Archive for November, 2006

Santa Wept.

November 30th, 2006 6 comments

Video placed below the fold, because of the losers that block YouTube content ends up breaking my page. DORKS!
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Heroes – Six Months Ago

November 28th, 2006 6 comments

All was well in Mudville… well that is what it seems like. Six months ago is how far back Hiro warped himself to save Charlie the supersmart waitress of his dreams. Six months ago, Niki was a year sober and happily married, and that pesky Jessica wasn’t around. Six months ago Peter was a new hospice nurse with a nice crime fighting brother that was gonna clean up, even if it meant exposing dear old dad as a mafia supporter. Six months ago, Nathan had a vision of life out from under Lindeman and a wife that walked. Six months ago, Papa Suresh was discovering the people on his list of people with genetic markers for the next stage in evolution. Six months ago, Sylar was just the make of a wristwatch not a dark forboding shadowy personage. Six months ago, Claire made the cheerleading squad and her Dad was looking out for her, while saving Eden from herself. Six months ago, things were better. But things were starting to happen too…

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Little Help for the Big Tuna

November 28th, 2006 2 comments

Gutsy move coach. If it doesn’t work out and Gramatica truns out to be Scatteratica you’ll want to pick up a good kicker in the draft.

May I suggest Alexis Serna? Made a 58 yarder against the Trojans. His percentage is down a bit this year, but only because the guy has 14 attempts greater than 40 yards, 6 from over 50 (making 4 of them). Oregon State, you might question as a poor football school, well Chad, Steven and TJ all say neeeyaahhhhh.

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November 27th, 2006 1 comment

We all knew it would happen sooner or later… Farewell VHS, one doesn’t expect to outlive childhood technology.  Oh how I loved you, even with a wired remote, and the flashing clock thing.  (I know it wasn’t you’re fault, you being just the media, not the console, but you two were practically inseparable in life, and, hopefully, flashing clock will soon die as well.)

I know.. I’m a dark and twisty type of guy.

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November 27th, 2006 1 comment

Must post something, so I’ll opine about a good weekend of football.

Turkey Day, watched the ‘Boys romp on Tampa Bay and now all the kids in town are talking like its 1995 all over again.  I moved to the DFW area in 1999, so I missed all that.  Though I lived in Monterey when the Niners won it all in 1994, and in Rhode Island when the Big Tuna coached the Pats in 1996-97 (With Beldsoe and Glenn mind you).  It is kinda cool to feel the vibe in a town with the team doing really well.  Teams that replace Drew Beldsoe with an unknown do fairly well. *snark*

Friday, I taped the UT-A&M game for Matt.  *yawn*  Then waited on pins and needles for the real game to start, and The Mighty Beavers whipped the wimpy ducks in a sodden Reser Field.  Whoop!  So far a pretty good weekend, and I’m really not used to good football weekends.  I grew up a Seattle fan when Jim Zorn was pitching, and enjoyed the San Diego Chargers, and went to school at Oregon State in the late 80s (good for basketball, not so much for football) so I’m aquainted with sadness.

I was actually rooting for the hated Trojans in their tilt against the Irish, mostly because since the Beavs beat the surferdoods, a win by the Trojans enhances their cred come bowl selection time, and also beacause I despise the Irish a bit more than the Trojans.  Boy, the Trojans looked really good in that game, if they go head up on Ohio State, the Buckeyes better buck up.

A good day also on Sunday, for my fantasy team at least.  Going into tonights Seattle-Green Bay matchup I’m up 82 points on my competition.  If that holds (he has a Seattle receiver and the Seattle D, I think I’m safe) then I think I’ll lock up a playoff berth for my fantasy league.  (hear that Tony!  Whoot!)

Danny has gotten bit by the football bug, and has been tossing around a little toy football, or a larger stuffed version.  We played a bit of catch outside yesterday, while the weather was nice, and before we turned the house around… or actually all the furniture inside the house.  Time to deck the halls.  GO SEAHAWKS

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Heroes – the catchup post

November 21st, 2006 2 comments

See.. this is why I didn’t signup to be a full time recapper.  I suck at it…

Two weeks behind, but to put it succiently, the question is: Did we save the right Cheerleader?

Two really good episodes, that I could opine on for a good while, and it boils down to that.  We’ll find out next week what happened to birthday Hiro, and if DL can dodge bullets. Sylar is in HRG-Dad custody, Eve has the power of suggestion (wink at Mohinder), Mohinder finds a dream-whisperer, and Claire survives homecoming.  Firestarter Ted and Matt and the FBI were absent this week, but will raise their ugly heads next I’m sure.  Isaac is back on the juice, thanks to HRG-Dad’s paranoia.  Isaac’s paintings foretold everything that happened last night, its just that Peter, beside sucking everyone else’s powers in, is a really bad arranger.  Nathan is a jerk, hope his wife dumps him.  Ando really likes his coffee, so long as they keep the sugar coming.

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And this song is about me…

November 20th, 2006 Comments off
You Are 27% Vain
Okay, so you’re slightly vain from time to time, but you’re not superficial at all.
You are realistic. You know that looks matter. You just try to make them matter less.
Hat-tip to the Missus

You Are a Life Blogger!

Your blog is the story of your life – a living diary.
If it happens, you blog it. And make it as entertaining as possible.
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I’m out…

November 20th, 2006 Comments off

Late start, long practices, and a slow to fix an unresponsive server host, and I missed a day for NaBloPoMo.  So I’m out.  Can’t get’er done, etc…

In the good news section, the Cowboys beat the Colts, I have a chance to take a 2 game lead in my FF league, and there isn’t a dinner theater practice until Sunday.

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Must. Post.

November 18th, 2006 8 comments

Team Pyro has dragged out the Lordship thread for three days, I can’t see why can’t revisit it. 🙂

One of the comments, by ‘Don Sands’ in the thread now yearning for 400 posts was this:

“we need to walk a fine line” -Phil

“we are sinners and saints all at once! That is the paradox of evangelicalism. The Antinomian and the Perfectionist would abolish the paradox– the one drowning the saint in the sinner, and the other concealing the sinner in the saint.” B. B. Warfield

Which captures the question succinctly.

One of those arguing for a non-Lordship, or at least contra-Phil, Lou Martuneac suggests:

This position means man cannot believe or express faith and repentance unless he has first been regenerated, been born again.

The Bible has a different view. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Which is fairly cherty-picking scripture, since if you back up in the context of the verse Jesus answers the question:

Nicodemus said to him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?” Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” (John 3:4ff)

It is an arguable point, I suppose that the 3:16 verse is answering a different question. Nicodemus marveled at how on could be born again, and Jesus is saying it is a doing of the Spirit, not of man. Isn’t that what regeneration is, a work of the Spirit?

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Day Break – The show that isn’t lost, just repeating…

November 17th, 2006 Comments off

I know I’m a day late, and behind a recap of Heroes, but I need to make a short comment on Day Break or as Matt calls it ‘Groundhog Day with Guns’.

First off the producers include a dramatic Dodgers 9th inning comeback every recurring day, so, like, I’m IN!  Then Adam Baldwin (Jayne! Shiny!) is in a major role.  Then good detective show where the audience is almost as confused as the hero, and slowly the audience will put things together a bit quicker than the guy stuck in the repeating day, and be all like, “Dude, don’t forget to save the gal from the bus!” and he’ll be like “oh yeah, my bad.”

So I’m hooked, Wednesday night will be saved, and if I ever give up the ghost on Jericho I’ll be able to watch Day Break and get in a good fix of television drama.  Not many spoilers in this post, if you missed it and want me to recapper it, comment and I’ll put it on my list. 😀

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