Archive for November, 2008

Ashli’s Indian in the Cupboard Review

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 25, 2008 by Budd Black
Indian review
Ashli and Budd

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Movie quote quiz

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on November 20, 2008 by Budd Black

If you like quizes, thank Ross.

 

The Rules:
1. Pick 30 of your favorite movies.
2. Find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them on your blog for everyone to guess.

NO CHEATING.  Guess what you know, don't wikiquote them.

1. I think you need to get your friend some help.  He seems to be obsessed with superhero sex organs.

2. All the world will be your enemy, prince with a thousand enemies.

3. Welcome to Costco, I love you.

4. I see you have braces, I have braces too.

5. If you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine

6. Hell with this, I am gonna live!

7. If you want the ultimate you have got to be willing to pay the ultimate price.  It's not tragic to die doing what you love.

8.  You lose the race, you lose your car.

9.  No two blood suckers go out the same way.

10.  Wuv and Mawwage.

11.  We named the dog Indiana.

12.  Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight.

13.  You push yourself too hard, you're not superman you know.

14.  Come with me if you wanna live!

15.  The only good bug, is a dead bug.

16.  You stop this fight, I'll kill ya.

17.  So if she ways as much as a duck she is made of wood.

18.  Come on.  I am right here.  What are you waiting for, Kill me, do it now!

19.  Sir, we have gone plaid.

20.  But apart from the sanitation, medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, roads, fresh water system, and public health, what have the Romans ever done for us.

21.  I am here in case you succeed.

22.  So this is how liberty dies; with thunderous applaus.

23.  To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their women.

24.  That must be one hell of a planet you men come from.

25.  It is all done except the last chapter.  I want you to help me.  Finish it.

26.  Walk without rhythm and you won't attract a worm.

27.  I don't want to sell anything bought or processed, or buy anything sold or processed, or process anything bought or sold.

28.  I don't Do dates, but I don't lose either.

29.  I know kung fu.

30.  Don't forget to kill Phillip.

1. Mallrats

2. Watership Down

3. Idiocracy

4. Beavis and Butthead Do America

5.  Star Wars epIV

6. Serenity

7. Point Break

8. The Wraith

9. The Lost boys

10. Princess Bride

11.  Indiana Jones and the last crusade

12. Batman

13. Spiderman 2

14. Terminator

15. Starship Troopers

16  Rocky

17. Monty Python and the Holy Grail

18. Predator

19. Spaceballs

20. Life of Brian

21  Stargate

22. Star Wars Ep 2

23. Conan

24. Flash Gordon

25. The Fountain

26. Dune

27. Say Anything

28. Hackers

29. Matrix

30. Shaun of the Dead

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Scifi Quiz

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 19, 2008 by Budd Black

1.  Name the samurai sword carrying character from Snow Crash. (moderate) Hiro Protatgonist

2.  What author would I read if I was interested in Vogon Poetry? (easy) Douglas Adams

3.  In what movie does Charlie Sheen play a character's brother back from the dead? (easy) The Wraith

4.  Before we were in the matrix, this movie created a virtual reality that ended on a deserted highway and starred Gretchen Mol. (difficult) The Thirteenth Floor

5.  Who is Hari Seldon. (moderate) Character from the Foundation Series by Isaac Asimov

6.  Name the PBS series that involved an alien invasion with kids hiding out in the library.  (difficult) Tomes and Talismans

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A Hundred Years Ago

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on November 19, 2008 by Budd Black

A Hundred Years Ago by Roderick Heffley

Sometimes I sit and wonder
About stuff I don't know
Like what the heck the earth was like
A hundred years ago.

Did cavemen ride on dinosaurs?
Did flowers even grow?
We could all guess but that was back
A hundred years ago.

I wish they built a time machine
And they picked me to go
To check out what the scene was like
A hundred years ago.

Did giant spiders rule the earth?
Were deserts filled with snow?
I wonder what the story was
A hundred years ago.

This is only a small sample of the laughs you will enjoy in both of the Diaries of a Wimpy Kid  by Jeff Kinney.  My daughter brought these home and I almost feel ashamed to say that she had to put off reading them because I was devouring them. Really a great find on my 7 year old's part.  

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
Jeff Kinney

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Legal Drugs

Posted in Uncategorized on November 18, 2008 by Budd Black

It is like crack for your lips.

 

 

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The Revolution: A Manifesto

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 14, 2008 by Budd Black

It isn't hard to see why people flocked to the message of Ron Paul after reading this book.  It was an informative and a very educational book that I feel strengthened that little voice in my head that says, "America isn't taking the right path."  Paul is unapologetic in his love for the constitution.  While I am sure for every example that Paul has put forward about why the document should still be relevant there are probably those that have an example of how it won't work, I think that Paul's examples speak to people and he is at least a change from business as usual in Washington. 

This books message is simple.  The Government needs to scale itself back and leave people alone.  Leave people alone conduction business in this country, leave the markets alone so that they can actually be free (something they are far from), and leave people in other countries alone to practice their own form of government.  These are beleifs that I have had for a very long time and beliefs that neocons have criticized me for or pretended to have for themselves.  This book destroys the myth that the Republican Party is conservative and, I think, correctly states that most conservatives/repulicans yearn for true constitutional government. 

It was an amazing book, but at the same time scary.  Paul shows the reader examples of how the constitution is blatently ignored.  While all three branches have gotten out of control, the executive branch has been on a century long power grab.  The economy was discussed and Paul presents his reasoning about what is wrong with it.  While you may not agree with the gold standard theory, you will be hard pressed to disagree with his opinion of the federal reserve. 

This book is highly recommended to anyone looking for change.  Ron Paul isn't delusional and doesn't think his ideas can be implemented overnight or even in one term, but he does think we need to correct our path and start heading in those directions.   

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Big, Dumb Government

Posted in Uncategorized on November 12, 2008 by Budd Black

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/7724325.stm

 

So, we are going to give money to companies that make a sub par, gas guzzling product that no one wants to buy.  Oh wait, the American people are going to own stock in these corportations now.  So, if the company ever becomes profitable again, when can I expect my dividend check?  The government will eventually own the American auto industry and we will never see a dime and will continue being taxed into bankruptcy.  I wonder how long before we ban imports.

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