Friday, February 29, 2008

Internet Goodies

I've become hooked on Funny or Die this week and my favorite clip is "I'm F'ing Seth Rogen". Of course this follows "I'm F'ing Ben Affleck" which was in response to the original, "I'm F'ing Matt Damon". If you haven't seen any of these, start off by doing Damon, then Affleck and finally finish off with Rogen.

Last night was yet another mind bending episode of LOST. If for some reason you never got caught up in the best show on television, here is a unique way to catch up. This father and son team has been reenacting season 1 of Lost with action figures. Check it out.

Other good wastes of time; Kids Rock - a spoof ad of childhood songs done by some rockers. The attempt at James Hetfield is pretty weak, but "Welcome to McDonalds" makes up for it. You must checkout Spongebob Classics - this features the voice cast of Spongebob dubbing Hollywood classics.

And if you have a strong stomach, you can try to track down Gene Simmon's "leaked" sex tape. It seems to have already been pulled from the site claiming to have it - www.GenesSecret.com but you can read about it still.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Weekend in London

In front of Buckingham PalaceYesterday we got back home from a weekend getaway to London, England and it was a blast. Lori visited London about 20 years ago, but I had never been and didn't really care to. I always figured I'd get to Europe when I was too old and tired to enjoy the adventure trips. But everything we did and saw was so much more fun and interesting than I ever expected. We spent two days bopping around London on double decker buses seeing all the traditional sights of Big Ben, Parliament, Buckingham Palace and more. Then we explored the tourist stops like The London Dungeon (actually a haunted house type of attraction with a couple thrill rides), Tower of London (much bigger and more interesting than I expected with many tales of torture and execution - also the home of The Crown Jewels which were very cool to see), The London Eye, Madam Tussauds Wax Museum (way more fun than expected. I didn't know you could get up close and personal with all the figures) - it was all much more fun than I thought it would be. Our third and final day we took a full day bus tour out to Windsor Castle (like the Tower of London - this was much bigger and more interesting than I dared expect. Rooms full of the spoils of the English Empire), Stonehenge (quite cool to be visiting this so soon after being on Easter Island - two of the most bizarre places in the world) and Bath (home of some ancient Roman bath houses and just a very cool town full of 18th century buildings). We could have easily spent a week in London and not been bored, there are still so many cool old places and museums we didn't get to, not to mention a countless number of pubs we didn't have time to frequent. I was really impressed by the history, the architecture and the good humor of all the English folks we met. StonehengeAll the Londoners were much more outgoing and funny than I expected, and of course they all loved Larry The Lizard (who by the way seems to have a cameo in the movie "Michael Clayton"). And even though everyone was bundled up, the temperature was a bit warmer in merry Ol' England than it was back here in New England. Will certainly have to visit again someday. More pictures coming soon.

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Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Happy Valentines Day

We are jetting off to London England for a long Valentines weekend this year and running off on another trip made me realize I had never added photos of our last adventure. So finally, here are some photos from our most excellent trip to Chile in December. We rafted one of the world's top rated white water rivers - The Futaleufu and then ran off to Easter Island to party with the giant heads.

This past Sunday I got Lori an early Valentines Day gift - a new HD LCD television. Yes, I'm fortunate enough to have a wife who prefers hi-def to flowers and chocolate. What neither of us enjoys are trips to the emergency room which is what we got when our existing 35" TV crushed three of Lori's fingers when we were moving it to the floor. She panicked and yanked her fingers out which just ripped two of them open causing quite a bit of blood. We thought one might be broken, as did the triage nurse, but x-rays proved us wrong though she did need three stitches. So if anyone out there is looking for a used, blood-stained TV - I might be able to help you out.

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Thursday, February 07, 2008

LOST

WOW!!! "Lost" is hands down the best television show ever! Another great episode leaves my jaw on the floor. I love and hate the anticipation and waiting for the next episode.

Lost Fans, check out Sawyer's Nickname Generator -- he dubbed me "Huckleberry Pinhead"

The Simpsomaker

Sunday, February 03, 2008

Congratulations to the Giants

I'm in shock. The NY Giants pulled off the huge upset of beating the unbeaten New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, 17 - 14. The undefeated regular season becomes meaningless. The Giants defense was AMAZING. It was a great game to watch and I loved it until the final 45 seconds anyway. This is how Super Bowls should be... down to the wire. Congrats again to NY, you deserve it. Now I'm gonna go puke.

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Friday, February 01, 2008

Here We Go Patriots

The mp3 is missing in action, but here is the video for the Pat's fight song "Here We Go Patriots"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0IWX0lRcy0

Thought the premiere of LOST was fantastic, though the "enhanced" version of the season three finale they showed on Wendesday took some getting use to with its pop-up commentary running for whole show. Long live the Oceanic 6! Now it's just 48 hours till the Pats win yet another Super Bowl and cap their perfect season.