Posts Tagged ‘ revewz ’

NCIS: LA and the Stereotyping of Latinos

Sep 29th, 2009 | By | Category: revewz, snewz

No, not that kind of stereotypical Mexican.
Perhaps I’m being unfair. Maybe it’s a little early in the show. I might even be acting a little over-sensitive to the subject. That’s what I thought last week when watching NCIS: Los Angeles for the first time.

After watching the second episode, I realize that I’m probably right, though.

Right about what? The fact that apparently the writers of NCIS: Los Angeles consider the ‘bad guys’ to be the Latinos.



Adventures in Laziness – I still wear Crocs

Sep 24th, 2009 | By | Category: revewz, snewz

One man's lazy footwear is another man's... ugly.

Yes, I still wear Crocs. No, I wasn’t cryogenically frozen back in the summer of 2006 only to be reanimated today. I wear them and I love them.

Well, maybe love is a strong word. I wear them because they’re convenient and comfortable. For a great many people in the fashion world, the phrase ‘convenient and comfortable’ screams ‘bad taste.’ Well, they’re probably right. To heck with them and To heck with good taste. I don’t wear Crocs when I’m performing with an orchestra, having a business meeting, or roofing. I wear them when I’m walking the dog, getting the paper, putzing around town, or cooking.



8 Things I Learned About Mental Hospitals by Watching House (and why they’re bullshit)

Sep 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: revewz, snewz

No, silly dog. Not that house.
My father called me last week because he had heard about the season premier of House that came out last night. He was pretty excited about it, because it takes place in a mental hospital. My parents met at a mental hospital back in the early 70’s, which is why this theme is exciting for my family.

Sadly, my parents aren’t some super cool deranged lunatics (I suppose there is a redundancy there), but instead my mother was a psych nurse for about 30 years and my father… well, he had a long career in the field. He started working in a kitchen and got his Master’s in psychology in the early 80’s. The work just sort of fit his personality, part prison guard, part self-righteous prick with a false sense of superiority. No, I’m just kidding, my dad is pretty awesome.



Adventures in Laziness – I eat my ice cream with a fork

Sep 17th, 2009 | By | Category: revewz, snewz

Ice Cream + Fork = Flavor ExplosionToday I ate ice cream with a fork. This may not seem like much of a big deal, but the result was far better than I had expected.

I just finished eating a nice healthy salad and wanted a nice unhealthy dessert. I got up from my den and went to the kitchen to grab a pint of ice cream and a spoon. Being that I’m a dumbass, I forgot to run my dishwasher last night and discovered that all of my spoons were dirty.



Failblog’s occasional misrepresentation of failure

Sep 11th, 2009 | By | Category: images, revewz, snewz

fail owned pwned pictures
From the way I see it, this is not a ladder fail, but a reasonable understanding of the equipment. The only way there will be a problem with this activity is if there were a catastrophic failure of the hydraulics that hold the scoop up.

The real question is, how frequently do WINs like this make it through failblog, but marked as FAIL?



Guitar: Impossible

Feb 10th, 2009 | By | Category: videos

Apparently this video has been going insane across the internet for the last five days, but I almost missed it, and I think it would be a shame for anyone else to. It’s performed and edited by a video editor named Joe Penna, and he says that it took over a thousand cuts, 6 hours […]



How can you tell that your local newscaster is full of shit?

Jan 28th, 2009 | By | Category: revewz, snewz, videos

For a little while now, I’ve been watching a series on youtube called “Test it Tuesday” where a local Pittsburgh news channel tests out some of those As Seen on TV style products. I came across this little gem from April 1, 2008 and felt it was worth talking about: In this video, the newscaster […]



Review: Toy Story Mania at Disney Hollywood Studios, Florida

Jan 8th, 2009 | By | Category: revewz, snewz

I took the fam to Disney World recently and the #1 thing we absolutely had to try was Toy Story Mania. There are three things that I have to say about this ride: Get a fastpass, get a fastpass, and GET A FASTPASS!!! I didn’t the first time we went on the ride. The line […]