Yarrrr!

Avast ye scurvy dogs and barnacle lovin’ sea-rats. You should be knowin’ what today be by now. T’happens every time the wind blows September 19th our way. Aye, tis once again time to be sailin the seven seas of mediocrity and cursin’ those thrice damned land lubbers who’ve been searchin for me buried treasure. Tis once again, Talk Like A Pirate Day. Now buck up me hearties, or I’ll be sendin’ ye down ta meet Oul Davy himself.

— We now return you to your regularly scheduled programming… or in my case, I’m going back to playing spore. —

Who Watches The Watchmen?

Wooo! Watchmen Trailer

I’m moderately enthused to see this. I’ll be honest and say that I’m a little nervous about the look of the movie. I fear that it will be yet another butchering of Moore’s work but from what I can see there, it looks very faithful to the original and that querrelous auld git named Alan Moore will like it despite himself.

At first glance however it seems a little too glossy and shiny. In my mind’s eye, the Watchmen world was far darker and grittier but we’ll just have to wait and see. Casting, well I’m going to leave that one alone. Many people far, far nerdier than me have already spent hours in their batcaves and “command centers” designing the perfect dream cast of this movie and while I’ve dabbled here and there and have my opinions (*cough* Jeff Goldblum as Dr. Manhattan *cough*), I’m going to go in with an open mind and see how it works.

Speaking of comic adaptations. No, I still haven’t seen Dark Knight yet but I did see Hellboy II. It was a fun romp through cheesetastic cinema and funky creature designs from del Toro’s head. Personally I enjoyed it. It’s nothing immensely serious and overall I think I preferred the first one but this one is fun too.

Alright. Off to the land of showers and breakfasts I go.

Website Issues

Just a quick one here.
Yes I am aware that the website has been acting wonky. Things have been broken since my webhost redirected the DNS server to an old archive last week. I haven’t had a chance to fix it quite yet but I suspect I’ll have more free time in the coming week to devote a little bit more than a cursory glance to it.

Just bear with me and it’ll get done in time… Greg time that is *grin*

… And We’re Back

Woo!

Yay, I don’t have to wade through 10 months of archived posts trying to salvage things. It looks like my web host actually came through and found my missing sql databases. Hooray! Still no clue what all happened but right now I’m happy enough not to care and can now continue blissfully in my sporadic postings of deranged enlightenment.

In other news, I managed to see Iron Man yesterday. I figured I’d get it out of the way before Indy hits. It was good, but there were times that Robert Downey Jr.’s performance was just a little over the top and it grated ever so slightly. Still a great adaptation and it sets the stage for the sequel and the addition of Rhodes as War Machine. If you have the chance, I highly recommend seeing it.

Coming Late To The Party… Again

So I stumbled upon another gem of a webcomic tonight and I’m amazed I hadn’t discovered it sooner.  It’s a brilliant amalgam of storytelling and art in a world reminiscent of a very trippy Alice in Wonderland. I can’t wait to read more because the story arc looks like it’s just beginning to unfold.

In the meantime I suggest you take a look for yoruselves and bask in the glory that is Kukuburi

If Your Life Was A Movie, What Would The Soundtrack Be?

Alright. I haven’t done one of these silly memes in awhile now. Going to place the blame fully on Christine for this one. Besides, placing the blame will totally distract everyone from my eclectically bad taste in music.

So, here’s how it works:

1. Open your library (iTunes, Winamp, Media Player, iPod, etc)
2. Put it on shuffle
3. Press play
4. For every question, type the song that’s playing
5. When you go to a new question, press the next button
6. Don’t lie

The Greg Movie Experience

Opening Credits: Mrs. Robinson – The Lemonheads

Waking Up: Vaccination Scar – The Tragically Hip

First Day At School: Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off) – Parliment
Okay, Apparently it’s a very funky school. Maybe it’s PCU

Falling In Love: I’ve Got You Under My Skin – Frank Sinatra & Bono
Okay, that’s somewhat fitting.

Fight Song: Lust For Life – Iggy Pop

Breaking Up: I Love Not Loving You – Wide Mouth Mason
Ahahah.

Prom: The Rainbow Connection – Kermit The Frog
It ain’t ever easy bein’ green.

Life: Le Tango de Roxanne – Moulin Rouge Soundtrack

Mental Breakdown: Gouge Away – Pixies
Hehehehe. That’s amusing.

Driving: D is For Dangerous – The Arctic Monkeys

Flashback: Afterglow – INXS

Getting Back Together: Rain Will Fall – I Mother Earth

Wedding: I.O.U – Metric

Birth of Child: If You Want Blood (You’ve Got It) – AC/DC
Hehe. Apparently it’s a messy birth.

Final Battle: The Pretender – Foo Fighters

Death Scene: If I Ever Leave This World Alive – Flogging Molly
Nice

Funeral Song: Eulogy – Tool
Hahahah.

End Credits: Don’t Dream It’s Over – Crowded House
Couldn’t end on a better note

Heh. Consistency is not one of my strong suits. This one is much like my life, all over the map. Oh well, rather enjoyable nonetheless.