Archive for June, 2006

I want to see a horror movie where the most likely victim turns out to be the least likely to die. I can picture it now. Everything was fine at the ranch until teens began to die. It was obvious that the killers were choosing their victims alphebetically. Fred, the third victim, died Tuesday. Katy’s next. Katy’s got a gun. Watch as seventeen mass murderers fall one at a time. Sure they killed her friends, but this fourteen year old draws the line at her chocolate chip cookies. Look Kruger, you’re next and Katy is itching to try her new flamethrower.
Some farm subsidy myths are dispelled by Karl Beitel in US Farm Subsidies and the Farm Economy: Myths, Realities, Alternatives. Frankly, I didn’t know about the myths so the article was informative from both the discovery of the myths and from reading why they were myths. (more…)
Last night I did some indirect grilling. I cooked baked potatoes and sausage. The sausage burned, but still tasted great. The potatoes cooked faster than I thought and tasted fine. I added hickory wood chips to the coals this time. I didn’t really taste the hickory, but I did enjoy the food. I resisted the temptation to eat all three potatoes.
Well, the day started around 4am and things were going downhill. The SunValley Family Barbeque got off to a dismal start. The two families which show up most often must have had other plans and just after 3pm it looked like no one was going to show up. (more…)
I don’t like trilogies all that much, but I just have to see all the movies in a series. The third movie is guaranteed to be worse than one or both of the others. I’m sure the people involved are doing their best, but my expectations are usually low and I’m am not often proved wrong. I’m not a great fan of the X-Men. I remember them from Saturday morning cartoons, but I liked the Fantastic Four and Spider-man better. I like comic book characters, but I never really collected comic books. My favorite plots involve an underdog who finds he has (or is) something special and saves the day. Individual X-Men are like that I suppose. I liked X-Men 3. It’s a good movie and it is better than the first two movies. I left the theatre hoping for a fourth movie. The main plot was as expected, but many of the sub plots were unexpected. Even the parts I knew were coming were done well. It was well worth the two buck price.
First, I didn’t expect anyone to show up and I wasn’t surprised that I ate alone. Here are some thoughts on what went wrong and what went right. (more…)