Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Global Warming Swindle (parts 3 thru 8)

Parts 1 and 2 can be found at this location.

Sunday, December 03, 2006


Your Language Arts Grade: 98%

Way to go! You know not to trust the MS Grammar Check and you know "no" from "know." Now, go forth and spread the good word (or at least, the proper use of apostrophes).

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Saturday, September 23, 2006

Cowboy Bebop

This is my favorite scene from the movie... though it really takes about 35 seconds to get to the scene.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

What Combat Weapon Are You?

What Combat Weaponry Are You?

Mk-19 Mod. 3 Grenade Launcher

Big, sluggish and violent you go for the one hit knockouts. Lacking agility and close range effectiveness you keep your oppenents at a distance. A reliable fighter friends will often look to you for assitance.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

A Wanderer With Amazing Strength

Your results:
You are Hulk
Green Lantern
Iron Man
The Flash
Wonder Woman
You are a wanderer with
amazing strength.
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Saturday, June 24, 2006


OK I always loved the original Blade film. I didn't see it in the theater, but as soon as I saw it, I fell in love with the whole genre of comicbook movies. I don't think I saw Blade one until the 2nd one came out.

The 2nd movie was a great sequel.

The third movie, was panned by the critics. In fact they said that the movie revolved around people other than Blade. But I finally saw this movie on DVD, and I didn't see that at all. There is even an Easter Egg at the end of the film that implies Blade is heading off to continue his work. But the main fight includes Blade, and - of course - the main villian is killed by Blade.

I thought Blade three was a good movie. Maybe not as good as Blade one, but still worth a look.

Wait for the Dust to Setlle

Samsung's Combo HD DVD/Blu-ray Player? - Gizmodo I've written before that Sony should have learned its lesson with Betamax video tape - they didn't. But at least some help may be on the horizon... a player that plays both formats.
That’s the best reason yet to wait before buying into any of these two overpriced and underperforming HD disc formats.

Sunday, May 07, 2006

Classic Movie

Famous "Leader"

Einstein was a great man, but was he a leader?

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Boat Status

After much procrastination finally started on the paint part of the painting project. I had been patching and sanding.

Now I have section the cabin roof to cutout and re-core. The plywood core is in bad shape in one section. Not huge, and better to do it now before I try to paint that section.

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Brokeback to the Future

This is a great send-up of Brokeback Mountain done with clips from the Back to the Future series.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Boat Status

Am currnetly pulling all of the hardware off the deck, patching and sanding as I go, to get ready for paint.

The decks were painted previously with one-part polyureathane, so I will using that as well.

The traveller will be upgraded, and I am going to finally install the remote mic for the VHF radio.

I am trying to figure out how to fund the purchase of an auto pilot. I would like to go with RayMarine electronics and a Lewmar chain drive system, but I will probably end up with a Simrad wheelpilot. ($2300 versus $800 - not to hard to see what will happen.)

I should get a digital camera and post photos, but I doubt that will happen.

Sunday, December 18, 2005


You scored as Ravenclaw. You have been sorted into Ravenclaw- you value intelligence, and love the chance to use your cleverness (and maybe even show it off- just a little). You're keen and incisive, and you just love a challenging problem to solve.









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Tuesday, December 13, 2005


I got tagged by Tam of View from the Porch

The questions:

Seven things to do before I die
Seven things I cannot do
Seven things that attract me to (…)
Seven things I say most often
Seven books (or series) that I love
Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would if I had time)
Seven people I want to join in, too.

Seven things to do before I die
  1. Finish the work on my boat
  2. Sail Single Handed to Grenada - leaving from Florida
  3. Become a Gun Dealer
  4. Take another canoe trip through the Boundary Waters National Park and the Quateco Provincial Park
  5. Build a boat
  6. Sky Dive
  7. Finish one of my novels

Seven things I cannot do
  1. sing
  2. draw
  3. put up with stupidity
  4. dance
  5. go back to a corporate job
  6. talk to moonbats about politics
  7. cook Thanksgiving dinner

Seven things that attract me to sailing
  1. Freedom
  2. A real sense of Community
  3. A sense that I have accomplished something on my own
  4. sporting competition
  5. the space of the open water
  6. nature
  7. Freedom (again!)

Seven things I say most often
  1. Cocktails?!
  2. Damnit
  3. Ouch
  4. TowBoatUS, TowBoatUS, This is Sailing Vessel Zendo, hailing one six
  5. I'll have a large coffee please
  6. Make mine extra spicy
  7. I'll have a side order of chips and salsa

Seven books (or series) that I love
  1. Lord of the Rings
  2. Vorkosigan Series by Bujold
  3. Chalion series by Bujold
  4. The Oddessey by Homer
  5. Six Great Ideas by Adler
  6. The Deed of Paksenarrion by Elizabeth Moon
  7. Rich Dad, Poor Dad

Seven movies I watch over and over again (or would if I had time)
  1. Casablanca
  2. Hero
  3. The Incredibiles
  4. The Shootist
  5. El Dorado
  6. Rio Bravo
  7. Pale Rider

Seven people I want to join in, too.
  1. Grizzly Mama
  2. Ken Summers
  3. Gina
  4. Jeff
  5. Florida Cracker
  6. Tammy
  7. Sissy

Tammy Bruce versus Hollywood Nhilism

Tammy Bruce: And Hollywood Wonders Why They're Failing Just go read it already!

Friday, November 25, 2005

Firefly? I was hoping for Farscape

Well they didn't include Lexx... or Blake's 7 (I'm actually glad about that).

You scored as Serenity (from Firefly). You like to live your own way and do not enjoy when anyone but a friend tries to tell you that you should do different. Now if only the Reavers would quit trying to skin you.

Your Ultimate Sci-Fi Profile: which sci-fi crew would you best fit in? The Sequel

Serenity (from Firefly)


Moya (from Farscape)


SG-1 (from Stargate)


Nebuchadnezzar (from The Matrix)


Bebop (from Cowboy Bebop)


Millennium Falcon (from Star Wars)


Enterprise D (from Star Trek)


Galactica (from Battlestar: Galactica)


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Harry Potter Quiz

Full Wizard
Fineto! You scored 96%!

Wow! Impressive. "We can expect great things from you." You must have read the books several times or are just really good at remembering which spell does what. I myself didn't know all the spells until I started writing this test. haha... In any case, if you wanna talk "Harry Potter" with someone, message me. I love meeting other Harry Potter enthusiasts!

My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
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You scored higher than 99% on spells
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Wednesday, November 23, 2005

A Disappointing Harry Potter

I know everyone is going on about how great this movie is, but on one very important level, I found it lacking. I suppose there was no way it was going to live up to the hype.

Oh, the action was incredible. I particular liked the fight with the dragon. The underwater task was OK. I thought the maze at the end was bit weak by comparison. The visual effects were superb. That isn't what I was looking for, or it wasn't what I was hoping for to the exclusion of all else.

The real problem was that there was almost no story in the movie. If I hadn't already read the book, I'm not sure any of it would have made sense. Also some of the things that were left in, but left unexplained. Why include Rita Skeeter, but leave out the fact that she is supposed be an animagus. That is major plot item in the next book, since she is an illegal animagus and Hermione uses that fact to get her to blackmail her. The stories written by Skeeter were the basis for the attacks on Harry by the ministry, in Order of the Phoenix. Why include the fact that Olympia Maxine is half-giant (or at least that she is as tall as Hagrid) without really including that in the story. If you were going to drop the whole giant subplot, why leave her as being 12 feet tall? The relationship between Krum and Hermione is only touched on, as is Ron's reaction, though it is probably enough to keep that story line alive.

Warning: spoiler... The prize money was dropped from the story line, so Harry could not give the prize money - which he didn't want after Cedric's Death - to the Weasley twins to finance the Joke Shop. This is a major element of Order of the Phoenix, so what happens to that?

The lack of most story lines was disappointing to say the least. If I wanted to see a movie that consisted completely of special effects, with a minimal story that didn't seem to make much sense, I would have rented one of the Star Wars DVDs.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Let's not be hasty


To which race of Middle Earth do you belong?
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Tuesday, November 15, 2005

What a Ship Is

That's what a ship is, you know? It's not just a crew and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs, not what a ship is. What the Black Pearl *really* is... is freedom.
Jack Sparrow,
Pirates of the Caribbean:
Curse of the Black Pearl