Monthly Archives: June 2006

Herb Brooks joins the NHL Hall of Fame

All I can respond with is, what took them so long? The guy died in a car accident in 2003 so death should always be a pass for someone to be let in. Now I’m not pushing for the pity … Continue reading

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“Perfect Day” 1996

Just a perfect day, drink Sangria in the park  And then later when it gets dark, we go home    Just a perfect day, feed animals in the zoo  Then later a movie, too, and then home    Oh, it’s … Continue reading

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RIP Mitsuyoshi “Sam” Nishimura

This gentleman was one of my co-workers at Apple who handled Japanese calls. We all received the sad news of his passing this Monday late Wednesday afternoon (he had terminal cancer). I will miss him because he was a unique … Continue reading

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Cars: Must See, but with reservations

Sadly, all the other reviews I had read about this movie were right. This is the weakest of all the Pixar movies but against the competition (namely PDI), it’s a well-made movie. It’s just impossible to not compare it against Toy … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday to Mel Brooks!

To the man who gave the world Blazing Saddles which is still one of the funniest movies ever made and still stands up over the years. I feel he’s the writer-director who inspired many of the other great parody specialists such as … Continue reading

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Bryant retourne aux États-Unis!

For well over a year, my e-mail had been bouncing whenever I tried to contact my friend and co-worker Bryant Beck over in France. It wasn’t just our work addresses, but even the personal stuff through our .Mac accounts. Being … Continue reading

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Progress for Somara’s culinary career

It’s official for Somara, she will be in training next month for cake decorating with HEB. I can’t remember if it’s for six weeks or four. Doesn’t matter too much, this is something important to her and she will be … Continue reading

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That’s not in my American History Book by Thomas Ayres

This is a nice little trivia book for the history buff. It also makes decent bathroom reading. The bathroom reading part isn’t meant to be an insult, to me it’s a compliment and it accurately describes the book’s style: short … Continue reading

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The Draft is completed, now comes rebuilding

I caught some of the NHL draft on OLN (soon to be VS.) Saturday night. Rather embarrassing that GM Bobby Clarke totally spaced on the name of yet another forward when he got to the podium. My team needs faster … Continue reading

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Hydra and Nix join our Solar System

Thanks to the great Dr. Phil Plait of Bad Astronomy I caught the cool news about today being the day that Pluto’s two recently confirmed satellites receiving their official names by the International Astronomical Union.    The two additional satellites were discovered last Fall … Continue reading

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“Good news everyone!” said Professor Farnsworth

I already knew that Comedy Central outbid the Cartoon Network for the next round of syndication for Futurama and recently Matt Groening said it would return as four direct to DVD episodes. But this announcement by Reuters confirms an even better development. Someone at work told … Continue reading

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Mangia, a piece of Chicago without the awful Winters

A while back I complained about the lousy pizza in Central Texas (see Potpourri entry on Home Run Inn Pizza) yet I did make a plug for Mangia. Recently a branch closer to my house opened and they’re building one … Continue reading

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Carolina wins, here’s to next season

  The NHL 2005-06 Season concluded last night and the Carolina Hurricanes are the Stanley Cup winners. RATS! Well, I guess I should change the colors on the site but I won’t be in any hurry. Their victory is going … Continue reading

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Good news from the dentist

I haven’t been terribly attentive about the saga of my teeth lately. The remaininging fillings I received aren’t very visible and I didn’t get Somara to take “before” pictures in time to contrast them with the after. But I do … Continue reading

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Last minute Father’s Day gift suggestion

What an awesome Father’s Day gift for the family with a dog AND a dad who enjoys hockey! I stumbled upon this actual product reading my favorite comedy blogs covering history, hockey and odd movie plots (that’s a story for … Continue reading

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