November 7th, 2004

World of Warcraft street release.

World of Warcraft street release is 11.23.04

World of Warcraft $49.99
Collector's Edition $79.99

November 3rd, 2004

An hour with friends is worth more than ten with strangers.

How will a nation respond?

November 3rd, 2004


I got home late last night and immediately turned on the TV to see how the electoral count was coming along. As no surprise to anyone the presidential race is deadlocked and coming down to the wire. I went to so far as to turn on my laptop as I watched the recap of the polling, but shut it down before it booted. My plan was to write an elaborate post about how convoluted the election process has become. I wanted to cry out to the so very few of you who actually read this page and plead to you to move on. The time to vote has passed. The election is now out of our individuals hands. Regardless of how things turn out now, we have a leader being sworn into office in a short time. He will be in charge for four years. Is there a chance that the half of the country who's candidate did not win will support he who did? I was going to try and appeal to the rational side of each of you and try to get you to see the silver lining. I wanted to have you focus on whatever could be construed as positive over the next four years.

Obviously this was a post I did not make. And it appears that this is a good thing. Mitch Albom of the Detroit Free Press has taken it upon himself to do the work for me. He has taken the stance I have taken and...well...he's better with words so I'll just link you and Mitch take it from here.

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November 3rd, 2004


So apparently there is a gentleman who has too much free time on his hands. Listening to Drew & Mike on WRIF radio in Detroit this morning, I heard the interview with the inventor of the TV-B-Gone. TV-B-GoneSure his rational for his brain child was poor, but the gadget itself is pretty theory. The device (shown) is roughly the size of the key fob for locking and unlocking the doors on your car and has a single button that can turn off any television. It is essentially a palmable universal remote with the sole ability of turning off television. The item lists at only $14.99 and will actually turn the TV back on, too. This will become the number 1 tool for bitter people and individuals who think they are funny, though are not. The TV-B-Gone will be an outcry for attention, it really serves no other purpose. Marketed for people who want to turn off a television that no one is watching, the company cannot keep up with orders. They have apparently underestimated demand. I guess this means they have also underestimated human kind's inherent trait to be obnoxious.

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The Roethlis-burger aka Roethlisberger Burger aka...

November 2nd, 2004


Many people have been searching for the components of these sandwiches as they have become popularized recently with the success of Steeler's quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. I figured I would take the liberty of digging up the different blueprints for you.

Peppi's "Roethlisburger" is beef, breakfast sausage, scrambled eggs, and American cheese.

Brentwood Express has the "Ben Roethlis-burger" which is a burger with bacon, barbecue sauce, ranch dressing, cheddar and provolone cheeses. Ask for the "Big Ben" for an extra hamburger patty.

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Vote? Check.

November 2nd, 2004

It was a lunch hour well spent today as I headed over to the middle down the street from my house to vote in today's election. I will openly admit that I did not do my homework on my state/county/township specific elections. I waited in line for 45 minutes to fill in my vote for President and my vote on one of the proposals on the Michigan ballot. My butt had hardly hit the chair and I was on my way to turn in my ballot.

I will say one thing...well I say a lot of things...can't help it, but one thing I will say (that sounds better) is that I do feel as though I accomplished something today by exercising my right to vote. I am not a big political nut so this voting thing is not something I lost sleep over last night, but there is a definite feeling of accomplishment for having voted.

A widely held opinion on this election is that there was no better candidate, there was only a lesser of two evils. This was an opinion I share. I have come to terms with the fact that my political interest is fleeting at best, so I simply looked at the information and asked myself not "which is better," but "which isn't worse?"

I am glad I voted. It is an interesting experience.

NFL Week 8.

November 2nd, 2004

So here it is. Week 8 has come and gone. What a boring week of football this was on all accounts. There were no huge performances, few...if any...outstanding plays, and no major injuries.

It has been decided that the team goal for the Atlanta Falcons for the 2005-2006 season will be to do whatever it takes to get Michael Vick to play hard for 16 games. It was nice to see one of the few games this year he decided to show up was in week 8, a week in need of highlights. He played his own brand of football. He was a runner possessed against the Broncos on Sunday.

Ding dong the witch is dead. 21 and out for the Pats. What a pathetic record. Who can't win 22 straight? I mean honestly.

I had a few hours worth of memories of Bobby Ross and Marty Morhninweg while watching the Lions perform below expectations versus a struggling Cowboys team. If only I could draw I would include the image in my head of the Lions team limbo-ing under the words "peter's expectations" one player at a time. How low can you go?

The strength of the Minnesota Vikings from day 1 was the fact that Culpepper is able to throw to 8-9 different receivers in any given game. If one is covered then there are many other players willing to step up and make the big play. The Vikings were a team that could win even without Randy Moss. That is, until Moss hurt his hamstring and missed the last two weeks. This team has fallen apart. The most dominating player in the league through 6 weeks (5 if you consider the bye week) was Daunte Culpepper. In the two games without Moss he has been a non-factor. Onterrio Smith is to return from his 4 game suspension in week 9, perhaps he can offer some renewed energy to this team.

And who is in charge of scheduling the primetime games? Do they pick teams out of a hat? Sunday night and Monday night games have been less than entertaining. Please excuse me if I was mistaken in thinking they are given the national spotlight in these time slots so as to attract an audience. 49ers/Bears and Jets/Dolphins this week. Who on earth cares to watch these games? I would wager even the coaches of these teams were too bored to want to even stand on their own sidelines...ok, maybe that is a little extreme.

Thoroughly Modern Millie

October 31st, 2004

Thoroughly Modern MillieThe first show of this new season at the Fisher Theatre/Masonic Temple in Detroit was Thoroughly Modern Millie.

The music was great. The choreography was better. The voices were decent overall, though I felt as though the lead was a little thin.

This was a fun show; I am glad I went. I love seeing plays/musicals, but Millie was not my favorite. I just think the story was not as strong as some of the other shows I have enjoyed more.

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October 31st, 2004

You will be awarded some great honor.

The Away Message.

October 29th, 2004

AIMWhat is it about the "away message" that is tantalizing to so many people? What secrets does one keep there? Might the mysteries of the ages unfold in front of you for reading them? What would happen if one day you missed one? Could you ever forgive yourself?

Either you or someone you know has been known to spend significant amounts of time reading away message after away message. Often times the screen names you check are people you don't even talk to! All I want to know is why?

I can admit that from time to time even I have reduced myself to seeing why my friends were not at their computers to entertain me through my fits of boredom, though I do not make practice of it.

Have you ever sat down at someone else's computer and checked their friends' away messages? These people exist, I have witnessed it. You know who you are. You are sick.

Do you have "buddies" on your list and you're not quite sure as to who they are? But you won't delete them because you read their away messages?

Do you have "buddies" you have not talked to nor seen in years though you will not delete because you read their away messages?

Do you have "buddies" on your list that were placed there by a friend? Why won't you delete them? Oh, read their away messages, how could I forget?

No conversation should ever begin, "Hey, did you see my away message today?" Yes, this is an entirely plausible scenario under the correct circumstances, though it does encourage the act of actively seeking out away messages.

If you are legitimately concerned about the location of an individual, by all means, check the away message. If you do happen to attempt to leave a message for someone while they are "away" and get the message as an auto-reply, by all means, read it. We need to loosen AIM's grip on your attention span. You need a hobby...and don't say that reading people's away messages is a HOBBY!!!

Yes I am bitter. Yes I have put significant time and thought into this matter. No, there is not a good reason for me to harbor such feelings towards this issue. I'm glad we were able to clear that up.