It’s that time of year again and watching those Christmas themed TV shows and movies is inevitable. But here are some suggestions to make your holiday a little more enjoyable.

I suggest:

  1. A Christmas Story – This movie has so many funny scenes. I particularly like scene where Ralph’s father gets the leg lamp(I want one of those!). The narration by the “Adult” Ralph is also very hilarious.

    Mother: All right. Now, are you ready to tell me where you heard that word?
    Adult Ralph narrating: Now, I had heard that word at least ten times a day from my old man. He worked in profanity the way other artists might work in oils or clay. It was his true medium; a master. But, I chickened out and said the first name that came to mind.
    Ralph: Schwartz!

  2. National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation – One of my favorite Chevey Chase movies. One of the funniest scenes in the movie is where Clark Griswald goes into a rant after not receiving an expected bonus from his boss. Here is that wonderful rant:

    Hey! If any of you are looking for any last-minute gift ideas for me. I have one. I’d like Frank Shirley, my boss, right here tonight.

    I want him brought from his happy holiday slumber over there on Melody Lane with all the other rich people and I want him brought right here, with a big ribbon on his head, and I want to look him straight in the eye and I want to tell him what a

    cheap, lying,
    no-good, rotten,
    four-flushing, low-life,
    snake-licking, dirt-eating,
    inbred, overstuffed,
    ignorant, blood-sucking,
    dog-kissing, brainless,
    dickless, hopeless,
    heartless, fat-ass,
    bug-eyed, stiff-legged, spotty-lipped,
    worm-headed sack of monkey shit he is!

    Hallelujah! Holy shit! Where’s the Tylenol?

  3. Nightmare Before Christmas – A very fun animated movie by Tim Burton. I really enjoyed the style of animation and the original and interesting story. The movie is about the mayor of Halloween, Jack, taking over Christmas from Santa.

    Jack Skellington: Sally! I need your help most of all.
    Sally: You certainly do, Jack. I’ve had the most horrible vision!
    Jack Skellington: That’s wonderful!

Yeah, I know it is only a list of 3 movies, but I need to get some sleep.

Date posted: December 25, 2006 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Movies

Who needs IPv6 for more IP addresses when you can just arbitrarily increase the ranges. When we enter the wonderful world of syndicated television anything is possible. I was watching an episode of Smallville from season 3 titled “Delete”, and in this episode the characters are being hypnotized to kill Chloe by mysterious email messages. During one of the scenes they try to find out where the emails are coming from by tracing the IP. When the computer screen is shown you can see the IP address and netmask, and both are invalid. The IP address is 134.541.168.170 and the netmask is I think it is interesting that they choose that particular subnet mask because the pattern is similar to the common netmask. At first glance most people wouldn’t notice this, but the geekiness in me made me rewind and pause. So now that I am done rambling and after providing not a single ounce of useful information, I present the screen captures:

Computer Screen
A graphical front-end for whois

Bogus IP Addresses
IP address and subnet-mask

Date posted: December 11, 2006 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Computers Linux

Grey swamp
Covering everything.
Canopy enclosed me
Into a world where the
Creatures talked and ruled
Massive tyrannical civilizations.
Running, smelling of sweat & blood,
Trail of thick gravy that’s sour with rot.
A mere human born onto a place where they
Are unwelcome. Bound and tortured, a daily routine.
Running to my salvation, enough noise to wake more demons.
Legs giving in to the whisper of cracked acorns. Flowing over pebbles,
Water sounding much closer, many feet crunching and breaking from behind.
Two exhausted arms digging at sickly-silver ferns and mosses. Crunchity, Crunchity,
Too close. Head first into the creek. World distorted with the broken surface.
Deep, and getting deeper. Pain is gone. Light piercing the canopy
Trees part while the fallen rise to their place in eternity.
Water replaces air as the last bubbles surface
Wetness overcomes every inch of flesh,
Gone. All delicates of the body
Dissolve. Gills, scales, fins,
All there. I swim home.

Date posted: December 8, 2006 | Author: | No Comments »

Categories: Poetry

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