Wednesday, October 26, 2005


L.A. is a surreal place... I just saw Fabio sitting in the lobby. I can't help but giggle; the Fabio vs. Goose incident was the Greatest Story of the 20th Century.


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Monday, October 24, 2005

Mick or Treat

Kudos to Disney.

On Saturday I went to a special Halloween event at Disney's California Adventure. A friend of mine wanted to take her two kids, ages 6 and 3, and her husband couldn't make it so I went along.

Tickets were only $15, which included free parking. They closed DCA at 6:00, then re-opened it from 7:30-10:30 for ticket-holders. They had special areas where kids could dance with Disney characters. Most of the major rides were running: Soarin', California Screamin', Tower of Terror... And then they had 13 trick-or-treat stops throughout the park. I expected that all the candy would be cheap SweetTarts, but they had the good stuff: bite-sized Snickers, Twix, M&Ms. Kids got a handful of candy at each stop. But then towards the end of the night, the workers had all that candy to get rid of so they started double-fisting the candy and dumping it into the kids' bags. I could not believe how much sugary teeth-rotting goodness was being forced upon the kiddies. Oh, and grown-ups got candy too. We figured we got more candy for fifteen bucks from Disney than we could get for the same money at Ralphs, so it would be cheaper to go to DCA to stock up on treats to hand out for Halloween.

I've said it before and I'll say it again. California Adventure gets a lot of bad local press, but it really is a nice park and they do some cool stuff there. Go.

The awkward moment of the night came when the 6-year-old boy asked me "can I call you 'Dad' for tonight?" (True.) I told him "not until we get the paternity test back". (Not so true.)


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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Amazing Places

If you are ever travelling and see an Amazing Race film crew, GET THE HELL OUT OF THERE! Last night's episode was filmed in New Orleans several weeks before Katrina. Last year, they were in Sri Lanka several weeks before the Tsunami.

Somehow, CBS is causing these natural disasters.


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Sunday, October 16, 2005

I Believe

The scent of a skunk is very strong, but it is not necessarily "bad"; it will not make you gag in the way rotten food or a gas station restroom will.


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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Yer out! NOT!

You won't see me doing many sports entries, but I have to speak up on this one. OK, so there was some strange umpire call in an Angels baseball game last night. Whatever. It had something to do with whether the ball hit the ground or not on a pitch. Obviously it was something that you needed to see in a replay, and since there were articles about it all over the internet I wanted to see it for myself. So look what they did on our local news tonight. Remember, the entire point of this clip is to figure out whether or not the ball hit the ground.

The pitch

I am embarrassed that I work in the television industry.


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Wednesday, October 12, 2005


Going political for a change. Today's the anniversary of Matthew Shepard's death. His story really angers me, but maybe not for the same reason it bothers other people.

When Matthew was killed, people were shocked and couldn't understand how this could happen. Call me cynical, but I DO understand how it happened. I accept that we live in a world where people murder the mother of their unborn child, fly planes into buildings, and tie gay college students to wooden fences. It doesn't make it any less tragic, but "I get it."

It's the second part of the story which really offends me. A group of people made a rational (to them) decision to attend the funeral. They went out and bought posterboard to make signs. They purchased train and bus tickets and made motel reservations so they could go to Laramie. These supposedly normal, middle-class Americans thought it was a good idea to be outside the funeral so that a grieving mother could see signs proclaiming "Matthew Rots in Hell." And to top it all off, they had the - I don't even have the word for it - gall? audacity? to claim that this is what God wanted them to do. I can't begin to explain how much that offends me, and it upsets me that legally they did nothing wrong.

If I could release Matthew's killers from prison and replace them with the organizers of the "God Hates Fags" protestors, I would do it in a heartbeat. Chances are the murderers won't kill again, but these self-righteous bastards are STILL protesting funerals. I'm all for freedom of speech and religion, but these people are just plain SICK.

Photo of how they poison young minds


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Monday, October 10, 2005

What do Jon Cryer, virgins, and motorcycle gangs have in common?

They're all in my Triathlon write-up, finally posted on Neoprene Wedgie.


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