Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Marquise Hill (1982 - 2007)

The New England Patriots family lost a member of that family.
Marquise Hill, a 2nd round pick in 2004 from LSU, died while he and a female friend were riding jet skis on Lake Pontchartrain in New Orleans, La earlier this week. Neither were wearing a life vest.
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ESPN.com says that:

New England Patriots defensive end Marquise Hill spent much of his free time and his NFL paycheck helping loved ones rebuild in the hurricane-damaged city where he grew up.
Aiding others came naturally to him, and distraught relatives on Monday said Hill died a hero after the former LSU star helped save the life of a former high school classmate who could not swim.

Apparently Hill, was guiding the lady friend to a buoy where she could hold on while he was drifting away. Evidently, he was selfless to the end.

His presence and demeanor will surely be missed on the Patriots team this year and every year ahead.

Marquise Hill was 24 years old. He leaves a 2 year old son and a fiancee.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Bruce Campbell Is At It Again

Well, Bruce Campbell has produced another Old Spice commercial. This time he is playing the piano singing the 80s song Hungry Like The Wolf.

From his previous Old Spice commercial to his cameos in the Spiderman films to Army of Darkness, Bruce Campbell, as I said earlier, has IT.

Enjoy the video from YouTube.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Transformers: The (New) Movie

Movie trailer Chuck is back with another installment. Transformers. The live action film being made by Michael Bay.

Well, I grew up on the Transformers as a kid. They were the toys that I played with the most.

Now, comes this new iteration of the figures from my childhood. A Michael Bay production.

I have already come to the acceptance that this movie will have no resemblance to what I remember from my childhood. That is probably for the better.

This way I can go out and enjoy this movie. This flick will be the ultimate summer popcorn chewing experience. I am going to go watch this movie and marvel at the shiny, explody, expensive train wreck.

I expect nothing from this movie except to say, "Heh heh, look at the cars go boom."

Oh well. At least Batman comes out next year.

Enjoy the trailer.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Does the Joker Believe In Harvey Dent Too?

The new Batman movie is still over a year away, but that does not mean that the promotional side of things is not already moving. Take the button I have on the right side of this page. The one that says I believe in Harvey Dent. It links to what is believed to be the eventual official Harvey Dent for DA campaign.
Well, not to be outdone, but it appears that the Joker has come about and started his own website, I Believe in Harvey Dent Too.
Take a look for yourself. If you wait long enough you will get to see a picture of the face of the new Joker played by Heath Ledger.
All I can say is that it looks creepy.

UPDATE: If you check out the Joker's website of Harvey Dent, it appears that the page is no longer working. But that all changes when you go to highlight the page. Go ahead. Check it out.

The escalation draws nearer. Bring it on.

Thursday, May 17, 2007

The Cubs Are At It Again

Well, it's another baseball season. Another season of the same ol' Chicago Cubs. The lines of, "We'll get em next year."

Well, they pulled off another improbable loss today. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. They were leading 5-1 in the 9th inning against the New York Mets.

They spend a couple hundred million dollars this offseason to 'upgrade' the roster. Oh well. We should be used to it by now.

Ho hum.

We'll get em next year.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

The Upcoming Batman Movie

Well, seeing as how we are still over a year away from the release of the next Batman movie, The Dark Knight, I thought that now would be a good time to start the "hype".

There is really only one site that you should keep an eye on. It is called Batman-On-Film (BOF). It is run by someone who uses the name Jett. He has had the site since 1998.

He does not try to out scoop other sites or run rampant rumors. He posts legit information. If there is something that might be considered a spoiler, he blanks it out so that you have to highlight the section in order to read it.

On the BOF site, he has a listing of all the cast and crew, some pictures and whatnot from the various shoots.

I highly recommend BOF to anyone who might be the least bit interested in Batman. I tend to check it out every few days or so. The frequency depends on what is going on with the film itself. He updates constantly.

So, give the site a looking over. You'll be back.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Bruce Campbell has "IT"

This video is posted for some friends who have not seen it. The whole topic was brought up after watching Spiderman 3.
You see, Bruce Campbell plays a host at this fancy restaurant that Peter Parker takes Mary Jane Watson to. The scene is complete BC awesomeness.
So, I mentioned that after Army of Darkness, this Old Spice commercial is classic BC.
So, sit back and enjoy the coolness factor that is Bruce Campbell.

Oh yeah, do you notice anything sitting by the fireplace at the beginning of the commercial? Something that looks like a chainsaw???

Anyway, enjoy the video.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Barry Bonds and the Home Run Record

I’ve been doing some thinking lately about the all time home run record that Barry Bonds is about to break in Major League Baseball (MLB).

I used to be completely anti-Barry. I never wanted him to have the record because of his attitude and his apparent use of performance enhancing drugs like Human Growth Hormone and an offshoot of steroids.

However, in recent weeks, I have come to reverse my opinion. Now, I want him to break and hold the record for most home runs. No asterisk or anything.

I believe at this point, that MLB is reaping exactly what they sowed. They turned a blind eye to these kind of drugs in the late 80s and 90s. They did not acknowledge them or want to ban them because the drugs meant more home runs, more offense, and more butts in seats.

MLB pulled a Faustian deal in order to gain revenue in the short term.

And now, Bud Selig, the current MLB commissioner, cannot decide whether or not he wants to be present when Bonds breaks Hank Aaron’s home run record. I say, no demand, that he be present. He has to. He is one of the ones who have done nothing to stop the use of drugs in the game today. If he refused to do anything about the drugs then he should be there when the record is broken.

He cannot have it both ways. He cannot have the ability to refuse to ban the drugs and then try and make a statement about them by not showing up. No, if he wanted to make a statement about the drugs, then he should have done so years ago.

So, I am looking forward to the media storm that will accompany Barry Bonds as he breaks the home run record. Since, MLB has done nothing to stop the use of drugs in your and others careers, then enjoy the fruits of your labor. Savor the home run record. You will have earned by the rules of baseball. Congratulations.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

A Geeky Moment

So there I was. Playing Lord of the Rings Online, LOTRO, and doing some quests.

I finish one called Chapter 11. At first it had me return to the Prancing Pony to talk to Strider. Then that changed as I approached the PP. It changed to meeting with Gandalf to get the next step on the long quest chain.

So, I enter Gandalf's room and I experienced a geek moment. I decided to clear the screen of all my UI stuff. I then snapped a screenshot of my character standing next to Gandalf.


Sunday, May 06, 2007

The 133rd Kentucky Derby

Well, the 133rd running of the Run For The Roses has passed. Being that I am from Louisville, KY, I am slightly biased when it comes to the Kentucky Derby and Churchill Downs.

I realize that a lot of people in this country really do not care about horse racing. I do not follow it full time. But, I do enjoy a good horse race. Being at the track and betting on the races makes for an enjoyable day.

However, after seeing this year's Derby winner, Street Sense, came form 19th place to win the race by 2 lengths was an amazing sight.

Watch the video that comes from NBC's broadcast of the race.