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Restoring Honor

January 25, 2010 Leave a comment

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On August 28, 2010 come be a part of history by joining Glenn at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for the Restoring Honor Rally. This is a non-political fundraiser for the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.*  This non-profit provides support and assistance to the families of wounded and fallen special operations personnel.    This includes 60,000 of America’s elite troops such as Navy SEALs, Army Green Berets and Rangers, Air force combat controllers and Marine Corps special operators.

The loss of a soldier all too often means that a family is left without a father.  It also jeopardizes the dreams of a good education for that soldier’s children.  30 years ago 8 brave men died in Operation Eagle Claw, the ill-fated attempt to rescue American hostages from our embassy in Iran.  They left behind 17 children.  Their surviving comrades passed the hat and decided to use the money to send those children to college.

From that beginning in a dusty desert landing strip, the Special Operations Warrior Foundation has turned into a splendid charity with a proud record of financial responsibility while expanding it’s mission to help the families of wounded warriors be at their loved one’s bedside.

Donating to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation is a concrete way for you to show your support for our nation’s finest warriors.

 

No jokes or satire today.  Just a request for assistance.

Please go to the Special Operations Warrior Foundation to donate now!

Thanks.

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Caprica

January 21, 2010 Leave a comment

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HOLLYWOOD — “I want to be the poster girl for engineers and computer nerds,” says actress Alessandra Torresani, and she’s off to a good start. That’s her with the apple in the ubiquitous billboard (pictured below) for new science fiction series Caprica, which debuts Friday at 9 p.m. on Syfy.

In the compelling Battlestar Galactica prequel, set on the planet Caprica 58 years before BSG’s journey begins, Torresani plays the feisty, 16-year-old daughter of billionaire computer genius Daniel Graystone, maker of the world’s first Cylon.

 

The Caprica series premiere will be airing on SciFi (yes, I still refuse to acknowledge the channel’s dym-wytted new name) this Friday (January 22nd, 2010) at 9pm EST.

I’ve already seen the premiere episode (as it’s available from Netflix).  It was rather dark… and I could have done without all the VR decadence and the religious fanaticism BS.  However, I am looking forward to it as a series.  I’ve always enjoyed Eric Stoltz’s work, and look forward to his performances.  Also, there are many exciting directions that the series plot could go in… but I’m personally hoping for two things.

  1. Lots of blasters (a la BSG: TOS)… and the opportunity to shoot it out with some toasters on a regular basis.
  2. And a story that builds into a climax similar to Conquest of the Planet of the Apes.

Activate the Robo-Harem… and bring me the WD-40!

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

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Nerds and geeks can breathe a sigh of relief: The world’s first life-size robotic girlfriend is finally here. 

Complete with artificial intelligence and flesh-like synthetic skin, ROXXXY the sex robot was introduced to the world at the AVN Adult Entertainment Expo in Las Vegas.

"She can’t vacuum, she can’t cook but she can do almost anything else if you know what I mean," Douglas Hines, the president of ROXXXY manufacturer, TrueCompanion, told the AFP.  "She’s a companion.  She has a personality.  She hears you.  She listens to you.  She speaks.  She feels your touch.  She goes to sleep.  We are trying to replicate a personality of a person."

 

You know what I’m thinking???

Bi-pedal Robot Wars… in pudding!!!

Also, I’m now anticipating a new chapter in the Terminator series from the adult film industry!  This time, it’s the T-69 model that’s coming for John Connor… and it’s armed with a dance pole, a condom dispenser, and low self-esteem personality protocols!

… now if you’ll excuse me, I feel the need to go re-watch the first season of Battlestar Galactica again.  I need me some Boomer.  :P

Help Wanted

January 11, 2010 Leave a comment

image An IT Company in Australia has some pretty specific job requirements:

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Priorities

January 7, 2010 Leave a comment

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National Counterterrorism Center Director Michael Leiter did not cut short his holiday ski trip when he learned of the attempted bombing of a U.S.-bound airliner on Christmas Day, according to a report in the New York Daily News.

Leiter, who is in charge of analyzing terror threats, didn’t return to his office post in McLean, Va., until several days after the holiday, a decision that has raised some eyebrows in the intelligence community.

"People have been grumbling that he didn’t let a little terrorism interrupt his vacation," a source told the Daily News.

Don’t harsh his buzz man.  He’s just believing the hype that there is no terrorism going on, that it all stopped they day Obama was elected, and it clearly was a case of people mistaking explosives for Kumbaya singing by the passenger. 

Series 5 of Doctor Who is coming…

January 4, 2010 Leave a comment

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I’ve been madly anticipating the new series of Doctor Who.  Don’t get me wrong, the specials are great… but there’s something really satisfying about getting a new episode every week.

Now I’m still not entirely sold on Matt Smith as the next Doctor… mainly because he’s so young.  A 900 year old Time Lord should not be younger than I am.  :)  When I was a kid, the Doctor always fit a certain set of criteria, so let’s go through the checklist…

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Stars Who Get By on Their Looks

January 4, 2010 Leave a comment

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This morning I had noticed a fluff blurb on MSN’s WonderWall that listed “10 Stars who get by on looks”.  I felt it was necessary to inject my thoughts on each of them.

 

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