Thursday, November 29, 2007

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Yep, this Massachussets convicted bank robber is ordered not to gamble as part of his probation -- and he wins $1 million in a scratch-off lottery game. Why doesn't this kind of crap happen to me?

Oh yeah, I don't do scratch-off games...

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving


Grandma Is Fading Fast, originally uploaded by macfixer.

Back from a visit to my Grandma in the nursing home. She's mostly incoherent, but when my wife looked at her and said "I miss you" she said "I miss you too" back (out of the blue). My wife started crying, I started crying and my grandma didn't want anyone to cry. Heh.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

It's Back! In Time For The Holidays!!!

Wow, I thought I'd never see this game again -- OfficeMax' "Don't Shoot Your Eye Out"

A game where you play Ralphie from "A Christmas Story" a small Midwestern boy with a shiny new BB gun. Try to make Black Bart pay the BB richochet off as many rocks and trees as possible without hitting yourself in the process (which resets your score to zero in the process). A terrific way to pass the time when you really ought to be working.

Here's the score off of my first game of the season:

Don't Shoot Your Eye Out: A Gift From OfficeMax

Go here to play: http://www.dontshootyoureyeout.com/

Put your score in the comments section!

Monday, November 19, 2007

Short and Tall


Short and Tall, originally uploaded by macfixer.

My son at the really, really short lighthouse at Mystic Seaport, CT

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Am I Allowed To Sue One Band For Sounding Like Another?

This has been bugging me for too long: I've just listened to Zero 7's "In The Waiting Line", and while it is a good track, it sounds a little too close to that French band Air's sound. Have you compared them side by side?
Here is Air's "You All I Need", off of their 1998 album,"Moon Safari":
Now, hear this song from Zero 7 from their album, Simple Things







While it doesn't sound exactly like Air, the resemblence is uncanny. Yet it seems the fans of either group don't know about the others' existence. Weird.

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

What The Hell Am I Eating: Reese's Peanut Butter "Elvis Collector's Edition"

I saw this over the summer at my local Walgreen's drug store. Unlike your usual Reese’s, this is not just chocolate and peanut butter. Nope, we’re talking chocolate, peanut butter, and banana crème.

I may just be dating myself, but I vaguely remember the King asking for it in a sandwich, fried in bacon fat. No chocolate involved, whatsoever.

Aesthetics aside, it was OK. If you handed this to me while I was blindfolded (what is this, “9½ Weeks”?) I wouldn’t be able to guess that this was a ‘special’ Reese’s. Yes, the banana crème is that underwhelming. In that regard, I suppose I’m like my dad: the flavors need to hit me over the head.

My McKid rating: Eww Kid