22nd Apr2004

Well, it DID Look Like A Stargate…

by Will

You can take the kid out of sci-fi, but you can’t take the sci-fi out of the kid. As much as I try to leave the world of geekdom, it keeps pulling me right back in. The other day, I went to Happy Hour with Patti and Courtney @ TGIFriday’s. We pull up and they remark, “Hey, there’s the Toilet Bowl Building”, because there’s a big ring around the structure. As much as I tried to suppress it, I blurted out, “Hey, it looks like the Stargate!”. A hush fell over the crowd. Yeah….

22nd Apr2004

Where In The World Is Justin Timberlake?

by Will

I’m going to shoot myself for asking this, but Where’s Justin Timberlake? I mean, a few months ago, you couldn’t get even get in an elevator, without being accosted by some form of Rock Your Body or that infernal “I’m Lovin’ It” jingle. Now, it seems like he’s fallen off the earth. I hear he’s filming some movie as a reporter, but I miss my JT fix! There’s only so much Uncle Jesse/Mystique drama I can take, especially since I predicted the end of that marriage YEARS ago. “Have mercy”, indeed.

18th Apr2004

Great Weekend Involving VA, The Punisher, and Kill Bill Vol 2

by Will

OK, let’s see if I still remember how this goes. As much as I hate to admit it, you all know how I LOVE being the resident Eeyore, but this has actually been a great weekend. Got off work yesterday @ 5, which is simply unheard of. Then, I got my long-awaited reunion with VA. Amazing, we’ve known each other for years, but it was the first time we’ve ever gotten drunk together. Anyway, with Alabama Slammers and Chicken Fried Rice, that girl certainly knows how to have a good time. Plus, I now know the Metro goes right to her house, so it’s not gonna be one of those “only-reachable-by-car”. Didn’t get home til about 4 AM ’cause of friggin’ maintenance on the Red Line. I was actually scared I might get stranded in DC, and I mean the Bad DC.

Today was just as crazy and action-packed as yesterday. Finally got some bills paid, which is good ’cause it means I’m being responsible. It’s bad, though, ’cause I’m out $250. Anyway, I think Verizon and I know where each other stands from this day forward. 😛

Anyway, I had to “observe” Wednesday today, meaning I had to get my comics ’cause I was working when they came out on Wednesday. As a caveat, I got SO MUCH Punisher swag today! Free movie poster @ the shop, and free comic at the movie, but more on that later.

After the shop, I just kinda walked around. It was such a nice day, and I didn’t want to waste it. I ended up walking to Toys “R” Us, which turned out to be really weird. Normally, I can slip in unnoticed, and slip back out. Today, however, everyone I ever worked with seemed to be there, and they were all so friendly. They said they genuinely missed me, and it truly felt like it. To be honest, I miss them too. I don’t think I’d ever go back there, but I still love kids and toys. Neither of these loves are being fulfilled @ H&M.

Anyway, I eventually made my way to Silver Spring to comic shop #2, and found the sweetest poster. The guy didn’t know how much to sell it for, for fear of his manager firing him. So, I put it on hold and have to call back tomorrow. I’ll describe it tomorrow if the deal goes through.

Eventually, I met up with Brett and we went to dinner & The Punisher. So, what did I think of The Punisher? He simply didn’t punish enough. He was way too much of a wise-cracking smart-ass for a guy who watched his entire extended family massacred. That was part of the problem. The whole movie was overkill. It was like a bad WWF match. For example, in the comic, Frank Castle’s wife, son, and daughter are caught in mob crossfire, which drives him crazy and causes him to become The Punisher. In the movie, Castle’s entire family, including parents, aunts, cousins, etc, are massacred during a beachfront family reunion. There was no need for them to kill 50+ people! We get the point. It’s kinda like how Eminem wants us to know how he really, really loves his daughter. Enough already. In the end, I enjoyed the movie, but I thought he’d be more stoic than he actually was.

After the movie, I did something rare: I went out again! Don’t ask me why, ’cause it’s certainly not a normal thing, but I met up with Davis and we went to see Kill Bill Vol. II. I can’t even begin to attempt to give a review to that movie. I’ll just say awesome. And not in that “Matrix/Star Wars-justification of crappy sequel” kind of way. Simply awesome movie. Tarantino turned a cliche into something amusing and enjoyable. On the other hand, I can’t wait to hear all the gripes my “debate partner” is going to have regarding the movie’s political incorrectness; we haven’t even discussed “The Apprentice” finale, so I know he’ll be charged and ready to go. Anyway, I know the Japanese, and some Jewish, organizations are gonna be up in arms Monday morning, so Quentin, prepare for the backlash. Regardless, a job well-done.

03rd Dec2003

Big Trouble In Little China

by Will

Just remember what ol’ Jack Burton does when the earth quakes, the poison arrows fall from the sky, and the pillars of Heaven shake. Yeah, Jack Burton just looks that big old storm right in the eye and says, “Give me your best shot. I can take it.”

22nd Nov2003

NYC Excursion

by Will

WOW, it’s been a LONG time! I forgot my password for the past weeks, plus I don’t exactly have regular access to the i-net these days. So much to tell, so little energy. A few bullets:

-Actually hearing back from toy companies. Toys R Us Corporate good, Hasbro bad

-Ran away from home to NYC for a week. Came home when money ran out. In the meantime, I saw Soledad O’Brien on the street and Dave Chappelle in the Virgin Megastore. Saw Matrix in IMAX; it STILL sucked, but it did so beautifully. Went to Toys R Us Times Square. I truly believe it is an exact replica of what Heaven must be like. There’s a friggin Ferris Wheel in that place! It truly is “The Center of the Toy Universe”!

28th Sep2003

Movietastic Weekend

by Will

It’s been a movie-ful weekend. Yesterday, I felt pretty retarded ’cause I watched Zoolander, Bio-Dome, & Son-in-Law. Today, it was a Mariah Carey movie marathon with Glitter and Wisegirls. Ya know, she’s not a bad actress after all. I mean, Glitter was cliche and contrived, but not as bad as people said. Wisegirls was pretty good; too bad it went straight to video. Now, I’m watching Secretary which, to say the least, is pretty weird. It’s about time I got my money’s worth out of this cable. Especially since I have about 20 premium channels alone!

28th Sep2003

Glitter

by Will

“The glitter cannot overpower the artist…I want to see more of her breasts!”

27th Sep2003

Kissing Jessica Stein

by Will

If you wanna see a really cute movie, I HIGHLY recommend “Kissing Jessica Stein”. Not something I’d normally go for, but I guess the metrosexual in me took over. I really liked that flick, though! Rent it. NOW. (And it’s also on Showtime for the rest of the weekend)

25th Sep2003

And I Thought Dead Gangsters Were The Only Things Buried In The Desert

by Will

In 1982, Atari put all of its financial weight into production of the E.T. video game. Now, keep in mind that this was during the time that Atari was no longer the Big Boy on the Video Game block; some dirty plumber was about to have a billion dollar ‘shroom encounter. Anyway, this game did not nearly as well as expected, causing Atari to bury over a million cartridges in the New Mexico desert?!!! Don’t believe me, check this out: http://www.snopes.com/business/market/atari.asp

21st Jul2003

How To Deal With Mandy Moore

by Will

So, I saw the new Mandy Moore movie, “How to Deal”. You know, if she can maintain her charm and innocence, she’s got quite the future ahead of her. While watching the movie, there’s no doubt that she’s adorable, but it’s virtually impossible to think of her in an impure way. She comes off as your best friend’s little sister, who you’ve known since she was born. Hell, I want her to be MY sister! Plus, her best friend is played by the same girl who was Ross’s underaged girlfriend on “Friends” (the one whose dad was Bruce Willis). Man, did she put on weight! Hey, it’s no Oscar contender, but it’s a cute movie.