Tuesday, March 31, 2009

The Walls Come Tumblin' Down.

I worked at the Radisson, and while I had a lot of good times there, and met some wonderful people (actually technically that's where I met Blake...or at least where the computer I met him on resided)I am glad to see the destruction of the South Tower beginning.
Ever since Mr. Ed Lewis passed away the hotel had become a joke, no longer worthy of the 4 star rating it still somehow managed to get every year.
Trust me, I know.
And yes Im also a bit biased, since when I was "The Reservations Office" I was fired for following the in structions of a sales manager that almost caused a million dollar expo to be pulled from the hotel. Yay for taking the fall!

Im hoping for something better for that spot in Monroeville.

You could fit a Sonic over where the old PNC is.

Just sayin'.

Friday, March 27, 2009

"And Now", Cried Max, "Let the Wild Rumpus Start!"

I watch this and I feel like a kid, all anticipation and excitement.
If this dosent stir something in you, you have no soul.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mix Tape Memories.

So while in the midst of my massive cleaning jag in the house I have come across a lot of memories.
Pictures good and bad, people I never want to forget and those I'd rather not remember.
Some things priceless, some things painful.

One thing I found today struck me as particularly meaningful, throwing me into a wistful mood for simpler times. I sometimes I wish I had college to do over again, I wish I could change the person I made a priority and get back everything else I let slip past me.
I found a cassette case, with liner notes, minus the tape ,of a mix my ex made for me in college, and while I truly think he was a*****REDACTED***** when we were together I threw away, or more honestly burned, most everything he ever gave me, except for this tape. Sadly it has been lost to the sands of time but I wish wish wish I still had this tape ( yes I know I can just download it all,but it's not the same as a good old fashioned mix tape)

It completely sums up what I was listening to in 1996/97.


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The only songs I couldnt find on Project Playlist were
"Rude Awakening" by Prong
"Moisture" by Dishwalla

Edited to include track listing. Because you know what, the sight of his handwriting pisses me off and it needs to be thrown out. Sue me.

Side I

The Perfect Drug Nine Inch Nails
Lakinis Juice Live
Pity the Dead Bad Religion
Personal Holloway Bish
She Green Day
I'll Stick Around Foo Fighters
Zombie The Cranberries
Hooker with a Penis Tool
Long Way Down Goo Goo Dolls
Streets of America Bad Religion
Having a Blast Green Day
Suffer Bad Religion

Side II

Anasthesia Bad Religion
Rude Awakening Prong
Humans Being Van Halen
Shame Stabbing Westward
Stinkfist Tool
Greedy Fly Bush
The Plan Nada Surf
Moisture Dishwalla
What Do I Have to Do? Stabbing Westward
Infected Bad Religion
Tiny Voices Bad Religion

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

It's actually not as bad as I thought it would be.

"Tween "Dora" won't be a bad girl, say guardians"

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Parents, no need to lock Dora the Explorer away from your daughters, say the guardians of the popular TV cartoon character and toy line.

U.S. cable TV network Nickelodeon and toymaker Mattel vowed on Monday that plans to make a 'tween Dora doll would not undermine the wholesomeness of the educational bilingual star who has a sidekick monkey, map, compass and backpack.

Parents had voiced fears and complaints that introducing a 'tween Dora with long hair, long legs and a trendy make-over was not in keeping with the character's outdoor, adventurous spirit and would prove a poor role model.

"We don't need another Bratz phenomenon for pre-schoolers. I don't want my 2/5-year-old daughter asking for mini skirts and lip gloss to continue her Dora obsession," wrote Elizabeth Sloman, 30, to the Pensacola News Journal.

As an online petition against the new 'tween Dora began to build up speed, Nickelodeon and Mattel, the world's largest toymaker, addressed these concerns and assured parents that Dora was not changing -- and not going off the rails.

"The award-winning preschool Dora character that audiences know and love is not changing at all," the two companies said in a joint statement on Monday.

"In the nine years she has been on television, Dora has become an important role model to many. The Latina heroine has connected with a generation of young boys and girls all around the world through her courageousness and sense of adventure."

Dora and her friends Boots the Monkey, Isa the Iguana, Tico the Squirrel and the mischievous Swiper the Fox have won a huge international following since becoming regulars on Nickelodeon in 2000 with a Spanish version introduced later.

But an uproar ensued among some parents last month when Mattel and Viacom Inc. unit Nickelodeon unveiled plans for a "tweenage Dora" who moves to the big city, attends middle school, and has a new, fashionable look.

Initially, the companies said Dora's look would not be revealed until fall. They did release a silhouette showing she was trading in her tomboy shorts and bob haircut for longer hair and a short skirt, and that image caused a stir.

"What next? Dora the cheerleader? Dora the fashionista with stylist purse and stilettos?" wrote parents who started the online petition (www.ipetitions.com/petition/Dora_Makeover/) called "Let's Go: No Makeover for Dora."

"If the original Dora grew up, she wouldn't be a fashion icon or a shopaholic. She'd develop her map reading ... design new ways to bring fresh water to communities in need ... become a wildlife preservationist biologist."

In response, the companies on Monday unveiled Dora's total new look, showing a young girl in flowered tunic, purple leggings and sandals. They said Dora would be solving mysteries with four new girlfriends related to the environment, wildlife and school.

"This version of Dora -- which is approximately modeled after a nine- or 10-year-old -- is an age-appropriate doll that lets girls continue to learn and grow with the character," they said.

"The reason for creating this new Dora line is to offer an alternative to moms who want their daughters to stay little girls, a little longer. The sense of adventure that is such a core part of Dora the Explorer continues in this new line."

(Writing by Belinda Goldsmith, Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

Elise, Lydia...you guys are still allowed to watch Dora.

St. Patricks Day Parade, 2009

There are more pictures...but this is all you get

Monday, March 9, 2009

Who Watches the Watchmen.

You can.

At least the opening credit sequence.

click fullscreen, for some reason when I posted it here it cuts off part of the video.