Archive for February, 2007

Oscar Follow-Up

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2007 by heckblazer

 Well, that’s ten sucessful guesses for me.

They really must have expect Scorsese to win Best Director given that they had three oh his freinds repsent the awar.  Just a note, Infernal Affairs (which The Departed was based on) was a Hong Kong film, not a Japanese one as the Oscar announcer stated.

Oscar Picks

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2007 by heckblazer

These are my guesses for who wil win:

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¿Que?

Posted in Uncategorized on February 25, 2007 by heckblazer

¡Nacho Libre! ¡Fray Tormenta!

You may have of the film Nacho Libre. In it Jack Black plays a Mexican priest who becomes a professional wrestler in order to raise money for his orphanage. When it came out I thought it was a strange and implausible premise for a film. Little did I know. I just recently learned that it was based on a true story. The real life Reverend Sergio Gutierrez Benitez did indeed wrestle as the masked luchador Fray Tormenta (“Friar Storm”) in order to support his orphanage. I’ll probably have to go rent it now.

You Want Fish With That?

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2007 by heckblazer

Before the Vatican II council in the 60s, Catholics were required to abstain from meat every Friday,up with the  instead of just during Lent  as they do now.  As you might guess, this put a crimp on McDonald’s hamburger sales.  In order to capture that lost business a franchisee in Cincinatti with a large number Catholic customers came up with the filet-o-fish and took it to headquarters.  Ray Kroc’s own meatless sandwich idea was the Hula Burger, a pineapple slice on a cold bun.  Kroc made a bet that whichever sandwich sold better on a Friday would be rolled out by McDonald’s, and not surprisingly the filet-o-fish won.

Dammit Jim, I’m a Blogger Not a Hairstylist

Posted in Uncategorized on February 19, 2007 by heckblazer

I do believe this is one of William Shatner’s toupees.

Git Yer Power Armor Right Here!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 13, 2007 by heckblazer

Troy Hurtubise is an odd guy.  He was fascinated enough by bears he built himself a series of anti-bear suits so he could safely approach them. (I’d probably want one if I had to face down a grizzly).  More recently he built a lighter suit he calls the Trojan which comepletely covers a soldier in an armored exo-skeleton.  Unfortunately the new suit didn’t have any takers, so to recover his costs Troy is selling the prototype on EBay (1 day left as I post this!)

Law & Order

Posted in Uncategorized on February 12, 2007 by heckblazer

As an avid viewer of Law & Order I found this of interest. If I’m reading things right, from the time between the real-life murder and the airing of the show a little more than thre months will have passed. That means we should have a crazy-astronaut-in-diapers murder episode by the end of June.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/02/11/nyregion/thecity/11actr.html?ex=1328850000&en=2f0542be62c327b4&ei=5090&partner=rssuserland&emc=rss