Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
He posted it on his blog.
1 - Go to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Ra
The first random Wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.
2 - Go to Random quotations: http://www.quotationspage.com/random.ph
The last four words of the very last quotation of the page is the title of your first album.
3 - Go to flickr’s “explore the last seven days”
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.
Put it all together, that’s your first album.
Mine isn't done yet. I'll make it tomorrow. Its gonna be good.
P.S. If you don't understand, the picture was made with photoshop.
Whats your album?
but i do have puppies coming,
#2 i'm sure i could climb the apt,
i'm fit as a fiddle,
#3 ev, you r in school, no skipping
#4 timing is prob the hardest part of this whole equation,
dad goes to G. the first 2 weeks of june,
pupppies, and alot of things,
but i think it would be fun,
is fouster up for a hike?
Well, here it is.
Chair is the developer. Which is very, very good news. Because Chair has previously developed Undertow, for Xbox Live Arcade. Which itself is an awesome multiplayer side-scrolling game.
The Moral of the Story:
Specifically, the game will focus on a portion of the book that sees human children trained to direct massive battles via their lighting-quick young minds. The Ender's Game-inspired games will focus on the Battle Room, the zero-gravity chamber where young students engage in tactical combat simulations.
It appears that this Ender's Game game will not be based on the upcoming movie. It will focus only on the battle room portion of the book, not any other, RTS included. Also, the game will be "digitally distributed," meaning it will be download only, like Xbox Live Arcade and PlayStation Network. This will actually work really well, as being only a small part of the book will not warrant the game a full disc-based release. This also means the game will cost a maximum of $30. But thats probably more info then you wanted.
Monday, January 28, 2008
A controversial U.S church plans on picketing Heath Ledger’s funeral because he played a gay cowboy in Brokeback Mountain.
The homophobic Baptist Church in Kansas has a history of picketing the funerals of U.S soldiers, carrying signs that read ‘Thank God for Dead Soldiers’ and ‘God Hates Fags.’
Now the church, lead by Fred Phelps, is turning its attention to the deceased Hollywood star.
“Yes, WBC will picket this pervert’s funeral, in religious protest and warning: “Be not deceived; God is not mocked.” Gal. 6:7.
“Heath Ledger thought it was great fun defying God Almighty and His plain word; to wit.
“God hates Fags! & Fag-Enablers!
“Ergo, God hates the sordid, tacky bucket of slime seasoned with vomit known as ‘Brokeback Mountain’ - and He hates all persons having anything whatsoever to do with it.”
Their flyer adds: “Heath Ledger is now in Hell, and has begun serving his eternal sentence there - beside which, nothing else about Heath Ledger is relevant or consequential.”
I will never understand idiots, nor the closed minded. I thought of an analogy for this situation, it may not be a good one, but here it goes. It is like the people featured in this story are rain, or perhaps hail. Gravity is working to pull them down. There is no way they are going to go back up from where they came. Also, they are cold and uncaring.
If so, what is the deal with December, 2012? I did a quick search this morning and I guess it has something to do with a rare alignment with the sun and our galaxy, and perhaps something to do with the supposed apocalypse??? Fill me in...I don't spend much time looking into that sort of thing.
Sunday, January 27, 2008
OK, while I am in planning mode, and as a procrastination technique, please allow me to run something else by you all. I have thought several times during the last past couple of years that it would be wicked fun to hike the "100 mile wilderness" of the Appalachian Trail. This is the northernmost 90 miles of the trail that culminates at the summit of Mt. Katahdin. The real deal with this section of the trail is that there is NOWHERE to stop for food or rest - like, you are in the woods for 90 miles sans any civilization. So, you need enough food and supplies for ~7-9 days of hiking, depending on how far you travel each day. So, I am seriously thinking I might like to do this early this summer. For me, I could maybe make it happen during the third/fourth week of May or during the first two weeks of June. I have a meeting to work around from May 28-May 31. Yep, I know it is very early to look so far ahead, but do any of you, any of you at all think that you might be able to make it up for something like that?
It's cool, i have a friend that did this a few years back during the end of May, and she said they were up to thighs in snow in the mountains, which made it pretty tough, so it would be difficult to go much earlier. She also said there were already quite a few bugs in spots, even in May, so it would be good to get there before the major summer heat hits. Actually, Fall might be a better time, after bug death, during some foliage, but before cold and snow.
I am looking over my semester schedule this semester, and have spring break from April 7 -11. As it happens, the mountain in Taos opens up to snowboarders during mid-March, so I was thinking this would be a cool excuse to fly out to taos for a few days, visit Hilary, and hit the mountain for a day of riding (or two...). I would need to get some dough together, which I think I could do and fly out Friday, April 5th, or something like that - probably would only stay for three to four days...anybody think they might want to go? Those of you who do not work: Hannah, York, Evergreen? Bummer, I just remembered you are taking classes...maybe your break is the same week? Probably not, it is likely a week or two earlier. I could always go by myself I guess.
Saturday, January 26, 2008
Friday, January 25, 2008
Fried Chicken in the White House
The more I experience life, the more I lose faith in humanity. There are times when I see sparks of life that may inspire or otherwise convince me otherwise that there is hope for the failing world, however, these times do not occur too often. Humanity is selfish, greedy, stubborn and bias. There are far too few open minds roaming the city planes. People seem to believe what they think based on the most pitiful facts that they have "Oh, I heard this", or "My mom told me so and so". Thought, logic, reason and above all common sense seem to be disappearing in the world which we live upon. When I try to place this stew in a situation that may be forthcoming, such as global war or global disease I wonder what may happen. I think back to what history has shown us, will history repeat itself? Has the current altered so much that history may not be repeatable this time around? Was humanity this naive when Alexander conquered half the globe? How about Napoleon? The Mongols? My mind wanders forward to Hitler. This single man, combined with a country that was having some hard times shook the very time-plane we all live within. I think about the people that fought the people that fought for perhaps reasons they believed were just as just. I also think on the bubonic plague, the black death. This was not humanities fault, granted. But what about what humanity did in the aftermath, or during the tsunami that engulfed thousands with death? I have no doubt there were advantages taken, rulers overthrown during the fray, greed all consuming. What of the "leaders" of today? OPEC might as well be God in this faithless world. I want to note that I when I say "faithless" , I don't mean non-religious. I don't mean a lacking of faith in some higher power. But an apparent disregard for what these higher powers are supposed to mean. Goodness. Peace. When THE December, 26th 2012 of our world comes, will humanity want to fight against all that we "fight" against. Will there be enough good out there? Will the good all have a common thread of greed and self-preservation? Or will the good all be out for the sake of their great-great-grandkids?
Thursday, January 24, 2008
He taught himself to be blind.
He began by closing his eyes.
In silence, at first.
Just sitting, meditating.
Soon though, while practicing scales on the piano,
he always gripped the pen lightly,
I always told him the pen was going to drift away.
stroking on paper this way and that, rhythmically,
with some force known only to his mind or spirit.
eating, he learned braille,
he would walk blind,
every few steps picking an object,
and closing his eyes,
tacking back and forth,
always with steady pace.
He eventually stopped using lights.
Obtained a cane.
Instead of looking,
he turned an ear when people spoke,
or at a sudden noise.
He never wore a blindfold.
He used his hands.
first hovering them near,
to not burn himself, or break things,
and approached with gentle manner,
so much hesitation,
feeling, tracing lines,
mapping textures to his fingerprints.
He closed his eyes when making love.
He let his lids hang when he did so.
He didn't force them shut.
His blindness didn't come from depriving himself of sight,
it came from focusing his hearing, his feeling, his taste.
He never said why he didn't just burn his sockets.
But, I think it was because, he knew he could.
It was too easy, too instant, too harsh.
He preferred the process, the uncertainty.
When I asked him what
he missed most, he said,
"the color of your skin."
As in, "three-dimensional" 3D. As in, 3D glasses 3D.
The techincal term is Disney Digital 3-D. This is the same thing that was done with Chicken Little and the remake of Nightmare Before Christmas last year. Also, Pixar is converting the first two Toy Storys to Digital 3D as well, presumably for theatre release.
Cue John Lasster Quotation:
The Toy Story films and characters will always hold a very special place in our hearts and we're so excited to be bringing this landmark film back for audiences to enjoy in a whole new way thanks to the latest in 3-D technology. I am sure that this is going to be nothing short of fantastic and people are going to be blown away by the experience. With Toy Story 3 shaping up to be another great adventure for Buzz, Woody and the gang from Andy's room, we thought it would be great to let audiences experience the first two films all over again and in a brand new way. 3-D offers lots of great new possibilities for the art of animation and we will continue to use this new technology to tell our stories in the best possible way.
EA sent a letter to Fox News addressing the inaccuracies about sexual content within the video game Mass Effect.
I suggest you all read this. Not only does it show how biased Fox News is but how critisized video games have become when shows are doing the exact same thing, but without the meaning and moral.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Tuesday, January 22, 2008
15. Holy cow! What happened?Posted at 4:44PM on Jan 22nd 2008 by Carol
30. just heard on fox.doesn,t seem possible............Posted at 4:46PM on Jan 22nd 2008 by TRACKER
What are your reactions to those comments? Especially, about the first comments that just say "first" so as to claim they are the first ones to see about this news.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
but try to follow me,
a bought a leash for erin for her bd last spring,
bc i was responsible for sheldon's leash , given to her
by her father, a training leash used on the german shepards
in the prison, he was responsible for.
anway, she was very partial to it,
and so i found one, to give her, thru the internt,
it was, by my oppinion, very expensive,
well, the rivets came out while i was in thailand,
so, from the date of using, may 4 th, to nov, sometime,
is like 6 months,
i finally called today to try to get it fixed,
and was told it would be 15$. (6$ to fix, and 9$ to reship back to me}
and i was silly enough to think they would reimburse me for my shipping end to them,
well, they won't honor their product, and told me no one, would,
i said, well, my leashes that i buy are all life time warranty, even abuse, by dog or owner, including chewing it up, and by this date, i've replaced at least 4 of them,
no questions asked, take it to the pet store, grab anohter one, and leave, hi , good bye.
she was not happy when i said, i'd never recommend their product,
and basically, you dont' get what you pay for!
she found my email, and wrote me,
unsolicited at that, and said, it was made in asia, or china, where they get thousands of dollars profit and can afford to do that,
so, i said, that's not what it is about,
and i will now attach the emials, for you discretion and disnerment.
see what you think
Thank you for contacting us today, 1/18/2008 regarding your leash that you received last April of 2007. As I told you over the phone, we would be more than happy to repair your leash for you. The total charge for the repair along with insured return shipping to you is $15.00.
Regarding your negative comment, I am pleased that you have found a company that will unconditionally guarantee their products. For companies who import their products from China and other Asian manufacturers and sell here in the USA at a several thousand percent profit, that is possible. Unfortunately, the expense of the superior domestically produced materials we provide our customers together with American craft labor does not permit that.
If you think that a $6 repair fee for a leash that has been in the field for nearly a year together with the cost of returning the leash to you is unreasonable or otherwise beyond what you are willing to do, I have what I truly hope is a helpful suggestion. If you have a shoe repair or leather repair shop in your area, I would imagine a rivet can be set for you for a nominal fee like ours but you would not have to pay to ship the leash round-trip. This might be an option for you. Of course, don't read into that that we don't wish to repair your leash for you. We will always be willing to do that.
email from me #2
thank you for your unsolicited response,
I'm glad to know that you did hear me,
my husband and i looked over the leash after our talking
and the 4 rivets that have separated, are a different color and quality
than , the brass appearing ones,
which leads us to assume, they are a different , less high functioning
rivet, they are clearly different,
which then there fore makes me come to the conclusion that
these are inferior and would there for be backed by your company,
the old saying, you get what you pay for, is not always true,
bc this was not a shipped in, cheap, leash, but one that is supposed to
handle training and probably, which is this case, well homed and owned dogs.
i also find it hard to believe, more than likely, that you have had other
failures of these rivets,
since one set would probably not be the case,
whether i had, or wanted or could spend the 15$ suggested price to repair,
is not the case,
it is backing your workmanship and materials.
i appreciate your response, but not your decision.
i feel American products can make an impact and difference in sales, by standing
by their customers and products.
this is a reply to mine, about lupine and where it is made,
Where is Lupine made?
All assembling and sewing is done at our facility in Conway, NH. The components
(hardware, thread, webbing, etc.) are from a mix of domestic and international
these are the leashes that have a full warranty,
they are lupine, and yes, i have replaced them for chewed thru,
which was the not the case with the leather one.
and i did not receive any hesitancy when i did that exchange.
thank you, sally haverkamp
my repsone to her
well, i guess i would have to say conway, nh.
i can't say beyond that, but what the site says i forwarded to you,
but it doesn't change, that a good quality product,
should be backed, which is what you say you are selling,
and despite origination of production, were talking your product.
i feel like we definitely have differing of oppinions here,
"what we have here , is a failure to communicate"
thanks, sally haverkamp
i leave this for you to decide,
but i highly suggest you take
the understanding side,
of your mohter,
bc i 'm right,
right!lvoe , mom
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
across the street
around the corner
across the street. the audubon center i'm excited about. and grand army plaza is where i used to work at the farmer's market where i get free produce for the rest of my life - with in walking distance. every saturday - all organic greens, different kinds of kale, aquashes, etc. beautiful tomatoes, mmm
there were hundred of ducks, gulls, coots? and geese out today
outside of bedroom (4th and top floor)
outside of building
we were'nt even shopping. sunday after church i met a guy, he mentioned a name, i called, we saw the place sunday night. the next morning (yesterday) we went to the brokers, and decided to take it. the broker (an old woman) fell in love with jil, and that is the only reason we got it. today i went in alone to try and prove we could pay for it ($1400/month) which was impossible to prove with our under-the -table incomes, but she gave it to us anyway because she likes us and loves jill and she doesnt know why but trusts us. i always knew crime didn't pay.
it's directly across from the park, which is amazing. and we have roof access, which is extremely imprtent to jill. and there's no cockroaches. and now i have a room for the office and piano shop, so i can move my baby grand up there to renovate and sell (costs $500 to move it though up 4 flight s of stairs - oh well).
looking thru kitchen, thru living room and into bathroom
outside living room window - note the train tracks
jill and i are moving in here immediately! we have the keys. it's across from Prospect Park (the big beautiful park in Brooklyn) and twice as spacious as our current place.
Monday, January 14, 2008
Sunday, January 13, 2008
Friday, January 11, 2008
How to Download:
To Download, first click the "download" link below. Then click on the "download" tab, next to the "main" tab. Rick-click on "download from aplus" and say "save link as..." Thats it.
Final Fantasy Adventure: A Dream is Not a Mission
Thursday, January 10, 2008
As with all interwebs browsing, I recommend you open things in new tabs. It makes life easier.
The innagural song, shall we say, is Bando alle Seghe. I don't know what it means either, but apparently it comes from a game for the Commodore 64 called The Human Race. The Remixer is DHS. This is the only remix this artist has done. I chose this for the first song because one, its amazing. Second, its a song with which you're guaranteed to not be familiar, which further means you should have no expectations or recognition.
The Human Race: Bando alle Seghe.
Only time knows what tomorrow will bring.
To Download, first go to the "download" link. Then click on the "download" tab, next to the "main" tab. Rick-click on "download from aplus" and say "save link as..." Thats it.
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
When a television network has the power to decide which candidates are "worthy" of addressing the American people, it robs the American people of their most precious right to the free flow of information and dissenting points of view.
I am an artist mostly known for acting in movies, but I am also a citizen and a voter who resents the control that big money, big media, and entrenched political interests have in deciding what I should see, what I should hear, and what I should be allowed to think.
ABC and other media censoring Dennis Kucinich- and others legitimately running for the office of President of the United States- by not allowing them to be part of televised debates is, in my opinion, an outrageous manipulation of and disservice to the public, as well as a criminal misuse of public airwaves.
If you agree, please make your objections known to ABC and other media outlets similarly restricting public speech and political information.
Viggo Mortensen Endorses Kucinich
Also, Take This Test
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Wow. Ok, thought things like this was self explanatory. At a young age people will say, "When I grow up". They may say that for awhile. Soon enough, they will be a mid-20's individual who may still be saying when I grow up. This could be for various reasons such as not knowing what they want to do, or still holding onto aspirations that they just aren't cut out for. I emphazied this point by illustrating the fact that dream's such as these may go on forever until death. People need to learn to stop grasping at straws. This doesn't mean they should settle for something they may not enjoy but don't try to become a pro basketball player at the age of 30 and try to acquire a position within the world that you will enjoy but might not be your number #1 choice of things to do. And I explained all of this with a 3-panel drawing.