Thursday, May 19, 2005

Store Wars

Now, with all the hype around the new Star Wars movie, I'm betting this is just SO much more entertaining.

May the farm be with you...

Monday, May 16, 2005

Pony up!

And now for your daily news of the weird. According to Sports Illustrated, Italian police have discovered a racetrack with mob connections where, get this, the horses were doped with Viagra to increase their race performance.

My favorite line of the article: "It was not clear how the Viagra affected the horses' speed."

Sunday, May 15, 2005

My excellent judgement at work

So, a friend of mine from work asked me the other day if I'd be interested in going with him and a group to see "Star Wars Episode III: The Revenge of the Sith." Being in a technical department, the upcoming Star Wars movie has generated a lot of buzz among my coworkers.

Unfortunately, I had to decline the invitation, because I've made a vow now to watch any of the "prequels" to the classic Star Wars movies. Why? Well, maybe I'm a purist and maybe I'm stuck in the past, but the first movies were such an integral and beloved part of my childhood, I just don't have much of a desire to contaminate them with these modern Star Wars prequels. I've heard they're not very good, and from what I've seen of them, they're sort, how to put this, "trying too hard?"

So anyways, I'm sitting here this afternoon because the weather's not very cooperative. If it were more cooperative, I'd be outside sitting in the sun with a book. But, as it is, I'm in my house with the TV on. So, I was looking through the channels and I just happened to catch the very beginning of the first prequel movie so I thought, "What the hell, I'll give it a shot." So, for the last hour, I've been listening to this movie. Not watching it, because I'm on the computer in the other room, but listening to it.

And it has cemented my original opinion. I ain't seeing any of these dumb prequels. They pretty much suck. And no warnings about how idiotic Jar Jar Binks is actually prepare you for the horrible truth. He's a scourge on the screen, and must be destroyed.

I'm changing the channel. Now.