May 27, 2006

X marked the spot!

Filed under: Entertainment — J Green @ 11:25 pm

Well, having now seen the movie, I've gotta disagree with the Tomatometer which has now dropped to 52%…but I admit my bias as a long-time X-fan! Anyways, the article referred to in my "Not so fast!" posting was right – stay for all of the credits. I'd say more, but I don't want to give anything away about the movie OR the extra scene…and I'm tired! Definitely gonna hafta visit St. Arbucks tomorrow!!


May 26, 2006

Updated: Softball Stats

Filed under: Softball — J Green @ 6:34 pm

Stats for Team 1 have been updated through Week 4.

Not so fast!

Filed under: Entertainment — J Green @ 12:29 am

X-Men 3So if you're like me, you already plan on seeing X-Men 3 even if it hasn't achieved Fresh status on the Tomatometer…but at least it's not ranked as Rotten as The DeCeption DeBacle Code!!

A long-time fan of the comic, I was glad when the first X-Men movie was finally brought to life by Bryan Singer – the director of some great films including The Usual Suspects and Apt Pupil. However, the man who (thankfully!) convinced the top dogs at Marvel that the X-Men characters should not be brought to the big screen in their tight tights now thinks they're Super…as in Superman Returns!

So now we've got Brett Ratner directing the last third X-Movie. Talk about an upgrade in directing resumes!! Brett is the creative genius that brought us Rush Hour…and Rush Hour 2…oh yeah, and he's signed on to do Rush Hour 3…which may be shot back-to-back with (yup, you guessed it) Rush Hour 4!!!

Please tell me the Tomatometer is still at least at 56%…but like I said, we're gonna go see it anyways!

So finally, here's the "Not so fast"! According to this article at IGN, there's a reason (other than seeing how many goofy names and job titles are involved with the production of a movie) to stick around for the credits…and apparently it's not for any kung-fu outtakes. My Spidey Sense tells me that the extra scene may set the stage for this being the third, as opposed to last, X-Movie…can you say Wolverine?!

May 23, 2006

New use for the “sword of the Spirit”

Filed under: Humor, Religion — doubleshockinc @ 10:36 am

I know that our battle is not against flesh and blood, "but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms".  With that in mind, it is great to be brushed up on your Bible verses as it is "the sword of the Spirit".  But, what if our battle was against flesh and blood?  I think the word of God can still come in handy as one little old lady demonstrated.  Check this clip out from a late night radio show.

May 20, 2006

Let’s Kick This Pig!

Filed under: Humor, Internet — J Green @ 11:18 am

Well, wanted to set the table for a special guest speaker that you will find showing up in future posts to help out with some questions…Ask A Ninja! As an introduction for Mr. Ninja, I thought it'd be best to show his responses to a number of questions (about 27 of them…not that I counted!) that have been sent his way.

Men’s Meeting – 06.23.2006

Filed under: Upcoming Event — J Green @ 8:58 am

We will be having dinner and a special guest speaker – Mike Ross.

Grace Christian Fellowship – Cafeteria
Friday, June 23
6:30 – 8:30pm

May 16, 2006

Unofficial Tranformers’ Clip…wish it was OFFICIAL!

Filed under: Entertainment — J Green @ 9:35 pm

Well, here's hopin' that the Transformers' movie looks at least as cool as this! Not that there's much news now, but this site is a good place for movie news…and here's their page to keep up with the developments for the Transformers' movie.

More info about the above clip is available here.

May 13, 2006

The true cost of obesity

Filed under: Humor — rspellecy @ 12:24 pm

So, we all know Americans are fat. And according to the above chart, we are just getting fatter. And sure, we can cite study after study about how white, middle-aged Americans are less healthy that our white, middle-aged British counterparts (oh…and we pay twice as much for our health-care, to no avail), which is linked in part to obesity (JAMA, May 2, 2006). And sure, we are trying to fix it, by taking soda (or pop, depending on where you live) out of the schools. But I guess I never really realized the true impact of obesity today.

My wife and son and I had lunch at Bella's Fat Cat, a burger and custard place in Milwaukee. Now, I like to be fairly close to the table when I eat. I have noticed over the past year or so though, that the table is getting farther and farther away from me at restaurants when I sit in a booth. If I am at a regular table, I can always move the chair closer, but in a booth, the distance is fixed, and the distance is growing! Believe me, I'm not losing weight. Restaurants are extending the distance between tables and bench-style seats in order to accommodate our ever-expanding waistlines. This folks, is the true tragedy in America's obesity epidemic. Not rising health care costs, disability stemming from type II diabetes and the like. No…it is the tragedy that people like me face, and the realization that someday soon, I will have to buy an extend-able fork or give up on booths altogether.

May 3, 2006

Mmmmm….Potato chips

Filed under: Food, Humor — rspellecy @ 11:07 am

So, I was reading the Sunday paper, when came across an ad for a new line of potato chips from Lay's…the "Lay's Sensations" chips. They have some cool sounding flavors, like "lime and cracked pepper." But then they had quotes from famous chefs, like Ming Tsai, saying things like, "A perfect match for your favorite wine." Really…So you're telling me that Ming Tsai, world famous chef, host of his own cooking shows on the Food Network and Public Television, is going to bust out a bag of Lay's potato chips before he heads down to the wine cellar to uncork his 1997 bottle of Chateau de Frou-Frou Fi-Fi????? I think a better add would have been, "A perfect match for your favorite soda," so that when I open a can of vintage 2006 Dr. Pepper, I can be assured that the delicate flavor of the Dr. Pepper will balance nicely with the subtle lime and pepper flavors (Oh yes, I am being sarcastic).

Finally, a Bluetooth headset that doesn’t look dorky

Filed under: Technology — rspellecy @ 10:59 am

Motorola Miniblue H5So…Motorola has finally developed a bluetooth headset that doesn't make you look like a cyborg. They avoid the boom mike problem by, well, getting rid of it! Instead of acquiring sound from a boom mike, this new headset obtains vibrations from your jawbone. The big question then is whether or not sound quality will suffer as a result…but I might be willing to put up with that to not look that "that guy." Here's a link to the product description on Motorola's website.

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