Comcast Must Die

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It is widely known that I hated comcast and their constant turning off of my cable and internet instead of the neighbors and them telling me that I was wrong, or not showing up. If only this site had been around when I needed it before switching to Direct TV.

If you are having an issue you can put in your customer number and Comcast is trying to fix some user issues.

New Limited Edition Ipod

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New Limited Edition 90210 Ipod is available at the CBS Store. LO - I think this is a must have for you.

cake farts

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not safe for work

that is all

it's just like the title says

cake farts


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So of course I spoke too soon when I said that the site was all new and shiny and working. Well there are some issues. Mostly revolve around the ability to post videos and the WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) editor. I tried last night to no avail to get it to work so it is going to have to wait until the weekend when I have more time and it is raining to spend some time getting it to work.

Linking is also not working unless you know how to do HTML (click the disable rich-text to use HTML). Sorry for the issues. 


L&O Theme Song

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I have pretty much been watching some form of Law and Order since college. It was on like 4 times a day and at least one of those times was at 2am and I think I watched most of them. So I know the theme song like it is part of the theme song to my life.

Now that I have TV - there is channel 5 US and it is mostly US shows a few seasons behind. Positive side - We are still in the Lenny and Jesse Martin phase of L&O original - weirdness - New theme song! It is weird and unsettling. It is way more grungy and electronica then the original. 

They also have House and that theme song is different as well. What an odd thing to change. 

At least the scene changing "dong-dong" is still there.

Also - the wire is just on regular tv here. 

Year 4 for

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So this weekend marks the 4th anniversary of Great ride so far. I realized that it had been a year since I did an update on the site, so needed to make the site more secure and play around with some new options. Updates throughout the next few weeks. I have to say this update was waaaaay better then last year. Only 5 hours instead of the 14 last year.

shoes and cocktails

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because my obsession with facebook wasn't enough, I have started a blog: Shoes and Cocktails. i'm still trying to figure out how to manage this thing, so please be patient during the "beta" phase. and, i would love to hear your suggestions/recommendations!

My Quest to get Television in Britain

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After 9 weeks, I now have TV that is not arabic porn or something I downloaded from bitorrent. That might have been one of the more frustrating things I have done here. Overall, getting things done has not been too bad. I got a phone a bank account and a place to live on the first day - but to get TV was really quite painful. First - I couldn't just sign up online, because I have no credit history here I had to spend 90 minutes on the phone with a lovely guy who took FOREVER to take my money so that I could first get a phone line, which you are forced to have at 10 pounds a month for no reason except all I can see is that BT has some sort of monopoly and everyone is paying 10 pounds a month for a landline you don't even have an acutal phone for. Or maybe it is just me who didn't buy the actual phone. Anyway - I have a phone line with no phone. 

So with the phone line, you can then get broadband 7 days after you get a phone line. I asked them to send the router to work, but they sent it to my house. Luckily my neighbor picked it up. Then I had wireless. They also have really cheap broadband deals where if you are only going to download 20MB a month you can get broadband for 6 pounds. Of course that would never work for me so to got the unlimited package and that cost about the same as in the states. 



Bottom 4: Will, Mark, Courtney, Comfort

Going Home: Mark, Comfort


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anybody want to go this week?


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I went to Lovebox yesterday which was a 2 day concert in Victoria Park this past weekend. I only went one day because I was late getting tickets and only sunday was available, but it was a great time. We saw Roni Size Reprezent, Jack Penate, then went over to the DJ stage and danced for a while so I missed Goldfrappe which I am a little sad about since I heard they were good to see live. But then - The Flaming Lips who were awesome. He got in the big bubble and  walked around the crowd. They sang all their songs, lots of audience participation. They are amazing to see live. Good times. I haven't been to a festival in so long and it was really fun to go to one again. There were also great food vendors and at the end, they give away their food, so free pastie for me (meat pie)! 

The Two Jennifers

So, the Onion A/V Club has these wonderful "inventories" of pop arcana. Today's is Part II of a list of jarringly recast roles (e.g., the two Darrins from Bewitched). The two Jennifers from Back to the Future made the cut, and someone posted this video comparing the two scenes (end of Part I with Claudia wells and beginning of Part II with Elizabeth Shue). I found this video so odd yet entertaining that I had to share. (PS - A/V Club also has a dynamite review of last night's Project Runway.)

Suede and Blayne Must Die

I don't think I've ever had a more visceral reaction to two reality show contestants than I did to Suede and Blayne last night.  Suede may say he's from NY, but I guarantee you he just lives there.  He's from some shit burg in middle America where blue fauxhawks are considered trendy.  And Blayne is trying way too hard to create new buzzwords.  Both of those fuckers need to go.

Also, my predictions for SYTYCD - Courtney G. and Mark are toast.

So I married and Axe Murderer

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Pajiba has a series on hangover movies and this week was So I married and axe murderer. Which I saw when it came out and had on VHS. My brother and I would watch this movie all the time and it has many things going for it

1 - Lots of cameos - Phil Hartman as vicki the Alcatraz Guard, Alan Arkin,  Amanda Plummer, Steven wright and charles grodin.

2 - Quoteable lines

  • We have a piper down! A piper is down! no wait he is just pissed
  • His head has its own weather system
  • Come Nadia - Let us dance like children of the night!
  • And Charlie - Light a Match!
  • I believe that all Scottish Cuisine is based on a dare
Ah - great memories, I might have to download this for viewing later


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It's another incredibly slow day at my temp job. I am so hungover from last night (we had friends in town from the UK) that I feigned some apartment plumbing issues and slept in for an extra two hours today while I was "waiting for the plumber."

I decided that instead of being even remotely productive, I'm going to refresh myself on Harry Potter. The 6th movie will be here before we know it, and I can't even remember who the Half-Blood Prince is. Very excited about my new website find.

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