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Month: September 2008

terminal

terminal

I knew Roger wasn’t quite all there when he gave The Terminal 3.5 stars – the only Spielberg movie I almost walked out of. After that I took all his reviews with a grain of salt – although he’d probably be the first person to admit that ALL reviews should be read with a grain of salt. Now, however, he has chose to enlighten us (pun intended) with his thoughts on other worldly things. Roger, there is a reason Tom…

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I’m subscribed at work to these weekly emails from Roy Williams (known as the “Wizard of Ads”). This Monday’s email was on a different subject. It cast a slightly different light on the interview I watched a week ago on 60 minutes with McCain. I walked away from the interview thinking McCain was a little more put-together than I previously thought – and Obama seemed more like a baby than I thought (when asked why he’d be a good president…

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clearitt

clearitt

Can we stop dogging Ohio State for the Maurice debacle now? Also, did anyone else see PayDay fumbling last night? The NFL doesn’t pay you to drop balls… 2 fumbles and 7 carries for 10 yards… brilliant highlight reel you’re putting together there for the scouts Joe! Also… can we put Todd Boekman in the heisman race now since apparently throwing an interception and losing the game is what it takes. Oh wait, Boekman did it against the #1 team…

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60 worst

60 worst

I found an interesting article today here about the 60 worst intersections in LA. Let me know share my experiences with a few of these… 1. Lankershim Bl & Victory Bl* I used to live right up the street from there! In the NoHo ghetto. I don’t know if I’d blame this on the intersection… or the illegal drivers… 13. Sherman Wy & Winnetka Av Hey, this is a few blocks from my house! I go through this intersection any…

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saturn

saturn

As a good friend of mine is going through some major changes and decisions right now about what he’ll be doing and where he’ll be living in six months he introduced this to me. interesting.

and then there were 2

and then there were 2

Today I watched my black moore slowly gulp it’s last (drink?). I’d noticed a few days before that all its scales had either fallen off or turned white. Late last night I happened to pass by the tank and saw the culprit in action. My algea eater had been quietly sucking the scales off of the black moore (although completely ignoring the shubunkin). By this morning the black moore was floating (but still alive) at the top of the tank,…

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necessary

necessary

Another unfortunate accident occured on the LA Metro this morning (maybe Tom Leykis is going to switch from flash fridays to crash fridays). In an article about the crash I found these interesting statistics: The accident rate for freeways in 2007 was 1.09 per million miles driven. The accident rate for the Blue Line in FY08 was 17.1 per million miles operated. The fatality rate for streets in 2007 0.012 per million miles driven. The fatality rates for the Blue…

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dios malos

dios malos

At 10pm last night Aaron and I headed to Spaceland for the free Dios Malos “residency” show (they play Mondays all this month for free). Cindy and Peter met us there. When we arrived Rolling Blackouts were on stage doing their best Rancid impression. The crowd was a mix of kids that either borrowed their parents’ clothes, or their older brother/sister’s who was really into Grunge. A lot of flannel. A lot of tattoos. A lot of short and messy…

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