Friday, March 30, 2007

Happy(?) Birthday

So, tonight, Eric Clapton is playing a concert at the Fargodome. Today is also his birthday. He turns 62.

Now, I know that's not any kind of particular milestone, but still... He's a guitar god, a world-renowned rock star. You would think that he'd rather be doing a thousand other things that play a concert in podunk Fargo on his birthday.

It might explain why tickets were $75 each though. Maybe. Doubtful.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007


Now I know why they call him "The Heartbreak Kid"...

Watch this

Why, Shawn Michaels, why?

Sunday, March 25, 2007

I was wrong

I thought I recognized the chick in the new RGX Body Spray ads.

Nope. Thanks for playing.

I hope I get some lovely parting gifts backstage. Like some RGX Body Spray. Or that chick. Either is fine, but I'd take both.

Friday, March 23, 2007

Student of the Game

As previously mentioned, I've been watching some WWE lately. And with Wrestlemania 23 just around the corner, I've been wondering, "If I was out there, how would I do it?" Well...

My persona would be a geek-like "Student of the Game". The first few weeks I appeared at the live events, I'd have a variety of tech gadgets (laptop, video camera, etc.) or just a simple notepad and pencil to capture and record data on various matches. Then break down each and every move and match. Gather up a big stack of stats. I'd also ask other wrestlers for advice. Listen to them, learn from them. Know every competitor inside and out. Before performing in my first few matches, I'd share my knowledge with a few guys, each time directly leading them to victory.

I think I'd be a babyface (good guy). Very polite and respectful. Gracious for being given the opportunity to work for the WWE. Depicted by some as a "nerd" for my approach, I might need a bodyguard. Some muscle to protect a guy of my relatively smaller stature. Maybe John Cena (for my similar "hustle and respect" demeanor) or Triple H (aka "The Game", under his tutelage I literally WOULD BE my persona). But I think I would want the only man that would be crazy enough to follow me into pro wrestling.

John Breneman.

With JB, we fight all the way up the ladder to become Tag Team Champs. And we'd hold those belts for a very long time. Say about a year. Then, and I know it would be coming, I just don't know when.... BAM!! He assaults me after a match and turns heel (bad guy). From there, we constantly battle each other. My scientific approach versus his power game. Brains v. brawn. And in an epic, mammoth, historical Wrestlemania main event, I win the WWE Championship.

Totally awesome.

Sigh. If only he was still in Fargo, we could play this out on his XBox 360.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

No... more... pie...

My body always makes me pay for it, but I love having tacos for dinner. They are so awesome when I make them myself, but they make my gut feel bloated and put the lower sections of my digestion track into overtime. They burn my tongue and make me sweat, but week after week, I still belly up and devour them like they're the best thing in the world. And they are.

They'd be even better if I could find someone else to make them for me. :)

Friday, March 16, 2007

Old Man

There are two things that make me feel old:

1. The members of my favorite bands are approaching or have past the 40-year old mark. How can I feel young rocking out to my favorite bands when they're closer to 50 than 30?

2. 20-year old pro athletes making an assload of money. That's been making me feel old for three years now. Joe Mauer, I love everything you're doing for the Minnesota Twins, but dammit kid!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Grab a mop...

ImTOO DVD Ripper Platinum v4.0 for Windows.

Rip DVD's to various video formats, INCLUDING those playable on an Apple iPod Video. If I so wanted to, I'd convert all my favorite music videos on DVD (Weezer, Creed, RHCP, Offspring, blink-182, BNL) and put them on my Video iPod. Well, I'd buy a Video iPod, then rip.

The only catch? I don't think it's an American company. No phone numbers for support, bad English grammar, WHOIS search says the domain belongs to TUCOWS.

However, good coding skills knows no language boundaries. If you can create a quality product, then I should reward you with my American dollars.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Where are the simple pleasures?

Gum used to be fun.

The main purpose of gum these days seems to be fresh breath. Minty flavors. Thin strips.

Where's the Bubblicious? Hubba Bubba? Bubble Yum? When I chew gum, I want to blow bubbles. I want flavors like grape, orange, green apple. I don't want to have to stop by Scheels every time I want a delicious, enjoyable piece of gum.

They just don't make things like they used to.

Saturday, March 10, 2007


The movie "Go"...

That's the last thing I'd expect to see on Lifetime. Even if it is midnight.

Oh wait, I'm watching E!. Never mind...

Friday, March 9, 2007

Tuesday, March 6, 2007

I hate Hollywood

Now, I know what you're thinking. "Why do you have your panties in a bunch THIS time?"

"The Dead Zone" is a successful detective-type show on the USA network. Single-handedly revived Anthony Michael Hall's career. But I'm trailing off.

Hall plays a guy who sees things. Dead people, sometimes. Uses the information he gets from his visions to solve crimes/prevent bad things from happening.

Sounds good...

...Until everyone else started doing it too.

NBC's Medium
CBS's Ghost Whisperer
FOX's Tru Calling

NBC is coming out with another soon. "Raines".

Please. Make it stop. Come up with a new idea.

Better yet, give me sacks of money and I'll do it for you. I might come up with some real crap, but at least it would be original.

Monday, March 5, 2007


What is this live-action crap on Adult Swim? Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job!? Saul of the Mole Men?

Let me make it as simple as it can possibly get:
  • Futurama
  • Family Guy
  • Aqua Teen Hunger Force
  • Harvey Birdman, Attourney at Law
  • SeaLab 2021
  • The Brak Show
  • Robot Chicken
  • Moral Orel
  • The Boondocks

That gives you three solid hours of animated goodness. What is so hard about that? Seriously.

All the cool people are named John...

John Mayer - singer/songwriter/guitarist
John Cena - WWE champion
John Breneman - the best bud a man can have
John C. McGinley - actor, plays Dr. Perry Cox on "Scrubs"
Johnny Bench - Hall-of-fame catcher
Little John - Robin Hood's right-hand man

The list goes on...

..but how could I forget the greatest John of all?!? I should be shot...

Two-time Super Bowl winner. John. Elway.

Saturday, March 3, 2007

Taking it back

Anyone who knows me knows that I constantly rip on the Scheels All Sports chain of sporting good stores for putting up a sign on a large vacant lot on the corner of 45th Street and 15th Avenue South in Fargo during the 1999-2000 school year stating "Future Site of Scheels," then waiting until late 2004 to begin construction before finally opening in July 2006.

But every time I go in that store, I literally could spend HOURS in there. Taking a look at the Twins merchandise. Getting a gumball or two. Playing with the baseball, golf, and hockey equipment. Heading over to the home entertainment area to play some free Ms. Pac-Man or look at billiards accessories.

I rarely buy anything when I am in there, but just the thought of owning some of that phat lewt... If I had a million dollars, I'd need a couple of large moving vans to help me haul my purchases home.

Call me!

Maggie Lawson, if you're reading this, the answer is "Yes, I am available to take you out to dinner."

And yes, I will also help you update your website.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

My dream died today...

And I was so close...

It's been a pretty mild and uneventful winter here in Fargo. I was really hoping to go the entire winter without having to shovel my driveway. Got some snow last Saturday night, but I was still able to drive out. I cleared some off with my shovel, but most of it melted throughout the week. A winter storm came through the area starting last night. I got out of the garage without a problem this morning, but it took three or four tries for me to get over the hump and back in when I got home from work. Thank god for first gear.

I can't wait for global warming to get here...
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