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Treasure Island

I’ve read this book many times before, and each time is just as fun as the last.  Written by Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island was meant for his stepson, who inspired the entire story by drawing a simple island map where buried treasure lay.  While a children’s book at heart, the novel deals with many adult concepts, such as moral ambiguity in Long John Silver’s ability to ...[Read More]

What Font Are You?

I noticed an entry on the Fresno Beehive about this site and, having nothing else better to do while at work, I gave it a try.  My results: You are Times New Roman Dude. You have three names. You’re blue blood, old money, landed gentry, confident, assured; perhaps a tad old fashioned but you don’t let that bother you. Let the kids go crazy with their new fads — you prefer style t...[Read More]

Lollapalooza 2009

August 7th-9th, 2009 will witness the return of the legendary concert festival known as Lollapalooza in Chicago, IL at Grant Park.  Performers include TOOL, Jane’s Addiction, Beastie Boys, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon, The Killers, The Kaiser Chiefs, and many more.  Advance 3-day passes are currently available for $190 each, with regular pricing tickets still TBD.  VIP Lounge passes are avail...[Read More]

Halo 2

I never played Halo 2 very often.  I’m not particularly brilliant at it, and never have been.  I’m getting better, but it’s a slow process.  Lindsey, on the other hand, is a fiend.  She was very well known on Xbox Live, and was a very skilled player.  She gave it up for a couple of years, but a few nights ago, the urge to play hit her hard, and we found ourselves playing Halo 2 o...[Read More]

Year 1 Episode 16 Recap

Episode 16 has come and gone, and with it another week in our lives.  It’s odd to think that we’ve been doing this for sixteen straight weeks.  Episode 16 was a standard episode, discussing the week’s topics, and whatever movies, tv shows, etc that we had watched or wanted to watch.  We put together another weekly list of suggestions: Song of the Week (Chris): Refused – Sum...[Read More]

1/4th English?

Last year, Lindsey and I were sitting down to watch a movie. I wanted subtitles, as I sometimes do, so I set them up. On the screen, Lindsey saw “1/4 English”, meaning that I had chosen the first subtitle track out of the four available, and that it was English. She thought I had set the movie to be in 1/4th English and 3/4th another language. I just set subtitles on a movie now, and i...[Read More]

Prevalence of Penis in American Cinema

Over the last few years, I have noticed a very disturbing trend in American cinema regarding the wanton display of full frontal male nudity.  It has become more and more acceptable for filmmakers to show the penis in film today with no warning or consideration.  Now, some people may argue, “Chris, there has been full frontal female nudity in film before.  Why is this such an issue?” I&...[Read More]

Saturday Morning Watchmen

Remember the good old days of your childhood when you would wake up at the crack of dawn on Saturday mornings to catch your favorite cartoons?  All of our favorite heroes were there waiting to save the day and entertain us.  The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles would skate in, pizza in hand, and beat the Foot Clan down!  The X-Men would rush in and defeat some Sentinels!  The Pirates of Darkwater woul...[Read More]

City Crossing: Country Folk?

Yesterday a good friend of ours came up from L.A. to take care of some things.  While she was here, we got to spend a few hours hanging out with her (and had some good chinese food that is doubling as my lunch).  As yesterday was Tax Day, a few local eateries were offering free items to drum up business; Cinnabon offered free mini-rolls, while Maggie Moo’s ice cream parlor offered a free ful...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 7

Progress update 7 brings me back to the Kitchen Observatory, where I re-entered the Beach Bowl Galaxy for the second star.  This star was incredibly simple.  It consisted only of tracking down a golden shell in the posession of a small penguin and returning it to the head penguin.  It took all of two minutes from start to finish.  The third star had you transport yourself from the water world to t...[Read More]

Super Mario Galaxy Progress Update 6

The sixth progress update finds me just outside the Kitchen Observatory, where I have unlocked another special one-star galaxy called the Drip Drop Galaxy.  This galaxy is a water world with a pair of small safe islands for resting, if necessary.  In this world, you are told that holding a red or green shell while underwater dramatically increases your swimming speed.  In fact, it makes you outpac...[Read More]

Fish sticks?

Most people have heard about the recent South Park episode that makes fun of Kanye West’s ego by means of a childish joke.  We watched it via http://www.southparkstudios.com/ (Where the creators have put up every South Park episode for free viewing) a few days ago, and enjoyed it a great deal.  Kanye West’s ego was heavily put in check.  He was the only person in the world who didnR...[Read More]

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