crash happy

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Raining Rusty Nails, or the only scenario where my tetanus booster would be worth $100.

I say it once, I'll say it again. The American health care system is shite. Work yourself to death trying to afford health insurance. Then realize that insurance doesn't cover preventative health. THEN note that a tetanus shot includes and charge for the medication AND a charge for the actually shot. Could I just get the vail and have someone else shoot me up? "Hey you! On the corner! Got a clean needle?"

I mean, I'm glad I have insurance at all, but OUCH the bill is more painful than the shot.

Monday, June 27, 2005

Hmm. Upgrades.

Caught up with "Raaaaaannnnndaaaaaaaaaay!" yesterday, and while purusing the Art of Episode III book we decided Vader isn't a heavy breather. He just needs to upgrade.

Oh, thumbs up on Batman. That first hour was killer.

And Liam Neesom is foxy. Oh yes. The man comes alive (far, far...) away from wooden dialogue uttered in front of a blue screen. Ahem.

Thursday, June 23, 2005

My neighbor must have the stereo right next to my bedroom wall. Course, unlike any *normal* person I can't get back to sleep until I I.D. the song.

At least with sex sounds there's no guessing involved. Haha. I need earplugs.

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Battlefield 2: It's LAN-tastic.

So last night we checked NVIDIA/EA Battlefield LAN party, press conference thing up in SF.

My man-friend, Mr. Classy that he is, broke out in cold sweat over how valet parking worked (we don't go out much, ya), forgot to set car in park for the hand-off, and nearly rolled the thing off into the Bay. Once in, we gnoshed on complimentary food and drink while watching the 100+ plus LAN party(bring your own computer)from behind hurricane fencing. Like a nerd zoo. I did get to try out BF2 at the after party-- and boy am I out of practice. "Maybe I should lob a grenade-- like the one they just threw at me! AAWWWWWW!"

(uh, btw, the following line is "snack-sense". It's like free-food radar.)

Seriously, High Dyanic Range lighting, rendered real time is pretty nifty. Games are going to look like movies pretty damn soon. Check out HDR* in Unreal Tournament 2007 (oh the preview made me giddy), Age of Empires III, Huxley, and Tetris. Ahem.

*hah, if you can AFFORD the video card.

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Despite my inattention...

Monday, June 20, 2005

Howl's Moving Castle had a strange effect on a friend of mine.


Wednesday, June 15, 2005

A wave of misunderstanding

My roomate and I...

Boing Boing
7.0 quake off coast

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

I am curious yellow.

Simpsons movie in production?So sez Nancy "Voice of Bart et. al." Cartwright. Charge me $10 to see Bart et. al. jump the shark, again? I sez "maybe".

Don't get me wrong. I loves me some Simpsons since the first episodes back in the day. And I'll be there opening weekend. But why make a movie?

What drawn-out-adventure-peppered-with-too-many-celeb-guest-voices kinda hell could this be? Beavis and Butthead movie, anyone?

I didn't see the "Spongebob Squarepants" movie, so I don't know if that's an argument for or against TV anims on the silver screen.

South Park got to go "beepless" w/ their R-rated flick (which I liked a lot). So if a (then)"edgy" TV show can escape the censoring bounds of TV, then yah, a film makes total sense. But Simpsons? Not that kinda show.

So many other rambling questions. I'll quit beating the horse with this:
The "problem" is that the show's been on SO long that it's a rare serial shark-jumper-- you think they've run it into the ground then they change up the focus, the structure, re-direct, and it's good again. They've done that so often, covered so much ground that doing a film doesn't avail them any opportunity to explore new territory except in length. If the highest praise one can give a animated series movie is "it's a good 2hr episode", then why bother making it? Why not just give us four weeks of good Simpsons TV instead?


Monday, June 13, 2005

Post MEHdegascar conversation "highlights" (that had nothing to do w/ said movie)

Ah that's "donkey + dragon", and yes, that baby is playing with F-curves.


Tuesday, June 07, 2005

awesome wedding cake topper idea #8957

Friday, June 03, 2005

ROX has left the blogsphere. We'll miss ya!


Super powers. Super crappy powers.

They are so noisy. I am so sleepy. Got nary a winks rest last night. Would that my shirt was actually woven w/ caffeine infused fibers. I'll need it. Ack, come 'ere diet coke. AHHHH breakfast.

Just bought. I don't even like vader that much (uh, recent blog entries not withstanding). But I do like funny and cheap. In my shirts and my men.

Also like 'em wielding big wood...en swords. Ha. Stuntwork seems to be the theme of the week, ne?

Thursday, June 02, 2005


Thumbs up: double dare

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Twas another fun shindig @ Mi Casa Funkaaay. Beer, BBQ, and Starwars. Nerd out! Y gracias a Juan para la gran supresa disc. Que illegal! Que chevere!