Thursday, January 31, 2008

Top 10 LOST "reveals"

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Creepiest reveal / honorable mention, Episode: Raised by Another - Ethan wasn't on the plane. "Hello there."

10. Episode: A Tale of Two Cities - The Others live in the suburbs

9. Episode: The 23rd Psalm - Mr. Eko sees the "smoke monster"

8. Episode: Live Together, Die Alone - Penny is still looking for (and just found?) Desmond

7. Episode: Lockdown - Blacklight map on the blast door

6. Episode: Man of Science, Man of Faith - There's a dude living down the hatch

5. Episode: Numbers - Hurley's numbers are on the side of the hatch

4. Episode: The Man from Tallahassee - Locke's dad is on the island

3. Episode: Walkabout - Locke was in a wheelchair

2. Episode: The Man Behind the Curtain - Jacob

1. Episode: Through the Looking Glass - Flashforward!

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Random Thoughts

Why is it that whenever I'm at a stop sign at a T-intersection, there is always a group of cars passing from my right, then a gap, then another group of cars that would leave me plenty room to turn left. Then, the last car in the first group ALWAYS slows down and turns left in front of me to go the direction from which I just came, making me wait on the second group of cars as well.

People wonder why the US education system continues to see declines in test scores. I don't think it helps that Hollywood promotes ridiculously poor grammar.


I'm up to 4 Blu Ray titles (completely unintentional that all 4 are from Warner Brothers, and 2 are based on Philip K Dick novel - weird), and nothing to play them on as of yet. Add in the LOST video game and Drake's Fortune, and I think it's inevitable that I get a PS3, but I can't justify it without raising the money somehow. The last time I really played my guitar was about 3 years ago when I stopped taking lessons and took up the much more expensive hobby of flying. So does anyone want to buy an Epiphone Les Paul Standard Plus Cherry Burst in absolutely like-new condition?

Saturday, January 19, 2008

The last place you look...

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Of course
it's always the last place you look...for good reason.

"They" say the definition of madness is doing the same thing over and over while expecting a different result. If that's the case, I'm in trouble.

Let me back up. Most people who know me can attest to the fact that I'm a bit anal particular when it comes to optical media. Basically what it comes down to is that I treat my CDs and DVDs as if they'll have to last a lifetime, and the only way for that to happen is if they're handled carefully (seriously, you should never have to wipe fingerprints off the surface of a DVD because you shouldn't be touching it.) When I was a teenager I even used to put all my CDs in the case with the "top" up (I don't bother, anymore.) But it's still pretty rare for me to put a CD in the wrong case unless it's very temporary and I have a good reason.

So back to being crazy, I've been looking in the same cases over and over, hoping maybe I didn't really look there earlier, for a lost (not LOST) CD I got for Christmas. It's not in any DVD player, CD player, or computer in the house or in my car. And yes, it's definitely enough to drive a person mad.

Has anyone ever found something in the second-to-last place they looked? If so, why were they still looking after they found it? Who's mad, now?

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Who are the Oceanic 6?

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I don't know, and I don't want to know, but the reflection at the bottom of this picture is enough to give me goosebumps.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

At the store

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Two things caught my eye at the store today. First one was "bottled root beer floats". What? How lazy are we that we're going to buy vanilla ice cream flavored root beer?

Speaking of lazy, I don't think the candy industry is even trying anymore. They're just recycling. Whoppers Malted Milk Balls have been around a lot longer than I have, but they must be looking for a new angle, because they now have strawberry, and Reese's peanut butter flavors.

What does it say about my addiction that on eBay trying to stock up on a discontinued line of ChapStick (2 days 15 hours left)? No, I won't say what because I don't want anyone else bidding on it.

It's Jan. 10 and I've already misplaced a CD I got for Christmas. I have the case and the bonus DVD, just not the CD.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Couple Culture, force-fed

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My thoughts from a previous post continue to be proven accurate. Why is it that a married person assumes that we single people all want to be married as well? I was asked today if I was opposed to being "set-up" on a date with the sister of someone's in-law who is moving to town. Talk about putting me in an awkward situation. I had to tell her that yes, I'm very much opposed to being set up. I guess it's better than being "fixed up." As far as I know, I'm not broken and in need of fixing.

Apparently we can now extend this mindset to the topic of children. As I was holding a 5-month-old I actually had a relative, this time, tell me, "Find yourself a big-ti***ed girl and you can have one of those of your own." Word for word. Thanks. Brilliant. Way to assume that you know what I want. Twice. In the same sentence. And get it wrong. Twice. Also, I'll take "crude" for $400, Alex.

Jane Austen opens Pride and Prejudice with a heaping helping of sarcasm, but she must have known the same people I do:
"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife."

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Best albums of 2007

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The Glorious Unseen - Tonight the Star Speak
Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova - Once Collector's Edition Sountrack
The Devil Wears Prada - Plagues
The Brothers Martin - The Brothers Martin
Jeremy Enigk - The Missing Link
Bela Fleck and Chick Corea - The Enchantment
Demon Hunter - Storm the Gates of Hell
Nick Cave and Warren Ellis - The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
Arcade Fire - Neon Bible

Other best bands I didn't start listening to until this year:
The Frames