May 29, 2007

Star Wars was Fantasy

I was flipping channels last night and stopped on the History Channel. They had this show about the technology of the Star Wars movies and trying to compare it to tech we really have. Most of it is just really fantastic and is pretty much impossible. and some of it like Luke's prosthetic arm we have now and stuff. But the whole premise behind this show was kind of pointless. they were trying to say that "some day" when we get as advanced as they were in Star Wars, as if to say when we get to the future as portrayed by Star Wars. Unlike Gene Roddenberry's Star Trek, which is supposed to be the future of Earth native humans voyaging through space using technology based on plausible theories of Earth science, George Lucas gave Star Wars the ultimate disclaimer, a line of narrative dialog that, in my mind, hopes to prevent pointless comparisons to what is and isn't possible or plausible according to what we know about science.

Those words were simply. "A Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far Far Away" when i first saw this i thought to myself, how perfect. a prefect way to introduce this as pure fantasy and quell the scientific naysayers. but alas, humans want everything to be about them. Maybe i'm looking way too much into this. thats just what i thought while i was watching them try to explain Light Sabers. I always though Lucas putting that line in was good tho to separate Star Wars from Sci-Fi and put it more in the realm of fantasy. But its aliens and lasers so you get a bunch of nerds trying to dissect it.

Speaking of Sci-Fi, there was this other show on about Star Trek. Christies was auctioning off props from all of the Star Trek shows and movies. Trekkies are fucking crazy. Miniature Models of the Enterprise and Klingon ships were selling for hundreds of thousands of dollars. Then after the auction they showed the rich nerds that bought the stuff. they had whole rooms in thier houses decked out like a star trek set. Full uniforms on manequins on display along side a chair from the bridge of the enterprise.. i bet that went for 300,000 easy. anyhoo, people are really into thier sci-fi.

I wonder if Lost will ever get like that? I got dibbs on the computer from the Swan hatch!

May 25, 2007

hey, anyone in there?

You ever go to use a stall in a public bathroom and the door is closed but you dont know someone is in there and you try to open it and you make a big ruckus because its locked. and then feel bad for the person you just made clinch off a full turd and give them a bad break because they thought you were gonna bust in on them? You could have asked "hey is anyone in there" but that sucks too because if there is, someone who is bare-ass-to-porcelain nursing a turtle head has to answer you. or they are too embarassed to answer and you end up making a ruckus on the door anyway.

I hate when I do that. I hate it even more when someone does it to me. but i did it last night. i had band practice right before school so i brought a change of non-sweaty clothes. i got to DVC and went to change in the bathroom. the stall door is always closed because its spring loaded or whatever. but it swings open if its not locked. so in a hurry i grabbed the top of the door and started rustling with it to see if it was gonna open but it was locked.

i felt hella bad. and to make it worse i ended up staying in there to change anyway outside the stall. if i were the person in there i'd be like sweating and hoping I would hurry up and leave so i could wipe or let out the last of my shit and leave without anyone seeing that i was the one who stunk up the bathroom.

Happy Friday!

next time you get a mcdonalds breakfast...

...ask them for some jelly, strawberry preferably. put it on your hashbrown. its really fucking good.

on with the photos. but speaking of mcdonalds.. there was a puddle of vomit in the parking lot of mcdonalds this morning. it had a ketchup packet in it. it was kind of rad but it was really gross and making me kind of sick looking at it so i didnt take a pic of it. sorry to let you all down like that.

McAfee Colosseum sucks my ass. a Giants fan was chanting "We got HD"
AT&T park spend a gajillion dollars on a huge HD scoreboard screen. The A's have some piece of shit screen from the early 90's. but they have two of them. one at each Raiders end zone. must suck sharing a stadium with a football team.. oh thats right it does, thats why we got our own ballpark. Go Fremont A's!

one night we hear this loud noise like a car wreck and it was this yellowish car. the dude lives near us in those apts and he was drunk and trying to park his big ass car hit the telephone pole across the street. this other day he was getting a jump for some reason. the point of my story is that later i noticed the license plate says "8TRKMAC" so awesome.

this place has the best Carnitas ever!

what a cheap bastard you are Randy.

toxic BBQ

ok see ya later.

May 24, 2007

Holy Lost Finale!!!

Ok, so thats it.. no more Lost till like Jan or Feb. thats gonna suck.

anyway, here's some horribly scattered thoughts and stuff that i've posted today on the Lost message board. sorry if they make no sense or if i repeat myself.

Hurley's Van
sorry to wizz in everyones cornflakes but that whole rescue scene with hurley and the van could never have happened because that whole episode with the van should never have happened. theres no way in magic island hell that they could get the VW running.

other than that i loved the episode.

PS: to the person who posted the spoiler in my thread about the future flash. if i find you i am going to elbow you in the side of the neck.

charlie wasnt supposed to die.
i know this isnt the newest idea but no one is looking at it like this .. its not a matter of whether he could have gotten out or that he chose to die or not..

once he found out that the helicopters from des's flash were possibly NOT FOR RESCUE he didnt have to die to fulfill is so-called destiny

i think when he found out that naomi wasnt with penny it changed everything and it would have been his duty to NOT DIE, go back and try and stop claire from getting on the chopper.

i think he's putting too much faith in desmonds visions. i'm sure if Penny came on the screen Des would have noted it in his vision and would have wanted to be in the room with charlie when he punched the keys.

i think desmond did see all those things but misread them.

he saw charlie drown in a flooded room with a light.

he also sees claire and aaron get on a helicopter.
this may very well happen also but not how he thinks.

he thinks its a rescue but since we now know the boat and helicopters may not be friendly they might be kidnapping Claire and Aaron for some reason. (the others like babies why not the boat people)

so, once des knew it was "NOT PENNYS BOAT" he tried to get charlie out of there.

Charlie sacrificing himself didnt make any sense at that point.

also, when did waterproof sharpies come out?

so.. its the future and they are all back home...
but, whatever happened to the found 815 wreckage? and all the "proof" that they were all dead?

what happened to Kate being a fugitive?

what happened to Walt and Micheal?

what happened with Penny and Widmore and the Island?

Did Locke and the Others stay behind?

did anyone stay behind?

seems like they just got gold passes and went back to their lives again.

I like the idea of at least some of the upcoming seasons, while not all off island, balanced like old seasons but taking place post-rescue, with the flashbacks being on-island.

i also like the idea that if they were rescued, why is it so hard for jack to get back to the island. he said "im sick of lying" so theres something fishy about the rescue.

IMO the "him" kate had to get back to was her son. who was born safely off the island.

(someone posted this on the boards i thought it was good)
I'm guessing that Ben was mostly telling the truth about the ship being a band of competing super-baddies who want the island's secrets for themselves. Now that they have triangulated its location they arrive and see the survivors of Oceanic 815, which may or may not be a surprise to them. I'm guessing Desmond gets the details about the boats true nature to the losties just in time for them to realize what an error they have made which puts them in a position to scramble and try and clean up their mess. They attack the new invaders, the invaders retaliate, and after realizing that the losties are a force to be reckoned with simply offer a deal. I'm guessing that the new regime offers Jack, Kate and maybe one or two others (Sun and Jun? Claire?) an offer to abandon their friends (who cannot be trusted to keep quiet) and to return home as the sole survivors of the crash. They offer Kate a clean slate through some super-power string pulling, and they offer Jack a chance at 'fixing' people again. The only hitch being ‘don't come back, and don't tell anyone or we'll bury you, and kill all your friends who we will hold hostage on the Island’. By removing Kate and Jack peacefully they can disband the resistance (they are after all the leaders) and resume taking over the island. My bet is that Sawyer in his full bloom of vengefulness will probably stay and fight, as would Sayid and obviously Locke. So I know that doesn't jibe with the coffin theories about John and Sawyer being the stiff. But just think about it - Jack is overcome with guilt and desperate to go back. Kate is looking glamorous and cool, finally not having to run (except from her demons) - I think this could be a real possibility. Also I think the flash forward is probably less than a year from TTLG's timeline. Any thoughts

this was my reply:
the person in the coffin might be someone who was keeping them from talking about the island.
and/or he was the one person who had the ability to take them back to the island. kate feels animosity because she doesnt want to think about him or the island. even had trouble going to see Jack. this is someone we will meet in upcoming episodes.

also if there were a rescue why would Kate and Jack be the first to go?

another small question is why is Kate in LA? she really had no ties to LA that we knew of. (right?)

Jack and his dead-alive dad
at the hospital jack referenced his dad like he was still alive. because he's all hopped up on Limbaugh specials and he has a crazy mountain beard.

part of me wants to think he didnt even work there anymore but they humored him because he's a nut job and he essentially came back from the dead and he just saved some people.

what is so freaking important that ben and locke are willing to kill everyone for?

its like "dude dont do it.. i swear its important but i cant tell you.. but dude, its huge. .trust me."

whatever it is.. Locke seems to be on the Koolaid train to Other Town now that he got a glimpse of whatever "it" is. seriously.. if its so huge that it makes everyone just succomb to the islands powers why not just confront the losties right away and be like "check dis out" then they would all be like "holy crap this koolaid is kickin" and they'd all be others.

but it seems like whatever it is, is more sinister and something that they'd have to pick and choose followers. as in the list.

whats next?
with all these new plot lines and questions.. will they ever get back to the numbers and all the questions surrounding the Swan hatch? perhaps these will be answered when they explain Jacob and the island.

season 1 was about the crash and the losties. season 2 was about the swan. season 3 was about the others. i predict season 4 5 6 will have to cover in no particular order. The Island, Penny and Widmore and the forementioned situation regarding Jack and Kate and the rescue.

well i guess thats all i got.. there was tons of other stuff like how bad ass the losties finally got and how many people died. and how Bernard was a homo for squealing.. Hurley's fatness etc.. but yea.. if you have more feel free to comment.

its gonna be a long summer.

May 22, 2007

Experiment gone wrong

Some of you know i'm a sucker for marketing gimmicks for new convenient store food. I was the guy who tried and actually liked caramel Ho-Ho's from Hostess. I love to try new Diet soda flavors. some of which are hits, some are misses. While Diet Cherry Vanilla Dr. Pepper was awesome, Diet Cherry Vanilla Coke tasted like asshole. And when the new Jazz Diet pepsi came out I was the first in line. the Diet Strawberry Creme Pepsi was a favorite, the Caramel Cola Jazz tasted like toe jam sandwich.

Dorito's likes to fool around with new flavors and usually i'm on the fence with most of them. and they would probably all taste the same in the dark... which might have been the inspiration behind their newest ploy. Doritos Experiment # X-13D. in the vein of Great Bludini mystery Koolaid flavor, this bag is marked mysteriously with no clue as to what flavor to expect.

How bad could a dorito be? some new spicy twist on cheese? some kind of BBQ or Chipotle fusion? well, being the sucker i am i picked up a bag.

It was an odd initial taste reaction... as my tastebuds adjusted for a prepared expectation of ranch or cheese I started to realise i couldnt quite place it. The ingredients didnt really give me much of a clue since its all "Artificial Flavors" and science words.

The best way to describe it is to compare it to what i know... It's like a combination of Cool Ranch Doritos, Dill Pickle Potato Chips, and Harry Potter Bernie Botts Every Flavor Beans Vomit Flavor.

Sorry Dorito's you struck out on this one. I should just stick to my guns and say "Don't Fuck With The Classics" you cant outdo Nacho Cheese flavor.

you can tell them what you think of it and they want to you name it at I think I'll call this "Creamy Dill Pickle Vomit"

update: you have to sign up for and they want hella info.. screw that shit. I still hope they call it something with "vomit" in the title.

May 21, 2007

Less than meets the Eye (transformers)

The new theatrical trailer for Transformers came out in front of another craptastic franchise "Pirates of the Carabean 3" check it out here;

close up stills of the robots.
click image for close ups on each

seriously.. flames? c'mon. yeah i'm not feeling it.. they seem overdone. and Ironhide has no Feet. not into the GM product placement either. they screwed up Optimus, made Bumble Bee a Camero and who knows what the eff Megatron is now. (a tank? ugh) this movie was a no brainer. way to overthink it hollywood. how much cooler can the Transformers get without being so cool they suck?

i hate to even diss a movie that like most guys my age have been wating for forever.. but yea... was the GM tie-in that nescesary?

how much of a no-brainer is "hey use a "new" beetle for bumblebee" ? ugh.

this at least LOOKS like a transformer.

and I can hear it now.. "how can we improve on the visual of a red-cab-over-semi that is the main icon for the transformers brand?" (and that we teased at Comicon for initial marketing)

" i know! lets completely change him into a blue non-cab-over with red tribal flames!!"

"ooh yea the kids will go nuts!"

i wonder if these outrageous robots will even translate into toys that will actually transform correctly?
where do you put bumblebee's wheels? i see bare break discs. the new ones dont even look like they transform. it just looks like a big jumble of metal and crap swirling around then a robot pops out

Greg from Yahoo movies:

I don't know, maybe I was expecting too much. To me, the thing that was appealing about a live-action 'Transformers' movie was that it had the opportunity to be so unique: a movie where giant talking robots are the heroes. Piece by piece as this project developed, little chunks were chipped away at the promise of this movie. The biggest blow wasn't the hiring of Michael Bay as director (although that is a huge factor), but the screenwriting decision to center this movie around a big ensemble cast of human characters. If the word "ensemble" is going to be used in a 'Transformers' movie, it should be referring to the robots, of which there are dozens of established characters, and not to humans, as they are pretty rare in 'Transformers' lore (I can think of Spike, and the ones that were in the 'Transformers' movie; I'm sure there are others of course). This trailer tries to introduce us to all these human characters, and I'm just wondering... who cares? If humans make up more than 10% of the screen time in a movie about armies of giant robots, that's already 9% too much. ... This movie is going to bomb worse than the 'modernized' "Godzilla" remake.

So he took a movie that should have been based on the Transformers, each with a well established personality and storyline, and turned it into a movie about some humans, with the Transformers playing supporting background characters.

I say we get some independent CGI guys and directors should and just make a proper transformers movie but to avoid infringment issues just bite the bullet and call it "GO-BOTS"

have it star this guy

well, now i'm even more disappointed. way to piss in everyones coco puffs Micheal Bay.
it will look cool and have lots of stuff blowing up but it wont be Transformers

but the bottom line is flames ...that kills it right there

time to dust off those ol' Y2K kits.

Ok all those other end of the world postings i had were just kids stuff. this shit is the shit. As predicted by the Mayan calendar, the Chinese i-Ching and a computer program that predicts shit called Web-Bot, the world is going to end on Dec 21st, 2012 and there is'nt anything any of us can do about it. The Earth will be aligned with the Sun and the black hole at the center of the Milky Way and its gonna fuck shit up big time. Can you say tropical vacation in Alaska? Scientists say this fits in with astronomical predictions they've had as well.. So when the fuck we're they gonna tell us?

here's a crappy (by crappy i mean CRAPPY) cam corder recording of the Discover show i watched last night as shown on Youtube. (seriously, ever heard of a VCR? Tivo?)
part 1

part 2

part 3 (still with me?)

part 4

kinda scares the shit out of me a little bit.

there's a bunch of other info on this all over the internets. just take some time and do some Googleresearch.. I'ts a lot easier to just take my word for it.

May 18, 2007

Safeway vs Safeway

Do you think that the cereal isle is a high traffic spot in the grocery store where people usually stop and browse for an extended period of time? Would you say the same about the ice cream isle?

yea me too ... answer me this... why would a grocery store, that narrowed its isles to put in a starbucks put the Cereal and Ice Cream across from each other in the same isle..

Let me explain...

I go to the downtown safeway. A lot of people call it the ghetto safeway because its next to the highschool and the County Hospital. A lot of the local scum go to that one but its my safeway and i know where shit is.

theres another safeway on the other side of town in the Virginia Hills Alhambra Valley area.. where the more affluent residents of Martinez live. i go there from time to time when my Safeway is out of one thing or another.. ( i could go to Albertsons or NobHill but i'm in the club.. the Safeway Club. i have a membership card and everything!) anwyay, they remodeled recently and added a fancy bakery and a starbucks. the thing is tho they dont really have the square footage to accommodate so.. they cut inventory and narrowed the isles. it seems like they did anyway. other than them having less stuff to choose from they go and put the cereal next to the ice cream! It's a crowded mess there now. Fake breasted soccer moms bumping into eachother... health conscious senior citizens in jogging suits getting knocked over by spoiled teenage employees. its chaos.

Rita suggested that they put the Ice Cream next to the feminine products. and now that i think about it at the ghetto safeway it is. Adjacent to the frozen section with the desserts and ice cream is the paper towels, toilet paper and pick nick gear. the condoms and tampax are at the end of that isle across from the Frozen Pies and Coolwhip.

we may be ghetto but were not so full of ourselves we feel the need for a hardwood floored bakery, wine rack and Starbucks Kiosk. we dont fuck around. we put the tampax next to the bon-bons. as it should be.

and none of this is really any skin off my back.. i go to the ghetto safeway.. but it still offends my sense of logic. much like the Oasis Furniture Oasis thing.

foto foto foto friday!

well at least its friday right? wanna hear some of the new music i'm playing drums on? click here and be nice. its only been 2 days.

my new name at starbucks

my dog is so squatty his weener comes out when he licks his ass.
this is why morons arent allowed to customize their own cars

some arty goodness

this is a show im in coming up in sept.

and this is for Rita.

wow what a crappy photo friday. sorry