July 29, 2005

Movie Quote...

"If you hurt my girl, you will answer directly to me, and whatever crimes I commit against you, remember, I have diplomatic immunity in 46 countries, including Puerto Rico."

July 28, 2005

The Best Hamburger

For most of my life I grew up in Hollywood, FL a small city in between Ft. Lauderdale and Miami. A favorite past-time of ours was to visit the beach on Hollywood, and nearly everytime we went we would pass this junky, hole-in-the-wall resturant called "Le Tub" and my parents would go, "we should go there sometime". Imagine my shock when GQ released the "20 Hamburgers You Must Eat Before You Die" list. There it is number #1, the Sirloin Burger at Le Tub in Hollywood. I thought "wow that's great stuff for the place, they must be loving it".

Here's except from an article from the Sun Sentinel tallking to Le Tub's owners about their #1 listing:

Snorted Petrie, who has worked here for two decades: "We're getting people from Boca. ... We're getting people calling from South Beach who want directions. I say, `You don't want to come here today. Really.'"

Read the whole article.

July 27, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Last week he wanted to marry her. Now he wants to have her committed."

July 26, 2005

Some neat links

Broward Art Guild director fired over appearing on The Daily Show

Club 33 1967 prospectus - Prospectus for the exclusive Club 33 in Disneyland.

Oldest Man claims to be 125 - In Cuba, a man claims to be 125, he credits his longevity to his bachelorhood.

NYC nightlife in the 1970s

Protect yourself against scam movers - We're moving soon so this was a helpful article.

Movie Quote...

"It wasn't lies, Jenny. It was acting."

July 25, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Good evening Sir, my name is Steve. I come from a rough area. I used to be addicted to crack but now I am off it and trying to stay clean. That is why I am selling magazine subscriptions."

Happy Birthday Christine!

Happy Birthday my beautiful wife.

July 22, 2005

Nike developing sport contacts

From the article: Nike's developed the lenses with Bausch & Lomb, creating two different coloured lenses that are supposed to improve your sporting prowess. They filter out the light like sunglasses would, but they also enhance things, so the Amber pair make fast-moving ball sports with varied light conditions (like football or tennis) easier, while the grey lenses are designed for bright sunlight - making them perfect for golf, cricket and running.

Read the whole article

Movie Quote...

"Why is any object we don't understand always called "a thing"?"

July 20, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Uh, Lord, hallowed be Thy name. May our feet be swift; may our bats be mighty; may our balls... be plentiful. Lord, I'd just like to thank You for that waitress in South Bend. You know who she is - she kept calling Your name. And God, these are good girls, and they work hard. Just help them see it all the way through. Okay, that's it."

Hellboy 2

Mike Mignola talks to Sci Fi Wire about Hellboy 2.

As a huge Hellboy fan, I thought the movie was great just not spectacular. Here's hoping that H2 will be amazing!

July 19, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Everything I've ever cared about, everything I've worked for, it's all been in preparation for a future that no longer exists. I know you always thought I took the competition too seriously. You were right. It was all for nothing."


For the folks who care, I've been accepted as a fellow blogger over at Metroblogging Orlando (Which is really nice, because I live in the Orlando area). I'll be blogging over there about Orlando events, stuff we've done over the weekend and anything else that comes to mind (regarding Orlando).

July 15, 2005

Swingless Golf

For the last couple of weeks, me and the wife have been attempting to get better at the game of golf. We have learned many things:

1) Bring cash for the drink girl
2) Driving a golf cart in the rain is really fun
3) Bring extra golf balls, I MEAN EXTRA!

We've discovered the biggest problem we have with the game is the whole swinging at the ball to get it to move bit. We can swing a club, we can hit the ball, but getting it to go anywhere...WHOO BOY!...that's tough stuff. Anyway while checking the network latency at work today I came across this.

Swingless Golf

Good god I hope this is a joke.

iPod Flea

The iPod flea, because Apple needs to make even smaller MP3 devices.

It's funny stuff.

July 14, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Twelve David, on the corner of Thirty-eight and Two you'll find a three car accident. Two taxis and a taxi. One-two Henry, 427 East Two-two, report of a very bad smell."

Some neat links

Hunter S Thompson tribute beers with Steadman labels - Just tell me where to get them, my wallet is ready for some spending!

Creative Commons and comics - Great article from Comixpedia that features a roundtable discussion on comic book creation, employment and copyright law.

A young fan sees the prequels before the original trilogy, confusion follows - It's funny because Christine and I had the same exact conversation, what does the younger generation think when they see the new Star Wars movies and then the originals?

Clothing for golfers made out of bamboo

Disney Photography Blog - Wonderful photoblog taken around the Disney parks.

Just like painting a target on someone's head - Excerpt from the article: Today, the Omaha World-Herald went ahead and revealed in a front-page story the name of the plaintiff in "ACLU Nebraska and John Doe v. the City of Plattsmouth," the local variant on a series of court cases nationwide challenging the constitutionality of displays of the Judeo-Christian Ten Commandments on public property.

July 13, 2005

Movie Quote...

"I'm gonna take this car, and I'm gonna turn so that I block the whole highway sideways. And when they come, they're gonna have a choice, either to ditch it, or ram right straight into us."

July 12, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Those names aren't for prying eyes. Say, why should I trust some cat-broad, anyway? Maybe you're just some screwed-up sorority chick who's trying to get back at her daddy for not buying her that pony when she turned sweet sixteen."

July 11, 2005

Movie Quote...

"I want the people to know that they still have 2 out of 3 branches of the government working for them, and that ain't bad."

The Comic Preview Podcast Tool....a plea to comic publishers....

On a lark I submitted my Comic Preview Podcast Tool for inclusion in the iTunes Podcast directory. I figured...what's the chance of them actually adding it? Then I noticed bandwidth for the server on Saturday....it was a whole heck of a lot more than normal, finally after some prodding I found it. They (the Apple folks) listed me in their podcast directory! Holy crap!
So to all of you folks that are heading over here from I bid you welcome. I'm the crazy man running the asylum hopefully you'll stay a while.
Anyway so here's my plea to comic book publishers big and small...I need PDFs for the feed. Preferably not too gigantic in size (bigger than 10 megs is pushing it), old or new, black and white or color, it doesn't really matter. This is free marketing! If you're interested in being included just email me at brian.kirsten.bss@gmail.com, send me a URL where I can grab the PDF and a URL letting folks know what they'll be looking at.

Thanks for your time.

July 10, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Every time I hook up with you, I get shot. Last time I got shot in the ass. I'm in mourning for my ass!"

July 09, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Do you see any Teletubbies in here? Do you see a slender plastic tag clipped to my shirt with my name printed on it? Do you see a little Asian child with a blank expression on his face sitting outside on a mechanical helicopter that shakes when you put quarters in it? No? Well, that's what you see at a toy store. And you must think you're in a toy store, because you're here shopping for an infant named Jeb."

July 08, 2005

Movie Quote...

"All right, so he can't buy food or a place to stay for the night. And, it would be a waste of time to mug somebody. Unless he rips off somebody's hand, and let's hope he doesn't figure that one out."

Some neat links

1&1 changes its tune about BitTorrent - Hosting company 1&1 initally didn't want folks running BitTorrent servers off their hosted accounts, 1&1 claimed they didn't want folks eating up bandwidth. Which is stupid, because the company charges you for going over your bandwidth quota. 1&1's money people probably kicked someone in the ass about this, because they've changed their mind about the average user giving 1&1 money for using bandwidth. I host some sites over at 1&1 (but not my BitTorrent site).

Moss my ride - Flickr photoset of a guy's car that is used so rarely it's covered in moss.

The Simpson's, movie style - If you've been living under a rock, The Simpson's movie is currently being made.

Bats eat insects - An eco-friendly way to get rid of insects, by making friends with bats.

Kids With Cameras in Smithsonian

Photographer grills security guard about dumb policy - I just slap myself on the forehead when I read this line from the article (the quote is refering to a person taking pictures) "Well, they don't mind eye-level stuff, but when you point the camera up, they start to get nervous. Since 9/11, you know, terrorism".

July 07, 2005

Movie Quote...

"Are you a God-fearing man, Senator? That is such a strange phrase. I've always thought of God as a teacher; a bringer of light, wisdom, and understanding. You see, I think what you really fear is me. Me and my kind. The Brotherhood of Mutants. Oh, it's not so surprising really. Mankind has always feared what it doesn't understand. Well, don't fear God, Senator, and certainly don't fear me. Not any more."

Free Comic

Yes it's that time again, giving away some more Touch of Death #1, if you don't have one and you want one please let me know. What's better than free?

Visit here to get the book.

July 06, 2005

Movie Quote...

"I'll tell you a secret. Something they don't teach you in your temple. The Gods envy us. They envy us because we're mortal, because any moment might be our last. Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again."

July 04, 2005

Movie Quote...

"You see, I'm buying this hotel, and uh, setting new rules about the pool area."

Comic Preview Podcast works with iPodderX

I was wondering how other podcasting readers treat the PDF enclosures. It seems to work fine in iPodderX.

July 03, 2005

Happy Birthday to me!

28 years old today!

Comic Book Previews Podcast

Added a link to the sidebar for my little proof of concept Comic Book Previews Podcast tool. Refer to this entry for adding the subscription in iTunes 4.9. If anyone gets a chance to use it in other RSS readers (that support enclosures) please let me know if it works in other readers as well.

I just added a bunch of PDFS, the latest being Unit Primes.

July 02, 2005

Comic Book Preview Subsciption Tool

Ok I've added a bunch of files to my RSS PDF enclosure experiment, subscribe to it with your favorite enclosure supported reader (although I've only tested it in iTunes 4.9).

Subscribe here.

July 01, 2005

Movie Quote...

"When this kind of fire starts, it is very hard to put out. The tender boughs of innocence burn first, and the wind rises, and then all goodness is in jeopardy."

Test with iTunes 4.9

Testing the PDF reader/enclosure thing with iTunes 4.9 (although I would imagine this would work with any other RSS reader that supports enclosures).

Add this to your podcast subscription list in iTunes 4.9 (click on Podcasts, then click on the "Advanced" menu then "Subscribe to Podcast" and paste the url in the box thing). It should end up going out and grabbing the ToD #1 PDF as an enclosure to the file then you can read it through iTunes.

Moved to 2.0

For you subscriber folks, I've moved my RSS feed to 2.0, I doubt it would really affect anyone because Feedburner swallows up and spits out my feed for you folks.

Now that iTunes is supporting RSS enclosures I'm thinking I might start poking around with that, I found a Movable Type plug-in that will handle it. The trick is deciding on what content to deliver!