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Friday, May 30, 2003

polar bear vs. submarine

posted by Greg 2:21 PM

Why I love the Internet part 2: Baen Free Library
Why I love the Internet part 3: Achewood

posted by Greg 12:55 PM

Why I love the internet part 1: Tha Shizzolator

posted by Greg 12:53 PM

Wednesday, May 28, 2003

Life is messy!

Sean's got three teeth sticking through now. To celebrate, he ate a strawberry today and later had some apples and rasberries for dessert. Mmmmm.

posted by Greg 8:39 PM

The Matrix Reloaded - (2003) - Good Good Good - Ken, this one is worth seeing. you should rent The Steel HelmetI really loved the first Matrix. This one has been getting some bad reviews (notably from the great blogger James Lileks, who manages to reference Star Trek Next Generation and Sam Fuller's excellent Korean war movie The Steel Helmet in one parenthasis), and I can see their points. I think the key to enjoying it though is to remember that this is just a sci-fi kung fu movie. It's not a deep intellectual statement. It gets "philosophical" in it's dialog, but it's really pretty silly and I laughed at that part. I'd rather hear that kind of silly musing than sit through a forced romantic subplot. And when the action comes, it is awesome. PS: Lileks asks who built Zion: I think that the machines built it, before they rebelled. Perhaps these questions will be answered by Into The Matrix. I watched the first one, and it was very cool.

Adaptation - (2002) - Good Good Good - This is a very strange movie. I really enjoyed it's examination of the nature of creativity, movie formulas, and life philosophies in general. This movie is much deeper than Matrix Reloaded, but doesn't have as much wire-fighting.

posted by Greg 3:37 PM

mcsmazeny syr

My old buddy Doug, who lives in Prague, mentioned the above pictured McSmazeny Syr and I just had to post a picture of it. Smazeny Syr is a breaded fried cheese snack fondly remembered by all who've ever spent time in the Czech republic. Now Czech Mickey D's has it for only 39 Crowns!

posted by Greg 3:12 PM

Monday, May 26, 2003

Sean: Rescue Hero

We took Sean to a cool playground called Shane's Inspiration in Griffith Park this morning. Later, he climbed up one of our stairs and then back down all by himself. A big day!

My two favorites

posted by Greg 7:03 PM

Thursday, May 22, 2003

Sean and Sofia

Sean and Sofia playing. Read the whole story here.

posted by Greg 11:10 PM

Tuesday, May 20, 2003

Go Dodgers!

We took Sean to his first Dodgers game tonight for Joe's birthday. Sean was a champ and stayed awake for the whole game, and the Dodgers won!!!

Happy Birthday Joe!!

posted by Greg 11:32 PM

Monday, May 19, 2003

Sean kneeling

Sean wears sharks

Sean on a play date

posted by Greg 9:12 PM

Thursday, May 15, 2003

May 15, 1999

Today is Molli and my 4th anniversary. It's hard to remember life before Sean, but I know we had 3+ happy married years in there, plus a few more together before that. Molli is the greatest wife and the finest mother in the world, and I love, like, and respect her immensely all at the same time. I consider myself the luckiest man alive to be able to spend my time with her.

My crew

Happy Family

posted by Greg 12:07 AM

Tuesday, May 13, 2003

I've been very remiss in keeping up with my movie reviews. But recently one kind reader told me she actually appreciates them, so I'm inspired to try and catch up:
Drumline (2002) Good Good Good - There are some problems with this movie, such as a not sympathetic enough lead character and some confusing points, but it's sweet and inspiring and the music is great.
Almost Elvis (2001) - Good Good Good Good - Almost ElvisThis is a great documentary on Elvis impersonators I saw on the Trio channel. It takes you into a fascinating world of these Elvis professionals and goes beneath the surface so you see their personalities. It leads up to a big competition in Memphis that has you rooting for your favorite.
A Mighty Wind (2003) - Good Good Good Good - This is Christopher Guest's mockumentary about folk music. I liked it a lot because I love that kind of music and the movie pokes fun in a loving rather than cynical way.
On The Waterfront (1954) - Good Good Good Good - A classic. It was you Charlie, my own brother!
Old School (2003) - Good Good Good Good Good - This is a hilariously funny movie, and scores many extra points for having a guy wearing a baby bjorn in it. I laughed and laughed.
Bringing Down the House (2003) - Good Good - This is eh movie kicked up to good good by the excellent performances of Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, and Eugene Levy.
Arsenic and Old Lace (1944) - Good Good Good - This classic macabre tale is directed for the screen by Frank Capra. It's highly entertaining.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) - Good Good Good Good - Finally got to see this movie that we missed when Sean was just a wee infant. It's great, but everyone knows that by now.
Scooby Doo - Bad Bad Bad - Scooby Poo.

posted by Greg 10:18 AM

Monday, May 12, 2003

Daily Nexus Online :: Belly Flop Turns Rotten With Dead Fish Antic - It's good to see that my alma matter UCSB's newspaper The Daily Nexus is continuing it's fine journalistic tradition. Via the great Tim Blair.

posted by Greg 12:15 PM

Why it's OK not to like modern art

posted by Greg 12:13 PM

Sunday, May 11, 2003


Happy Mother's Day!!!!

Hey mom, I'm standing up for you!

posted by Greg 9:24 AM

Tuesday, May 06, 2003

Sean and J Zink

posted by Greg 1:06 AM

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