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7.31.2003

A couple notes from the movie world:

- I brought the Bruce Almighty screener home from work today. I don't know if you heard about the whole fiasco with them having a phone number for God that really works. In the screener version, they changed the number on the pager. The thing is, they didn't change Bruce saying it out loud. I hope they change it for the real DVD/VHS versions. It's would probably be awkward if you haven't seen the movie before or heard the problems they had with it. Anywho, it's a great movie.

- 2 Fast 2 Furious is pretty good too. Not quite as good as the first, but still good. I like that they tied the stories together and didn't try to make it two completely different movies.

- In a suprising note, View from the Top is actually a funny movie. I thought it's looked stupid from the previews but I watched it last night and it's rather humerous. It probably wouldn't have been as great if it wasn't for Mike Myers, but he does a really great job.

- Have you seen the Snickers commercial where the amusment park mascot gets asked when the water show is when he's standing right by the water show @ 12 sign and he starts going off on the guy who asks? I felt like doing that tonight. I had a guy ask me if we had any movies for sale when he was standing right between two of the racks of movies for sale, one which has a sign that says "previewed movies for sale". Some people need to learn to do things for themselves. Like... look to the left before you ask a simple question.

7.28.2003

Well, here's something I've learned. If you only take your vehicle in to the shop one every year or two, it costs a lot of money when you finally do.

7.26.2003

Stink.

I was getting ready for work and turned on the radio at 9:15. The first thing I hear is "If you want to go to the Rolling Rock Town Fair, you're going! Just get to the Massillon BW3s by 9:30!"

I wanted to go to the Rolling Rock Town Fair, I've always enjoyed Blink 182, Puddle of Mudd is entertaining (at least through a radio), and who doesn't want to see Def Leopard? But here are the problems:
1) Although I can make it from my house to the Massillon BW3s in fifteen minutes, it would take my dad's mustang and some non-legal speeds to make it.
2) I didn't know if they were just giving away tickets (I didn't realize it was actually taking place today) or what
3) I have to work at 10
4) I would have no one to go with, none of my friends share that particular taste of music with me.

So, I will forget about the Town Fair which I could have attended for free and go to work, come home and do some laundry, then go play some volleyball tonight.

Yeah, that's almost the same as a free concert in Pittsburgh...

7.25.2003

Sweet.

7.24.2003

This whole "let's sue everyone that's every used a computer with an MP3 on it" thing is way out of control. These people need to realize several things:

1) College students, on the whole, can't afford to pay $17 for a CD. Especially when they only know one song on it.
2) People are more likely to buy a CD if they've heard more songs on it then just one or two singles on the radio. If I hear 5 or 6 songs and like the CD, I'll buy it. If not, then I'm not buying it no matter what. If I can't download them, I'll listen to the one or two single on the radio.
3) They're just ticking people off at themselves and there will (or at least, there should be) a boycott of buying CDs. People need to stop buying them all together and listen to the radio for awhile.
4) With Satellite radio is coming over the horizen, that will make less people buy CDs.
5) People who have been downloading and burning CD's the last 5 or 6 years know it only take a few dollars to do. Not $15-20 like stores charge. They need to drop their prices way down.

Well, that's all for now. I need to go to work.

7.23.2003

Johnny English is hilarious! Granted it's a lot of slap stick comedy, but if you're in the right mood, which the four guys I was with and I were, it's a great movie. Thanks to the crew at MVNU for a fun night.

7.22.2003

Ok, so in the last week, since when my grandpa started getting really bad, I haven't slept well, or slept long because there's been phone calls or I had to be somewhere or whatever. I had to get up this morning to go to the mall (see previous post) and pay for my Jeep repairs (which I ended up not being able to do). I wanted to get a good nights sleep so I went to bed at 11 last night. At 12:30 my cell phone started ringing. I didn't process what it was until it was too late, and when I looked at the number on the missed call list, I didn't recognize it. I decided to put it into Yahoo and I was sent to this site. If it's still accurate, I was apparently called by Dinos Drive Thru (330-263-4963) in Wooster. I think they just MAYBE had the wrong number. Maybe they'd been sampling too many of their products or something. I'm really glad I didn't answer the phone.

This morning I went to get fitted for a tux for my friends wedding. I've never really gone to the mall in the morning before, so I got there about 15 minutes before the stores opened. There were like 50 old people walking around the mall when I got there. I think they're up to something...

7.21.2003

This is a very, very fun site.

Well, last week was very hectic. I didn't have to work today and Alexis is on vacation, so I've taken the whole day to rest. It's been nice. Tomorrow I'm heading down to Mount Vernon to hang out with the guys from school. (Not ALL the guys from school. My friends who live down there.)

Thanks to my friends that sent me cards, I appreciate it a lot!

7.18.2003

This one's for Abe: Your Hero.

7.16.2003

Weird experience tonight. As I was mowing my grandma's yard, I had a combination of the jingles for Leisure Time Warehouse and Courtesy Auto World stuck in my head. They just kept going back and forth in a manner that made them fit together. Crud, now that I'm talking about it, it's back again. I'm going to go listen to something else now.

7.15.2003

Well, after 43 years of fighting Multiple Sclerosis, my Grandpa has passed away. You'd think after almost losing him so many times and having him be so sick, this would be easier. But it's not. Please pray for my family. My grandma especially. She's taken care of him at home the whole time. 43 out of their 54 years of marraige. Now the person she's devoted her life to caring for isn't there to care for anymore. God bless her.

7.10.2003

Watched two movies tonight.

Phone Booth was a waste of time. I'm glad they only made it an hour and twenty minutes long. I couldn't handle much more. There was hardly any suspense. Watching a guy on the phone for over an hour really isn't that entertaining.

What is entertaining is horrible acting, terrible sound effects, goofy monsters, with some one-liners and slap-stick humor thown in. Oh, and it's got to come out of the 80's? Know what I'm talking about? Evil Dead II. They mention this movie in High Fidelity and we had it at work so I brought it home. It is GREAT! One of the best (in a cheesy and funny way) horror movie I've ever seen. I highly recommend it. Unfortunatly, they don't have the DVD of it cheap on Half.com. I need to own this movie. It's too great not to.

7.7.2003

Please keep my family in your prayers. It's looks as though my grandfather, who has been suffering from MS for 40-some years, probably won't make it through the week.

7.4.2003

Another movie note, I just saw When Harry Met Sally. Good movie.

7.3.2003

Time for something other than baseball: Movies.

First of all, I got High Fidelity from the library on Monday. I've watched all or part of it every day since. I watched a few years ago and didn't really like it, but now it's one of my favorite movies. There's a lot of truth in it and it's just really... good. Jack Black and Todd Louiso are perfect for their characters and John Cusak, who I'm usually not that big on, does great with the character/narrator combo. I found it interesting that Catherine Zeta Jones plays a women that Cusack pines for, much like America's Sweethearts and in the end Cusack finds out Jones isn't that great and he wants someone else. This post has been brought to you by the letters I M D and B.

Staying on the topic of Catherine Zeta Jones, I watched Chicago last night. Jones, Renée Zellweger, and Queen Latifah were great. Richard Gere was not. Granted, I've never been a fan of his. Save, maybe, The Mothman Prophecies. His voice didn't fit with the fresh sounds of the ladies and he looked his age when he was dancing, especially in his tap dance. I'm not sure who I would cast in this role, Matthew Broderick came to mind, but I think his career is pretty much over. I don't know. Overall it was a pretty good movie.

Suprise enjoyable movie of the year: Kangaroo Jack. I'm not sure why they marketed like they did. The movie is not about a talking kangaroo. In fact, there's only a talking kangaroo for a minute or two and it's a dream. If you need a good sit-back-and-relax movie, I'd recommend this one.

This post has been brought to you by the letters I M D and B.

7.2.2003

Ok, now the Sox have traded for Carl Everett. I think they are missing the fact that their pitching is what needs the most help. Giving up 6 prospects for two old guys in one day? I can't wait so see the White Sox of 2005.

By the way, I'm sorry this is becoming a baseball blog, but that's really all I gots to talk about right now.

7.1.2003

Ok, the Mets have traded Robbie and ate his contract, now the Tribe needs to do the same with Lawton. What seemed like a blockbuster on the outside has turned into a (using a Strong Bad-ism) Crap-for-crap bust for both teams. That's baseball (especially when the Mets are involved). Just get rid of Lawton and make the whole thing go away.