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Month: January 2006

Anti – Dentite

Anti – Dentite

As many of you know I hate my diastema. I’ve put “get braces” on my to-do list since I was old enough to feel nervous when I didn’t want to smile in my school picture. Since then I’ve also been dealing with the hassles of having crossbite and occlusal issues. I’m constantly biting my lips while eating and now some other things that I’ll describe in a moment. I went to the dentist on Thursday. I thought I had cavities….

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viewpoints

viewpoints

then you’ve got people like this going the other way. These people assert that Peak Oil is a scam… A scam perpetrated by our government to control the world population in order to dominate it… Too often Peak Oil “fansites” are linked to scientific articles while these “Peak Oil is a scam” sites are linked to websites that also say crazy things like the world trade center was demolished by government explosives. (they intercepted the plans for the plane attacks…

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strange things connect

strange things connect

Even though I keep myself very aware of big-oil and it’s ramifications on the world (I’m probably the only person in my family who watched Farenheit 9/11 or Syriana in the theater (or at all) let alone both of them), I have found something even more deeply disturbing today. Note: No, watching the aforementioned films does not make you that much more educated in these matters. However, refusing to watch them on the basis of Fox News talking points shows…

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mark mgrath…strikes back?

mark mgrath…strikes back?

So we all know what a flaming wuss Mark Mgrath turned into when he started “hosting” Entertainment Tonight. I don’t have cable, so sometimes the show comes on while I’m doing something else and I don’t notice. Anyway, that situation happened just now and the show was ending. His Mary Hart impersonator co-host said “and now we’ll leave you with ashly simpson’s new hit “L – O – V – E , what does that spell, Mark?” (they often play…

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in addition

in addition

also… Everyone likes to point out the inconsistencies in this film, plot holes and so on. I’m watching the scene on the ridge where we throw all our military might at the aliens and they just keep on coming. Well… wouldn’t our military leaders be smart enough to figure out that if we can’t hurt them directly….we should bury them? I.e. blow up the ground under their feet. If the tripods have nothing to stand on then they can’t move….

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how do you do

how do you do

So I’m bored, its Sunday night. A friend was supposed to hang out with me tonight but never called (cough cough Mr. Montes) so I’m bored. I decide to watch War of the Worlds again. There is a scene that was mentioned in every review I read last summer. Every critic marvelled at the seamlessness of the interior dialogue and exterior driving shots as the family drives down the highway in the stolen van. Every critic had a sort of…

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LSU fans

LSU fans

finally… I read college football stories a lot and this is the first one I’ve ever read that even hints that USC only has one national championship. (scroll down to the third paragraph) http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/stewart_mandel/01/05/mailbag/index.html

Episode 8: “Smokey and the Engine Cover Bandit” in the Never ending Saga of the Most Beat up 22 Month Old Car in the World

Episode 8: “Smokey and the Engine Cover Bandit” in the Never ending Saga of the Most Beat up 22 Month Old Car in the World

I hit 35,000 miles this week, so it was time for another trip to EZ-Lube. After getting ripped for $130 for an oil change and power steering flush (my baby only gets the good synthetic stuff now) I was on my way to West Covina to eat some spaghetti at Amy’s house. As I’m lazily driving down Citrus Street I see what is either dust blowing over my hood or smoke coming out of the hood. When I got to…

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addendum

addendum

Also…was anybody else amazed at the bravado of USC? Their halftime marching band show was the perfect example of why all non-alumnus and non-Angelenos (and even some Angelenos too) hate USC. The band decided to forego the usual Earth Wind and Fire or Santana songs for… Micheal Jackson’s “Bad.” To make matters worse they decided it would be cool to all wear sunglasses. In the performance. At night. And it gets better… at the pivitol point in the song where…

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