Friday, September 28, 2007

The top man's office

Ain't It Cool News has a real juicy tidbit today about "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull." Suffice it to say, it involves one of my favorite screen images in the history of movies.

I agree with Moriarty at AICN. The more I hear about Indy IV, the less skpetical I am and the more excited I get!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Test driving Utterz

This mobile post was sent by Roon using Utterz.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Survivor: MLB

Who made the greatest post-season play in baseball history? The tribal council has spoken...

Thursday, September 20, 2007


I completely forgot last high tide' be Talk Like a Pirate Day (thanks fer th' reminder Sweetpea, er, I mean "Iron Man")! So I be playin' catch-up today. Here`s me seafarin' hearty name...

My pirate name is:

Mad Harry Rackham

Every pirate is a little bit crazy. You, though, are more than just a little bit. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!
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Saturday, September 15, 2007

Take off, hoser

How long until we see something like this tested on MythBusters?

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Enjoying the view

Whether you're a NASA buff or not, you've got to check out these pictures from the last shuttle mission. I'm not 100 percent sure if they're legit. But either way -- they're amazing!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Classic TV?

The Onion

Nation Suddenly Feels Old After Seeing Nick-At-Nite Lineup

SCHAUMBURG, IL—The American people were thrust into a profound existential crisis Sunday after noticing that nostalgia-programming...

Monday, September 10, 2007

Armor up!

The "Iron Man" teaser trailer has arrived!

I had a YouTube version the foootage shown at Comic-Con posted here for about a day last month before Paramount had it yanked.

This new trailer is very similar to that. It's not quite as long and is missing some cool stuff -- but at least you can watch it in glorious HD Quicktime.

Enjoy some shots of ol' shell head in action while rocking out to Black Sabbath!

Sign of the times

The kids have enjoyed watching some of the classic Looney Tunes cartoons on YouTube. So over the weekend we went to the library and picked up "Space Jam," the 1996 movie where Michael Jordan teams up with the Looney Tunes gang.

Nolan was already familiar with Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck and Elmer Fudd. But he admitted that there were a lot of other Looney Tunes he wasn't familiar with -- like Porky Pig. He hadn't ever seen him before.

Then the Road Runner showed up. Here was a character Nolan knew. He shouted, "Look! It's the Time Warner Cable guy!"

Keeping busy

We had a very full weekend. It started with an ice cream social at Nolan’s school Friday night. Since Kris is now on the PTO board, she had to work at it. Meanwhile, the kids had fun running around on the playground all night long.

Saturday morning Thomas and I went to a special screening of a Thomas the Tank Engine movie at Crossgates. It was billed as “Thomas & Friends on the Big Screen.” But you could tell it was probably just a DVD being put on the screen with a video projector. Every kid got a $5 Wal-Mart gift card. So we headed over there right after the movie to blow that.

Later that afternoon we attended my union’s annual clambake. After 13 years this was the first time we ever went. I don’t know why we never went before, but we’ll be going again next year. There was lots of good food and Nolan had fun in the bouncy bounce despite the fact it was raining and he got soaked.

I’ve mentioned before our family hobby of Letterboxing. We’ve found more than two dozen letterboxes so far. But now for the first time we’ve planted one of our own (I can’t tell you where – it’s a secret!). I carved a handmade stamp for it and then we packed it all up Saturday afternoon. Then we planted it Sunday morning after church and listed it online. Less than 24 hours later, someone had already gone to find it!

Sunday afternoon we attended our parish picnic, which was lots of fun despite a little bit of rain. Once again there was lots of good food -- and once again I ate far too much of it.

Somewhere in there I managed to watch a little bit of football and baseball.

It doesn’t stop there. We’ve got a busy week ahead of us. Either Kris or I have a meeting of some sort almost every night this week.

Never a dull moment!

Indiana Jones and the Official Movie Title

So much for "The City of Gods."

Last night during the MTV Video Music Awards, Indy IV co-star Shia LeBeouf announced (and later confirmed) that that new movie will officially be titled "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."

That's a mouthful. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for a trailer by the holidays, if not sooner.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

'The Most Wonderful Time of the Year'

I swear to God, Kris was practically dancing around like this when the kids went to bed tonight...

Raiders of the Lost Change Jar

An e-mail conversation with Shannon this morning about Foxtrot, Indiana Jones and the Fairly OddParents led to me reminiscing about this classic Simpsons clip...