Thursday, December 28, 2006

"There's a Spirit" Video Version 2

Apprently, this is the 2nd version of "There's a Spirit" video, with footage from this year added to it. I needed something to post today for the game, so here we go.
Damn, this never gets old. I still get some chills watching it.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Christmas Lights

The song is "Wizards In Winter" by Trans Siberian Orcheastra.

I know this is a little dated, but watching this never gets old.
I could watch the video all day. Let me know how many times you end up watching it.

Merry Christmas!

Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Desmond Howard's Apology?

This was weak. Misspoke?

No, you didn't misspeak. You broke down a game that's not being played. You're supposed to be an "expert analyst" and now you are what we've thought all along, a dumbass.

It's not like he mentioned the bowl in passing. He FEATURED it as his "favorite matchup".

Also, the Holiday bowl is being sponsored by Pacific LIFE, not the timezone or the ocean. Please make an attempt to get it right. That is what they pay you for and why we watch you. If we wanted a half-ass attempt to break down a bowl nobody cares about, we would instead watch Trev Alberts break down the Alamo bowl.

Desmond Howard is an Idiot

Apparently, he did this before the TCU - NIU game and during halftime of the same game. Nobody even bothered to correct him.

Definetly a candidate for TexAgs "Jackass of the Game".


I'll be honest, this looks awesome. Another movie to look out for next summer.

Per Michael Bay

"It has been awhile since I've posted. Finished shooting end of Sept., on budget, just came under $300,000. I beat Pearl by a $100,000. I had a great time making this movie, the cast and crew were amazing.

Today I just finished the new teaser for Christmas and I think it's AWESOME! The trailer mixing Guru who does all the big summer movies turned to me and said with a little more ump - it was '****ing awesome'.

I think some of my films have had good teasers but this one is just makes a statement. It's hard edged to show we are not a silly 'toy' movie. We show just hints of robots - and almost none of our epic shots are in this teaser, but the movie just looks big. I had a room full of 20 Tranformers adult geeks, and they all applauded at the end.

It comes out the 22nd - see it in the theater! Let me know what you think.

Michael Bay"

Per Don Murphy (one of the Producers)

"The TRANSFORMERS trailer comes out December 20th online. I’m not going to hype it. If it doesn’t silence the haters, nothing will. The reality is that this film comes out July 4th, 2007, and the producers and the studio are already talking sequel. We know what we have is an exciting and amazing summer blockbuster.

The Don Murphy Message Board was set up by a fan of mine to discuss my movies. Soon, certainly by the new year, there will be a banner on top of the page advising that Transformers discussion should be moved to . I mean, you can post whatever you want wherever you want I guess…except there is no point anymore. The film is shot. The first director’s cut comes in next week. ILM is rendering the film. We all think that the film kicks ass. But, no matter what you post, it isn’t changing. All the polls in the world no longer make a difference. It seems to make more sense to discuss the movie on the movie site.

I know that from the beginning of this board, I have done my utmost best to make the fan base as happy as I possibly could. You guys demanded Cullen and despite resistance from some quarters he is in there. I feel Welker will hopefully come in there as well. There were things you wanted that frankly made no sense in a live action movie. And there were things I could not deliver, because I was only one voice among many. I think the board served its purpose and along the way created a community and for that I am most grateful."

Now for some pictures -

The man Optimus Prime (voice by the same actor as the cartoon!)

Barricade (Decepticon police car):

A pretty cool screen shot from the movie. You can see this sequence in the trailer above.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Frank Miller's 300

A quick description of the movie.
Based on Frank Miller's graphic novel, set in the midst of the Persian-Greco war during the 480 B.C. Battle of Thermopylae, where Spartan king Leonidas led his army of 300 soldiers into battle against the invading Persian army. According to legend, their valor and sacrifice inspired all of Greece to unite against their Persian foe, leading to the origins of democracy.

Download High Quality Versions Here if your computer can handle it.
300 in 480p

300 in 720p

300 in 1080p

Holy crap that looks Legen.....wait for it....Dairy. (Yea, that's already getting old). Very excited for this one. Next year is shaping up to be a pretty sweet year in movies.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Ok, so I'm probably done with Strip Clubs Now

All thanks to this message board I found today.


Here are some notable comments from the thread I just linked to.

Yesterday at work I was dealing with this really arrogant, over-the-top touchy/feely as-hole....

He actually wanted a few dances. Ok, at least I'll make some cash for putting up with this guy...

So for whatever reason, I had REALLY bad gas! They type you can't hold back, etc. I figured, eh, the music is loud enough, what the hell! It was great. I probably farted on this guy three times. Not loud so he could hear, but enough to where I could tell what was going on.

I honestly feel bad for his pants! *hehe, go ahead, try grabbing my boob again *ph-ffffffff-----bbbtt!**

Nice. Now to get away with that, the stripper better be hot as hell. Sadly, after looking through the forum, I don't think that was the case. The guy was probably just a giant douche.

Check out this next comment.

Bwahahaha we don't have lapdances here, but I've been known to go over where guys are sitting on the tiprail and fart when they're being assholes. My fav is a girl I work with though, she walks over to where the guys are, farts, and then goes to the other side of the stage for a minute and dances...then comes back and exclaims loudly "OMG what is that SMELL???"

Wow. What a mega mega biatch. Pretty funny though, if you're watching from a distance.

Here's the gem from the entire thread. I don't think I could stop laughing if this one ever happened in front of me.

Yenk got it! haha we have been calling that crop-dusting at our clubs forever now. I seriously wish I could fart more and the only thing funnier than walking past tables with heads at "ass" level is that you guys get to do it right in their laps. I'm jealous

I do remember the story that the housemom Babs @ Cheetah tells tho, you have to be careful ladies. When she was Mom at Gold Club a girl was dancing on top of a table full of guys when she accidentally dropped a milk-dud right in the middle of the table. She told Babs (between tears and sobs) that she thought she only had to fart, she was seriously distraught over it poor thing

As Borat would say....Niiiice.

I think I may have found my New Years Resolution.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Take time to remember 12-7

Oh those Farkers are at it again.

Check out the updated Maroon tu clock tower. Notice the time on the clock...
But seriously...
This picture makes me a little sad.

24, Day 6, Prequel, 2 of 2

Part 2.

24, Day 6, Prequel, 1 of 2

(Click the link, till I can embed the video)
It's December, so that means we're a little more than a month away from the return of Jack Bauer. To help make the wait more unbearable, here's part 1 of the prequel to Day 6. Apparently Day 5 was sold early, and the prequel has been put up on You Tube.
God Bless You

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

My man-crush on Gillespie is exceeded only by my man-crush on Gates.

Seriously, this guy is a BAMF, and I couldn't ask for anybody better to hand me my Texas A and M Diploma. (weird...blogger doesn't allow for the ampersand symbol..)

A quote from his senate confirmation hearings today:

MR. GATES: Senator Kennedy, the -- 12 graduates of Texas A and M have been killed in Iraq. I would run in the morning with some of those kids. I'd have lunch with them. They'd share with me their aspirations and their hopes. And I'd hand them their degree, I'd attend their commissioning, and then, I would get word of their death. So this all comes down to being very personal for all of us.

The statistics -- 2,889 killed in Iraq as of yesterday morning. That's a big number, but every single one of them represents not only an individual tragedy for a soldier whose been killed, but for their entire family and their friends, and I see this.

Somebody asked me about the pressures of this hearing and I said, the pressures of the hearing are nothing compared to the pressures I got from a woman who came over to me at the hotel while I was having dinner the other night, seated by myself, and she asked if I was Mr. Gates, and I said yes. She congratulated me on my nomination and she said, "I have two sons in Iraq. For God's sake, bring them home safe. And we'll be praying for you."

Now that's real pressure.

Senator, I am not giving up the presidency of Texas A and M, the job that I've probably enjoyed more than any that I've ever had, making considerable personal financial sacrifice, and, frankly, going through this process, to come back to Washington to be a bump on a log, and not to say exactly what I think, and to speak candidly, and, frankly, boldly, to people at both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue about what I believe and what I think needs to be done.

I intend to listen closely to people. I intend to draw my own conclusions. And I'll make my recommendations. But I can assure you that I don't owe anybody anything. And I've come back here to do the best I can for the men and women in uniform, and for the country, in terms of these difficult problems that we face.

While I'm sad that Texas A and M is losing such a great person as their President, I think the country really needs him right now. Hopefully he can come back home after he is done. He was making great changes at A and M, and I hope he has a chance to finish those.
His 95-2 approval is almost as comforting to hear as 12-7.

Hello Aggie Basketball...

It's been a while, but it's time you get some attention. We've been a little busy with football, but last night you had a Nationally (or was it well it sounds better the other way) televised non conference game. When's the last time that happened?

Well I use the term televised loosely, as I didn't get to see the 1st half. It seems that FSW had to show the Mavs game until it ended, which meant we missed the entire 1st half. Oh well, Dave and Dave isn't to bad to listen to during basketball season. At least this Saturday's UCLA game will be televised on CBS in its entirety.

For a while there, it seemed that Dwayne Wade was playing for LSU. Anytime Davis touched the ball, they called a foul on A&M. It was quite impressive that they protect him that much, considering he's the biggest guy on the court. It's really anyong (yes, that's intentional as it's an Arrested Development joke) because he got the same treatment last year in the NCAA tournament.

I won't put all the blame on refs though. We didn't shoot the ball very well. I wasn't a fan of the gameplan either. Joseph Jones needs to stop getting into early foul trouble. That just ruined his night, and he couldn't really perform as well as he usually does. That's killer. Acie didn't have his usual game either. Hopefully, they'll both bounce back this weekend.

Now, as for the Cookie Monster.

Thanks goes to the posters at Texags: Aggie Basketball Forum for this picture. Apparently, they found the interview with Davis as hilarious as I did. " I love cookies. To me they're amazing! I can't even describe...cookies!" I swear that was hilarious. If I find it on You Tube, I'll put it up.

One last note, it was real classy to hear LSU fans chant "Aggies Suck" and have it be clearly audible on tv. I would complain about the "overrated" chant they started, but it was actually kinda nice to hear that about Aggie Basketball.

Anyways, I hope we get another chance to play these chumps. I really think we can take them.

Friday, December 01, 2006

Small Case of Buyer's Remorse

Well, on the 29th, I picked up the HD DVD add on drive for the Xbox 360. With a 40 dollar coupon from Circuit City, out the door price was 179 and change. I figured it was best to take advantage of the coupon before it expired on the 30th. The system came with King Kong and a Media remote. Each of those retail for about 30 bucks seperately. That puts the HD DVD drive at a little over 100 bucks by itself.
The problem is I can't seem to convince myself to keep it. It's actually still sitting on my shelf unopened. I've been trying to do a little more reading on HD DVD vs Blu Ray and I seem to flip flop every day on which one I think is better. One day it's HD DVD. The next day, I think Blu Ray will prevail. When I posted this information on LCVG, Chris came back with this post that nearly has me convince to keep it.

Does it really matter which one is "better"?

When I was deciding early on whether or not to get a standalone player (which I did, and I'm very happy about), I got to thinking hard about it. My biggest fear had nothing to do with buying a player - because let's face it, you have to replace those after a few years anyway - but rather with amassing a huge media collection that I couldn't play on anything. I didn't want to have a box full of betamax tapes, if you know what I mean.

But then I thought about it, and decided that even if HD-DVD failed, and studios decided to not produce any new material on HD-DVD discs, there would likely be dual-format players available in the future...or at the very least HD-DVD drives for PC's. And as far as media goes, I find it hard to believe that the home-theater presentations of previously released titles could get any better than 1080p video with lossless audio. If Blu-Ray failed, I could still, at the very least, play back my Blu-Ray discs on my PS3/PS4/PS5 - given Sony's great track record with backward compatibility in their game systems. I also truly believe (and yes, I know that statements have been made to the contrary) that dual format players will be a reality in the future - and then it doesn't matter. If a title comes out in both formats, you read some reviews, and just get the disc (be it HD-DVD or Blu-Ray) that seems to be the best. If one of the formats dies on the vine, then you can still play back all the titles that you've already purchased.

I still don't own a Blu-Ray player, but only because the price is still to high for me, and I can't get my hands on a PS3 - not because I feel that it's somehow inferior to HD-DVD, despite the best efforts of the HD-DVD fanboys to convince me. (I consider myself an HD fanboy - I don't care what flavor it comes in.)

Finally, if you're unsure about whether HD-DVD is all that great, just join Netflix and get all your material from them, rather than buying it. If you're not convinced (and it's doubtful that you won't be), you could probably eBay that HD-DVD drive of yours for very little loss.

Oh, and for the love of all that's holy, don't go to AVS or HTF looking for advice on this topic. You positively must remain objective, and it's awfully hard to find objectivity on those boards.

He's damn near got me convinced. Anyways, as it stands now, it's still on my shelf unopened. I've just about convinced myself to keep it and open it on Friday as a (or should I say another) Birthday Present to myself. Let's see how long having only 1 movie lasts me.