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Ha! Toronto deserves him...

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-04-30 5 comments

Just get him the hell out of a Fins uniform already. What a wastrel.


Silent Hill Movie Review

Posted by ScrewLoose On 2006-04-28 1 comments

Last night I checked out the new Silent Hill movie and I was quite impressed. I have never played the video games so I can't really comment on how faithful it is, this is just my opinion of watching a random movie. I originally thought I was going to see some lame zombie movie. What I got was something much much better.

The movie definitely has a creepy edge to it right from the beginning this continues to build quite nicely to a feeling of overall horror that continues right through to the end of the movie. People who have watched scary movies with me know that I tend to find them funny and ridiculous. This movie is definitely not one of those, I was sufficiently glued to my seat wondering what twisted thing would happen next.

The exception was a scene where there were accusations of being a witch....... naturally I began to wonder if the accused weighed the same as a duck. It quickly became obvious that such scientific methods of determining a witch were not to be used in this movie.

Unlike many horror flicks this one did not disapoint in the end with some cheesy monster or lame plot device. This one stayed true to itself in a deliciously dark fasion.

So if you haven't quite caught on yet...... GO SEE THIS MOVIE.

Poker at its Best

Posted by James Davie On 1 comments

Considering the current craze for poker (ESPN apparently considers it a sport now...) I thought this joke was well timed:

Two couples were playing poker one evening. John accidentally dropped some cards on the floor. When he bent down under the table to pick them up, he noticed Bill's wife, Sue, wasn't wearing any underwear under her dress.

Shocked by this, John, upon trying to sit back up again, hit his head on the table and emerged red-faced. Later John went to the kitchen to get some refreshments. Bill's wife followed and asked, "Did you see something that you liked under there?"

Surprised by her boldness, John courageously admitted that, well indeed he did.

She said, "Well, you can have it, but it will cost you $500."

After taking a minute or two to assess the financial and moral costs of this offer, John confirms that he is interested.

She tells him that since her husband Bill works Friday afternoons, and as John doesn't, he should be at he house around 2pm Friday afternoon.

When Friday rolled around John showed up at Bill's house at 2pm sharp and after paying Sue the agreed sum of $500 they went to the bedroom and closed their transaction, as agreed. John then quickly dressed and left.

As usual Bill came home from work at 6pm and upon entering the house asked his wife abruptly, "Did John come by the house this afternoon?"

With a lump in her throat Sue answered, "Why yes, he did stop by for a few minutes this afternoon."

Her heart nearly skipped a beat when her husband curtly asked, "And did he give you $500?"

In terror she assumed that somehow he had found out and after mustering her best poker face, replied, "Well, yes, in fact he did give me $500."

Bill, with a satisfied look on his face, surprised his wife by saying, "Good, I was hoping he did. John came by the office this morning and borrowed $500 from me. He promised me he'd stop by our house this afternoon on his way home and pay me back."

Now THAT, my friends, is a poker player!!

D&D Laptop

Posted by James Davie On 2006-04-27 3 comments

Follow the link.
Try not to spooge on your keyboards...

You know I've been out of the gaming scene for a bit (not for lack of effort by the most excellent Kyro - thanks dude, you rock) and seeing things like this gets me nostalgic for the days we sequestered ourselves in a little heated garage getting pinned and speaking in outta control accents while living the roller-coaster ride of Jay's games (best damn GM I've ever had). Part of me misses it all. Mayhaps I can make a cameo in someone's game...

D&D Stormreach - Free 7 Day Trial

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-04-26 5 comments

If anyone is interested, I'd be willing to give this a shot. I'm thinking that next week - weekend would be the best time for me to start it up. I'm thinking I'll shoot for next Thursday night. I'm entertaining the in-laws this weekend so it won't work until they've left.

Let me know what you guys think.



Flog the new track

Posted by Kyro Sk On 3 comments

Well, I'm certainly not finished the song yet, I only have the general elements sorted out and laid down in a basic arrangement, but this is the first draft and I'm excited to share it. There is lots of low energy in this draft (in the 80 to 130 Hz range), so you may need a bigger set of speakers or good headphones to hear the bassline.

It is called Crawling Through and I'm hoping that people dig it. The final version of this song will get mastered around the end of May. I'm going to get my guitar cleaned and re-strung at Billy's shop and then re-record all the guitar and add some small synth lines and lyrics.

If anybody fancies themselves as either a poet or a singer, I would love to take any material you are inspired to write that goes to this tune and use it. If you want to submit it anonymously, that would be fine too... just email it to me at my gmail account and I won't tell who gave it to me.

Been a while

Posted by Selbonaut On 2006-04-25 5 comments

I know I haven't posted on here for a while, oh lets see a month ish, but I have good reason. I have been keeping up on the blog events here though while gone. This is a little late perhaps but still fitting to one of the preveous posts about the new Online Warhammer, when I saw this I cried I was laughing so hard cause I see many of you in this comic... enjoy...

Transformers the Movie news

Posted by James Davie On 2 comments

Geeks of the world unite!

Grab your G.I. Joes, put on your underoos (did you know that you can now get adult underoos: Batman, Spiderman, Superman; in mens and ladies styles - I don't know about you, but if my lady came into the bedroom wearing Batman underoos I would do many unspeakable things to her...) and get in line!

Follow the link to the story...

A Sound of Crap!

Posted by James Davie On 3 comments

For those of you who may not know I write movie reviews for a writers website out of Calgary: thatmoviesite.com (link in title above). Recently I had the extreme displeasure of posting my very first 1/5 rating on a film.

The horrible dog of a movie that robbed me of almost two hours of my life is
A Sound of Thunder. The review should be up in a day or two so you can read it at your leisure. This show is based on a great Ray Bradbury short story that I read years ago. I thought that it could be a good film, but apparently the studio decided to let a monkey behind the lens, and what we get is drivel.

Should Hollywood continue to make endless amounts of sci-fi movies, as is the current trend, even though most of them suck my left nut? I'm undecided on the topic. What I do know is that Hollywood should look to the past for a little direction. 30 years ago the major studios were putting out less than a dozen big films in a year, so quality was of an increased level; now it's more about quantity than quality, and I think it shows...

Your thoughts?

Ipod Idol

Posted by James Davie On 1 comments

For those of musically creative folks out there Stuff magazine UK is having a contest to pick the theme music for their podcasts. It's near the end (maybe 3 weeks left as of this writing) so if you've got a track ready to rock goto the link and follow the instructions. Even if you don't win they may play a sample of your tune and give you a little free advertising.

Good Luck!

Revulsor (ahem, Revolver)

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-04-24 0 comments

I watched this movie on the weekend, but after the first 50 minutes I can't honestly tell you why I finished it. I was drawn in by Jason Statham and the black dude from Outkast - but wish I could have taken a pass.

I have never seen such self-impressed drivel spewed out onto the screen so meaninglessly all the while pretending to be 'deep'. Confusing, annoying and pointless does not equal deep - if it did, then my day job would be a veritable nirvana of human existence.

Anybody else waste their time on this film? If so, how far did you get until you realized that Guy Ritchie had no intention of trying to resolve any of the paradoxes in the story or character development? Like I said, for me it was around the 45 minute mark, when no reason was provided for the mysterious disappearance of the "3 days to live" disease. Then near the end the scene in the bedroom just made me wish I hadn't even bothered with the film. The chess references which had the potential to be really powerful are instead laughable.

I've seen other movies that I'll never see again that I'm very glad to have seen ONCE (Requiem for a Dream leaps to mind). I recommend to people to see that movie ONCE. This movie will not get that dubious distinction.

(that's two down for Jason Statham now, Transporter 2 sucked so much hairy man-ass it brought a tear to my eye)

Lord Jim

Posted by Kyro Sk On 2006-04-21 1 comments

Hey Lord Jim guy. Welcome to this blog thing. Interesting what pops up from the wiki when you just type it in, type it in (jingle).

Other notable Jims:
- Jim Morrison
- Earthworm Jim
- James T Kirk
- Jim Henson

Some AD&D Humour

Posted by Clockwork On 2006-04-18 3 comments

The link leads you to number 1. Be careful, there are currently 317. But, if you have some time...

Unbelievably Sick

Posted by Kyro Sk On 3 comments

And I wish I meant cool... Seriously, I do.

CPM and I came down with the most wicked cold that I've had since before I quit smoking. For most of the week leading up to Easter she had been getting little sleep and eating quick. Thursday (her last show night) she came home looking, well, looking really sick. I spent that week at my job working closely with a guy who said he had just gotten through one of the worst "sicks" that he had ever had while on a road trip (if he felt like CPM and me, I don't know how he survived it).

By Friday afternoon I could feel something was terribly wrong and I could see that CPM was in really rough shape - and there was nothing I could do but get some sleep and see how I felt Saturday morning.

Today is late Monday, and I've just now had the strength and clarity to come back to the keyboard. All the grandiose plans of getting out a bit this weekend got the kibosh. The dishwasher situation hasn't been addressed and I didn't make it into the attic to pull out the insulation from the water leak we had in March. We are both on our feet again, after having some real food driven out to us by good Samaritan.

Might try and make it into the city tomorrow, got a book to pickup and some other city related non-sense. Can't wait to go back to work Wednesday after having laid on my back for my entire 5 day vacation and accomplishing dick. On that note, how was everybody else's Easter weekend? Anything notable (and hopefully less unpleasant)?

[ BTW - the link is just the first google hit I got back for "Unbelievably sick" at 1:13am Tuesday morning. ]


Posted by Clockwork On 2006-04-11 3 comments

Warhammer Online coming 2007.

As some of you know, I've battled with WOW like a schizophrenic lemming, coming close to the edge of addiction no less than three times only to flip on a dime to rant of my hatred for the life sapping behemoth that is now a ubiquitous pastime of gamers around the world (while secretly seething with the knowledge that my life demands I quest for complete and utter worth in my while) .

I truly hope WHO will end my misery but fear I will be disappointed. Nonetheless, I am willing to brave any online endeavor that might allow me to re-establish the social link with my kinfellows that I have been so sorely missing in this gaming wasteland that is small town Saskatchewan.

hmmm... Dan Brown biting this one?

Posted by km_f5 On 2006-04-06 0 comments

Who will star as Judas in this one... Leo? Brad? Clive? or perhaps even (agh) Tom??
Maybe we'll see an arm wrestle between Ron and Mel for the director's chair too!
ooo... excitement!

Sigh.... another company lost to MS

Posted by ScrewLoose On 4 comments

Grrrrrrr. I'm really sick of MS scooping up good developers and making the do X-box eclusive titles.