Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Friends of kitty

A good friend of mine, Allison Sohn, goes in for surgery tomorrow. (Allison set up and ran one of the art auctions last year to benefit Savannah and aid in her recovery)

Best wishes, Allison!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

I heard stuff like this ALL THE TIME

Last Surgery - Or Not

Savannah goes in for her last accident-related surgery today. At least, we're hoping she does - she threw up last night so they may not put her under if she's sick. Updates as I have them.

UPDATE (1:42 pm): Dr. Bob now says he is out of his depth, and we have to take her to a specialist. Her jaw alignment is still off and the bottom base fracture still hasn't healed. So the wire hasn't come out yet, and Heather picks her up tonight.

Monday, May 15, 2006

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Questions? See the Save The Internet FAQ.

From the site:
The nation's largest telephone and cable companies — including AT&T, Verizon, Comcast and Time Warner — want to be Internet gatekeepers, deciding which Web sites go fast or slow and which won't load at all.

They want to tax content providers to guarantee speedy delivery of their data. They want to discriminate in favor of their own search engines, Internet phone services, and streaming video — while slowing down or blocking their competitors.

These companies have a new vision for the Internet. Instead of an even playing field, they want to reserve express lanes for their own content and services — or those from big corporations that can afford the steep tolls — and leave the rest of us on a winding dirt road.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Been Here Before

Lucasfilm has announced that they are releasing DVDs of the theatrical versions of the original movies - yes, that's right, no Special Editions, no Greedo shoots first, no horrible music video at the beginning of ROTJ, etc.

On the surface, this sounds like a great thing. I can finally get a nice DVD version of the movies I grew up with.

But how many times is Lucas going to charge us for essentially the same movies? Lucasfilm swore up and down that we'd never get DVD releases of the originals, that the Special Edition versions were what Lucas considered to be the definitive versions.

He's milking us (use your favorite verb here), and we're taking it. They've probably meant to do this all along. We got how many different versions of the movies on VHS, back in the day? First the regular version, then the widescreen, then the digitally remastered widescreen, then the Special Edition versions of same.

I'm reminded of the scene in Liar Liar where Jim Carrey's character points out the big scratch that was put on his car by the guys who towed it.
Fletcher: You scratched my car!
Motorpool Guy: Where?
Fletcher: [indicating with his hands] Right there!
Motorpool Guy: OH... That was already there.
Fletcher: You - -LIAR! You know what I am going to do about this?
Motorpool Guy: what?
Fletcher: Nothing! Because if I take it to small claims court, it will just drain 8 hours out of my life and you probably won't show up and even if I got the judgment you'd just stiff me anyway; so what I am going to do is piss and moan like an impotent jerk, and then bend over and take it up the tailpipe!
Motorpool Guy: [tossing the keys to Fletcher] You've been here before haven't ya?

We've been here before, haven't we?

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