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More proof…

Have I mentioned how I’m sort of a geek? Well, in case you needed some more convincing here it is. I came across a trailer for a new movie that will be coming out soon. It’s based on a book, one of my favorite books in fact. It’s Dragonlance! These books got me through the hell that is middle school. Seriously these books may have prevented a re-enactment of the events that inspired the song “Jeremy.” It looks to be craptacular, but I’ll probably watch it anyway, can’t wait!
Here’s the trailer

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Why a beach ball?

On Tuesday, one of my fellow grad students in the lab, Joe, had his defense.  That essentially means that he just graduated (lucky dog).  His defense was at 9AM and the first part of the defense comprises of presenting all of the data one has collected over the eternity, er, 4-5 years of grad school.  Then the audience members leave to avoid having to see a train wreck.  And by “train wreck” I mean getting grilled by the members of the graduate committee.  When all that is done, the committee tells the student to leave so that they can take 30 seconds to agree he gets to graduate, then spend 15-30 minutes talking about vacationing in Spain, and where one can hire a good housekeeper.  Then the student is called back in to hear those magical words, “you can graduate.”  On this part I am guessing, because I haven’t had the good fortune to hear those words.  At least, not yet.  When everyone was done we got together to have some food and give Joe a card and a beach ball signed by everyone in the lab.  I don’t know why he got a beach ball, but it seems a tradition in our lab.  So we had some “toasts” with non-alcoholic cider, and some food, before Joe got his card and ball.  My advisor (and Joe’s), Vojo thought it would be fun if Joe read out loud what everyone had written in the card.  Most of it was the usual fair you’d expect in a card:  “Congrats, we’ll miss you!”  “Good luck at the new job.”  (Yeah, he has job already!)  Then he read what I wrote:  “Joe, I’m so jealous! Congrats, John.”  Well, that brought down the house!  My advisor Vojo, came unglued.  I don’t think I had ever seen him laugh so hard… 

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Roll Out!

Every Tuesday, for whatever reason, is the day when new DVDs and music are released.  This past Tuesday saw the release of Transformers to DVD.  I was so jazzed about this movie I saw it twice in the theater and was able to pick out almost all of the “nods” to the toys and cartoons.  Like the “transforming” sound they make, some lines from the cartoon like, “I am Megatron!!!!” and my personal favorite, “Autobots, roll out.”  In case you haven’t figured it out, I had October 16, 2007 highlighted on my calendar.  Now, if you think that is geeky it gets even better.  On Monday night I got a message from a good friend of mine, Ender, and asked if Iwanted to go with him to get the movie at midnight.  There are a couple of craptacular Wal-Marts in the area that are open 24 hours.  So I said yes of course, and at around 11:30 we “rolled out” to the Wal-Mart.  We go there in plenty of time, about ten till midnight, so we were just hanging out talking.  We weren’t the only ones waiting, there were probably around 15 people or so who were waiting also.  So the bell tolls midnight and they bring out a shopping cart full of Transformer DVDs to hand out.  An orderly line forms and people start getting the DVD.  The nice lady hands me mine, and if you weren’t yet convinced of my geekiness, what I said to the clerk will be the clincher: “Do you have the 2-disc Special Edition?”  A couple of people looked at me with astonishment.  The kind of look Austrolopithicine had when he saw fire for the first time.  The nice clerk to her credit, said she’d look for me and about 10 minutes later Ender and I were the proud owners of the Transformers 2-disc Special Edition DVD.  Complete with director commentary and features on how they made the robots and other special effects.  I would exhort you, if you haven’t done so yet, to watch this movie.  I promise it is worth the price of a DVD rental.  Even if you are not a fan of the toys or cartoons, it is a fun action movie along with some comedic gems like, “I bought a car.  Turned out to be an alien robot.  Who knew?”  That should be on a t-shirt, and if it is tell me so I can buy it.  The movie also has a very impressive musical score.  It’s much better than the official “album” that came out with crappy music from a bunch of bands I never even heard of.  (don’t you hate danglin’s)  I found it at Amazon, and as soon as I get some money I plan to buy it.  But I have to wait because I recently bought this 2-disc Special Edition DVD…

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My first love in life is fine wine and midgets, they work well together. My next love and might I say it is a very pleasant one is apple cider and pumpkin bagels. October is the best month of the year, according to a national report made by me. There is nothing like fine raw apple cider on a crisp October morn, it makes me feel all tingly and special inside. So in the honor of fall, let us raise up our glasses and toast those yummy apples and pumpkins that bring us so much joy and wonder in life that we just gotta say its good to be alive, at least in October!

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A Bad Week…

I won’t lie to you, today and yesterday just really sucked, sucked ass. Two good friends of the family died a week ago and their viewings were last night. Okay, I hate funeral homes just as much as the next guy, but two in one night, it gives me the shakes. I could only attend one of the funerals today and it was as a nice as a funeral could be, but still I don’t like the dead thing. Maybe it’s because when you see dead people either you are watching The Sixth Sense or you are thinking of your mortality. Either way the mix of the two and that topped with the horrible smell of a funeral home will drive a man mad. This last week we lost two good men in the battle, may they rest in peace and get a little R&R in a better place.

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In the every growing world of phen phen and Tyra banks comes something so sinister, so crude and demoralizing you question your beliefs in humanity and the ever raging battle of Coca-Cola and Pepsi, or as I like to call the Cola Wars. What is this terrible thing that has sprung upon us you might ask? It’s called Missionaries for Muscles, as seen on the previous blog this tale of whale blatantly exposes good to be’s to good to not to-be’s! So what is my problem with this exposure of human flesh? You say, Bryce you like sin why do you have a problem with a little man boob action. You also have said, Bryce you’re so sexy and strong it makes me want you long time, ok that one was just uncalled for. Good points all around, but the point you’re missing is this… I did not get the invite, ok, I didn’t, and it burned deep in my soul, I wanted nothing more to explore my sexuality for charity in the worst way, by exposing my beautiful bod to the whole world in such away that excites and tantalizes the masses. That my friends is why I believe this calendar is nothing more then Mormon porn, print it and start the mob against these pretty boys, Your gonna down in the name of Sin…
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No calendar for the Saint

I came across something that floored me.  At first I thought it was a hoax, kinda like a compassionate conservative.  But no, mormonsexposed.com is for real.  It’s a site that is selling a calendar that has a bunch of sexy guys posing.  Guys who are mormon and who are returned missionaries.  But it gets even better for the Saint, one of the missionaries, Mr. November, served in the same mission as the Saint and Sinner.  Great guy, we lived in the same apartment complex for two months.  He looks pretty good, in the 10 years since I’ve been home I’ve managed to put on 30 lbs.  But Mr. November seemed to have bucked the trend of getting fat as one gets older. Elder Reecer, This poser served in my mission. Now to say that Saint “frowns upon this” would be putting it lightly.  Forgive me for being a prude, but posing half naked so that others can lust after you is not something that a returned mormon missionary should be doing.  These clowns need to get busy, have a family and get fat like the rest of us. 

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