Archive | July, 2010

iTunes shuffle game (yes, really…)

24 Jul

You know that stupid game that people put on their Facebook statuses?  The one where there’s a list of questions and you answer with the song that iTunes picks out of your library?  Well, I don’t have anything to write about and I’m using this as a cheap cop-out post.  Anyway, let’s continue.

First off, there are rules:

* Put your iTunes on shuffle.
* Use the song title as the answer to the question.
*
NO CHEATING

Lock and load, people.  My iTunes library is a wild assortment of off-the-wall classics and songs I can’t come up with a reason for listening to.  Let’s roll! Continue reading

This thing I drew: volume 1

19 Jul

I am not an egotistical person, but I think I’m a pretty good artist. Check out some of these things I drew.

This picture is an early one.  If you can’t tell that it’s a bedroom, then stop reading now because my artistic stylings are too abstract for you.  It was an assignment, as most of these were, from my drawing teacher.  It’s a stupid thing to draw, therefore it’s a stupid thing to look at.  Oh, but check out that sweet Rocky poster. Continue reading

Signs I may become a cool old guy

17 Jul

Old people are awesome, but not in the same ways.  Some senior citizens are cool because they’re so sweet and they know a lot of stuff.  This is fun until they use their powers against you in a Trivial Pursuit game.  Other elder statesmen are cool because of how bitter and mean they are.  It’s fun to see how little some people have cooperated with changing times.  There’s a certain amount of respect that folks like this command.  They have had to deal with hippies, baggy pants, and Justin Bieber.  That’s no easy task.  Recently, I’ve realized that I will probably become a cool old dude for my own reasons.  I don’t know stuff and I can’t bake cookies, but there are some things about me that would be cool if I was wrinkly.

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A quick, painless way to make a difference

16 Jul

Hey, everybody!  I would really like to promote this thing that Pepsi is doing.  They call it the Refresh Project.  People vote on different organizations to receive funding for research.  It’s a great way to help out noble causes.

My brother happens to have 9P- syndrome.  It is a chromosomal disorder that is pretty rare, so many affected by it are left with little information.  The 9P- Network is a great non-profit organization that helps families out and does great stuff for research and awareness.

If you guys could please take a minute (probably less) to click here, here, or here to vote, I would really appreciate it.  Then, if you wish, you can broadcast it over your social networks in some sort of “pay it forward” fashion.  Trust me, you’ll feel better about yourself right away.

Overkill is underrated: my A-Team review

13 Jul

I’ll admit I was hesitant to see this movie at first.  It wasn’t because I was a fan of the original television series (in fact, I have never seen an episode) or because I didn’t like the cast (in fact, I love all of these actors).  I simply didn’t think it would be good.  Well, as so seldom happens, I was wrong.  The plan certainly came together on this one, and I recommend action fans buy a ticket.  Here are my thoughts on the film. Continue reading

Where the Wild Things Are Ruled By Jerk Kids

9 Jul

So we all remember this book from our childhood. Luckily, Spike Jonze decided to make your favorite picture book into a feature-length tale of some jerk kid and creepy CGI monsters.  Sweet! Continue reading

Ways to entertain yourself with minimal effort

7 Jul

I work nights as a gate guard at a fancy neighborhood, so there is plenty of down time.  I sometimes bring a portable DVD player with me, but before I did that, I had to find ways to not go crazy.  Next time you find yourself stuck at a boring job or possibly in prison or something, use these techniques to stay sane. Continue reading