Friday, February 29, 2008

Iron Man

How good is this movie going to be!?

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Sexy Man Pants!

I finally got my HD-DVD player tonight from Best Buy. For $50, how can you go wrong? Even though they won't be making HD-DVD movies after May, that still doesn't mean the existing movies won't look awesome!

It came with King Kong, but that movie sucks. No amount of hi-def will fix a shitty plot and craptastic action. Hehe.

I'm sure you're wondering about the title of this post. Well, here goes!

We went to Kohl's this weekend and did some shopping. I ended up with some nice new work shirts and a pair of Xbox 360 shorts. They are pajama's, but not as long as pants. Rhea calls them capri pants for boys. I call them Sexy Man Pants.

I did not let Rhea's teasing bring me down. I am committed to the Sexy Man Pants. In fact, I've decided that every man worth his testosterone should have a pair. And I have the marketing plan to do it!

Picture the commercial opens with a guy sitting in front of the tv. He's watching sports or possibly playing Madden. Pan down and you see his pants. They're short, but not too short. Pan back up to his face, where you see a huge smile. He's happy. Very happy. Queue the music...
Sexy Man Pants
Not too long
Not too short

Sexy Man Pants
Wear them to bed
Wear them to court

Sexy Man Pants
Show off your shoes
Feel the cool breeze

Sexy Man Pants
Have a big cock
Eat some more cheese
As you can see, this is targeted to the 18-35 demographic.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Crappy Movie Weekend!

We got Shoot 'Em Up and Pirates of the Caribbean 3 from Netflix. My sister had let me know previously that Shoot 'Em Up is awesome. Unfortunately, that is not the case.

The plot and dialog were absolutely atrocious. The action was decent, but I think I've gotten too old to enjoy action for the sake of action. It may sound stupid, but I expect a hint of plausibility in my action sequences. When I see a guy sever an umbilical cord by shooting it or get t-boned in a BMW, flip multiple times, then keep going, I really begin to question what the writer/director was thinking. And I question why the hell I'm watching in the first place.

On the other hand I knew Pirates was going to suck. The second one was one of the biggest cinematic disappointments I've ever seen. The plot was so convoluted and nonsensical, my wife and I felt lost the whole time. I mainly wanted to see it just to see if they pulled it out of the shitter in the end. They didn't.

Why Johnny Depp, why?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Going Postal

Ok, so I worked at the Post Office again today. My regular Saturday thing. The difference today was that it's mail count. That means they have to count every piece of mail before they give it to you to case. And they have to time you when you do certain things, like load your truck. To top it off, I couldn't get there as early as I wanted because of this. It was nice to sleep in a little, but still!

I finally got on the street around 2 p.m., which is pretty shitty. There was only one other person behind me. She started at the same time, so it's ok. By way of comparison, my regular carrier usually leaves for the street at 10:30 or 11:00 a.m. Needless to say, I'm slow.

Once you're out on the street, you're at the mercy of the general public. No, it's not as fun as it sounds. My first bit of excitement happened and I almost missed it. I was cruising along making my deliveries, when a guy came walking up to my LLV. He handed me some mail, which I assumed was outgoing. Then he pops off with "I'm going to call your boss and tell him you still don't know how to deliver mail." I responded with, "Thanks. Appreciate it." Then I processed it and realized what the fucker said. Then I was mad.

A little background. This guy has called before when I was there. The thing is, it's my regular that keeps fucking up this guy's mail, not me. I'm there one day a week. But apparently this douche bag thinks I'm the regular, so he smarts off to me. It is true that I gave him mail that wasn't for the 2 names he gave, but still! There's no need to be a dick about it. That's why we all have trashcans, right?

The next fun part was when I had to dismount for a couple boxes because people can't park correctly. I reach for the box and it just falls off the post. So, I drop the mail in it, set it on the ground and walk away. It's really fucking amazing how bad these mailboxes are. There are doors held on with twist ties, no doors, and even a box that is perpetually on the ground. It's awesome!

Finally, I had a couple kids come toward me on their bikes, and after attending the Postal orientation, I know to be scared shitless of them. One wrong move and I got dead kid all over my windshield, and I don't know if the wipers will get that off. Anyway, as they get closer one asks if I have any rubber bands and the other asks if I have any candy. Now, obviously I had rubber bands. They were wrapped around my right hand. But candy?! Why in the fuck would I have candy?! I don't want you idiot kids running at my LLV so I can run you down and get fired. And where are your parents?!

Honestly I'm convinced that Mike Judge was right when he made Idiocracy. Society is getting stupider and stupider.

By the way, I have two tech things that are getting on my nerves, and one that's awesome! First, the awesome. I ordered a HDD enclosure from the other day and got it on Thursday. I put my 75gb hard drive in it that has all my mp3's. I connected it and imported all my songs into the Zune library. My collection is now complete again! Woot!

Speaking of Zune, the site still won't update with the songs I've played on my Zune. I connect it and nothing! I'm considering calling support and asking what the fuck is up. Maybe tomorrow.

My Dash is also being a bitch lately. It's very strange, too. When I'm at the P.O. or on my route, it decides to randomly lock up on me. I have no idea why. I have to pop out the battery and turn it back on every time. It's really getting old. I think I might call T-Mobile tomorrow and check into my options for a new phone. I really don't want to give up the qwerty keyboard on my Dash, but it's pretty useless when the phone is locking up constantly. I would love to get a Wing, but those are too expensive right now. Maybe a Shadow. Stay tuned!

By the way, I'm too tired to add links. Sorry.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Gears of War 2

The teaser trailer for Gears 2 is out and it's bad ass!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


I've noticed that the DLC for Rock Band has varied between the really bad, to the really good. This is all subjective, of course, since I think the Ramones suck but somebody else may love them. This week has some great 90's stuff coming from Stone Temple Pilots, Weezer, and Garbage. This got me to thinking about other bands that I want to see as DLC. Some are from the 90's, others aren't. All of them RAWK!

  1. Pearl Jam
  2. Audioslave
  3. Blue October
  4. Chevelle
  5. Alice In Chains
  6. Limp Bizkit
  7. Interpol
  8. Green Day
  9. Bloodhound Gang
  10. 311

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Music. Mayhem. Wolverine!

The Zune social has been pissing me off lately. It's a crap shoot every time I plug it in and update it as to whether it's going to update my information on the site. I want it to show what I listened to on my Zune, but apparently Microsoft feels differently. It's really irritating considering how instant Last.FM is. Dammit I miss that software.

Speaking of music, I downloaded some new stuff the other day. The new Hurt, Operator, Paramore, and Five Finger Death Punch. I've listened to the Hurt, Operator, and Paramore. All are really good. Thank you, BearShare!

Also, the first picture was released on from the new Wolverine solo movie. May 1st, 2009 I know where I'm gonna be!

It makes an awesome wallpaper, btw.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Comedy Gold!

Ok, so sometimes I come up with stand up comedy-type jokes in my head. And sometimes I tell people. And sometimes they laugh. Sometimes...

Anyway, I saw some stupid commercial where they guy claims he has "steakdar". Like he can cook a steak perfectly. That got me to thinking. When people have a sense about something, they always call it something-dar. Like gaydar or fake tits-dar. (I made that last one up.)

Anyway, the joke goes something like this...

I can always tell when there's a guy named Ray around. It's like a sixth sense, really. Like some people have gaydar, I have radar.

Thanks, I'm here all week!

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Indiana Jones

The new Indy movie comes out on my birthday. I need to buy the other 3 and watch them again. It's been a long time.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Three Years of Bliss!

I proposed to my wife 3 years ago today.

Assassin's Creed

For a game that's called Assassin's Creed, it sure takes a while before you get to the assassinatin'.

I've put in a few hours, and so far I'm not hating the game. I'm intrigued by the story, even with the future stuff thrown in. Scaling the walls feels like Crackdown to me, which is not a bad thing at all, and the leap of faith is fun. I like that I have my little hidden blade, but I can also whip out a sword and do some real fighting, too.

I will have to wait until I do a couple stealth kills before I have a verdict on this one. Right now I feel like it's a gorgeous game with an interesting idea. We'll see how they did on the execution.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Snail Mail

Has it really been six days since my last blog post? Damn. I wanted to post something at least every other day, but I guess that didn't happen. I will try to do better.

I have been really busy with both my jobs this last week or so. Yesterday was probably the worst day at the post office for me so far. Hopefully that will be as bad as it gets. I'm still learning the route and trying to get faster at casing, and I don't think I'm doing bad. Of course, compared to my regular I'm a snail (mail?). I can take some solace in the fact that the other two new hires are having just as much trouble as I am. Silver lining FTW.

I've carved out a little time to play some games this week, fortunately. I got Assassin's Creed in the mail from my Canadian twitter buddy DjDatz. I've only played it for maybe 2 hours, so I'll save my first impressions. I haven't even assassinated anyone yet, if that gives any indication as to my progress.

I did finish the easy guitar tour on Rock Band. They really chose some great songs for the game. I'm loving all the 90's stuff like Black Hole Sun and Creep. I'm not so thrilled about the inclusion of some older stuff like Don't Fear the Reaper and Suffragette City. I know why they put Blue Oyster Cult in there. More cowbell. However I don't know how David Bowie is any good. I've never met anyone who is a fan.

Oh, and how atrocious is that Fall Out Boy song? Could they not have licensed something off of Infinity On High? I mean, where did they find that piece of shit, their demo tape?

Monday, February 04, 2008

Swear Jar

Best Super Bowl commercial that didn't air.
Bud Light Swear Jar

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