Archive for the 'People' Category

14
Oct
08

Parah Salin! LOL

09
Sep
08

John McCain is 23 Years Older than Alaska

That’s pretty much all I wanted to say.

30
Jul
08

Attempted Scamming In Progress

Craigslist.com is a WONDERFUL website that in my personal opinion kicks the arse out of corporate-america’s biggest garage sale that is ebay. I went there the other day looking for a new (used) car. Having said that I must now say that it is the secret lair for scam artists, especially ones that aren’t very good at it. Read the following email I was sent and tell me who in their right mind would respond to this nonsense.

Hello,

As I told you in my first e-mail, I have some personal problems and I can’t manage the sale so I prearranged the deal with MoneyBookers and my
presence isn’t necessary. The car is in their possession
ready for delivery.I also made a photobucket album so you can see more
pictures (http://s523.photobucket.com/albums/w356/patrickrathburn/) You have
5 days to test and inspect the car. So if you want to make this deal I
need the following details from you: full name and address
shipping address
phone # After I will have all this details I will forward them to
MoneyBookers and I will proceed the order. MoneyBookers will contact you with
all the details that you need to complete this deal and also to see
that i am covered by them and that I am legit seller. Waiting your
email with the requested details.
Regards!!

Well, Mr. Patrick Rathburn it appears you are the worst scam artist of all time. Although I’m not sure how else you were planning on getting my money I sure hope you didnt expect me just to send it to some sketchy web site without ever seeing the damn car. And why would you need my address?? Lame.

Turns out that this car was posted all over the United States for sale, a simple google search showed that. Dumbass. So I told him I reported him and that I was depressed that he couldn’t have done any better to get my money. Criminals suck these days, wheres the Joker when you need him?

P.s. if you went to that link you will have found that yes it was a BMW and yes I really want one.

28
Jul
08

Mamma Mia

First let’s address the big ass white elephant. The girlfriend dragged me to the musical turned movie masacre.

The Good
Meryl Streep is comparable to the King Midas of the movie industry in that she turns the movies she touches into gold. Unfortunately the rest of the cast has to form the rest of the movie and sometimes they fail miserably. But Meryl Streep was great in this film, as always. I also liked the “Mean Girl” Amanda Seyfried who played Sophie, the main character. She’s won a couple of awards and is really going to come into her own in the near future I think. Look for her in Diablo Cody’s (Juno) new film Jennifer’s Body to be released in 2009.

Mamma Mia lived up to its musical nature and it was pretty important that they get the tunes right, and I feel like they did a pretty good job with the exception of one abomination that I’ll talk about in the ‘ugly’ section below…

The Bad

Dominic Cooper, the fiance… bleh. He just got casted because of his accent and his pretty boy exotic look to match the damn island. They could have done better on getting an actual actor. His chest-revealing shirts confused me because he wasn’t greek/hispanic at all- he was just living in Greece. Bottom line, I didn’t like him.

In addition, I felt like perhaps some of the directing may have been at fault and after a little fact check I’ve found that the director, Phyllida Lloyd had last directedGloriana in 2000 with little other experience in the motion picture business. It seems she had major opera experience so I’m assuming why thats why she directed.

The Ugly

Pierce Brosnan (former James Bond). If you’ve seen the movie you need not read any further. If you haven’t be warned that Mr. Bond is basically emasculated in his singing roles and has forever sealed any chance of ever being in such a role again. Ever. He was called, in-movie, a “middle-aged menopausal man” and that’s exactly the camio description he needed for taking on this role. I’m disappointed; stick with being a faux-badass Pierce.

19
May
08

John McCain on Jon Stewart

John McCainJohn McCain appeared on Jon Stewart’s show tonight and honestly, despite all the politicking that necessarily occurred, I gained some respect for the old Senator. He has a sense of humor that I hadn’t realized, considering he’s a war mongering 90-year-old politician. I suppose when you’re on Jon Stewart you have to have some sort of sense of humor, though McCain really made me laugh a couple times. Props to the old man.

My views on John McCain are simple in the Presidential sense; I think he’s the best candidate. Sen. Barack Obama next and if you’ve read my posts on Hillary you know how she sits in my books. McCain is best when it comes to the economy, which is the primary concern to me right now. He’s twice as old as Obama and that’s simply experience that cannot be imitated. I don’t want to get into this too much because I get into enough debates day-to-day and I don’t need more online. Feel free to leave your opinion, however there’s no guarantee that I’ll get back to you about it.

17
May
08

Hate to Say I Told You So

I said how long ago how there was absolutely not an iceberg’s chance in hell of Hillary Clinton getting the nomination. OK, so she got closer than I thought, but all I’m saying is, she pisses me off- she is probably the worst thing America could put in office. I’m ecstatic she didn’t get the nomination so now theres no chance of her ever being able to reign terror on this country all while being able to call her husband ‘First Laddie’ or the like. Alright enough ranting. Please, if you are a Clinton supporter, leave a comment so I can really hear what good reasons you may think you have for holding such an opinion; I’d love to hear them.

23
Mar
08

Texas A&M Deserved that Win

In probably one of the worst officiated games that I’ve seen in awhile, albeit the calls going both ways, the number 1-seeded UCLA came out on top because of a no-call with 5 seconds left. If you don’t believe me check out the picture. As I said, I think bad calls went both ways but leaned towards UCLA. Kevin Love had 7 blocks for UCLA and I counted 3 that I would have called fouls had I been the referee. UCLA played stone-cold defense for the last 10 minutes of the game and you have to give them that, but even still most of the turnovers were because of the blocks I just mentioned. I think this game deserved to go to Texas A&M, if not at least overtime. I suppose UCLA will just ride on the refs to the final four, as they don’t really have any competition left until then.

What the hell.