Dec 29, 2006
Dec 28, 2006
Still my favorite candidate for president. John McCain turned into a gigantic asshole at midnight. Hillary is fainting, if not falling, far too far to the right. Barak Obama I like, but he's too new, I'd really rather him wait and show up in '16 with some weight behind him. Anyway, Edwards is still my favorite. Yes, he's white and male, and that's too bad, and not nearly as charismatic as Obama, but he's the best I've seen in quite a while.
Dec 22, 2006
So, some of you know, I was in a dance class this semester, called Ritmos Latinos, it's salsa, but in a big circle w/ the moves called out like square dance or something. So anyway, I fairly well sucked, but it was lots of fun and taught me enough that I can take real salsa classes sometime (not to mention this one again next sem) At the end of the semester, we had a party and each class performed, and the dude just posted the performances on google video, here's the link to mine!
I start out in the back on the right, I'm wearing a blue long sleeved shirt w/ black pants. You can't see a whole lot of what I'm doing, but by 1:40 I've made my way around the circle coming in on the left, I'm dancing w/ the girl in the black dress (not the lady w/ the red top, that's the other dude wearing blue). So anyway, in the next min or so you see me do a vacilala y dame, a sombrero (the arms one), an adios, an adios con hermana, and, god help me, a move I can't remember the name of, but its where you stomp four times and clap four times while trying to look slick.... which I don't. Then I disappear for a bit and show up in the background again, but you can't see much. So, that's me being a big dork! But it's fun!
Dec 20, 2006
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Dec 16, 2006
Blood Diamond - Pretty good. Not an oscar movie, really, only even thought of as that because of its political implications. Leo does a good enough job, Djimon Hounsou is very good. Political stuff is no surprise if you've been paying attn. Diamonds are not rare, far less rare than rubies or emeralds, but cost way more cuz they told us they cost way more. And some of em come from lots of tragedy.
Must Love Dogs - Bad bad movie. I mean, I laughed a good number of times, cute jokes and such. But overall, just a pretty awful movie in pretty much every way.
An Inconvenient Truth - Holy shit. I honestly didn't expect to be impressed by this movie. I figured I knew most of these facts already (I didn't). I figured filming a slideshow can't possibly be dramatic (I was wrong). I figured he was preaching to the choir (I, at best, knew where the church was). The movie is amazing, it's the most slack-jaw captivated I've been in a long time, I was totally blown away. I know I'm behind the curve here, but if you haven't, everyone should see it, please.
Dec 15, 2006
This is neat. Short version is:
-Dude asks Guy for directions, listening for about 15 sec
-Two people walk in between Dude and Guy carrying a big door
-While they are there, Dude swaps out with Dude2
-After the door is gone, 8 out of 15 Guys continue giving directions, not noticing that Dude is now Dude2!
Dec 14, 2006
Dec 12, 2006
The Pirate Bay (TPB) has decided to block the Swedish ISP Perspektiv Broadband’s users from accessing the TPB’s website. The move comes in response to ISP Perspektiv’s decision to block its users from accessing the Russian website, allofmp3.com.
hehe, I dunno if it'll work, but I love Pirate Bay for trying.
Dec 11, 2006
Ha. Okay, so first this video comes out. Supposedly by a dude in CA making fun of Gore. Cuz the environment is, like, totally uncool, man.
But then, the Wall Street Journal did a little research (unlike the guy who made the film) and found out that it was made by some Republican PR firm in DC that works for Exxon! Ha! Btw, I'd link to the WSJ story and not the ABC story about the WSJ story, but WSJ is pay-only. So that's what you get, WSJ, welcome to 1999, open up.
Dec 10, 2006
Dec 9, 2006
I dunno, I don't think I like it. Every single nerdy boy my age has precisely 4 points of childhood identity:
2) GI Joe
The order is different, but those are always there. Ya can't muck w/ them. Now the transformer & TMNT movies are shaping up to be sort shitty. Sadness!
Dec 8, 2006
So, nothing interesting came along the feeds today, but school is officially done and I'm feeling happy so I gotta post something. So go watch today's Ze Frank, it's awesome. Though really, it's all about this line (discussing the iraq report):
The Bush administration, however, embraced the report. Much like it embraced someone with a contagious disease. Who was on fire. While you were both running in opposite directions.
The president agreed that the report was made up of words. Written on paper. With few, if any, spelling mistakes. After that things got a little sticky.
Dec 7, 2006
Dec 6, 2006
So TV Squad is a cool TV blogging site, if you are into that sort of thing. But now I guess (for a while, really, I'm just slow) Wil Wheaton has joined in as a "retro blogger" He's going back and reviewing a lot of the old episodes of TNG. He's pretty funny, and it's nice to see that Wil Wheaton hated Wesley Crusher as much as Nerds In America As A Whole hated Wesley Crusher :)
Dec 5, 2006
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Dec 1, 2006
I saw Thomas Dolby & BT tonight, it was pretty sweet. Thomas Dolby, it turns out, is the dude who did that 80s song Blinded By Science, who knew? Well, not me. But he was pretty cool, told funny stories, had good, if sometimes goofy, music. It was all, I guess, his stuff from the 80s, hence the goofiness. I guess he'll do another tour next year w/ new stuff, I think I'd go, he was fun.
Then BT, who was very cool. I wasn't sure what to expect of this concert, I've never done an electronic concert, seems weird to me, like maybe it's just a guy up there pressing the play button on a computer? But BT had a whole band, and he played like 5 instruments himself, and it was all in all very good. Probably better if you are higher than crap at the time, but still good. He wasn't as talkative as Dolby, which I would have appreciated. I heard him on Dawn & Drew and he is the coolest guy, or at least he plays one one TV, wish I coulda heard more of that coolness. He ended w/ a pretty amazing song. The whole concert, both dudes, had a visual component, stuff on the screen. BT's last song was written for his daughter, so the screen was lots of images of her and of them together, and words. The words were verrry on the nose. Nothing subtle here, just plain ole "I will watch you grow up" "I thank god for you" "I will love you forever" kind of stuff. But it managed to be fairly touching anyway.
One other note, there were of course glow stick dancers. These folks are always pretty goofy, acting all slick and stuff, and I'm just going "uhh... how do you know when you mess up?" But then! Then some 40 year old dude is trying to do it, and he suuuuucked. I couldn't tell you what he was doing wrong, or what they were doing right, but he was awful. So... that's fun.