Wednesday, August 30, 2006
The highest level that I have finished is 20 with a total score of 3545. Common, give it a try.
Monday, August 28, 2006
The contest is over! Here is the Best Picture Ever:
An email I wrote to Jason:
I ran a little contest on my blog where I found the top image results on various search engines for the term "best picture ever". Then the readers of my blog voted on what they thought was the best picture ever.Well congratulations! Your picture of a guy at a Burger King (http://gohlkusmaximus.com/last11months/last11months-Images/30.jpg) has been decided as the best picture ever.You don't win anything, and you do not get anymore fame than you currently have. But I did make a little icon for the award, and you have the satisfaction of knowing that you have the best picture ever.
If you want to stop on by my blog and accept your award you are free to do so: kinross19.blogspot.com.
Thank you for your time, and congratulations again,
Shannon (Ookami Snow)
Now lets see if he accepts this award and this rocking icon I made to commemorate this wondrous event:
Jason has spoke:
Well, I'm just blown away. I'm honored. I'd like to thank everyone involved.
Seriously, though, thanks, that's hilarious. I really did think it was the best picture ever, and apparently image search results and your readers agreed. I'll put up the award with pride.
(I don't know what my friend who's in the picture will think, but, you know, I'm sure he'll be honored too. If I tell him.)
It looks like the Best Picture Ever contest was a success. Thanks for everyone's help.
Sunday, August 27, 2006
Paint 24 Skinks in one day. That was my goal when I picked up a box of skinks from Patch and Crow's Nest on the way home from school on Friday. Unfortunately I got too distracted on Friday to get even close to done (I got them put together) but for most of Saturday I was devoted to painting all the skinks that day. I finished up at 4am and was basically done, all that was needed was a matte finish. So I was able to get done with a box of skinks in two days. Not too bad.
Today was Rzan and Steff's wedding party. (they got married in Hawaii, and didn't offer to pay for ANYONE to come with, humph! See if I offer to buy them a Play Station 3 when it comes out.) It was a good time and we also got to eat dinner with Newgen.
Oh, also we played disc golf this weekend, I got a -10 and Chris got -11, the best scores ever for our campus course (prev. best was -9). And I can say that it is the best score ever because some of the holes we made up, so we are the only people that play "our" disc golf course.
So yeah, it was a good weekend.
(Thanks Charity for letting me barrow it!)
Friday, August 25, 2006
But that was my adventure for the night. Soon I will be off to bed, it's not even 12 and I am already tired, dang you school!
I don't even know where to start with this one. Yes, I begged and begged until I got this cereal. Yes, I bought it only because it was Mario and Zelda. And no I never finished a box of it. But I have a reason for not finishing a box of it; the Mario cereal was good (as judged by me at the time, like when I was 9 or so) but the Zelda cereal tasted like berry poop. So I would eat all of the Mario cereal, open up the Zelda cereal, let it get old and then beg and beg to get another box. Great marketing on their part.
I also used to eat Pac-Man cereal which was like Lucky Charms but with marshmallow ghosts and Pac-Men, and cereal dots. I would also eat all the marshmallows out of the box and then want a new one.
Oh, while we are on the subject: for awhile I only ate Lucky Charms for breakfast, and I would eat everything except the blue diamonds, which I would take out of the bowl and place on my body as some sort of 80's-marshmallow-y style bling. I got quite sticky from doing this, and I did it all the time. What was I thinking? (This was around kindergarten age)
Anybody else have crazy cereals when they were growing up?
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Now OK Go has a new video out for their song Here It Goes Again, this time they do the video in one shot dancing on treadmills, and it is pretty nifty. Observe:
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
("You" total for this post: eight times, a new record)
Tuesday, August 22, 2006
Well apparently people were not happy with my efforts of just using Google to find the best picture ever, so i will include the following images in the voting for my struggle to find the best picture ever, as determined by search engine.
The rules are (and were when i started this) that i will use a search engine's safe setting and use the first two images that pop up as candidates for the search "Best Picture Ever". So here we go:
Pilsner on a Hilsner
Burgers for Breakfast
Goat C (No you don't want to see this one. Do you want to know more?)
Pilsner on a Hilsner (again)
Water, Gravel, Ponder
Charles loves unicorns with wings
Happy Fing Birthday
Oh yeah (again)
Bug Jar (again)
Best Christmas Ever
There, now you have more options. Be sure to let me know which one you think is the Best Picture Ever.
Feel like throwing things? Then Tama is a game for you. All you have to do is get the ball into the red pool for 100 points or the blue pool for 500 points. If you throw it into the black pool you lose a life. There are a total of 20 levels but I can only get to level 14. My high score so far is 2100. Tama is a hard game to play, but it is also one that is hard to stop playing. Check it out.
Sunday, August 20, 2006
I had a good one; posted Mad, learned how to program in Processing, redid a backyard, got my own domain name, LAN partied it 100oz. style, got a new laptop, had a rocking July 4th, and a very pirate-y 6th, met new friends, kicked it with old, listened to Jupiter Sunrise acoustic style, retreated to Colorado, listened to Jupiter Sunrise electric style, Estes-ed, and went to Snakes on a Plane.
As with all good things in life I would love to relive this last summer, but I am actually excited to getting back to teaching because I get to teach both of my classes in a new technology classroom.
Actually, I hope that I TiVoed my life, because when it is over I will want to relive it all again. Unfortunately, I don't think that is possible... Oh well, I'll just have to remember to rock it out all the time (sometimes that is hard to remember to do).
See you on the flip side of summer.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
If you go into the movie with the knowledge that they made this movie to be corny then it will really be an enjoyable movie. If you think you are going to see a serous action thriller, well you may need to watch James Bond to get something a bit more realistic.
But yes, this movie is worth seeing. If you need something to bring a smile to your face go see this movie.
Don't believe me? Maybe this will convince you:
Still not convinced? Let Samuel L. Jackson tell you about Snakes on a Plane:
No? Daily Show maybe?
More of a Colbert kind of person? Here is his take:
OK last one:
Friday, August 18, 2006
Me: Hi, I'm here for the job of "Best Picture Ever" finder.
Me: So what do you need to know about me?
Turtle: Know Google?
Turtle: You are in.
So with this new assignment I went off the Google to find the Best Picture Ever. When I did an image search for "Best Picture Ever" I had the following two images as the top results. Now I need your help, I can't decide which one of the pictures is really the Best Picture Ever:
If you look at the pictures I think that you can agree with me that this is a hard decision. Please let me know what you think, and I'll declare a winner soon.
Thursday, August 17, 2006
I seem to be able to think of sly and witty things to say for comments on other people's blog (well at least I find them sly and witty), but then when it comes time to post on my blog, I have noting witty to say. One would say I am wit-out wit. I am afraid that someone will call me out as falsely advertising my wittiness, because they see my comment and go "Oh my, now thats a guy that is witty, I bet his blog is wittfull". Then they stop by and find out that I have posted a movie trailer, wit was nowhere to be witnessed.
What would welcome witty wonderings? What? What?!?
Wednesday, August 16, 2006
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
If you look outside of my apartment during the afternoon this is what you will see (artist's rendition). Actually, it has been pretty nice outside during the last couple of days which is a very nice change. But when I needed a subject to draw in my newly-found entertainment of vector art the sun and flames came to mind.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Sunday, August 13, 2006
Insane Orb is a pong game. A pong game worth playing.
"What?!? You speak crazy talk!" I hear you saying.
No, it is actually a good pong game. Why is it good? Because you have a force field to shoot the ball as well as having gravity wells, falling blocks and even Pac-Man. Oh yes, this game is worth checking out. What's that? You'll get tired of playing quickly? Well just push L and the game will play itself until you are rested. Oh, you should check it out.
Friday, August 11, 2006
A Maryland resident petitions his senator
June 7, 2006
The Honorable Paul S. Sarbanes
309 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington DC 20510
Dear Senator Sarbanes:
As a native Marylander and excellent customer of the Internal Revenue Service, I am writing to ask for your assistance. I have contacted the Immigration and Naturalization Service in an effort to determine the process for becoming an illegal alien and they referred me to you.
My reasons for wishing to change my status from U.S. Citizen to illegal alien stem from the bill which was recently passed by the Senate and for which you voted. If my understanding of this bill's pro visions is accurate, as an illegal alien who has been in the United States for five years, what I need to do to become a citizen is to pay a $2,000 fine and income taxes for three of the last five years.
I know a good deal when I see one and I am anxious to get the process started before everyone figures it out. Simply put, those of us who have been here legally have had to pay taxes every year so I'm excited about the prospect of avoiding two years of taxes in return for paying a $2,000 fine. Is there any way that I can apply to be illegal retroactively? This would yield an excellent result for me and my family because we paid heavy taxes in 2004 and 2005.
Another benefit in gaining illegal status would be that my daughter would receive preferential treatment relative to her law school applications.
If you would provide me with an outline of the process to become illeg al (retroactively if possible) and copies of the necessary forms, I would be most appreciative. Thank you for your assistance.
Your Loyal Constituent,
You can see that Chris and I get off to a clangingly bad start. In the end Nicole won (not pictured).
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Tringo is a puzzle game where you place Tetris like pieces to make boxes to clear which gives you points. The tricky part about this game is that you only have a limited area to place your pieces and you can not turn the pieces either. It is fun, and it is addictive. A dangerous combination. Check it out.
p.s. My high score so far is 218.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
|Huh, I didn't know this.|
Thursday, August 03, 2006
A couple of hours later Gary and Linda caught back up with us and milled around Estes for a bit. Then we all headed up to Rocky Mountain National Park. We stopped at the Alluvial Fans to go check up on how the river is doing (every year we try to make the course of the river change by digging side paths in the sand... I don't think we have much impact). It turns out that the river is still there and things look about the same. On the way back to the cars we played the time old game of "Don't Touch the Ground" where you try to jump from boulder to boulder and get back to the parking lot without touching the ground. For the most part we won.
It was getting too dark to do anything else after the fans so we headed on back to Longmont. Linda needed to go to bed so we dropped her off and the rest of us went to Texas Roadhouse to eat dinner. It was the first time that I have ate there and I would recommend going there if the opportunity arises. Although I think I would suggest getting something different than what got. What was it? One of every appetizer on the menu. That is: ribs, cheese fires, a sweet potato with caramel sauce, an onion blossom, potato skins, a bowl of chili, poppers, chicken strips, and buffalo wings, as well as the free bread. It was good, and actually pretty cheap... but oh man was it a lot of fried food. Next time I'll just get the onion blossom and a regular meal. After dinner we waddled home and went to bed.
Today was Longmont day. We went to the new Hobby Town, which is huge, and then Rumbi for lunch. Rumbi is a Hawaiian place where you get rice bowls as well as other things. I got a teriyaki chicken rice bowl with brown rice and mango tea to drink. I think it cost about $8 and there was more than enough food for two meals. Oh it also was very tasty, I think we all agreed that it was a good place to eat.
After Rumbi Gary and I went off to the Pro Skate to redeem by birthday gift certificate. I ended up buying the gloves that he had picked out for me in the first place, and it cost me $5 plus the gift certificate. They are pretty awesome gloves if I do say so myself. We met back up with the rest of the crew at Borders and then headed to the Cheese Importers to get cheesy. While there we grabbed some dried pasta and a good amount of assorted cheeses to eat for dinner. We then came home made pasta and had a nice long dinner to finish off the day. Tomorrow we will be leaving for Garden in the morning and then on Saturday we will be going to Wichita and the to Rzans bachelor party in Manhattan at night. This is a pretty full week... full of awesome! ^_^
On Sunday Terry, Lindy and crew as well as my Grandparents, Randy and Emily, Amy and Jonathan come up here for a BBQ. We also had a surprise birthday party for my Grandpa since it will be his birthday soon. Needless to say we had a good time.
Randy brought up Sandy, the amazing dog of wonder (as seen before). This time he was baffled by numbers. I tell ya, that dog has the funniest head expressions.
On Monday we kicked it on down to Casa Bonita, one of my favorite places to eat when I was a kid. My Grandparents, Emily, Amy, and Jonathan joined us.
If you have never been to Casa Bonita you are missing out. You eat your meal by a waterfall where there is live entertainment (albeit mostly kid entertainment). There are caves to explore, games to play, and sopapillas to eat.
After our Mexican Fiesta our crew (Chris, Jenette, Michelle and I, how was soonly joined by my dad) kicked it down to Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom. We got there around 5 and the show started at 7, so we had some time to kill, hence the Denver Public Library.
Next was a band called Stars of Track and Field. They had good energy and sounded like a rock version of The Postal Service. I really enjoyed them, but they did not have any CDs to buy. But if you have a chance to hear them give a listen, it is worth it. (They will be playing at the Granada sometime soon.) After Track and Field was The Finals, who I didn't get any good pictures of. They were alright, but compared to the first two group we seen just didn't seem as good as I thought they should have been.
Finally Jupiter Sunrise played. They rocked it out, awesome style, and played a good deal of new songs. Most of the new songs were pretty good, and the old songs that they played were still good even though Amanda played in all of them. It looks like she is fitting into the band petter now, and it looks like they still will be making some good music, even with a female lead singer. We got Jupiter Sunrise to do Kaye as an encore, and during the show Chris (the drummer) thanked us for coming out from Kansas (rock on!). Like I said the show was a good one, and afterwards Chris and Aaron (from the band) asked us if we wanted to go to a diner to eat after they got things packed up. But it was late, and it just wasn't in the cards, so we declined and wished them well along this trip through California and Texas.
Today we woke up bright and early and headed out to Boulder. First on the agenda was the Pearl Street Mall. The Mall is a converted downtown where they have blocked off cars so that you can walk around freely for five or so blocks. There are all sorts of street performers, beggars, and hippies roaming about, half the fun of going it to just watch the wide variety of people that gather there. We were even lucky enough to see the Space Pope (pictured).
After Pearl Street we all headed to the Hippie Food Store for lunch (as I already mentioned). Then we went off to Flat Irons Crossings, a indoor/outdoor mall. We wondered the stores for a good long time until dinner time, for which we met Linda at the California Pizza Kitchen. The food there was alright, but nothing too outstanding, although you can get Italian sodas with your meal (with free refills), so that is a plus. Then after a quick ride in the trunk of Linda's car to where we parked we came home. And now I sleep, for tomorrow is Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. (And I need to be well rested so that I can outrun the wild moose.)
*Note: I wrote this post on Tuesday, but I couldn't get a good enough connection until now to post it. Look for a post about Estes and RMNP tomorrow.
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Tuesday, August 01, 2006
We are going to check out the rest of the mall then eat dinner at California Pizza Kitchen.
I promise to have some pictures up of the last couple of days soon.