Archive for the 'Schwenker' Category

12
Nov
08

I want spun honey and christal!!

Seriously.  I didn’t even know almond butter existed!

The amount of alcohol in impressive however.

05
Nov
08

Um….what was she selling?

Here’s Heidi Klum, in all of her jiggely glory, trying her best to get us to buy some some video games.

She could be selling rancid meat and i’d be waiting in line to nab what she hawking in that adVERtisement (Ian Camfield style).

24
Sep
08

Who’s going and who’s running?!?

http://www.tunneltotowersrun.org/

So, i’m going to be running in the tunnel to towers 5k this sunday.  who else is gonna be there??

if u guys see a guy with a mohawk (me) standing next to a guy with white handlebar moustache (my dad) come over and say hi!

23
Jul
08

Me? A man-crush on Simon Pegg?

I disagree! I just happen to really enjoy that dudes work.

Think about it.

Shaun of the Dead? You laughed your ass off. That is, without a doubt, one of my top 5 movies of all time. Hell, I was Shaun for halloween.

Hot Fuzz? EVERYTHING that a good mocking movie should be. And he kicks an old lady in the throat.

Run, Fat Boy, Run. Despite David Shwimmer directing it, funny ass flick.

HOWEVER, there was life before zombie flicks for Simon Pegg. He was in a show called “Spaced”. I ran into the show when I was in Scotland for spring break one year.

Basically, simon’s character needs a place to stay, and he winds up pretending he’s in a relationship with a girl named Daisy, to move into a nice place that requires a “working couple”. no singles, fooker.

Anywho, the fiance bought me the box set of said tv show for muh birfday, but it’s a region 2 disc. the US is region 1. luckily, i’m enough on an anglo-phile that i would own a multi-region dvd player.

HOWEVER, the boxset is being released for region 1, ANNNNNNNNNNNND they’re playing it on BBC America.

seriously, funny as balls. the paintball episode and free form art episode are CLASSIC. you cant call yourself a simon pegg fan without owning that show.

PWNED!

21
Jul
08

Remember: the enemies gate is DOWN.

I was 11.  7th grade in I.S. 34, Tottenville, Staten Island.  It was my english class’s turn to head to the book fair.  Most of it was utter crap.  The same juvenile, pander to the pre-teen angst ridden middle schooler bull$#!t books.  You’re either too old for the “Tales of a Second Grade Nothing” type books, or too young for the really awful crap they were going to shove down your throats in high school.  (“The Good Earth”?  Eff Wang Lung and O-Lan.  The only book i hated more was “Nectar in a Sieve”)

I was wandering around, wondering what i was going to waste my much loved/saved up lump of lunch money.  A few of my friends were walking up to the counter with “Jurassic Park”  so i caved to the ever present book lovers peer pressure and bought the book. 

By the way, i love that book.  And the movie still kicks ass.  That jumpy glass of water?  Classic.

As i walked up to the counter, my eye was captured by the cover of a book.  It was kinda futuristic, some type of weird craft on the cover, and on top, in big bold letters, the title.  “Ender’s Game”.

i thought it was an interesting looking cover, and it sounded ominous enough, so i went ahead and spent a week’s cookie rationing on the novel by Orson Scott Card.

i can honestly say that THAT was the book that started my epic reading craze.  by the time i had reached 18, i’d read more books then most people would in their lifetimes.  i still spend between 50-100 bucks a week at various bookstores, going through novels in about 2-3 days.  also, i like to switch around, get as much story as possible.

“enders game” is about super brilliant kids.  the future of humanity is dependent on these little geniuses growing up and becoming the commanders of the next inter-orbit fleet.  sound geeky?  well duh.  have you met me?  have u ever seen my blogs on battlestar galactica?

however, when you read the book, it’s MUCH more about the relationships that develop in the book, then about science fiction.  i honestly wouldn’t want to tell you more, because you really need to experience the book.  i would never take away from someone reading that.  it’s THAT good a story.

i’ve bought that book 3 times now.  my original copy wore out at least 10 years ago.  i’ve lent it to so many friends that i had to buy another one when my 2nd copy didnt make it’s way back to my bookshelf.  i’ve read almost everything else that card has published, and it’s all been worth it.  but i still come back to that book.  my cousin and i actually make references to it when speaking to each other.  matter of fact, the title of this blog is just such a reference.  (jeremy would understand).

i still read the book on average of 3 times a year. 

which is why im so FREAKING psyched that it’s being made into a graphic novel. 

http://www.zooped.com/2008/04/20/enders-game-comics-coming-from-marvel/

i can only hope that it does justice to the book.  i’d actually be kind of disappointed if this eventually led to a movie.  theres no way in hell that a movie can do justice to the intracacies of that story.

anyway, as u can tell, i’m a total fanboy.  but do yourself a favor.  go read the book.

16
Jul
08

Yet another example of people thinking they’re great at everything….

cause they’re good at SOMETHING.

what am i talking about?  think back.  there’s plenty of celebrities who seem to think they have the ability to do EVERYTHING, since they can do SOMETHING.

lindsay lohan made an album.  please dont ever again.

arnold schwarnwdlgkwhoozit is the governor of caleefouneea.

paris hilton tried to not sleep with every b-level celebrity and oil tycoon trustfund baby.

britney spears tried to go to college.

ok, i made that last one up.  she couldnt get fill out the paperwork correctly.

but, WHY OH WHY do people think they’re sooooooooo effing great something, when they should be concentrating on what they CAN do.

me, i’m content.  i’m a dj.  i can barely hold THAT down, i dont need to go pretending im a doctor or a librarian.

so WHYYYYYYY hayden?  just sit back, look f*cking phenomenal on heroes, and let the residuals roll in.

*sigh*

26
Jun
08

Yes, i do indeed <3 vinyl.

a little while ago, i was talking about how much i wanted to buy the vinyl edition of NIN’s new albumd, “the slip”. i’m a bit of a collector, and in my personal opinion, vinyl sounds better to me.

i stumbled across this article at cnet.com, about how vinyl records are actually MADE.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13772_3-9977878-52.html?tag=st.top

so, we’ve now managed to combine 2 of my obsessions. music and that damn show “How It’s Made” on the science and discovery channels.

that show has me so addicted its not even funny. it’s like stewie with his hynosis glasses when it comes on. they’re talking about stuff i have no interest in whatsoever, or dont even understand what it does in real life, but i can NOT look away!

it’s also helpful that my dad has about 37 1/2 hours of that stuff dvr’ed, so when the fiance and i visit, i dont converse anymore. i just sit there with this dumb look on my face, eyes glazed over and drooling slightly….and since i look like that normally, you cant tell im not paying attention to the conversation.

im sneaky like that.

http://science.discovery.com/fansites/howitsmade/howitsmade.html