links for 2008-12-29
Monday December 29 2008 @ 9:00 pm


Blockbuster Online
Wednesday December 24 2008 @ 12:50 pm

Can anyone tell me whats wrong with this picture?



links for 2008-12-19
Friday December 19 2008 @ 9:00 pm


Wall-E
Friday December 19 2008 @ 1:51 pm

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.

Bleh.



links for 2008-12-12
Friday December 12 2008 @ 9:00 pm


All Nightmare Long
Wednesday December 10 2008 @ 10:14 pm

Wow…. this almost makes me like Metallica again:

Hmmmm….. nah. They’re still pricks.

Edit: broken link fixed.





The 83 South Bus Route
Friday December 5 2008 @ 1:39 pm

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.

Related:
Public Transportation on I-83
More expensive than gas



Thanksgiving Gas
Tuesday December 2 2008 @ 9:50 am

No, not that kind.  This kind:

I honestly can’t remember when I paid so little for gas.  Well…  aside from the Giant bonus card gas rewards program.  Paying to feed three kids does have some advantages.  But this is the lowest retail price I’ve seen in a long time.