Monday, November 28, 2011

Awesome Albums of 2011

Just wanted to throw together a list of some of my favorite albums of 2011. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 27, 2011

I Present to You "Aliens On Ice"

I think my favorite part is when one of the Aliens charges through and blasts a marine with silly string. Also the rendition of Newt's character is flawlessly done. Kudos to the awesome cinefile culture in Austin, TX for this beauty.

Read more about the production here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beers Not Bombs

This really speaks for itself. But here goes anyways!

If you are a beer lover who believes that war is fundamentally wrong. This is the perfect bottle opener for you.

Hate peace but love beer? Give it to your pussy liberal friends as a sarcastic jab at their dope smoking nature.

This holiday season give in to your good nature and spread the joy of a beer opener with style that reminds us all that the future could be brighter with a few more beers.

Get yours at the Beers Not Bombs store.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

The Kindle Fire is Awesome

Wow! That was close. I felt like such a sheep after I almost cancelled my Kindle Fire order because of this Wired article. Thank goodness I didn't. I love the thing so far!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Insights from Junger's WAR

War has always fascinated me. I love reading firsthand accounts of combat and heavy psychological analysis of what it's like to feel the thrill and ugliness of war. Sebastian Junger’s book War, tackles the raw feeling and inner of combat veteran's inner psyche. If anyone has a passing interest in the experience of combat or the historical/social significance of the war in Afghanistan they should read the book and watch Junger's documentary Restrepo.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Attrition In Resident Evil Code:Veronica

Resident Evil has been a large part of my life since I had a white knuckle ride through the second installment. My nerves were strained as every "opening door" load screen teased me with blackness behind it. I used to hold the aim button just so I knew I was ready to fire on the other side.  I got the experience this experiment in survival horror all over again the past few weeks. Recently Resident Evil Code Veronica received an HD upgrade on the PS3; obviously I was playing it the second it was available.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Fistful of Hagar in Red

Sammy Hagar has been a part of my musical and philosophical life, since I was able to talk understand music. If I am the world's second biggest Hagar fan my father is first. My dad would play album after album of Sammy's, even stuff that no one has ever heard like Nine on a Ten Scale. Whether my love for Hagar is a matter of choice or conditioning it is hard to say, but no matter what; I stand behind Sammy's music as anyone close me knows. I have been in many heated arguments over the legitimacy of Hagar's superior leadership of Van Halen and his lyrical prowess compared to David Lee Roth's meaningless songs. Needless to say I was stoked to see Sammy release a autobiography.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A Fistful of Pumpkins

Nothing says Fall like a pumpkin. Synonymous with crisp air, gray skies, and Halloween festivities, this orange (usually) vegetable serves not only as an edible ingredient to themed foods and drink, but also as a key decorative element to the change of seasons. Join me in this loving account of the Sayers' 2011 pumpkins, as I recount their tale from patch to pitched.

Fistful of Noodles at Ruzhen Mongolian Grill

    The Seattle area is rich with Asian foods. A part of this lush culinary environment is Mongolian grills. If you have not had the graces of a good Mongolian grill, here's the scoop: You wade through a stir-fry ingredient buffet with a bowl to slam dunk the ingredients in. Then the bowl is handed off to a few dudes/dudettes(but usually dudes, no offense ladies) with huge spatulas and a round iron grill. They graciously cook it and slap it on a plate for you.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Insomniac Blues: Particles and Waves

4am. I contemplate the nature of all things that exist based on waves of energy. My brother-in-law Daniel L. Bauer is a master engineer, Donkey Kong master, theologian, and in his free time serves college students coffee and smoothies. Mr. Bauer explained some quantum mechanics to me. It went like this: let's say you have a particle of energy, well a particle is just a stagnate point that energy turns into when it is observed by humans.