Monthly Archives: September 2005

Serenity Promotion

Filed under Just Stuff

Joss Whedon posted this message over at the official movie site. I’ve reposted it here, in its entirety, completely without permission….

Well boys and girls and boys dressed as girls and girls dressed as Kaylee, the time is almost upon us. This Friday we take that old rust-bucket out of the shipyard and see if she can breach atmo. It’s been a long (to paraphrase a band I like) strange trip, and it’ll be nice finally to show everybody what it is we’ve been tinkering with all this time. You already know you have my thanks, from the hardcore fans to the softcore… fans…. let me try that again. From the people manning the booths, buying DVD sets for their friends, getting banners seen everywhere on Australian TV, raffling artwork for ticketholders (Adam Hughes, take a bow), to the most casual fan who just wants to see the flick and won’t ever even read this. You guys are the fuel in the engine, the Fire in the Fly, the weird green stuff coming out of Serenity’s butt. (Hmmm. Forget that last one. I’m a little bit out of control here.)

Everyone needs something to keep them going. Mal has his ship. Zoe has her integrity. Jayne has Vera. And I’ve got you guys.

So what now? There have been so many posts about seeing it, seeing it again, the first weekend, the second weekend, being enthusiastic without being obnoxious (and yes, it IS hard to see over the pom-pom of a Jayne hat), buying tickets in advance, making a noise… I honestly wouldn’t know what to add. I can tell you this: the movie will play in about 2200 hundred theaters, which is a good number. Too many, and you get empty theaters with no energy — not enough, and you get, well, not enough. It may be hard to find in some areas but it’ll be out there. Leave no multiplex unturned! This is going to be a ground war, peeps — we have to hold the valley for a long while. However it opens, it needs to HOLD. Instead of the Alliance we’ll be fighting viewer apathy, fear of something new, the urge to wait for DVD, and Jessica Alba in a bikini. (Although I have it on good authority that she spends 90% of the film in a huge wooly parka. Make sure that gets out.)

The day this puppy opens, I’ll be seeing it with my family (don’t worry, there’s a lot of them, and they’re all paying) and then I’m off to Europe to learn the word ‘Browncoats’ in nine different languages — ’cause like I said, it’s all about holding. I’ll never be far from a computer, though, so I can check in with y’all. Thanks for every damn thing.

And remember, amidst all the urgency to make this an event, all the work and the worry, to take two hours and just enjoy yourself. That is, after all, what all this fighting’s about.

-joss.

So.. go see it.. and then, see it again, and again, and again.. I’ve heard varying rumors regarding what may happen if the movie does well. Some say Sci-Fi will pick it up, and start producing more episodes.. others say Joss (look at me, calling him by his first name, like we’re best friends or something!) will continue to tell the story by way of movies.. either way.. we win.. so see it lots!

Crazy Brits

Filed under Current Events

Apparently, a British hospital has cured all medical problems facing their society.. The reason I say this? This article over at the BBC. It appears, that the British have now decided that cooing at a baby is a violation of baby rights, and therefore.. is now banned at at least one hospital.

Debbie Lawson, neo-natal manager at the hospital’s special care baby unit, said: “Cooing should be a thing of the past because these are little people with the same rights as you or me.

Uhh..yeah.. Moron.. here’s a quick newsflash for you.. Babies love the attention! and if its such an infringement on their rights..how come none of them complain?

Mighty Mouse

Filed under Apple

I went to the Apple store the other day, and picked up a Mighty Mouse. I was a bit concerned, because I’d seen a lot of ‘I can’t right click’ and ‘I can’t get the scroll button to work’ complaints online.

Apparently, these people have some issues… because for me.. it works pretty good. And my mousing habits are..a bit different.. then most.. I’m left handed, but, because I spent so much time working on ‘shared’ computers with windoze users at various jobs… I mouse with the left hand, but don’t flip the buttons like most left handed mousers do.

So far (and its only been about 2 days) I’ve got no complaints.. I haven’t installed the software that lets me program the two side buttons.. but I can reliably right click, left click, and scroll left/right and up/down. My only issue? the default sensitivity for the scrolling wasn’t working for me,so I’d end up ‘clicking’ the third button.. a quick trip to the system preference pane cleared that right up though..

Overall.. a good mouse.. you do need to learn not to leave your fingers resting on the buttons, otherwise you will have problems right clicking (this is not a problem for me.. apparently, I don’t leave my fingers resting on the mouse.. since I didn’t have to change how I do anything).

I think everyone should go out and buy one or two.

5 days and counting

Filed under Just Stuff

Till the theatrical release of Serenity, the movie based on the Firefly TV series. Go get in line now, buy your tickets and make sure that everyone you know goes to see the movie on opening day.. give it a huge opening day.. and then go see it a few more times so we can either get some sequels or maybe get the series brought back!

If you haven’t seen a trailer yet… here’s a link to one.

Janice and I are going Friday to one of the matinees (hey..that’s when we’ve got a sitter for).. so I’ll post my thoughts on it Friday Night/Saturday morning

Trapped!

Filed under Adventures with Maryn

This is the view out our front door right now:

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And the view out the back door matches.. we’re stuck in side.. no way out!

Ok.. granted..its just plastic held on by masking tape.. the outside of the house is being painted today… and the people doing the painting were nice enough to come by, offer us $10.00 to let them hook their power-washer up to our water faucet.. and then they went and trapped us inside..

They appear to have neglected to tell us that if we were in the house when they taped it up.. we’d be stuck in it (for..over 3 hours now..and no sign of them finishing anytime soon) or..that if we happened to not be home when they taped it up…that’d we be unable to get into our house…

Good thing I’ve got the day off.. I’m not sure work would understand me calling in ‘trapped in the house with no way to escape”

Odd Tattoo

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Sometimes.. it amazes me what people will have tattooed on their bodies.. and where they’ll put that tattoo..

The tattoo in question.. is decidedly not safe for work.. so, if you’re using your work connection.. don’t click the read more link… nekkid female parts are ahead

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Odd Criminal

Filed under Current Events

So.. I go to work tonight.. and the first thing I’m given from Sarah..is this link. It involves the police arresting a man who chased a few women through a park, while naked and masturbating (the man..the women apparently were fully clothed).

I have a question regarding this quote:

Police arrested a man who they say jumped out from behind a bush, shouted “I’m naked,” and then chased two women down a street.

Umm…if you’re naked when you jump out of the bush..really, what’s the point in having to announce it? Is that incase they weren’t sure if you were really naked? save them from having to think “Hey..I think that guy that just jumped out of the bush, might be naked..I should look again.”

I’m also curious about him chasing them while masturbating (again..he was masturbating, the women? apparently not so much). How fast could he possibly have been running while trying to rub one out? Its not something I’ve ever tried..but something tells me that the guy couldn’t possibly have been setting any records for a 40 yard dash…I would think his run had to have been more of a fast walk…

And at 5:15 in the morning..it had to have been on the chilly side… personally, if I was gonna jump out of a bush and chase someone naked down the street.. I’d do it when it was warmer out.. I’m thinking 80 or 90 degrees is a good temperature for that…

The End of the World!!!

Filed under Just Stuff

Well.. at least according to the Weekly World News..by way of Yahoo.

It seems NASA has discovered a planet devouring cloud of Dust… and its headed right for us!

My favorite quote from the article:

“The good news is that this finding confirms several cutting- edge ideas in theoretical physics,” announced Dr. Albert Sherwinski, a Cambridge based astrophysicist with close ties to NASA.

“The bad news is that the total annihilation of our solar system is imminent.”

and if you’re curious.. apparently our imminent destruction is less then 10 years away.. the giant, planet eating dust cloud is scheduled to devour us on June 1, 2014 at 9:15 Eastern Time. Start planning your end of the world parties now.. rack up those credit card bills.. after all..they can’t collect from you if the whole planet is dissolved!

Script Writer?

Filed under Just Stuff

If any of you have ever wanted to write a Star Wars movie… or write anything thats officially sanctioned in the Star Wars universe, now’s your chance!

According to IGNFilmforce the great one is starting to look for screen writers for the planned Star Wars TV series. So if you’ve got an agent..make sure they contact George..if you don’t have an agent.. send him an email or something!

Survivor: Guatemala

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Last night, Survivor 4533873547 started… ok..really, I think its only Survivor 11.. but it sure feels like its been on forever.

Rest of this is the extended entry in case anyone who’s reading this Tivo’d the premiere and hasn’t had a chance to watch it yet..

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