Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Another reason to hate FOX............

Ok so last week I decided that I was gonna watch "Firefly". Brent used to tell me how good it was and that I should watch it. I never really got around to it. This television season There is a new show that I can't miss. Chuck. In it is an actor Adam Baldwin. He is a great part of the show because he is always doing or saying something funny. Not knowing who he was but recognizing his face I had to look up what he has been in. He was in Firefly and the movie Serenity(based off firefly). So I decided to Netflix it. About a half hour into the pilot I was hooked. Now I have completed watching the first seven episodes and I can't wait until the next disc come from netflix. Then as I was reading up about it I realize that the show was canceled after 12 episodes. But 14 were produced so there are 14 to watch. And this show has gained huge numbers of fans since it was canceled. I was devastated because I love this show. They made the movie because of the support they got from the fans. I already hate FOX because the canceled my favorite show all time "ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT". Both of these shows were screwed by FOX. Because I didn't know about AD until it was in it's third season. And Firefly until Brent told me about it. It seems that Firefly had it worse though because FOX decided to not advertise the show and then show the episodes out of order so everybody was confused and wouldn't watch.
So today I was searching around for firefly stuff and I found a survey to see which character your personality is most like. So I took it and the results below. Also is a link below if anybody wants to know who their character is.

Your results:
You are Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)

Kaylee Frye (Ship Mechanic)
Derrial Book (Shepherd)
Zoe Washburne (Second-in-command)
Jayne Cobb (Mercenary)
Dr. Simon Tam (Ship Medic)
Malcolm Reynolds (Captain)
Wash (Ship Pilot)
Inara Serra (Companion)
River (Stowaway)
A Reaver (Cannibal)
You are good at fixing things.
You are usually cheerful.
You appreciate being treated
with delicacy and specialness.

Click here to take the "Which Serenity character are you?" quiz...

USC to Rose Bowl...........

But this has nothing to do with the Rose Bowl game this year. I read this article on Yahoo! this morning.

USC in talks to move Trojans from Coliseum to Rose Bowl
November 28, 2007

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- USC is negotiating with Rose Bowl officials to begin playing Trojans home games in Pasadena next year, school administrators said Tuesday.

A potential lease agreement would be considered at the Dec. 6 meeting of the Rose Bowl Operating Committee, USC officials said in a written statement.

USC, which has played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum since 1923, would have to share the Rose Bowl with its football rival, UCLA, which already plays home games in Pasadena.

"Although we have been a faithful tenant of the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum for 80 years, we must now seek other alternatives for the good of our football program and our fans," USC administration chief Todd R. Dickey said.

USC has been seeking control of the venue and has offered more than $100 million over 10 years to fund its repair and restoration.

The Coliseum, which has been trying to sell itself as home turf for a potential Los Angeles-based NFL team, has rejected that offer.

The Los Angeles area hasn't had an NFL team since after the 1994 season when the Raiders returned to Oakland and the Anaheim-based Rams moved to St. Louis.

Los Angeles city leaders have said they want to build a new stadium within the historic venue's walls at a cost of $800 million.

The Los Angeles Coliseum Commission has offered the Trojans a two-year lease and was willing to offer a longer stay if the team asks for one, the stadium's general manager Pat Lynch told the Los Angeles Times.

But USC officials said they wanted an agreement that would include improvements to the facility and an operating lease.

Rose Bowl manager Darryl Dunn said the venue's staff would seek an arrangement with USC officials, as long as UCLA agreed to it.

"If it doesn't work for UCLA, it's not going to work for us," he said.

UCLA said in a statement it is willing to review such a proposal, but that protecting the integrity of the school's football program would be its top priority.

I read this and could not believe it. The Coliseum is as much a part of USC as it is LA. That is like The Red Sox leaving Fenway or Dodgers Leaving Dodger Stadium. I don't know that watching USC play in the Rose Bowl would be that appealing. What is next are the Angels gonna have to go and play at the ravine. Or the Ducks at the staples center. How bout the Yanks and Redsox share Fenway. And there is nothing that screams USC football like the Rose Bowl. You know the one on January 1st every year. It is after the Rose Parade. But not for every home game. The city of LA should think about what its citizens want. What we don't want is a NFL team here. Instead they are just thinking about themselves and money. And how are USC students and fans gonna like having to drive to the Rose Bowl several times a year. I think it is STUPID.

Monday, November 26, 2007

So last night as I was staring..............

at my blank television screen wondering what might have been. If Feeley had checked down and not thrown the pass to the wide open defender. If the officials had reviewed a TD late in the first half when it looked like the receiver didn't have control. If the officials call a penalty right when the snapper clearly jumped before Cole came offsides on a 4th and 3. What if The Eagles actually beat the Patriots? Would there be a quarterback controversy? Would Mcnabb be happy about the win? Would Mikell or Considine have made any difference in the secondary? Should I be happy we almost won? Gave them a scare? Well I am not! I am upset because the Eagles had the game it was theirs to lose and they did. Who cares that the beat the spread. I just want to watch my football team win and if that means Feeley starts from now on so be it. I had a feeling that they were actually gonna beat New England. I like the feeling of winning or a chance to win which I don't feel with Mcnabb.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

You may have seen it on tv...........

Here on the west coast the ILWU launched it first commercial. Well recently they released a holiday version. here it is.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

If you remember awhile back..........

I had posted the trailer to a movie. It was called "Eye of The Storm." Well earlier this week I found the movie on Google videos in it's entirety. It is Preceded by the ILWU commercial and a statement from Bob McEllrath. It is approximately one hour long including the precedings. So enjoy.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Another Rob Bell post.........

If you have been to anybodies blog who went to see Rob Bell last night you have read a post about his talk. Well I am not going to get into specifics about it, because I cannot do it justice. He is an amazing teacher. He talked for about an hour and a half but it felt like it was only a few minutes. He gave so much to think about my brain was about to explode. All last night and today I have been thinking that I want to sit and listen to the talk again. I hope that they have a dvd of the tour released like they did with "Everything is Spiritual".

Here is a quote I completely agree with.........

"There should be a law passed stating that anybody who reveals the last five minutes of a film should be hung from their neck until dead." -Stephen King

That is something that I could not agree with more. He is talking about the end of the movie he has coming out called "THE MIST". But it should be true of any movie.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I was looking around today .........

and I found this article.

L.A.'s unwritten rules of the road are keys to survival
By Sue Doyle, Staff Writer
Article Last Updated: 11/07/2007 04:21:48 PM PST

"Newcomers to Los Angeles learn something real quick about the way things work here: There are the official Department of Motor Vehicles rules of the road and then there are the unofficial L.A. rules.

And if you want to survive these mean streets, you need to understand both.

One L.A. rule works like this: If you're waiting behind cars in a left-turn lane, never expect to go when the arrow turns green.

The first driver in line will almost always be distracted and fail to notice that the precious green arrow is lighted until the last few seconds before it again turns red.

Then the driver will punch the gas and get through the intersection - leaving the rest in line angrily muttering about dimwits until the next green arrow arrives.

Expect the cycle to repeat.

Here's another rule: When on the freeway in gridlock, don't expect drivers to use their blinkers to signal when they want to change lanes.

They'll just slide over in front of you without any advance warning.

Some of these lane-changers believe it's pointless to use blinkers because other motorists are so steamed about sitting in traffic that they won't let anyone get in front of them. So, it's just best to cut them off.

Sound familiar?

Even Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich has compiled a "how to" guide for driving in Los Angeles County.

It hit home when he read it last week to a crowd of business
people and other L.A. officials who had just made their way through maddening traffic to attend an 8 a.m. meeting in Burbank:

Morning rush hour is from 5 a.m. to noon. Evening rush hour is from noon to 7 p.m. Friday's rush hour starts Thursday morning.

The minimum acceptable speed on most freeways is 85 mph.

If you actually stop at a yellow light, you will be rear-ended, cussed out and possibly shot.

MapQuest does not work here. None of the roads are where they say they are, or go where they say they do. All of the freeway off- and on-ramps are moved each night.

If you are in the left lane and only driving 70 in a 55- to 65-mph zone, you are considered a road hazard and will be flipped-off accordingly. If you return the flip, you'll be shot.

Although all rules are subject to change, generally these are ideas to keep in mind when hitting the road in L.A. No doubt there are plenty more.

But there's no class motorists can attend to learn them. No handbook either. It's a roadside behavior that gets embedded in your psyche if you ever want to get anywhere in this jampacked city.

So if you have friends coming to town, please share these rules with them before they arrive.

That way they're already in-the-know about our rules.

Because in the City of Angels, we don't like anything that messes with our commute."

I read it and thought that is exactly how I think while driving. This hit 100% right on. I don't know how many times Mapquest and similar services have gotten me lost.I finally had to resort to the Thomas Guide because that way it gave me a better way of getting unlost. The only part of this article I had any beef with is the rush hour times. 5 in the morning is not the start of the morning rush hour. I am always surprised at how busy the freeways are when I get off at 3 in the morning. I am going to make a statement saying that there is no rush hour. There are rush days! that applies to Monday Thru The Next Monday.