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Feb. 27th, 2011 @ 06:58 pm Play The Game 2011
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rickenbacker
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The Live Blog continues for the 6th year running:

Next year, the kid joins in!

Statues so far: 24/24

Paul - 14/24
Jan - 7/24
Gmajor - 8/24
Jenn - 6/24

20102009200820072006
Paul: 15 for 24
Jan: 12 for 24
Paul: 10 for 24
Jan: 6 for 24
Paul: 15 for 24
Jan: 7 for 24
Paul: 15 for 24
Jan: 14 for 24
Paul: 14 for 24
Jan: 9 for 24


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Mar. 7th, 2010 @ 08:23 pm Play The Game
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rickenbacker
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Sandra Sez - Durango 95
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The Live Blog continues for the 5th year running:

This time, gmajor joins in the fun!

Statues so far: 24

Paul - 15/24
Jan - 12/24
gmajor - 10/24

2009200820072006
Pauliatchy: 10 for 24
Girliatchy: 6 for 24
Pauliatchy: 15 for 24
Girliatchy: 7 for 24
Pauliatchy: 15 for 24
Girliatchy: 14 for 24
Pauliatchy: 14 for 24
Girliatchy: 9 for 24




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Aug. 5th, 2009 @ 10:02 pm Countdown
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rickenbacker
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Gigantic - The Pixies
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Grabbed from starfishchick

FIVE: Favourite Movies I Have Seen This Year on DVD
State and Main
The Cat's Meow
Ran
Brazil
The Natural


FOUR: Least Favourite Movies I Have Seen This Year on DVD
Yes Man
The TV Set
What Just Happened
He's Just Not That Into You

THREE Favourite Movies I Saw So Far In The Theatres This Year
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
I Love You Man
The Hangover

TWO Movies I Am Looking Forward To Seeing In The Theatre This Year
With a newborn in the house, I'm not at all sure I'll be seeing anything in a theatre anytime soon, the home theatre is well and truly tricked out for when these two come out on DVD:

Jennifer's Body
The Informant

ONE Movie I Am Planning To See Soon
The Great Escape. It's on deck for right after the 10:30 feeding.
Jun. 13th, 2009 @ 10:55 pm Play The Game
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rickenbacker
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: relaxedrelaxed
Current Music: Slow Ride - Foghat
Wow. We just finished playing Settlers of Catan with the neighbours. We played several games, starting at 2 this afternoon. Girliatchy figured it was 7:30, so we'd move on to another game, but it was, in fact, 10:30.

Now, we're watching the PVRed Game 7 from last night. I already know the Pens won, but I've managed to keep Girliatchy spoiler-free (not too tough a feat, considering that we spent 8 and a half hours playing Settlers).

Charlie is sleeping on Girliatchy's lap, clearly being careful of her belly. I'm guessing the baby must have kicked him in the head at some point, so he's leaning off to the side a bit more.
Jun. 5th, 2009 @ 05:06 pm Ironic
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Current Music: Ever She Goes - Treble Charger
I thought I'd take a look at our wedding site today. It's here if you're interested. Anyway, we kept a blog as we got married and went on our honeymoon. We made a point of updating it everyday so that we would be able to look back on it and remember what we were thinking and doing at the time. It also includes all of the pictures we took.

One of our favourite things was to read the comments that people left for us. It made it a really interactive experience for us. I noticed this morning that I couldn't see the comments due to some sort of error. It wouldn't work on my iMac in either Safari or Firefox. It would, however, work on my Windows laptop, in IE7.

Keep in mind, this site was made on a Mac, in iWeb, and is stored on Apple's MobileMe site.
Feb. 22nd, 2009 @ 07:09 pm Play The Game
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rickenbacker
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Down To Earth - Peter Gabriel (from WALL- E)
Live blogging the oscars again. Two will enter award-picking Thunderdome. One will leave. That's mainly because she will go to bed before the end, while I will continue keeping score...

The Scoreboard:

Awards Given: 24 of 24

Pauliatchy: 10 for 24
Girliatchy: 6 for 24

2008 2007
Pauliatchy: 15 for 24
Girliatchy: 7 for 24
Pauliatchy: 15 of 24
Girliatchy: 14 of 24


So far this is my worst performance in years. Not that many locks at all!

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Feb. 10th, 2009 @ 01:00 pm The Brides Have Hit Glass
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rickenbacker
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Current Music: You're A Reflection Of Infinite Chaos - Outrageous Cherry
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Grabbed from clawfoot

Rules:
1. Put your music library on shuffle.
2. For each question, press the next button to get your answer.
3. You must write that song title as the answer to the question, no matter how silly it sounds! Most of the time they seem to work though, strangely enough.
4. Ok, go!


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Jan. 31st, 2009 @ 12:22 am Big Bad Bill (Is Sweet William Now)
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rickenbacker
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So tonight, David Letterman is putting right a wrong done 15 years ago. In October 1993, comedian Bill Hicks taped a performance on Letterman's newly minted Late Show on CBS. Letterman's show was brand new, and the network a bit more conservative than his previous home at NBC.

Hicks did a performance in which he skewered television, making fun of celebrity "reality" tv, and the hypocrisy of the pro-life movement. Concerned about his position on his new network, Letterman and producer Rob Burnett cut the performance. Hicks was devastated. You see, the thing is, it would have been his last TV performance, because just 6 months earlier, he'd been diagnosed with metastatic pancreatic cancer. Three months later, he would be dead.

Tonight, Bill's mother Mary Hicks was on the show, and they talked about Bill, and how hard getting cut from the show was, and then they played the clip. Afterward, Dave apologized for cutting it, saying that his cutting it said more about him than it did about Bill, and that he felt he was wrong to have done so. I thought it was a classy move by Dave, because, let's face it, a lot of these guys never admit when they're wrong.

For those who don't know who Bill Hicks is, he's the guy from whom Denis Leary stole his act. Remember when Leary came out in the early 90s, and he was all edgy? Hicks was doing it 5 years before. In fact, when Leary started getting big with No Cure For Cancer, and someone asked Bill what he thought about the similarities between Leary's current act and the stuff he'd been doing for years, he had this to say: "I have a scoop for you. I stole his act. I camouflaged it with punchlines, and to really throw people off, I did it before he did." When Hicks quit smoking, and interviewers asked why, he said "I just wanted to see if Denis would, too."

Of course, Hicks never had the chance to turn into the sellout that Leary would become (not that I think that it would have happened). I mean, come on, really Dennis, Operation Dumbo Drop? Two If By Sea? Really?

It's called integrity. Look it up.

In related news, Steve Martin is going to be on Letterman on Monday. Perhaps he'll be on to apologize for those abysmal Pink Panther movies. I mean, seriously, Steve, you're turning into Dan Aykroyd. Do you even read the scripts before you sign on anymore?

Not that I begrudge anyone making a decent living, and Leary has made a return to quality over the last few years, but it can be done, and these guys should have enough clout now to do their thing. Yep, I don't begrudge anyone making a decent living, but that doesn't mean we don't get to make fun of them.

I'm just sayin'.
Jan. 27th, 2009 @ 12:22 am I Can't Drive 55
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rickenbacker
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... but I can answer these 55 questions about myself.

Grabbed from starfishchick

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Dec. 30th, 2008 @ 01:19 am Picture Book
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rickenbacker
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Current Music: Where Were You Hiding When the Storm Broke? - The Alarm
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Sitting in a hotel room in Pittsburgh before starting the second leg of our trip to Virginia. Girliatchy and Dogiatchy are both asleep, while I send off some emails and get some of these half-finished posts out. Here's a movie meme I grabbed from clawfoot and starfishchick

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