According to This List, I Have No Life!

So, I’ve seen this list floating around the interweb recently, and I decided to see how many of these movies I’d seen.

*It’s been said that allegedly if you’ve seen over 85 movies you have no life. Mark the ones you’ve seen. There are 239 films on this list. Copy this list, go to your own blog, paste it in and put x’s by the ones that you have seen. Add them up, change the header adding your number, and post it.*

(X) Rocky Horror Picture Show
(X) Grease
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean
(X) Pirates of the Caribbean 2: Dead Man’s Chest
( ) Boondock
(X) Fight Club
(X) Starsky and Hutch
(X) Neverending Story
(X) Blazing Saddles
(X) Airplane
(X) The Princess Bride
(X) AnchorMan
(X) Napoleon Dynamite
(X) Labyrinth
( ) Saw
( ) Saw II
( ) White Noise
( ) White Oleander
(X) Anger Management
(X) 50 First Dates
(X) The Princess Diaries
( ) The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement

Total so far: 16 out of 22.

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Posting From TextMate

I’m a little bit late to the [TextMate][] party. There are many other people who evangelize this piece of software. I’m not going to follow in their footsteps. Instead, I’m going to try to learn from them, and pick up as many tips and techniques as possible to make my TextMate experience enjoyable.This also marks my foray into [Markdown][]. There may be a bit of a learning curve as I try to pick this up. Both TextMate and Markdown should serve this blog well from here on out.

[TextMate]: “TextMate by MacroMates”
[Markdown]: “Markdown by John Gruber”

NFL Moves to Flexible Schedule Format

The NFL is finally seeing the light regarding their rigid scheduling. If all goes well, we’ll finally get to see some top-notch prime time showdowns during the final 8 weeks of the season. The fixed schedule of previous years always seemed to hurt Monday Night Football later in the season. Since the schedule for MNF used to be based on which teams performed the best during the previous season, there always seemed to be one or two teams who were unable to perform up to the same level the following year.

This new “flexible format” should eliminate the humdrum games everyone dreads. It’s much more fun and exciting to see games that have playoff implications played in front of a national audience. I’m glad the NFL is thinking progressively in this area. Now if they’d only get their heads out of their asses in other areas.


Posting Via Email

Well, I’ve finally upgraded my blog to WordPress 2.0.2. It’s taken a couple months for me to actually put together the time to get it all straight. The upgrade went surprisingly smooth. Kudos to the WordPress team for making everything quick and painless. Y’all should give my dentist some pointers.

While I was setting up some new plugins, I turned on posting via email. I was always a bit scared of this before. Tonight I decided to face my fears. Who cares if someone jacks my shit. I can always fix it later. Nothing is ever permanent in the digital age we live in now. That’s the beauty of web content.

So off we go with the new set up. I should be updating the look and feel of the site once I find a new theme to use. Sadly, I haven’t learned enough CSS to make my own theme just yet. I am getting better though. I should have my resume and portfolio online soon. That will give you a sense of how far my coding skills have progressed the past couple of months.

Sad Day on West End

Cheeseburger by jetalone

After 75 years, Vandyland is closing it’s doors in June. My mom and I used to spend many an afternoon at Vandyland (then called Candyland) eating a banana split or drinking a milkshake before we headed home. We’d always sit up at the counter so I could talk to Mac and watch him work. I never wanted to leave because we were having such a good time. Plus, leaving meant we had to get on the interstate to head back out to Bellevue. I hated the interstate.

It’s sad to see a Nashville tradition shutting down after all of these years. I’ve been going to Vandyland all my life. I don’t know anything different. I feel like I’m losing a piece of my childhood today. I’ll have to make sure to make a few trips down there before June. If this keeps up, the Nashville of my childhood will be a distant memory.

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Blogging About Nashville

Metroblogging Nashville went live this morning. Being a Nashville native, I applied to blog for the site back in September or October of last year. Here’s a direct link to all of my posts to date. I’m feeling more inspired in my blogging now, and hopefully this will translate into better content for both of my blogs.

As you can see, we’ve just made it through the initial ramp up period. We’re sitting on seven bloggers at this moment. Fill out an application if you’re interested in blogging about the “Athens of the South.” We’d love to have you.

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Hulk Hogan: US Ski Team Inspiration Coach

Did anyone else notice that the US Ski Team hired Hulk Hogan to be their start gate yeller? Each team seems to have one coach dedicated to hollering at their skiers right before they take off down the mountain. I swear the US mens ski team had the Hulkster on top of Sestriere. I kept waiting “Hogan” to spout off something about the 24-inch pythons, or all the little Hulkamaniacs out there whenever Bode Miller or Daron Rahlves would start a race. It’s sad when listening to the “Inspiration” Coach was more entertaining than watching any of the US men ski. They all sucked a big, hard one.

I wish I could find an audio snippet to post here. I’ll look around and see what comes up.

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Everything Old is New

You know, I’ve tried to give the movie industry the benefit of the doubt. But it’s no wonder attendance and movie ticket sales are down. They keep serving up rehashed dog shit. I might start going to the theater again once all of the big studios decide to start creating new/original ideas and stories.

Here are the two main examples being force fed down our throats on TV right now.

For some reason, these seem similar.
She's The Man Just One Of The Guys
Another example of unoriginality.
Aquamarine Splash

MPAA, please contact me once you get a clue.

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From One Link to Another, Happy Birthday!

Go Zelda

One of my favorite video game series of all time turned 20 years old today. That’s pretty amazing to me. For the majority of my life, I’ve been playing video games of some sort. Some of my fondest memories of my childhood revolve around the little gray box hooked into my television. Celebrate well, young Link! I’m sure Ganon is out there waiting to seize the Triforce of Power once again.

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Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow!

Wow, a spectacularly impressive snowstorm blew through Nashville last night.

The above statement is a lie. There was no snow in Nashville last night. After 2 solid days of meteorologist hype, the citizens of Nashville woke up thoroughly disappointed. Every weatherperson on every local station seemed to be using the same TelePrompTer. They were all claiming we’d see snowfall amounts in the range of 2-4 inches. Well, as you can see if you live in Nashville proper, we now know these “experts” don’t have a clue.

Now, some of the surrounding areas (White House, Portland, Clarksville) did see fairly significant snowfall amounts. I’m glad to they’re able to experience winter to the fullest. I wish I could say the same for us here in Nashvegas. All of those people who made the stereotypical run on Kroger are probably feeling a bit overloaded with groceries now. I feel worse for all the kids who’s parents ran out to buy them a sled or toboggan in anticipation. Lisa Spencer, Leeland Statom and Lisa Patton should have to drive around from home to home to apologize to all the children who were undoubtedly upset when they woke up this morning.

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