Friday, June 29, 2007

Just Amazing

Possibly the most amazing story I have ever heard, I saw it the other night on Vh1, yes I know, but hold the stones for 1 second. This guy started an add on for a trade of a red paper clip. which he traded for a fish pen, which he traded for a doorknob and so on. Eventually he ended up with a HOUSE a year later! Over the course of 1 year and like 15 trades he has his own house! amazing

Thursday, June 28, 2007

My heroes

Short list of my new heroes

1. James Jean
2. Gil Grissom
3. Dumbledore
4. The Hamburglar

Monday, June 25, 2007

The Legend of Bagger Vance

I finished the book it was fantastic, much better than the movie in my opinion. Although I did not understand all of the golf terminology in the book, but that stuff wasn't too important, the story makes me wish it was a true story, I mean it has elements of truth like Bobby Jones and Walter Hagen playing that day, the Junah character is fictional, but the whole time I was reading the book I was wishing he wasn't. I won't go into all the messages that are found in the book, but it was really amazing, I walked away from this book floored, it blew me away, I absolutely loved it, I would recommend it to anyone, there are a lot of ideas in this book that are extremely close to the Mormon religion, which makes it cooler, it was however written by the lizard men under Salt Lake City, but don't let that stop you from reading it.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Doc Hammer's Art

You might know him as Henchman 21, Doctor Girlfriend, in the most amazing cartoon ever, "The Venture Bros."

Friday, June 22, 2007

Dali loves em, you should too

Just a random commercial my buddy showed me. Also people with moustaches I know you are few in numbers, have you ever eaten something so amazing it has affected you on a moustachian level? if so that is enough of a reason to grow one, because I want a hairy mood ring.

RE4 Wii Style

Um, greastest thing ever. I was a little nervous about changing the games mechanics and still being as awesome to play, but fear not, it works, and it is amazing. At first I was a little clunky with the controls, they don't really feel right, you turn like someone in an electronic wheelchair or something, its just feels a little slow compared to the gamecube, but after you play a little bit it becomes a type of second nature a lot like the first version, but the aiming, oh the aiming, is just mind blowing, it is so much smoother and faster!

One more thing about the Wii edition is a completely new side story, you play as Ada and you play the game one step in front of Leon, it explains a lot of things, not really gaps in the story, but just a little background information about some of the main characters, for instance in the game you arrive in a village, somewhere in Europe, Leon shows up and people just start attacking him with no explanation, you soon become overwhelmed with the zombie like villagers, only to be saved the ringing of a church bell, which puts the villagers under a sort of trance and makes them stop what they are doing and head towards the bell. In the game you are just happy they left, and it eludes to the fact that there is something really weird going on with the locals and their religion, so you take that an move on, you just assume it was time for them to go all heaven's gate or something. When you play the new story with Ada you understand that the villagers are just basically attack dogs, that will attack any thing that comes into the village, you are investigating the village so you want it clear, so you ring the bell to clear them out! Ada rings the bell, I thought that was awesome, it is not something you really need to know in the game or crucial to the story arc but it is just cool that the creators are in a sense tying up everything.

and I know most of you have no idea what I am talking about, but for the one or two that do, enjoy

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Just messing around

With the Header, I will figure it out one of these days, and on that day there will be an awesome picture there, until then, some lines!

Monday, June 18, 2007

The Hunt for the Skinwalker

I picked up this book because I have some sick and twisted interest in Skinwalker, and when I saw that Joe recommended it, I jumped on it. Once I had the courage too anyway. First of all I have to admit I lost a lot of sleep while reading this book, even now when I hear a noise or I see a light I kinda freak out. I was a little disappointed in the lack of creepy skinwalker stories, but this book did not lack weird tales that a did a number on my tough guy image.

I am a little skeptical though about the ranch, I mean the stories seem a little ridiculous at times, but what interested me most in the book was the theories at the end of the book.

In my opinion all facts aside, just my own thoughts and theories I think the whole ranch is a combination of the conclusions. I do give credit to "Tom Gormom" and his perseverance to win back his ranch, but I also think that had something to do with the continuing appearance and disturbances he wanted them to show themselves and attack the cattle in order for the scientist to conduct their research, I think that most paranormal instances are based on the person willing or wanting something to appear. With that in mind I have also heard that the only way you can see a skinwalker is that you believe in them and have a deep seeded want somewhere in your mind to see one. I think that by giving them that, you in sense feed the flames. I think that idea also translates to the other types of paranormal discussed on the farm.

Contrary to that though are the people who like the Gormans, who move into a place with no intentions of paranormal activity, but I have also think that a presence can stay in the place it was called for so to speak, the discovery channel talks about this a lot in their show "A Haunting" about people moving into places that previous owners had in a sense condemned with their "Black arts" and actions, and the "curses" are just at the location, the beings harass the tenants even if they had no intention or knowledge of the previous tenants. I think that is a part of the problem with the Gormon's ranch, the local Ute tribe wouldn't set foot on the land, and spoke of the land having a lot of activity for many generations, even the previous owners were a little shady with their no digging policy.

I do think of myself as one of those X-files nerds, that think the government usually has it hands in many sinister stews (thanks monarch!) I would assume the government would have an interest the farm with all of activity, and the reasons as to why the government wouldn't be part of the problem are a little weak in this book, they say the government could have taken this land at anytime they wanted, which I say yes too of course they could, but in doing so they have just given validity to the stories, the government would have been bombarded with conspiracy theories that would have lead to FOX reports, which in itself it worth not taking the land. The other reason is that the U.S Government is not one to terrorize its own citizens or harass them, this is kind of funny in its own sense, this government is very self-serving at the moment, so I find it hard to believe it would not harass some local country bumpkins in Utah to get some information.

I did enjoy the talk about inner and outer dimensions, a nice coincidence I had while I was reading this was that I was also reading Slaughterhouse five, and its talks about their being more dimensions that humans just cannot reach without help, I was interested in the effects of the drug DMT on the patients, the idea that you are able to unlock different dimensions inside your head or through meditation is very interesting to me, but I am a nerd so you need to take that into account.

All in all I am no where near finished with my ideas about this book I will need to read it again in order to come to some more solid conclusions, but I would like to hear your thoughts on it Joe, and maybe we can bounce some Duchovny style ideas and theories around, maybe even convince some more people to read it and participate.

P.S I am not some big shot English language guy (as you can tell from that sentence) so bear with me in reading that give me a little slack, unless you are Mr. Strickland (aww yeah reference there)

On a different note

I finished reading, Slaughterhouse Five, that was different. I really enjoyed it, a little hard to follow at times, but I really liked the weird style it was written in, if that is even a style. I heard that a lot of the writing community said Vonnegut was a horrible writer, and I get a sense of that, the book did not flow as smoothly as a Hardy boys mystery but none the less I will be checking out other books by him, because I really liked this book. Breakfast of Champions I believe is next on the list.

Also I watched "The Legend of Bagger Vance" last night, has anyone ever read the book. I really <3 that movie and I would like to read the book unless it sucks.

Oh what joy tomorrow should bring

Resident Evil 4 Wii edition is released tomorrow, I am super excited, that game is by far my favorite video game so far, I am so ready to play it Wii style.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Tim and Eric Awesome show Great Job!

I really think this show is amazing, I am not entirely sure why though, it is on adult swim, it is by the guys who did "tom goes to the mayor" it has John C Reilly on the show quite often along with Fred Willard, if tyson schenk ever had a show, this is it

here is a John C Reily clip

N.W.A mayyyybe

Just priceless, it is off some british sketch show I believe its called "rush hour" they have some pretty sweet sketches on there, this one is probably my favorite, there is another one about a paranoid guy on a bus, that one is pretty good too.

Saturday, June 16, 2007


I wish I was Kid Acne, he is awesome.

Just a thought

I was lounging back with the sun hitting me in my chair reading slaughterhouse five and pretending this wasn't a run on sentence, listening to Iron and Wine sipping on a Jones soda, (strawberry lime) and I was thinking hey this place isn't too bad, earth, not Rexburg that place sucks bad, like real bad like that giant vacuum cleaner in "spaceballs" bad. Just saying give it a shot it's a pretty good time.

I just stumbled on this like right now

click the link for a pretty sweet song, I saw this guy was winning the vote for Best band at immergutrocken, don't ask me how I come along this information, just listen to the song I think you might like it.

The Artist name is "Friska Vilijor"

Also the "shout out louds" from the same festival have a site with a pretty sweet song called "tonight I have to leave it" I suggest a listen also.
it plays in the mini player on the website, I had to click the play button for it to work, which I like better than the music that just starts blaring out of a site that damages my mood for the entire day.


I really like them, Tyrone hooked me up with some of their sweet songs, "I am Warm and Powerful", "Travel Song" are among my favorites.

SSLYBY = Someone still loves you Boris Yeltsin, amazing band name too, based on that alone you should check them out
You can click the title of this post, that is the link though in case it doesn't work
(best I could do to find a way for you to sample them)

Don't Feel bad if you confuse the picture with Mike Laughead, Adam Borg, and Sawyer from LOST, happened to me too

Friday, June 15, 2007

Summer of reading

If only I could get a personal pan pizza from my summer reading, I went a picked up a copy of Slaughterhouse five, I haven't read any of Vonnegut's work so I am excited to boost up my indie cool status, I picked it up on mistake I thought it was Sargent
Slaughter's how to fight 5 people, but I might come out on top this time.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

I went and picked it up

against my best judgement I went and picked up a copy of the Bane of Joe's book list, The Hunt for the Skinwalker, although I am currently too afraid to pick it up thanks to all the stories I read online about skinwalkers, I am pretty sure I will end up inside an insane-asium in fear, nothing scares me more than the paranormal stuff, other than the movie Stargate, that one scares me too.

1 part awesome, 2 parts sweet, 1/2 cup of Sawyer

I just finished catching up LOST, Wow all I have to say, that is the BEST SHOW I have ever seen. I am so excited about the next season. Hey ladies it's Hurley time, I am still awe struck by the shows finale, so many conclusions and ideas running through my head. I had the biggest smile on my face, I have to admit, when Hurley saved the day, I know he is everyone's favorite person, but man he is awesome! I knew the beach boys had something to do with the island too, those bastards, yeah sucks about Pippen, but you can't win them all, as long as Desmond is alright though, I liked him more anyway brotha.Couldn't you just have had charlie get on the other side of the door with Desmond though and then close the hatch, that was just something that was bothering me. But LOCKE WHAT A DICK! I was about to make him a cripple again, how you gonna make him the bad guy, crazy nutter, LET THEM GO HOME! but we still got three more seasons of awesome. I kinda think Jack looks cooler with a Grizzly Adams beard going on, but he is kind of a dick when he gets his beard/hulk style powers. Lets just say he gets the lady when he has a beard.
Which brings me to this,
What is the only crime punishable if attempted, but not if committed?

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Donald of Darko towers

Every time I watch this movie, I start back at square one, nothing brings me closer to a reasonable conclusion I just come up with more questions. On top of that I have no idea how to get anywhere on the website, all that aside though I love this movie, this was the first time I watched the director's cut, which I liked a lot helped with the movie I think. I do wish that I could go see Evil Dead in the movie theater for a couple bucks, now that is something worth building a time machine for. Any thoughts or conclusions on the movie?
If you want to try your hand at the website I have it in the title link thing.

Sunday, June 10, 2007

when in doubt

Saturday, June 9, 2007

A real mans list

What are your favorite movies that you would never admit to? I mean the ones locked in the vault that your wife, or emo life mate doesn't even know about.

The parent trap (with lindsay lohan)
The Cutting edge
Adventures in Babysitting
Sweet Home Alabama

That is all I can admit without losing all my tough friends

Wanna fight about it?
and just so you know Darren that picture is protected so you better get permission before you put it on your background.

Knocked Up

I manned up and saw Knocked Up, I flew solo and it wasn't as awkward as I imagined, I laughed a lot at the movie, it was pretty amazing. One of the things that stuck out was the theme of babies being good, I mean think about it when was the last time you saw a movie and people were excited about having a baby, or actually wanted one. At the end of the movie I was kinda thinking to myself " sweet I want a baby even if i have to steal it!" I recommend the movie highly but not without any reservations, has a lot of language in it and a couple graphic scenes in it. not for the weak of heart, but this ride can be ridden by the pregnant ladies.

Zapp Brannigan

Boy I love Futurama, actually almost anything on adultswim, click on the link for a futurama treat.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Tyler Stout

Tyler Stouts site has been updated! The link will take you to his homepage, he is an amazing poster maker, pay attention to the amount of color in his works, it blows my mind how these look with maybe 2 or 3 colors.

Saturday, June 2, 2007

go check out these blogs

The ones to the left of this post under the weird names, they are most definatly worth a looksee

Friday, June 1, 2007


I am currently trying to catch up on the show LOST so I can form some old school theories that even Egon would be proud of. I am only in season 2 so don't ruin it for me! I did restart with my favorite episode though, the one with Hugo's back story

Bel Canto

I did just run out and pick up a copy of Bel Canto from the library so I am pretty pumped, just to clarify this is because Dylan recommended it,you have no power over me VALERIE!

Click on the link for a surprise.


Alex Gopher, Andrew Bird, Architecture in Helsinki. Artist that start with "A" that you will ANjoy.
he has some songs up here
MMMMMMMM daddy like?

ANNYOUNG? I'm not sure how that is spelled but I miss Arrested Development.

Sgt. Friday

It is most definatly friday, after class today I think I'm going to brave it and go see "knocked up" SOLO! I have as far as I can remember never seen a movie by myself, it's kind of depressing, but I really want to see this movie so I think I will man up and do it. I have been looking forward to this movie for a while, I love Judd Apatow's work especially the documentary of my life (the 40 year old virgin) "Undeclared," "Anchorman," and yes I enjoyed "Talladega Nights!" This may or may not happen depending on if my tail is tucked between my legs later today, or my testicles drop (fingers crossed, only been waiting for that for like 20 years) We shall see.