Friday, July 28, 2006

Some photos for the weekend

The above photo was taken at the SF Giants game a few weeks ago. We took a field trip with work and sat in the bleachers. I went to get a soda and realized I was standing at the exact same snack bar where Andrew Morbitzer caught Barry's 715th home run. For those of you who aren't baseball fans, you might not have heard this so's pretty amazing.

Morbitzer and his wife went to the Giants game and in the middle of it, the wife asked Morbitzer to go get her a hotdog and a beer. Like an idiot, he did it. I mean, who goes to the game with their wife to see history made (Babe Ruth had 714 home runs, second all time) and then gets up just before Barry comes up to get his wife a hotdog and a beer? So Morbitzer hopped off to the snack bar below the bleachers with fresh thoughts of a drunk wife and probable promises of sexual favors later on to get his wife her crap. As he stood in the very spot pictured above, Barry crushed number 715.

In the photo on the left you see a barracade to keep people from falling out of the bleachers. That's where the ball was hit. Several people reached over that edge to grab the ball, but it bounced off their hands. The ball fell from there right into Morbitzers hands and now the ball is being sold on ebay and will garner hundreds of thousands of dollars. Can you imagine? Wow.

A few weeks ago we saw Rick Springfield at the fair. It was awesome! I really am a big fan of Mr. Working Class Dog and he put on a great show...for a fair show. After all, he's done everything for you..and you've done nothing for him.

This is Jed after the Rick Springfield concert. He's not really drunk though. He's doing his Tom Waits impression and I think it's a pretty good one!

A couple months back, Petaluma had "American Graffitti Day." Many people think AMERICAN GRAFFITTI was filmed in Modesto, but it was merely set there. Alot of it was filmed in Petaluma. So the City declared this one day "American Graffitti Day" and they had stars on hand to put their hands in cement. Think of the stars of AMERICAN GRAFFITTI! Harrison Ford, Ron Howard, Richard Dreyfuss, Cindy George Lucas directed it and only lives a scant 20 minutes from Petaluma!! So which stars I just named were there? None.

We got Paul LeMat, Candy Clark, Manuel Padilla Jr and (luckily) Bo Hopkins who worked with Peckinpah! It was a fun afternoon and real, real cheesy. But they had John Milners sweet car (the license plate is: THX 138!) so I snapped a photo. Autographs from the "celebs" were $20! I passed.

And finally this one. I didn't take it, but damn that's funny!

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

New Review, CLERKS 2

I mentioned before I do reviews for SOUNDWAVES's a great site! Since there were already two CLERKS 2 reviews over at Film Threat, I decided to get off my ass and finally do something for Dennis over at Soundwaves. I usually try and do new releases for him because FT always has it covered but driving to San Francisco for screenings is rough...between gas prices and actually having to work all day. But I'm making a renewed effort, starting with CLERKS 2.

As you can read HERE, I frigging LOVED the movie and can't wait to see it again. I'm admittedly a big Kevin Smith fan, but was less than thrilled he was beating the CLERKS horse again. but now, I'm glad he did. It's a great, funny, gross and sweet flick. Go see it NOW! He can use more dollars.

I also saw MIAMI VICE last night and will be reviewing it tomorrow. Here's a sneak peek: It's one of the worst movies I've ever seen in my life...and that's not hyperbole. DO NOT SEE MIAMI VICE THIS WEEKEND!!! You've been warned.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

White trash pool party

It's freeking HOT here. I know my freinds from Texas and Chicago skoff at my idea of hot, but 107 degrees is hot and we San Francisco based folks ain't used to it. I'm willing to be that 80% of the reason people are willing to pay $800,000 for a tiny 2 bedroom house here is due to the usually perfect weather. As I said to my wife Friday, "If it's going to be this hot, we should move to Texas."

So yesterday as we drove home from my grandparents (wow, party weekend!) we noted the temperature gauge said 107 degrees. "Honey, why are we going home to sit in the house which has no AC? let's go get one of those plastic kiddie pools!" Wheee-hawww!

We went to KMart because when you're going to have a white trash pool party, that's where you go. But they were sold out of the cheapie ones! Rather than search around town in the heat, my lovely, and rich wife bought a 13 feet by 4 feet deep pool! It came with 2 inflatable rings, an inflatable volley ball net and a beach ball. I went and bought a snorkel and a scant 3 hours later...

We sat out there until at least 9:30 and it...was...awesome. I'll be there all week if you want to come by.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

I got nothin'

It's been brought to my attention by several people that I'm a total blog flake and all I can say to that is, guilty as charged. See, during the months of September through June, my workday is about 4-5 hours long and usually in the afternoon. I have all morning to ramble on and on and on. But during the summer, I actually have to be at work 8-9 hours and it really sucks. How do you people with "real" jobs do it? Ugh.

That being said...I really haven't been doing squat. I haven't seen a concert since Springsteen and my movie going has really dwindled. I did see SUPERMAN RETURNS (twice) and I'm excited about CLERKS 2 this Friday. But overall, I've just been chilling at home and downloading movies and music (il)legally. I found a website and it's just....awesome. I mean, I'm against piracy, and I still buy albums from people I really dig to support them, but there's some albums I just don't want to invest $15.00 on. Plus, there's a shit ton of movies on this website that aren't available around here. So as you see, I'm justified.

I'm currently downloading a video on "How to Levitate Like the Pros" so that's pretty exciting.

I promise to write more soon...I'll just think of something to say. In order to apologize, here's a picture of me on a camel in Israel with what looks like the cast of MUNICH around me.