I am da coolest robot.
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I am da coolest robot.
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The DARK KNIGHT
LET THE RIGHT ONE IN
Rachel Getting Married
Kung Fu Panda
This favorites list is limited by the fact that I can only see what I see and it never seems to all that I want to see.
CURRENT MOVIE I AM HIGHLY INTERESTED IN SEEING: Medicine For Melancholy; check it out: http://www.strikeanywherefilms.com/
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|Went to the Pub for a Music SHow|
|THE RUBY SUNS |
This New Zealand band is one of my 2008 favorites, there poppy music makes you move and forces a smile on your face. Although I do have one discrepancy with the show, it was the moment where they stopped and dedicated the next song to a musician that inspires them, I was thrilled to hear who gave them the surge to make music, my heart was stunned when the dedication was revealed...PHIL COLLINS! What? Really? Blazer, tennis shoes and headset drummer from Genesis, the one behind that horrible Disney's Tarzan soundtrack? Why? Your music has such a better sound, light and flowery without being sappy or tacky like modern jazz or new age. Regardless of The Ruby Suns' source of inspiration the show was great and it would be fun to see them again.
|When your not a drinker, all friends tempt you |
Funny thing, I like tasting beer. I am not a drinker, I have never drank a full beer or half for that matter. Yet, I like tasting various beers, especially when I am with Rita...odd. She had a Samuel Adams White Ale and to be honest I loved the taste and it flowed down my throat like candy, Rita told me later that after my 5 minute rant about how good the beer was, she thought I was going to buy a beer start my drinking career right there
|WHEN IN ROME....or the WINDY CITY |
you must go to Hot Dougs. When I arrived Rita had one of their buffalo dogs waiting for me, what a sweetheart and the dog was a tasty tasty meal. One dog isn't enough, later in the week, we went back and I had another buffalo dog plus a classic Chicago dog, there is nothing like a Chicago dog, the relish and tomato combination that the create is simply delicious delight.
Another homegrown meal that I had when in the windy city was real deep dish pizza. I don't think I will ever have Chicago deep dish again, too heavy too much for my small body to handle, the deep dish there is merely a quiche with pizza toppings. Sorry Chicago natives, I don't think I will be having that again unless I befriend one of you and that is your choice for your birthday dinner.
Bring on the dogs.
|SEEING THE SITES |
The Married with Children fountain
|THE BEAN aka Cloudgate |
My posture is so suburban gangsta
|If all the Tourists are doing it, I'm doing it too.|
|Street Performance Art |
They need a permit to pester me for cash.
|Kind of like Jesus|
|Among the Children of Chicago I Smirk|
|Seriously? Playfully splashing around in hundreds of gallons of spit is fun?|
|The Picture of Dorian Gray |
The Chicago Museum, I don't remember which museum-it's name, I just no it wasn't the modern one. It was awesome that they had the original painting from the 1945 film of The Picture of Dorian Gray byIvan Albright, his other works were as gruesome and more depressingly dark as the Dorian portrait. Thumbs up for movies and art.
|RITA IN THE STORM |
My first eastern storm. This was insane. I thought I had walked into a sound studio and foley artist and special effects masters were creating the booms and flashes that blasted through the walls and windows. It was reported that night that tornados were planting in the city only blocks away from her house.
|Don't Throw in a Coin your wish will only be Fecal matter|
|BEST DAMN SUSHI DEAL! |
All YOU CAN EAT, $5...I only made it through two full rolls and here there are regulations and rules about eating it all or else everyone plays extra at the table.
|The Devil in a Wood Pile |
Great live music at The Hideout . Never heard a steel guitar or a washboard played with such gusto and passion. If your going to Chicago mark it on your must go list.
|SPEAKS LOUDER THAN WORDS|
Beautiful yes, but can you imagine being the dumb slum that has to remove and clean each and every individual crystal separately, I would hate to be that Government employee unless the perks are good
|Just possibly where it all went wrong... |
the first room for congress to meet, now down in the lower depths of the capitol.
|FDR and his golden touch|
I hope his touch clears up my depression
|DING! DEPRESSION GONE |
America is to FDR as Elliot was to E.T.
A SMALL GLIMPSE INTO THE SHORT VACATION IN TORREY, UTAH
THIS TRIP WAS A BLAST, SWIMMING IN THE CAPITOL REEF AND CAMPING AND ENJOYING MUSIC...BUT TRAGEDY STRUCK IN THE FORM OF MY OWN STUPIDITY. I LEFT MY PHONE, CAMERA AND WALLET AT A CAMP SITE THAT MY FRIENDS AND I WERE RESTING AT AND EATING HOT DOGS. MY GRACIOUS AND A BIT ANNOYED BEST FRIEND MATT DROVE ME BACK TO THE STOP AND WITHIN 30 MINUTES MY STUFF WAS NO WHERE TO BE FOUND, GONE.
IT WAS STRANGE. THE CAMP SPOT WAS FAR AWAY FROM THE ROAD. I'M NOT SURE HOW SOMEONE COULD HAVE SEEN OR TAKEN MY STUFF UNLESS A CURIOUS MISFIT OF A SQUIRREL GRABBED THE CAMERA BAG THAT STORED ALL MY BELONGINGS. BUMMER. IT SUCKS TO SHUT OFF CREDIT CARDS, IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY TO REPLACE A LOST PHONE BUT WHAT I WAS MOST MAD ABOUT WAS THE PICTURES I LOST, SOME FUNNY, CHARMING AND QUITE SCANDALOUS PICTURES WERE TAKEN ON OUR TRIP AND THEY WILL NOW NEVER SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.
LUCKILY OTHERS, ESPECIALLY MY FRIEND RITA HAD PICS OF US ENJOYING SOME OF THE FUN IN TORREY, UTAH. THE ODDITY OF TORREY IS IT PART OF SOUTHERN UTAH YET HAS HIGH ELEVATION SO THE WINTERS ARE UNBEARABLE AND THE SUMMERS ARE FINE.
1 of 2 THE SURVIVING PICS
Nick Whittaker, Matt Whittaker and I on the fence watching another of our friends approach buffalo. Thrilling stuff, although the picture doesn't provide much motion or character in storytelling way.
2 of 2 THE SURVIVING PICS
When there is a mini tricycle, you must sit on when wearing yellow short shorts. No questions or quarrels about it.
A PICTURE FROM THE INTERNET
I just wanted you all to have a visual of what our friend was walking up to plus there were about 6 or so buffalo not just one and he was big and getting pretty angry about our friends curious approach
|I AM NOT HATING POLAR BEARS |
Although the media has been spreading various rumors of my abuse to the Arctic creatures...they're all lies.
|I AM NOT ENJOYING A CUP OF EARL GREY |
As much as I wish I was, I just don't have the money to spread about in those little delicacies
|I AM NOT CAMPING WITH THE BEARS |
Sorry folks Herzog is not interested in the dull life of a born and raised Utahan that neglected the very nature that was a only a 10 minute drive from his home throughout his entire 25 years living in Utah.
|I HAVE MOVED TO... |
I took the plunge into the monkey barrel of crazies and dreamers.
|I went to the National Capitol|
|What am I so surprised by?||table>|
|George Washington as a god. |
That is right. It is one of the most interesting and historical aspects of early America, that we have a painting on the ceiling of the National Capitol depicting the President as a God and that is what the belief was at that time, that he would become a God in death for his service to the country. Crazy, I had never known this until my visit to D.C. and I think it is possibly reason why I think America is stuck in a runt because our nation has a populace that is trapped in a mind set that I like to call the Savior Complex.--I will save a future post for the my ideas about that. Cool painting, although my favorite painting in the capitol cannot be photographed because it is on the senate floor and you have all your cameras, phones etc. taken before entering that level. The painting is of the signing of Declaration of Independence, the size is like 10 x 12 feet and it is beautiful.
|Serious Expression or a vietnam play on phrase "Why so Serious?" There are a lot of monuments in D.C. as you would imagine and as you go through each has a different atmosphere about them yet nothing compares to the Vietnam Memorial. Even as I approached I told myself I wasn't going to be affected by the solid black marble V however as you silently walk beside the hundreds and thousands of names of soldiers that lost their lives for a faceless cause and pointless American venture. It hurt, it swelled up inside you and you couldn't help to release it with an overwhelming urge to tear up and cry out against the evil and senseless taking of life. A powerful monument that allows us, the generations that were not born during the time of such tragic choices, to understand what those at home,-on America soil-were protesting against.|
Maybe I shouldn't have taken a picture of this? I couldn't resist because it was a piece of history and life only inches away. Another man placed out pictures of his fellow soldiers/brothers as he called them in the letter with for all passing people to see a face with the name chiseled in dark marble. Every name had a face. We must not forget that. No matter what our government, with it's ill direction takes we must support our fellow Americans with our love and trust of their ability to sacrifice what most of us are incapable of giving up for more than a breath.
|Our current politicians need to read this |
Thomas Jefferson had many great words, this is my favorite.
It is great to have the inauguration of Obama coming in just two days however happy I am for Bush's exit I have high exceptions and doubts for the President, he is much better than our previous idiot of a commander in chief but is Obama just another career politician with a better grasp on the english language with better speech writers on his staff and a smile that melts your sensibilities?
I am not worried about his ability to bring America back from this economic turmoil, time and struggle will always be overcome, my biggest worry is will the people press hard on the new Presidential cabinet and more so onto congress for a change that benefits the PEOPLE and not the corporate powers of America? Our government has to many stakes in the corporate world and it hurts to know corporate stability is far more important to them than any of the people's lives or way of life. Yes, you're right there has been talk of jobs and Obama's plans to better the life of the common man but I am a doubter that wants to be proven wrong, I want my expression of reservation to be replaced with a smile of surprise and triumph that my contempt for the system has been solidified as false and the system works. I want us as a people to join together and simply ask for more from our government and our leaders, stop falling back on the Savior Complex; the expectation of one man changing everything.
One man can get the ball rolling, one man can show us it is possible, yet for true, genuinely large changes to occur in the world, we must stop relying on the Savior figure to provide that change and join those figures and become a society of saviors, one to another, as helpers to keep our flame of humanity and prosperity alive for generations to come. This will be a trek that takes all of our lives but we must stand up and take our blame, our stake, our responsibility in the world and in the lives of those surrounding us and those we never come in contact with-because in reality of existence and the theories of every choice affecting millions-we are in contact with each other all of the time. We must stop having reservations about others and evolve daily.
|I salute you Washington|
|HONEST ABE! |
There should be a comic book where he returns to the modern day as a super hero, not unlike Captain America, yet with more humorous results. I am thinking a sex shop episode.