Archive for June, 2004

How Messy is it at my Work Today ?

Friday, June 18th, 2004

Rate 1 (sucks) to 5 (cool). Only rate the latest pictures, otherwise I can’t keep track of the average.

Total: 589 out of 176 votes > Average is: 3.347

work pic
Not only do I keep myself bizzy with computers and stuff. Anywayz, look at the excellent joke (in green). Is there no way I can keep myself from cracking up ?

Review: House of Sand and Fog

Thursday, June 17th, 2004

A nice character-driven piece of drama which lingers towards a tragedy. The movie starts off pretty easy, outlining a few characters, and only one incident will set off a chain of dramatic events. While there will be some extreme things happening, it’s all within character, carefully written so it feels more natural and not contrived. With the drama taking over, James Horner’s overtures will sweep you through the second half of the movie. First time director Vadim Perelman doesn’t only focus on the characters though, he also know how to evoke emotion with pleasant scenery, usually colorfol sunrises and foggy atmoshpheres, inbetween scenes.
Well written, _very_ well acted, this is definitely a movie for people with a sweet tooth for drama.8-.

Review: The Dead Zone 301 – 302

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

Michael Piller clearly hasn’t been slackin’ during the hiatus, because season 3 starts with a bang. More mystery, more intrigue and a tiny bit of drama. It’s all there, pushing the story forward. While there is a big chance it will fall back to being episodic again, but there’s still a lot of new terrain to cover and it seems the producers have this thing really under control now. So, I have a feeling it’s gonna be a great season.

Need help

Wednesday, June 16th, 2004

C’mon guyz, help me out here, willya ? As you can see, I’m having Big McProblems. Send me those second halves and you earn a *hug*.

help pic

How Messy is it at my Work Today ?

Tuesday, June 15th, 2004

Rate 1 (sucks) to 5 (cool). Only rate the latest pictures, otherwise I can’t keep track of the average.

Total: 573 out of 172 votes > Average is: 3.331

work pic

How Messy is my Desk Today ?

Monday, June 14th, 2004

Rate 1 (FR#^&% MESS !) to 5 (how very tidy !). Only rate the latest picture, otherwise I can’t keep track of the average.

Total: 1117 out of 331 votes > Average is: 3.375

desk pic

US Box Office

Monday, June 14th, 2004

The young wizard is still on top flicking his wand, but it’s tough spell to swallow nonetheless. With steep 65% drop from last week, it managed to conjure another $35.1 at the box office. If this continues, it might lag far behind the grosses of the previous Harry adventures.
Second spot was for the sequel to Vin Diesel’s entry into Hollywood (in 2000, Pitch Black). The Chronicles of Riddick is good for $24.6 million. That’s pretty much the budget of the previous movie, and a quarter of the current budget.
The best earning toon monter Shrek is third, with $24 million, surpassing Finding Nemo’s totals. Fourth is Frank Oz’ remake of The Stepford Wives, a $22.2 million premiere.
Last but not least, is Garfield: The Movie, the cat snatches $21.7 million.

Keep your wives and girlfriends in check pleez…

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

Men used to buy the DVD player. Men used to buy the DVD’s. But recent demographics show the ladies are taking almost 50% of the decisions now. They already had the remote surgically implanted into their right hands, with their hours of The Bold and the Beautiful and As the Worlds Turns and more stuff like that. We can’t have them buy most of the DVD’s too ? We don’t need all those Sex and the City DVD boxes cluttering our nice collection ! What we men need right now, is a few good ideas how to limit their control, back to those days 7 years ago, when they put the DVD in a CD-player and waited for the sound to come out of the speakers. Come on ! You got any ?

Season finales

Saturday, June 12th, 2004

Well, all season finales aired, and I slowly picked them off one by one. So here they are, sorted from best to worst:

This season went along fine, with some consistent backstories backing the main episode stories. With just enough drama and intrigue throughout this season, every new episode was a waiting game. This finale was a finale with a real bang, making it the only series you’ll be dying to see the new season for. This third season would rate a 8+.

While the hours are episodically divided, every hour has some pretty hefty stuff going on. Of course, this also leads to diverse hits and misses. Overal though, it’s as exciting as the previous seasons, enough to make you sweat and sit uneasy in your chair. Not everything gets explained though, and most reasons behind the actions has to be guessed. All in all, I’m ready for a fourth day. Day 3 would receive an 8.

All seperate episodes, with no personal stories to speak of. Those bring the best drama, but somehow the producers like to keep it in the middle of the ground, easy to syndicate, clean and to the point. Still the stories are still interesting, and the acting is still on par. Even though I know season 5 will be pretty much the same, I’d still watch it. This season rates a 7½.

Navy NCIS:
The overall lightheartedness prevented this series from ever going to the more serious direction, but the season finale comes really close. Trying to introduce a little something on a personal level towards the end, it explodes in the finale. And it works great. Too bad I can see the second season rolling out just as this first one, too frivolous, and also, almost predictable. Still, Mark Harmon has a lot too offer, so let’s wait and see if season 2 will really develop or not.7.

Starting off in a predicable pattern, the main story arch gets full focus towards the end. Still, it wasn’t exciting enough, up to a point, where accidentally deleted episodes didn’t really matter anymore. Seeing the next episode while having only seen half of the previous wasn’t earth shattering enough to make me care. An *yawn* deserving finale did the rest. Why wasn’t this series canceled, I wonder.4½.

Review: The Cooler

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

Surprisingly good movie. The script is solid, and so is the acting. While it may start off a bit slow, character driven dialogue give the story more body, and as we get to know the characters a bit of drama can be introduced. This nice blend moves along naturally to a satifsying end. It’s a good diversion from the big blockbusters crowding this summer.7½.

Shorty K-uiz

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

1. I voted:
a. CDA
b. PvdA
c. GroenLinks
d. SP

2. One in all question. Concerning Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony:
– They will never go public with this fact.
– Their marriage won’t last till end of this year.
– Marc is chicken-shit, and won’t be honest with Jennifer, never telling her she really can’t sing. They will even release a duet together.

a. all true
b. all false

3. Talk about singing. Where in the house do I sing the most and the loudest, and why especially there ?

This icon will indicate if I have answered the K-uestions yet status

It’s our Europe y’know

Thursday, June 10th, 2004

Guess people aren’t vote-ish today. Maybe the European Parliament doesn’t sound inviting or something. I was the only one at that particular time this morning. The whole voting booth just for myself. And from the looks of it, not a lot went before me, and it didn’t look like a whole lot more were coming this way. My special prediction senses say the people who will be voting will lie far below the 45%.
So, what about you ? You gave up the right to vote too ?


Monday, June 7th, 2004

I just finished the Harry Potter: The Prisoner of Azkaban PC game. Took about 3 days, combined to roughly 15 hours of play time. Does this mean I’m damn good, or did I just finish a children’s game ?

US Box Office

Sunday, June 6th, 2004

Cutie ogre gets beating by magically cutie Harry Potter, with a second best opening ever, around $92.7 million in its first weekend.
The ogre breaks another record on his runner up post, this week it hauls in another $37 million, with a record breaking 18 days to pass the $300 million mark, besting a certain spider that took 22 days.
Third place is for The Day After Tomorrow, good for $28.1 million. Not a total disaster, as its total will end up higher than Troy and Van Helsing.
Raising Helen takes in a modest $6.7 million in its second week, good for number 4.
5th place is for Troy with $5.7 million, its total barely beating that of the lousy Van Helsing.

How Messy is my Desk Today ?

Saturday, June 5th, 2004

Rate 1 (FR#^&% MESS !) to 5 (how very tidy !). Only rate the latest picture, otherwise I can’t keep track of the average.

Total: 1107 out of 326 votes > Average is: 3.396

A world premiere, the proof it’s not me ! Definite proof. But I had to shoot a video for that. You know what they say. A 43 sec video says more than a 640 by 480 jpeg.

Download the first My Messy Desk video here. (It’s 1.3 MB) If you can’t play it, you don’t have the XViD codec installed. (Codec can be downloaded here)