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Posted on 2005.12.08 at 15:59
Current Mood: Fantastic!
Current Music: Whistling 'Chitty Chitty Bang-Bang'
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It's cold here. Damn cold. When I'm wearing my "Ear Grips" (which I refer to as "Ear Slips" due to poor design)...

I feel a lot like Lando Calrissian's little gay cyborg friend, Lobot...

Lots of snow today. Little girl was up last night with fever, so didn't go to school today. Lori stayed home with her, so I took the boy to school, arriving at work two hours late. Because of the snow, I left work after only two hours, to trek back across town to retrieve him. The roads were slushy and slippery. Snow was blowing like mad. By the time I got back to the office, I discovered why I couldn't turn my wheels...the ice was caked underneath the wheel wells.

I lost the thumb drive work gave me, but found the one USDA gave me before I left. A word about removable media. If using your non-work device, refrain from inserting it during a presentation to Vice Presidents on the computer controlling the 60-inch plasma display if you keep your son's "Power Rangers" folder on it. It raises eyebrows.

So, I promised this VP that we would provide 10 new Blackberry users Blackberry training today. Funny thing, we didn't receive the Blackberries. Nonplussed, I assured her the training would proceed as planned. I'm having one of my guys pantomime a handheld device for the duration. I can't wait!


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-12-08 23:28 (UTC) (Link)
that sounds like fun. Pantomiming a PDA...hmmm.

Snow and school...nice for the kids but I hate the cold.

Sorry to hear about your girl. Hope she gets to feeling better soon.

Whitty remarks poking fun at Star Trek relative to the ear muffs to follow.
ehowton at 2005-12-09 16:17 (UTC) (Link)
Star Trek? STAR TREK? I hate you.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-12-09 16:47 (UTC) (Link)
you hate me? Join the club.
prog_guy69 at 2005-12-13 18:26 (UTC) (Link)
Apparently some people don't know the difference between Star Trek and Star Wars. Both are cool, but the reference was defiantly Star Wars.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-12-13 18:29 (UTC) (Link)
both were kewl how?

btw, I believe we've talked before. I'm going to hazzard a guess you're David...
ehowton at 2005-12-13 20:02 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry about that C, I'm afraid that dear Tom here, despite the overwhelming success of the Star Wars franchise, does not see any of the films as 'art' and furthermore holds a personal grudge against George Lucas, despite never having met the man.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-12-13 22:00 (UTC) (Link)
yes I do. Don't care for the franchise and he didn't spend any of the time or money necessary to make the last three, particularly Episode III decent from a cinmematic/professional standpoint. Therefore, I can not regard him as a great filmmaker. It was especially irksome to me that George got bukos of cash all because he'd made a name out of some story and then didnt' take the time to make it perfect knowing what kind of money and turnout there would be.

So you're not either of the Davids...I would suggest SomeBritInMass, but I doubt that...no C names come to mind that Eric has told me...
prog_guy69 at 2005-12-14 14:20 (UTC) (Link)
Actually, I have never met Mr. ehowton. Drax0r and I (as well as vember) all worked together and played D&D together years ago. I found drax0r's blog over the summer and began comments to him for the first time in 7 years or so.

As far as George Lucas goes, the Star Wars stories are well told but not in depth. I don't think anyone would compare Star Wars to the classics, but the movies are done well. Maybe not perfect, but well. I think the build up for episodes I - III was so great that many people do not feel they stand up to originals from the 70's and 80's.

Just out of curiosity, what do you think of Lucas' other works?

ehowton at 2005-12-14 14:54 (UTC) (Link)
His full fury (even on his most recent post) bemoaning the brilliant Mr. Lucas can be found at http://xanga.com/professortom. Also, I was thrilled with Episodes I-III.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2005-12-14 17:19 (UTC) (Link)
honestly, I can't speak for anything outside of Star Wars unless you consider Indiana Jones. Radiers of the Lost Ark and Last Crusade were good. I've yet to see American Grafitti or THX 1138. Depending on how you want to look at it, he didn't direct any of the Indiana Jones one could claim that Spielberg is responsible for thier success despite the fact that George wrote them.
drax0r at 2005-12-14 19:23 (UTC) (Link)
Dude, you're right, those muffs do look like something out of Star Trek.
ehowton at 2005-12-14 20:10 (UTC) (Link)
The audio version of Geordie LaForge's eye visor?
danzigfried at 2005-12-16 03:22 (UTC) (Link)

50 bucks says you look just as gay as Lobot...tight trousers are not becoming...unless 7 of 9, or Erin Grey is in them....ah, Erin Grey.
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