January 18 2005

OH NO! Animated butts!

Fox chose to blur out a bare butt on a rerun of a Family Guy episode for fear the FCC would levy a fine against each of it’s affiliates. “Fox electronically blurred a character’s posterior, even though the image was seen five years ago when the episode originally aired.” Folks…this has now reached a level… read more


January 17 2005


It’s been one of THOSE nights. Good news peppered with horrible bews. All of it relates to my new company, so none of it I can discuss sadly. The good news came out of someone famous’ birthday party last night that one of my partners went to. The bad news came from one of our… read more

In relation to what I said the other day about the rising eBay fees, there is a petition online now to protest the fees going up. Is doubtful it will do any good, but it doesn’t hurt to try! So please go sign it if you have a moment.… read more

Most years I have a heck of a time getting into the Christmas spirit. It isn’t from a lack of wanting to, it just seems to not always come that easily. I think alot of times it has to do with my let down of the amount of build up for just one lone day.… read more

In the continuing randomness of the things I post about, I thought today I would tackle spyware. We have all heard about it, we should all be concerned about it and all it does is eat up valuable computer resources. Recently I paid for a tech support visit by our local computer guys because my… read more

General Rants

January 13 2005

Blast you eBay!

eBay announced yesterday that as of February 18th they are incresing thier rates on a lot of their auctions. Here are some examples: Gallery Gallery fees will be raised from $0.25 to $0.35 per listing. 10-Day Duration The fee for 10-day duration listings will be raised from $0.20 to $0.40 per listing. eBay Stores The… read more

Anyone who knows me, knows that since I replaced my Commodore 64 with my first 286 12 mHz computer, I have been a die-hard PC man. Over the years though I have come to respect Apple for some of their very forward thinking. Yesterday though, they blew me away with two announcements. I have been… read more

I have been meaning to write about VoIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) for awhile, and decided it was finally time. For those of you who have never heard of it, let me explain. VoIP is the method of being able to talk over the internet via your internet connection. Let me just say, if you… read more

Could someone, anyone, explain to me why Third Watch doesn’t get more recognition? While I grant everyone that most of TV is dribble, this show constantly impresses me with tight story lines, well rounded characters and some stellar performances. In particular, tonight’s episode was wonderful. Resolving a story line dealing with the murder of Ty… read more

First of all, happy new year to everyone. Secondly, now I have a fresh problem. There have been WAY to many things to write about that I keep getting delayed while thinking about which items I should write about. Thirdly…..give until it hurts.… read more


December 21 2004


I don’t normally get THAT excited about movie trailers, but I have watched this one *eight* times already, and I am about to watch it again! I am *SO* ready to see this movie!… read more

1952’s High Noon is considered by many to be the first “adult” Western. A Western that finally addressed bigger subjects than simple good vs. evil, white vs. black. Marshal Will Kane (Gary Cooper) has just married a Quaker named Amy (Fowler) Kane (Grace Kelly) and is giving up his post as Marshall in Hadleyville to… read more