Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
This could be the ultimate show down - Ben Vs. the O.G. Darth Vader.
Benjamin Linus is the bad boy leader of the "others" on the lost island. And Darth Vader was the ultimate bad guy in the late 70's and early 80's
Who's a better bad guy ?
- We'll need to look at both characters and compare.
- Ben's mother died at birth and he was raised by a dead beat dad. Darth didn't have a dad, and was raised by his mom.
- Ben was a bit of a wussy when he was young, so was Darth (any boy that goes by Annie and doesn't mind, is a wiener in my books).
- Ben Killed his dad and all his people. Darth hunted down and killed all the Jedi.
- Ben seems to working for Jacob. Darth does the bidding of the Emperor
- Ben doesn't care about the lives of others (case in point, when Jack asks him about the other people on the plane and what will happen to them, he says "who cares"). After Darth captures the princess in Star Wars he tells his dude to "send a distress signal, report that all on board were dead", in other words, kill them all
- Ben seems to be always one step ahead. Darth has the force.
- Ben stood by and watched his fake daughter be killed. Darth would have killed his son if he didn't join him.
- Ben has the Island. Darth has the Death Star.
- Ben gets caught a lot and gets his ass kicked. Darth force chokes people.
I think at the moment Darth is in the lead, although I'd say that since we haven't yet seen the end of LOST and we don't know what the final story will be for Ben, we'll have to leave the final decision until 2010.
There is nothing better than listening to the little man laugh. Especially when something has tickled his funny bone, usually something random, and he shrieks in uncontrollable laughter. It's always infectious and I can't help but join in until my sides hurt. I could have the worst day imaginable and it evaporates as soon as I hear the beginnings of a giggle.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
Some of you may know, I've taken up a hobby. That being, Texas hold 'em. I've played [sort of] for a bunch of years here and there, never really taking it serious. Kind of a hit and miss for fun (usually when out with friends after a few beers). The best I ever played was to make the final table of a tournament at the Sahara in Vegas a few years back. Recently, I've decided to put in a effort to learn and play properly. I know, just like anything you want to become good at, you will need to invest some $$$ in some fashion (call it education). So far, I seem to be investing time. My last 2 sessions were all about grinding for cards. I did a 10 hour stint to make 29$ and last night was about 5.5 hours to spend 1$. As far as I'm concerned, these are both winning nights. I got to play/learn for hours and it didn't cost me a cent. My biggest area of concern is confidence in reading people. I can be pushed off cards fairly easy and I don't have confidence in bluffing just yet (oddly enough, I have no problem doing it online). For example, last night I had A-10 clubs. The guy next to me leads out with 10$ so I call. I assume he may have a mid pair or high connectors. The flop comes 3 (spades) 8 (diamonds) and 10 (diamonds) - I get top pair, no luck on the suit. The guy next to me bets out 10$ again, I think this is just a continuation bet to show strength and since I have top pair with an Ace kicker, I feel....ok at the point. The turn is a King of diamonds. The guy looks right at me, checks and says "there's your flush"...many things went through my head...1) this guy hit the flush and he's trying to egg me on 2) he's got kings and he's trying to see if I have the flush or 3) he has nothing and really does believe I have the flush. What I should have done at this point (knowing the outcome) was lead out with 25$ which would have represented the flush and would have pushed him off. What I did was cower, thinking he hit the flush so I checked. The River card came and made the dudes hand. This is a prime example of where I'm weak. In my mind, I knew I should have represented the flush as my first assumptions about the guys hand were correct. But my inexperience got the best of me. As i said, the night was 5.5 hours of education for 1$ and I intend to use it.
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
I'll be trying my hand at cooking Tandori Chicken at some point during this week. That should prove interesting.
Since this is a lazy post, here are a couple interesting links:
British Train Station Bans Kissing: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/WeirdNews/2009/02/16/8410906-ap.html
Boys have to behave when texting: http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2009/02/16/barreda.ma.students.sexting.wcvb
Wolverine "Outcasts" TV Spot - Teaser: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/MARVELMANIACS/news/?a=6283
Transformers 2 trailer....special effects are awesome: http://www.comicbookmovie.com/fansites/HungeryNews/news/?a=6288
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
The little guy and his mom have been coming to the office (mom had to help out with some data entry). And it didn't take long for the big man to take over his dads office and start doing his job. As the caption shows..."no time for chit chat dad, these projects need closure, now go get me a bottle, a new diaper, and get the hell out !".
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Here is the freak out:
Now...since this has been out in cyberland for a while...I knew it wouldn't take long until someone did something to it...and oh, I was not wrong.
Some dude named DJ RevoLucian has remixed Bale's rant to dance music...and I don't care what anyone says, it kicks ass ! (not sure how I feel about the Barbara F Bombs...you'll see what I mean )