Tuesday, March 22, 2005

The Ho Patrol is in full effect

Living on the corner of Hollywood and Hooker, I find myself getting a little bored at home, and venturing out to find something interesting to do. Being that I can't party like it's 1999 anymore (that's so 5 years ago!), I took a drive with a couple friends.

During this short drive downmy street, I saw a guy sitting in a grey car call out to another guy walking by his car. This guy comes to his window and talks for a second. Then he walks to the passanger side and talks to the woman sitting in the car. Then guy in question gets into backseat and the car takes off. Next thing you know, curiosity takes over and the Ho Patrol begins chasing this car. I just wanted to see if they were going to park soon, I swear! But alas, after 4 blocks and many right turns and traffic lights, the car lost me. I guess when you're a John, you learn how to shake cars chasing you really well.

This little episode tells me I should think about staying in more.

Friday, March 18, 2005

I have one thing to say about St. Patrick's Day

Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.

Saturday, March 12, 2005


It's March 12th and I got my taxes finished before the deadline! All I can say is paying an expert who knows about the ins and outs of every schedule, form, and possible red-flag is invaluable. Sure this argument is strangely familiar to what you said on your 18th birthday at the Green Valley Ranch in Nevada, but it's true. I did my taxes every year using at home computer programs and ended up owing. This year, I met a nice CPA and ended up getting a few bucks back. But my favorite pasttime will always be tax evasion!

Friday, March 11, 2005

Leaving G4 and joining STUFF Magazine

I am no longer with G4 everyone! That's right! And it feels soooo good! Sadly, there won't be a whole lot of gadget reviews anymore. As 'The Screen Savers' begins to retool the show in the coming week and lauch as a new name and direction (which I am sure you all are aware of from the G4 forums and DVD Talk - the critiques are spot-on by the way), I will not join them on the new show. I will instead appear elsewhere. Beginning first with STUFF Magazine's July issue. I am their new tech/gadget columnist, and it is awesome!!! As I write this column, I will continue to write this blog and tell you guys of weird fun gadgets. Hazaa! I am free!!!!

Monday, March 07, 2005


I watched a movie called 'Osama' (2003). It's an incredibly moving film and gives a haunting look at how women are viewed and treated in Afganistan. Here's imdb's synopsis:

A 12-year-old Afghan girl and her mother lose their jobs when the Taliban closes the hospital where they work. The Taliban have also forbidden women to leave their houses without a male "legal companion." With her husband and brother dead, killed in battle, there is no one left to support the family. Without being able to leave the house, the mother is left with nowhere to turn. Feeling that she has no other choice, she disguises her daughter as a boy. Now called 'Osama,' the girl embarks on a terrifying and confusing journey as she tries to keep the Taliban from finding out her true identity. Inspired by a true story, Osama is the first entirely Afghan film shot since the fall of the Taliban.

The actors are all amateurs from Kabul, and they did a stunning job. My advice: do not watch this movie on a 'sad' night, alone, in bed, powerful bad idea. powerful bad.