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Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Seen any good movies lately?

Why yes, I have...and some bad ones. I've been watching too many flicks these past few weeks. Some at my apartment, some in the university apartments, some in the new dorm, and some in Stu-Be. Howsabout a list:

1. Band of Brothers - best thing I've seen since Lord of the Rings)
2. Frailty - disturbing at times
3. Matchstick Men - Nicholas Cage's perfect role, OCD guy with ticks and Tourette's
4. A Few Good Men - GREAT! best movie for 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon
5. War of the Worlds - pretty good
6. Gattaca - sweet movie
7. Last of the Mohicans - a classic
8. Reservoir Dogs - it's Quentin Tarantino, what can I say?
9. Sky High - UNCLE, UNCLE, UNCLE!!! (only if you've seen it)
10. Saw 2 - good, but bloodier than the first
11. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - weird, but funny at some parts
12. The Life of David Gail - a movie trying to prove a liberal point
13. The Grudge - second time around
14. The Amityville Horror - ummmm, ok
15. Saints and Soldiers - Independant War film

This is an abridged list, 'cause I can't think of the other movies I've seen.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Personal Meteor Count: 0

Ok, so the meteor shower was pretty much a bust, even though about 80 peeps showed up. I think there were like six or seven spotted. I definitely should have planned on hot chocolate for 100 people, rather than 50. The moon was pretty awesome. I wanted a high power telescope, but couldn't secure one in time. The one we used did well with the moon, but that was about it. Of course, Mars was really bright again. Hopefully the next one will be better. December 6th, I think it is - The Geminids.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Intramural Star-gazing

There's a pretty big astronomical event going on the next two weeks. The Taurid meteor shower peaks on Saturday. The Leonid meteor shower is peaking next week (17th). So if you want to see a good show, take a blanket and some warm clothes to the darkest place you can find. Snuggle up with someone special (If you are interested in being "someone special", please drop off an application at 0-134A Rickman Library, Lower Level) and take in the wonder of a heavenly event. I'm cool with most any evening. I would like to get a group together this weekend and next weekend, so drop me a line for that as well. Looy and I went to the Intramural field Monday night and saw ten meteors on about an hour. It was pretty awesome. Going along with celestial happenings, two other things to be sure to see. Venus is really bright right now. Any evening not long after sunset, look to the west and the brightest thing you see just above all the pretty colors is Venus. It shines really bright and later in the evening it passes near the moon (about 8 pm or so). Look to the opposite side of the sky from Venus in the early evening (east) and you will see a distincly red/orange "star". It's no star, it's Mars. Two nights ago, Mars was the brightest that it will be in another 13 years, so make sure you check it out before it dims away. Check out Your Sky and Skymaps.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Rap Music is Evil

Well, then...I guess I'm on my way to the hot place...carrying the handbasket. I love a good beat. So, I made a rap beat and put it on my purevolume account. I've decided to name it the title of my last post. If I ever burn a CD, that's what I'll call it. BeeRay Dee [M]iTunes. I think it's pretty good. Go check it out for yourself. My first rap beat. (Made using Adobe Audition and a loop CD). Going along with that, I created a new group on facebook called "Caucasians Who Love Rap". If you are a white boy or white girl who is all about the beat, then join this group. Play it loud err'body.