Archive | February 2004

Flavored with flavor

Right now I’m drinking coffee liquor-flavored coffee creamer-flavored coffee. I thought that was mildly strange. I didn’t realize the strangeness until after I bought the coffee liquor-flavored coffee creamer.

Guido’s movies: 2003

Below, you can find the list of movies that I saw (mostly in 2003) that came out in 2003. In case you wondered, they are in order of how much they grossed (not that I care about that). I saw ’em in the theater unless otherwise noted.

1) LOTR: The Return of the King
2) Finding Nemo (DVD)
3) Pirates of the Caribbean:COTBP
4) The Matrix: Reloaded
5) Bruce Almighty
6) X2: X-Men United
7) Elf
8) Hulk
9) Freaky Friday (DVD)
10) The Italian Job (DVD)
11) Daredevil
12) Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle (DVD)
13) School of Rock
14) Old School (DVD)
15) Holes
16) League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
17) Shanghai Knights (DVD)
18) Identity (DVD)
19) Underworld
20) 28 Days Later
21) Lost in Translation
22) Bend it Like Beckham (DVD)
23) Bulletproof Monk (DVD)
24) The Medallion (DVD)
25) Whale Rider (DVD)
26) A Mighty Wind (DVD)
27) Winged Migration
28) Swimming Pool (DVD)

Maybe I can keep track as I watch ’em this year.

SND … maybe

Someone told me today that they think I got an Society for News Design (SND) award (award of excellence) in this year’s contest. I’m not sure yet, though. Below is the page we’re thinking the award is for.

Update — March 2: I just found out I got a second award for a front page. That one was from the day after the Columbia crashed.

The next boxing superstar

A little funny from Rick Kushman at the Sacremento Bee:

NBC announced this week it signed super-reality producer Mark Burnett … and Sylvester Stallone … for a new reality show called “The Contender.” It’s going to be, apparently, exactly what it sounds like: NBC will launch a “competitive search for the next boxing superstar.”

I thought boxing already had that. It’s called, you know, boxing.

Bloodiest Story Ever Told

At the end of his “60 Minutes” commentary Sunday night, Andy Rooney asked Mel Gibson:

“How many millions of dollars does it look as if you’re going to make off the crucifixion of Christ?”

Rooney is a grouch, but that’s the kind of questions I’ve not heard asked about this movie. It seems like too much has been focused on the “anti-semitic” issue and other interesting issues have been overlooked.

Anyone who reads this: Is your church doing anything special regarding “The Passion of the Christ”?

‘Fear’ itself

Joe Rogan: “That, ladies and gentlemen, is how you dunk your head in stinky cheese and eat grasshoppers.”

Need I mention that I would never appear on ‘Fear Factor’? My wife thinks we should use this show as a hunger suppressant.

Non-mass concept

Why is it that cool concept cars never make it to the mass market? We always see these really cool “concepts” from every manufacturer, but seldom see it purchasable. It would be cool if something like this could be as pervasive as the VW Beetle.