February 28, 2007

Hollywood Stock Exchange

     Originally I bought 400 shares of Star Trek 11 stock at $50.13/share under the assumption that JJ Abrams was directing. Not 3 hours later it was announced that the Abrams thing was just a rumor and the stock plummetted like a duck in winter. I decided to hold on to it though and see if I could recoup a bit of the lost revenue before I sold it as we came closer to the release date.

     Then yesterday and today happened. Rumors of Matt Damon (Kirk), Gary Sinise (McCoy aka Bones), Adrien Brody (Spock), Daniel Dae Kim from Lost (Sulu) and James McElvoy (Scottie) being cast in the roles. On top of this, an actual release date has been announced (Christmas Day - 2008) and it appears the JJ Abrams rumor might be more than just a rumor. Stock prices soared and I am now in the plus as the shares are currently selling at $53.41 and climbing steadily. This puts me at a current net gain of $13,120! Happy day. Also, the boss is gone today so I'm leaving work early to go home and take a nap. Can it get any better?

You too can buy and sell stock of your favorite actors and films at HSX.com - have fun.


February 27, 2007

So Tell Me What Ya Want, What Ya Really Really Want. Well I'll Tell Ya What I Want, What I Really Really Want...

     Just heard this morning that there's a slight chance that the Spice Girls may get back together this summer for one more UK tour for AIDS charity. Yeah, baby.. yeah!

     In other news, if the Oscars are any indication, it shouldn't be too hard to get a grammy this year. I'm planning on getting a super group together and remaking The Beatles' White Album.


February 20, 2007

Welcome to Firefox

     Thank you for using Firefox as your web browser. We suck ass. If you're a webmaster, we have two words for you: "HAahahahahahahahahaahaha!" Thank you.



February 15, 2007


     My movie website, MoviePatron.com, is being completely overhauled over the next few days and weeks. As a Birds Eye re-View reader, you get exclusive access to the progress of said overhaul. To watch the site change and evolve over the next 10 days or so, you can just go here:

Update 2/28 - Site overhaul complete:

     If you keep refreshing the page, a new picture will appear in the masthead. Let me know what you think of any of the mast heads. Any that are cool or any that are hideous and should be removed? Send an email to: feedback@moviepatron.com.

     Please keep in mind that things may look funny, links probably won't work right and there may be a general sense of ugliness at times as the programming is done and worked on. Rest assured, when it's finished, it will be cool. But of course plans for another overhaul will start almost immediately as I am never satisfied.

...end transmission


February 11, 2007

It's All Business

     Here is a brief summary of my first out of town business trip for my current company...

DAY 1-
8am-6pm: watch 6 year old children explain to their parents how to use a computer.
6-7pm: eat
7-12: consume alcohol, listen to live music
12-7am: sleep

DAY 2-
8am-6pm: stare in awe as dozens and dozens of middle aged people have no idea how to use a mouse.
6-7pm: eat
7-12: consume alcohol, listen to live music
12-7am: sleep

DAY 3-
8am-2pm: wonder how people make it through life without knowing what "double-click" or "right-click" means. Yet somehow they swear to me they're going to check "how their order is doing on the internets."
2-6pm: clean, drive home, nap.
7pm: hold up a McDonalds (no, not really. Just checking to see if you're still reading this).


February 09, 2007

The End Has Come

     Today is the last day of my Star Wars lunchbox being used to carry my lunch to work everyday. She's been faithful, practical and above all, cool as hell. Sure I've taken some flak from people who don't get the greatness that is George Lucas and his marketing campaign that changed the world in the late 70s and early 80s. But I also get plenty of compliment and discussions about the nostalgia factor too. She may not look like much, but she's go it where it counts, kid. I've made a lot of special modifications myself.
     You see the problem is, as of late, that the old girl just has started to rust out and smnell a little funny on the inside from years and years of dripping pear juice, lasagna not properly wrapped, exploding Coke cans, cheeze whiz, old milk cartons left over a weekend and bread crumbs within the hinges and cracks; just to name a few things. it's not fair to make her suffer anymore. So it is time to clean her up one last time, give it one final polish and set her on the shelf to retire in glory and prestige; to live the rest of her days in the comfort of the knowledge that in her day, she was at the top of the game.
     You've served me well over the years darlin'. Here's to you...


February 07, 2007

Super Bowl (insert a bunch of letters here)

     And the Birds Eye re-View winner for the best advertisement during the Super Bowl goes to...


February 04, 2007

The Debate on Global Warming Continues

     Sarah Silverman is doing her part. Are you doing what you can to help global warming?

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February 02, 2007

Quote of the (yester) Day

     "I mean, you got the first mainstream African-American who is articulate and bright and clean and a nice-looking guy. I mean, that’s a storybook, man."

- Senator Joe Biden (D - Delaware) talking about Barack Obama; apparently the first black man to be articulate, bright, clean and good looking. Will Smith responded to this statement by washing his armpits and becoming the second black man to fit this criteria.


February 01, 2007

Paragliding Girl Savaged by Eagles

     Reprinted from a story in the daily mail (UK):

I've bolded the part that I think is hilarious the way it is written.

Floating 2,000ft above the ground, you have to be prepared for any eventuality.

But when a flock of angry eagles attacked, British paragliding champion Nicky Moss didn't know what had hit her.

Trying desperately to fight off the onslaught of razor-sharp beaks and talons, she plunged 500 terrifying feet in a few seconds before managing to regain control of her glider.

"Luckily I was wearing a helmet or I would have been in very serious trouble," she said last night, safely back on the ground.

"Because I had to hang on to the glider I could not use my hands to ward them off so all I could do to protect my face was to force my head down against my chest and hope that they didn't get to my eyes.

"I thought I was dead meat. They were ferocious."

Miss Moss, 38, a member of the British Paragliding Squad, was taking part in a competition in Queensland, Australia, when the wedge-tailed eagles swooped on her.

Last night an Australian paragliding official said eagle attacks were "fairly common". They regard the paragliders as birds threatening their domain.

Dave Thompson, a technical officer for the British Hangliding and Paragliding Association, said: "It's not uncommon for paragliding pilots to come into contact with birds. That's especially true of big birds of prey. We fly using the same currents to stay up as they do."

It is the second time Miss Moss has had a close call in Australia.

In February last year, her canopy failed to unfurl and her reserve chute also malfunctioned. She landed in a tree.

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