Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Natalie Portman is Preggo or something

After a impressive role in some weird ass movie with a lesbian scene, Portman announced she is pregnant with her fiancée. 

Her pregnancy has to be better than her's in the movies

Monday, December 27, 2010

Who's Your Favorite Punchout Boxer?

Mine is King Hippo oddly enough. I remember when I was a kid this guy used to destroy everyone (probably literally after the fight too) I saw put in the cartridge and turn the game on. I guess we sucked as kids, but I remember joyfully beating him as an adult and never losing to the jerk ever again. 

Pokemon Black and White Hit on March 6

Fans of Pokemon will have the new black and white which already hit Japan on March 6 in the United States.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Finished the Halo Reach Campaign

I usually play Halo for the multi player, but the single player is also enjoyable for myself. Halo 2 was a bit meh, and Halo 3 was alright when it came to the single player mode but I think Reach outshines both of them. Also let me point out that I really haven't played Halo 1 especially the campaign. It's a bit darker, more ways to complete your mission, and the elites are back to being your enemies and not your melodramatic allies. As far as the story goes, it's Halo, I knew all of Noble team was going to die since Master Chief is the last Spartan, some junk about Cortana, blah blah.
I'm just glad I'm done with that dual weidling nonsense and have weapons actually worth something this time around. For example the needler in Reach is about as strong as two needlers in Halo 2. That's the way it should be. Also the pistol is worth something again. Hooray? 
Also there's some ship missions, and they're okay. I was just waiting for Star Wolf to come out and say "I can't let you do that Noble Six". In short it's probably the best Halo campaign in years which is something. 

China builds Ghost Town

Here's an interesting story I found. China had built a city with not really anyone in it. Somone must have really bad BO.

The 111th Congress Adjourns

Arguably one of the most prolific, liberal, and criticized Congresses of all time just adjourned. After bailouts, Health Care Reform. Wall Street Reform, Repealing Don't Ask Don't Tell, and many other laws and regulations, this Congress is ended with many Democratic Congressmen ending their political careers at least for the moment.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made a final comment on the Congress and he said ""This was by far the most productive Congress in American history, and the lame-duck session we're finishing was the most productive of its kind," 

It's hard to to debate Reid on that one, but just because you are productive doesn't mean you are popular. 

For the Republicans there future Speaker of the House and current Minority Leader had this to say.

"Congress and the administration simply failed to listen to the American people," Rep. John A. Boehner (R-Ohio), the speaker-to-be, said in a statement Wednesday. "Time and time again, [the American people] yelled 'stop,' but the folks running Washington barreled ahead with a job-killing agenda our nation didn't want or need.

Now personally I believe this has been a lot of good changes made with Congress but many having very bad side effects to them as well. I believe Health Care Reform will eventually be accepted and liked by most Americans when time comes around, and I believe that the auto bailout was very different from the job killing agenda Mr. Boehner was suggesting. Just remember John, your campaign of fear is working but now the American people know that you can't just blame the Democrats every day, now you get to step up to the plate like the many years you'll did under Bush. 

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Star or Angel on your Christmas tree

Traditionally Christmas trees always require either a star or angel on the top of the tree to be "complete". So what do you guys put on yours? Mine is a star. 

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Don't Ask Do Repeal

Passed 65 to 31. Homosexuals can now serve openly soon. Fuck you John McCain.

Had to fix my first disc today

My mom knocked over my 360 with a xmas tree box and fucked up my copy of Halo: Reach. So I was stuck with a unplayable disc for like two weeks. Finally got some disc fixer gel stuff from Gamestop and after some hard rubbing (that's what she said) it finally worked. Yay!

Larry King Pulled 2.2 million viewers for final show

Larry King bid viewers farewell on Thursday night and pulled in double the viewers the night before. His show has run since 1985.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fact of the day: Milk bags

In Canada, milk doesn't come in cartons or jugs sometimes. Often times they just buy them in bags. Wait what? Yeah they sell them in bags, less plastic, good for the environment, looks silly.
After they buy the bag they just get a pitcher. Cut a hole in the bag, and pour away.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Baby Girl dies after mother puts her in Washing machine

Feel like a bad parent? Well you ain't got nothing on  Lyndsey Fiddler a meth head who put her baby in the washing machine who died while going through the rinse cycle. She was charged 2nd degree manslaughter. 

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Todd Akin "Pilgrims left Europe for America in the 1600's because of Sociaism"

You know I really didn't think anybody could be that stupid. The GOP down in Texas re-wrote history, and this idiot is doing it too. I guess Julius Ceaser was assassinated because the romans hated socialism, I guess the black slaves left Africa because they hated socialism, I guess the Russians rebelled against Tsar Nicholas II because they hated Socialism.

My thoughts on the London Student Protests

As an American this is in no way effects me, but I like to give my two cents on the recent protests in England over student tuition. Apparently the Conservative government under David Cameron, had increased the tutition of student's college fees to the triple the rate than what is used to be. Many students rioted, clashed with police, and even tried to hurt Prince Charles and Camilla. Social spending helps out a lot of people, and Cameron and his posse really need to think about that come election time. 

Friday, December 10, 2010

Finally got Health Insurance from work

Thanks to my work, after a year starting on Jan 1 I will be covered in the land of the insured in the United States. However it is just a simple PPO plan so it doesn't cover everything and I still have plenty of co-payments and deductibles to deal with as well. 

I was covered on Medicaid after my dad died and then the coverage stopped when I was 18. So I've been roughly 4 years into adult life at risk of medical debt and treatment. Even though I'm covered, many of my relatives are not. For example my girlfriend cannot get onto her parents plan and Medicaid said they wouldn't take her unless she was pregnant. My mom is in her 50's and she no health insurance, no Medicaid, and no Medicare. My brother is planning to become a nurse and is trying to get health care and is paying out his ass since his employer does not offer such insurance. 

I'd like to ask any my readers a question. Are you happy with your healthcare? And secondly are you happy with the healthcare of others? I  We are the only developed country without universal health care, and yet we have millions upon millions with no coverage, expensive rates, and small businesses cannot afford to give out insurance most of the time. All of this simply because we want basic human rights to be decently treated for our illnesses and our injuries. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Fact of the Day: The Orca

The Killer Whale or the Orca might seem like simply a whale to most people. However even though it's technically a toothed whale, it's also a member of another tooth-whale family; the Dolphins. 

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fact of the Day: Dr. Seuss' Real Name

Dr. Seuss was only his pen-name taking his real name's middle and adding Doctor to it. His real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel which doesn't sound good pasted on a children's book or even an regular book for that matter. 

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 Impressions

I saw Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 about a week ago, and I have to say I've really enjoyed it. I only recently got into the films and it was obviously my first Harry Potter I ever saw in theaters. 
Being split into 2 parts makes an easy cliffhanger but I'd say they left off kinda well. I would've stayed another 2.5 hours to watch the rest of the film. Or you could just read the book. It's also funny to see how much the series has matured over the years. Having a hogwarts teacher fed to snake probably would've caused a lot of alarm to kids watching the first movie.

Fact of the Day: The Man on the Ten Dollar Bill

Most people don't know who this guy is even though they handled quite a bit of ten dollar bills in their lifetimes. His name is Alexander Hamilton and he was not President, but rather a Caribbean born and raised man who later helped the founding of America and became the first Secretary of the Treasury.  
Hamilton later helped destroy Vice President Aaron Burr's political career and that made Burr mad. So they had an old timey duel and Hamilton was killed. 

Friday, December 3, 2010

Fact of the Day: First President on Television

We see many poltical icons on the TV these days. All you have to do is flip a few channels and boom you'll see Obama, Sarah Palin, governors, senators, etc.  

However the first President to speak on TV was FDR and serving almost four terms kinda made sense on how such a famous president got the honor. 

My Impressions of Halo Reach

I've been a big Halo fan ever since I played the demo of the first game on PC in my 10th grade science class while our teacher was doing nothing everyday. I then bought Halo 2 later, and eventually Halo 3 but did skip out on Halo ODST.
Just got Reach the other day and I have to say that it's one of the better games in the Halo series. The story mode is much darker and the characters have actual depth for once instead of a one dimensional hero who hardly talks and you never see his face and basically interacts with a bunch of aliens.  
I also really enjoyed the multi player so far. I like being able to pick custom abilites on the start of the game. I usually pick the hologram for slayer fights. Defiantly can throw people off. I also like how sprinting and melee attacks are a deadly combination. 

Fact of the Day: The Story of Xmas

Xmas seems like a dumb shorterning when you can't have enough room sometimes for Christmas but did  you know there was more thought to Xmas than you'd believe? X is identical to the Greek letter Chi which is the first letter of the word Χριστός which means Christ in Greek

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Fact of the day: How Christmas Trees Got Started

Everyone likes Christmas Trees, but did you know how they became popular. It actually started as a German tradition, and Queen Victoria's husband Albert was from Germany and made Christmas trees more widespread among western culture. The earliest mention of a Christmas tree in America is in a journal of a German settler.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Fact of the day: Christkind

In the United States during Christmas kids believe in the gift-giving Santa Claus, but did you know that the Jolly red man isn't the only gift giver in town......or the world. In Austria, Germany and a few other countries many kids beleive in Christkind a blonde angel who was actually promoted by Martin Luther to discourage the gift-giving character based on St. Nicholas. I don't know how that works out, but I know some guys wouldn't mind sitting on her lap instead of a big fat guy.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Obama needs 12 stitches after basketball game

After a friendly game of basketball for the thanksgiving holiday. Apparently someone wasn't looking at what they were doing and hit the president right in the mouth. 

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Paris Woman Trapped in Bathroom for 20 days

A 70 year-old Paris woman got trapped in her bathroom for almost 20 days. Surviving on nothing but warm tap water. Firefighters finally found her after people were wondering what those loud noises were at night. 

Ronald Reagan's son is a Liberal

Ronald Reagan is THE icon for many conservatives in the current day and age. However the shocking irony I've recently learned is that his son Ronald Reagan Jr. aka Ron Reagan is actually a liberal and can even be perceived as a Progressive-Liberal like Barack Obama. He's also a poltical commentor and I believe the video below is quite hiliarous to watch Pam Geller embarrass herself. 

Funny to see how far the apple falls from the tree. Conservatives probably hate the fact that he's the opposite of his father, but being a Liberal-Progessive/Social Democrat I find it awesome. That's a Reagan I'd vote for.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

The Hunter has Become the Hunted (Sorta)

Tigers may be one of the most powerful animals in the wild but after years of murder by men the big kitties are thinning out in numbers. Leaders across the world are trying to preserve the Tiger population before the cats go extinct. 100 years ago there was 100,000 wild tigers in the wild, now there are only 3,200.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Akira Toriyama Making More Dragon Ball Z

After having the most popular manga/anime series go on for far too long, Toriyama might in fact need more money. So reports are saying that he might be interested in making more chapters of the Dragon Ball series. Hopefully he'll dismiss the GT garbage, and make a funny but short Dragon Ball side story. Then the anime producers will then make the animated version triple the length required so they can later make a Kai version 15 years later to do what they should've done in the first place. 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Alvin Green wants to become the President of the United States

Alivn Greene, the defeated Democratic Senate-nominee for South Carolina is at it again. Before his criminal hearing said ""I was born to be president," and "I am the greatest person that ever lived." Is Green serious? Not only he might go to jail, does he really think he can dethrone the current President for his parties' nomination after losing to Jim Demint in a landslide. Not to mention that running for President requires active roles in all 50 states, not just one.