Tuesday, July 31, 2007

It's All Practical!!

I looked and couldn't find that I posted anything about this before, so I'm going with that. . . . . .

I was talking to someone the other day about practical jokes and it got me thinking. There was a time that I was into practical jokes. I have played some good ones and have had some great ones played on me. Here are the top practical jokes that I have actually been involved in (either giving or receiving)

3. Alka Seltzer – In college, the guys on my floor decided to get me back for something. . . .I’m sure that I did nothing. They had purchased an entire box of Alka Seltzer. They opened them all up and ground all the tablets into a fine powder. They waited until I went into shower and then threw the entire boxed of powdered tablets over the shower curtain and on top of me. . . . . .where I proceeded to unexpectedly fizz.

2. Have a seat – This joke is very hit or miss in today’s society, but back in college it was a slam dunk.
Step 1 – Scope out the local bathroom to see what color toilet seats are present (usually black or white)
Step 2 – Purchase matching color shoe polish.
Step 3 – Apply liberally.
Step 4 – Wait

Now with today’s disposable seat covers, you have less of a chance for success. Pre Sanitary Seat covers, this was a gem.

1. The best practical joke that I have ever witnessed was . . . .again. . . .from my college days. Keep in mind this is a long term practical joke. It’s the gift that keeps on giving and once you start it you can’t turn back. So BEWARE!
My roommate was dating the girl from Cabrini College. He received love mail everyday. EVERY DAY!! So I would go to our 4 in X 3 in mail slot and see his mail. So I would bitch down the hall “I never get any mail!!”
So, the guys on my floor decided that they would fix that. They filled out ever mail in flyer they could find with my name on it and my dorm room. They got bored and began changing my name . . . . Deathlok. . .O’Deathlok, Mc Deathlok, Deathlokonovich, Deathlokberg, Deathlokstein, Mr and Mrs McDeathlokonivichenberg. . . . . .and so on.
Soon, I was receiving mail for AARP applications, retirement homes (with floor plans), a sheet of material that if you wet your foot and put your footprint on it and mail it in, they will make you a custom pair of orthopedic shoes, condom samples (which were stolen before I even opened them . . . .the list went on and on and on. Soon, when I opened the mail slot the only thing in there was a yellow piece of paper. When I presented the paper to the mailroom, they would give me a bucket of mail. . . .. everyday. T

To give you an idea of how this gift keeps on giving, three or four years later, my brother was attending the same college and he started to get my mail forwarded to him.

Honorable Mention – this doesn’t make the official list because we never finished it. . . .a shame really.

Years ago, Grimjack and I would drive by this one house on our way to the pick someone up for the bar. This house had a Penguin on their lawn. We thought that was awesome. After a few POST DRINKING trips, we thought it would be funny to steal the penguin, take down their address and begin sending ransom notes. Then we decided we could get it trouble for that, we retooled our plan and decided that we should mail postcard from the penguin from all over the world. Anytime we would hear that someone was going on vacation, we would have them send a postcard from “The Penguin”.

One rainy night we were swerving our way home and it hit us. “Let’s Get it!” and we swiped the penguin. I stayed in the back of my car for a long time. (One particularly late night. . .and by late, I mean drunken. . . . Grimjack and his friend Mary were chasing my car because in the state that they were in, they came to the conclusion that the secret formula to Cap’n Crunch was inside the penguin and they had to get it . . . .but I digress).

Finally, after months, we decided to just return the penguin with a little suitcase with travel stickers on it. When we drove by, the house had two lawn frogs on the lawn. We were so incensed that they thought that two lawn frogs could replace the penguin, that we decided that they didn’t deserve to have the penguin back. He soon became a fixture outside my apartment. Eventually he fell apart, but a God shined down on me one day, I was walking through a store and saw a brand new penguin that was THE SAME PENGUIN. He is outside my house today.

So, anyone got any good practical jokes???

Wild Reunion

Saturday, I took a sojourn down to Wildwood NJ to a place called Westy's for the Annual Archbishop Ryan Reunion. It's an "Every year" Reunion so it is packed.

My friend Pam called and asked if I was going. Since I haven't seen her in about 10 years, I decided to make an appearance. Not the merry socialite I am today, I don't really know too many people from high school. Of the 3 people that I hung out with in high school, I am still close with two of them (one is a cloaked reader of this here blog) and they couldn't make it (read: had little desire to make it).

While there, I saw three guys that I went to school with. One I barely knew and the other two were the class bully types. "Hey! Great to see you. You were a real dick in high school." Doesn't go over well. So I made pleasantries and tried to ignore the voice of Gollum in my head saying "Deathlok is falses. . .he speaks false."

After about an hour of standing there and having people come up to me and saying "Hi! Is your brother/sister here!" It was suggested that we go back to the Denise Callahan's house (a girl from the old neighborhood). I few of us went back there and we caught up a little bit. Very nice.

The point of all this is. . . .of the guys that I saw, I learned this. I Look Great! . . . Well, comparatively. I swear to God I wanted to say "I think I went to school with your son." I now believe that minimal drug use and a lot of drinking is indeed the fountain of youth.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Blogger Reflection Award!!

Unlike the previously bestowed Meme. . . .

Not Madame Mim. . . .Meme. . . Anyway, I have been given a Blogger Reflection Award by RT.

The rules are as follows:

Here are the rules:

1. Copy this post (meaning the rules).
2. Reflect on five bloggers and write a least a paragraph about each one.
3. Make sure you link this post so others can read it and the rules.
4. Go leave your chosen bloggers a comment and let them know they’ve been given the award.
5. Put the award icon on your site.

"This award should make you reflect on five bloggers who have been an encouragement, a source of love, impacted you in some way, and have been a Godly example to you. Five Bloggers who when you reflect on them you get a sense of pride and joy . . . of knowing them and being blessed by them.”

Now, can I come up with five?? Let open up the head and see what comes out.

Wyatt – I have to begin with Wyatt because he started me on this blogger thing. Wyatt is from a group of my brother’s friends that through Man’s Weekend, Fantasy League Hockey, Blogging, etc. I have come to consider MY friend (whether they like it or not). I’m a necessary evil due to being the “coordinator of events” for a lot of things, but Wyatt is a great guy who is witty (with a bit of “Bitey” to it) who understands my brand of humor. When it comes to the Don Rickles brand of humor, he gives and good as he gets. There is no one that can hit with a comedic jab AND take the same jab with being offended by it. Very smart and very sharp even if he needs a meeting to curtail his blogging addiction. When it effects his Man’s Weekend appearance, the intervention will begin.

Zippychik & 80s Girl – I’m combining two (technically not in violation of the rules. . .see above) – Years ago, I began streaming an ill-fated radio station called Dayglo Radio. (There’s a post in my archives somewhere that I could direct you to if I knew where it was). There I met many fun people that I became “internet friendly” with. Upon the demise of Dayglo, the friendship remained for a few. Of them, Zippychik and 80’s Girl are among the top (Diane’s in there too but doesn’t have a blog as far as I know (which is technically against the rules)). Although I have never met Zippychik in person, I consider her a good friend. The same can be said for 80’s Girl until this weekend when she will be visiting the House of Deathlok.

Radio Gnome – Speaking of internet radio, when Dayglo went the way of the Dinosaur Jrs, Zippychik introduced me to Radio Hidebound(Now available through iTunes). Radio Gnome is the owner, coordinator and DJ of RadioHidebound. It’s a great site that plays great music. I have gotten to the point that if I’m not plugged into my MicroZen, I have Radio Gnome plugged in. Last year when my wife and I visited the D.C. area, I got to meet Radio Gnome. Despite my wife’s initial “This guy isn’t going to kidnap you, is he?” fears, I had a great time. My work day and house cleaning have been changed forever with Hidebound. It would be a major adjustment to lose it. Clearly another internet person that has become a friend.

Brad - Just added to the links on the right (thus making him a legal pick) is my friend Brad. I haven't been in touch for a while with Brad because since college, our lives have taken us in different directions. While we were in college, I learned a lot from Brad. Although I was the Senior guy moving onto the floor, Brad has a confident air and pleasant demeanor that just make you like him. With a brain big enough to memorize the entire name of Python's Johan Gambleputty (Google for the full name. . .I dare you to try and memorize it) and musically talented to boot, I spent my senior year (and then some) learning New Wave and Post Modern (remember that), and many other type of music from Brad. He has always been an inspiration to me and by the number of times that his name comes up in conversation despite not seeing him in over 10 years, he will always be a big part of my life and who I am. In the coming months visit his Christmas Music Site.

And although that is technically 5, I would be remiss if If didn't mention:

Without her help, my pitiful blog would not have the snazzy banner at the top. I appreciate her blog support and particpation in my corner of the world.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Staaling The Justice System.

For the full article go here:
TSN Hockey News

Is this news? Other than the fact that they are celebrities. Let's see a guy is having a bachelor party and they are drinking and playing loud music. SEND IN SWAT.
Sure, Jordan Staal is underage. He wasn't driving. He was scoring with underage women. . . .not that he hasn't. they didn't even find cocaine in his pocket. Doesn't everyone walk around with cocaine in their pocket these days.

At least they didn't have Steve Chaisson or Herb Brooks drive them home.

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pure As The Driven (Over) Snow

You Are 48% Pure

You're not so innocent... in fact, you're quite unpure.
You have seen and experienced a lot. And you're no worse for the wear!

Okay, that's much higher than I thought it would be.

Thanks to
  • Pay Heed To The Geek
  • for this test.

    Saturday, July 21, 2007

    I Knew Him When

    My friend from college is in a contest to win a limited series comicbook (He's almost as cool as FEEDBACK from Who Wants To Be A Superhero). I haven't spoken to him in a while and have recently gotten back in touch.

    Check out the book . . . and if so inclined . . .. order one.

    VOTE For ED!

    I have a lot his old artwork in my house and if he becomes famous, I can really cash in. Unfortunately, my son won't let me get rid of the Beta Ray Bill poster.

    Unfortunately, I can't work it so that you can click on the banner above and magically transport you to the site. So, click here!


    Friday, July 20, 2007

    Iron Clad!

    The first pictures of next years IRON MAN movie are starting to come out and BOY! am I getting exited. It's just a teaser still, but I think it looks great.

    Do Do Do Yadda Yadda Yadda

    The Police concert was last night. And thus endeth my search for the sale of my tickets.

    After hawking my extra tickets for months I finally found someone to buy my pair of $90 each tickets. Unfortunately, it was this skeevy scalper dude that gave me $45 for the pair. On the bright side, nobody sat next to us at the concert, so I was $45 better than I would have been.

    As for the concert. . . .

    I don’t know maybe it was me. The songs were good, but it just seemed to lack heart. I think Sting’s voice has really held up. He sounded good. All three members, Feyd-Rautha, Stewart Copeland and Tim Allen, all were playing but the emotion wasn’t there. It’s as if they thought “We’ll play because the fans need us.” To paraphrase Killface “We are full”. Sure they are older. They could have done a remake of “We are alllll, all in out 50’s”, but that doesn’t fly. When I saw the Smithereens a few years ago, Pat gained about 800 pounds. Despite that he and the band ROCKED! They were very into it. Someone like Elvis (the one’s that’s alive) has changed his style as he got older, but still has passion for what he is doing. These guys were more lifeless than when I went to see BOSTON.

    HeYooooooooooo! Do I remember things wrong, or is the He-Yo NOT in every song that they sing? EVERY SONG! I could hear Sting thinking “They love it when we say He-yo. Let’s give em what they want. What we want is Canary in a Coalmine, Man in a Suitcase and Rehumanize Yourself.

    As for the venue, did they change the way stadium concerts are or did they always stink and I was too drunk to notice. I couldn’t see them at all. . AND I HAD GOOD SEATS. My son’s Heroclixs are bigger than that. The people on the floor had a decent view. To us, it was like were sitting there watching people watching a concert.

    There were two opening bands. The first, who I don’t even know who they were, sounded like the Police. Who does that?? They have already slipped from my memory. The next band, despite myself, caught my ear. They were the Fratellis, a Scottish band (so you should know that they weren’t crap). They were a cross between the Levellers, house of Freaks and the Monkees. I am researching them today. Gotta love a Scot.

    Anyway, I would have almost preferred that the Police stunk. They didn’t. They were just bland. They played hit after hit after hit (it amazes me that people get more riled up for EVERY LITTLE THING SHE DOES IS MAGIC that they do for SO LONELY (the only song that really rocked last night.)

    I know 80sGirl is heading to MSG to see them and with her love of String, she will probably love the show. . . .again the show was good and the songs sounded good. You will probably have a better view at the Garden. My wife and I were joking that if they just played the video screens and used stunt doubles on stage, we would never have known the difference.

    Note: Not that I'm kissing up or anything, but I did wear my Radio Hidebound T-Shirt at the concert.


    Thursday, July 19, 2007

    Blog Pet Peeves I - Amended

    Okay! Okay! I was a joke.

    I posted this as my own bloggishness. Although a great point, it was really a post that I stole from Pay Heed To The Geek

    I thought it would be funny. . . until this big guy showed up at the door. I asked him if he was here to buy Police tickets and he just looked at me and said "Take it Down!"


    Blog Pet Peeves I

    Before I set up a blog, I read a gazillion of them. No, really, a gazillion. I counted. Really…

    I was tempted to set one up for a while, but there was so much involved in doing it "right" that I put it off for a long time.

    I try desperately not to break certain written and unwritten rules. I don’t want to wind up becoming some sort of pariah that everyone regrets knowing. I sure as hell don’t want the local news station’s attorneys dropping notice of a lawsuit in my lap while I’m at work.

    One of the things that really pisses me off is people who wantonly steal someone else’s material with barely a mention of the original author.

    Fortunately (to the best of my knowledge) I cannot accuse anyone in my sidebar of this transgression.

    Most bloggers (or at least the ones I continue to visit) are excellent of grabbing a few choice quotes and saying, "Read the rest here." Some of you write tantalizing intros and tell those eager with anticipation where to find the post that made you break out the thesaurus for new and exciting ways to say "This post rules!" I’ve added more than a few bookmarks because of posts like this. Half a gazillion, at least.

    Stealing an entire blog post and putting it on a different website (without permission and gratuitous recognition that you used someone else’s content) is lame. You tease, you lead, you beg and grovel for your readers to go to the actual author’s site.

    You don’t cut and paste the entirety of someone else’s work and leave your reader no reason to go to the author’s site.

    To all of you that have linked me in the past and driven hits to my site, thank you for having a little etiquette. I try to do the same thing when I link to other people.

    For what it’s worth, I can’t spell "etiquette" without getting it wrong the first time, but that doesn’t mean I don’t think it’s a good thing. I may not know which fork to use when in fancy restaurants, but I’m not a flagrant pirate.

    I realize there is a "Fair Use" issue here as well, but every time I start to read into it, my eyes glaze over and I wonder if I got any sleep the night before.

    Meanwhile, I guess it’s time to read into copyrights.


    "Well little guy, how's life treating you."
    "I'm in a narrow tunnel all day, I'm just sick and tired of molasses."

    Do to low turn out, I went with just one winner. Thanks for your participation.


    This is the Mole Rat. It may look more like the Spotted Dick than Wyatt's Post, but this is a real animal.

    I’m thinking this is scary enough to make all the girls start checking to make sure that there are no teeth on yours.

    Should I make this the Caption Contest? Go For it!

    Other Caption contests here (if I can hyperlink these it will be a miracle)
    The Bullwinkle Blog (3rd Place Last Week)
    Cowboy Blob
    Gone Rick Motel
    Right Pundits (1st Place Last Week)
    Rodney Dill
    RT (Colored Hyperlinks? Show Off!)


    Tuesday, July 17, 2007

    Burn Time and Brain Cells . . . .

    My daughter recently introduced me to NotDoppler.com. It's a site that has games a plenty. They change them every week.

    There is one game where you are a stick figure and you have to shoot other stick figures. What's great about it is that it's one of the bloodier games I've seen.

    The most interesting game is The Impossible Quiz. It's addictive as all get out. Try it here

    The Impossible Quiz

    I haven't completed it yet. My daughter and I have gotten through 70-80 of the screens.



    Monday, July 16, 2007

    Using Good For Evil - A Morality Play

    So I'm sitting in Mass yesterday and the Deacon is giving his sermon. He's says . ."blah, blah, blah. . . .we often distinguish people based on the size, shape, race. . . .well, not race because we are all the same race. . .the human race. . . blah, blah, blah. . .

    My eyes did that involuntary widening when a light goes on in your head. My daughter notices and says "What?" My reply . . "Later!"

    So I explain to her that I thought that the sermon was very poignant (not pungent). However, from now on, every application or questionnaire that I receive will be filled out Race: Human.

    Thursday, July 12, 2007

    Meme To File

    Dodge The Meme

    As a contracts professional, I can say that I have examined the rules (see below) and have concluded that my response technically meets the qualifications of my recent meme.

    The rules say:
    1. Post the rules for the meme at the beginning of your post.
    2. This meme consists of the blogger listing eight random facts/habits about themselves.
    3. People who are tagged in this post are to write their own post listing their own eight random items and list the rules.
    4. At the end of the post/meme, list the folks you are tagging and leave them notice of such in their comments.

    Since I never got around to finishing my last meme, I am reposting the first four from May and adding the other four. This fulfills both meme requirements.

    Memes 1 through 4

    5. I took the SATs twice and was really hungover both times. My scores reflected this.

    6. Whenever I lend out a book, I never lend the Jacket. I find it surprising that people get annoyed by that.

    7. I have Police tickets that no one will buy.

    8. People that I have met in person include Graham Parker, Adrian Belew, Issac Asimov, Comic Book Artists Jim Starlin and George Tusca, Mira Furlan (Lost), Walter Koenig and the proprietor of radiohidebound . . . . .kah.

    Ta Da! Okay 7 was iffy, but it's weighing on my mind that my Flyer's ticket money is wrapped up in these guys. I can't in good conscience tag anyone.



    Respecting Wyatt's Authoritiah, I am posting my Simpsons's Avatar created on the new Simpson's Movie Website.

    I've seen the trailer and so far I'm not impressed. . . .but the avatar looks good. Ladies and Gentlemen . . . . .Simpson's Deathlok.

    Wednesday, July 11, 2007

    Deathlok's Top 10 List

    I was watching these clips today (I couldn't find the scene with the bar) and I started think. . . . Who are the funniest people ever. So I started trying to put a list together in my head.

    I categorized the list like this. There are some comedic groups that are funny and although some of their parts are funny, some of the parts are not as good as the whole. In those cases, I just put the group.

    There are people that I have laughed at over the years that when I watch them now, I chuckle and the comedic fire is gone. However, there are things that I see that I guffaw at EVER TIME. These are the people listed here. To begin:

    Honorable Mention - Paul Lynde - Actually a lot of people who were on the original Hollywood Squares were funny. I recently got a list of Paul Lynde answers from Hollywood Squares and I was surprised at how funny and inappropriate his humor was. It was ahead of its time. And let's be serious, who among us, didn't think the best part of BEWITCHED was Uncle Author. . . .What Aunt Haggatha? Please!

    10. Jerry Seinfeld - As for newer comedians, I have to hesitate and think, "Is this guy gonna be funny in 10 years. I have old comedy shows from the 80s that were side splitting whether I was drunk or not. Bob Nelson, Emo Phillips, Jake Johansson . .the list goes on and on. Where are they now? I do think that Billy Connolly is still really funny and he is Scottish, I haven't seen him do much (other than "Il Duce" in Boondock Saints. Seinfeld's show was consistantly funny and some were the tops in television comedy. His recent comedy is still really funny even though it's not a outstanding as it used to be.

    9. Stephen Colbert - I love comedy that isn't just standup. The Colbert Report is a very funny show and it's not the jokes, it's the delivery. There are few people that could replace him with the same script and make the show work.

    8. Dave Chappelle - Okay, so he went a little wacky. His comedy is great. It's so offensive to everyone that it becomes universally funny. His show was one of the few shows on television that are worth owning. It's a shame that the 3rd season never got off the ground.

    7. Eddie Izzard - A guilty pleasure. Being new to the scene (relatively speaking), he may fade into obscurity. But as we speak, I owe all five DVD of his standup and, although some are better than others, I think that he is brilliant. He mixes base humor with extreme intelligence. Similar to Dennis Miller but with a British flare.

    6. Don Rickles - I relate to Don Rickles. You see a lot of people today that try to reproduce the obnoxious, acerbic wit of Rickles that just comes across as rude. It's like he had a million insults categorized in his head and he just waited for the right situation to present itself.

    5. Warner Brothers Cartoons Characters - It's my list and I can bend the rules to suit my liking. Not all of them obviously. Namely, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Foghorn Leghorn. I've seen these cartoons 100+ each and when I see them, or just play them in my head, I laugh out loud. Personally, I've always been a BIG Daffy fan, of the bunch. To quote Bugs, if you don't like these cartoons "Yoooouu. . .are a men'tal case."

    4. The Three Stooges - One of the things that I find unique about The Stooges is that, despite repeated attempts, no one can ever repeat, remake, deuplicate, re-envision, or modernize the Stooges. Despite how funny they are, the comedy doesn't translate. There is a certain magic about it that is timeless and isolated in its humor.

    3. Buster Keaton - The clips above are humorous. There are other clips that are fall on the floor funny. Take into account that there was no CGI and most of his stunts involved a chance of death. . . .Amazing. In the clp above, where the house falls on him. He actually had the front of a real house fall on him and using his Engineering knowledge figured out where the window was going to be. One Take! One mistake and he would have been dead. I have similar awe for Lon Chaney in the horror genre.

    2. Monty Python - You can't pull these guys apart. I have spent a large portion of my life watching Python and things that have the members of Python in it. When I watched the Flying Circus in the late 70s (Oh. . shut up! . . like some of you aren't that old) I always thought that Cleese and Palin were the best. Years later I got to see Chapman live at the Comedy Factory Outlet in Philadelphia. He told exactly NO jokes. It was the funniest thing that I have ever gone to. He told stories about when he and Keith Moon used to hang out. He talked a little Python. I learned that the Silly Walk Sketch was actually written by Terry Jones and Graham Chapman and that they decided that Cleese would be the funniest to perform it. Based on that, I can't separate the genius that is Monty Python.

    1. Groucho Marx - The Marx Brothers are genius. I own most of their movies and although I always enjoy them, I never get tired of Groucho. Groucho had a wit like no other. He is the funniest guy ever.

    Everybody still here?? Well, what do you think? Am I missing anyone? Do you disagree with any of these?

    Monday, July 09, 2007

    Dedication Check

    Tonight is some far off land in Central Jersey, the Psychedelic Furs are playing with ABC and the FIXX.

    My question is . . . .Where will Wyatt and his Posse be? Not there! Can this be true?
    The Furs are in town and the Jameson truck isn’t enroute?


    Saturday, July 07, 2007

    Kids Today - Shoes of Tomorrow

    Thanks to
  • RT
  • for sending this (via Wyatt) to me.

    I don't know if that is real or not, but let's, for the sake of me blogging about something" say it is. What kids, exactly, are buying these. Do kids today even know how to tie there shoes? My son, at a lofty 7 1/2 learned last year (and I use the term LEARNED loosely.)

    "Okay kids, were are leaving in 5 1/2 hours everyone start getting their shoes on!" Next they will be coming out with the Rubix Shoeb.

    They do look extremely cool though. If they were real Transformers and would mold to your feet and autotie, I want to know where to grab that stock.

    Shameless Hawking. . .

    I have 4 tickets to the Police concert in Philadelphia on July 19th.

    Anyone interested in them? or a pair?

    With the Ticketmaster (as in Master and Servant S&M) Service Charge, they cost me $424. So I'd like to scalp them for $425. They are really good seats. They are dead center of the stage which should make for a great sound.

    Section D Row 15. Right behind Home Plate.

    Anyone? Anyone?

    I'll throw in some incriminating pictures of Wyatt!!

    Thursday, July 05, 2007


    This week has been movie central.

    I got to go out Tuesday night and see Live Free or Die Hard. I followed this up with yesterday's Dad, Son and Nephew day at the Transformers movie.

    Die Hard
    Anyone that asks if it is as good as the first one should just stop. You can't top the first one. That hasn't been done since ALIENS and Toy Story 2 . . .and never with the fourth in a series. Anyway, the movie was fun. It was VERY over the top and less believable than the first. Although, unlike the second film, he doesn't eject from a plane that has a hard top, non-removable canopy, so you have that going for you. Advise: Go and have a good time with it. Try not to notice the TRUE LIES plagiarism or the MATRIXy chases, Ignore the fact that in the year 2007, nobody has a car that has automatic headlights (you will understand when you see it).

    One of the problems I had with the movies in general was that I think that when you have a series, you should stay within your established ratings. LIVE FREE is PG13 and it is obvious that they changed the rating. I mention this only because when SCARY MOVIE 3 went to PG-13, my daughter saw it and then was giving me shit because she couldn't see the first two.

    Deathlok's rating
    LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD - 3 Cross hairs out of 5

    If you go to this please notice that 93.2% of the audience is male. The rest is reluctant female. Not a real big Transformer aficionado, I planned on a movie where "a lot of stuff blowed up in it". It didn't disappoint. The R-Rated INVASION trailer bothered me (a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers . . .another problem with the movies in general). After watching the Transformers movie, I was surprised that:
    1. The movie was aimed at a slightly older crowd. My son and my nephew enjoyed it, but they didn't quite get it all and they don't know more that 3 Transformers by name. Since they are the crowd that will be asking Santa for the Transformers toys this Christmas, I thought that they would have aimed for them. Oh Well, it will save me money. And since I have already spent all mine on Ghost Rider And Fantastic four toys for Reilly, that's a good thing. (YES! For Reilly!!)
    2. I was amazed that no one suffered an epileptic fit during the movie. The action is fast and intense. But, as I watching the movie, I start thinking to myself. I get what's going on, but I don't think that I'm actually seeing it. My one iris is still twitching.
    Despite that, all three of us enjoyed the movie. It was fun and dumb. There were parts of the movie that reminded me of LIVE FREE, which I found weak considering that they came out the same day.

    Deathlok's rating
    LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD - 3 Cross hairs out of 5

    Non Movie Rating

    I have also spent the better part of the week watching the entire season of SHOWTIME's DEXTER. GREAT SHOW! Season 2 starts in September and the wife and I are looking forward to it. I told my brother about it and he and his wife watched all 12 episodes in two days. We are also almost finished the first season of WEEDS. This is another show that I highly recommend. For those of you, like myself, that signed up to COMCAST's Triple Play and now have Showtime - Get on Demand and Get Watchin'! The Tudors is also one of the better shows on Television, but I watching that as it was on so I didn't need the On DEMAND service for that! MUCH better than the SOPRANOS. HBO, you are in trouble.

    Deathlok's rating
    DEXTER - 4 1/2 Cross hairs out of 5
    WEEDS - 4 Cross hairs out of 5
    TUDORS - 4 1/2 Cross hairs out of 5

    Sunday, July 01, 2007

    Lions and Tigers and Brieres. . .

    Two weeks ago, the Flyers went out and got veteran Defenseman (Defenceman, if you are from Canada. . in other words - can't spell) Kimmo Timonen(Not to be confused with Kimba the White Lion).

    Today the Flyer's signed Daniel Briere to an 8 year (count em 8 year deal). This gives us an elite center for the next decade (8 is almost a decade. . .it's a decade in base 8, okay. . . .that's a math joke.) If we can swing another pick up, I may be able to talk my Dad into the Flyer's tickets again this year.

    Update: The Flyers added more leadership with former Edmonton Captain Jason Smith and Joephrey Lupul.

    The Flyers acquisitions again prove my theory. The Flyers traded Pitkanen because they need the #44 for Kimmo. Watch!! The reason the Flyers didn't get Curtis Joseph a few years ago is that he is #31 and we all know about the Flyers #31.