Thursday, August 10, 2006

Back To School

No, not me: Logan. Today Logan went back to school, going to first grade. Life comes at you fast. Not only that, but yesterday was my little sister Leila's 27 birthday. Sheez. Here is some wonderful news. Doctors in Utah were able to successfully separate those conjoined twins. But sadly in Connecticut they were unable to successfully separate Joe Lieberman from President Bush. Senator Joe Lieberman lost his own parties nomination yesterday. He was beaten by new comer Ned Lamont. Or you know him as "Who?” Wasn’t that Fred Sanford’s son? And to his credit, he was just as dull in defeat as he would have been in victory. Give you an idea how bad Lieberman got beaten, even Mel Gibson was feeling sorry for him. Iran announced today that it cloned a sheep. They plan to use the sheep to pull the wool over the U.N.’s eyes. President Bush ruled out sending troops to Lebanon. Know what that means, they don't have oil. 75 hours of video is hitting the internet of O.J. Simpson's day-to-day life. During one radio interview O.J. calls Oprah dishonest...he's done it now...killing two people is one thing, but taking Oprah's name in vain, you're a dead man! Paris Hilton is now claiming she will remain celibate for 365 days. Oh, not in a row…over the course of her lifetime. NBC is considering adding another hour to the today show. Making it now 17 hours long. It will just go to day and then right into tonight. Floyd Landis said the reason he failed the drug test was that he accidentally ingested testosterone from another source. So he ate Barry Bonds. President Bush is currently reading a book about President Lincoln – or as he calls him, "the guy on the pennies”. Reuben Stoddard and Kevin Fedderline are going to record a duet. I believe they’re called "Ebony and Hillbilly”.

And now, for my soap box: Let the resounding defeat of Senator Joe Lieberman send a cold shiver down the spine of every Democrat who supported the invasion of Iraq and who continues to support, in any way, this senseless, immoral, unwinnable war. Make no mistake about it: We, the majority of Americans, want this war ended -- and we will actively work to defeat each and every one of you who does not support an immediate end to this war. Nearly every Democrat set to run for president in 2008 is responsible for this war. They voted for it or they supported it. That single, stupid decision has cost us 2,592 American lives and tens of thousands of Iraqi lives. Lieberman and Company made a colossal mistake -- and we are going to make sure they pay for that mistake. Payback time started last night. I realize that there are those like Kerry and Edwards who have now changed their position and are strongly anti-war. Perhaps that switch will be enough for some to support them. For others, like me -- while I'm glad they've seen the light -- their massive error in judgment is, sadly, proof that they are not fit for the job. They sided with Bush, and for that, they may never enter the promised land. To Hillary, our first best hope for a woman to become president, I cannot for the life of me figure out why you continue to support Bush and his war. I'm sure someone has advised you that a woman can't be elected unless she proves she can kick ass just as crazy as any man. I'm here to tell you that you will never make it through the Democratic primaries unless you start now by strongly opposing the war. It is your only hope. You and Joe have been Bush's biggest Democratic supporters of the war. Last night's voter revolt took place just a few miles from your home in Chappaqua. Did you hear the noise? Can you read the writing on the wall? To every Democratic Senator and Congressman who continues to back Bush's War, allow me to inform you that your days in elective office are now numbered. Myself and tens of millions of citizens are going to work hard to actively remove you from any position of power. If you don't believe us, give Joe a call. P.S. Republicans -- sorry to leave you out of this letter. It's just that our side has a little housecleaning to do. We'll take care of you this November.

DOCTOR WHO NEWS

The official Doctor Who website today officially announced that the second series has been picked up in America by the Sci Fi Channel. Says the release, "The SCI FI Channel and BBC Worldwide Americas have confirmed that Doctor Who will return to SCI FI in September 2006. The run will kick off with a two-hour premiere package that will include David Tennant's debut, The Christmas Invasion. Chris Regina, Vice President of Programming, SCI FI Channel, said 'Our audience has clearly embraced 'Doctor Who' and it has delivered a significant increase in viewers in the time period. We are looking forward to keeping the momentum going with David Tennant as the new Doctor.' Executive Producer and Lead Writer Russell T Davies says, 'We were delighted by the first season's success in the US, and can promise new thrills, new laughs, new heartbreak, and some terrifying new aliens in Season Two.'" Though I'd heard in recent days that there was significant confusion over whether or not "The Christmas Invasion" would be broadcast as a holiday special or as part of the actual run, it now appears that it will be the item that fills part of the two-hour slot on Friday 29 September, which is the date that is listed on the Sci Fi Channel website schedule. There is no word, however, as to whether it will be padded with other material to fill the two hour slot, or if it will be edited to share the two hour block with the first regular episode of the season, "New Earth". The BBC announcement does not list a date; the 29 September date is, however, the current planned launch date both according to our source as well as the Sci Fi "schedulebot". There has been no detail posted on Sci Fi's website, but of course, the official BBC site was also where the first season's broadcast was announced.

WHEN YOU'RE A CELEBRITY, ADIOS REALITY

Diane Henry was voted out of the Big Brother 7 house by a vote of 7 to 1. She left because everyone promised their votes to Erika before Mike Boogie won the competition, and right before she left the house, Diane chastised them, saying, “It’s an all-star show; you guys should know better.” Sitting with Julie Chen, Diane said she hopes Janelle pays for orchestrating her exit. “I want that karma boomerang to come around and take Janelle out of the game, preferably next week,” she said. Janelle’s former ally James seemed to agree; he’s still pissed at her, and seemed to be aligning himself with Danielle. The HOH competition began on the live show but ended a few hours later, and involved the houseguests sitting atop a spider’s web made of rope. Oh, the creativity. The first five people to drop off it, however, had a chance at selecting an “egg,” some of which contained prizes. Julie Chen explained that all competitions this week will feature “difficult choices between power and temptation.” And severe boredom for viewers. But what was genuinely interesting was a new twist Julie teased to us. Julie said that the coup d’etat “twist will enable one person to overthrow the HOH at a moment’s notice.” Julie suggested this will be introduced next Thursday, so this week’s HOH may be safe. Still, it’s about time; where has this been the past month? Well, that was a stupid plan. Danielle nominated Janelle and James with the hopes that he’d win the power of veto and prevent Janelle from escaping eviction. Instead, the opposite happened, and Janelle won, saving herself. Even better, Janelle won by accepting various forms of punishment for the house. In a game that involved earning and spending points for various rewards and punishments, Janelle took a number of punishments, including forcing the entire house to sleep on cots and have no hot water for an entire week. That went over wondefully, as did her decision to put the four non-competing houseguests on slop for a week (although she apparently didn’t accept this punishment, but rather just lied to others and told them she did). Danielle opted for some punishments, trying to ensure that Janelle wouldn’t win the veto; she accepted 24 hours in solitary confinement with just a camp toilet and quasi-oatmeal to eat. Worse, she turned down one of the rewards offered, which was a phone call home. “I’m completely alone,” Danielle said once she realized that her allies hadn’t, surprise surprise, taken any punishments for themselves, but had in fact taken rewards. “I’m so pissed off.” Meanwhile, the other veto players raked in prizes; Boogie walked away with a trip and a plasma TV, while Will won $5,000. Even more incredibly, they managed to successfully blame the prizewinning on Marcellas, once again deflecting attention from themselves. Janelle came close to being the player we remember from Big Brother 7, noting that James’ nomination “doesn’t make sense.” She correctly suggested that he was used as a pawn to get rid of her, but Kaysar (oh, Kaysar!) insisted that James would “never take that deal in a million years.” Alas, he did, and as a result of Janelle’s winning the veto, Danielle put Kaysar up for eviction. He’ll most likely go home on Thursday, his birthday. Better now than after he has four more weeks to make us realize what a terrible player he actually is. In other news, we were treated to a segment with Will and Howie shaving themselves in the yard, and Will did everything in his power to assert his masculinity while he removed all of his body hair, accusing Howie of being a “fruitcake” for offering to help him shave. But the most disturbing part was when Chicken George, ever the sad, sad follower, said he “might as well” shave, too. We did not see this take place, thankfully, but instead were treated to one of the most disturbing images ever filmed: a shirtless George lying face up in front of Howie, saying, “Take it all off.” The editors cut away then, giving all of us just enough time to not hurl a brick through our television screens to make it stop. CBS has announced that, as part of Big Brother 7’s summer of crazy twists and unbelievable turns, former houseguests will return and participate in the three challenges this week. Ooh. Specifically, the as-yet-unknown houseguests will (mild spoilers ahead) “will be incorporated into the HOH competition” next Thursday, and it “will require this season’s All Stars to recall specific clues they have received from the former Houseguests throughout the week in order to be crowned this week’s HOH.” Others “will return to serve as judges during this week’s Food Competition on Sunday” and finally, “former Houseguests [will] also [be] playing a role in the all important Veto Competition on Tuesday.” As a hint of what’s to come, the HouseGuests began seeing ghostly images of former HouseGuests in the windows and mirrors of the house” last night, JAM! Showbiz reports. Tonight’s show will also feature Julie Chen introducing the coup d’etat twist.

SEARCH ENGINE

http://yourdictionary.com/library/mispron.html 100 most commonly mispronounced words. You're telling me it's not Old Timer's Disease?

http://tolerance.org/ Thanks to my friend Ron for telling me about this website. Everyone should read this site.

http://garfieldisdead.ytmnd.com/ Is Garfield really dead?

GET LOST

ABC announced that production begins Aug. 7 in Hawaii on the upcoming third season of its hit SF series Lost, which returns on Oct. 4 and will air Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT. ABC also offered a new synopsis of what to expect: Jack (Matthew Fox), Kate (Evangeline Lilly) and Sawyer(Josh Holloway) open the season in captivity as prisoners of the Others. Just who these Others are and what they want are primary questions season three will explore. Michael Emerson joins the regular cast in his ongoing role as Henry Gale, leader of the Others. Romance looms on the horizon as Jack's interests veer toward a mysterious new woman, whose motives may be questionable. Sun (Yunjin Kim) and Jin (Daniel Dae Kim) will continue to celebrate their pregnancy, but is the child really Jin's? Locke (Terry O'Quinn) and Sayid (Naveen Andrews) will band together with some of the other survivors and journey across the island in an attempt to free Jack, Kate and Sawyer. Charlie (Dominic Monaghan) will attempt to return into the good graces of Claire (Emilie de Ravin) and her baby, Aaron, but can he be trusted to stay clean and sober? The fates of Locke, Desmond (Henry Ian Cusick) and Mr. Eko (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje) in the aftermath of the implosion of the hatch are answered. Will Penny Widmore find the island and her long-lost love, Desmond, and can the survivors find a way to interact with the outside world? Meanwhile, Variety reported that Kiele Sanchez will join the cast as a woman named Nikki, who is possibly a love interest for a new character played by Rodrigo Santoro. In addition, Elizabeth Mitchell joins the cast as Juliet.

THE POLITICALLY INCORRECT ALPHABET

B for beaver. A large aquatic rodent with a reputation for hard work. Just the thing to inspire children, but why the snickering at the back there? Next week, C, D and E.

TODAY IN HISTORY

1628: To assist in the war with Poland, Swedish King Gustavus Adolphus builds a magnificent warship, the Vasa, with 64 bronze cannon on two tiers. But on its maiden voyage, the lower gunports are accidentally left open, and the ship immediately sinks to the bottom of Stockholm harbor. The ship remains submerged until it is raised in 1961 to become a tourist attraction. 1966: Last words of James French, sent to the Electric Chair by the state of Oklahoma: "How about this for a headline for tomorrow's paper? FRENCH FRIES." 1969: Leno and Rosemary LaBianca are brutally murdered in their Los Feliz, California home by followers of Charles Manson. They take some of their victims' blood and smear HEALTER SKELTER on the refrigerator door. 1972: Paul McCartney and his wife Linda are arrested in Sweden after postal officials intercept a parcel of hashish addressed to their band, Wings. 1989: Disgruntled postal worker John Merlin Taylor blows his wife's brains out with a .22 Ruger, then drives to his job at the Orange Glen post office in Escondido, California. There he kills two coworkers on the back loading dock, then wounds another inside before blowing his own brains out. 1996: Heated by the sun, power lines begin to sag in Oregon. Somehow this triggers a series of failures which cascades throughout the Western states. Four million people lose electrical service in Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Montana, and Texas.

CANNED LAUGHTER

Q: How can you tell if a man is well-hung? A: When you can barely slip your finger in between his neck and the noose.

Q. Why is it good for young boys to read Playboy and Penthouse? A. It improves hand-eye coordination.

Q: Why does it take 100,000,000 sperm to fertilize one egg? A: Because not one will stop and ask directions.

Q: What is the difference between men and women? A: A woman wants one man to satisfy her every need. A man wants every woman to satisfy his one need.

Q: What do you get when you put 50 lesbians and 50 politicians in a room together?
A: One hundred people who don't do dick.

Q: What is the definition of the perfect wife? A: A rich, mute, nymphomaniac that owns a liquor store.

P.P.T.V.

LOST A-Team If you needhelp and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the Lost A-Team!
WDW College Program Innoventions Fun Here we are having a good old time in the Innoventions breakroom. Todd, Val, Sasha, Steve and I (Vanessa) and some other cast members.
WDW College Program Innoventions Fun 2 Breakroom fun @ Innoventions. har har har *eyes val*
Innoventions Breakroom fun part 3! you know the drill..... 
 
MOVIE BUZZ
The Grudge 2: Watch Buffy — yes, Sarah Michelle Gellar will always be Buffy to me — die in the trailer. I'm guessing Amber Tamblyn is gonna kick the bucket, too. I mean, when your dying sis says, "Don't go in the house with the crazy kabuki kid inside" and you immediately walk right through the front door …
 
Borat: Make click on trailer for make benefit glorious nation of Kazakhstan!
 
Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny:  It's a fine line between brilliant and retarded, and I'm not really sure which side the trailer falls on. On the one hand, it's got Jack Black and Kyle Gass dressed up as Sasquatch for a wrestling match in a field of giant mushrooms. On the other — wait. That's just rad.
 
School of Scoundrels: In the trailer, Billy Bob teaches Napoleon Dynamite how to score. Hmm — if he can do that, let's get him working on the whole Mideast peace thing.
 
Transformers: You know what's pretty awesome? Watching freaked-out actors nearly getting impaled by evil robots.
 
The Amateurs: The trailer proves what I've known all along: Nothing brings a community together like amateur pornography.
 
Lethal Weapon 5: Will Mel do the sequel to distract everyone from hating him? Maybe they could work his drunken tirade into the plot. Like, his character could have a catchy nickname: Sugar Riggs.
 

Message Board: Apparently Mandy Moore wants to string together a movie script using fan posts on her website. So, there'll be a character named SuP3RMandyFan_84, who's got dialogue like "OMG!!! I cant belive she dmped Zach LOL!!!"

Snakes On A Plane: Snakes on a Babe. Sigh.

Man Of The Year: The not-exactly-outrageously-funny imagines what life would be like if a Jon Stewart type, played by Robin Williams, were to run for prez and win. Maybe they should have cast, I don't know, maybe JON FREAKING STEWART?

The Dukes of Hazzard: the Beginning: Attention, Creepy MySpace Stalkers. The new, disturbingly skinny, straight-to-DVD Daisy Duke wants to be your friend!

Well, that's it for another week. Don't forget to check out my webshots page at http://community.webshots.com/album/527540184iyFFCs. I hope to put up pictures from logan's first day of school tonight or tomorrow. I will leave you with a random puicture, remember to spread the word and not the turd.

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1 comment:

dack48 said...

Your son is in school now?! Orientation for RIT isn't for two weeks yet....jeez you all start late. How has it been?

Cheers,
Jonathan in Rochester

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