July 31, 2006

“Miami Vice”–Several Thumbs Up

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 6:49 pm


 Just saw this movie with son Cody.

 We both liked it a lot.

 I had been unaware that it was directed by Michael Mann.

 Michael Mann is one of my all-time favorite directors, having done, most recently, “Collateral” with Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise.

One of my all-time favorite movies by him is “Heat” with DeNiro, Pacino, and Val Kilmer.

King of the Thinking Man’s Action Movie.  Anything by him is highly recommended!

July 30, 2006


Category: Travel — jerry @ 5:48 pm



 When you want to show the folks back home that you were really there…





More On Mel’s Latest Passion

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 8:11 am

Woke up this morning and this followup story was on NBC, and then I read about it again in the World Herald quoting the NY Times.   This from the TMZ website:

…the arresting officer in the case, L.A. County Sheriff’s Deputy James Mee. According to the report, Gibson became agitated after he was stopped on Pacific Coast Highway and told he was to be detained for drunk driving Friday morning in Malibu. The actor began swearing uncontrollably. Gibson repeatedly said, “My life is f****d.” Law enforcement sources say the deputy, worried that Gibson might become violent, told the actor that he was supposed to cuff him but would not, as long as Gibson cooperated. As the two stood next to the hood of the patrol car, the deputy asked Gibson to get inside. Deputy Mee then walked over to the passenger door and opened it. The report says Gibson then said, “I’m not going to get in your car,” and bolted to his car. The deputy quickly subdued Gibson, cuffed him and put him inside the patrol car.

TMZ has learned that Deputy Mee audiotaped the entire exchange between himself and Gibson, from the time of the traffic stop to the time Gibson was put in the patrol car, and that the tape fully corroborates the written report.
Once inside the car, a source directly connected with the case says Gibson began banging himself against the seat. The report says Gibson told the deputy, “You mother f****r. I’m going to f*** you.” The report also says “Gibson almost continually [sic] threatened me saying he ‘owns Malibu’ and will spend all of his money to ‘get even’ with me.”

The report says Gibson then launched into a barrage of anti-Semitic statements: “F*****g Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world.” Gibson then asked the deputy, “Are you a Jew?”

The deputy became alarmed as Gibson’s tirade escalated, and called ahead for a sergeant to meet them when they arrived at the station. When they arrived, a sergeant began videotaping Gibson, who noticed the camera and then said, “What the f*** do you think you’re doing?”

A law enforcement source says Gibson then noticed another female sergeant and yelled, “What do you think you’re looking at, sugar tits?”

We’re told Gibson took two blood alcohol tests, which were videotaped, and continued saying how “f****d” he was and how he was going to “f***” Deputy Mee.

Gibson was put in a cell with handcuffs on. He said he needed to urinate, and after a few minutes tried manipulating his hands to unzip his pants. Sources say Deputy Mee thought Gibson was going to urinate on the floor of the booking cell and asked someone to take Gibson to the bathroom….

Tsk! Tsk! 

Mel, apparently in his alcoholic haze having confused himself for Steven Spielberg, has apparently completed a mini-series for ABC about the Holocaust–possibly to “patch things up” after the controversy following his Jesus movie (which I did not find particularly anti-Semitic, by the way). 

(His father has denied that the Holocaust ever happened).

I wonder if his “F*****g Jews… The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” remark will have any impact on our viewing pleasure of his mini-series…

July 29, 2006

Ann Coulter Makes It So Easy…

Category: Movies/TV,Opinion — jerry @ 8:42 pm

Our friend Ms. Coulter recently said that Bill Clinton was “gay”–apparently that, in her mind, being as awful as it gets.

So–first of all, please watch the video:

Now, tell me: Doesn’t that “woman” have a rather pronounced Adam’s Apple? Hmmmm…

(Thank you to son Clint for putting me onto this story!)

Eric Crouch, Starting Quarterback (?!!)

Category: Uncategorized — jerry @ 10:12 am


  According to this morning’s Omaha World Herald, Eric Crouch may be starting his first pro football game as quarterback tonight.

 I didn’t even know he was still playing.

 Out-of-staters reading this may not remember Mr. Crouch as well as we locals.  He won the Heisman back in 2001, then had 3 false-starts playing pro football where he ended up quitting almost immediately each time.  People started referring to him as a “whiny quitter”.  (Not me–not out loud anyway).

So now he’s playing in Canada for the Toronto Argonauts (hey, they’re legit–they wear helmets and pads and everything), and got to play most of the team’s last game due to injured #1 and #2 quarterbacks.  (Eric’s #3?!!  For the Toronto Argonauts?!!!!!)

I wish him best of luck.  He truly was fun to watch back when Nebraska Ruled The World…

[Update 7/30/06: He saw little playing time and ended up running only once for 2 yards…]

July 28, 2006

Da Pashhhun of Da Chrisht, or “Water Into Wine–Take 27”

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 7:11 pm

Mel Gibson was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department in Malibu, Calif. early this morning July 28, 2006, for suspicion of DUI. Bail was set at $5,000.

He was pulled over for speeding in his 2006 Lexus as he was heading eastbound on the Pacific Coast Highway and a Breathalyzer test was administered. The arrest report lists the time of arrest as 2:36AM and the time booked as 4:06AM. Gibson was released at 9:45 a.m.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Country Sheriff’s Department said, “Mel Gibson was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was released later this morning. The investigation was still ongoing, just like it would be with any other person.” [Alleged blood alcohol content: 1.2%–.8% is the legal limit]

[Edit:  Oops, I was drunk when I wrote that: It should be .12% and .08%].

Source: www.tmz.com

Before “Sergeant Pepper”, There Was…

Category: Music,Technology — jerry @ 6:57 pm



 …”Revolver”.  Being, still, a fanatic Beatlemaniac I’ve already downloaded and am preparing to read the free new “ebook” about this album available here.

It’s in PDF format, which you should find easy enough to deal with but  it’s about 130 pages long–so if you want to print it out, might I suggest a printing utility I discovered and that I use a lot when downloading longer documents like this. It’s called “Fineprint” available here.  It’s cheap (with a free demo download that works just like the full program, except that it leaves a little logo on your finished document), and I use it to print either 2 or 4 pages (depending on how tired my eyes are) onto each sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 paper in my regular printer.  Highly recommended!

“We love you Beatles, Oh yes we do; We love you Beatles, and ‘Fineprint’ too.”

July 27, 2006

Self Esteem A Little Low Today?

Category: Technology — jerry @ 4:48 pm

Then this video isn’t going to help.

I’ve seen it a couple of times at one of the Washington, D.C., museums, and was pleased to be able to find it on the web. Kind of hypnotic, and definitely makes you feel a little insignificant.

For Those of You Keeping Score

Category: Opinion — jerry @ 4:31 pm


 A visual aid for keeping track of Israeli deaths vs. Lebanese deaths is here.

 Likewise for American vs. Iraqi, right here.

 You’re welcome.

July 26, 2006

Today’s Quiz

Category: Opinion — jerry @ 5:44 pm

The voices in their heads told both of these people to kill their own children.  Which one of them has not been determined insane by a jury of their peers:

Abraham.png   yates.jpg 

When the voices tell you to kill your children, you need to be sure…very sure.