Archive for February, 2008

Feb 26
The biggest nerd in the universe Posted by Matt

While Kari might disagree, I am proclaiming this guy the biggest Star Wars nerd in the universe. Two thing I know for sure, he has the largest collection of action figures that I’ve ever seen, and I’m very, very, jealous. His collection contains over 2000 loose figures with an additional 800 that are still in the boxes. No word on whether or not his collection contains Ponda Bobba w/ detachable arm.

This weekend I attended Tony’s wedding in Kansas City. KG, Steve, Melissa, and I hit the road early Saturday morning and arrived at the KC Super 8 sometime around 1:30 in beautiful Parkville, MO. I arrived at the chapel a little later to get into my tux and to help keep Tony calm on his big day. The ceremony was very nice, and the reception was a blast. At one point we were able to organize a Professor Dance-Off which featured Tony’s new bride who is a Math Professor at UMKC, and several of her colleagues. The St. Louis crew, of course, was all pulling for our favorite Physics nerd, Dr. Alex Silvius. You can see a few of the wedding pictures I took with my iPhone here on my Flickr page.

Attention true believers, the second X-Files movie is just around the corner. The cast and crew gave several juicy tidbits at the recent WonderCon.

The trailer for the new M. N. Shyamalan movie is available online. After seeing Lady in the Water, I’m hoping the surprise twist in this movie is that it doesn’t suck. The premise The Happening seems pretty cool. Some kind of cataclysmic event has triggered mass suicides around the country. Looks promising! I can deal with this movie not being as good as The Sixth Sense or Unbreakable just as long as its better than Lady in the Water. Even Paul Giamatti couldn’t save this stinker.

Here’s a picture of the rockin’ Reiters, co-founders of the band Nothing But Gingers.

There has been a firesale on detachable red goatees in the St. Louis area as the Cardinals have decided to part ways with the iconic Scott Spiezio.

Here’s to the finest rock ‘n roll Clown working today. The best of Dr. Rockzo. (season 1)

Update: I almost forgot to mention one of the greatest moments of the entire weekend. Tony has been taking dancing lessons for quite some time and what a prefect way to debut his skills than with the first dance of the evening. With a little help from Journey’s Open Arms (marvelous choice) Tony skillfully glided across the dance floor with new bride in tow.

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Feb 12
H.I.T. Squad Posted by Matt

On Saturday morning I attended the grand opening of the Hughes Intensive Training (H.I.T.) Gym. Founded by UFC fighter Matt Hughes and EliteXC middle-weight champ, Robbie Lawler, the gym is located across the river in Granite City, IL. The event attracted well over 400 people, and showcased a brand new state of the art training facility. Check out my Flickr if you want to see a few of the blurry photos I took from the weekend. The new MMA school is open to everyone of all skill levels. Whether you’re interested in just training weights and cardio or you want to train along side a UFC champ, its a unique opportunity for people of metro St. Louis.

Speaking of Flickr, I was able to find an application that will allow me to send photos from my phone directly into Flickr. Watch this space, as more photos should start appearing.

Sunday night I watched Into The Wild. I had heard the premise of this movie and had been dying to see it for quite some time. The film follows the life of Chris McCandless on a journey to find himself, a trip that leads him into the Alaskan wilderness. Based on the short story Death of an Innocent, it documents Chris’ terminal case of wanderlust and follows him on a kayaking trip into Mexico, a short stay in South Dakota working on a grain farm, and finally to Alaska where he eventually succumbs to starvation. The lush landscapes and Emile Hirsch’s acting paint a beautiful picture of this man’s life. This is the type of movie that forces you to do a self inventory of your own life, and makes quite an impression on you.

Looks like even the World of Warcraft developers like Portal, as the Weighted Companion Cube is making a cameo in this week’s Valentine’s Day festivities.

We got a bleeder! A scary moment for Richard Zednik as his teammate’s skate slices open his neck.

Team Fortress inspired Valentine’s Day cards. Print them out and give them to your special friend. My favorite is the special greetings from the Pyro.

I uploaded the pictures from the Superbowl weekend with the Rolla Gang. I knew it was going to be a wild weekend when Alex showed up with a huge barrel of pork rinds and a case of Coke Zero.

Rose, one of my Lan Party buddies is having some customer service issues with VIORE. Apparently his VIORE television stopped working shortly after the warranty date and he’s made several attempts to contact them directly without much success. Their lack of service has troubled him so much that he’s created a I Hate VIORE website. Good luck Josh! Fight the man!

In case anyone was keeping track, Friday February 15th is International “That’s What She Said” Day. This unofficial holiday encourages everyone to use the phrase in conversation as much as possible on Friday.

The trailer for the movie based on the video game Far Cry is now online and available for consumption. Its not often that the video game looks better than the movie, a big thanks to Uwe Boll for making that happen. This movie is a Far Cry from the source material … huh huh

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