Eaglie's Aviary

Friday, November 28, 2003

Everyone have a good Thanksgiving? Good.

I cannot wait to see everyone's lunch on Monday... lots and lots of turkey sandwiches... hello, Monotony.

Tuesday, November 25, 2003

Well, contrary to all my most trustworthy predictions, Joe Millionaire: An International Affair did not turn into Joe Millionaire: An International Incident and kick off the opening rounds of World War 3. The guy got the girl, and the girl got a pony. That pretty much sums it up.

Speaking of television:

American Idol: Christmas

Before Thanksgiving even? Aren't there UN tribunals for human rights set up to stop these kinds of things? If I have to next watch A Very State of the Union Address Christmas, I will claw my eyes out.

Saturday, November 22, 2003

The Two Towers: Special Edition: REVIEW

Well, yes, I've watched most of it (finished the movie, now working on special features). Now I'm working on the cast commentary, the best part of Fellowship's special edition (other than maybe the deleted scenes themselves). Listening to Dominic Monaghan and Billy Boyd is hilarious.

As for the movie itself, the scenes added I thought gave a whole lot more meaning to the whole thing. Plus, Faramir doesn't come off as a pompous asshole anymore! It actually seems like he's just fighting for his father's affection (just like Tolkien wrote it). Then there's some beautiful foreshadowing scenes, the best being the one with Gandalf and Aragorn on the 1st disc. What Gandalf says at the end of the scene put a huge smile on my face. The Ent Draught scene is back in the movie, along with an appearance by Old Man Willow (only he's in Fangorn this time).

The special features, like the Taming of Smeagol, make you appreciate what kind of effort went into this series of movies. Andy Serkis amazes me. Also, find some of the HIDDEN FEATURES. There's one I found so far, and it was hilarious.

I won't say anymore, cause I don't want to ruin anything else. I'll just say that the sheer beauty of both special editions has dazzled me. Do I sound mesmerized? That's cause I am. BUY THIS NOW.

Sunday, November 16, 2003

I'm a Philosopher/Scientist!

Which Enemy of the Christian Church Are You?

Take More of Robert & Tim's Quizzes
Watch Robert & Tim's Cartoons

When I find time, I'll write something on today's events.

Friday, November 14, 2003

Something to thing about as we close in on the holiday season.

Saturday, November 08, 2003

You Are O-Renshi the Yakuza Queen
You are O-renshi, the Yakuza Crime lord who works
for Bill and helped destroy "The
Brides" wedding and almost kill her.

Which Kill Bill Character are you: Volume 1
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I guess I just love the chivalry of a samurai and the sword.

blue line
You are the blue line. You're a tough nut to crack.
Truth is, you're just plain weird. You hop
around town on a whim; you can't make up your
mind about anything. What you need is to settle
down for a minute or two. Take a deep breath
and you'll be fine.

Which Chicago 'El' line are you?
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That makes some sense, I guess...

I'll put something better up later.

Thursday, November 06, 2003

Can (oof) you (ow) not see (ow) that (gah!) I (geem!) am try(oof)ing to (ugh) watch (ahhh!) something?!?!(POW)?!?!?!

Saturday, November 01, 2003

I really wish I could take credit for this one:

"Subject: Microsoft vs. GM

For all of us who feel only the deepest love and affection for the way computers have enhanced our lives, read on. At a recent computer expo(COMDEX), Bill Gates reportedly compared the computer industry with the auto industry and stated, "If GM had kept up with technology like the computer industry has, we would all be driving $25.00 cars that got 1,000 miles to the gallon".

In response to Bill's comments, General Motors issued a press release stating: If GM had developed technology like Microsoft, we would all be driving cars with the following characteristics (and I just love this part):

  1. For no reason whatsoever, your car would crash twice a day.
  2. Every time they repainted the lines in the road, you would have to buy a new car.
  3. Occasionally your car would die on the freeway for no reason. You would have to pull over to the side of the road, close all of the windows, shut off the car, restart it, and reopen the windows before you could continue. For some reason you would simply accept this.
  4. Occasionally, executing a maneuver such as a left turn would cause your car to shut down and refuse to restart, in which case you would have to reinstall the engine.
  5. Macintosh would make a car that was powered by the sun, was reliable, five times as fast and twice as easy to drive - but would run on only five percent of the roads.
  6. The oil, water temperature, and alternator warning lights would all be replaced by a single "This Car Has Performed An Illegal Operation" warning light.
  7. The airbag system would ask, "Are you sure?" before deploying.
  8. Occasionally, for no reason whatsoever, your car would lock you out and refuse to let you in until you simultaneously lifted the door handle, turned the key and grabbed hold of the radio antenna.
  9. Every time a new car was introduced car buyers would have to learn how to drive all over again because none of the controls would operate in the same manner as the old car.
  10. You'd have to press the "Start" button to turn the engine off."

I know GM didn't write those (company PR guys can hardly ever be that witty), but I know I didn't write em.