Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Red team flank left

I am currently enjoying the first prong in a three prong attack on Christmas. During this current maneuver our Christmas cheer forces are marching up around the Rocky Mountains in a diversionary manner so that we will be able to crush all resistance to the Grinches with a center thrust through Garden City. The scrooges can't stand up to our highly coordinated yule time plan of action.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Hoth no fury

Yesterday we had a pretty big ice storm move through the area and we lost power for awhile (which is becoming a Christmas tradition). There are alot of big branches down everywhere, and we even got a day of finals called off.
Although luckily for me I didn't have any finals yesterday. Why is that lucky? Because now the finals have to be made up on Saturday.

Monday, December 10, 2007

TSO rocks

On Friday I went to the Trans Siberian Orchestra concert in Wichita. It was pretty dang good. If they are playing in your area you should check them out. It will jump start your holiday cheer.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Chronicles of what?

Whenever I hear a sequel is being made to a movie I like I have two reactions; I get very excited to have the chance to see more of a story that I liked, but then I remember that very rarely am I happy with the way things turn out in the follow-up movie.

For example: remember how awesome the Matrix was... remember how much the sequels killed the movies? It also happened with 28 Days later, Underworld, and Battlefield Earth. All good movies that have their prestige tarnished because of sucky sequels. (Just kidding about that Battlefield Earth bit, they took five bad sequels rolled them into one movie and called it Xenu.)

However there are some movies that the sequels make all the difference in how much I like them: The Mummy series, the Back to the Future series, and Star Wars. All three are examples of movies that had great first movies but were made legendary because of the ones that followed. (Well the Mummy Returns helped The Mummy, I think the series is trying it's darnedest to disown the terrible move Scorpion King.)

So here we stand. The Chronicles of Narnia is in my top 20 all time favorite movies, and I would love to see another story set in its world, but I fear the reaper of suck. The only way to ward off that guy is to check the trailer:

So will the Caspian Prince be a worthy sequel to Narinia?

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Computers can't lie

There is much recently hubbub about how the BCS selection went down this year. Now I am all for a playoff system, but I need to make one thing clear.

The computers did not pick this match-up, the pollsters did. I have seen many-a-article bash the BCS because a computer that never watched a football game picked the two teams to play. This is rubbish. If we look at the computer rankings we see that it paired Virginia Tech and LSU.

Don't blame the computers for a stupid decision, when it is the people that make a worse decision.