Thursday, June 29, 2006

Spending Spree!

Lately, I've been spending money like I'm allergic to it. I bought a DS, three role-playing books, went to a restaurant three times in the same week, and bought an iPod.

Once, a package I ordered from Texas was accidentally rerouted thru Virginia because of some mistake. I thought that would be my most traveled product. Little did I expect the Odyssey that my little iPod would undergo.
Good luck, little guy!

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Library Times

I work at a library, and I occasionally look thru the stacks. Today I found a book printed in 1822. It's cool to be able to hold something that old.

Interesting fact: in 1822, Ulysses S. Grant was born, and Florida became a state.

Monday, June 26, 2006

Futurama has returned. Life is worth living again.

Billy West announced it months ago, but now it's official. Futurama has returned. Comedy Central has picked it up, reaffirming that Fox is filled with terrible people who don't understand intelligent programming.

I'm going to find it hard to focus on anything until that time, so I hope nothing important happens until 2008.

I really just don't know how to express how I feel.

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Battlestar Galactica Ultra-Summary

I just saw the beginning of the new Battlestar galactica, and I have to say it was pretty good. For your viewing pleasure, I have provided an Ultra-Summary thereof.

Battlestar Galactica:
the miniseries

Cylons: Surprise! We are owning your mans.

(The humans are owned, but the Battlestar Galactica escapes.)

The Commander: We are alone, and with no allies. If we can get to the legendary planet Earth, we can rebuild.

The President: Is there really a planet Earth?

The Commander: Nah.

~The End~

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Sorry everyone

I accidentally turned the blog into a whiney, emo political site for a second there. Sorry about that. I'll soon have a post that someone other than me might want to read.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

...and it makes me want to cry...

There are so many real issues out there. The stuff that politicians debate is so irrelevant that it pains me.

How many times have you heard a politician talking about food production issues? Unless they're talking about bribing farmers with more subsidies and tax cuts, probably never. If you watched nothing but political discussions, you probably wouldn't be aware that there were any issues with the subject.

Yet here we are, with a food production system that is unbelievably inefficient and dangerous. This article describes the situation as it exists today.

A notable detail: the disease E. Coli only exists in beef because the cows are fed corn instead of grasses. If the cows were fed grasses for a little while before they were slaughtered, E. Coli would cease to be.

Here's another good link. Interesting fact: The corn industry got 41.8 billion dollars in subsidies from the US government. This leads to cheaper corn, which is used to make sugars added to food. So our government is spending our money to make our foods less healthy.

It's like the circle of life.

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Tales From the Zoo Pt. II

I went to the zoo today. The Butterfly exhibit is open. If you like to see butterflies, it is the place to go.
We may never know.

Anyway, since the summer heat is upon us, many of the animals were in the shade. The tigers took a different approach, though.

Pretty cool!

Saturday, June 17, 2006

Autoduel name

I'm creating a driver in the Autoduel world. He's obsessed with speed, and loves cars. Something that I still need is a name. Anyone want to toss out a good name for this guy? (By the way, he's american, and an american name would be best.)

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Cars Review

Cars is an extremely good film.

I don't feel comfortable giving details about films, because when I go into a film, I don't want to know anything about it.

I do feel safe pointing out that there isn't Ron Perlman. Therefore, my rating for Cars is 1/5 Ron Perlmans.

Final Rating for Cars:
1/5 Ron Perlmans

PS: There has been some confusion regarding the Ron Perlman rating system. It is really quite simple. If a movie has Ron Perlman, then the rating reflects the degree to which Ron Perlman is in that movie, and varies from 1-5. If it does not, then the rating reflects the quality of the film, and varies from 0-1.

It's not that complicated! Geesh!

Friday, June 09, 2006


I am going to see Cars today. It surprises me how many people aren't going just because it looks like it won't be any good. Quite frankly, Pixar is awesome and I'd go to their movies even if I didn't know a thing about them. They are the only film company I know of that has nothing but good movies. After seeing it, I'll put up a review.

Also, the season finale of Dr. Who is today. Apparently the Dr. has a busy schedule ahead of him, what with having to rescue the girl, annihilate the Daleks, and save earth, all in under 44 minutes.

Sunday, June 04, 2006

The Africa Exhibit

Recently, the Minnesota Zoo started the Africa Exhibit. They have giraffes, ostriches, zebras, and gazelles. I went there, and got some cool pictures.

At first, the giraffes stayed far away. They seem to like to look at the animals in the nearby exhibit.
Then one of them wandered closer to our position.
Eventually, it ended up approaching the area that we were standing at. This picture was taken about 10 feet away from the giraffe. There was a rope preventing me from getting any closer.
It turns out that they're training the giraffes to walk up to people and eat crackers right out of their hands! That's going to be cool to see.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

50,000 Troops...Where?

I recently read that there are 50,000 US troops occupying Japan.

That's right. Japan. 50,000 men.

With an estimated United States Population of 298,800,000 people, this means that one in 5,976 americans are troops stationed in a country that has been an ally for fifty years. This doesn't include troops still stationed in Germany, France, and other countries that are as much threat to our security as a damp piece if bread.

Hooray for the United States, guarding us from our allies.