Posted on: June 30, 2009 2:56 pm

Franken wins it

After much hemming and hawing Al Franken was determined the winner of the US Senate seat.  This puts the magic number to 60 (yes yes I'm aware of the 2 independants making up the total number) for fillibuster proof sessions on the horizon.

Took'em long enough.

Have a good day Cindy!  =P

(don't blow a gasket or anything)

Category: General
Tags: your mother
Posted on: November 19, 2008 5:59 pm

Netflix hits Xbox live

As of today all xbox live members will be able to access Netflix via their 360.  From what I understand about 16.99 a month will allow you to access over 10,000 movies for instant download.  Movie freaks like myself are now rejoicing.

But when I get home from work I'll be able to give a better review of the update itself because its not just netflix thats being added today.

Category: General
Tags: movies, netflix, xbox
Posted on: October 29, 2008 5:00 pm

Xbox Live

So anyone have an Xbox live account on this site?  Sorta been wondering who plays what and such and looking to discuss upcoming releases for this year.  If you have an Xbox live account and you actually have spent 3 seconds reading this post your gamertag.

My gamertag is:  Kicker of Tale

Because thats how I whoop.

I recently bought  Fable 2 and love it.  Also planning to pick up the new COD game shipping out next month.


So any topic on Xbox live goes from games to free stuff on the marketplace.

Category: General
Posted on: October 9, 2008 5:36 pm

I'm not Joe Six pack

I'm Sunny 3 keg.


Thank you.

That is all.

Category: General
Tags: Fun
Posted on: September 17, 2008 3:40 pm

35w bridge to reopen 9/18

Months ahead of schedule the 35w bridge will finally reopen tomorrow at 5am.  As many of you already know it collapsed last year during pm rushhour traffic, thankfully it was only single lane at the time and not fully loaded as there would have been most assurdely more deaths.

This event rocked the nation and fellow minnesotans as stories like this don't happen in our backyard and when they do......well it takes you by suprise. 

Its good to be reminded that when disaster strikes humanity rises up to meet the challenge.  That was evident in those that were effected and the efforts of the search and rescue teams who searched for people up and down the river and in the bi-partisan effort in all aspects of the government to get the funding to rebuild this bridge and to the construction workers who built it.  Being months ahead of schedule is one of the surer signs that this wasn't just another job, it held more significance.

I'm sure all twin citiens can agree that its nice to have it back.

Three cheers for less clogged traffic on 94.

Category: General
Tags: minnesota
Posted on: August 5, 2008 11:31 pm

So you like old school nintendo theme songs?

Check these guys out

Its my buddies band and yeah their local but still its nice to listen to.  Makes me want to play Metriod and Zelda. 

Its kitche no doubt but if you ever played double dragon, metriod, zelda at least once I think you can appreciate it.
Category: General
Posted on: June 20, 2008 5:03 pm

The Dresden Files

So my friend gives me a book and says I'll like it. Which is normally the case with the exception of the first book of the Dresden files I read called: Storm Front.

I don't just like it.

I loves it.

This series of books dubbed the Dresden files is about an honest to goodness Wizard named Harry Dresden. Harry is a private investiagater in the Chicago area and assists the Chicago PD with some cases that can't be explained by science and also helps out some locals with missing persons and such.

But no love potions.

I think the best way to describe this series is a Harry Potter for adults. Now I haven't read word 1 of any Harry Potter books (but I do enjoy the movies) so I can't really compare but really its what it feels like.

Its enjoyable.

I think what I like most about these books is that the action literally doesn't ever stop. Each chapter is ended on a cliff hanger that really makes you want to keep turning pages until you read the whole thing. The author Jim Butcher does a splendid job of interlacing the pace of the book and at the same time not boring you with overt details. What I also like is that the main character Harry keeps having one bad thing after another happening to him and its a pure delight to see how he manages to save the day. Consequently his actions in saving the day in one book negatively effect what happens to him in books later down the road.

If you want a book to read that isn't long on pages, gets to the point and action and laced with some suprisingly funny dark humor. I would recommend this book to you or anyone above the ages of 16. Not many treats like this come along but I assure you this is money well spent.

Posted on: May 13, 2008 5:24 pm

Grand Theft Auto 4

Without question this is the game of the year for 2008. For once the critics who review games all heaped upon the high praise for this game and its all backed up by hours of unending *fun* gameplay.

Where do I begin?

If you've played any GTA game in the past you have always played a less than talkitive main character who has no problems (morally) doing things as long as the price is right. Not so this time around. You play Niko Bellic who has a pretty dark past that eventually finds him in his new home town AND he has no problems speaking about how he feels and how he interacts with the environment around him. As with most GTA games you start with nothing and then work your way into the big leagues.

There are the usual standbys....working for various crime organizations both russian, italian and irish and even the rouge government agency who needs dirty work done but quietly. I dont want to ruin the story but needless to say the voice acting and dialogue make you want to listen to each word prior to moving on in your current mission.

Some good things they have done also in terms of adding and subtracting gameplay elements that were strong in the last GTA. No more needing to lift weights or go to the gun range to increase your skill set, nor do you need to dive underwater to find that one hidden package. So they totally nixed some "sim like" elements from the game allowing you to focus on things that actually interest you in the first place.

With those subtractions they did add in a level of happiness for the friends you make and keeping them happy above a certain percentage point unlocks their special ability. Like one guy will drive out to meet you to sell you weapons at a discounted price, another will send a backup squad to help you weed out the bad guys and another will make you bombs that can be placed on cars for remote detenation...etc. Even the girlfriends have bonuses as well.

Mix it in with car races, assination missions, a list of cars to jack, places to go and cars to hit stunt jumps after and even an online multiplayer (of which I haven't touched yet) and episodic content to download for more missions in the fall.........and you have one of the best games of all time.

Talk you junkies!

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