I'm pleased to announce that Pir8Jokes.com
is coming along quite nicely. I've completely ignored all responsibilities and obligations over the past couple days to reach that point - I'm pretty pleased with how it's turning out. I have such a plan for this site - rate the jokes, add your own, pirate links, search, report duplicates... ohhh, it's going to be nice, but I think progress will be slow once I get the rest of the subpages in some form, since that's always how it is. I almost forgot how long it takes to do a site's coding and
So this weekend I did indeed march my fool head off to help save the world
. No luck, we're still at war. It was a strange vibe this year - a lot of people gathered in solidarity (well, lots of people had their own agenda too, but the basic message was the same). But, it's been two years since this has been going on... there wasn't the same optimism and feeling of purpose there were in the past couple years. At first we were all opposing the war, demonstrating how it was ridiculous to go to war... now, it's more of an act of desperation to get our troops home and out of harm's way. One person made a sign demonstrating Bush making love, doggy-style, to the globe. That was pretty neat to see.
The funny thing about that march was that at one point, Andrea and I got caught up in the Socialist Alternative
crowd, and both of us even got signs to wave around. So, for about half an hour I was a modern communist. They really knew how to yell, it was kind of nice for me to yell in public.
I introduced my friend Sara to the band Devotchka
last week, but left her with a few songs downloading on her computer. She called me up a couple days later and the first thing she said was "Michael, Devotchka's beautiful!" And she's right.
I've begun work on a DVD project, and as a result needed to order a new hard drive. I got this sweet Maxtor external 300GB
, and you know what the best thing about it is, other than looking like a car amp? It has a button on the outside that you can set to run anything! So - right now, if you press this glowing blue button by my laptop, my laptop will instantly begin playing Journey. This never ceases to amuse me.
I've settled on a digital camera - the Canon PowerShot S70
wins, but Andrea comes in at a close second.
And now, since pirates are this month's theme, I leave you with a selection from my never completed nine-minute Flash edutainment spectacular, World History Multimedia Final
. I actually have all the sound recorded for this, featuring the voices of friends I've lost touch with since AIS
. As with most of my stories, this ultimately ended with a dance party.
Mike: What happened?
- We see Ogle's ship in the distance, then go onto his ship -
Ogle: Ahoy, there's that scurge Roberts! Now is my chance!
Le Crew: We we monsieur! Le Arr!
- Robert's Ship -
Roberts: What? Why, it's the Swallow, being led by the French Captain Ogle! We must fight! Men, get up! Man your stations!
Pirate 1: Oyyy...arrrrrggle...
Pirate 2: UNNNGH!!!
Pirate 3: *Hic!*
Roberts: My entire crew is drunk! This is very unfortunate... stand up my steady swashbucklers! (Goes to the front of the boat)
Ogle: Fire across their bow!
Le Crew: We we! Le Fire!
Pirate 1: Them scurvy currs are firing at us! Let's... shoot them too!
Pirate 2: Uggghh... arrrgh!
- Exchange of Fire, Smoke Clears -
Horrific look on Pirates' faces... Roberts is on the ground, dead!
Ogle's crew jumps onboard and Mike falls off... Ahhhh!
Mike swirls back into 2001.
Mike lands in his chair.
Mike, 3-23-2005 with $22.07
That's not a bad idea, J-Dawg. The average pirate's depth perception is very inadequate for the demands of pirating.
Jason, 3-23-2005 with $20.30
Damn-nit, Mike. I missed Devotchka again. As Lead Developarrrrr, aren't you supposed to prevent me from doing stupid things? This is twice I've missed their mad, gypsy gallivanting.
Jason, 3-23-2005 with $20.24
I think pir8jokes.com needs a category for "worst pirate jokes ever." You can include things like "Why did the pirate fall off his ship? Because with his disabling peg leg, he wasn't as sturrrrrrdy as his old self. Combine that with his missing eye attributing to his lack of depth perception, and you have a recipe f... [18 more to go]
Mike, 3-23-2005 with $15.23
I think the reason you haven't seen any of my exquisite professional images is because all I only have a 1.2 megapixel camera, and the occasional disposable, neither of which do such a great job.
I do intend to capture observed oddities, and print them out as beautiful 8x10 glossies to cover the entire out... [69 more to go]
Andrea, 3-23-2005 with $13.32
Oops, a nervous twitch sent the last post too soon.
Do you really get a point-and-shoot b/c you're concerned with "high-end" images? I think you're more concerned with capturing observed oddities to post on your balrog. I haven't seen any of your professional images lately, or ever. I don't think you'... [64 more to go]
Jason, 3-22-2005 with $19.39
It looks pretty, but I still say Canon. Sure it's got 5x optical zoom, but they also say it's vignetted, soft, and suffers from some distortion toward the high end. That's the problem I had with my Pentax SLR. They make great bodies, but their lenses are 50/50. Though, if you don't mind too much about the telephoto... [333 more to go]