Me, Myself, and the Rest of Us

Wednesday, August 03, 2005

10 Would Be Awesome!!!

Well, I am happy to say that a 10th planet was discovered for our solar system... Well maybe. According to this article at MSNBC News a round object 1 1/2 times the size of Pluto has been discovered orbiting the Sun way way way out there in the vastness of space. However, it seems that there is a lot of debate about whether or not we can call it a planet. The definition of the word planet is now also in debate. In fact if one of the sides of the "What is a planet" debate wins, then Pluto itself may lose it planetary recognition.

I am really excited to see the outcome of this, as a new planet means a new planet name. Keeping with previous naming conventions (being that of Roman gods) I am hoping for "Prosepine" the Roman goddess of the Underworld. I think the Pluto would like to hang out with his wife. Don't you?

~The Dark One

Thursday, July 21, 2005

Oh Good Lord...Anyone Read the First Amendment???

I usually do not get so disturbed by things like this that I have to write my feelings down, however, I am feeling pretty annoyed today, and so here goes.

Sweet mother of Jesus. Has it really come to this? According to the Associated Press, Video Games are under further scrutiny about their content. The Article, "Game's rating change a sign of things to come?" suggests that Retailers will stop selling games because they have adult content based on Political Pressure. The dreaded FTC is even threatened to be called in.

I am just amazed that people feel they need to censor things on our behalf. Furthermore, it is a freaking Video Game. Good chin hair of Buddha, I think people in general have too much free time on their hands.

~The Dark One

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

A Great Day This Is...

I almost got out of my seat at training today and did a little Happy Dance. :)

According to my NHL alerts, the NHLPA and the NHL have finally agreed on whatever it was they were arguing about. Here is the email I got:

Dear NHL Fan,

The National Hockey League and the National Hockey League
Players' Association have reached an agreement in principle
on the terms of a new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Details of the new Agreement will not be made available
publicly pending the formal ratification process by the
NHLPA Members and the NHL Board of Governors.

It is anticipated that the ratification process will be
completed next week, at which time the parties will be prepared
to discuss the details of the Agreement and plans for next season.


So I am going to get to see hockey again. Praise be to god of Canadians and kids who did not like playing football growing up.

You can read more about it here.

~The Dark One

Sunday, July 10, 2005

So Different Than My Last Trip...

This place rocks!!!

My last business trip sucked so bad, but already this one rocks. The hotel (which clearly defines the trip) is so great.

This is my room.

This is what is in my room.
Overall feeling very comfortable here, which is key. I know I will still miss LA, but I am thinking that I will not go crazy here either. We will see, I am only here until Friday.

~The Dark One

Tuesday, July 05, 2005

Sorry I Killed You, But...

Okay, so I got a membership for Xbox Live yesterday, and I must say, "This is really awesome." It is very interesting playing against other people in other places. The game of choice was Halo 2 where I proved to the world just how terrible of a gamer I am. Oh well, I am not going to be a professional or anything. I have included below some fun experiences I had, taken from an email exchanged with my friend Mark:

To understand the funny here it is important that you know my Halo name was CrimsonPhoenix:
There was this one round where I got like 5 kills (which I was impressed by) but two of them happened at the same time. I was on a ledge and saw a Halo dude gunning down another Halo dude. I jumped down and killed them both. It was awesome. Then over the speakers, and in the most whinniest voice you can imagine, I heard, "Awww Crimson, why did you have to go and do that." I started rolling on the floor.

Then I started playing the Team Matches (which are pretty fun, when the other players are willing to have rookies on their team) So I was on a team of 4, and the object is to grab this bomb and then plant it in the other teams base. Well I don't have a headset, so the rest of my team was having difficulties communicating with me. The Leader (I guess) finally walked his Arbitor dude up to me and said,"Go get the Rockets." As I did not know he was speaking to me, he had his Arbitor face me then said, "You, you right next to me, go get the rockets." And then I swore the Arbitor pointed in the direction he wanted me to go. It was pretty freaky.

The finally funny was when I ended up on a team of three with these two little punks that were obviously in a clan together. They must have been like 8 or something. So we start out, and I grab this sniper rifle. Bad move, as my jealous teammate killed me to get the rifle. I was pissed. Then they started talking to me. They were ripping on me saying things like, "we don't want you here, you suck." How they new I sucked was in question since I had only just joined. Oh well. After a little bit of me taking on the other team by myself, I decided it would be more fun to kill the two puck ass kids instead, since they were of no help. However, this proved to be a little more difficult than I first imagined. They were slippery little suckers. They started laughing at me because I could not even shoot them they moved so fast. Finally in true Jason style, I cold cocked both them repeatedly until they died. Their laughing stopped, however, the end of the round came soon after. So somewhere out there are Two Little punks that will now piss in their pants at the sight of me.

Fun for all.

~The Dark One

Tuesday, June 28, 2005

West Gym Story!!!

As some of you may or may not know, the gym that I joined is expensive. It is a 24hr Fitness - SUPER SPORT club. With the extra money (okay way too much money) I pay comes certain benefits: less people, better equipment, towel service, nice locker rooms, a clientele that shares my dedication to their working out, basically a great workout experience. The 24 Fitness is locate on N Brand Blvd just south of the Freeway.

Four blocks further south lay a normal $9.99 24hr Fitness club. Now with the cheaper dues comes, well, cheaper people. A whole lot more of them too.

Due to the construction in the Glendale area the normal club will be shutting down for the next 2 months, and you guessed it... They will be sending their members up the street to the Super Super Hyped Out Monkey Force Go Super Sport Club. Now I like to share and everything, but it was ridiculous last night. There were at least 9 times as many people as there normally would be. It took me 30 minutes to get onto a Carido Machine (usually just walk on) my weight lifting took at least 2 1/2 times longer since I was waiting for every machine, and it took me 40 minutes just to get out of the parking garage afterwards. But since I am learning patience I can deal.

The fun part was that the club has decided only to provide towels for the Super Sport paying members. Now most of us bring a towel from home anyway, however, last night paying members were wearing their white (club issued) towels like they gang colors. They would move around the gym like they owned the place. I swear I could here the song "When Your a Jet" playing in the background. (If you do not get this reference, go rent "West Side Story", watch it, and then slap yourself for never have seen it.)

Needless to say the next 2 months at the gym are going to be very interesting.

~The Dark One.

Monday, June 13, 2005


Oh well, Justice remains blind...

~The Dark One

Jackson's Jury Jingle

The Jury in the Michael Jackson Molestation case have reached a Verdict. What is it?

Well you will just have to wait as it will not be read until 1:30pm PST, or when ever Jackson get his butt back to the court house.

After 14 days of testimony and 7 days of deliberation we will see if blind justice can find its way here.

~The Dark One