So I’m getting the impression after approximately 140 reposts
that the banned Mormon educational cartoon I found on YouTube has opened a lot of eyes. My purpose in posting it was not to persecute anyone for their beliefs. It was to shed light on the actual belief system of one of the more…
Transformers 3 Movie is currently shooting in DC until tomorrow, October 14th. There wasn’t much when I arrived in DC, but pretty much I spotted the main Autobots driving down on 7th Street SW. Even in my 15 minutes of seeing this, I can’t help but be so excited! The movie is due to be in theaters on July 1st, 2011.
I watch a lot of movies. Here are a few I recommend. People are always asking me for suggestions because “I don’t know what to watch, give me something good”.
The Secret In Their Eyes - Suspenseful story about a writer who is trying to finish a book about an unsolved murder case and is trying to gather information. There’s a little bit of romance thrown into the mix too. Starring: Ricardo Darin; Language: Spanish
Kick-Ass - A wanna-be superhero who decides to actually BE a superhero. His decision inspires all of the wanna-be superheroes in the city to decide to live their fantasy of fighting crime in a costume. Very violent and really fun. Starring: Aaron Johnson, Nicholas Cage, Christopher Mintz-Plasse (McLovin)
Green Zone - Where are the weapons of mass destruction in Iraq? A soldier was sent to find them, but they’re not there and he wants to know why. Starring: Matt Damon and a lot of really good unknowns
Brooklyn’s Finest - A whole bunch of corrupt cops who don’t know each other end up at the same place at the same time. Starring: Richard Gere, Ethan Hawke, Don Cheadle, Wesley Snipes
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Really good mystery where a journalist and computer hacker team up to solve a decades-old disappearance case. Language: Swedish
No End in Sight - A documentary that answers the question: “How bad did we really fuck up in Iraq?” By the end of the movie, you’ll be pissed off.
I’m playing in the contest on MLB.com called Postseason Survivor. Everyday of the postseason I had to pick one team that I think will win (not for every game, just one team per day). As soon as I pick a team that loses on that day, I am eliminated from the contest. The last person standing will win $10,000.
Yesterday, I almost had heart failure as my SF Giants pick barely pulled off a win. Brian Wilson had me on the edge of my seat but when he got the sloppy 5-3 to save it, I was hype as if the Mets won the World Series. The contest now has only 900 people left including me. Just a day ago, there was 2688, so you can imagine how many were there at the start.
If my pick loses tonight, I will be devastated and probably start to use meth to feel better. I really need to win this contest to keep my sanity.
Hands shaking. Then rubbing them together. One hand has a wool glove and the other is bare. These hands have been through hell. In one hand is a lancet. Tiny particles of ice and water burst out of his mouth with every breath and create a white cloud for just a few seconds. His bottom lip quivers. Before trying to prick his finger, he pulls the hood up on his coat. He has to get his hands coordinated enough to prick his finger. Seated in front of a large wooden table inside of a wooden shed, he finally is able to prick his finger on the third try.
Struggling to keep himself warm, he squeezes a single drop of blood onto a test strip. He grabs a sock and holds it to his finger to prevent more bleeding. For a moment he just shivers and shuts his eyes as tight as he can. He reaches into his jacket pocket pulling out a wool glove and pulls it over his single bare hand.
Coordinating getting the small test strip into the one centimeter wide opening on the glucose meter is no easy task. Mucus spills from one of his nostrils but the intense cold has his face so numb that he can’t even tell. Finally, he is able to get the test strip into the machine and presses the button for the machine to get a reading before shoving his hands into his jacket pockets and staring at the screen. Every other second he shuts his eyes and thinks of something warm. He’s hungry, tired and lightheaded. The world feels so cruel and merciless.
The machine is working to find a reading but the screen suddenly goes blank. A mixture of fear and anger comes across his face. He slams his fingers onto the buttons. Desperately, he tries to make the machine start up despite the fact that the battery has died. He grabs the machine and gets up trying to think of what to do. A gust of wind blows the door open on his small cabin. Snow begins flying in to settle on the floor just inside the doorway.
He lets go of the machine while he stares at the doorway. It crashes into the wooden floor and the screen breaks. The battery flies about a foot away and then rolls before getting caught in a crack in the flooring.
Staring outside through the doorway, his breaths start coming more frantic and his eyes become red. The boots moving across the floor towards the doorway is the loudest sound besides the wind outside. His feet get buried in the snow as he takes a third knee-deep step outside.
The entire landscape is covered with snow. Trees wave around. He turns and looks beyond the other side of the hand-made cabin and sees the sign partially covered in snow blown around by the wind, "Central Park”. The fence sticks out about halfway through the snow and the crumbling buildings stand there waiting for nature to tear them down completely. A flipped-over taxi cab sticks out about halfway through the blizzard.
He collapses on his knees and then falls onto his back. Snow is blown across his face as he keeps his eyes tightly shut. He has run out of food and supplies, and his blood sugar is at dangerous levels. Fatigue has destroyed him, along with his unfortunate disease. It’s a cold world.
My picks for Playoffs in 2010 before the season started:
AL West: Seattle Mariners
Who would’ve honestly thought it would be Texas though? I think Texas won’t be able to get passed the Rays.
AL Central: Chicago White Sox
This was a tough guess besides the fact I knew it wasn’t going to be Kansas City or Cleveland. Minnesota is the weakest playoff competitor in the AL in my opinion, expect the Yankees to beat them.
AL East: Boston Red Sox
Well, if they were in a different division, they might have gotten the 2010 banner. Tough luck for the nation this year. I expect TB in the World Series. We’ll see. I don’t think the Yankees can get passed the ALCS this year.
NL West: Colorado Rockies
Another bad pick. While the Rockies at least put up a fight, they were a late elimination along with Boston. There’s something about this team that’s easy to like though. They’re always a threat for next year. SF finished the season by making Padres fans cry, but I don’t think they can make it passed the NLCS.
NL Central: St. Louis Cardinals
Stupid Reds ruined everything. I hope they get eliminated first round, and most likely they will. Look up their record vs. < .500 teams this year. It’s sinful. The Rojos probably will get owned in the division series.
NL East: New York Mets (I refused to pick anyone else)
Ugh, I hate the Phillies. But sadly, I think i’ve grown to hate the Mets even more. Unfortunately, I have to be realistic and say the Phillies might be in the World Series yet again. Atlanta doesn’t have what it takes, but I would actually prefer them making it further than the stupid Phils.
So my World Series prediction, a rematch from 2008:
Phillies vs. Rays
I would think the Rays would win, but the Phillies always seem to find a way to be annoying. It’s a tough call. The east coast will own baseball yet again either way.
My future career as an MLB sports writer, epic fail.