June 2006

Kind of a frustrating day (nobody’s fault but my own…I need to learn a little more often to keep the stupid inside!). But the importance of this entry is that I am now able to end an entry with the words “Posted via Treo”! Here’s hoping it works…


Musical Theatre Major Comes Out, Shocks No One.

Even Stevenson’s ex-girlfriend was supportive. “I read this journal entry on her blog where she called me her ‘fabulous gay ex-boyfriend,’” said Stevenson. “But I think there must be something wrong with LiveJournal, because the entry was dated from last year.”

Fake Gay News scores again…seriously, I think these may be the funniest folks on the Internet.

This is the sort of thing that, when viewed first thing in the morning, messes up the entire rest of your day…

Two competitors face each other in 11 alternating rounds, six of chess, five of boxing. A bout begins with chess, which is played on a board placed directly in the middle of the ring. Each round of chess lasts four minutes. After each chess round, the bell sounds, and workmen remove the chessboard for a two-minute round of boxing, the gloves go back on, the punching recommences. Participants win by way of knockout, checkmate, referee’s decision, or if his opponent exceeds the allotted total of 12 minutes for an entire match on the chessboard. Those are the basics, but they do little to answer the overriding question: Why?

This, again, is a question I cannot answer. Read if you must…I will be over here in the corner bemoaning the death of civilization as we know it.

Please tell me this doesn’t exist.

It seemed like such a great idea at first blush – Fox Searchlight would bring to the US Timur Bekmambetov’s sci-fi/horror epic “Night Watch”, and its forthcoming sequels. It even seemed like a good idea sitting in the movie theater. “Night Watch” was sharp as hell, self-aware, and miles better than the overly slick American films (Underworld, The Matrix) that it will unfortunately be lumped in with. The DVD edition, however, manages to miss the mark entirely. Not only does the disc default to a disappointing English dub, but the original Russian version (thankfully, with its brilliantly expressive subtitles, flowing and melting with the action, intact) isn’t even on the A-side – instead, it’s relegated to the (unlabeled!) second side of the disc. The second part of the trilogy has already been filmed and released in Russia, but there are terriflying rumors that the final installment, as a result of the Fox investment, will be filmed in the States, in English. Looking at the way this DVD has been mis-managed, I’m going to start lowering my expectations now.

The World of Warcraft v1.11 patch has gone live! If anybody’s looking for me in the next few days, leave a message at the Inn in Auberdine…they’ll know where to find me!

(And if anybody out there is playing, the best place to find me these days is on Thrall, working on a new character – Deyna, NE/Hunter…I know, I know…but they’re fun!)

Yes, something has to be done to get computers into the hands of those who can’t easily afford them. Yes, there are many popular artists with far too much cash on hand and a need to give back to their communities. But seriously, a partnership between Apple and 50 Cent? When did my preferred computing platform become a Daily Show routine?

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