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Friday, December 31, 2004

last post of the year

i just want to wish everybody a happy new year, and to let it be known that my thoughts are with the families that lost people that they love in the tsunami's in southeast asia. I also got my grades in, Intro to American Politics - A, Freshman Compositon - B+. Intro to Criminology and Criminal Justice - A, and Intro to cinema - B. Well that wraps it up for 2004, I wish everybody a happy getting drunk, and i hope you all find who you want to kiss at midnight. Cause god knows i won't.

Sunday, December 26, 2004


Is that spelled right? Anyway, I have exchanged a few gifts, the surround sound system going back for a Nintendo DS(FUCKIN A!) , i also picked up super mario 64 ds(which will be payed back when i trade in my gba sp) and wave race: blue storm(which was 5 dollars). I also got like 140 dollars for christmas, so that pretty much raps it up for this year, i'm off to play super mario 64. later.

Xmas Roundup

Well a happy holliday's to all. I hope you enjoyed the eating and the opening of the presents. Mine included the hdtv mentioned a few posts back, a tivo(YAY!), a surround sound system(only not really) and a police radar. The last two are on their way back to radio shack for returns, which will hopefully lead to the purchase of a nintendo ds(and depending on the amount gotten back, a ps2). Well i guess i'm going to call it a night, and i will see you guys later.

Sunday, December 19, 2004

home again

yep. i'm back in butler county with my 56k modem crapness, so i'm giving you guys a head up, i'll probably not post much(sans x-mas roundup) untill i get back to st. louis on the 5th. later.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

The last 48 hours have sucked.

yeah, it's really sucked, here's what happed. I bombed my Intro to cinema final, lost electricty for a night(on the coldest fucking night of the year), slept on a couch in the university meadows showroom(damn was that uncomfortable), took my math placement test which proved i don't remember a damn thing from high school, I couldn't even remember how to multiply and divide fractions, this is why we have calculaters people. and then to top it off, i think my upstairs neighbors are remodeling or something, and have been making a ton of noise all morning. I think it's best if i just head home now.......

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

damn, that was close

the second final is done. I had to get an 86 on it to get an A in that class, and you know what i got? an 86. fucking A. I also picked up the Return of the King box set and Yellowcard's Ocean Avenue cd. Pretty good from what i have listend to so far.

Monday, December 13, 2004

cheap plug

well, i'm about to go to bed and i'm fealing generous so here's a link to christen's new blog. nothing special, but i'm in a giving mood, go there. she needs all the hits she can get.

One down, Two to go

Well the first final is done, i did a hell of a lot better than expected, which could be a good omen. now i must study for the two i have tomorrow. damnit.

Sunday, December 12, 2004

Things i learned from blog surfing.

i'm bored and don't want to study, so i decided to go blog surfing using the next blog button at the top of the page. these are the things i learned:

- goth chicks are scary
- most people havn't had their blogs for very long
- quite a few people blog in another language and i think this should stop because i can't understand a damn thing they say
- a lot of people think they are artsy, when in fact they are just self serving
- a lot of people know way too much html for their own good
- i do not want to explore regina(no, the town regina you perverts)
- people think about all of life's problems too damn much
- blogs are sucky advertising tools
- some guy has figured out how to integrate espn's bottom line into his blog, and i would really like to find out how he did it
- most people don't know how to come up with invintive names, for example joe smith's blog
- people should not make blogs for their cats
- A lot of people who think they have ADD are just too lazy to stay on topic and are hey look at the kitty
- japanese art is a hella popular with the blogger crowd
- if i wanted to update ie i would do it from microsoft's website, not your blog
- damnit people, write in english!

ok, that's it for tonight, i gotta get to bed, fucking finals. i'll be back with how i did on my first final tomorrow.

awww crap.

well, here's to hoping marc's shoulder is better next week. And i also have to go to bed at 10 tonight in order to get up at 6 tomorrow morning(and it has been said before but i'm going to say it again. FUCK!) in order to take a 200 hundred question final. crap.

Friday, December 10, 2004

well, i had a productive day.

yeah, me, my mom, and my two cousins went to the mall today, and the only things that got bought were two movies I already owned(I had the full screen versions and had to get the widescreen versions) and a ps2 for my little cousin. I was suprised as hell at 2 things. One being that we actually found a ps2(which were sold out an hour and a half later) and the other being 3 women and a man went into a pretty big mall, and the only people that bought anything were the guy, and a guy that wasn't even there. I'm pretty sure that doesn't happen too often. Oh and the dvd list has been updated with the new stuff. later.

Thursday, December 09, 2004

More proof why farve is the man.

backstory: channe3000.com

That is fucking awesome. seriously. it will be a sad sad day in the nfl when he retires.

Wednesday, December 08, 2004

A plan that is doomed to fail.

Yes my friends, I am going on a diet. Yes i know it won't work, but i'm giving it a try. So show me some support. What, you guys are already starting a pool on when i'm going to give it up. I can't believe you guys.............i put 10 dollars on 3 days.

Tuesday, December 07, 2004

Fun Times

now as most of you know, one of the running jokes i have on this blog is my utter disdain and hatred for the parents television council(ptc). I have made this known a number of times. Mostly i hate them because they are so stupid, they can't grasp the concept of if you don't like what you are watching, then change the damn channel. So every time they see something they don't like, they go running off to the fcc. And now since nipplegate has cooled down(and man, was that blown totally out of proportion) the fcc has finally had enough and basically told the ptc to fuck off. And I applaud them for it. Well being the third grade tattletale that everybody wanted to beat the shit out of they are, they are now running to congress for investigations of the fcc. I hope congress tells them to fuck off as well. but i'm doubting it. the main problem is that the ptc is pissed that the fcc is only counting all the people that clicked on a form to send a complaint as one vote. But see here's the kicker, by the ptc doing this, your sending in complaints from people who didn't even watch the show. This becomes apparent when the fcc got more complaints than people who actually watched a show, and called the ptc on it. So I would like to say to the ptc on behalf of all people with an IQ higher than a grapefruit, please fuck off.

In the middle of Day 2 of 24

And just got from best buy, where I picked up Day 3. So i got even more 24 in my future for now. OH! Something shocking is supposed to happen on amc today, so people watch! Or just sit there and giggle at me for watching soaps. that works too.

Monday, December 06, 2004

done with classes!

yay!!!!! yeah, i'm done with classes for the first semester finally, i still have finals next week(3 to be exact, 2 at 7:45(FUCK!) one of which is 200 questions(HOLY FUCK!) ) , so i'm not completly out of the woods yet. But i do have the rest of the week off so there is a silver lining. I also have two study groups tomorrow, but i'm not sure if i'm gonna go.


VICTORY IS MINE! VICTORY IS MINE! great day of the morning people VICTORY IS MINE! Yes. I Shawn Mannon, have proven that Agnosticism is more correct than christianity! To find out how just leave a comment or give me a ring on msn. BRING ME THE FINEST MUFFINS AND PANCAKES IN THE ENTIRE LAND!

Sunday, December 05, 2004


Well, i'm watching the first and second seasons of 24 in a marathon session right now to get ready for the release of season 3 tuesday. Can I just say that jack bauer is the man. here is a link that goes to all the trailers for season 4. It's looking to be one hell of a day.

Couldn't of said it better myself.

Doing a little web browsing this afternoon while switching back and forth between the Broncos-Chargers game and the Eagles-Packers game, and I came upon this little tidbit on patton oswalt's blog, yes it's a month too late, I don't care:

november 4th
That's it. All done. Mourning, pissing, whining and sulking. Got it out of my system. I re-read Chesterson's "A Ballade of An Anti-puritan" (so can you—
http://www.online-literature.com/chesterton/902/) and listened to the "God" and "Murder" CDs from Johnny Cash's LOVEGODMURDER boxed set.

Enjoy the next four years, red states. I'm not trying to be cynical or smughere. I understand why you'd be uninspired by John Kerry. Besides, Dubya probably reminds you of that just-folks guy who manages the local Subway franchise. He always slips an extra SHREK 2 toy into the Kid's Meal? Whatta guy.

You voted, again, for your exploiters. You chose people who don't care about you to take care of you. Maybe you'll get out of it unscathed. I doubt it. If you believe in the power of prayer, pray that your elected leaders keep your kids out of any more wars. Pray they'll fix the economy. Pray your kids will stay off drugs when their job opportunities dry up. Pray, pray, pray. Don't actually do anything realistic or proactive about it. Pray. Pray 'til you poop your pants. Pray for a magical super-being up in the sky to come down and fix your problems, like the people in the Superman and Green Lantern comics. "Nothing you can do but pray" will be carved onto the tombstone of the 21st century. I always thought it'd be a line of dialogue from THE BIG LEBOWSKI, but there you go.

You don't need to worry about gays getting married or anyone forcing you to get an abortion—but you never needed to worry about that in the first place. You don't need to worry about any terrorist attacks in the Midwest—unless it's by another all-American, white bread Timothy McVeigh. The brown terrorists only want to blow up New York and California. Brown goes much better with blue, anyway. Just ask any of the unmarried fags you're trying to convert.

And don't for one second forget this—everything that happens in the nextfour years? It is the Republicans' fault. They've got the White House, Senate, Congress and, very soon, the Supreme Court. Us silly-ass Democrats are powerless. The slate-grey shitstorm that's coming down on your heads didn't come from anyone else but the Christian jocks you voted for.
The Democratic Party is flat-lining right now. Dead. But four more years of Dubya—mark my words—will destroy the Republican party forever. You watch.

And in that spirit—and this is for everyone—let's all partake of the following drink, in celebration of the eventual resurrection of common sense, tolerance, friendship and true spirituality. A drink recipe from the time of Prohibition (when they prohibited alcohol, instead of intelligence) courtesy of Burbank's own resident savant, Dr. Cocktails:
Fill a cocktail shaker with ice and add the gin, Cointreau, Lillet, lemon juice and pastis. Shake well and strain into a cocktail glass. Garnish with cherry and serve.

The cherry will sink to the bottom, a vague glow of crimson beneath the silvery murk. That's the sweet, red future we can look forward to, slumbering under the bitter, bitter ice. The sweetness of the red states waking the fuck up. You are a lot smarter than your leaders treat you. Now rise to the fucking occasion. I refuse to believe in this "two Americas" bullshit. We're all being fooled.

I'm drinking one of these at 9pm PST. Red and blue and undecided, you're all invited to share it with me. And let's all listen to "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace Love and Understanding" while we do it. One big gulp. Down the hatch.

Four more years.

credit: pattonoswalt.com

Rams Win!

Well, I have to say I was really worried when Bulger went down at the end of the 1st, but Chandler steped it up, as did Jackson who was a friggin tank today. Only scoring 16 points on the niners scares me. But hopefully they can get all of the red zone kinks worked out by next week. Oh and by the by, watching NFL Football on 720p (or 1080i if you watch it on cbs) widescreen is fucking fantastic.

Saturday, December 04, 2004

God I love HDTV.

Well I got my christmas present early this year, a new tv! and it is sweet. A 26'samsung Widescreen HDTV to be exact. I got a antenna today so i could get all my local channels(except upn, who doesn't broadcast any of their shows in hd anyway so i'm not that worried about it) in hd, and oh my god.....It is so beautiful. It brings a tear to your eye, really. I also rented NFS Underground 2, which i will get around to playing right now, so later.

Friday, December 03, 2004

new link

well i have taken up to watching all my children in the last year so i decided to send out a little love to my friends over at the all my children board on soapcentral.net. Remember if your on there look for me as 400lb_Gorilla. I have finals next week, damn i'm so screwed.

Guess Who's Back...Back Again.

Ok, here's the deal, the university server is a bitch, and sometimes she doesn't like me posting on here for some strange reason. But i have been doing some tests, and she seems to have redeemed me, so let's give this thing another shot. I am back. This time for good. I promise.