Friday, October 31, 2008

Opening Weekend Episode 24

This week Garrett and I battle it out over whether Halloween can possibly help the horrible Haunting of Molly Hartley and if the trend of Kevin Smith movies doing poor in the box office will change.

Opening Weekend

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


You should've seen their response to my question about taste buds

So Long DVD

I have a Netflix account, I will soon purchase an Xbox 360, and my use of DVD player will be only as a foot rest.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Opening Weekend #23

Posting this a little bit late. Now you can see the actual results and compare LIVE while you listen! This week Garrett and I discuss Jigsaw puzzles (the bad kind), cops (the bad kind), and high school musicals (the baddest kind). Check it out!

Opening Weekend

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Best Policital Debate Yet

I'll choose my vote on who crumps the best - Watch more free videos

One of the Main Reasons I want to have Kids

So I can dress them up in awesome Halloween costumes

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Because There Aren't Enough People in Jail Already

An 83-year-old woman may soon go to jail because a bedroom in her house is "supposed" to be a garage.
"It's traumatic. It's like tearing my house down," she said. "I bought this place 30 years ago, and it was always a bedroom. And now they are trying to shove this down my throat."

City building and safety director Tom Hartung said that an illegally converted garage poses health and safety risks but that going to court is a last resort.

"To say we should not enforce the ordinances based on the demographics of the owner of the property is unrealistic," he said. "We can't do that."

Hartung said that in his 25-year career, he's seen only one person jailed over a violation.
So there was no problem for the past 30 years, but somehow a concern has risen in 18 months that the house will fall on her or her neighbors? And why "can't" they "do that"? You didn't enforce it for 30 years and none of her neighbors have complained, is it really necessary to enforce her to change or face jail?
Her troubles began when a code enforcement officer spotted a light shining from her garage into the street, a code violation. He noticed her trash cans in front of the house (another violation) and weeds poking through the concrete (yet another one).
Again, no complaints from neighbors but a nosy code enforcement officer. Officer? Really? Is that part of the job title to make sure no one questions you without getting arrested? Are trash cans and weeds more a problem than let's say meth use and armed robbery? Do we really need to focus on these items?
"I never had a garage," said Camargo, who parks in the driveway. "I don't need one or want one."
Too bad! You're going to make one for your home and love it! Or go to jail! This really does sound like they're doing this for her best interests.

What does the city gain from this? No one has complained about the house, there are no threats of depreciating value, and it's stood fine for 30 years. Is a survivor of breast cancer and brain surgery needed to have this financial pressure put upon her?

Why the Intertubes Could Really Help or Destroy SNL

So one of the big stories for Monday was Sarah Palin's appearance on Saturday Night Live. I overheard on TWIT that her skit was actually posted online before it even aired in the west coast. With NBC posting SNL on Hulu and, this could either save the show or lead it to it's downfall.

Scenario 1: SNL becomes one of the best shows on television.

SNL is a sketch show. You don't need to watch one episode to the next to understand what's going on, hell you don't have to watch an entire episode. And most people don't. If you've noticed, the news isn't talking about any other skit from this weekend's show. I can also vouch that if it weren't for the few Macgruber skits, it may have been some of the worst television in a long time. How can Hulu or help this? Simple. Because SNL is skit based, they could record the number of hits certain skits receive and the most watched, higest rated, and most emailed would easily tell them what are the "best". This would allow them to keep the writers of those skits on staff, the actors in those scenes, and focus on the type of material that works. SNL has a better edge over other shows in that it would be difficult to tell from an episode of Lost of House which scene works or what dialog grabs a viewer's attention as they're whole 30-60 minute episodes.

Scenario 2: SNL has two more seasons and then no more

The problem that could occur is that SNL, NBC, and GE realize that only one or two skits a show are being viewed online or emailed. This would then cause them to question whether to keep a staff of writers and actors for a show that hardly anyone watches live and only a handfull of scenes are viewed online. This would lead SNL to become a YouTube member that people could subscribe to. Funny or Die and Ask Uncle Jay have perfected this by releasing material they know works, in small amounts, to a very large viewership. Lost and House wouldn't have these issues as they contain stories that overlap from episode to episode and require a constant viewership.

I hope scenario 1 pans out as SNL is one of the longest running shows on television for a reason and one of the main reasons I went into comedy. If Lorne Michaels accepts this new digital age and realizes the power of social media, we could see some the best comedy in a long time.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Opening Weekend #22

In this week's episode Garrett and I discuss Sex, Bees, W, and Payne. Sounds like my therapy sessions. Check it out!

Opening Weekend

Monday, October 13, 2008

Ouch, Again

Why I obey all signs


This is why I run away from fights

Friday, October 10, 2008

18th Century Humor

One of the pleasures I see when coming home from work is passing The Onion newspaper dispenser right by my place. Today's was like finding that old MVP baseball card. The Onion has decided to run a special edition from the archives of their 1700s. Check it out here

Opening Weekend Episode 21

We're old enough to drink now! We celebrate by debating on who's better for Meg Ryan: Russell Crowe or Dennis Quaid. Check it out here

Thursday, October 02, 2008

I Choo-Choo-Choose Him!

Here's who's getting my vote for this election!

Rescue is the new Bailout

List of Senators that voted against the bailout rescue:

Allard (R)
Barasso (R)
Brownback (R)
Bunning (R)
Cantwell (D)
Cochran (R)
Crapo (R)
DeMint (R)
Dole (R)
Dorgan (D)
Enzi (R)
Feingold (D)
Inhofe (R)
Johnson (D)
Landrieu (D)
Nelson (FL) (D)
Roberts (R)
Sanders (I)
Sessions (R)
Shelby (R)
Stabenow (D)
Tester (D)
Vitter (R)
Wicker (R)
Wyden (D)