Thursday, August 21, 2003

If you happen to be watching VH1's new series "I love the 70's" and it's the 1972 episode, about 20 minutes into it they start talking about the movie Deepthroat. Actor/comedian Hal Sparks makes a comment of "Deepthroat, I think I saw that for the first time at Brian Spisak's dad's house." Brian Spisak is an old friend of mine from when I lived at Mallet back in the 80's. He grew up with Hal Sparks in Kentucky. Funny stuff.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Bumper sticker seen on the way to work this morning:

I can't go to work today because the voices said "Stay home and clean the guns."

Thursday, August 07, 2003

I went to see League of Extraordinary Gentlemen last night since my friend P.C. didn't have the heart to warn me about it in the first place. I have never read the graphic novel by the same name, but I figured since Alan Moore was involved it couldn't be too bad. I was wrong. Dreadfully wrong. The movie was just plain out gawdawful. I've seen episodes of Scooby Doo on Saturday mornings that were much better. I was prepared to write a completely scathing review of it, but Roger Ebert beat me to it with this review that I completely agree with.

My favorite quote from his review: "...the movie plays like a big wind came along and blew away the script and they ran down the street after it and grabbed a few pages and shot those."

The only good thing about the movie is that some of the sets were really good.

Monday, August 04, 2003

I don't necessarily agree with or believe everything Bill Fleckenstein says, but I enjoy reading his Contrarian Chronicles on just for his whole attitude about Wall Street and the analysts that try to pump up stock prices. In this week's version, he explains how he came up with the term "dead fish" to refer to analysts in the securities industry. Funny stuff.
A bizzarre story of a farmer who has 300,000 used tires.

Friday, August 01, 2003

This Sunday, August 3, will my One Year Anniversary of marriage to my lovely wife, Marissa. We'll be spending the weekend at a Bed and Breakfast near Hohenwald, TN. Love you baby, and I'm looking forward to many, many more anniversary weekends.