles like this one make me want to repeatedly bang my head against a wall. What is this fascination we have with naming generations anyway? It's a pretty vague thing to use for distinction, but once you put a name on it, then people seem to want to try and apply hard and fast rules to each generation.

More annoyingly, in this article, they decide to use two stupid names for the same generation.

Millennials — also known as Gen Y — are typically described as those born since the early 80s.

Millenials? That's ridiculous. It wouldn't sound nearly so bad if the author hadn't used it over and over again like it's a widely accepted term. And I know Generation Y is a pretty crappy name, being a lazy sequel type name derived from the slightly more creative Generation X, but that speaks more to the need to stop making up silly names for generations than a need to come up with a new one.

And how do people born in the 80's qualify as millenials? Also, born since the early 80's until when? Until now? That would put my son in this generation, and I'm pretty sure he's affected by none of this. It also puts grown men and women in the same generation with little kids, which is another reason these distinctions are stupid. If people were only born every twenty years or so, these generational distinctions would be significant and worth talking about.

The timeline in the sidebar starts with 1986 and the shuttle explosion. How did that affect anyone born in the early 80s in any way? What four year old pays attention to the news?

Aside from the above, the premise of the article is stupid. For what generation can you not put together a list of disasters that they lived through?

I can see the logic in whoever came up with the label for the Baby Boomers. After the war, with people coming home, and with a lot to be happy about, it made sense to point that out. But just because one generation was named doesn't mean we have to name the rest from now on. I guess it's just another annoying thing we can blame on the Baby Boomers.

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Tuesday, April 10, 2007

50 Questions

Haven't posted much lately, and these things are always good when I can't come up with anything interesting to say. Saw it at TwoGlasses and Laughing Wild

1. How tall are you barefoot?
About 5'9"

2. Have you ever smoked heroin?

3. Do you own a gun?
No, guns kill people

4. Who's your best friend?

5. Do you get nervous before "meeting the parents"?
My parents? I don't remember, but I doubt I realized I was going to meet them. Ok, I guess this is about my wife's parents. No, I didn't get nervous, but when I met my mother in law, she didn't say a word to me and looked at me like she wanted to beat meet to death with her bare hands. She loves me now, of course.

6. What music are you embarrassed to admit that you listen to?
Nothing, I'm not easily embarrased, and I don't listen to a lot of music.

7. What's your favourite Christmas song?
The one with the wind, and the sheep and the king and all that.

8. What do you prefer to drink in the morning?
Chocolate Milk

9. Can you do push-ups?
Not many

10. Why does one question always disappear?
I have no idea what the fuck this means.

11. What's your favorite piece of jewelry?
My wedding ring. It's the only jewelry I wear, though it would probably be my favorite anyway.

12. Do you like painkillers? When I'm in pain.

13. What is your secret weapon to lure in the opposite sex?
My wife's kids read this occasionally, so I'll spare them having to read about it.

14. Do you own a knife?
Who doesn't? Not like a crazy killing knife or anything. Just regular knives.

15. Do you have A.D.D.?

16. Middle Name?

17. Name 3 thoughts at this exact moment?
Who the fuck cares about three random thoughts. I'm embarrased that I'm wasting time on this stupid meme that probably started on some preteen girl's MySpace page. The Sopranos was kind of lousy this week.

18. Name the last 3 things you have bought:
Coffee, Milk, Coke

19. Name 3 drinks you regularly drink:
Kool-Aid (actually Great Value flavored drink mix, I'm cheap), milk, Mountain Dew

20. What time did you wake up today?
7:45 a.m.

22. Current worry?
I usually only worry about money

23. Current hate?
Whiny bitches

24. Favorite place to be?
Skiping my first choice for reasons mentioned above, I'll go with at home, just because I'm too lazy to put any thought into this.

25. Least favourite place to be?

26. Where would you like to go?
Rome, New York, probably a million other places

27. Do you own slippers?

28. What shirt are you wearing?
Black Nike T shirt

29. Do you burn or tan?

30. Favorite color(s)?

31. Would you be a pirate?
I don't think so. Why would I?

32. Last time you had an alcoholic drink?

33. What songs do you sing in the shower?
I don't.

34. What did you fear was going to get you at night as a child?

35. What's in your pockets right now?

36. Last thing that made you laugh?
My son, he's funny

37. Best bed sheets you had as a child?
What the fuck? Even if I was weird enough to have favorite bedsheets, I sure wouldn't remember them anymore.

38. Worst injury you've ever had?
Dislocated thumb.

40. How many TVs do you have in your house?
Five. For three people, seems excessive, but what am I going to do throw away perfectly good TVs?

41. Who is your loudest friend?
I don't keep track of my friends by volume.

42. Who is your most silent friend?
See above.

43. Does someone have a crush on you?
I seriously doubt it.

44. Do you wish on shooting stars?

45. What is your favourite book?
I'm not good with favorites, there are a lot of books I really like.

46. What is your favorite candy?
Miniature Reese's peanut butter cups.

47. What song do you want played at your wedding?
This reinforces my thought above that this came from some girl's MySpace page. I already had my wedding, we played All My Life by K-Ci and JoJo along with a lot of other songs.

48. What song do you want played at your funeral?
What the fuck do I care?

49. What were you doing at 12 AM last night?

50. What was the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning?
I have no idea.

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Monday, April 02, 2007

Buckeyes drop Hoyas

I wasn't going to say much about Jeff Green's disappearing act in the Final Four, because they're just kids, and even with all that talent, can't always come through. But then I read the quote below, and it almost made my head explode.

"I wouldn't change anything," Green said. "I didn't want to force anything. ... You've got to credit their defense. They had great weak-side defense. That made it tough on our teammates to try and throw the ball down to me."

Huh? You didn't want to force anything? Why not? Because your teammates were having such success? You were losing most notably because you were not a factor in the game. Hibbert had foul trouble, but still managed to put in 19 points. You went stretches of 17 and 14 minutes without taking a shot. Ridiculous. You need to make your own shots sometimes. Obviously, you already know that, because you wouldn't even have been in the Final Four if not for forcing your way through a double and nearly triple team to hit the game winner against Vanderbilt. Your assertion that it was tough for your teammates to get you the ball is patently ridiculous. I watched the entire game very closely and continually saw you run away from the ball, and in fact immeadiately give it up almost everytime you got it.

And, sure the loss is not all your fault. DuJuan Summers, who has been very good lately only scored 3, but at least he was out there trying, taking 10 shots, and he's a freshman, not the Big East Player of the Year. And the bench was nonexistent. But they're the bench, you're supposed to be the star. If Allen Iverson were dead, he's be rolling over in his grave after that performance by a fellow Hoya in the Final Four.

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