Archive for the 'television' Category

why is there no flickering in that house?

August 23, 2005

Spent the evening last night unplugging, boxing and storing the televisions, DVD players, VCRs, ReplayTV and the Xbox. We’re going cold turkey.Watching the boys beat on each other with light sabers all day and play superheros “killing” each other was a bit too much. It’s not so much that we’re against this kind of play, it’s that it’s pretty much all that they do right now in the house. Outside it’s more of the same (with quite a bit of baseball thrown in). We’re going to get out more and stop using the TV as a crutch around the house. We figured it’d be a lot easier to do it this way than have to legislate when TV was OK. We’ve tried it and it doesn’t work for us.

School is starting, Ang will have her hands full with that during the day and taking Microbiology at night. I’ve got a million projects around the house I need to work on and some programming tasks I’ve been putting off for months. We also want to read more. I don’t like the idea of getting dumber as I get older and this is a good step.

It’ll also give us a bit of a shot in the arm financially as we’ve cancelled the digital cable and netflix and a few of the pieces we have will bring in a few bucks to help with Owen’s tuition.

If you’re interested in a gently-used ReplayTV (5040) with commerical-skip, internet-sharing (two features no longer available anywhere) and an included lifetime subscription, I’ve got one available for $300. I’ve also got an Xbox with a ton of games (Halo 2, Rainbow Six 3, NFL 2K5, MLB 2K5, Lego Star Wars, the GTA double set – GTA Vice city unopened, a bunch of other Live games — in the neighborhood of 30 or so) for $400. I’ve not a “gamer” and apart from a month of Field playing Lego Star Wars last spring, this is a lightly-used box and works great.

We also have a 27″, 20″ and an inexpensive 19″ TV if you need one.

Lemme know.

lance krall show

April 24, 2005

Watched the first episode the other night. I don’t watch a whole lot of SpikeTV (or TV for that matter) but Lance is a “friend”. The quotes are there as I’ve never actually met him, but he’s a member of a VERY exclusive group that I, for some strangly wonderful reason, am also active in. Other members of the cast are also members of this group, which I could tell you about, but it would only make you jealous and possibly ruin your afternoon looking in vain for ways in (thanks AT).He likes his Star Wars and is talented. For those of you who don’t know his work, he played a flamboyantly gay character (was it “Kip”) in the first season of the very well done “reality” show, “Joe Schmo” (also on SpikeTV). Not a fan of reality TV, but this one with all actors except for “Joe” was hilarious.

Anyway, set your VCRs and pick up “The Lance Krall Show” on SpikeTV at 10:05 CST (11:05 for you East Coasters) on Monday nights.

For an insider’s look at the show click here.

one of the funniest exchanges ever, courtesy of “NYPD Blue”

March 12, 2002

Mr. Soldiers of God (after a brief interrogation regarding an abortion clinic firebombing) – “For do I persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men? For if I still pleased men, I would not be a bondservant of Christ. Galatians 1.10”

Sipowicz (after looking at his watch) – “Don’t let the door hit you on the ass on the way out. Sipowicz 10:42.”