Archive for August, 2006

NO SPOILERS: Snakes On a Plane

NO SPOILERS: Snakes On a Plane

There are no spoilers in this review, just my opinion of the movie and the verdict using The Patented DrFaulken Movie Prediction Systemâ„¢ Tags: movie prediction system

Posted in: movies, review
Separated At Birth

Separated At Birth

Yesterday Lady Jaye and I took the kids to Rosie’s one-year puppy litter reunion. Four out of the six littermates were there, two boys and two girls. It was amazing to see the difference in size and stature between the males and the females. Capone, the biggest male and also the firstborn, was much larger […]

Posted in: dogs
Pontiac Solstice 5000 Mile Review

Pontiac Solstice 5000 Mile Review

Let’s skip right to the bad news, since none of the good stuff has changed. The interior is a piece of shit. “Surprise!” someone said when I told them about it, “it’s a Pontiac.” The truth hurts. The center console is a large plastic piece that runs from the dashboard to the storage compartment/hump in […]

Posted in: cars, review
Bump keys unlock most locks

Bump keys unlock most locks

Oddly enough, this was posted in a Nintendo Wii/Revolution thread on Ars Technica’s Open Forum. It’s about bump keys, an easily made key blank that, combined with a blunt object, can open almost any lock within seconds. Netherlands lock-picking enthusiast group Toool was featured on a television program showing how easy it was to open […]

Settlers of Catan Travel Edition Review

Settlers of Catan Travel Edition Review

Settlers of Catan is one of my favorite games. I play it online almost every day and I play the tabletop version with friends whenever I can. One of the problems with the game is that it doesn’t travel very well. There are lots of pieces and Settlers requires a large playing surface. I purchased […]

Posted in: games, review
ArBees

ArBees

I went out to see my friend Bond, and our mutual friends yesterday evening. We met at Arby’s, a somewhat fast food joint that we all like. The weather was cool and there was a breeze, so we sat outside. I ordered some roast beef sandwiches. I squirted some Arby’s Sauce on the bun — […]

Posted in: gibberish
Back to the Water

Back to the Water

Last Friday I completed my last set of sessions with Yoda. He commemorated the event by kicking the shit out of me and running me through the entire workout with no more than 60 seconds of rest between exercises. We didn’t do any handstand pushups, but there were plenty of farewell wheelbarrows, bear crawls, reverse […]

Posted in: fitness & grooming
Cylon 1, Squirrel 0

Cylon 1, Squirrel 0

True to his namesake, Cylon is the scourge of lifeforms everywhere. I was halfway through a normal route on my motorcycle — a single-lane, curvy backwoods road. I was cruising at 60MPH. I saw something brown dash out into the road ahead of me. Not wanting to fixate on my target, I immediately stopped looking […]

Posted in: motorcycling
I Am Now a Prime Number

I Am Now a Prime Number

I managed to eke out another year last weekend. I was fortunate to have some close friends about me and received some excellent (and very undeserved) goodies, including pirate grog mugs, a naughtily-innocent card game, jigsaw puzzles, and more home-baked treats than one should eat. I also received this little badass of a cake, with […]

Posted in: gibberish
Can You Believe This Shit?

Can You Believe This Shit?

After complaining that my CoolMax Liner socks weren’t all the same size, I decided to buy another set of different wicking socks. I dutifully ordered them from Sierra Trading Post. They arrived a few days after I placed my order. Check this shit out: These are WORSE than the ones I bought before!! Holy fuck, […]

Posted in: gibberish