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jmh412
16 March 2009 @ 01:08 am
You probably see these all the time, but I found this in the pantry and thought it was a case of just pure idiocy... or people overprotecting themselves from lawyers... either way, this is fucking STUPID.

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This is the can that I found in my Pantry. if you can't read it, here is a closeup

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Alaskan Pink Salmon. That'll make some good eating later on. But wait... what is this I see on the back...

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ALLERGY WARNING: CONTAINS SALMON

Seriously? Alaskan Pink Salmon contains SALMON? how could I have known? God forbid someone who is allergic to Salmon buy this product if there wasn't a warning label on it. HOW COULD THEY KNOW????????
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jmh412
01 March 2009 @ 12:35 am
Howdy, friends. as of the writing of this, the Watchmen movie is Five Days, Zero Hours, Thirty Four minutes and Fifty seconds away. I am so pumped for this movie you have no idea. I didn't grow up with comic books, and even then, there is no way my parents would have allowed THAT book in the house. Until I saw the trailer in front of "The Dark Knight", All I knew about Watchmen was that it was one of the first comics to be considered Art, and earn the title "Graphic Novel" rather than "Comic Book". Once I saw the trailer, I began to actively poll my friends just as to what the hell it was. All of them who read it remarked at how hard it was to explain it to someone who never heard of it. So, a while ago, a copy of Watchmen found itself on my computer somehow magically. I read it. a month later, I read it again, and have just finished reading it a third time. I keep picking up more and more as I read it. I notice clever things, I notice stuff I never knew before. I'm even noticing parallels in today's world, and I think that this is the right time for the movie.

Five Days, Zero Hours, One minute and Fifteen Seconds. From the trailers, we can see that the look of the comic is almost unchanged, and with Snyder at the helm, We can be sure that it will be visually stunning. The problem that we run in to is best shown by the Watchmen Motion Comic, animated versions of the comic book, from panel one to the last, they use the original artwork, including the speech bubbles, so that is THE closest to a film version of watchmen anyone can get. The problem is that each chapter runs about half an hour long. twelve chapters means roughly six hours, while the actual film is only two and a half. Condensing it into that time requires a lot of cutting. Things will be left out, themes simplified, and a lot will be changed. The thing that a lot of people won't admit to on the internet, in their fanboy-ish screaming that I have been trying to avoid along with the spoilers is this. As long as the soul of the book is intact, The movie will ROCK. Keep in mind, I only read it late last year, so someone who grew up with it will be the one to make the call of being accurate. My main focus is the movie itself.

Four Days, Twenty-Three Hours, Fifty-One minutes and Ten Seconds. Snyder is a very visual director, but he has super nerd-cred. He directed the Remake of Dawn of the Dead. a movie beloved by all fans of the undead menace, and we prayed to the gods of cinema that he didn't screw it up. What did he do? he not only made a kickass movie, he added to the mythos of the Zombie itself. With 300, he proved that scantily clad men running around greased up can be a very macho thing and completely heterosexual for a man to watch, while giving the females two hours of eye candy. Not only that, but he proved the concept of comic book movies being Art. I DARE you to take one single frame of that movie and not be able to see it hanging in a museum somewhere. Seeing his directorial skills, no matter how short he has been in the business, ad in that relative unknowns are playing the roles, minimizing the chance of something taking you out of the film, I don't know how many times I am going to see this, provided I have the money.

Wait for a review after I see it.

Four Days, Twenty-Three Hours, Seventeen Minutes and Forty Seconds
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jmh412
22 February 2009 @ 01:09 am
British
[ ] You drink a lot of tea.
[ ] You know what a brolly is.
[ ] Deal or No Deal has taken over your life.
[ ] You wanted Ben to win X Factor.
[x] You use the word "bugger" or the phrase "bloody hell."
[x] Fish and Chips are yummy.
[ ] You can eat a Full English Breakfast.
[x] You dislike emos almost as much as you dislike chavs.
[ ] It's football...not soccer.
Total: 3

Australian
[ ] You wear flip-flops all year.
[ ] You call flip-flops "thongs", not "flip-flops".
[x] You love a backyard barbie.
[x] You know a barbie is not a doll.
[ ] You love the beach.
[x] Sometimes you swear without realizing.
[ ] You're a sports fanatic.
[ ] You are tanned.
[ ] You're a bit of a bogan.
[X] You have an Australian something. [Hat]
Total: 4

Italian
[ ] The Sopranos is a great show.
[x] Your last name ends in a vowel.
[ ] Your grandmother makes her own sauces.
[x] You know how a real meatball tastes.
[ ] You know Italian songs.
[ ] You have dark hair and dark eye color.
[ ] You speak some Italian.
[x] You are under 5'10''
[x] You know what a Italian horn is.
[x] Pizza/spaghetti is the best food in the world!
[x] You talk with your hands.
Total: 6

Spanish
[ ] You say member instead of Remember.
[ ] You speak Spanish or some.
[x] You like tacos.
[ ] YoU TyPe lIkE ThIs On Da CoMpUtEr
[ ] You are dark skinned.
[ ] You know what a Puta is.
[ ] You talk fast occasionally.
[x] You have had highlights or have dyed your hair.
[x] You know what platanos are.
Total: 3

Russian
[ ] You say villian as: Vee-lon.
[x] You get short tempered.
[ ] You know of somebody named Natasha.
[x] You don't get cold easily.
[x] Rain is fun for you.
[ ] You get into contests all the time.
[x] You can easily make do with the cold weather.
Total: 4

Irish
[ ] You think beer is the best.
[x] You have a bad temper.
[ ] Your last name starts with a Mc, Murph, O', Fitz or ends with a ley, on, un, an, in, ry, ly, y.
[x] You have blue or green eyes.
[x] You like the color green.
[ ] You have been to a St. Patty's Day party.
[x] You have a family member from Ireland.
[X] You have hair everywhere.
[x] You have/had freckles.
[ ] Your family get-togethers always include drinking and singing.
Total: 6

African American
[ ] You say n***a casually.
[ ] You have nappy hair.
[ ] You like rap.
[x] You know how to shoot a gun.
[ ] You think President George Walker Bush is racist.
[x] You like chicken.
[x] You like watermelon.
[ ] You can dance.
[ ] You refer to people as 'dawg' or 'homie'.
[ ] You can 'sing' gospel.
Total: 3

Asian
[ ] You have slanty/small eyes.
[ ] You like rice a lot.
[ ] You are good at math.
[ ] You play/have played the piano.
[ ] You have family from Asia.
[ ] You laugh sometimes covering your mouth.
[ ] Most people think you're Chinese.
[ ] You call hurricanes typhoons.
[ ] You go to Baulko.
Total: ZERO

German
[x] You like bread.
[x] You think German Chocolate is good.
[ ] You speak some German.
[x] You know what Schnitzel is.
[ ] You went to pre-school.
[x] You're over 5'2.
[ ] You like Limburger cheese.
Total: 4

Canadian
[x] You like/play/played hockey.
[ ] You love beer.
[ ] You say eh. A lot.
[x] You know what poutine is.
[x] You speak some French.
[x] You love Tim Horton's.
[x] At one point you lived in a farm house. [as we speak]
[ ] You watch/watched degrassi.
Total: 5

American
[ ] You hate foriegners.
[ ] You hate non-Christians.
[x] You're lazy.
[x] You are not cultured.
[ ] You hate abortion.
[x] But love the death penalty.
[ ] You don't read.
[x] You shop at Wal-Mart.
[x] You think this survey is rather biased.
Total: 5

well, this is somewhat accurate. the American bit is a bit dumb, but isn't too far off base.
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jmh412
21 February 2009 @ 11:21 pm
well, I certanly took a while to return to this bastion of internet stupidity, didn't I? Well, out of a fit of internet boredom, I have to admit that I am Back. and I am Back in black, I hit the sack. It's been too long I'm glad to be back! Yes, I'm let loose From the noose that's kept me hanging around. I've been looking at the sky and it's gettin' me high. Forget the hearse 'cause I never die! I got nine lives. Cats eyes. Cruisin' every woman, never wonderin' why 'Cause I'm back. Yes, I'm back. Well, I'm back Yes, I'm back

*record skips*

What? you don't like AC/DC? Well, I don't know how long I'll stay, but I'll post about my INCREDIBLY boring life here from time to time, if only to give me a false sense of accomplishment by sticking to something.

-AJ
 
 
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