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Archive for February 2007

This One’s For My Wife

T-shirt humor is a website that has the funniest stuff you’ll find online. Well, some of the funniest stuff you’ll find, anyway. I cycle in some of their images in the sidebar of this website for grins and giggles. but when I saw this today I decided to make it into an eCard and send it to my wife. We’re talkin’ about 3.5 year old twins… there are moments like this… but thankfully they are few and far apart. About 8hrs apart lately…

03/01/07 addendum: Just for the record, given some concerns express by my wife about how this is ‘taken’ by the general public, it’s a joke. They’re actually great kids. We really do love them and we don’t really consider them ungrateful… all the time.

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Written by gsm

02/28/2007 at 3:57 pm

Posted in  Humor 

This One’s For My Wife

T-shirt humor is a website that has the funniest stuff you’ll find online. Well, some of the funniest stuff you’ll find, anyway. I cycle in some of their images in the sidebar of this website for grins and giggles. but when I saw this today I decided to make it into an eCard and send it to my wife. We’re talkin’ about 3.5 year old twins… there are moments like this… but thankfully they are few and far apart. About 8hrs apart lately…

03/01/07 addendum: Just for the record, given some concerns express by my wife about how this is ‘taken’ by the general public, it’s a joke. They’re actually great kids. We really do love them and we don’t really consider them ungrateful… all the time.

Written by gsm

02/28/2007 at 3:57 pm

Posted in  Humor 

For Your Consideration (0 stars)

For Your Consideration image“A director (Christopher Guest) who’s never had a hit pins his hopes on the independent drama Home for Purim, a film set in the 1940s South that’s swiftly earning buzz for its performances. Guest’s reliable troupe of improv actors — a cast that includes Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Eugene Levy — grows even funnier with the addition of Ricky Gervais, who plays a Hollywood studio “suit.””

Geoff’s Comments: I think “Dog Show” was brilliant, and “A Mighty Wind” was entertaining as well. These are all done as ‘improv’ pieces, where the basic plot is defined by the dialog and interactions are made up by a very talented ensemble. But this one stunk so bad I had to open a window. This was awful. I actually turned it off 1/3 of the way in, because it was too painful to endure. A big disappointment from a film maker who’s repeatedly delivered in the past. I’m hoping this is just a fluke.

[ rent For Your Consideration via netflix.com]

Written by gsm

02/27/2007 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

Sending Our Kids to Kelsey Grammer School

It appears that the map I published for friends and family showing the new house and surrounding points of interest includes a typo. When highlighting the schools they’ll attend I spelt Grammar with an ‘e’. “Grammer”. Dan Meader noticed this and he wrote back saying

Kelsey Grammer school? You didn’t misspell grammar did you?

I wrote back and said

It is the Kelsey Grammer school…. it’s only two Niles away from our house.


This image was found on www.worth1000.com.

Written by gsm

02/27/2007 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Humor 

For Your Consideration (0 stars)

For Your Consideration image“A director (Christopher Guest) who’s never had a hit pins his hopes on the independent drama Home for Purim, a film set in the 1940s South that’s swiftly earning buzz for its performances. Guest’s reliable troupe of improv actors — a cast that includes Catherine O’Hara, Parker Posey, Fred Willard, Harry Shearer, Michael McKean and Eugene Levy — grows even funnier with the addition of Ricky Gervais, who plays a Hollywood studio “suit.””

Geoff’s Comments: I think “Dog Show” was brilliant, and “A Mighty Wind” was entertaining as well. These are all done as ‘improv’ pieces, where the basic plot is defined by the dialog and interactions are made up by a very talented ensemble. But this one stunk so bad I had to open a window. This was awful. I actually turned it off 1/3 of the way in, because it was too painful to endure. A big disappointment from a film maker who’s repeatedly delivered in the past. I’m hoping this is just a fluke.

[ rent For Your Consideration via netflix.com]

Written by gsm

02/27/2007 at 8:08 am

Posted in  Video 

I Need MySpace Like I Need A Whole In MyHead

I recently found out that my older Brother, my niece Marissa and my niece Lindsey all have ‘MySpace’ accounts. In fact, several months back when Marissa and ‘crew’ were visiting for Lindsey’s graduation, they all exclaimed how desperately I needed to have a ‘MySpace’ account and how cool it was and all that…. uh… crap. And I say ‘crap’ because, without meaning to be offensive to my family members, the whole ‘experience’ of MySpace is as unbearable to view as listening to Maria Carry and Whitney Houston singing…. singing… well, hell, just singing at all. After about 2 minutes of looking at MySpace i’m cringing and feeling the same irritating sensations that typically accompany listening to a styrofoam cooler squeaking on the back seat during a 30min drive to the beach. As somebody that’s had a reasonable amount of exposure to design and usability, it’s unbelievable that it’s gotten the momentum it does.

I went ahead and I created a presence there just as a way to keep tabs on the family, and thankfully there’s RSS feed support that I can subscribe to and avoid stepping foot into the mire that is MySpace. As I state on the ‘About Me” blurb….

I have my own site, my family knows about it, but my brother and nieces are here, so I’m making myself accessible to them. Of course, it’s all about reminding them to go to my real website and get off this lame myspace stuff. I mean, come on… are we still 12? Yeah, I don’t think so.

I don’t mean to come off as a blog-snob, but holy crap… MySpace is the design equivalent of a Pee Chee in the hands of a 7th grader with a four-color click-pen.

Written by gsm

02/26/2007 at 1:01 pm

Posted in  Miscellaneous 

The Black Dahlia (4 stars)

The Black Dahlia image“In this thriller based on James Ellroy’s novel, Los Angeles cops Bucky Bleichert (Josh Hartnett) and Lee Blanchard (Aaron Eckhart) uncover corruption and conspiracy within the force while searching for the killer of Tinseltown hopeful Elizabeth Short (Mia Kirshner). The film follows Bleichert and Blanchard as they venture into Hollywood’s darker side to piece together Short’s secret life in an effort to crack the 1947 high-profile case.”

Geoff’s Comments: VERY stylish ‘film noir’ homage, bringing back memories of “L A Confidential” and “Chinatown”. Great performances across the board. A bit of an overplayed conclusion, but still a well rounded suspense film.

[ rent The Black Dahlia via netflix.com]

Written by gsm

02/23/2007 at 10:35 pm

Posted in  Video