Nikulai

Apr 062010
 
 Tuesday, 6 April 2010  Posted by at 10:07 geek, history, humor, politics Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »

From one of my colleagues in Poland:

Well, I don’t know why but that brings a memory of what I read about Lord of the rings….

You see, back in the communist era, there were people that were writing things aligned to what the party’s doctrine was and so some idiot wrote a review of the LotR

And so in his review, sauron was a poor land owner who was struggling with adverse actions lead by the revolutionary hobbits who were ugly sinners because they were so close with each other and wanted to grab Sauron’s land.

Totally skewed view of the whole book. Now, it’s entertaining to read, hehe.

Mar 012010
 
 Monday, 1 March 2010  Posted by at 14:26 geek, humor, life, misc, people, pets Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »

We brought Garbo over to Gaston & Rosalind’s to play with Bogart & Fozzy. Once the dogs got exhausted, we decided to go to a movie. Gaston recommended 9 and we watched the trailer:

 and agreed it sounded interesting. We looked and it was playing at the dollar theater. We go, get drinks and popcorn, watch the coming attractions, and then the movie starts. And what we see is this:

Not a movie I even heard of, but one I am very glad I saw. I highly recommend it. Oh, and be Italian!

Feb 212010
 
 Sunday, 21 February 2010  Posted by at 11:35 geek, misc Tagged with: , , ,  No Responses »

OK, my blackberry pearl is two years old, the battery barely holds a charge, and the trackball is flaky at best. Most of the time it wont scroll down. So, its time for a new phone. I am staying with AT&T, but not sure what to do about a phone. Hence I need your advice.

Option 1: Refurbished iPhone 3G 8GB for $50. Currently showing as out of stock on the web page so I would need to wait until they restock. Supposedly has the full one year warranty from Apple.

Option 2: New iPhone 3G 8GB for $100. Available now, from the web page, Apple Store, or the AT&T store.

Option 3: Motorola Backflip for $100 (after $100 rebate). Not released until March 7.

Feb 092010
 
 Tuesday, 9 February 2010  Posted by at 09:56 events, geek, humor, misc, TV Tagged with: , , , , , , , ,  No Responses »

My favorite Superbowl ads:

Mars’ Snickers: You’re Not You When You’re Hungry
Very clever.

Doritos: Underdog
Made me laugh out loud.

Bridgestone Whale of a Tale
Free Willy meets Bachelor Party – how could you go wrong?

Intel: Lunchroom Boast
Appeals to me as a geek.

Volkswagen: PunchDub
I think I still have a bruise from when I was a kid and someone yelled “Punch Bug Yeelow!”

Coke: Sleepwalker
Just beautiful.

Google: Search On
Simple, compeliing and touching.

FloTV: Moments
Ah, nastaglia. And The Who meets Will-I-Am.

Dec 222009
 
 Tuesday, 22 December 2009  Posted by at 20:37 homosexuality, politics Tagged with: , ,  No Responses »

Marriage equality took a big step forward recently, as our nation’s capital became the latest jurisdiction to legalize same-sex marriage. Mayor Adrian Fenty signed the legislation in an emotional ceremony, one in which he discussed the discrimination his own parents — an interracial couple — had faced in the 1960’s. It was great news for supporters of marriage equality — and supporters of equality, period.

Read more & sign the petition.