Halloween Reflection

November 1, 2007

Here are a couple observations/thoughts I have had on Halloween this year…

– It is annoying to have a hound dog when you have kids coming to your door every thirty seconds.

– Kids with facial hair (real facial hair, not part of a costume) should not be coming to my door for candy.

– Its a crime that I can’t find a video of the SNL skit where John Travolta plays a version of Dracula who is trying to convince his guests he is not gay.

– I don’t care how young he was, the kid in the Michael Vick jersey needs to read a newspaper. Although it was funny when Sawyer barked at him.

– Sometimes, I take a little peace and quiet for granted.


The C.L.I.T. is Real

October 29, 2007

Its the female orgasm that’s the myth.

Just one of many great quotes from Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. But now, instead of watching the movie for the 8oth time, you can play with the inaction figures. Use the menu on the left to check out cool stuff from the other movies of the View Askew universe. Immature humor meets odd looking toys…it doesn’t get better than that.

I guess if you live in the New England area…yesterday was one of the best days in recent memory. As a warm-up, you watch the Patriots embarrass the Redskins. I’m not a skins fan myself(although I do live in the area), but that didn’t make yesterday’s 52-7 “contest” any easier to watch. Afterwards you get to move on to watch the Redsox win the World Series. With the World Series secure, Boston College doing great, and Tom Brady deciding how he will wear four rings…it looks like New England may soon own the sports universe. I would rather be here for the end of the world than have to hear another annoying Bostonian gloat about how great it is to be a sports fan in New England. I think its the accent that makes it truly unbearable.

On a lighter but still football related note, check out this crazy lateral play from Trinity (if you haven’t already).

Full Recovery!

October 17, 2007



One of the funnier SNL skits I have seen as of late. Not allot of explanation needed, it pretty much stands on its own.

In my opinion (I know you didn’t ask, but your getting it anyway) SNL has been pretty weak for the past several years. Although I do like the guy in the video (Andy Samberg), he can be really hit or miss. I guess its too much to expect to get another Will Ferrell.

Identity Crash

October 8, 2007

You are reading my WordPress blog right now…well, one of them anyway. Like others out there, I have multiple blogs whose status range from “updated regularly” to “all but abandoned”. These blogs make up a minuscule portion of the social networks that I am registered with. This is a fact I found somewhat troublesome when I took the time to think about it. Below is a list of the networks/sites that I am registered with.

43things, couchsurfing, del.icio.us, facebook, flickr, livejournal, livemocha, myspace, pownce, sounddomain, yelp

Those are just the sites whose main focus is social networking. Now add in sites like Netflix, which are there for other purposes, but have social networking built in. Also add the endless list of message boards and forums of which I am a member…and you have a online identity overload. Think of all the quality time wasted on sites like these, especially when I don’t even use half of them anymore. It may be time for a little social network purging.

Five Star Sofas

October 5, 2007

I recently stumbled across this Couch Surfing website, and remain fascinated by the idea. Before reading this site, I was under the impression that couch surfing was falling asleep on the sofa while watching one of the Police Academy movies on a Saturday afternoon. As it turns out, couch surfing is a global network of individuals who let strangers crash at their place. The idea being that an individual not from the area can sleep on someones sofa as opposed to paying for a hotel room.

Insane? Yeah, that’s one of the first words that came to my head too. After watching Hostel, I’m not sure how comfortable I would feel about bunking with a local on my next visit to Germany. Upon reading more on how their system works, I will admit it doesn’t seem quite as dangerous as I first assumed…but still a little odd. I’ll admit I am very intrigued by the idea, but don’t know if I would ever muster up the cojones to go on such an adventure. It’s a shame too, falling asleep on the couch is one of the things I excel at.

Watch Instantly

October 3, 2007

I don’t how many of you have a subscription to Netflix, but I just recently started taking advantage of their “Watch Instantly” feature which allows you to watch selections from your queue right on your computer. I wasn’t too interested in this when it first rolled out, as distribution rights seem to limit what you are able to “watch instantly”.

This changed when I noticed that they offer a good number of television series through this service. My friends have been hassling me lately for not watching Heroes. I told them that I don’t have a real interest in watching the second season (which recently stared), as I had not seen any of the first. However, since I have stumbled across this feature…I have been on a Heroes marathon, trying to catch myself up to speed on the series. They even have previously aired episodes of season 2 available, which means that I can catch up without waiting for a season to end.

I would sit here and go on about it some more, but I have some Heroes to watch.