Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Icepocalypse 2009!

The great ice storm came in last night bringing with it a sheet Of course, being in Texas, everyone collectively shit themselves in sheer terror because maybe, just maybe, the roads will be slick.

Me, I decided to work from home today because I didn't want to chance being hit by another crazy Texan that is either super dedicated to their job or just can't afford to have a day off work. Either way, it's been nice being home.

That being said, today hasn't been completely without incident. We sold the Wii on eBay this weekend, and I boxed it up last night. When it was time for Rhea to go to work (the mail runs through rain, sleet, ice, etc) I carried the big box outside for her. I was almost to her car when my legs were suddenly out from under me and I was face first on pavement. Awesome! Luckily nothing was broken (except my pride ::sniff::). The box was ok, too.

Here's a picture of what it was like this morning around 6:30 am.

Icy conditions

I felt like Owen Wilson in Armageddon. "So, pretty much the scarriest environment imaginable."

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Dirt Room Video

The new Blue October video debuted today and it's fucking sweet!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Weekend Update

Apparently this is becoming a habit, making these posts on Monday about the busy weekend. I would like to post more during the week, but sometimes I just don't have the time. Hey, I know you want more of the Ace, but patience is a freakin' virtue, you heathens!

Anyway, we watched Eagle Eye and Max Payne this weekend. I give Eagle Eye two thumbs up because it was a damn good flick. I give Max Payne a meh. The story wasn't what you would call interesting and there wasn't enough action for my taste. I did, however, discover the guy that should play Kratos if they ever make a God of War movie. Yes, I take full credit for this discovery. Let it be known that if this ever happens, it's because of me.

I was over at the in-laws yesterday with Rhea. Her sister had some news to lay on the family. We already knew, but they didn't. Anyway, she's pregnant, too! According to Rhea, she's stealing her thunder. I would have to agree that thunder is indeed being stolen.

Between Baylee being pregnant and now Amanda, we're looking at a full scale baby invasion. They're coming to take over, make no mistake. We will be replaced. (Yea, I stole that from Seinfeld.)

And finally, we're holding a little contest over at ACFriends. Go read about it and enter if you like. And while I'm on the subject, I'm also kicking around the idea of a show re-boot. It would include a name change and maybe a new feed. I want to do a "pilot" episode next time Alana and I get together, just to test the waters.

I've had the idea of broadening the scope of the show for a while now, but I've always resisted because of all the history. And because we have a website with the show's name it it. But seriously, we've been doing this for almost three years now. It's been a blast, but I think the name has really held us back from getting more listeners and being a bigger show.

Of course, the biggest problem we face with starting a new show is finding a name.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Me or the Dog

Why aren't my dogs this good? I love The Soup.

Monday, January 19, 2009

A Weekend of Stuff

It was a nice weekend off for us. Well, I say us. Rhea had to work on Saturday, of course, but she's off today thanks to MLK. That's not really fair and I'm very upset about it. lol!

We watched Righteous Kill and The House Bunny this weekend. House Bunny was pretty funny. I liked it. Righteous Kill was decent if you don't mind watching Al Pacino's face age right before your eyes.

I took the girls over to my parent's house and wore their asses out yesterday. It's always funny when we get home because they just pass out. You wouldn't even know we had dogs except for Buffy's snoring.

I submitted a stupid song to the GameHounds podcast. It's kinda gay but funny. Not like me at all.

I also had a thought this weekend. How about a mod in Gears of War 2's horde mode called Whore Mode. Basically, it's never ending waves of coked up hookers coming at you with their handbags and pepper spray. Cliffy, are you taking notes?

Friday, January 16, 2009

Why, Spidey? Why?!

I'm not even really sure what to say about this. You can't blame Marvel for cashing in. And besides that, Spidey has been in some pretty questionable shit over the years (the Clone Saga springs to mind, and that was canon).

I guess I'm just surprised to see that this type of comic book is still being cranked out in 2009. I mean, I've seen a comic where Spider-Man fought gingivitis for shit's sake. That was years ago and I was appalled back then, too.

I just wonder if McCain would be on this cover if he had won, or if this book would even exist.

It would be awesome if Spidey could have been in a book with Palin. He could have swung in and webbed her mouth shut then taught her daughter how to use a condom.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

What's Up?

Right now I've got a few balls in the air, so to speak. Today is my day to be a DJ for Bikini Beat. I chose the chicks, they post the pics. I think it's a win/win. Unless you're a gay dude, then it might not be your cup of tea.

I'm also selling my Wii on Craigslist right now. Put it out there on Sunday. I haven't gotten any inquiries yet, but hopefully soon. $600 might be a bit high. If I don't get any responses, I'll lower the price and stick it on eBay.

And I'm keeping my resolution to post more stuff on Platform Nation. I just have to remember that even though a piece of news isn't a big deal to me, it's probably a big deal to somebody. Plus, Steve has a pretty sweet deal for us writers, so it's been a good incentive.

I'm still working my way through Dead Space, too. I'm bound and determined to finish this game because of all the great things I've heard about the story. Plus, I really enjoy it when I'm not stuck. It sucks because I guess there are things that are obvious to other people, but not to me. Every time I get stuck, I look up a walkthrough and realize I have to use stasis or kenesis on something. Of course, by then I've already become super frustrated.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Friday, January 09, 2009

Hellboy 2

We watched The Golden Army last night (on beautiful blu-ray). All in all it was a decent flick. I don't think it was as awesome as the first Hellboy, but it still had a few good moments.

The part that kind of killed any immersion I may have had was when (spoiler alert) the giant elemental was tearing up the place and Hellboy was running over parked cars WITH A BABY. Yes, he was swaddling a fucking baby while bounding over cars. Then, instead of put the baby down or pass it off to someone, he carries it up the side of a building WITH HIS TAIL. Then, in an even more ridiculous display, he tosses the baby skyward in order to load his weapon. Then, of course, he catches the baby and it's fine.

There are so many things wrong with this scenario I don't even know how it goes from the page to the screen. I understand that Hellboy isn't exactly grounded in reality, but there have to be some things that are consistent between the real world and the movie. Being able to treat a baby like a football doesn't work in real life. It can't work in Hellboy.

Even worse is when Hellboy hands the baby back to the mother and she (and the crowd) start yelling at him and calling him a monster because he seemingly attacked the baby. Now, I'm no genius here, but I'm assuming that if Hellboy wanted to hurt the baby he wouldn't have delivered it safely back to the mother.

It bugs me because this happens more often than not in movies. A superhero, beit Spider-Man or Hellboy or Batman, saves somebody, and the crowd immediatly turns on them. It's like the crowd is full of complete morons that can't process what just happened, so they just get mad at the hero. How does that work? And in the case of Hellboy, why does the mom get mad? She can see the baby is fine (even though he shouldn't be after what just happened).

By the way, what was the deal with that smoke guy? Kinda dumb.

Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Hot Coffee

I heard this story on the radio this morning. A guy wants to open up a topless coffee shop in Maine. So basically a Starbucks with tits. All I can say is, hell yes! I would so go get coffee at a place like this. Now, obviously, the girls would probably have some type of clear plastic apron on because we don't want any unfortunate accidents.

Wonder what cup sizes you order?

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Lesbian Vampire Killers

This is nine kinds of awesome!

Monday, January 05, 2009


I've got a few resolutions for this year. Nothing too earth shattering, but just some stuff I would like to work on.

  • No more drinking
  • Keep losing weight
  • Blog more
  • Post more news on Platform Nation
  • Procrastinate less

Friday, January 02, 2009

For The Horde!

Alana, Kenneth, and I played whor...I mean horde mode in Gears 2 last night. Made it to level 35 and called it a night. I really like being able to take pictures in the game, even though you have to die in order to do it. Then you're not even in the shots! But, it's not that big of a deal since you just look like one of the characters and don't have customizable armor like in Halo 3.

I still haven't figured out how Gears scores your pictures. My highest scoring pic is pretty crappy, but my lower scoring one (below) is more highly rated by people.