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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All right, heading to bed a li...

All right, heading to bed a little early tonight. Want to make it through my last episode of Bubblegum Crash and get up at a decent hour.

12seconds - Zaphod enjoys it, ...

12seconds - Zaphod enjoys it, I swear. http://tiny12.tv/QNTM8

12seconds - Making Zaphod danc...

12seconds - Making Zaphod dance http://tiny12.tv/C3W7T

12seconds - Showing off a pet....

12seconds - Showing off a pet. http://tiny12.tv/AU2EW

Wow. My very 1st 12s video! I ...

Wow. My very 1st 12s video! I was so young way back in July of 2008! (http://ping.fm/M3bD1)

Oh man--forgot tomorrow is Apr...

Oh man--forgot tomorrow is April Fools. I don't suffer fools easily--especially April Fools....grrr...

12seconds - One other reason w...

12seconds - One other reason why I don't want to do Script Frenzy http://tiny12.tv/NQ9ID

12seconds - Remember my 12-sec...

12seconds - Remember my 12-second Japanese Lessons? I miss those... http://tiny12.tv/8P7Z7

12seconds - The reason I *do* ...

12seconds - The reason I *do* want to do Script Frenzy... http://tiny12.tv/WT0TE

12seconds - Why I don't want t...

12seconds - Why I don't want to do Script Frenzy http://tiny12.tv/XTUBX

12seconds - Script Frenzy begi...

12seconds - Script Frenzy begins in a few hours...should I do it? http://tiny12.tv/W79F3

12seconds - 12challenge: when ...

12seconds - 12challenge: when you're sick, what's the one thing that makes you feel better? http://tiny12.tv/EQR80

@JasonInNJ got it! Thanks! T...

@JasonInNJ got it! Thanks! That did the trick.

Skype for iPhone keeps crashin...

Skype for iPhone keeps crashing on me. Looks like I've got some Jailbroken keyboards that are making it choke. Anyone else w/this trouble?

@caliblondie but it would be n...

@caliblondie but it would be nice if someone wanted to give him his own cable TV show :)

@caliblondie Well, I've got a ...

@caliblondie Well, I've got a store with some Jay ThePal-related stuff available, but haven't really started plugging it yet.

UK can no longer afford to inj...

UK can no longer afford to inject cash into their economy (I'm just sure there's a weight-loss joke in this). (http://ping.fm/W28mk)

Remember the triva-based FreeR...

Remember the triva-based FreeRice.com that donates rice to hungry folks? Check out: AIDtoCHILDREN.com (http://ping.fm/5hvb3)

Twitter tip of the day #2: if ...

Twitter tip of the day #2: if you write a blog post with the headline "do you Twitter?" DON'T post a link to it ON TWITTER.

Tip to new Twitterers: Tweet m...

Tip to new Twitterers: Tweet more than twice before following 860 people. Otherwise you're not giving us a reason to follow back, moron.

@drilone no worries, man! I kn...

@drilone no worries, man! I know you're busy. :) I just hope the show goes well!

@caliblondie all of what is ma...

@caliblondie all of what is making me smile? The stuff with Jay? Definitely. I just wish it was making me some money :)

@gs1r haha, I don't see that a...

@gs1r haha, I don't see that as a problem!

Wow did I oversleep! Damn iPho...

Wow did I oversleep! Damn iPhone alarm needs an electroshock app.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Fuzzy-brained--going to climb ...

Fuzzy-brained--going to climb into bed and lull myself to sleep with some anime... おやしみなさい。

http://snurl.com/jaythe12s htt...

http://snurl.com/jaythe12s http://ff.im/1Poqy

@Skwirrelicious haha, well, I'...

@Skwirrelicious haha, well, I'm always plotting SOMEthing... ;P

Re: superbadass12er update htt...

Re: superbadass12er update http://ff.im/1PkQr

Ugh--starving, but haven't sho...

Ugh--starving, but haven't shot anything with Jay yet today. Going to have to eat SOMEthing...

@cherishhellfire nah, I'm good...

@cherishhellfire nah, I'm good now, just had a bit of the food poisoning last night. But thanks! :)

@Skwirrelicious haha, could be...

@Skwirrelicious haha, could be! I'm sure I must have been thinking *some*thing in that pic...

I've just snapped a new pictur...

I've just snapped a new picture: http://dailybooth.com/thepete/140440

I've just snapped a new pictur...

I've just snapped a new picture: http://dailybooth.com/thepete/140333

12seconds - This was pt2 of th...

12seconds - This was pt2 of the elevator ride down from the top of the Rockefeller Center. How stupid is this? http://tiny12.tv/REX4D

12seconds - This was pt1 of th...

12seconds - This was pt1 of the elevator ride down from the top of the Rockefeller Center. How stupid is this? http://tiny12.tv/JKINH

All right, starting an iPhone ...

All right, starting an iPhone crash log. Been suffering from crashes a lot lately. About 4 or 5 in the past couple weeks. #jbiphonecrash

Listening to Ep 83 of Sound Ch...

Listening to Ep 83 of Sound Check from check12check12.com-really wishing I had been in on the recording. Can't have a convo on iPhone w/o me

@caliblondie haha--just feelin...

@caliblondie haha--just feeling the stress with my dad in town. He flew back to SF today tho' so the fog lifted after dinner last nite :)

@CK67 in the circle? We actua...

@CK67 in the circle? We actually have more in our apartment :) We made two on our old podcast The 5 Minute Show, and have since bought more

thepete.com: toys.thepete.com:...

thepete.com: toys.thepete.com: PARKOD: Pretty Angry Robot Killer of Dogs: http://s3nt.com/emnz

toys.thepete.com: PARKOD: Pretty Angry Robot Killer of Dogs



I hoped to get this posted yesterday, but TheDad was in town, so my
time was limited. Anyway, here's a fairly recent piece that I more
did more as an experiment than anything else. His name is PARKOD.
What the hell does PARKOD mean? It's an acronym:

Pretty
Angry
Robot
Killer
Of
Dogs

PARKOD started off life as a clear-with-sparkles-in Toy2R Dog Qee that
I covered in black Sharpie ink, leaving 4 areas uncovered--his hands,
his eyes and his nose. This was so I could experiment with light
passing through the clear plastic body.

I did color his eyes and nose red, though the red glowing effect was
achieved by aiming a laser pointer at it. The blue glow effect was
reached by aiming an ultraviolet penlight at it. The last shot is a
light-up plastic "icecube" that I hoped would cast light up,
through the head, and out his eyes and nose. Only kinda worked. :(

Still, I think I've got a good idea to expand this project, though I'm
not sure I'll have enough skill to make it work. We'll see!

Check out the full Flickrset here:

www.flickr.com/photos/thepete/sets/72157616022709421/

And you can always check out more of my custom toys at toys.thepete.com

Everything's amazing, nobody's...

Everything's amazing, nobody's happy http://ff.im/1OS5a

Can really do without Spreadsh...

Can really do without Spreadshirt.com's incessant reminder emails that my shirt shop is empty. ENOUGH. I KNOW. RELAX.

Whoa--swimming in my to-do lis...

Whoa--swimming in my to-do list. Must stop using pool water to write them out. (It makes sense if you're confused like me right now.)

@CK67 I think it would be good...

@CK67 I think it would be good to have more puppets out there, assuming they're all cool, like @JayThePal. :)

@CK67 Haha, no, that's not Jay...

@CK67 Haha, no, that's not Jay's dad--that guy's pink. Jay's orange. He'd have to have slept with a gold puppet for Jay to be the result.

@CK67 Was up sometime in the 4...

@CK67 Was up sometime in the 4 o'clock hour praying to the porcelain god. Wrote lyrics to a jingle about it which I've since forgotten :(

@CK67 haha, no--I was sick fro...

@CK67 haha, no--I was sick from eating too much bad food while my dad was visiting. Dude's in his 70s & I have no idea how's he's survived!

"You're sitting in a chair in ...

"You're sitting in a chair in the *sky*." -Louis CK (awesome vid) (http://ping.fm/YKlyx)

Just took my 201st mugshot! ht...

Just took my 201st mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/421

@tomzer1 haha, thanks. It doe...

@tomzer1 haha, thanks. It doesn't really glow like that. I was just experimenting with an design for toys with light-up body parts.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Uploading pics of one of my mo...

Uploading pics of one of my more recent and experimental custom toys... (http://ping.fm/YjdLk)

@CK67 thanks, bro--appreciate ...

@CK67 thanks, bro--appreciate the linkage. You were on my list to call, but my other calls took too long. We can skype or gtalk monday

On my way to the Algonquin! Ya...

On my way to the Algonquin! Yay free live music!

thepete.com: Jay TheVlog for M...

thepete.com: Jay TheVlog for March 28, 2009 (now with sexual tension!): http://s3nt.com/ekaa

Jay TheVlog for March 28, 2009 (now with sexual tension!)

Sorry this is late! YouTube rejected it because it was a whopping 1m15s too long, so I had to upload it to Vimeo instead. Anyway, here it is! All of Jay ThePal's clips from the past week in one easy-to-consume 11-minute video! ENJOY:


Jay TheVlog for March 28, 2009 from thepete on Vimeo.


Click here to grab a 128MB mp4 of the above 11m video.

@AtheistBlogger at this point ...

@AtheistBlogger at this point the 911 conspiracy argument is as moot as the argument for/against god since neither can be proven.

@AtheistBlogger well, in my op...

@AtheistBlogger well, in my opinion, the general explanation for God adds up, too. Look a little closer, keep questioning and things get ...

@gabey8 haha, yeah, they don't...

@gabey8 haha, yeah, they don't let you stay pissy for long, do they? I think it's just the family visiting. They leave tomorrow, so, whew!

@patsysnyc haha, OK--good to k...

@patsysnyc haha, OK--good to know :) I just wish I had known about the dress code after checking your site, so I wouldn't be concerned.

@AtheistBlogger I mean, they l...

@AtheistBlogger I mean, they lie to us about Santa when we're kids, God when we're adults, WMD, the economy--why trust anything we're told?

@SteveIsaacs dude, that's the ...

@SteveIsaacs dude, that's the dirtiest thing I've read in days!!

@AtheistBlogger I just feel th...

@AtheistBlogger I just feel that, as atheists, we should never accept whatever is handed to us w/o questioning. So, I took issue w/your ...

@AtheistBlogger I think your s...

@AtheistBlogger I think your statement was rather general, tho'. Hard to be specific enough sometimes in 140 characters.

@AtheistBlogger ah, OK--I must...

@AtheistBlogger ah, OK--I must be falling behind on my absurd conspiracy theories, then. Sorry--haven't heard that one.

Just took my 200th mugshot! ht...

Just took my 200th mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/421

Time to shower and see if I ca...

Time to shower and see if I can't wash this foul mood off of me. Weird to feel this way after having such a fun week. Geh...

@AtheistBlogger seriously--how...

@AtheistBlogger seriously--how does suggesting 911 was an inside job insult 911 victims? How does that insult them? (again, not taking sides

@AtheistBlogger I'm not taking...

@AtheistBlogger I'm not taking a side, but how is supposing "9/11 was a government job [] a deep insult to those who died"? Don't see th ...

@qik any idea why I'm getting ...

@qik any idea why I'm getting a server error when I try to download mp4s or flvs of my videos?

It is Sour-Mood Sunday here in...

It is Sour-Mood Sunday here in ThePeteCave. Everyone be glad you're not @siskita. Then again she's got rehearsal soon. My cats=wrath victims

Huh...having trouble downloadi...

Huh...having trouble downloading one of my vids from Qik.com. http://ping.fm/gq3sU I see the mp4 & flv link by get a server error.

@Jazzybam sorry about your dog...

@Jazzybam sorry about your dog, man--that sucks. :( hope he had a long life.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

@stennieville that sounds pret...

@stennieville that sounds pretty damn awesome, actually! Was it as much fun as it sounds?

QIK|Streaming video right from...

QIK|Streaming video right from your phone http://ff.im/1MZFz

12seconds - Qik Video http://t...

12seconds - Qik Video http://tiny12.tv/FG3DB

12seconds - Qik Video http://t...

12seconds - Qik Video http://tiny12.tv/44KP6

@voxel I hope you're aware tha...

@voxel I hope you're aware that everyone turning off their lights won't stop climate change either, so :P The idea is to draw attention.

@voxel Mr. Negative!

@voxel Mr. Negative!

@allicette Yeah--I like pizza,...

@allicette Yeah--I like pizza, it's kinda bad for me, so I eat it, but once in a blue moon. I don't wanna hang with a pizza place online.

On my way to John's Pizzeria n...

On my way to John's Pizzeria now. Jay's with me too! Huzzah!

thepete.com: thepete.com is a ...

thepete.com: thepete.com is a darkened site in honor of Earth Hour 2009: http://s3nt.com/ei8g

thepete.com is a darkened site in honor of Earth Hour 2009



I've also darkened my Twitter page, too.

Check out EarthHour.org for more info!!

Or go here: http://thepete.com/my-earth-hour-commercial-on-12secondstv

Or watch these:


12seconds Earth Hour Commercial on 12seconds.tv



12seconds Earth Hour Commercial on 12seconds.tv

OK, now to shower, dress & hea...

OK, now to shower, dress & head down to John's Pizzeria on 44th for another birthday dinner w/ @siskita--this time w/friends--including Jay!

Done with Jay TheVlog for this...

Done with Jay TheVlog for this week. WHEW--for once everything went smoothly with post production! Check out jay.thepete.com for last week's

Check out this post from Rod S...

Check out this post from Rod Sloane: http://ping.fm/YRmK1 he mentions @JayThePal! Cool!

Man, FINALLY getting to work o...

Man, FINALLY getting to work on this week's Jay TheVlog. Social Networking is lots of work--and I'm social networking for two!

Episode 84 of the Sound Check ...

Episode 84 of the Sound Check podcast from http://ping.fm/XQrgw is ONLINE. Go listen! @siskita, @jaythepal & I are on it!!

@allicette funny thing is, mos...

@allicette funny thing is, most of the time I post about a restaurant, it's usually because I'm complaining. Not the kind of PR they want.

@allicette yeah, businesses ar...

@allicette yeah, businesses are doing that--they hire socmed "gurus" who troll Twitter for refs to their clients & then interact w/them.

@CK67 thanks, bro--'preciate i...

@CK67 thanks, bro--'preciate it!

@patsysnyc Checked your site b...

@patsysnyc Checked your site before I went & couldn't find a dress code, so I figured it would be fine. Which it was, but still was nervous.

@patsysnyc I'd recommend putti...

@patsysnyc I'd recommend putting your dress code on your website. I showed up with my bright red chucks on & was nervous I wouldn't get in.

@patsysnyc I did get in, obvio...

@patsysnyc I did get in, obviously, but the whole time I was concerned someone would complain and I'd get kicked out.

@allicette the Patsy's we went...

@allicette the Patsy's we went to is @ 56th & 8th. Ironically they're on Twitter! @patsysnyc started following me after my meh @ review 2 u

@allicette it was a nice enoug...

@allicette it was a nice enough place, but I'm not my dad--would have preferred the Patsy's on 118th :) Will have to check it out.

@allicette haha, actually, my ...

@allicette haha, actually, my dad is a semi-wealthy white guy so we went to the Patsy's that was Sinatra's favorite restaurant--very upscale

Just took my 199th mugshot! ht...

Just took my 199th mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/421

Friday, March 27, 2009

Just gave Jay ThePal his own p...

Just gave Jay ThePal his own page in TheWikiPeteia: http://ping.fm/eByom

AudioBoo: ThePhlog Out On The ...

AudioBoo: ThePhlog Out On The Town http://is.gd/pmZc

3 Buck Bites | Cheap Eats for ...

3 Buck Bites | Cheap Eats for Food Lovers! --my only issue? Sometimes you *wanna* spend more than $3 (http://3buckbites.com/)

@CK67 Aww, sucks man. I guess...

@CK67 Aww, sucks man. I guess that's what happens when you let 8,000 people on your show. ;)

@gs1r it was your good looks, ...

@gs1r it was your good looks, man! Hide that face of yours! It makes women swoon, bro! Plus, when she said she was fine, she meant you! ;)

@beach Try using FB in a non-m...

@beach Try using FB in a non-mainstream browser like Opera or Camino. I think there are more bugs then. Annoying as hell if you ask me.

@CK67 Have you seen my Ballpoi...

@CK67 Have you seen my Ballpoint Adventures comics? Sierra's been after me for years to publish a compilation book. http://thepete.com/ics

@allicette lol guess you've be...

@allicette lol guess you've been to Patsy's? Honestly, I wasn't super impressed. It was fine, but we ate at Sardi's Wed & they were better.

@CK67 haha glad you liked em--...

@CK67 haha glad you liked em--that's why I get paid the big bucks, my friend! Well, in my mind that's why I *should* get paid the big bucks.

I wish I made this: Republican...

I wish I made this: Republican Road to Recovery … FIXED (http://ping.fm/0cpEK)

Can't believe this isn't getti...

Can't believe this isn't getting more votes: 12challenge:what is your favorite television show of all time? (http://ping.fm/AZaJR)

http://twitpic.com/2il7t - Ton...

http://twitpic.com/2il7t - Tonight I am "In the Heights" (like most nights, only with music)

http://twitpic.com/2ik0l - Ton...

http://twitpic.com/2ik0l - Tonight I am "In the Heights" (like most nights, only with music)

Heading down to Patsy's for di...

Heading down to Patsy's for dinner w/TheFam now--prooobably won't make it by 5:45 :(

Favorite part of the day for m...

Favorite part of the day for me: about to start working with Jay! Stop by http://ping.fm/X4GMY to watch us work!

RT @TheBlotSays Don’t forget...

RT @TheBlotSays Don’t forget to enter @spankystokes MAD Giveaway Contest if you haven’t already done so. Last day! http://tinyurl.com/cmrpt7

@CK67 you are legendary, sir!!...

@CK67 you are legendary, sir!! You bleed for your art!! And it works out well. Maybe you should hurt yourself before you take every pic?

Another gorgeous shot by the m...

Another gorgeous shot by the man, the legend: @CK67 (Seriously, it's a great shot!) (http://ping.fm/fR0CN)

@CK67 Ah, OK--cool. I wasn't ...

@CK67 Ah, OK--cool. I wasn't entirely sure that you were literally bleeding at the moment you took the pic, but if you were it was worth it

AudioBoo: ThePhlog returns? Ju...

AudioBoo: ThePhlog returns? Just Testing Audioboo.fm http://is.gd/pi7w

FreeRice.com a great little ti...

FreeRice.com a great little time waster that helps feed people. Questions can be challenging. (http://ping.fm/Ox8Er)

Re: my time-available/crap-on-...

Re: my time-available/crap-on-my-to-do-list-today ratio disparity--apologies if anyone is waiting for a reply from me. Expect 1 after monday

@CK67 thanks, man--I try to ma...

@CK67 thanks, man--I try to make *everything* fun. Just don't cut my funny bits out!! Wow, that's way dirtier sounding than I thought.

YEAH! Jay ThePal is in 2nd pla...

YEAH! Jay ThePal is in 2nd place for yesterday's 12seconds.tv challenge. Feel like doing ThePal a favor? http://ping.fm/lFiIA

Whoa--high disparity on the ti...

Whoa--high disparity on the time-available/crap-on-my-to-do-list-today ratio. If only I could get paid for all this work I'm doing :)

@CK67 I don't mind people know...

@CK67 I don't mind people knowing that Kotex is my number one brand when it comes to my own personal monthly hygiene issues.

@CK67 so, when she or her co-h...

@CK67 so, when she or her co-host can't do it, they've got a back-up show that can go out instead.

@CK67 haha, awesome! My friend...

@CK67 haha, awesome! My friend Stennie who does the Hucklebug.com podcast will keep stuff like that and do an outtakes show for a rainy day

@Artmaker I think it's no surp...

@Artmaker I think it's no surprise that showbiz types might hire folks to Tweet for them, but Guy Kawasaki? Isn't that false advertising?

@tarafireball I don't know but...

@tarafireball I don't know but if any celebs want to pay me to Tweet I'll work cheap! ;)

@CK67 you deserve it man! Apol...

@CK67 you deserve it man! Apologies for not connecting a puppet to your idea to make your photoblog more humorous last night. Brain 2 messy

@Artmaker I have to be honest....

@Artmaker I have to be honest. I've had an out of work writer tweeting for me for years now. Oh wait, that IS me. Damn!

@LAsnark John who?

@LAsnark John who?

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Had a blast tonight taking par...

Had a blast tonight taking part in the Sound Check podcast from http://ping.fm/XQrgw Good stuff!

Google Voice Transcription Service Cool, but not quite there yet.

So, I was a GrandCentral.com member since way back. In case you weren't aware, GrandCentral was a service that gave you a free phone number that aim at all of your phones--work, home, mobile, Skype, etc. So, all of your contacts call one number and voila, which ever phone you're at will ring. Bestest service EVER!

Shortly after I signed up with them, they were bought by Google. After years of no improvements whatsoever, GrandCentral was finally folded into Google and were then reborn as "Google Voice." Very exciting! They even had new features and services. My favorite is that I can tell calls from some people to go straight through to my phones without me having to answer my phone and then approving the call. YES. Simple = good!

One feature I didn't ask for, but do think is pretty cool none the less, is voicemail transcription.

The idea is this: you can miss a phone call that then gets sent to voicemail, but maybe you're busy in a meeting or (like me) on a subway and can't call to get your messages. So, Google Voice will transcribe them and then email them to you. Pretty neat, huh? The only catch is, their voice recognition software, as you might expect, isn't quite there yet.

This afternoon after leaving her temp job, my wife left me this message. Well, according to Google Voice, my wife left me this message:

hey it's mike i am just now getting out of the library and i'm slightly calling the right but i will jump on the a from with united soon i love you and i hope to be home around six forty five seven operator love you bye bye

Yeah, I didn't know my wife's name was "Mike" either. Not sure why she'd be "calling the right slightly" unless she's curious about converting from the Democrats. "The a" is a reference to the A-Train, so that makes sense, but why she'd do it "with united" is not a question I can answer. Nor can I tell you why the operator might love me.

So, sadly, Google Voice's transcriptions end up reading a bit like a poorly translated VCR manual.

Ah well, Google knows they own my soul, and I know all my base belongs to them.

Posted via email from thepete's posterous

@TimMothE haha, lol--when I ge...

@TimMothE haha, lol--when I get poked in the eye I want the drugs you're on!

@TimMothE you mean pEYErate jo...

@TimMothE you mean pEYErate jokes? Sorry EYE sometimes have to murder a joke before EYE can move on. I should apologEYEs. Sorry :( stopping!

@cherishhellfire AWESOME. I'll...

@cherishhellfire AWESOME. I'll be waiting by my Paypal account for your deposit. ;P Looking forward to your next eppy!

@spam @jI3zQB

@spam @jI3zQB

@TimMothE so, I bet you're put...

@TimMothE so, I bet you're putting up with all sorts of eye-jokes now. Like "go listen to your eye-pod!!" or "eye bet!" etc etc...

@thesolster the bittersweet th...

@thesolster the bittersweet thing is I never counted how many people I knew who had cancer in my life until you guys did that challenge.

@thesolster Aww sorry! Shootin...

@thesolster Aww sorry! Shooting 12-sec videos to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is just too easy! (sadly) http://is.gd/p1gU

COOL!! RT @BillCorbett Real l...

COOL!! RT @BillCorbett Real life Sci Fi: space station pulls away from shuttle Discovery. Incredibly cool video. http://tinyurl.com/dayu5r

@BillCorbett Real life Sci Fi?...

@BillCorbett Real life Sci Fi? Awesome footage, but wouldn't that be Sci Re or Sci NoFi? or... Sci iC (is Cool)? ;P

@spam @Jason809 @Nicole561 ma...

@spam @Jason809 @Nicole561 make it stop!

@cherishhellfire it isn't nois...

@cherishhellfire it isn't noise!! It's Artwork for the Earâ„¢!! ;) You can use that, but I want a royalty. (Seriously, I did enjoy your 'cast)

@tomzer1 Haha, well, I think R...

@tomzer1 Haha, well, I think Rogan is funny, but $12.50 admission ticket funny? Not compared to the negligible cost of Netflixing him.

Shoot 12-second video clips & ...

Shoot 12-second video clips & raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. http://ping.fm/UKHJs you can spare 12 seconds, right?

12seconds - Positive Attitude ...

12seconds - Positive Attitude toward finding a cure--we *can* do it, dammit! http://tiny12.tv/HUEGQ

12seconds - 12challenge: Does ...

12seconds - 12challenge: Does bad language offend you? http://tiny12.tv/PTT7E

12seconds - #teammashable 12se...

12seconds - #teammashable 12seconds Charity Challenge $5 #11 http://tiny12.tv/VIG47

12seconds - #teammashable 12se...

12seconds - #teammashable 12seconds Charity Challenge $5 #10 http://tiny12.tv/F7AR8

12seconds - #teammashable 12se...

12seconds - #teammashable 12seconds Charity Challenge $5 #9 http://tiny12.tv/5Q2YX

12seconds - #teammashable 12se...

12seconds - #teammashable 12seconds Charity Challenge $5 #2 http://tiny12.tv/8E2Q8

12seconds - #teammashable 12se...

12seconds - #teammashable 12seconds Charity Challenge http://tiny12.tv/DFW07

Fabjectory - virtual objects i...

Fabjectory - virtual objects in real life. Anyone know if these dudes are still around? (http://ping.fm/Db4Cm)

Jay ThePal's store of cool Jay...

Jay ThePal's store of cool Jay Stuff!! YEAH! http://ff.im/1K8em

@cherishhellfire put together ...

@cherishhellfire put together a cool 30-min music podcast check it out! http://ping.fm/SCo6d

ThePete's Twitterverse (http:/...

ThePete's Twitterverse (http://ping.fm/098Vi)

While washing a mug to drink s...

While washing a mug to drink some coffee with I broke a glass I would likely use to drink orange juice with. sadface

@paulswansen and what about sp...

@paulswansen and what about spam? Seems lame to charge if they're still have zero protection against spam abuse.

@paulswansen yeah, that cracks...

@paulswansen yeah, that cracks me up, too. Are they going to charge extra for displaying your actual number of followers?

@freemagnets magnets are cool-...

@freemagnets magnets are cool--what did you have in mind?

@tomzer1 like anything Seth Ro...

@tomzer1 like anything Seth Rogan makes never seems worth it 2 me to see it in the theater. 12.50 to laugh? I can laugh for MUCH less @ home

@tomzer1 I look at trailers to...

@tomzer1 I look at trailers today and wonder why distrubutors think the films will make anything back in the theater at all.

@tomzer1 and you're right abou...

@tomzer1 and you're right about the 3-D thing not helping DVD sales. Tho I think DVDs represent much more of profits than 50% for most films

@tomzer1 but ultimately if the...

@tomzer1 but ultimately if the movie itself is crap, people won't see it, whether it's in 2, 3 or 4-D ;)

@tomzer1 making a movie in 3-D...

@tomzer1 making a movie in 3-D they know how to do. It's all about easy fixes--not about adding real value. Tho' I do enjoy the 3-D :)

@tomzer1 true, but if I learne...

@tomzer1 true, but if I learned 1 thing about Hollywood in my 14 yrs of working out there it's that they don't know how to make a good movie

@crisr ahh, cool. Free art = g...

@crisr ahh, cool. Free art = good!

@crisr what is free art 300?

@crisr what is free art 300?

@tomzer1 and hey, if it keeps ...

@tomzer1 and hey, if it keeps theaters from going under, cool. Thing is the smaller theaters can't afford the tech so they won't be helped.

@tomzer1 my wife suggested it'...

@tomzer1 my wife suggested it's because the studios are desperate to put butts in seats so they're using the 3-D thing as a gimmick.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Dad took us to see August Osag...

Dad took us to see August Osage County tonite & boy is it a POWERFUL play. Enjoyed it so much I bought the script. Not that I can afford it.

@acitrano I've got family visi...

@acitrano I've got family visiting this week so missed that all the border "fun" was about drugs. Funny sitcom misunderstanding tho' huh?

@TimMothE dude, what happened ...

@TimMothE dude, what happened w/the eye? I've hanging w/visiting family all week & missing a lot of tweets. You ok man?

http://twitpic.com/2g462 - Int...

http://twitpic.com/2g462 - Intermission at August Osage County (pretty good so far)

Just took my 198th mugshot! ht...

Just took my 198th mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/421

Waiting for August Osage Count...

Waiting for August Osage County. I know nothing about this show aside from the fact that only white people are in it (which I just assumed).

12seconds - Running late! BAI!...

12seconds - Running late! BAI!! http://tiny12.tv/PR0XJ

12seconds - Family's In Town a...

12seconds - Family's In Town and treatin' us well! http://tiny12.tv/0JV78

12seconds - Messing around... ...

12seconds - Messing around... with my 3D glasses http://tiny12.tv/W43GB

12seconds - Reading the Real D...

12seconds - Reading the Real D-3D Glasses Warning... http://tiny12.tv/CWMG8

12seconds - 12challenge: If yo...

12seconds - 12challenge: If you could follow one famous person on 12seconds, who would it be? http://tiny12.tv/W3HBI

@acitrano is anyone talking ab...

@acitrano is anyone talking about going after businesses that hire them? Seems like that's the real solution to me.

@spiffy Haha--I got five bites...

@spiffy Haha--I got five bites in and was done. It's now sitting in the fridge waiting for @siskita to help me finish it off.

QIK|Streaming video right from...

QIK|Streaming video right from your phone http://ff.im/1IRAM

QIK|Streaming video right from...

QIK|Streaming video right from your phone http://ff.im/1IRAN

12seconds - Qik Video http://t...

12seconds - Qik Video http://tiny12.tv/NFNKI

12seconds - Qik Video http://t...

12seconds - Qik Video http://tiny12.tv/857ZA

ThePete.Com Streaming Now http...

ThePete.Com Streaming Now
http://qik.com/video/1316313

http://twitpic.com/2finj - I a...

http://twitpic.com/2finj - I am about to die...happily.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Just got back from Coraline--r...

Just got back from Coraline--really feel like it was for fans of the book. The 3D was great though and the best reason to see it--crazy neat

At まるみ (Marumi) by 3rd s...

At まるみ (Marumi) by 3rd st & 8th ave for @siskita's birthday sushi dinner. This place is おいしです!

12seconds - Crazy sushi lady's...

12seconds - Crazy sushi lady's birthday!! Happy Birthday Siskita! http://tiny12.tv/Y90BF

@cherishhellfire that happened...

@cherishhellfire that happened to us last week. Crazy. How'd you know @siskita was part lizard, though? I've never told anyone that.

@tomzer1 Definitely think "Sle...

@tomzer1 Definitely think "Sleep Dealer" is safer to wait until netflix, though. But yeah, neat concept regardless.

@voxel so, fully, thanks for t...

@voxel so, fully, thanks for taking the time to read my BSG finale script. I really appreciate it! If I can return the favor let me know.

@voxel that's completely under...

@voxel that's completely understandable that you'd prefer a mix. In some ways, I would, too. But really glad you took the time and liked it.

thepete.com: SLEEP DEALER (200...

thepete.com: SLEEP DEALER (2009) (Preemptive Strike): http://s3nt.com/edpj

SLEEP DEALER (2009) (Preemptive Strike)


watch the trailer
FIRST OFF: THIS TRAILER CONTAINS SPOILERS! BE WARNED. I watched it and was annoyed seeing, or rather hearing, what sound like major plot points given away in the cheesy voice over.

OK, now on with the pocket review:

Positive Experience/Entertaining? Well, if you've seen enough trailers you can spot the ones made on a budget. This trailer felt like one of those and sadly, I think once you see past all the cheesy overproduction of the trailer you can see something that might be a good movie. (Sadly because most people won't bother to see past the cheese to the very meaty concept.)


Technically any good? First off, I think this is what we, in the US, would call a b-movie. As in, low budget. It's from Mexico and based on the fact the trailer allowed not a single line of dialog to be heard, I'm guessing it's in Spanish. That's what bugged me the most about this trailer--we have no idea if the film is even in English.

NOTE TO MARKETING PEOPLE: If people are going to be turned off by a non-English-language movie, they won't likely stick around for the whole film once they realize it's not in their mother tongue. SO TELL US NOW.

FX-wise, this movie looks pretty reasonable. Acting wise, it's hard to tell since so much of the trailer is just FX shots. From what the trailer does show us, I'm pretty damn intrigued by it. Generally speaking, it looks like this might be evidence that talented people are finally getting some of that cheaper filmmaking technology.


How did it leave me feeling? Frustrated with the state of trailer-making. If I were a marketer I'd do this film much better justice. Of course, while I'm enthralled with the concept--I can't tell if the movie is any good since the trailer was cornball and ruined bits of the movie. But it looks interesting if nothing else.


Final Rating? NFI - NetFlix It. Definitely looks like a fun scifi flick even if it doesn't quite live up to it's Phillip-K.-Dickishness qualities.

Sleep Dealer opens here in the US on April 17, 2009. Click the poster image above to see the trailer.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Just took my 197th mugshot! ht...

Just took my 197th mugshot! http://www.dailymugshot.com/main/show/421

@Leslieann44 Aww, thanks for T...

@Leslieann44 Aww, thanks for ThePlug, TheLeslie! You know how I love to drink... water! ;) Actually, I do tend do drink a lot.

@CK67 Thanks for your help, ma...

@CK67 Thanks for your help, man! I need to tweak the layout of jay.thepete.com because right now it doesn't look like his site.

@TimMothE has Twitter stopped ...

@TimMothE has Twitter stopped being weird yet? I can't tell. Seems stable, but I just got home this moment...

At Gallaghers with TheDad and ...

At Gallaghers with TheDad and the step-mom. Food good!

Is it me or is Twitter freakin...

Is it me or is Twitter freakin' out? My replies and DMs are randomly blinking in and out of existence...

@jess3 will definitely look ou...

@jess3 will definitely look out for "Sleep Dealer"-- very Dickish--Phillip K. Dick-ish ;) Seen better trailers, though the movie looks cool.

@1rick still looking for Japan...

@1rick still looking for Japanese study games for the DS? I use this one: http://www.jlist.com/PRODUCT/DS0594 tho it is for kids.

thepete.com: Every Day Should ...

thepete.com: Every Day Should Be World Water Day!! (But officially it was yesterday :( ): http://s3nt.com/ecia

Every Day Should Be World Water Day!! (But officially it was yesterday :( )

Water, it's that's stuff you're living in!

Yep, if you're reading this, odds are you already know that a huge amount of your body is made up of water. The overwhelming majority of our planet is covered in water. Every beverage we drink has at least some amount of water in it.

But what happens if that water isn't clean?

People get sick, that's what.

Now, in way-cool "hip" countries like the US, UK, and other "in" places we've got stuff like cholera and typhoid taken care of but this is not the case in countries that couldn't care less about Brangelina or reality TV. Last fall, over in America's 51st state (Iraq), they suffered an outbreak of cholera that killed quite a few Iraqis, sadly. Via a post on WWD at LeslieBradshaw.com, here's a nice illustration demonstrating where cholera is hitting Earth the most.

So, clean drinking water is clearly a problem and it's something we can all help raise awareness about. How can you help more folks know about issues regarding clean drinking water? For starters, you can blog about it yourself. You can tell your friends and family about it. Or you could do something as simple as joining the World Water Day Facebook group. You can follow WorldH2O and Chlorine on Twitter. For each person who joins the Facebook group, follows WorldH2O and Chlorine, the American Chemistry Council will contribute five chlorine tablets designed to disinfect 100 liters of water to areas of the world that are struggling to find clean drinking water.

Easy!!

So, just do it and help! As of two days ago, people who have joined the FB group, and followed both WorldH2O and Chlorine on Twitter have helped donate enough chlorine tablets to clean over 180,000 liters of water--that's over 47,000 gallons of water.

YEAH.

In case you're curious, cholera causes diarrhea. Diarrhea can cause massive dehydration pretty quickly (sometimes within hours). Dehydration means your body is losing water. Remember your body is mostly made of water. Lose that and most of what keeps you alive is gone--and so are you.

Don't believe me? Watch this awesome vid from good.is:



Special thanks to TheLeslie at LeslieBradshaw.com for informing me about Word Water Day. I wish I knew how she hears about these things!! :) Sorry this is a day late, but hey, shouldn't every day be a day we think about clean water?

@CK67 A humorous photoblog? I...

@CK67 A humorous photoblog? Interesting idea--maybe look for whimsical stuff? I never really thought about it.

thepete.com: My Earth Hour Com...

thepete.com: My Earth Hour Commercial on 12seconds.tv: http://s3nt.com/ece3

My Earth Hour Commercial on 12seconds.tv

At 8:30pm on March 28, 2009, Earth Hour will be held. What's Earth Hour? Well, it's when people around the world, for one hour, turn off all of their lights to help draw attention to just how much we rely on light and the energy that creates it. Though, let me let EarthHour.org explain it:

For the first time in history, people of all ages, nationalities, race and background have the opportunity to use their light switch as their vote – Switching off your lights is a vote for Earth, or leaving them on is a vote for global warming. WWF are urging the world to VOTE EARTH and reach the target of 1 billion votes, which will be presented to world leaders at the Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009.

This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol. It is the chance for the people of the world to make their voice heard.


So, over at http://12seconds.tv they're helping with the cause by encouraging folks to do 12 second clips promoting the whole Earth Hour thing. Check out what folks have been shooting here: http://12seconds.tv/tag/EarthHour09

Though first, watch the one I shot with Siskita:


12seconds Earth Hour Commercial on 12seconds.tv


And here's Jay ThePal's:


12seconds Earth Hour Commercial on 12seconds.tv


I think both are pretty good. :)

So, there ya have it! At 8:30pm, your local time, THIS SATURDAY please turn out every light in your home for one hour!! Make sure to tell people you're doing it, too! Post a Tweet, a 12second video, blog about it, send an email, or just post a comment right here!

The Earth will thank you for it!

All right, not really, but future humans should be thankful!

Today's goals: write a page, d...

Today's goals: write a page, draw 2 strips, shoot some stuff w/Jay, submit a short story, find dayjob, & hang w/family who are visiting NYC.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

@lisarein thanks for the plug,...

@lisarein thanks for the plug, Lisa! Much appreciated!! Feel free to plug this, too: http://is.gd/ouDe <-- my "pal" Jay's latest vlog. ;)

thepete.com: Jay TheVlog for M...

thepete.com: Jay TheVlog for March 21, 2009: http://s3nt.com/ebr9

Jay TheVlog for March 21, 2009

Here it is! Jay ThePal's latest vlog post!! Enjoy and be sure to let us know what you think!

@onegeek Aw, thanks for the pl...

@onegeek Aw, thanks for the plug, man!! Jay and I both appreciate it!!

@CK67 aw, thanks, man!! I'm gl...

@CK67 aw, thanks, man!! I'm glad you thought it was funny. I know I can't get enough of it either. I hope Jay can keep it that funny.

@AdInfinitum but I did export ...

@AdInfinitum but I did export a version of the project that only had some bad titles so I was able to go back in to it & overlay good ones.

@AdInfinitum You can backup bu...

@AdInfinitum You can backup but it's not intuitive. You have to go to the project library and click on a project and then click "duplicate".

At the Algonquin Hotel for the...

At the Algonquin Hotel for the Salon open mic. Yay free live music!

@CK67 I signed up at Fliggo, b...

@CK67 I signed up at Fliggo, but they don't have a flash recorder yet, so I was kinda holding out for that. But may Jay can post his vlogs.

@onegeek it's cool--no worries...

@onegeek it's cool--no worries. I did figure it out and you're right--it was that iMovie saves weirdly.

Jay's Queue of Questions ...

Jay's Queue of Questions http://ff.im/1FgOT

@CK67 Hey, thanks in advance f...

@CK67 Hey, thanks in advance for the plug, man--looks like, thanks to my iMovie mess, I'll just have to skype you tomorrow. Lame of me sorry

Forgot a critical step in the ...

Forgot a critical step in the iMovie process--once you're done editing. CLOSE iMOVIE BEFORE EXPORTING! This is how iMovie saves. Lame/true.

OK, so by importing the export...

OK, so by importing the exported version of Jay's vlog I was able to overlay new correct titles and I'm re-exporting again. I also backed-up

Lucky for me (& Jay) I had exp...

Lucky for me (& Jay) I had exported a version of his vlog that was fine except 4 a few bad titles. I'll pull that into iMovie & hope 4 best

@AdInfinitum oh and yeah--you ...

@AdInfinitum oh and yeah--you can't really back up an iMovie 09 project since there's no "save as" in iMovie 09. So... :(

@AdInfinitum I'm sure you're r...

@AdInfinitum I'm sure you're right! I've checked all the obvious places but no luck yet. Will try again... thanks though.

@onegeek I click on both of th...

@onegeek I click on both of the rcproject files I have on my HD. Both open iMovie 09 & in both the proj library (where my edits go) is empty

@onegeek @CK67 suggested I ask...

@onegeek @CK67 suggested I ask you about my iMovie problem--I need to recover an iMovie 09 proj that has vanished after my MacBook crashed.

@AdInfinitum that's for iMovie...

@AdInfinitum that's for iMovie 6, I'm on iMovie '09, which is (apparently) very different from 6. But thanks anyway!

@CK67 Thanks, man--will @ him ...

@CK67 Thanks, man--will @ him and see if he can help!

Can someone who uses iMovie te...

Can someone who uses iMovie tell me why, when my Mac crashed, can I not recover the iMovie project I was in the middle of editing, please?

Saturday, March 21, 2009

BED TIME. Well, going to sneak...

BED TIME. Well, going to sneak in some Bubblegum Crash and THEN bed time. Must cleans the pallet. Ladies in robot suits: TAKE ME AWAY!

@cherishhellfire I know how to...

@cherishhellfire I know how to start, but how do I keep going?? OH wait, I think my brain went all orobourousy on me.

Damn, was hoping to have Jay's...

Damn, was hoping to have Jay's new vlog up before I crashed tonight, but it's not happening. Watch for it tomorrow!

@cherishhellfire no shit--I wi...

@cherishhellfire no shit--I wish I had an easier time keeping that sentiment in my mind at all times. Will it and it will happen, dammit!

@lisarein you called the BSG f...

@lisarein you called the BSG finale! @siskita read me some of your tweets from last night--I couldn't agree more. My rant: http://is.gd/ookt

@caliblondie ...which I did in...

@caliblondie ...which I did in my most recent blog post. Good news: now that BSG is DONE I will be getting back to important stuff like JAY!

@caliblondie haha naw, I'm use...

@caliblondie haha naw, I'm used to being disrespected--I'm a scifi geek! But seriously, I don't mind as long as I can get ranty in reply. :)

thepete.com: My Reaction to th...

thepete.com: My Reaction to the Actual Battlestar Galactica Series Finale (no spoilers): http://s3nt.com/eac3

My Reaction to the Actual Battlestar Galactica Series Finale

Two weeks ago, I had the idea that I probably wouldn't like the finale
of the re-imagined Battlestar Galactica. So, I decided to write my
own. I did the same with Star Wars: Episode 3 and it helped me avoid therapy.

Earlier tonight I watched the BSG series finale and let's just say I'm glad I wrote my own first. I'm not saying mine was perfect, but as a first draft it rocked the pants of the one that got made.

Anyway, so, here's a spoiler-free sampling of my immediate feelings in the hour after watching it:

I tweeted my first post-viewing reaction to the Battlestar Galactica series finale about ten or fifteen minutes later:

Just finished the Battlestar Galactica finale (the actual one). Did M. Night Shyamalan direct it? Because I hated it like he did.


The following wasn't anything I wrote, but it also encapsulates my feelings. It comes from Twitter-user Tim3PO who Tweeted:
 
Hey Ron Moore (aka George Lucas Junior), if your goal was to destroy all that made BSG amazing, within one 3 part story. Congrats A-hole


And then I went over to Battlestar Galactica composer, Bear McCreary's Battlestar blog to see if he had any release date for the season 4 soundtrack, which is all I'm really interested in at this point. Not seeing any info, I took a gander at the comments on his "discuss the Battlestar finale" post. After reading mostly glowing, blindly fanboyish reviews, I had to post something. Here's what I posted about the Battlestar Galactica series finale:
 
My wife and I watched the last two episodes back-to-back earlier this evening. While watching the last two episodes, I just kept thinking to myself: “I just want to know when the season 4 soundtrack is out.”

So, no offense to Bear, his music is brilliant, but his music was the best thing about the finale–sadly, that’s not saying much. Completely disappointed in it (the finale). Not one resolution did I like. I’m glad I spent the last two weeks of my life writing my own finale, yes, just for fun (I’m a writer, so it’s not a big deal–to me, the show is a big deal so I thought it was worth it).

Anyone who wants to enjoy how I’ll pretend BSG ended can check out my website. It’s not a perfect finale, but if you wait a few months for Bear’s score to come out, you can listen to his music while you read it. Just add a “.com” to my user name and you’re there.

Sorry for the shameless plug, but for crying out loud, I’m disappointed. -ThePete (a fellow huge fan of BSG who also loved it for the morally centered ambiguity.)



SIGH. I feel like I need to share my scripts as a form of support for those of us who feel like we deserved a better ending than we got. Or really, for those of us who are old enough to remember the last disappointing Battlestar Galactica series finale--the monstrosity that was Galactica 1980.

It's like us Battlestar fans just can't cut a break!!

Maybe that can change, in a small way, at least, with my scripts. Here are the links and you can decide for yourself (remember they're first drafts):

Part 1 (57-page 163k PDF)

Part 2 (55-page 155k PDF)

And, if you're not reading this on thepete.com, please go there and click on the "page 2" link to read my spoilerish comments regarding the series finale, assuming you want to read them. I think you might. You might also want to read more about my very own Battlestar Galactica finale script. Or not. But just know that I wrote both scripts over 2 weeks, before watching either of the two final episodes.

Posted via email from thepete's posterous





SPOILER ALERT! What follows are huge spoilers. Seriously. I don't think they'll ruin the finale for you, but if you like BSG and haven't seen the finale yet, DON'T READ ON. You might be one of the people who are capable of enjoying it!!! DON'T RISK IT!! Better to give the show a chance and be wrong--then you can come back here and commiserate.

OK--THIS IS IT!! YOU'RE LAST WARNING!!

OH and if you're Ron Moore reading this please don't take my rants personally. I seriously love the majority of your writing over the years. You did an amazing thing and made me give a crap about a scifi show again. You built my expectations up and it'd be a challenge for any writer to meet those expectations. So, no disrespect meant.

HERE WE GO:

As I mentioned in my comment on Bear McCreary's blog, not a SINGLE resolution worked for me. Let's look at them now:

Starbuck was, as my wife suggested, raptured away, I guess?? I like to think of her plot-end as her evolving to the same species that Wesley Crusher evolved to in his last episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation (a show which I believe Ron Moore also had something to do with). Of course, I when I say that I "like" to think of it that way I mean that I will take that explanation because at least it's funny.

Apollo goes EXPLORING!! WOW, so, the guy named after the Greek god of light, truth, archery, medicine, plague (and more) is going hiking!! YEAH!

Laura, buys it on a joy-ride with her S.O. Sheesh. She survives the (least satisfying but) biggest battle of the series and dies on a joy-ride???

Adama, ends up in... Jersey, I think? (Oh bite me. There are too, mountains in New Jersey!)

Cavil ends it the cowards way.

Leoben... is barely IN IT.

Earth? Oh yeah, about that--um, M. Night Shyamalan wrote/directed that bit, so yeah, that's not what we said it was. Which leads me to say:

FRACK OFF, RON: MY EARTH IS THE FIRST AND ONLY EARTH, BITCH!

Baltar and #6 end up being...contrived and stupid the Norse god of mischief, Loki and... who ever hung out with Loki. So, gods do exist??

Hera is mitochodrial Eve--whoa--goin' out on a limb, there!! You know, you don't HAVE to give us essentially the same ending as the original.

The future Cylons are... holy shit! My aibo is attacking me!! Oh wait, I just kicked it away, it's cool. AH!! My Robosapien is coming at me with a cigarette lighter!! Oh wait, it's batteries died, I'm safe now. OH CRAP! ASIMO is coming at me with a trumpet!! Oh, he's playing it. Nevermind.

Seriously--dude, Ron, I think you're writing is brilliant at times, but WHAT THE HELL DOES THE PIGEON HAVE TO DO WITH ANYTHING? And don't tell me Kara is Jesus, because then you'd need a Judas and a betrayal and A SACRIFICE!! JESUS CHRIST, I'M AN ATHEIST AND I KNOW THAT!!

NO ONE DIES IN THE BATTLE!! WTF!!

I don't ever need to watch this series again because the plot is so flippin' messy and convoluted and it doesn't clean up in the end and no one dies, so I can't even enjoy the tragic elements because THERE ARE NO TRAGIC ELEMENTS OR LOSS OF ANY KIND!

There'd be no point in watching the entire series again, really, since the reasons I kept watching it went away so long ago and never came back.

The reasons I kept watching it:

1) In the miniseries, Adama gives this wonderful speech about how humanity must deserve to survive. By the end of the series, I'm really convinced it should die. There's no doubt in my mind that after, like, 3 coups, an insurrection and a bunch of suicides, Adama is among the shittiest leaders ever. When we see him vomit on his own hand in the finale, I'm like "see? the guy should never have been trusted with a Battlestar in the first place! No wonder humanity sucks today!"

2) Baltar's wonderful duality. James Callis makes me want to become an actor. I was fine with the idea of him becoming "born again" or whatever, but DO something with it. In the end he's just an "in-the-right-place at the-right-time" guy. So, that's what so much was building up to?

"Oh, I'm sorry, but my hot-ass girlfriend and I just found this little girl. I say, does she belong to you?"

You know, that dude Tim3PO compared Ron Moore to George Lucas, but I kinda feel that's not a fair comparison--at least George waited 15 years to make me not want to be a fan any more.

Ron Moore was the best thing about Star Trek: The Next Generation and did some amazing stuff with Battlestar Galactica. But the finale was not among that stuff.

Still an impressive track record, really. I just hope Ron stays away from the Deus Ex Machina stuff. If I wanted to hear the excuse "God did it." I'd read the Bible (I've heard it's got a disappointing ending, too).

RT @Tim3P0 Hey Ron Moore (aka ...

RT @Tim3P0 Hey Ron Moore (aka George Lucas Jr), if your goal was to destroy all that made BSG amazing, w/in one 3pt story. Congrats A-hole

Just finished the Battlestar G...

Just finished the Battlestar Galactica finale (the actual one). Did M. Night Shyamalan direct it? Because I hated it like he did.

@stennieville I WISH.

@stennieville I WISH.

Just finishing up Jay's new vl...

Just finishing up Jay's new vlog. Will probably just post it tomorrow since we're about to settle in and watch the last 2 eps of Galactica.

@stennieville yeah, but it'd n...

@stennieville yeah, but it'd never occur to me to watch out for BSG spoilers *during* the broadcast. Baffling... ah well...

RT @cascio Best explanation I'...

RT @cascio Best explanation I've seen on what's happening to the economy: http://tinyurl.com/cv3me8

@theeconomysucks Great post on...

@theeconomysucks Great post on hacking the economy--very interesting read. Thanks for posting: http://tinyurl.com/cbytop

Yes, sometimes I am a whiney f...

Yes, sometimes I am a whiney fanboy.