Sunday, November 25, 2007

Movie List (update)

Here's the ranked list of the movies I've seen released this year. I've seen a handful more since my last ranking and I still tweak it once in a while depending on my mood.

20. Epic Movie
It had its moments but otherwise a pretty crappy movie.

19. Nancy Drew
It was ok, very predictable though.

18. The Last Mimzy
This movie was pretty good overall, but the end was just plain weird. And little kids flying is kinda creepy.

17. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End
The fist movie I've seen at the theater that I thought was way too long. This movie could have been better if it was 30 minutes shorter. It looked cool but wasn't that exciting to me. Definitely not as good as the first one.

16. TMNT
Decent cartoon. Would have preferred it to be a live action movie like the first 3 turtles movies.

15. Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas in 3-D
A good movie to watch every once in a while. Even better in 3-D. I still liked Corpse Bride better though.

14. Shrek the Third
Very funny movie, haven't decided if I liked it better than the other ones though.

13. Ratatouille
One of the better Disney movies in recent years.

12. Bridge to Terebithia
One of the better movie plots all year. Lost most of its cool points by being depressing near the end.

11. Beowulf in 3-D
The most stunning animation ever. Didn't follow the peom very well. Movie would have been much cooler without Grendel in it, but he was kinda central to the story. Definately a very cool movie to see in 3D on the IMAX screen.

10. Mr. Bean's Holiday
This Bean was even better than the first movie. Very funny throughout.

9. Spiderman 3
Very cool movie, almost as cool as the second one. Animation was great. But it was also too short and too emo.

8. Happily N'Ever After
I heard almost nothing about this movie before it came out; very sad. This movie was just plain cool to watch.

7. Arthur and the Invisibles
Saw it about the same time as Happily N'Ever After and is slightly cooler with better animation, but not quite as funny as HNA.

6. Meet the Robinsons in 3-D
Definitely the best of the Disney Movies released in recent years. Even better in 3D.

5. 300
It's cool in the same way as Braveheart, but much more so.

4. Hot Fuzz
British police comedy at its finest.

3. Ghost Rider
One of the best comic book movies of all time. (I think the theatrical version is slightly better than the director's cut)

2. Stardust
Very solid fantasy movie. Good story, likable characters, and funny.

1. Transformers
Visually stunning. Very funny in parts. Good epic storyline. Slightly better than Ghost Rider.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

:-( followup

Here's the official response from KVI about Bryan:

"Dear KVI Listeners:

We certainly understand that some of you are not happy about the recent changes that have been made on KVI. As we continue to evaluate our programming on KVI, please know this was a difficult decision for us.

"Ultimately, we needed to look at the strongest programs on KVI from a ratings and revenue standpoint and make some hard but necessary business decisions.

"Bryan Suits is one of the most brilliant, quick-witted people we know. But unfortunately his wisdom, experience and sidesplitting humor failed to gain ratings traction against his competitors. We believe the local, political talk show The Commentators will have a better chance competing during the important afternoon drive time period (it will be the only show of its kind on the radio in that timeslot).

"We wish Bryan all the best and thank him for his service to the station, and more importantly, his service to our country."

I know tons of people who love listening to Bryan, yet I don't know anyone who regularly listens to the Commentators. Are the people I know that different from the KVI listening audience?

Monday, November 12, 2007


As far as I can tell, Bryan Suits is no longer on the radio. I heard a promo commercial on KVI on the way to church yesterday morning that mentioned the wrong shows in the wrong time slots. Going to the web site we saw that virtually all refrences to Bryan were gone and Dr Laura was now in the lineup. I can find no word whatsoever relating to where Bryan went, when he’ll be back, or why this is so. Bryan’s was the only radio show I’d go out of my way to listen to, and now there’s very little on KVI that I really like. I even liked Bryan’s show better than Rusty’s. But at least I can hear Rusty on the radio when the weather is right.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Guy Fawkes Day Again

Remember, remember, the 5th of November
Gunpowder Treason and plot ;
I know of no reason why the Gunpowder Treason
Should ever be forgot.

Guy Fawkes, Guy Fawkes,
'Twas his intent.
To blow up the King and the Parliament.
Three score barrels of powder below.
Poor old England to overthrow.
By God's providence he was catch'd,
With a dark lantern and burning match

Holloa boys, Holloa boys, let the bells ring
Holloa boys, Holloa boys, God save the King!

Hip hip Hoorah !
Hip hip Hoorah !

A penny loaf to feed ol'Pope,
A farthing cheese to choke him.
A pint of beer to rinse it down,
A faggot of sticks to burn him.
Burn him in a tub of tar,'
Burn him like a blazing star.
Burn his body from his head,
Then we'll say: ol'Pope is dead.

Four-hundred two years ago Guy Fawkes was caught attempting to rig the Parliament building to explode during the opening session, attempting to kill the entire body and King James I. James was a Protestant and did not answer to the Pope which enraged the Catholics in the country. A group of them believed that killing the king would return the religious rule of the Roman Church to Britain. Naturally they failed and were executed.

Been busy with work, not as busy as I should be with school, and generally slacking off just enough to maintain a shred of sanity. I haven’t been able to run everyday, but still trying to keep it up regularly. Way behind in TBQ memorization already, I’m considering throwing in the towel for the year and getting a head start on next year’s material. Guess that’s all that new now, hopefully more regular updates this week.
Two weeks since my last post? Wow, I've been busier than I though. Maybe I'll make something more substantial than this later this evening.