Wednesday, July 28, 2004
BOSTON, July 26, 2004
After being asked repeatedly by Colin McNickle, editorial page editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, to clarify her interpretation of the word "un-American," Mrs. Kerry said, "I didn't say that," repeating herself, "I didn't say that." She went away but returned to the reporter moments later, asked what paper he wrote for and then said, "You said something I didn't say. Now shove it."
She may have just started a whole new movement. Polite cussing. I think I'll try it out for a while. If any of you don't like it: SHOVE IT!
Sunday, July 25, 2004
I spent my Saturday night at the annual Comic-Con Vampire Party, hosted by The Brotherhood. What can I say? I'm a sucker for free tickets. It was an interesting evening but the funny part was watching BLADE II just before going...which put us in the vampire mood.
We dressed normal, went as prey, and arrived at midnight when all the freaks were out. The only problem is that there was a line for the only 2 bars they had and the air conditioning was very weak. It's kind of sad when it's cooler outside than in.
Friday, July 23, 2004
This is the one convention where the nerds have their chance to get back at all the bullies who made fun of them. I wonder who will show up to the famous Vampire Party? Last year I saw Gollum and Pip. This year I think I'll go as a victim instead of a vamp because everyone is dying to get in!
Thursday, July 22, 2004
Ooops, wrong movie. But what do: Bad Boys, Independence Day, Men in Black, Enemy of the State, Wild Wild West, MIBII, BBII, and I, Robot all have in common? The same character, who must be in the federal witness protection program, because he has a different name each time but the same smart-ass don't-fuck-with-me attitude. I felt as I watched Will Smith's latest movie, that I'd seen the same character before. The only exception that Smith shows any range as an actor is Ali.
Which leads me to wonder...
Who is the real robot???
Saturday, July 17, 2004
Friday, July 16, 2004
I guess cats do have 9 lives
Wednesday, July 14, 2004
Complete First Season
Lynda Carter was hot! I wonder when a Wonder Woman movie will hit the theaters? At some point there was talk that Sandra Bullock was attached to a screen version. Oh, and Nicholas Cage as the new Superman? So glad these movies never happened. The Hulk was a piece of crap. But this one looks very interesting....
Tuesday, July 13, 2004
7-Eleven will celebrate its 77th anniversary this Sunday, July 11, 2004, by offering free 7.11-ounce Slurpee beverages, one per customer, at participating stores nationwide.
Wednesday, Aug 4 Northwest Airlines 2670
operated by American Eagle -- AA 3070 1 stop Depart: 10:40am San Diego, CA (SAN)
Economy | 55min Saab 340 Turboprop
Arrive: 11:35am Los Angeles, CA (LAX) Change planes. Time between flights: 3hr 55min
Northwest Airlines 91 Depart:3:30pm Los Angeles, CA(LAX) Economy | 5hr 41min
Arrive:6:11pm Honolulu/Oahu, HI (HNL) Total duration: 10hr 31min
$1287 per person for economy!!! But take a look at this one
Wednesday, Aug 4 Hawaiian Airlines 37 1 stop Depart: 10:15am San Diego, CA (SAN)
Economy | 5hr 30min Boeing 767
Arrive: 12:45pm Kahului/Maui, HI (OGG) Change planes. Time between flights: 1hr 47min
Hawaiian Airlines 161 Depart: 2:32pm Kahului/Maui, HI(OGG) Economy | 34min
Arrive:3:06pm Honolulu/Oahu, HI (HNL) Total duration: 7hr 51min
$680 per person,which is half of what Northwest wants.
However, starting on August 23rd, flights between San Diego and Aloha Land average $338
REPORTER: If I could try another Edwards question -- he's being described today as charming, engaging, a nimble campaigner, a populist, and even sexy. How does he stack up against Dick Cheney?
BUSH: Dick Cheney can be president.
Back in 2001, Bushy said...
To those of you who received honors, awards and distinctions, I say well done. And to the C students, I say: You, too, can be president of the United States.
-- (at a Yale speech, 2001)
So in other words, if Bushy can be president...anyone can.
Friday, July 09, 2004
There is such a lack of common courtesy in our society.
Wednesday, July 07, 2004
I just had lunch with Reese, and he told me that his last supervisor had asked "Was it your friend Devin, who had the computer problem?"
Apparently, Ms. Supervisor got me confused with her only Asian schoolboy. There is more than 20 years difference between us, so I can see how she got confused.
We had lunch at the new JBX, which is an upscale Jack in the Box complete with comfy pleather chairs in front of a slick modernized fireplace. The food is a little pricier than a regular store; however, they had better buns, and the patties were bigger. They also used aged cheddar and swiss. No American cheese here.
Jazz and alternative music played in the background and we sat there talking for over 2 hours. It didn't feel like we were in a Jack in the Box until one of the workers asked, "You're still here?" I guess there's no fine dining etiquette training in the new JBX employee manuals.
Monday, July 05, 2004
Overall, not a bad movie...a little heavy on the love story. The beginning was a little slow. I went and saw it on the 4th at two while everyone was either at the beach or at a party. The theater was practically empty. And as you would have it, there were quite a few children. I liked the fight scenes the best because I couldn't hear the little girl in the row behind me talking to her mom.
For dinner, I tried this teriyaki burger recipe that my niece sent to me. It came out pretty good, although around 7:30 I started falling asleep. Could it have been from these tasty burgers that were heavy with mayonnaise, eggs, and Yoshida Teriyaki sauce? I also made mac salad, sort of like L & L Drive-in.
Yes, it was a "triple A" 4th of July celebration.
Friday, July 02, 2004
Jul 2, 4:27 PM (ET)
By BOB THOMAS
Actor Marlon Brando Dies at 80
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Marlon Brando, who revolutionized American acting with his Method performances in "A Streetcar Named Desire" and "On the Waterfront" and went on to create the iconic character of Don Vito Corleone in "The Godfather," has died. He was 80.
Few people remember that he played Superman's father, who gets killed at the beginning, and made $14 million for three weeks work.
It's the long 4th of July weekend and I will be doing all that I can to stay at home, with the exception of going to see Spiderman 2 on the 4th. Everyone will be at the beach or barbecuing.