…I am still slacking on the blogging. Maybe one day they’ll make a cure for blog-sloth like Klavan did for D.E.:


For those of you that remembered from last year, my birthday was last week. As such, I suppose I need to finalize that Operation of mine.

My final tally is at 7 goals. The only one I completed that I have not noted is that I have successfully got back in the habit of showing up to a church “homegroup” dealie. I chalk up my failures/incompletes to 3 things: poor finances, lack of confidence, and general laziness. In retrospect, the whole linchpin of most of those goals was #4 (Get career started). The job I have that I will not talk about here would qualify if it was full-time, but, as of now, it is not. If that goal was accomplished properly, I would of had the spare income (needed for goals 2, 3, 13, 14, and 21-23) and let’s say motivation (needed for goals 7-10, 16) to work on the other goals more effectively. As it is, all of that is still up in the air.

The Dallas Desperados disbanded when the AFL collapsed, but the resulting minor league AFL becoming the new AFL also has a Dallas team, so I do not know what to think of that.

Anyhoo, Happy Memorial Day. Take the time to pray for our troops (past and present); I know I did.


May 25, 2010

I knee-jerked voted for killing mohair subsidies because that seemed silly. I mean, what exactly is the point of mohair subsidies? People seem to buy itchy sweaters regardless.

Tip of the Hat: IMAO

I know this is old news by now, but I’m a little mad at South Park. The whole episode “200”/”201″ thing is really annoying. I still cannot watch episode 201 on-line (like I have to, seeing as I have no cable). And they should have known better.

When they did the “Cartoon Wars” two-parter, the Mohammadeans made the same stink they made for the most recent two-parter. If they just told the story as a one-parter (or, possibly better yet, killed off Mohammad in part-one), I could have seen the whole thing. But noooooooooo, they had to make it a two-parter despite knowing that Comedy Central would wuss out at the first wiff of Mohammadean ire.

My other Pop Culture note concerns Siege, Marvel’s latest crossover do-dad. Specifically, some comments made by one of the Deadpool cos-play video makers I favorited from the Youtube (Nota Bene: crudeness ahoy!):

1) Yes, Sentry was lame and I’m glad he is dead. As I am glad Ares, Loki, and Asgard are dead too.

2) Loki was trying to use Osborn to send Asgard back to wherever Asgard was supposed to be, not trying to smash Asgard into dust.

3) The throw Sentry in the sun thing was more for a burial than a “let’s make sure” thang.

4) As to why Siege was so rushed: I don’t think Marvel was expecting Obama to win the election. The “Bendis Bummer Age” (as I am now calling Secret War [Latveria] to Siege #4) was a reflection of Marvel’s abhorrence of conservativism. Secret War [Latveria] and Civil War were stabs against interventionist foreign policy and anti-terrorist domestic policies, respectively. The Dark Reign storyline, while interesting, did not fit the new Hopey/Changey vibe (aka Heroic Age) they wanted once Obama won. They got out of Dark Reign as quickly as they possibly could without making people think they did not develop the arc.

Wait a Second…

May 24, 2010

…is not the movie about kicking posteriors a Marvel property?


Usual Interwebs time-wasting found this gem of a trailer for a game I have little interest in playing.

Let’s hope zombies do not have special natural 6’s rolling powers or we are all DOOMED!!!!!!

…just to find out that there is a 1 in 3 chance that I have befriended a cannibal.