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Blah [Jan. 30th, 2011|03:54 pm]
Facebook has pretty much killed any blogging I used to do, and now I keep getting spam comments in Russian. It may be time for me and Livejournal to call it quits.
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For those who didn't see it on Facebook [Oct. 21st, 2010|12:29 am]

This is the first "Misheard Lyrics" video I've made since Nicky's passing, which is why it's taken me so long to dedicate one to him.
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My wishlist for the Blu-Ray edition of Star Wars [Aug. 19th, 2010|12:40 am]
1. Get Sebastian Shaw back into the Ewok Celebration. He can keep the eyebrows for that scene.

2. Give Boba Fett his voice back. He lived a different life from Jango Fett, it's OK if his voice is more gravelly and has a different dialect (it's been 20-odd years since he's seen another Mandalorian).

3. Restore the scenes of Anakin and Padme together on Naboo for Attack of the Clones. You know, so that they can actually appear to develop a believable bond rather than thrusting it upon us because we know it's inevitable. Stories are not about the destination, they're about the journey.

4. More deleted scenes in the bonus section (Toshi Station, Wampa Attack, Sandstorm, etc.). It's OK if they're not production quality, we just want to see them.

5. Greedo shoots after his face hits the table. :)
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Expressing my feelings to Nintendo... [Jun. 1st, 2010|10:52 pm]
"We are in the process of collecting testimonials from Club Nintendo members about the Wii; could you tell us why you would recommend the Wii to someone?"

At this point I would only recommend Wii to people who have small children or are into fitness games. I am severely disappointed with Nintendo's lack of support for hardcore single-player gamers and the dearth of GENUINE classics on Virtual Console.

"Would you be willing to share how the Wii has affected you and your family’s lives?"

My Wii console is a source of great disappointment in my life. I regret purchasing it, and I wish that I had saved my money longer so I could have bought a Playstation 3 instead.
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Five Words from artefact_redux [Apr. 2nd, 2010|03:14 pm]
[Current Mood |okayokay]
[Current Music |"5 Ghosts I" -NIN]

Comment and I will give you five words I associate with you.
Then post about what they mean to you, along with this, at your journal.

Teresa associates this with me because she is from Jacksonville, FL, where snow is a novelty. She came to visit one March and got to see real snow, which for her was a treat. For me, the treat was that the snow melted before it touched the ground. I hate snow.

I'm always up for showing off my vocabulary. I'm just not one for strategy, and it's frequently my undoing. This is why I don't play chess.

Star Wars
If there's anybody for whom this is not obvious, speak up.

I guess this one is pretty obvious, too. Recently my mode of humor was likened to a ninja -- I just sit there when everyone's engaged in conversation, not really saying anything... and then WHAM!!

Not as much as I used to. However, I'm still the master of taking things that I have laying around and making something totally new... when I do get around to it these days.

Today's Interesting Vanity License Plate (from RI): NKOTB. As in, "New Kids on the Block." This car was being driven by a young guy with a backwards hat. Maybe he was borrowing the car.
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Eleven years ago today... [Mar. 4th, 2010|02:45 pm]
I was a senior in college. I was just a couple of months away from turning 22. I was working at a job that I hated, but I figured that it only had to last me until I graduated. I was eagerly anticipating the release of The Phantom Menace. The worst injury I'd ever had was a sprained finger (which happened to different fingers on separate occasions). I was having second thoughts about a career as an actor, and thought that I'd perhaps be able to ride the dot-com boom. I was an active collector of Star Wars action figures, and I regularly made a circuit of local retailers in my quest to keep up a complete collection. It was so serious that I even went to Wal-Mart *shudder*.

Unbeknownst to me, there was a young girl from some town that I'd never heard of, deep in the backwoods of Western MA that I had only skirted a couple of times on my way somewhere else. This girl loved Hanson and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. She had a tiny plush rabbit that she had kept ever since she was a baby and called Mr. Bunny. Eleven years ago today, this young girl was having a cancerous tumor removed from her head. She has since been cancer-free for eleven years, and she is my bebe.

I love you, Jessi.
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Politically Correct Genealogy? (reprinted from the O'Dochartaigh Clann Assc. newsletter) [Feb. 15th, 2010|04:03 pm]
Judy Wallman, a professional genealogy researcher in southern California, was doing some personal work on her own family tree. She discovered that Congressman Harry Reid’s great-great uncle, Remus Reid, was hanged for horse stealing and train robbery in Montana in 1889. Both Judy and Harry Reid share this common ancestor. On the back of the only known picture of Remus, which Judy obtained during her research, is the inscription: ‘Remus Reid, horse thief, sent to Montana Territorial Prison 1885, escaped 1887, robbed the Montana Flyer six times. Caught by Pinkerton detectives, convicted and hanged in 1889.’ So Judy recently emailed Congressman Harry Reid for information about their great-great uncle. Believe it or not, Harry Reid’s staff sent back the following biographical sketch for her genealogy work:
“Remus Reid was a famous cowboy in the
Montana Territory. His business empire
grew to include acquisition of valuable
equestrian assets and intimate dealings
with the Montana railroad. Beginning in
1883 he devoted several years of his life to
government service, finally taking leave to
resume his dealings with the railroad. In
1887, he was a key player in a vital investigation
run by the renowned Pinkerton Detective
Agency. In 1889, Remus passed
away during an important civic function
held in his honor when the platform upon
which he was standing collapsed.”
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Obligatory "new glasses" picture post [Feb. 4th, 2010|04:45 pm]

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I'm so hungry, I could eat a wagon wheel! [Feb. 1st, 2010|08:12 pm]
[Current Mood |okayokay]
[Current Music |"Cosmo Canyon" -Shiro Hamaguchi & Seiji Honda]

I went to the eye doctor about a week and a half ago. It was my first time in nearly five years. Amazingly, in that span of time the vision in my right eye remained exactly the same, and my left eye was only slightly worse. There wasn't any dire need for me to replace my glasses, and I was told that they were in very good shape for being five years old. And here I thought they were all scratched to hell! I did get new glasses, though... and that's when the problems started.

A tale of obscured vision and malfunctioning cell phonesCollapse )

I guess I should take a "new glasses" picture at some point.

Today's Interesting Vanity License Plate: (from RI) BONG
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