Death Knell for UMD

Well, it’s no surprise that this has happened. What is it with people blindly following Sony on their quest to make bad products? They buy other companies stuff and rebrand it as their own. Is it any surprise to anyone that UMD movies for the PSP was not going to sell very well? Last time I was in the city, the Virgin Megastore had a rather long wall for the UMD movies. Titles like Rambo, Terminator II, Last Action Hero were all available. Was anyone really buying them? No. Let’s analyze this problem, shall we? Take this link as an…
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Bitter Sweet… Ok, maybe just bitter

I don’t know what it is with sore losers but it’s pretty apparent that the author of Brokeback Mountain is a little pissed off that she lost. Annie Proulx goes on to say that she feels robbed that her little jewel of a movie didn’t win. If you ask me, there isn’t anything really ground breaking with gay cowboys. Seriously, you have to be gay to be walking around with one of those hats on in San Francisco of all places. Just this weekend, Nichole and I came across a few Brokebacks as I like to call them. I see…
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May the lightsaber be with you…

This morning was fairly typical, I got up, I showered, got dressed and headed to work. I parked my car, walked through the door at about 9:03 and strolled to my cube. Imagine my surprise when I found a lightsaber sitting in my cube. I wondered if I had somehow wandered into an episode of the Twilight Zone or something. I picked it up as if I were my own and flicked the activation button and it hissed on. I waved it around, the blade made humming noises as it moved through the air. Suddenly… I realized I was at…
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The Lemon

It may come as no surprise that I’ve had a terrible experience with my car. I’ve had unexplainable issues with lights dimming, engine noise while playing the radio, random shutdowns, doors not unlocking, clock and trip-o-meter resetting themselves, and car accidents. I for one count this as a bad omen. I am partially to blame for all of this and now I know why. Unknown to most people, I named my car “James Bond” because it reminded me of all those James Bond cars with the silver color, sleek lines, ok… it doesn’t make sense with a Jetta of all…
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Taking Advantage

I think the worst thing that anyone can do is take advantage of a person. It’s the easiest thing to do. All you need to do is set the person up so that they can’t say no. Well.. today I said no. Usually, I’m a very nice and generous person. If someone needs a ride to a dealership to pickup their car, or wants to get coffee, or needs something, I’m usually there to help. Today, I finally felt like I was being taken advantage of in the worst way. For those of you who don’t work in cubeland, you’re…
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The Almighty Buck

I don’t get it. I’ve lost my understanding for why America is so great. I’ve lost my faith in capitalism. I think the “good news” listed within can accurately describe my disgust. I have to stiffle a bit of laughter for fear that Katrina victims might here me. Exxon Mobil was able to post record US profits for the 4th quarter, even after their refineries were hit by one of the strongest hurricanes in recorded history. Wow, that’s 2 records in a row, coincidence? Something is going on here and it’s not coincidence. How is it possible for Exxon Mobil…
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Good Times?

It’s been awhile since I’ve been on here. For that much I apologize. I’ve had an interesting month. First and foremost, Christmas and New Years took place. Christmas was down at Nichole’s father’s place in San Diego. It was almost 85 degrees down there, with it storming up here and below 50 degrees. New Years was with the family in San Francisco. Hillary, Dana and the kids came to help us ring in the new year. It was a challenge at the very least. I’m sure the job of the shepard is as equally hard. Though, I have to say…
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It’s Official

God hates me. That or I’ve done something to seriously fuck up my karma. Not only am I recovering from being sick with something that can only be the plague, but my car was literally smashed into and the axle and/or frame is now bent to holy hell. I swear I’m really not sure getting on an airplane is such a good idea. Ideas like mountain, midair collision, and plummet to my doom keep entering my thoughts. I’m sure it’ll be fine, I’ve counted my bad omens and they do equal out to the magical three number that everyone always…
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It’s the most expensive time of the year…

Christmas is upon us, and my wallet is crying. I think this Christmas has been the most stressful and the most draining. I think the main reason is the fact that when you find out that someone is getting you a gift, you feel that you need to reciprocate. I think most people feel this way, and I’m certainly in that boat this year. Nichole and I always have this discussion because people go to her and ask her what to get me. Well, dammit, don’t get me anything! That means I have to get you something too! I’m terrible…
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The Escape was not a liberating experience

I haven’t publicly lamented about my recent and ongoing car troubles so I’ll spare you from those at least temporarily. They promised transportation and I was excited to see what kind of vehicle I would receive. Upon learning that it was a Ford Escape, my heart sank into the depths of my bowels. I’m thouroughly convinced that the death trap that I’m currently driving will be the end of me. The man behind the counter did not seem to mind. I’ve decided that my current automobile is a piece of junk. It’s failure to transport me from point A to…
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