Archive for December, 2008
An agreement has been reached with the EU to allow Britain to keep measuring its roads in miles and serving beer in pints.
When beer drinkers in Britain go to the pub, what they want is a pint. They do not want a half-liter. Ever.
SABMiller said it would launch a new lager in south Sudan, the first beer produced there since Islamic law shut down the region's last brewery 25 years ago.
Next year, the not-so-little brewery in Shiner will celebrate its 100th anniversary, and there has been a good bit of speculation about just what style the Spoetzl Brewery would go with for Shiner 100.
A crumbling economy, more than 2 million constituents who have lost their jobs this year, and congressional demands of CEOs to work for free did not convince lawmakers to freeze their own pay. Instead, they will get a $4,700 pay increase.
I really don’t get what the big deal is about this movie. A lot of people are calling it ‘Pixar’s Greatest!’. Really? Because my family thought it was boring as hell. The most disappointed was my youngest daughter. She has been going nuts waiting to see this movie. She was so excited when I brought it home from Blockbuster that she jumped up and screamed ‘WALL-EEEEEEE!!’ when she saw the box.
Thirty minutes into the movie I look over and see that she is nearly in tears because her anticipation was so high and she was beginning to realize the movie just wasn’t that good. Hell, even my oldest daughter complained after the flick that it was ‘too preachy’. I quote: ‘I hear enough about the environment at school. I just wanted to watch a movie’.
Besides… the movie doesn’t have an original bone in its body. The whole idea for Wall-E was pretty much ripped off from Idiocracy. Do I even need to mention how close Wall-E is to Johnny 5 from Short Circuit? Well no, I don’t…. because plenty of people already have.
I could also swear that I saw some Star Trek: TOS storyline about lazy humans in hovering/mobile chairs using robots to do everything (including fighting) for them. It might not have been Trek, but I know I’ve seen a sci-fi episode with that theme.
And one final parting shot. My kids make fun of this movie still (mainly because they know it drives their Mom nuts). They run around ‘playing’ Wall-E re-enacting parts of the script. It goes something like this:
‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’ ‘EVE!’ Wall-E!’
Because thats all those damn robots do thoughout the movie. Repeat each others name.
1. Jack Nicholson was very interested in playing Ralphie’s dad.
Improper disposal of industrial equipment and medical scanners containing radioactive materials is letting nuclear waste trickle into scrap smeltersImproper disposal of industrial equipment and medical scanners containing radioactive materials is letting nuclear waste trickle into scrap smelters
Wow…. this almost makes me like Metallica again:
Hmmmm….. nah. They’re still pricks.
Edit: broken link fixed.
I’ve written a couple of times about the proposed Rabbit Transit bus route from Southern York County in PA to the Hunt Valley/Timonium area in Maryland. My last post on the subject took issue with what I considered to be high fare rates for the bus trip. Well they’ve finally released the proposed bus route and, even though the estimated daily rate has dropped from $14-16 to $12, I still won’t be able to make any use of this Public Transportation route.
Why? Because, for whatever reason, they’ve decided to completely bypass the entire International Circle, Hunt Valley Town Center and Hunt Valley Business Park area.
Stop 5 is in the Loveton Industrial Park. The next stop is all the way down in Timonium next to the AAI building (near the new Wal-Mart). You’ll notice how they decided to screw with everyone by driving the buses THROUGH the Hunt Valley Business Park… they just skipped the whole STOPPING bit. If I was to use this bus I would have to ride all the way down to stop 7 then get on the Light Rail and head BACK UP to Hunt Valley. It really makes no sense to me why they wouldn’t at least stop at the Hunt Valley Town Center Light Rail stop (not to mention any of the other LR stops in the HVBP) since they are driving right by it. Looks to me like they’re cutting off a large segment of potential riders.