Sunday, August 31, 2008

Humane Society My Ass!

We've learned over the last few days that the Humane Society is run about as well well as Uwe Boll directs movies. (Sorry, that's the best I could come up with.) They determined that Buddy is not adoptable because he's skittish and unpredictable. I'm sure they barely spent any time to make this determination. If we weren't willing to adopt him, his fate would be death. So much for no-kill.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

To The Humane Society We Go

to the humane society
Originally uploaded by Gemini Ace
Rhea got home from work yesterday to find Buddy (that's what we named him) sitting by our front door. He came to her and let her pick him up. I got home and we headed to the Human Society.

Once we got him there we found out that they aren't exactly a no-kill shelter. Apparently there is no such thing as a no-kill shelter. They just don't do it on site. They send the animals off to another location to have them put down. Even places like Operation Kindness aren't no-kill. They can just say that because they don't actually do the killing themselves. How convenient.

Once we found that out, we really didn't want to leave him. But, we live in a one bedroom apartment. We just don't have the room. So, we gave them our phone numbers in case they determine he's not adoptable or something. Pretty much if they're going to put him to sleep, we want to be called so we can adopt him.

Hopefully he will be adopted by a good family or lonely single guy. I just don't think it's right for him to be put down just because they don't think he's adoption material.

I know you can't save every animal, but I would think they would try a little harder. The girls that worked there seemed pretty flippant about the whole thing. I'm going to call tomorrow and check on him.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Our Stray

stray pup
Originally uploaded by Gemini Ace
We've been seeing a stray dog around the apartments lately. I first saw him last Friday. He's really skinny and skittish. We've been trying to coax him to come to us by leaving food and treats. I'm hoping we can catch him and take him to the Humane Society. I'm worried that if the regular dog catcher catches him, they'll end up putting him to sleep instead of finding him a home.

It's obvious he's been abused because he won't come near us. The picture shows how much distance he's putting between us. And if we move towards him, he moves away.

We are trying to show him that we're not going to hurt him, but it will take time. I'm just worried we don't have a lot of time before someone catches him.

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Force Unleashed Demo

I downloaded and subsequently played the demo for The Force Unleashed yesterday. I played through four times and it was a blast. I recorded my second play through and uploaded it to YouTube. I also took a bunch of screenshots and slapped them up on my Flickr. I cannot wait for this game!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


So, we were sitting in front of the TV last night with absolutely nothing to watch. We don't care about the Olympics or any of the other completely lame shows that are on Monday nights (except Two and a Half Men). We had two movies from Netflix, but Rhea didn't want to watch them. They were more for me. For some reason she doesn't want to see Doomsday. I can't imagine why not.

So, I get the brilliant idea to browse the Xbox Live Marketplace for a movie to rent. We had never done that, so I figured what the hell.

The selection is not the greatest, and it took is a good half hour or so to find a couple of possibilities. Once we settled on the movie, I had to delete a couple demos off my hard drive to make room. Thanks, 20Gigs!!

If you don't know what Teeth is about, (and shame on you if you don't), let me break it down for you. Teeth is the story of a girl who is born with teeth. I'm sure you're saying to yourself "everybody has teeth".

Not like this.

She has teeth in her hoohaa. You know, down there! It's called vagina dentata.

The movie starts a little slow, basically laying the groundwork for the rest of the film where she comes in to her own, as it were. And once it gets going, it's a dick-chomping good time, which is both hilarious and cringe-inducing. I can't recommend this movie enough. It doesn't go into super cheesy territory, and that really saves it. This could have been some really bad horror flick, but instead it's funny where it needs to be and creepy everywhere else.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Bowling For Soup

We went to the Live8 event on Saturday night. It was basically a birthday party for the radio station we listen to. I was really excited to see Bowling for Soup and I was not disappointed. BFS has to be the funniest band I've ever seen. Not that many bands try to be funny. Most are so serious it's depressing.

They opened the show with a monologue on 80's hair metal that was funnier than either of the comedians that performed at the show. Then, once they started, it was a constant stream of hilarity. They even stopped mid-song for a photo op (below). Awesome!

Bowling for Soup Photo Op

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Expanding The Brand

The name Gemini Ace means a lot of things to a lot of people. To some people I'm a guy that trolls your forum and makes immature comments about your posts. To others, I'm the guy that twitters incessantly about crazy bullshit that may or may not matter to anyone but me. And to even more people I'm a guy that runs a little independent podcast about whatever the hell I feel like talking about. However you slice it, it's a marketing machine intent on assaulting pop culture in every facet of its existence.

I'm expanding the brand here at Gemini Ace, Inc. In the coming days I will be initiating steps that will increase our exposure 1 fold. Possibly even 1.5 fold. If I had any idea how to make a flow chart, pie graph, or 3d data model, I would show you our projections for the rest of the year. Please just picture a horizontal line going slightly up.

Keep your eyes peeled for things like Gemini Ace branded posts over at Platform Nation. I have partnered with them to post news in return for them letting me post news. I think it's a good deal, and one that will totally benefit them in the long run. I just hope the traffic from my blog doesn't take down the site.

Interest has also been generated for a photo from my vast archive. It's just a little article about how cooking has changed over the last 200,000 years. Of course, in another several thousand years, my archives will probably be found by some alien colonists and worshiped as artwork and/or they will look upon my visage as a long lost deity.

Either way, it's all good.

Saturday, August 09, 2008

Twitter is Down

This is absolutely brilliant. I know exactly how he feels. And about the jews, too. Damn jews.

Gemini Division

This looks kinda cool. Hopefully they will contact me about being a guest star.

Thursday, August 07, 2008

My Never

Awesome new Blue October song.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

America's Got Talent?

We've been watching America's Got Talent lately, and I just have to speak out about this insane hodgepodge of a reality show.

It's not that the show is bad. I mean, we're still watching, so it either has some type of subliminal messages keeping me tuned in, or it's actually a compelling show in it's own right.

The irony is how seemingly regular people are competing with some freaks of nature in the same category. Of course, I use the term freaks of nature in the nicest way possible.

What really irritates me about the show is how they've allowed certain contestants are put through not based on their talent, but some other quality altogether. For example, they've put through two little kids, one 4 and one 9 years old. They eliminated a 15 year old girl that could play the piano and sing, but kept the two kids that sound like high-pitched Disney characters. It's cute that a little girl can sing Wish Upon a Star, but is that better than someone that can legitimately sing and play an instrument? No.

Secondly, they didn't eliminate the Army guy that forgot the words to his damn song! I have a theory on this, and please don't take this as me hating on people in the armed forces. I'm not. But, the reason this guy is in the competition and remained in the competition is because he's a soldier. He wore his fatigues up there at the first audition, then wore his dress blues last night when he forgot the words.

It seems to me like the guy knew he would get a huge chunk of sympathy from the audience and judges for letting it be known that he's a soldier and that he had been in Iraq. And that's fine. Put that on the application. If it comes up, cool. But don't go out there in your fatigues. And the guy really doesn't have the talent to make it any other way. He's not bad, but he's not that good, either.

I have realized that there is a sure fire way to win America's Got Talent. Take a four year old, put them in fatigues, and have them sing some song about coming home or being away from their family. Instant win!

Sunday, August 03, 2008


People like to post videos of themselves playing Rock Band and Guitar Hero tracks on expert and scoring 100%. That is why I'm posting videos of me playing on medium and NOT getting 100%. I think it's funny and ironic. Plus, I'm pretty good at medium. Not 100% good, but still good.