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Summer Movies


We’ve seen two of the big summer movies so far this summer. We caught Ratatouille while in Monterey with Jered and Blake. This is the 8th film by Pixar and is one of their best. It’s a story about a rat who has dreams of being a chef and his trials to become who he wants to be. Along the way, he forges a friendship with Rémy, who is a garbage boy turned chef in a Paris restaurant...

If You Can Do It Better, Then Shut Up and Do It!


!(floatRight)1!:2 I frequent some tech sites (“slashdot”:3, “digg”:4) and there seems to be group of whiners that complain about some television shows that I happen to like — specifically, “Lost”:2 and “Battlestar Galactica”:5. The complaints, usually, are along the lines of Battlestar started off very well. It was fascinating. It was science...



!(floatLeft) “Sean”:2 and “Airic”:3 went with me to go see “Serenity”:1 on Friday. The movie was fantastic. I was a fan of the short-lived series “Firefly”:4 and as such I had been looking forward to this movie for quite a while. As Sean put it, “This is what Star Wars could have been” while discussing the dialogue and characters. I...

First Day of BSG Withdrawl


!(floatRight)1!:2 Since the remade “Battlestar Galactica”:3 debuted in 2004, I’ve been hooked on this show. I was chomping at the bit for the series to happen (strangely, it came out first in the UK so I downloaded copies well before it came out on the “SciFi channel”:4) and loved it to death. I eagerly awaited season 2 to start less than 15 weeks ago. Season 2...

General Honore


My father-in-law (Col. Army Ret.) speaks very highly of Gen. Honore who is heading up the military operations in the gulf region. His recomendation was enough for me, but Gen. Honore took it to the next level by telling reporters that they were “stuck on stupid” after they were asking about the response to hurricane Rita vs. hurricane Katrina. Audio is “here(You’re stuck...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince


!(floatRight)2!:1 I picked up “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince”:1 at Sam’s Club on Saturday around noon. We came home and I planted my butt on the couch to start reading. I took a break for dinner and stopped for the night around 11PM. I woke up early Sunday morning and finished the book off. It’s been a long while since I read a book non-stop and it felt really...

The Da Vinci Code


!(floatLeft)2!:1 I just finished reading “The Da Vinci code(The Da Vinci Code)”:1 yesterday. I have mixed feelings about the book. On the one hand, it’s a wild ride and has plenty of twists and turns to keep you guessing until the end. On the other hand, the hostility toward the Catholic church is troubling to me. I don’t want to spoil it for anyone, but the essential gist...

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