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Oktoberfest, 2009 - The Big Picture - Boston.com.
It's Oktoberfest, queue the young women in cute outfits!
First let's go through what we already are watching and then I'll finish off what what we will try out and see from the new 2009 Fall line-up. Expect an October follow-up on how I feel about everything.
How I Met Your Mother - Still one of my favorites, I hear that we will meet the 'mother' this season.
Big Bang Theory - Best comedy show on TV, let's hope they don't screw it up.
Chuck (but not till the SPRING! :( ) - Chuck had his death sentence put on hold, now he's been given 13 episodes to prove his worth... Oh yeah and it looks like Chuck's got the girl!
24 (when it returns) - JACK WILL BE BACK AGAIN! TELL ME WHAT YOU DID WITH THE BOMB!
Scrubs (when it returns) - I've grown to love the characters so it might be difficult to watch this "new" version...
Better Off Ted (when it returns) - The best new comedy of 2009, take Arrested Development and add in a big dose of The Office, and a little bit of Car Poolers and Knights of Prosperity and you have an awesome show.
America's Next Top Model (Kelly!) - I think they should go more lingerie fashion then high fashion...
Lost? - The most confusing show on TV is still good.
Fringe - The best 1 hour drama of 2009, can it stave off the sophomore jinx?
The Office - Still great comedy although last season was a little off more then it was on.
Smallville - Clark wearing a superhero outfit? Zod? Lois Lane is hot!
Dollhouse - 13 episodes of Joss Whedon greatness. Let's hope the ratings improve for a full season in 2011!
New shows we will try...
Glee - We actually haven't even watching the pilot, even though it was on TV already and online to watch all summer...
FlashForward - Promising premise that can tide me over till Lost comes back on?
Community - Joel McHale should be entertaining.
So for those of you playing at home, Heroes isn't on my list of shows I watch anymore. Sarah Connor is dead. My Name is Earl was canned (but was sucking on fumes anyway).
This does not include those shows that we watch that are on during the summer and winter times which include; Burn Notice, Eureka, Entourage, and True Blood (Kelly).
Ok this isnt going to be an all encompassing list of movies, just those that I reviewed trailers of and where I think they stand. Most of this list will include movies that will be released sometime during the second half of 2009 but some may be from 2010.
District 9, Sci-fi alien invasion flick!
Legion, Apocalypse everyone going to die flick!
The Goods: Live Hard * Sell Hard, Ari Gold selling cars flick!
Fantastic Mr. Fox, putting this here because its a Wes Anderson movie, although Im not sold completely on it yet.
Inglourius Basterds, Have a feeling there is going to be a lot of blood in this one, but looks good.
The Lovely Bones, not my typical movie, but Peter Jackson and interesting take on a story equals something I want to try and catch.
Extract, Mike Judge is an untapped talent in the movie business, Office Space and Idiocracy are gems.
Big Fan, Patton Oswalt is taking this serious acting thing pretty seriously.
The Invention of Lying, Cant be any worse then Funny people, so thats make its good enough to see.
Where the Wild Things Are, I feel a little pathetic putting this here, Im not obsessed with the book like some seem to be, but the trailers look promising.
Alice in Wonderland, HELL YEAH!
Sherlock Holmes, Its the feel good hit of Christmas Sorry the action packed blockbuster of Christmas!
Whip It, Ellen Page learning to be a roller derby girl, in Drew Barrymores directorial debut. Ok!
How To Be a Serial Killer, Interesting looking indie.
Surrogates, OMG, its the Sims in real life!
Zombieland, Looks like it could be fun. Everyone wants to kill zombies!
Couples Retreat, it has too many people I like to say no. But it will probably suck.
Youth in Revolt, Havent seen a trailer but lots of people I like in it.
2012, its the disaster flick of the season!
Avatar, Dont really know anything about the story, but the technological advancement of film being done by James Cameron for this is reason enough.
The Time Travelers Wife, Hey its sort of like a movie version of Journeyman.
Gentlemen Broncos, Looks like it could be interesting, as long as is doesnt suck donkey ass like Napoleon Dynamite did
All About Steve, Its a Kelly movie, but I like some of the actors, worth giving a try.
A Serious Man, um Im not sure Its a Coen Bros. movie though.
Tron Legacy, I cant even remember the original. Im on the fence for now. Go ahead take away my geek card, although I think Tron falls under the nerd card
The Damn United, Hey, hey, its a REAL football movie, not that sissy stuff we play in the states. Looks entertaining, and I like sports stories.
Worlds Greatest Dad, Looks like it could be an entertaining black comedy, even with Robin Williams
An Education, Chick flick, partially wrote by the guy that wrote High Fidelity Worth a shot, but will probably catch on TV, unless Kelly wants to see it in the theater.
Spread, Sorry Ashton I dont need to watch your life story
Jennifers Body, Even hot chicks (although Im not a big Megan Fox fan) cant get me interesting in horror flicks.
Alvin and the Chipmunks: the Squeakquel, No.
Halloween II, Really? They are doing it again, again?? Only thing that makes it remotely of interest is Rob Zombie is doing it
Gamer, Uh come on.
So I failed! Ive failed to get my weekly cool links out at least every other Friday! Flog me if you want, but I have a good excuse. I was very busy last week with work and in turn wasnt able to prepare my links for release by Friday, so here I am releasing them on Monday instead. Last week I was was in training Tuesday through Friday with a contractor from Hills and Associates doing the Time Warner Cable Business Class certification courses. Even though I pretty much knew everything about our business class product, its still good to get a refresher every so often. Plus now I know even more about our services and probably about 150 more acronyms about networking and the telecom industry In addition I spoke to the trainer during one of the breaks about some career advise, because Im looking for some more technical training and discovered some certifications from (ISC) that Im researching and possibly will be taking the exam for (the SSCP first) and then studying for more. In addition to that he taught us everything you learn in MBA school and officially gave us all MBAs
MBA in 2 Minutes
1. Revenue - Costs = Profits
2. Businesses without customers are not in business
3. You must do everything you can to attract and retain customers
Besides work not much happened the last couple weeks, we had a couple various family gatherings, a relaxing 1 week vacation, and saw a couple movies. Funny People (3 Stars) and 500 Days of Summer (3.5 Stars) you can check out my movie reviews here (more reviews to come as I catch up!). Lastly Im getting into golfing and bought some new irons last week, that should be arriving at my house today and Im looking forward to playing 1-2 times a month if possible.
On to the Weekly Cool Links!!!!
I have a bunch of music links this week, most of them about finding new music, something I struggle with because of my specific eclectic preference. Im always interested in finding more music I might like, iTunes DOES NOT CUT IT with their recommendations, even Genius is just sort of ok, but Lifehacker put together an article on articles and ways to help, with their Top 10 Tricks for Making Your Playlists Rock. There is Project Playlist which can help you find music, generate playlists and create ringtones for you. Lastly if you are looking into turning an old computer into a media server you might want to check out Amahi, doesnt require much power or high priced tech to get running, and can stream to just about anything, in addition is has lots of features that compare to those of Windows Home Server! And lastly, I thought I would share an artist I discovered yesterday, this girl can do wonders with just a ukulele and has a very pretty voice. She is also playing in Long Beach in a week or so.
Not much on the movies front this week, but how could we all have missed the production of Lesbian Vampire Killers! Most of the reviews say its pretty bad, but come on with a name like that it has to be at least entertaining.
I found this gallery archive of Iconic Dodgers Photos from Sports Illustrated. My favorites include the picture of Sandy Koufaxs no hitter, if you look closely on the chalkboard someone wrote and then erased that he went 0 for 4 in the game. Also love the picture of two of the best pitchers ever in baseball, Don Drysdale and Sandy Koufax. Glad that they included one of my favorite Dodger of all time, Orel Hershiser.
If you happen to know anyone that is looking for a job, perhaps Veridian Dynamics might be just the place. Well regardless if it is, I highly recommend that you check out the two episodes of Better off Ted that will be on this week (Tuesday 08/11/09 at 9:00 P.M.). Or maybe you are like me and you just accidentally want to somehow download all the TV shows you are interested in so you can watch them later on your own time and without advertising Well ShowRSS might be able to help you out
If you dont know by now, both myself and Kelly have iPhones, and one way I keep up with the release of free applications I might want to check out is by visiting FreeAppAlert, actually I have them on my Twitter, but I check out their website via their feed there. Talking about the iPhone Im really stoked to see that the FCC is interested in getting to the bottom of the application approval process at Apple after their denial of the Google Voice app. I was really looking forward to getting to use my Google Voice number, hopefully these questions that the FCC has made will get Apple and AT&T to stop with the antics.
Neat Stuff (probably tech oriented)
Did you know that my relative and US President John Quincy Adams is tweeting?!!? Its all being done by the Massachusetts Historical Society, as this article explains. J.Q.A. kept a 1 line a day journal 200 years ago while he traveled to Russia to be the first US Ambassador to Russia. According to my calculations hes currently just off the coast of Canada make his trek to Russia.
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On to present day, I really thought this graph by the New York Times showing how people spend their day was interesting. I love the data that have put together and the ability to filter through it and see some specific groups. For those of my friends that enjoy beer, and especially Miller Lite, they are soon to release some new draft technology to be used in the home. This one should probably be in the tech section, or maybe I should just make an iPhone section, but someone has come out with software that allows one to track what is in their pantry and allow it to link with their iPhone to help create shopping lists and keep your pantry items up to date. With the integrating of the pantry list on your computer you can have an automated shopping list that updates to your iPhone pantry list!
Thats right I have a local section, but not much to report. OC Register posted a list on Certified Farmers Markets throughout Orange County, although it doesnt include the one in Stanton on Mondays (unsure if its a certified but I could have swore it was), also check the comment section for most lists. Lastly, Gustavo Arellano at O.C. Weekly wrote about an article he read in a Jewish satire magazine, in which porn star Joanna Angel praises the sausages from Mattern Sausage in Orange for, Its curved shape was good for hitting my G-spot and, because it was a smooth surface, it was also great in my ass." If thats not a praise for their sausage then I dont know what is! What Gus didnt mention is that there is actually an article and pictures of Jenna von Oy from Blossom fame!!!
Ladies, is this what it has come to? What extracurricular activity does the Shake Weight resemble?
Are all the people in Santa Cruz like this, or is their something wrong with the water?
Dont forget the Aspray next time you have issues with your body odor.
And lastly I had to include this awesome time-lapse video of Disneyland construction, its amazing how quickly they were able to do stuff back then, compared to the time it takes today.
Have a great week!
Kelly three years ago you took my hand in marriage. We've had ups and downs through the last three years but there is no one I would have rather declared my love to then you. I love you my sweetie.