Sunday, November 26, 2006

Damn, I'm Good

As I said almost two weeks ago, Dr. prosthetic is the Ice Truck Killer! Somehow it seemed too perfect that he created artificial limbs and the killer cut limbs in just such a way that they looked artificial. The killer needed medical knowledge to do what he did. I'm just surprised they revealed it so quickly.

Friday, November 17, 2006

A Few Comments On This List

#47. Nipples on the Batman suit. Who cares? I certainly didn't when Batman & Robin came out, and I care even less now! People obsessed with those damn nipples, when they should have obsessed with the awful debacle that was the miscasting of Mr. Freeze. I actually like Ahnuld (as an actor, not a politician), but he was absolutely wrong for the part!
#31. Sean Connery's Scottish accent in Hunt for Red October. Ok, this has been pissing me off since the movie came out 16 years ago. a) If a Russian man learns to speak English, who do you think will teach him? Someone from Brooklyn? Fargo? No, probably someone from closer by, say, maybe Europe? b) His dialog is @$#*ing translated!! The movie starts off entirely in Russian. 10 minutes or so in, the camera focuses in to a character's mouth as he's speaking Russian. Then, as the camera pulls back, the character is speaking English. When the Russians finally meet the Americans, the dialog returns to Russian. That's so the whole damn movie isn't in subtitles! People are so stupid!!
#1. The tyranny of the opening weekend box office. Amen, brother! When Hulk opened, it made over $62M opening weekend! And it was considered a failure. Partly because it had been so front-loaded to make a big opening weekend that it couldn't sustain that pace. It opened in 3,660 theaters! By comparison, the first weekend in November, the top 10 movies averaged 2,387 screens for an total of about $110M. But because the Sunday box office of Hulk had dropped off from Friday/Saturday, it was a flop. I think a lot of people stayed away from this movie because they were hearing about how much it was dropping over the weekend. Why is Friday B.O. even being discussed on Saturday/Sunday? Estimates don't usually even come out until Monday, then final numbers are tallied by Tuesday. Whatever. The point is, movies aren't given a chance to perform at the box office. If they don't have a blockbuster opening, they get shuffled out of the theaters. I hate it.

Wednesday, November 15, 2006

I Knew It!

Redskins Sending Portis to IR
I knew there was still something wrong with his shoulder. You don't operate on a healthy shoulder. Well, on the good side, at least we should get to see what Duckett can do. I guess between this and Cambpell going in, we're offically calling this a rebuilding season. Wonder if they'll try to trade out a few high-priced players to get some draft picks back, then really try to rebuild. I doubt it, but we'll see.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

My Theories/Thoughts on Dexter

Ok, I'm a day late because I recorded Dexter on Sunday, but didn't get to watch it until last night. Anyway, here are some of my thoughts/theories on last night's ep:
1. Obviously, Neil Perry is not the Ice Truck Killer. I think he may be a protege. Someone the ITK saw (like Dexter) and decided to "play" with. The body in the yard (his mom?) is either an attempt to copy the ITK, or a killing that the Killer did as a favor to Perry.
2. Does anyone else notice that looks Dexter looks an awful lot like Paul (Rita's ex)? That alone is pretty creepy. But then you add in that Rita seems to have a penchant for picking psychos. Pretty scary.
3. I think there is a chance, not a great one, but a chance that Dexter is the Ice Truck Killer. Aside from the fact that he's a psychopath, he has been putting on a front to everyone but his father for the past, what, twenty years? He basically has created a false personality to portray to the outside world. That kind of stress, not to mention the stress of killing multiple individuals and covering it up without getting caught, can most likely take a toll on a body. He may have snapped. I don't think so, but if it turns out to be the case, at least it's out there now.
4. In actuality, I think Debra's new beau, Dr. Whatshisname is the Ice Truck Killer. Something about the way he said he "studied the human form" set off an alarm in my mind. The Killer clearly knows something about anatomy and the human body. Hell, they thought Jack the Ripper was a surgeon, so why not? Besides, it would make for great drama if she had to decide whether or not to shoot her boyfriend to stop him from killing. Then she'd come to Dex and say, "How could I have not seen that someone so close to me was a killer?"
5. The Captain is a dick.
6. Love that ending!

Hallucinogenic Hungarian Film

a) Never heard of Tartan Films.
b) Rarely see obese speed-eaters. Usually, they look about 98 lbs. soaking wet.
c) Not just cats, but gigantic cats.
d) A man who shoots fire out of his penis? What's so special about that? Can't everyone?
e) Huh???!?! Did I drop acid before reading this story?

Monday, November 13, 2006

Well... Can't Say As I'm Overly Surprised...

Campbell to Start, Replacing Brunell I wish it hadn't come to this, but here we are. I don't think the Redskins' problems begin and end with Brunell. I think if the line gave him some protection and opened some holes for the RBs, we'd be in much better shape. I'm not sure how much this move will help. Unfortunately (or fortunately for the team), I wouldn't be surprised if this re-energizes the team. The same thing happened two years ago, when Ramsey was here. The team was pissing me off because the receivers were dropping passes and the line wasn't holding up. As soon as Gibbs pulled Brunell and put in Ramsey, suddenly everyone started playing better. We shall see...

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Too Funny!!

Sometimes, YouTube is lame. Sometimes it is hilarious! This is clearly a case of the latter. The movie Office Space is one of my favorites. Just when I thought it couldn't get any funnier...

Saturday, November 04, 2006

I Got the Horse Right Here, His Name Is Paul Revere...

Well, we had a pretty good day today. We went to Laurel Park track today. They had the Breeder's Cup being simulcast from Churchill Downs on the televisions. They also had live racing at the Laurel track. We had a set amount of money we had taken with us to spend1 and we did not go over it, even with eating lunch. Actually, I did fairly well. I placed a $2 win/show bet (for a total $4 bet) on Thor's Echo2 in the 6th race at Churchill Downs. He came in first at 15-1 odds!! When I went to the machine to cash in, I don't know what I was expecting, but it paid $43.40! Wow! Chrissy did ok. She bet (not sure how much) on Round Pond on the 8th race at Churchill Downs and she won. He paid about $33.
The cool thing about going to Laurel is that you can go down to the paddock and watch the horses get saddled and walked around. At one point, Chrissy was looking at one of the guide horses (who was named Al Capony) lovingly. The rider got off the horse, handed Chrissy the reins and said, "Here, can you hold this for a second?" I said, "You just made her day!" He went over to tell someone something, came back and handed Chrissy a starlight mint,3 which she got to feed the horse! In any case, we had a great time. It was lots of fun. We spent about 6 hours there and by the time we headed out, I was only down about $18 for the whole day! I had bought a soda and a candy bar, bet on a ton of races at 2 tracks, and had two gin & tonics. Chrissy was down a bit more, but she paid for our admission, the program and our lunches. Overall a rather successful day!
1. My view of betting is that it is more like spending. If you go to Disney, you spend your money, have fun, go home with little or nothing. You go to the track or AC, you spend your money, have fun, and maybe go home with a little left over. Who knows?
2. Thor is the Norse God of Thunder, as well as a superhero in Marvel Comics.
3. Horses apparently love peppermints. Who knew?

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I Almost Forgot

But I am reminded with all the hubbub about this Sunday's game against Dallas... When we played Indy on the 22nd, the Colts came out from halftime like a team with a mission. Although we were up by a point coming out of the half, we were playing like we weren't quite as good as our 2-4 record. By 2:46 left in the 3rd quarter, the Colts had taken a 33-14 lead on a touchdown and it was more than obvious that they had the game well in hand. So what do they do with a 19-point lead? Go for the two-point conversion!! F-ing assholes! Then, as late as 7:45 minutes left in the game, still with a 19-point lead and obvious domination on the field, they're still passing on 2nd down! If you're halfway through the last quarter of a game dominating the way they were, you run the ball and you take time off the clock. Otherwise you're just trying to run up the score. That pissed me off. I thought they had more class than that. Guess I was wrong.

Is It Just Me??

Am I the only one who thinks that this is more than just a coincidence? Has nothing to do with upcoming election? Yeah, just coincidence. The same day I read this story about GOP seats being in jeopardy due to "scandals" which happen to include Mark Foley's "unseemly contacts with teenage males"? Bullshit...