Thursday, May 26, 2005


I saw Star Wars on Sunday night. It was awesome. It was well worth the wait for this link in the saga. George Lucas did not disappoint.
My favorite scenes were as follows:

1) Anakin chops off Count Dooku's hands when they are fighting. As he does this he catches Dooku's light saber with his other hand and corners Dooku's neck with the two sabers. The one green saber and one red saber is indicative of the conflict he has with killing Dooku. It is not the way of the Jedi to kill him at this point but Anakin gives in and slides the two sabers together to lop off Dooku's head. Just great.

2) Obi-Wan and Anakin are on the bank of the lava river fighting. Anakin's legs and arm get chopped off by Obi. He's then lying there by the river of lava slowly sliding closer to it. He's screaming at Obi "I hate you". Then Anakin's robes catch fire and he burns and writhes in pain and hatred. His body is left mutilated. What a great segue into the creation of Darth Vader.

IPOD ads

Check out the link to the IPOD ads:

The rollerblading ad has the song Feel Good Inc. by the Gorillaz. Their new album just dropped. I have to get that. Should be hot.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


You know that you are really comfortable with a friend when you don't feel embarrassed to fart near them. Now, I say near them because I am not talking about lifting up your leg in front of them and letting one rip out the other end. I'm talking about a subtle release of gas in their vicinity to release built up pressure. They may or may not hear it however you don't really care if they do. You kind of just do it and realize after the fact but don't really mind.
That to me is a friend you are really comfortable with.

Monday, May 09, 2005


I went out to Jersey with my cousin on Saturday night. We got up early Sunday morning and moved all his stuff to his new apartment in Queens. The new place he's got is awesome. It has a great view and a great location right near Austin St.
We didn't finish until late at night. I spent the night there so we could return the Uhaul truck in the morning at 7am. We were out of his building by 6:30am. I have not woken up that early on a weekday in a long time. I usually role out of bed around 8ish. It was wierd seeing people up that early, kids going to school, shops opening up, all while I was constantly letting out massive yawns.
I didn't get to finish my Statistics assignment which is due this evening. I'm going to ask to take a half day so I can go to the college and work on it. This was supposed to be an introductory class. The professor is making it way too hard.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Time Travelers Welcome

Check out this article below from the New York Times today.

What a novel and ingenious idea. I hope it works out. If we can't time travel ourselves then bring the time travelers to us!

May 6, 2005
Time Travelers to Meet in Not Too Distant Future
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., May 5 - Suppose it is the future - maybe a thousand years from now. There is no static cling, diapers change themselves, and everyone who is anyone summers on Mars.
What's more, it is possible to travel back in time, to any place, any era. Where would people go? Would they zoom to a 2005 Saturday night for chips and burgers in a college courtyard, eager to schmooze with computer science majors possessing way too many brain cells?
Why not, say some students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, who have organized what they call the first convention for time travelers.
Actually, they contend that theirs is the only time traveler convention the world needs, because people from the future can travel to it anytime they want.
"I would hope they would come with the idea of showing us that time travel is possible," said Amal Dorai, 22, the graduate student who thought up the convention, which is to be this Saturday on the M.I.T. campus. "Maybe they could leave something with us. It is possible they might look slightly different, the shape of the head, the body proportions."
The event is potluck and alcohol-free - present-day humans are bringing things like brownies. But Mr. Dorai's Web site asks that future-folk bring something to prove they are really ahead of our time: "Things like a cure for AIDS or cancer, a solution for global poverty or a cold fusion reactor would be particularly convincing as well as greatly appreciated."
He would also welcome people from only a few days in the future, far enough to, say, give him a few stock market tips.
Mr. Dorai and fellow organizers are the kind of people who transplant a snowblower engine into a sleeper sofa and drive the couch around Cambridge. (If the upholstery were bright red, it could be a midlife crisis convertible for couch potatoes.)
They built a human-size hamster wheel - eight feet in diameter. And they concocted the "pizza button," a plexiglass pizza slice mounted in their hallway; when pressed, it calls up a Web site and arranges for pizza delivery 30 minutes later. (For anyone wanting to try this at home, the contraption uses a Huffman binary code. It takes fewer keystrokes to order the most popular toppings, like pepperoni, more keystrokes for less popular extras, like onions.)
At the convention, they plan to introduce a robot with an "infrared pyro-electric detector," designed to follow anything that emits heat, including humans.
"It's supposed to be our pet," said Adam Kraft, 22, a senior.
"It needs fur," added David Nelson, 23, a graduate student.
While Mr. Dorai has precisely calculated that "the odds of a time traveler showing up are between one in a million and one in a trillion," organizers have tried to make things inviting.
In case their august university does not exist forever, they have posted the latitude and longitude of the East Campus Courtyard (42:21:36.025 degrees north, 71:05:16.332 degrees west).
A roped-off area, including part of an improvised volleyball court, will create a landing pad so materializing time-travel machines will not crash into trees or dormitories.
To set the mood, organizers plan to display a DeLorean - the sleek but short-lived 1980's car that was the time-traveling vehicle in the "Back to the Future" movies.
At first, Mr. Dorai urged people to publicize the event with methods likely to last. "Write the details down on a piece of acid-free paper," he directed, "and slip them into obscure books in academic libraries!"
But Mr. Dorai said the response was so overwhelming that the police, concerned about security, had asked that anyone who had not replied by Wednesday not be allowed to attend.
No future-guests are confirmed as of yet, although one responder purports to be from 2026. But among the 100 likely attendees, there are those from another time zone - Chicago - and from New York, which at least likes to think of itself as light-years ahead.
"I'm keeping my fingers crossed," said Erik D. Demaine, an M.I.T. mathematician who will be one of the professors speaking.
There will also be two bands, the Hong Kong Regulars and Off-White Noise, performing new, time-travel-apropos tunes.
"If you subscribe to alternative-world theory, then time travel makes sense at some level," said Professor Demaine, who would like future-guests to bring answers to mathematical mysteries. "The universe is inherently uncertain, and at various times it's essentially flipping coins to make a decision. At any point, there's the heads version of the world and the tails version of the world. We think that we actually live in one of them, and you could imagine that there's actually many versions of the universe, including one where suddenly you appear from 10 years in the future."
If you can not imagine that, consider Erin Rhode's view of time travel.
"I kind of think if it's going to happen, it'll be the wormhole theory," said Ms. Rhode, 23, a recent graduate, adding, "If you create a stable wormhole," a hole in space, "people can go back to visit it."
William McGehee, 19, a freshman who helped build a "Saturday Night Fever"-like dance floor in his dorm, said, "It's pretty obvious if time travel does occur, then it doesn't cause the universe to explode."
And Sam McVeety, 18, a freshman, wondered if wearing a tinfoil hat would be comforting or insulting to future-people.
Mr. Dorai has had quirky brainstorms before: proposing the imprisonment of Bill Watterson, the retired cartoonist, to force him to continue his "Calvin and Hobbes" comic strip; and donning the costume of M.I.T.'s mascot, the beaver, while climbing the statue of John Harvard, namesake of that other Cambridge college. That incident went awry when some Harvard men swiped a paw.
But Mr. Dorai's time travel idea seems to have legs.
"If you can just give up a Saturday night, there's a very small chance at it being the biggest event in human history," he said.
And if it is a flop, futuristically speaking?
Well, Mr. Dorai reasoned, "Certainly, if no one from the future shows up, that won't prove that it's impossible."

Thursday, May 05, 2005

No More Texas Cheerleading?

A group of lawmakers in the state of Texas are trying to ban sexually suggestive cheerleading in school.
That would be such a shame. A travesty.
And where are these sexually suggestive cheerleaders? I never saw them in my High School in NY. They were all fat and ugly.

Tuesday, May 03, 2005

I've got my last golf class this Saturday morning. Then I've got to come to the office and help set up a new web server. (Aren't they aware that I'm quitting and that I don't give a shit anymore.)
I have a take home test to complete on Saturday afternoon as it is due on Monday evening in class.
Saturday night I'll probably head over to my cousin's place in Jersey. I'm going to help him move into his new apartment in Queens on Sunday morning.
Then I'll probably just take my mom out to dinner for Mother's day, or maybe we'll stay home and BBQ. The restaurants are always so crowded on mother's day. The dinner seems forced anyway. I think she would just like it if we spent time together. So a BBQ would mean that I could prepare and cook dinner for her. I can't really think of anything good to buy her. She always says that the best present for her is if I am happy and successfully at whatever I do.

Class is almost over. 2 weeks and my weeknights will be free. I have to figure out if I need to take any classes over the summer if I want to get my degree by December. Cant' wait to get that. It might actually be better than getting an Ipod mini!

Ipod Mini

I got my Ipod mini in the mail yesterday! It is fuckin' awesome. I loaded it up here at work with the newest music from my music collection. The sound is great and it just feels so good in my hands.
This is going to lead me to spending a good deal of money on music. Either that or when we get our high speed connection at home I will revert back to downloading music.
It's sitting in my desk drawer fully charged and ready for 18 hours of listening...

Just bought:

Wyclef Jean: Greatest Hits.

Just burned:

Jack Johnson: In between dreams.