March 30, 2005


"What, you mean you put down your rock and I put down my sword and we beat each other to death like civilized people?"

1 year of blogging...

As of 11:19PM tonite I've been writing in this blog for one full year.

Hooray! Drop your pants and dance!

March 29, 2005

March 26, 2005

March 25, 2005

March 24, 2005

Just one more thing about Schiavo

(Crap I just had to get myself going about this...)

From this AP article:
Jeb Bush and the state's social services agency filed a petition in state court to take custody of Schiavo and, presumably, reconnect her feeding tube. It cites new allegations of neglect and challenges Schiavo's diagnosis as being in a persistent vegetative state. The request is based on the opinion of a neurologist working for the state who observed Schiavo at her bedside but did not conduct an examination of her.

The neurologist, William Cheshire of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, is a bioethicist who is also an active member in Christian organizations, including two whose leaders have spoken out against the tube's removal.

Emphasis added by me.

I just want to bang my head against the wall...but I might fall subject to all this crap should something happen to me.

Isn't it ironic?

Now I've bit my tongue on writing about the whole Schiavo controversy, and I know this is going to sound horrible....

But isn't it ironic that a woman who supposedly is starving to "death" (in my honest opinion she's been dead for several years now so the word "death" is in the loosest sense of the word) put herself into this mess by "making herself throw up after meals" (USAToday article)?

How come this isn't more prominently mentioned in the THOUSANDS of news reports/opinions/ramblings we've had to put up with these last couple of months? Or maybe it has and I've chosen to tune it all out.

March 23, 2005

Some more free Touch of Death Stuff

Wonder artist Erich Owen did a poster for Touch of Death way back when. Here's the torrent for it:

Touch of Death Poster (PDF Format)

Whoo hoo!

It's working!

Was playing with TorrentFlux last night, couldn't get it working initially. It would attempt to load the torrent and just kind of sit there, but this forum entry (Torrent Start Freez, Version 1.5 / Freez / Javascript Error) got it all working!

For those of you who care, TorrentFlux is a php based system that enables the server to seed torrents. So all my torrents (as long as the server is running) will be permanently seeded. Which is friggen sweet!

Added reviews for 3/23/05

Added review listings for Seven Soldiers: Shining Knight #1, Seven Soldiers: Guardian #1, Daredevil #71 and added a new review for Ex Machina #9 over at Comic Book Review Machine.

March 22, 2005

Added reviews...

Added review listings for 1000 Steps to World Domination, JLA Classified #4 and Ex Machina #9 over at Comic Book Review Machine.

Now I'm just stealing ideas from Warren Ellis...

My cousin Amy's husband does some electronic music making and he's released a couple of MP3's for free (for the world to enjoy). They are all wonderful fast techno ("don't get jenna started" is ummm adult in nature).

His website is here.

And here's his music! For descriptions of each track visit here.
Don't get Jenna Started (MP3)
Godsend (MP3)
Mean Streak (MP3)
Poly Beat Stomp Down (MP3)

So you're playing with Blog Torrent

I started poking around with Blog Torrent today, in a mix of "jumping on the latest and greatest craze" and wanting to find other means of getting content that myself and my friends/family do out into the world.

Here are my first two in action:
Touch of Death #1 Preview (PDF format)
Touch of Death #2 Preview (PDF format)

A list of all the torrents I'll be keeping with be here.

Citysearch list of best hamburgers in Orlando

Best of Orlando: Hamburgers

How is Hardee's number one on that list? Jimmy Buffett's and Back Yard are good...I doubt they deserve #2 and #3, but Hardee's? You've got to be kidding me.

For you subscribers...

For the very few of you that subscribe to this blog I've made a few changes. First off I'm redirecting folks to my Feedburner version of my feed, for a variety of reasons, such as they automagically add new images from my Flickr gallery when I post them and Feedburner adds my bookmarks to the feed as well. Also Feedburner provides a cute little image indicating how many of you are subscribed, which is nice (or depressing).

I just added the bookmark bit because I've been using that service a bit more often and I've decided just posting a link I like (for research or whatnot) on this blog is silly, unless I want to provide some commentary on the link. Most times I don't, so throwing it into works for me.

March 21, 2005

March 18, 2005

From Bad Signal

Warren Ellis is doing a 12 hour forum...

Better get to it before it becomes overwhelmed!

March 15, 2005

The Rising Stars of Manga #5

Ok, I'll be brutally honest, I'm not a big fan of manga. I've tried, picked up various titles at the stores and shows...and always put them down. I really don't know why, but I can't get into them. Maybe someday I will. Anywhoo, based on that information you might find it odd that I'm writing about Tokyopop's latest The Rising Stars of Manga competition. The main reason's is Erich Owen, artist extraordinaire (worked with him on Epiphany) and Joshua Elder has a short comic story in the running titled Mail Order Ninja. I enjoyed the heck out of it and hope you do too. And if you'd like, vote for them here.

March 14, 2005

Ahhh Flickr...

you never cease to amaze.

Original Link

My buddy at work Brian found that.)

March 10, 2005

Me and Eric...

Me and Eric...
Originally uploaded by catleg76.
me (on the left) and Eric the groom posing for the camera.



Me doing the groomsman thing...
Originally uploaded by catleg76.
That's me sporting the shades, doing the groomsman thing for my cousin's wedding. Hawt!

March 09, 2005


Interesting article on America and how it really ranks in the real world.

From the article:
No concept lies more firmly embedded in our national character than the notion that the USA is "No. 1," "the greatest." Our broadcast media are, in essence, continuous advertisements for the brand name "America Is No. 1." Any office seeker saying otherwise would be committing political suicide. In fact, anyone saying otherwise will be labeled "un-American." We're an "empire," ain't we?

  • The United States is 49th in the world in literacy (the New York Times, Dec. 12, 2004).

  • Twenty percent of Americans think the sun orbits the earth. Seventeen percent believe the earth revolves around the sun once a day (The Week, Jan. 7, 2005).

  • Lack of health insurance coverage causes 18,000 unnecessary American deaths a year. (That's six times the number of people killed on 9/11.) (NYT, Jan. 12, 2005.)

Read the full article here.

(Link courtesy of Steven Grant)

March 08, 2005

Comic Book Review Machine

As if I'm not busy enough...I've started a new project the Comic Book Review Machine.
It's still in it's infancy phases but check it out if you get a chance!

Little bit of happiness, little bit of sad...

This weekend we also came down to say good-bye to my parents house. By this time next week they'll have moved out, saying good-bye to 27 years of ownership. When they happily told us over a month ago that they found a buyer it just didn't really sink in. The house that had been ours for so long will soon be just one of many tour stops when we visit South Florida.

But it was meant to be.

My parents have wanted a new house for as long as I can remember, so now they've finally achieved it. And I can't be happier for them. It just was a shock to my system, seeing the house this weekend mostly packaged up, the POD storage unit in our driveway waiting to be filled with years of memories (and a whole lot of crap that needs to be thrown away).

So we gathered this weekend, for the last time. We laughed, we cried, we remembered and said good-bye to the old girl. We can only hope she can bring the same happiness she brought us to the new owners.

Pictures from FAB Fest

For those of you who don't know me, I love beer, so we' ve been planning on attending this big beer/food festival thing in the heart of Miami (Bayfront Park). We ended up heading over to FAB Festival last Saturday. Here's are some pictures that Christine took.