Monthly Archives: September 2006

The Black Dahlia: If You’ve Got Nothing Better to do

This movie wasn’t going to make anyone happy for two immediate reasons: James Ellroy’s novels are practically impossible to translate to film; and practically all film critics have a chip on their shoulder with Brian De Palma from the reviews … Continue reading

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In Vegas last year on this day, wish I was there now

Only 62 days remain before Somara and me are in Las Vegas for vacation (it’s also a belated birthday present for her). However, I’m now reminiscing about the time I was there on this day last year. What a trip … Continue reading

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The Simpsons Eighth Season DVD

I know, I know. The Eighth Season has been out for six weeks but I had to watch all 25 episodes and then repeat the viewing process with the commentaries on. When it comes to the commentary track though, The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Somara!

Today is her birthday. Which? That you’ll have to ask her because I enjoy being married to Somara and I would like to die of old age, not a punch to the face for revealing it all over the Internet. … Continue reading

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The Great One visits San Antonio

With Friday being the first official day of Autumn, it means that hockey season starts in a couple weeks! The Phoenix Coyotes got everyone in San Antonio (and nearby) fired up by bringing the Great One (Wayne Gretzky) to the … Continue reading

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Happy Belated Birthday to Garrett

Better late than never. I have been pretty exhausted lately, especially with my falling asleep shortly after I came home last night. So a belated happy birthday to my friend, former co-worker and former roommate Garrett. According to him during … Continue reading

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Democracy (In)Action or mini C-Span II

I received an e-mail from one of my Liberal mailing lists telling me that FCC Commissioner Jonathan Adelstein (one of the two Democrats) would be in Austin to hear public comment on the new ownership rules being reconsidered after the … Continue reading

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Happy 11th International Talk like a Pirate Day!

Ahoy matey! Today is International Talk like a Pirate Day! I can send ya’ missives on this here interweb thingy but me regular gig involves talkin’ to landlubbers so I has to use the King’s English. To learn more about … Continue reading

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Ken Hitchcock is the Flyers’ HC until 2009

I was beginning to doubt what GM Bobby Clarke and head guy Ed Snider were saying about “taking care of” Head Coach Ken Hitchcock. He’s a good coach and he’s outlasted several others when the ownership used to blame the … Continue reading

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Lame, but not controversial

Someone needs to smack the headline writer for this story polluting my ESPN Hockey widget. Buffalo’s new uniforms aren’t controversial, they’re lame. I have no idea why this franchise keeps changing their colors and logos so often. They’ve never won the … Continue reading

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It was for a good cause

Over a month ago, my co-worker Eric took up a bet with our manager Juan. If we could collect $1000 for PKD (a charity  for people suffering from kidney failures), Juan would shave off his hair and beard; $500 a … Continue reading

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Keith Primeau retires

It was inevitable for Keith. The ongoing concussion injury was constantly bothering him and he could never get medical clearance. Better for him to retire now at 34 instead of forcing/faking a recovery only to get hit again with a … Continue reading

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RIP Ann Richards

I heard the news last night while my friend Jeremy was checking the outcome of the Express-Sidewinders game. I know I promised no politics on this site but I violated that rule a couple times (recent cheap shot with Idiocracy), one … Continue reading

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Gagne & Flyers reach a deal, now on to a first-round elimination!

My team has finally come to an agreement with its current goal-scoring star Simon Gagne; gotta’ say in with a Frawnch accent, SEE-mon GONE-yay; so he can report to training camp on time. None of this Eric Lindros holdout nonsense. … Continue reading

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Happy 13th Anniversary to the Silders

On this day in 1993, my friends Paul and Helen were married. Quite a party after the wedding too. I recall we ended up late for the ceremony because of someone’s future wife holding us up. The reception is what … Continue reading

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