Monday, February 28, 2005

Have I Mentioned I Hate Snow...

If I see anymore this year, I'm going to cry. We've gotten more snow this year then I can remember. Every other day it's . Even when it's not , it's or . Soon it's going to be , if I don't see some .



Saturday, February 26, 2005

Bloggin' Blahs...

So I think I know why most people's blogs fail.

I've gotten to a point where, day to day, I don't know what to talk about anymore. I like doing this a lot but it's hard to come up with something that's easy to write and entertaining at the same time. Reading a lot of people's blogs you see one of two things happen from this point. Something huge happens that changes their lives and they have awesome exciting things to talk about or people start talking about day to day things, like what colour their toothbrushes are and things of that nature. I'd love to say that I expect something huge to happen, but I doubt it highly. That being said, I'm not one to catalogue my house hold items.

So where does that leave me? I think I'll just continue to post random things when they pop up. So chances are more then likely you aren't going to see a post a day anymore, but hey it could happen.

I do really enjoy this. It lets me talk about things that I wouldn't regularly talk about, and express how I feel about certain things without getting into trouble for it. I love getting feedback(even though most of the people that read this thing are close friends that wouldn't tell me if it sucked). It makes me feel, at least a little bit, like my dreams of being a writer as a child weren't for naught.

Anyway, I'm out for a night of drunken debauchery.



Thursday, February 24, 2005


The International Toy Fair is this week. For those that don't know, The Toy Fair is where all the manufacture's get together and display what will be new and hot for the kids in the next year. What it means to fanboys is an idea of which plastic incased jewels lay ahead. As you've probably read, I am a fanboy of NUMEROUS things and toys ranks right up there. Since the internet coverage has begun I've spent many an hour looking at and drooling over all the multi-jointed goodness that I will soon have in my hands.

Check out this link to get a glimpse at some of the cool stuff on it's way.

This is some of the stuff I must get:



PS: My favorite toy would be the Mac Mini, and YOU can be the one to provide it for me! Hop to it!

PPS: Feel free to use comments for referrals.

Monday, February 21, 2005

Another Reason To Switch to Firefox...

So I get to work today and load up my blog to show to Crystal. Imagine my surprise when I see that EVERYTHING is all screwed up. The font size is messed, everything was out of whack. I was not impressed.

I made some changes(see the handsome picture above) on the weekend, and only tested it out in Firefox. Since everything worked fine I didn't give it a second thought. My bad...IE sucks and it didn't like the changes I made. Since most people are still using IE, I had to change things around, and now(I hope) everything looks normal again.

This is just another example of why people should switch to Firefox. Firefox is the way to be. No spyware(I know people have said it's coming), built in anti popup, tabbed browsing and the extension library(like bugmenot), what more could you want? IE is well past it's prime and showing it's age more and more every day. Give Firefox a try, what have you got to lose?
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Sunday, February 20, 2005

The Hollywood Game...

Having a boring job sucks goat ass and during those long repetitive days you need something to fill the time. A co-worker, Crystal aka Princess Midget, and I created a little game called the Hollywood game.

The rules to the game are fairly simple. One person starts with the name of a celebrity and the next person has to name another celebrity whose name starts with the first letter of the first person's celebrity's last name, so person 1 could say Kevin Costner, so person 2 would have to name someone whose first name starts with the letter c like Courtney Love. Then you continue the game back and forth(i.e.: from Courtney Love to Liza Minnelli to Michael Moore) until someone can't think of any celebrity.

A name can be no shorter then 2 words(so unless you know Cher or Madonna's last names, they can't be used). If a name is greater then 2 words, say Michael J Fox, then the person whose turn it is next gets to choose which letter they want from the last 2 names(so in this case J or F).

The celerity doesn't have to be an actor, but they must be a real person, so no Clark Kent's or Tyler Durden's. If a celebrity is known by their fictional name, such as Hulk Hogan, then that is alright.

If anyone in the game doesn't know who a celebrity is, then the player must name what they are from(i.e.: Michael Moore is the director of Bowling for Columbine). If there is still a doubt, then a third party can be asked to verify. If the third party doesn't know who the celebrity is then the player has to come up with another name(and usually look on the internet after the game is done, find something about the celeb they weren't allowed to use and bitch about not being able to use the name for a few months).

X's, U's, Z's and Q's cannot be used(sorry Uma Thurman and Zen Gesner fans). Other letters can be added depending on who you are playing with and how they want to play.

It's a fun game and it makes time fly by. Give it a go sometime.



PS: I had to write these rules because SOME people I have played with recently cheat none stop, so once something is written, it becomes fact...right?

Friday, February 18, 2005

I'm Even Hot as Random One's and Zero's...

Check this bad boy out! Pretty sweet eh? You can do the same at

What the site does is convert pictures into random binery. I thought it was bad ass.



Thursday, February 17, 2005

Luthor's Pick...

First and foremost, please allow me to apologize for the lack of writings this week.

Now to the fun stuff...

My pick for this week is my recipe for:

Luthor's Kick Ass Homemade in a Crock Pot Poultry Corn Chowder


Cooked Chicken or Turkey(your preference)
1 can of whole kernel corn
Milk(or cream depending how rich you want it)
Garlic power
Black Pepper
Curry powder

Easy enough to start with eh?


1. Hack your meat into cubes(doesn't that just sound dirty?)
2. Pour Milk, contents of corn can(including the icky corn water) and hacked meat into the crock pot.
3. Add Garlic power, curry powder, salt & pepper to taste and stir.
4. Cook the potatoes until they are crumbly, then dump them into the crock pot.
5. Cook bacon until crisp, break into small pieces and add just the bacon to the mixture.
6. Turn the crock pot to high heat and let it sit for about 20 minutes or until contents are hot.
7. Add a small amount of butter(like maybe half a dinner spoon full)
8. Add flour slowly until you reach your desired consistency.
9. Occasionally stir, then let it sit...for a while(I usually let it sit over night)
10. Pull out a bowl and enjoy!

Good Stuff!



PS: This is a scary picture of my cousin, Matty Hewer. I've had nightmares since he sent it to me! (click the picture for the full horror)
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Monday, February 14, 2005

It's Shaving Time...

Everyone who knows me knows that I usually shave my head. What some probably don't know is that for a little over a month and a half I haven't shaved my head at all. I like to do that now and again just to remind myself how goofy I look with hair. For the most part, I'm totally bald on top. It looks a lot like George Castanza, which is very ironic. You see while I was in College my nick name was Kramer because my hair was a lot like his. Life is strange some times.

Anyway, I decided to shave my head today. As I started to do it, my Mom decided that she needed to use the bathroom and kicked me out, leaving me with a half shaved/half haired look reminiscent of Kane just after he lost the mask. If I lived in a perfect world I could get away with this look. I like it. It's goofy and funny looking.

Well I don't live in a perfect world so, I have to go finish the job now.



PS: If anyone cares, Luthor's Pick will return sometime this week! Yay for Luthor's Pick!

PPS: Happy Valentine's Day to all those in love! Awwww

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Survey Says...

1. What color pants are you wearing? Blue Jeans
2. What are you listening to right now? Spiderman 2
3. Favorite TV show? duh, WWE RAW
4. Last thing you ate? Doritos
5. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Cool Mint
6. Last person you talked to on the phone? My cousin's friend, Pat>
7. Do you like the person who sent you this? More then she knows>
8. How are you today? ok
9. Favorite Drink? Dr Pepper
10. Favorite Alcoholic Drink: Beer
11. Favorite Soda? Dr Pepper
12. Favorite Sport? Football, Mixed Martial Arts
13. Hair Color: Brown, with more grey then people know
14. Siblings and their ages? yes, 1 Eric who I've never met
15. Favorite Day of the Year? Christmas, last day before vacation
16. Are you too shy to ask someone out? you know it
17. Summer or winter? Fall
18. Chocolate or Vanilla? Vanilla
19. Would you like your friends to write back? ofcourse
20. Who is Most likely to respond? no one, because people hate these things
21. Least likely? see above
22. Occupation? Q.A. Inspector
23. What books are you reading? besides my comics, I'm reading America: The Book, been a while since the last book I've read
24. What's on your mouse pad? which one?
25. Favorite board game? Trivial Pursuit
26. What did you do last night? Tried to sleep, watched Spiderman 2
27. Favorite smells? a certain someone's hair
28. Can you touch your nose with your tongue? nope>
29. What inspires you? Everything
30. Buttered, Plain, or salted popcorn? buttered with that cheese stuff
31. Favorite car? 59 Corvette
32. Favorite Flower: Peas
33. Favorite Hobby? Comics, computers, my blog(, video games, beer

How about everyone do the survey and answer in my comments?

Thursday, February 10, 2005

You ask, I Answer!

Someone asked in my comments why I hate soccer, so here's the reason.

Seeing as how I live in North America, I didn't really give a rats ass about soccer until about 3 years ago. Around that time we hired this guy that was a really big soccer fan. I thought he was an alright guy that just liked soccer and that was fine. Fast forward to about a year ago and said guy starts working my shift. We worked together for a few days and he'd occasionally talk about soccer, I'd smile and nod and things were good in the world. Then I made the mistake of mentioning that I saw something on ESPN about David Beckham(his hero/idle/only man alive this guy{who's also a HUGE homophobe} would have sex with). From that day forward EVERYTIME I work with this guy all he talks about is soccer, specifically Manchester United. When you don't care about something and someone talks about it you learn to dislike it. When you don't like something and someone talks about it all the time you learn to f*cking hate it and since I worked with this guy at least 3 days a week for about 10 months, I've learned to f*cking hate it. The bright spot is that I only have to work with him one annoying day a week, and that's Thursday. Today was no exception, as one of the Glazer's(the guys that own a real sport's franchise, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) is trying to become the complete owner of Manchester United and all the little soccer fans are up in arms that a damn American would dare lay his filthy paws on their beloved Red Devils. I hope Glazer gets a hold of that team tears it down to the ground and burns the stadium to the ground. If that were to happen, that would be a good day to be alive.



I HATE Thursdays...

and I HATE soccer even more.

More later.



PS: I hope Glazer buys Man U and buries it.

Tuesday, February 08, 2005

I'm bored...

This has been the most boring day ever. Work was boring. Got home from work and did what I needed to do in about 10 minutes, then was bored. Now I'm sitting here, and guess what, I'm bored. I've got the latest UFC PPV on the tube right now, and quite frankly, it's boring me(the complete opposite of their TV show, The Ultimate Fighter). I just don't know what to do with myself.



PS: Just an interesting little fact...99 days from today, I will be in a fantastic mood!

Monday, February 07, 2005

Did It Meet The Hype?

It's the day after and the season is at it's end.

Did the Super Bowl meet the hype?

In my opinion, yeah it really did.

The game was better then I was expecting it to be(but I have to wonder, much like everyone else, where was Philly's hussle in the last quarter?). New England won, but it wasn't a thumping and I think everyone just wanted a tight game. It was exciting, there were big hits and the stories in the game were fantastic.

My only complaint is that there's no real football next weekend and that sucks.

Next year's Big Game is in Detroit, and to me, Detroit is almost home. I cant wait. It's going to be pretty rad living in this area come this time next year.

Now what do I have to look forward to now that the NFL Season has come and gone? Hmm...I have no idea. Don't know what I'm going to do with myself.



PS: I'm thinking of making a Bittorrent HOWTO and posting it here, if I did that would anyone read it? Let me know in my comments.

Saturday, February 05, 2005


Tomarrow! YAY! Tomarrow!

Anyway, yeah I'm excited. SuperBowl! Woo! Enjoy!



PS: How cool is this?

Friday, February 04, 2005

Work Midnight? You are F*cking Nuts!

It's 10:41 right now and I'm at work. For a reason that remains a mystery to me, I volunteered to work the midnight shift tonight. My thought process had something to do with the fact that I'll be more ready for the Super Bowl if I worked the midnight shift. At the time my logic made total sense, now I just feel like a massive idiot. I'm tired and cranky and can see being easily annoyed during the course of the night. Tim Horton's(usually I'd have a link to Tim Horton's website, but this computer still uses IE and opening a bunch of windows to create links is annoying. Firefox is the way to be people) will be my best friend tonight.

I have to wonder about the stability of people that work the midnight shift. I do it occasionally and always feel like dog snot for about a week afterwards. People that do it every day must have some kind of bizarre torture fetish. I mean really, anyone that works steady nights must be some kind of vampire. How do you sleep when the sun is out and work while your body tells you to sleep? I just don't get it.

Anyway, I hope everyone enjoys Super Bowl weekend. Even if you aren't a football fan, gather around a TV screen on Sunday and at very least watch the high quality commercials that run during the big game(unless you live in Canada, where you'll get to see all kinds of really annoying Pizza Pizza and Canadian Tire ads super imposed on the field and second rate commercials that were probably played at Super Bowl XX). Thoughts of Super Bowl Sunday and beer are the only things keeping me going tonight.



Wednesday, February 02, 2005

It Feels Like Thursday...

I want the week to be over. The anticipation for the Super Bowl is killing me, and it's making the week CRAWL. I just want it to be Sunday so I can over indulge in some of my favorite things.

Tomarrow is due to be filled with all kinds of soccer talk, which will most likely make me feel like stabbing myself in the head several times with a dull piece of acid soaked plastic. I hate soccer. The only thing about soccer that I have ever liked is a soccer game for the PS2 called Winning Eleven 7(Did I mention its japanese?).



PS: Where's the love? It's Valentine's Day next week!

*EDIT* I just looked at my blog for the first time since I put "Mystery Smell" up and now my ads are for Cat Urine Removal...gotta love Google Ads!