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Friday, November 26, 2004

Wow. Been a while. Now that I have a laptop, a wireless network at home, and a new job, I think I may just redesign this thingy and start posting again. I want a new design, but don't know where to start. Same theme... Bah. We shall see...

Posted by Milky Way 4:23 PM | *

Friday, June 11, 2004

It's getting ridiculous. This made me sort of laugh when I heard it, I don't know why it's such a big deal. City riots tend to happen in all major cities when a huge celebration happens. I don't get it. You can't even joke about things anymore if you're on television? What is this world coming to? People are just too serious these days. I've always lived in Michigan, it's not like the city hasn't been burned in the past, you know? I thought it a funny comment, based on the city's previous reputation...

Posted by Milky Way 10:00 AM | *

Wow, busy busy busy. Stumbled across this though, and find it rather amusing. Rain, rain ,rain. Mountain bike going in the shop tomorrow. What will I do around the house? I know, clean the basement and put crap on eBay.

I see the cleaning crews in the office removed my sign from the fllor "Beware of carpet monster". Three people tripped in the same spot yesterday, so I thought a warning sign would help. I think it did. I wonder what the cleaning crew thought.

Posted by Milky Way 7:58 AM | *

Thursday, May 20, 2004

Hella busy week this is turning out to be. I'm on vacation next week, so W00t! to that. Get my new ride today. I'm pretty geeked. Monte Carlo LS Sport.

You know, I went into the dealership looking for a Cavalier Coupe w/a few options. Figured I could lease one for about $200 with the GM discount. WRONG! Because the residual is so crappy on them, the lease was going to be about $320/month! I paid $370/month for a Trailblazer 4x4! So the sales guy tells me about all the incentives they have on the Monte Carlo. I took one for a ride and talked numbers. $0 down, $208/month for 36 mos. That's just crazy. You'd think I could get a Neon for that? NOPE! Neon was $250/month. Welcome to Bizarro world. I guess the residual value on leases really plays out so that nicer cars are cheaper to lease, sometimes.

Posted by Milky Way 9:59 AM | *

Monday, May 10, 2004

Worst movie, EVAH!

So, with much coercion, I went to see Van Helsing. It was Van Horrible. The audience was actually laughing at the serious parts because they were so cheesy and poorly acted. I'm surprised, because Hugh Jackman is a good actor, so I'm going to have to blame it on the directing, I guess. Seriously, I give it a 1.5 on a 1-10 scale. Do vampires realize that even though it's cloudy outside during the day, there's still UV light coming through? Not in this film, nor does it seem to affect them. Also, Dracula was just ridiculous. He sounded like The Count from Sesame Street and pretty much just showed off by walking on walls and ceilings and such. In one scene, he dances with uber-hottie Kate Beckinsdale, and when he dips her, it shows a mirror - and you can't see him! Wow! That's so original and clever! It's like the writer thought that up on his own and decided to use it - - "Hey! How about Dracula CAN'T see his reflection! That's brilliant!"
Well, the writer fails to explain how the Count's hair is impeccable every time he's on screen. Also, the main characters - yeah, somehow, they manage to don makeup and fix their hair about 8 times between scenes. In one scene, they're in the water. The next scene they're perfectly dry and all made up. This happens a lot and is annoying.

Seriously, it was horrible. I'm not even sure I'd recommend a rental of it.

Posted by Milky Way 4:58 PM | *

Thursday, May 06, 2004

Movie Ratings, whaaaaaa?

Has anyone else noticed how silly the movie rating sub-text has gotten?
Here's a few:

Van Helsing: Rated PG-13 for non-stop creature action violence and frightening images, and for sensuality (Non-Stop, mind you!)

The Alamo: Rated PG-13 for sustained intense battle sequences (Gee, you think?)

I have a copy of Interview with the Vampire at home, and the back says Rated R for Vampire Violence.

These crack me up. I wish those boring love-mushy movies had warnings like:

Rated PG: Men will be bored to death watching this, but will probably score when they get home for having to put up with it. The men represented in this romantic comedy will act nothing like any men you ever know or have ever met.

and on the flip side of that:

Rated PG: Women will be bored to death watching this, as there are few (or no) female characters in it. The man you are with will identify with the main character and will begin behaving like he is a real-life superhero with superhero abilities. Or worse, start calling his best friend "Goose" and high fiving him all the time. He will then drive home like he is flying a fighter jet and saying ridiculous things like "I feel the need for speed." If your man is already an egomaniac high on testosterone, he has no business seeing this film.

Posted by Milky Way 2:21 PM | *

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