Tuesday, November 25, 2008

When life gets you down, Remember, it once gave you free lemons

There have been more delays on brothers gotta blog. The first post is all done but the pics still aren't ready to go. Also there are some design issues. Life, work, and being under the weather have all gotten in the way lately.

We are now shooting for December 1st to launch Brothers Gotta Blog. The four day weekend should allow us the time we need to get the site up and running.

Again sorry for the delay, we now return you to your regularly scheduled broadcasting.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Announcing Brothers Gotta Blog!

The new web project is Brothers Gotta Blog!

Big deal, another blog you say. Well its going to be a lot different from this one. This blog will feature conversations between myself and my brother Tim covering a variety of conversations. It will be collosal. It will be weird. It will be a lot of fun.

Unlike this blog, it will be updated once a week on Mondays. A lot more work is involved with this blog so it takes longer. We are hoping to have it up and running this coming monday.

Trust me you'll like it.

More shows heading to the tv in the sky?

Eli Stone, Pushing Daisies and Dirty Sexy Money did not receive orders for additional episodes. While technically, the series are not cancelled, and will complete production on their 13 episode orders from the network, the difference between “no more hours being ordered” and “cancelled” is seen by many as being academic. Poor Mr. Jones is going to have nothing to watch.

You know someone should make a website about all of these canned shows.

;)

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Chuck Norris is a Potty Mouth

Well the Chuck Norris Random Fact Generator just dropped an F Bomb... so its farewell to the widget. You were very funny most of the time but I can't have that type of language on this blog. My kids visit the site

Well so what if they can't read... I still don't want that language on the blog.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Hitler was nuts... or was he?

WARNING: The following story is not for the kiddos.

from Foxnews:

An extraordinary account from a German army medic has finally confirmed what the world long suspected: Hitler only had one testicle.

War veteran Johan Jambor made the revelation to a priest in the 1960s, who wrote it down.

The priest’s document has now come to light –- 23 years after Jambor’s death.

The war tyrant’s medical condition has been mocked for years in a British song.

The lyrics are: "Hitler has only got one ball, the other is in the Albert Hall. His mother, the dirty b****r, cut it off when he was small."

Until now there has never been complete proof Hitler was monorchic — the medical term for having one testicle.

But the document tells how Jambor saw the proof with his own eyes. In the account, he relives the horror of serving as an army medic in World War I.

He died aged 94 in 1985, but had told his secret to priest Franciszek Pawlar, who kept a note of their conversation.

Johan’s friend Blassius Hanczuch confirmed the priest’s account of how the medic saved Hitler’s life. He said: “In 1916 they had their hardest fight in the Battle of the Somme.

“For several hours, Johan and his friends picked up injured soldiers. He remembers Hitler.

“They called him the 'Screamer.' He was very noisy. Hitler was screaming ‘help, help.'

“His abdomen and legs were all in blood. Hitler was injured in the abdomen and lost one testicle. His first question to the doctor was: ‘Will I be able to have children?'"

Hitler’s genitals have long caused controversy. Some historians dismissed the “one ball” song as propaganda. But an alleged Soviet autopsy on Hitler backed it up.

Records show Hitler did suffer a groin injury in the Somme

X-Men REBOOT

The Silver Screen X-Men are about to get a bit younger.

This according to an article posted this evening on Variety which states that 20th Century Fox has tapped Josh Schwartz, the creator of “Gossip Girl,” “The OC” and “Chuck,” to write and potentially direct a reboot of the X-Men movie franchise under the name “X-Men: First Class.”

Details of the new production are limited at this hour, but according to the report, Fox has been leaning towards a retooling of the franchise using younger versions of the characters introduced in the previous X-Men films, along the lines of those featured in the Marvel Comics series also called “X-Men: First Class."

This move follows the $1.2 Billion dollar success of the first three X-Men films. “X-Men” (2000) and “X2” (2003) were directed by Bryan Singer. “X-Men: The Last Stand” (2006) was directed by Brett Ratner.

No specific date has been announced for the release of “X-Men: First Class,” although it’s expected sometime in 2010. Mutant fans won’t have to wait long to get their next fix, though, as May 2009 sees the release of “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” featuring Hugh Jackman in the role he originated in the first three X-Men films. Fox is also developing a stand-alone Magneto feature as well as considering a Deadpool spinoff starring Ryan Reynolds, following the character’s debut in “Wolverine.”

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Alliance Council of Zoological Research announces Major Breakthrough

Alliance Council of Zoological Research has been working diligently to restore the ecology of the battered moon of Endor. Many will remember the moon of Endor to be the location of the Alliance's greatest victory against the Empire. A team of rebel soldiers led by Han Solo deactivated a force field generator on the moon's surface that allowed the Rebel Alliance to destroy the second Death Star. Assisting the Rebels were the furry inhabitants of the Moon of Endor, the Ewoks.



Unfortunately for the Ewoks, the explosion of a nuclear powered space station in the moon's orbit caused devastating damage to the environment. Radiation poisoning wiped out much of the moon's plant life and caused permanent baldness to the ewoks.



The Alliance Council of Zoological Research has tried for years to solve this problem. Today we are happy to announce a major breakthrough.



Thank you for your sacrifice Ewoks. You guys are the best.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Blog posts will be sporadic this week

A lot going on at work this week so don't expect too much on the blog. What little free time I get is going to the second site. The second site will launch this Friday.

Things should return to normal next week.

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Jeff Dunham Special



Jeff Dunham, ventriloquist extraordinaire, has a new Christmas special on this Sunday at 9pm on Comedy Central. His previous special, Spark of Insanity, will air before it.

Very, very funny. WARNING not for the kiddos.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Arrested Development the Movie... a go?



Howard was the executive producer and the very "voice" of the inventive Fox sitcom "Arrested Development," which was cancelled in the middle of its third season despite winning numerous Emmys. A few months ago, Jason Bateman said that creator Mitchell Hurvitz wanted to continue the story of the Bluth family on the big screen, Michael Cera while doing press for Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist wasn't quite as confident, but then recently, Jeffrey Tambor said that it was happening. Not one to believe anyone but those directly involved with the financing of such a movie, we decided to ask the one person who would know EXACTLY what was happening with the show's portal to film, Howard himself.

"I really hope we do it," Howard enthused. "The reason there's been so much back and forth is... well, for two reasons, is the business understanding coming from the studio side was not clear, so even though we were wanting to do it and said, 'Yeah, maybe we could' but things weren't defined. I think that's really come into focus in the last week or so. Mitch's full-on commitment to not only write it but direct it is something he's been wrestling with, he's been launching a TV show at the same time, so he couldn't let it really be at the forefront of his mind creatively. It is now. He seems very committed. We still don't have a script. Yeah, he's got some great ideas, and the cast seemed very excited about it and I certainly am. I'm very, very hopeful—more hopeful now than ever—that it's really going to happen."

Fans will probably rejoice if Mitchell Hurvitz can spend some time and get a script that Imagine Entertainment and Universal will want to make into a film, especially considering the success that many of the cast have found since the show's demise.

The axeman cometh

Lipstick Jungle, My Own Worst Enemy, and Mad TV are all getting the ax. Mad TV will end at the end of this season.

Rumors are that Knight Rider might be the next to get canned.

Side Project a go-go

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that there were side web projects in the work. I'm happy to announce that one of those projects will be launching toward the end of next week.

More details next week.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Mark Your Calendars: five years from today

Five years from today will be 11/12/13.

Consider yourself warned.

Soapbox: Watch out for Falling Gas Prices

The Thorton's sign outside my window here at work says $1.87. Its so nice to see low gas prices again, but don't get used to them.

I've been trying to keep this board free of politics. That being said, the gas prices are low because the economy is in the toilet. Once the economy rebounds the gas prices will skyrocket again.

It would be really wise if we would... oh I don't know... drill for oil now! Do it before the prices skyrocket again.

Just a thought.

(falls off soapbox and breaks ankle)

And the results are in...

How did Chuck Norris beat Cobra Commander? This is an outrage! I also found it sad that no one voted for Captain America. Oh well, here's the new president of the blog.



A new poll will be up next week.

Batman sues Batman

The Mayor of a Turkish city called Batman is suing director Christopher Nolan and Warner Bros. bosses for a cut of their Caped Crusader film franchise.

Huseyin Kalkan has accused the brains behind The Dark Knight of using the city.s name without permission in the bizarre new legal action.

The Mayor states, .There is only one Batman in the world. The American producers used the name of our city without informing us..

And Kalkan goes so far as to blame the latest Nolan film for a spate of murders and suicides in Batman.

He also claims the stigma attached to the city makes it almost impossible for local businesses to be taken seriously abroad.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Zzzz...

Lately insomnia has been all the rage in the Al house. Jaybird has been having nightly stomach aches. He spends half the night tossing and turning and complaining. Andy is having her usual sleep issues and still adjusting post pregnancy. I myself have reinjured my shoulder. So I've been getting less and less sleep.

On top of all that I'll probably be taking a second job soon to help pay the bills. Not sure if it would be part time at night or the dreaded third shift.

The only one getting sleep and sleeping through the night...

Revenge of the Bed Bugs

For most of the last 30 or 40 years, bed bugs were rarely seen, but in recent years they've made a real comeback. Merchant primarily works with pest control professionals, and bed bugs are their worst nightmare, he said.

"Infested structures are mostly hotels and apartments, arguably two of the least profitable and most difficult places to service," Merchant said. "Infestations are usually centered around beds and bedrooms, often the most cluttered and private rooms of a home. Good service is extremely time consuming and requires diligent follow-up to be successful."

Bed bugs are no picnic for those whose bedrooms are infested either. When bed bugs bite, their salvia causes irritation and inflamation.

No one really knows why bed bugs have become more common, but increased international travel has probably contributed to the rise, Merchant said. Crazy ants, a.k.a, "crazy rasberry ants," and rover ants are the "biggest pest surprises in recent memory," Merchant said.

Friday, November 7, 2008

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Al shouldn't be allowed to use photoshop



Why Aren't You Reading: Bone?



A review from Amazon:

Mere months after publishing the final installment of the long-running fantasy saga Bone, Smith collects all 13 years' worth of it in a single, massive volume. As many comics fans know, the series chronicles the adventures of the Bone cousins--plucky Fone Bone, scheming Phony Bone, and easygoing Smiley Bone-- who leave their home of Boneville and are swept up in a Tolkienesque epic of royalty, dragons, and unspeakable evil forces out to conquer humankind. The compilation makes it evident how fully formed Smith's vision was from the very beginning--although the early chapters emphasized comedy, as do the final pages, the tale quickly found its dramatic bearings. His remarkably accomplished drawing style, in the manner of such comics masters as Walt Kelly and Carl Barks, was fully formed from the start, too. Libraries that have missed out on individual Bone series titles should seize this opportunity to make up for the fact, and those who have collected the series all along will do well to acquire the collected edition to supplement or supplant those doubtless well-worn volumes. But be prepared for overdues: even the most voracious readers will be hard-pressed to get through this hefty, phone book-like tome before they're supposed to return it.

An excellent black and white comic book series. Incredible art and an incredible story. The Louisville Library has multiple copies of all of the volumes. If you don't like black and white, then you are in luck. The original volumes are being colorized. The library has most of those as well.

The individual volumes are:
"Out from Boneville"
"The Great Cow Race"
"Eyes of the Storm"
"The Dragonslayer"
"Rock Jaw: Master of the Eastern Border"
"Old Man's Cave"
"Ghost Circles"
"Treasure Hunters"
"The Crown Of Horns"

A truly great series that kids will love as much as adults. Do yourself a favor and check it out.

SUPER HAPPY FUN PICTURE TIME: Bigfeet

Here we have a rare picture of a bigfoot in his natural habitat


Wait! What is that behind him?


GASP! Its 2 Bigfoots er... Bigfeet um... Boxen?

Thursday, November 6, 2008

SHOCK! Simpsons upsets people

Gay rights advocates have slammed long-running TV cartoon The Simpsons after one of the show's popular characters made a homophobic comment.

The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) have spoken out against the use of the phrase "that's so gay" which was used in a recent Halloween episode aired in the U.S. last week.

The comment was made by Nelson Muntz, voiced by Nancy Cartwright, who bullies the series' character Milhouse Van Houten.

Glsen bosses have demanded that the show's scriptwriters halt any further use of the comment - insisting the negative interpretation of being gay offends homosexuals.

In a statement released to TMZ.com, they say, "Nelson's use of 'that's so gay' in a negative way is not surprising considering that 90 per cent of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth say they hear the term used this way frequently or often at school.

"Nelson should visit ThinkB4YouSpeak.com where he can send an apologetic e-card to Milhouse. Glsen would also welcome Nelson's participation in our next PSA so he can make amends by helping to educate young people about why such language is wrong."

A spokesperson for the show has not commented as WENN goes to press.


He should send an apologetic e-card? Man, that's so gay.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Remember, remember

the fifth of November,
the gunpowder treason and plot.
I know of no reason
why the gunpowder treason
should ever be forgot.

V

Michael Crichton dies of Cancer?

I cant find any good links since Obama is dominating most of the headlines. But Wiki (take that for what it's worth) is reporting that he died suddenly after a bout with Cancer.

Deep Discount annual DVD Holiday Sale

Deep Discount DVD is offering 25% off DVD and Blu-ray discs Nov. 7 to Nov. 23. This is a great deal and they offer free shipping. You'll need a password to get the deal. I'll post the passwords on friday.

Dismay and Disbelief

I can't believe it. I can't believe he lost. I worked so hard to get people to vote for him but it didn't matter. The media was against him. They covered Obama so much more than him, it makes me sick. He really never had a chance. Oh well, Cobra Commander will be back in 2012. We'll try again then.

Cobra!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Monday, November 3, 2008

Peanuts Webisodes

Some 20 classic Peanuts comic strips have been animated by hand into 3-4-minute-long "webisodes" that will be offered on Apple's iTunes Store at a price of two for 99 cents. However, beginning today (Monday), fans will be able to download two of them for free during a limited promotional period. The cartoons, based on strips that appeared in the mid '60s, were produced by Warner Bros. Motion Comics and supervised by Jeannie Schulz, widow of Charles Shulz, who created the Peanuts characters. Schulz indicated that no thought was given to turning the strips into 3-D, computer-generated animated productions. In an interview with the Associated Press she said, "CG doesn't quite look right [the characters]. ... I still love that funny way they walk along."

Sunday, November 2, 2008

a no knees mouse

I've changed the settings so now anyone can post a comment, even those who don't have a google account. The comments won't pop up immediately. Whee.