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July 15th, 2010

What message would you put into a fortune cookie?

Search dogs will lead police to your body.

May 29th, 2009

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What is your favorite old-school video game?

If we're talking about actual arcade games, my choice would be Time Pilot. I just loved playing that. Tempest was a favorite back in the day too.

As for console games, I'd choose Zombie Ate My Neighbors on the Sega Genesis. Lots of goofy horror fun.

April 19th, 2009

What is your favorite old-school video game?

If we're talking about actual arcade games, my choice would be Time Pilot. I just loved playing that. Tempest was a favorite back in the day too.

As for console games, I'd choose Zombie Ate My Neighbors on the Sega Genesis. Lots of goofy horror fun.

March 21st, 2009

"You can see them too?!?"

If you don't want to read about the Battlestar Galactica series finale, stop now. I'm not going to delve deeply into spoilers (except for my comparison and minor rant on the end of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine), but I wanted to give you fair warning.

That was the most satisfying series finale I have ever seen! It rated up there with the last episode of Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni Kai. They managed to answer a lot of questions without making it feel rushed. It was much better than the last episode of Deep Space Nine ("Yay! We won the Dominion war! Oh yeah, Gul Dukat is an evil thingie now. Let's spend 15 minutes on that. I guess we have 10-15 minutes left to destroy every relationship in the series.")

My favorite line is from the quote above. I always wondered what would happen if both of them were there together. Now we know. Glee!

March 19th, 2009

Bye Bye SyFy

Tomorrow is the series finale for Battlestar Galactica. I'm actually surprised that the show didn't get canned before it reached an end point.

The Sci Fi Channel has a notorious history of canceling good shows: Farscape, Dresden Files, The Invisible Man and both Stargate series. Some of those show were canceled AFTER they were renewed.

The channel also dropped almost all of the reruns of otherwise forgotten shows. I saw most Gerry Anderson shows for the first time on that channel. I got to see Probe for the first time since it aired. They aired early Dark Shadows (pre-Barnabus) before any of it was commercially available. They showed Earth 2, Fantastic Journey, Something Is Out There, Planet of the Apes, The Prisoner (with introductions by Harlan Ellison), and Hammer's TV series. They weren't winners by any means, but at least we could watch them again. A lot of what they aired 10-20 years ago still hasn't been released on DVD.

I had a soft spot for the future news spots. Somewhere, I have a tape of the special they ran on the storyline they developed over the year from their short segments.

I loved the interviews and commentary from their news show. It was fun to listen to Harlan Ellison rant about whatever was on his mind every week.

All of that is gone now. The last show I watch on that station ends tomorrow.

Now they're becoming SyFy. It's a marketer's dream name. It doesn't mean anything, so you can make it mean anything you want. Does it mean more wresting and reality shows? Why not?

The station has become irrelevant. The owners and programmers aren't even pretending to care about their original audience anymore. After tomorrow, I don't think I'll watch the channel again.

January 28th, 2009

Almost everyone coins or uses expressions that make sense to only a few people. What word or phrase do you use most often that you have to explain the meaning of to others?
"Yum it up" which I picked up from Red Dwarf. Basically, it means that I really liked what I'm eating.

November 5th, 2008


I am so happy that Barack Obama has been elected the next President!

September 10th, 2008

Music meme

I guess it's a decent way to describe my musical tastes...

Your Taste in Music:

Eighties: Highest Influence

Classic Rock: High Influence

Electronic/Dance: High Influence

Alternative Rock: Medium Influence

Indie Rock: Medium Influence

July 28th, 2008


I had a great weekend.

Friday: After work, I went to Showcase for the monthly anime club meeting. I don't remember what we watched besides the latest Gonzo series (magical girl meets mecha in WWII). I go more for the socializing that the actual shows most months. Still, I get a chance to see new stuff. My friend Weasel turned me on to a new group called Within Temptation. I'll have to track down some of their CDs.

Saturday: I spent the day at ConVersation. It was the first local con outside of MediaWest*Con that I had attended in 3 years. It was a lot of fun. I got to catch up with several friends, play some new games (I love Puerto Rico) and pick up a copy of Zombie Fluxx. I also discovered that someone I know works nearby and would really like to watch more anime. Hopefully, I can help make that happen.

Sunday: Andrea and I got together with Jane to watch "The Happening" Despite the horrendous reviews I had read (my favorite was "career killer"), the movie wasn't that bad. Unfortunately, it wasn't that good either. It went between lame and laughable with a few moments of brilliance. Too bad there were very few good moments.

July 21st, 2008

I'll miss her.

Our cat Teesha died Tuesday night. She was 12 years old. She wasn't in any pain. She just got weaker and more frail over the course of several weeks until she died in my girlfriend's arms. I'm glad we were home for her.

We took her out to Andrea's mom's house and buried her under a cluster of trees in the back yard the next day.

Teesha the first cat (along with our other cat Singularity, or Singy for short) that ever bonded with me. In fact, Andrea took it as a good sign that the cats approved of me when she debated going out with me.

I'll miss her little mews when she begged for food. I'll miss her scrounging off our plates after we're done. I'll miss her walking over me as she moved to Andrea's lap. I'll miss her ability to get between us at the most inappropriate times. I'll even miss the little surprises she'd leave on the floor sometimes.

I just plain miss her right now.
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