Archive for September, 2006


September 29th, 2006 3 comments

Take the quiz:
What soda are you???

You’re just pretty normal, you should try something new for a change! Indulge

Quizzes by — the World’s Biggest Yearbook!

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Submitted for approval – Pomecast

September 29th, 2006 Comments off

Since Apple is being persnicity and wants people to not use the word ‘podcast’.  I submit that people that offer up audio files over the internet, drop ‘podcast’, and start using the similar sounding ‘pomecast’ (Pome from the french for Apple – since this is a weasley move for Apple to make, using french is apros-po)  This is silly on so many levels, serving audiofiles (in MP3 or whatever format) didn’t really get going until the iPod came out and then ‘suddenly’ you could get ‘podcasts’.  Whoopdedo.  I’d venture to guess that the word ‘podcast’, has sold more actual iPods than the term mp3.

But I could be wrong.

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Random Commands – NOW with spicy Gravatar flava!

September 29th, 2006 Comments off

What… you’ve never heard of a Gravatar?  For shame… with Gravatar’s you can link your email address (any of em) to a ‘globably recognized avatar’ (or image) so that when you comment on a blog, it will recognize your gravatar linked email address and show your avatar next to your post.  How keenoneat!  So go git yourself one, and spice up the comments more with your freakishly cool avatars!

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Comicbook movie update:

September 29th, 2006 Comments off

Wizbang Pop has an article that says Robert Downey Jr. will play Ironman in the upcoming film. Apt casting, since one of the first comics I remember reading as a boy had Tony Stark living in a bottle because his business was going south. As recounted by this article at the Marvel Database:

In recent years Tony Stark’s greatest nemesis has been alcoholism. As a wealthy socialite, alcohol had been a constant part of his life. When his company, which had changed its name from Stark Industries to Stark international, was threatened with the takeover at the same time he was experiencing oppressive personal problems, Stark began to abuse alcohol. Although he managed to recover quickly from his first serious bout, the compulsion to drink remained a constant temptation. The second time he succumbed to alcoholism, due to even more devastating personal problems than the first time, Tony Stark went on a several month binge during which he was cheated out of Stark international, had all Iron Man suits destroyed (except one), lost the leases on his various apartments, and had his personal assets frozen so that he could not touch his fortune. All of this was the result of the machinations of the mysterious European entrepreneur Obadiah Stane, who took over Stark’s company, renaming it Stane International.

On that note, Marvel comics has done an ok job of getting their mainstream books onto the screen. We’ve had Spiderman (spidey-riffic all of ’em), X-men (great), Fantastic Four (eh), Hulk (lol!), Daredevil (eh+), and Elektra (didn’t see.. but c’mon Jennifer Gardner was THE reason you saw Daredevil…. don’t lie!!) . Coming are Ghost Rider and Ironman. Meanwhile DC Comics just relies on Supes and the Dark Knight (would love to see Dark Knight Returns made into a movie) though Joss Whedon is supposed to bring Wonder Woman to the screen sometimes… In the end the Marvel Universe has a bigger bag to pick from, so they can go deeper into the genre. Will there be a Flash major motion picture, that I’d see.

Update: Jack M. @ Ace of Spades has a pic of the issue that popped into my brain as well. (geeks unite!)

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This is the most accurate quiz ever…

September 28th, 2006 5 comments

I know because it totally nailed my lovely bride.

And, by gum, its pretty spot on for me too.

Jon —

A person of questionable sanity who starts their own cult

‘How will you be defined in the dictionary?’ at

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TV updater-a-thon…

September 27th, 2006 2 comments

Its been a while since I’ve gone over my shows… so I’ll do this off the top of me head.

House continues to rock, though the formula hasn’t changed much. I did like last night’s episode, especially when he realized (or DID he) that his young fan was attracted to him because of some kind of spore. Or maybe he made it up, because he knew that would be a ‘bad-thing’. Still think he has the hots for Cameron.

The Heroes pilot was good on Monday night. I like that this will be an ensemble show, and enjoy the different flavors of characters. The mystical scientist-now-taxi-driver will slowly put the peices together. The freaky cheerleader that can’t kill herself is an intriguing story-line, and nice to make the ‘wolverine’ character nice and cute. Scary mother/father pair for that one, though the mother didn’t act quite as horrid when she didn’t have the dog in her lap… maybe the dog has some kind of force-field it emits that causes brain malfunction. Ali Larder’s character is interesting, I think she’ll end up being Hulk-like where if you make her mad, you won’t like her so much, as the thugs found out. The Japanese teleporter… hilarious, with the Star-Trek references.. HA!

Jericho gets its second watching tonight (the a LOST review *woooooo*) and we’ll see if this ends up being just a drag or we start answering some questions and asking others. The story left quite a few loose ends, and if they want to keep their audience, they need to provide some answers along the path. That is the genius of Lost is the answer one or two and ask two or three more in their story line. Jericho needs to move along that path, or it won’t last the season, at least not on my DVR.

Brothers & Sisters wasn’t on my A-list, but I ended up watching it my last night in KC. Not bad, some very familar faces, and some great talent. Though I wouldn’t trust Slone with my money, though it is smart to put Tom Grace right there to keep an eye on him. Interesting casting of Flockhart as a conservative radio talk-show host, who has an even more conservative neanderthal husband who wants to keep his wimmin-folk barefoot and pregnant… *sigh* so much for stereotype busting. And the loyal husband that is sneaking around with a woman… predicatable, and someone has to see the Caleb Nichols line with the patriarch falling into the pool after a heart attack. This show will be the snarkfest, as it goes on.

Grey’s Anatomy best written show on television. Bar none. Doesn’t have the mystery of Lost, but the dialog and characters are top notch. Using dark and twisty to describe the title character of Meredith Grey, the relationships of all the young doctors in love, the tying the past (Meredith’s mom and the chief) to the present (Derek and Addison, and the problems the Chief has with his marriage…) just all together great stuff to watch, and laugh and morn. Steven Harris’s breakdown at the loss of his wife was terrific.

Six Degrees was a good pilot, there was a good thread that wound through the episode that came to a nice close, several questions asked, some kinda answered. A typical J.J. Abrams type of plot, that is a good mix of dialog and action. Interesting characters, and some predictable moments. The boyfriend that cheats for instance, at the end we get the confirmation we ALL knew was going to happen. The rest is all watching the train-hit-the-car. The mystery girl who is running from something, and the connection with the disillusioned assistant DA. The lost photographer that re-finds his eye. The little brother trying to the the right thing, while being drug down by his own problems. Lots of stuff to keep an eye on.

On the reality set, mild interest in Dancing with the Stars its gonna come down to Joey vs. Mario (who was EXCELLENT in his Nip/Tuck guest spot, which is another guilty pleasure show that is rocking this year… and by rocking I mean… well parental discretion is strongly advised.) So I’ll keep an eye on the standings, but won’t get drug in until the later weeks. Survivor is still strong on the DVR, though the same things happen year after year… I love the formula. The Biggest Loser is another family favorite, don’t we all wish we could do nothing but workout and eat veggies for a few weeks? TAR is a watcher too… mostly because all the cool kids watch it.
Gripe: Why do the telephone voting shows get so much TIME. We really don’t need a 30-60 minute wrap up show to discover the vote, that irritates me to no end. DwtS does it, and so does AI. I’d rather they have like a 3-minute lottery spot, and tell you what the result was, and see you next week. Then we don’t have to reserve 30 minutes of valuable DVR time for what boils down to a 2 minute payoff.

Okay, no tell me what I’m missing.

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Lauren’s lesson from space

September 26th, 2006 Comments off

Lauren got to listen to Anousheh Ansari in space on , the world’s first female space tourist, the first female Muslim, and the first Iranian in space. WFAA ran a story on their newscast, and have a video available. I wasn’t able to see Lauren in the video, but I’m sure it was a neat experience to listen to a real-live-astronaut from outer space.

UPDATE: Anousheh has a blog (word press, of course)

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Starved for Material …

September 26th, 2006 1 comment

Random Commands discovered time travel

Hat-tip my famous vegan sister

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Congratulations Colin and Sarah Stueve

September 23rd, 2006 Comments off

Colins wedding 1 124.jpg

Originally uploaded by jstueve.

Today we celebrate that bwessed awwangement of mawwaige!

Colin married Sarah. There was a cloud of witnesses, and the tip of the iceberg of photos are posted to flickr, click on the photo to see more.

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Angie Here…

September 23rd, 2006 Comments off

Hey Y’all, Jon is in KC for his brother Colin’s wedding. Congratulations Colin and Sarah! I don’t know if he is going to blog while he is away, so I thought I would check in here and give an update. He’ll be home Monday morning…in the mean time…Have a great weekend!

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