Friday, July 17, 2009

Door #1

(Scene: It's just another random Wednesday at Terence and Eric's house. Terence is at his computer when Eric comes into his room.)

Eric: Hey, you think I can jump over this?
(Eric points to the ironing board at the foot of Terence's bed)
Terence: You probably could, but let's not find out.
Eric: Why not?
Terence: I don't want you to break my bed.
Eric: That's not a good enough reason.
Terence: I don't want you to break my ironing board.
Eric: Still not good enough.
Terence: Well, I don't want you to hurt yourself. And seeing as how you don't have health insurance, your folks would have to pay for any resulting injuries. Something tells me that you don't want to tell your mom that you hurt yourself jumping over an ironing board. Remember how we picked at Amber for breaking her foot by jumping on...err, through her futon?
Eric: ...you know, you present some very good points, but there still wasn't a good reason as to why I shouldn't do this.
Terence: Alright fine, but if you're going to break an ironing board, use Merck's raggedy ass ironing board that he left here. And use your own couch for a landing pad.
Eric: Deal.
(Eric and Terence head downstairs. The following video details the events that followed)



Moral of the Story: Gravity's a bitch.

Monday, August 27, 2007

101 en 1001

Start Date:
Sunday, August 5, 2007

Completion Date:
Sunday, May 2, 2010

Now - Complete ASAP

1. Register for classes [Fall 07] I've already attended my first week of class for Fall 07 - 8/15/07
2. Mail Latoya and Cecil's wedding gifts. Along with Amanda's.
3. Detail my car I spent an entire day cleaning the interior and exterior of my baby. She shines again. - 8/12/07
4. Write up my SMART goals for the next 5 years
5. Complete my credit card fraud form and expense report at work - 1/7/08
6. Renew my housing lease - 8/7/07
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Future Perfect - Complete As The Opportunity Arises
7. Visit Las Vegas, Nevada
8. Visit another country
9. Visit another continent
10. Go to an NFL game
11. Attend a WWE WrestleMania in person - 3/30/08
12. Revisit Nashville. This time have a good time.
13. Revisit Los Angeles. This time have a good time.
14. Visit New Orleans, Louisana
- Can you say Mardi Gras?
15. Visit Scores Gentleman's Club
- With locations in New York, Baltimore, Chicago, Las Vegas, New Orleans the odds are in my favorite
16. Visit the National World War II Memorial in Washington DC
17. Purchase at least 3 new investments/assets
- I think 3 would be enough to get the ball rolling for something bigger
18. Pay off my car
19. Save up $5,000 in liquid cash
- sure, I could do more, but I've go school and a car to pay for
20. Open an IRA - 9/19/08
21. Weight train for at least 4 hours a week
- minimum of 3 weeks
22. Lose 50 pounds
23. Graduate with a Masters in Business Administration 12/18/08
24. Learn how to start a business
- not necessarily start, just learn how to
25. Get an article published - 12/18/07
- it doesn't have to be a blog post or something of the like. Just something that I wrote
26. Read "Mein Kampf"
27. Start a small garden
28. Research my family history
29. Write a up my "Last Living Will and Testament"
- this should be interesting. I mean, what do I have to give away?
30. Go to church every Sunday. For a month.
- key: four consecutive Sundays
31. Obtain a new Rosary - 2/1/09
32. Make a necklace/chain out of the Crucifix I have from my original Rosary
- I've had its since I was 6. I'd like to keep track of it.
33. Make a $200 donation to the Child's Play charity
- either in cash or the retail value of products donated
34. Learn a new prayer
35. Run a mile. A real mile, not a treadmill mile.
- Key word: Run
36. Attend a Daft Punk concert
- The Killers are a fair substitute as well. If neither band is on tour over the next two years, I'll think of an appropriate substitute
37. Get a tattoo
- chances of this being a "No Ghost" logo on my right shoulder are pretty high
38. Be a Radio DJ
39. Stop on the side of the road and read the historical markers. Minimum of 10
- Photographic evidence needed for proof. No more than one per county
40. Go Skydiving
41. Take a road trip to Parts Unknown - 9/12/09
- equipment: a full tank of gas, a camera, a pair of pants, and my debit card.
42. Shave my head
43. Host a party
44. Host another tailgate Florida State v. Clemson '07 9/3/07
45. Attend some Indie show. Something that would make Melissa proud
- art, movie, music, doesn't matter. The quirkier the better
46. Take another Spanish class
47. Buy a recliner
48. Buy a Ms. Pac-Man arcade machine
- preferably the Cocktail Table version, but the stand-up is okay
49. Read "Angels and Demons" - 5/15/09
50. Check out 2 books from the library
- "Angels and Demons" nor "Mein Kampf"can be counted here
51. Write a poem
52. Write a letter - 7/7/08
53. Have lunch with an old friend - 7/24/08
- meaning someone you haven't actively associated with in the past 2 years as of 8/5/07
54. Hang out with my little sister
- It's been a while since we hung out. She's gotten older. I've been working. We still love each other, but I'm sure we're not the same person we each knew previously
55. Dance like I mean it - 3/22/08
Clemson Baseball Hot, Hot Sex Dance Party
56. Take a day off from work. And do absolutely nothing. - 12/10/07
57. Watch the entire run of Arrested Development. Find out what the fuss is about. - 2/2/09
58. Play through an entire Square-Enix RPG
- Lord knows where I'm going to find the time to do this
59. Hang out with/Visit a person from the Summer '99 LEAD program
60. Find a cool jazz club in the Upstate to hang out at
- Five Points (Columbia) veterans will know I was a big fan of Speakeasy. I miss that up here.
61. Make an exotic meal for someone -- one that they would actually want to eat
62. Play through ICO
63. Finish Metroid Prime
64. Be a part of a live studio audience
65. Go Geocaching
66. Have a photograph published - 11/26/07
67. Attend a Major League Lacrosse game
68. Learn an instrument
69. Go Snowboarding
- Skiing is a suitable replacement as well
70. Go to a drive in movie
71. Watch "Ghostbusters" in a movie theater - 7/25/09
72. Go white water rafting
73. Learn how to use chopsticks
74. Walk a mountain trail
- I live close enough to the Appalachians for this to not be a major problem
75. Give the Extended AIM Profile a professional facelift - 1/1/09
76. Purchase a digital graphics tablet
- Little known fact: I used to be a decent artist when I was younger. Maybe having a way to draw/sketch that meshes with my current lifestyle may reawaken that part of me
77. Go to a gay club
78. Go to an authentic salsa club [REVISE ME]
79. Attend a horse race.
- Dressing for the event scores bonus points
80. Spend the night in my car - 1/1/08
- I can tell that this feat will be accomplished in conjunction with another list mate.
81. Mail a secret to PostSecret (see EAP sidebar)
82. Volunteer to help those less fortunate than myself during a time that is NOT a holiday or major event
83. Vote only after making an informed decision (meaning do my research) 11/04/08
- This applies primarily to the next Presidential Election, but I guess it can apply for other things too
84. Make a custom T-Shirt - 7/11/08
85. Attend another concert at the 40 Watt venue in Athens, Ga
86. Take my mom out to dinner
87. No fast food for a month
88. Sell something on eBay - 8/12/08
89. Unjack from "The Matrix" for an entire weekend.
- No cellphone, no email, no access to the internet -- period.
90. Learn Macromedia Flash
91. Research and challenge a local ghost legend
92. Buy 10 lottery tickets (0/10)
93. Donate clothes I don't need to charity
94. Kiss an Asian woman - 7/19/09
- random, I know. I'll explain later.
95. Ride in a hot-air balloon
96. Go swimming in the ocean at night -4/18/09
- A better way to phrase this would be to so say, "Float around in the ocean at night," considering I can't swim. Maybe I should add, "Learn how to swim" to this list.
97. Meet an online friend - 9/07/09
- This means a fellow blogger, not Adult Friend Finder *cough*
98. Shoot a gun
99. Reach Regional/National audience through one of my blogs - 9/24/07
100. Resign my job at Progressive - 1/7/08
101. Make another list "101 in 1001" list

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

EAP Tentative Schedule

I've never really done an actual schedule with my blog, but I've kind of fallen into one by accident. Oh well, if it ain't broke, don't fix it.

Sunday: Sunday Night Selections
Monday: Around The Blogosphere and/or PS Reflections
Wednesday: W.W.*
Thursday: ¡Hola!
Friday: Cinco Classic
Saturday: EAP Arena and/or Insert Coin

All other features will make appearances as deemed necessary but at the least you can expect these 6. Mainly because I can put them on autopilot if need-be. That "Save Draft" button is wicked awesome.

*I haven't thought of an official name for this "column" yet. Which probably won't matter as it'll be the shortest of all of them. This'll just be my space where I'll track my progress towards slimming down.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

Mas Bonita Dos: Cinco Pequeño



¿Resurrección? Sí. No me olvidé en favorito de mi blog. También tiene una pieza a jugar en el esquema magnífico de cosas...

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Adios

It was fun times while it lasted, but I think this idea has run its course.
-Piddy

Monday, January 15, 2007

Top 5 Celebrities In Need of a Sandwich

5) Lindsay Lohan
There's still part of me that wonders what happened to this beautiful creature...











4) Posh Spice (Victoria Beckham)
3) Cameron Diaz
2) Nicole Richie
1) Mary-Kate Olsen

Top 5 I Probably Wouldn't Listen To While Riding With My Grandma

I can be a nasty sumabitch sometimes.

5) The Bloodhound Gang - "A Lap Dance Is Better When The Stripper Is Crying"
Favorite Lyric: "You can not imagine how difficult it is to hold a half gallon of moo juice and polish the one-eyed gopher when you're doing 75 in an 18-wheeler. I never thought missing children could be so sexy. Did I say that outloud?"

4) Eazy-E - "Nuts On Your Chin"
Favorite Lyric: [chorus] "You put yourself on my dick, I'll put my nuts on your chin."

3) Three 6 Mafia - "Slob On My Knob"
Favorite Lyric: "Squeeze on my nuts. Lick on my butt. The natural curly hairs, please don't touch."

2) Too $hort ft. Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys - "Shake That Monkey"
Favorite Lyric: "Bet she can't wiggle like that with a dick in her."
Favorite Lyric2: "Every nigga in the party wanna get with the bitch, looked like she was fuckin' an invisible dick."

1) Akineyle - "Put It In Your Mouth"
Favorite Lyric: "Ain't no time for apologin, girlfriend if you swallowin (swallowing sound), garglin'..."
A rap classic.

Honorable Mention:
Lavender Hill Mob - "FDA (Fuck Dat Ass)"
Justin Timberlake & Andy Samberg - "Dick In A Box"

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Tuesday Night Tunes

There's still a slight pulse...

Rock
Breaking Benjamin - "Diary of Jane"
Watch The Video

Rap
Jim Jones - "We Fly High (Ballin)"
Watch The Video

Retro
Chicago - "You're The Inspiration"
Watch The Video

Reminscing
K-Ci & JoJo - "Crazy"
Watch The Video

Random
The Fruit Guys - "Blue"

Thursday, December 14, 2006

2006 In Review

Just a quick recap of 2006, done in the same style that I did last year.

1. What did you do in 2006 that you hadn't done before? Go on vacation with someone else's family that wasn't mine. Talk about the ultimate away game. I also managed to go to a WWE Pay-Per-View, Vengeance. I also got a speeding ticket. Joy.
2. Did anyone close to you give birth? Nope. But Rachel is expecting a baby come March, so that's close enough.
3. Did anyone close to you die? Thankfully the answer is the same as last year.
4. Did you travel? Where did you go? Best holiday memory? Loads of traveling - and the Camry has the miles to prove it. Random trips to Charlotte, Clemson, Atlanta became status quo, while a trip to Cleveland and Orlando/Tallahasee managed to sneak into the mix. There's also a trip to Nashville left in the cards. The best holiday memory would probably go to July 4th "weekend" (the 4th was a Tuesday, so I'm referring to the 2nd) -- I got a chance to go down to Atlanta and hang out with Mike, Phil, and Tristan. Considering that they're three of my most favorite people on that planet, there's no way that weekend could have gone wrong. Thanksgiving weekend with Denny and Cecil get high marks too, but losing the Carolina game brings that down a spot.
5. Best thing you bought? Camille - my 2007 Toyota Camry LE. I love her.
6. Where did most of your money go? See #5
7. What do you wish you had done more of? Exercising. (yeah, I didn't change this answer from last year)
8. What do you wish you had done less of? Driving. I love doing it, but between working for Progressive, football season, and all the random trips everywhere I've had more than my fair share of windshield time.
9. What kept you sane? Music. In times when I've just wanted to choke people a few key mp3s kept me from snapping.
10. What drove you mad? Clemson losing to Maryland by 1 point. All things considered, that one hurt worse than the USC loss. And women as always.
11. What made you celebrate? Wii Get! Seeing Pit in the Super Smash Bros. Brawl trailer also excited me way more than it should have. And Katie Couric leaving the Today Show. I threw a small party on her last day.
12. What made you sad? Leaving Progressive. I really enjoyed it there.
13. How was your birthday this year? To be honest, I really don't remember it. Not because I was drunk or anything, but because I kind of wanted a low key affair. I took the day off, but I don't think I really did anything.
14. What political issue stirred you the most this year? The treatment of my Mexican brothers and sisters...
15. Were you in love in 2006? Contrary to popular belief, no.
16. What would you like to have in 2006 that you didn't have this year? Man, that's a big question. I'll have to come back to that one in a few days...
17. What date from 2006 will be etched in your memory and why? July 8, 2006. Eric said that is a date that will live in infamy. Nothing special happened outside of picking his drunk ass up from in front of Tiger Town Tavern, but he said it was important so good enough for me.
18. What song will remind you of 2006? Album? Song: 1st half of 2006 - Gnarls Barkley "Crazy," 2nd half of 2006 - The Killers "When You Were Young." Album: The Killers "Sam's Town"
19. Compared to this time last year are you happier? Truthfully, I don't know. There are a few things I'm really happy and excited about. Then there are others I'm a little down about. I'm probably more confused than anything else right now.
20. Biggest achievement this year? Getting into the graduate program at Clemson. As a Clemson alum, that's not a big achievement, but at the same time I should be thankful that I had the opportunity to do so.
21. Biggest disappointment this year? Not being to transfer to the Progressive office in Greenville. Kinda sucks, but there's a reason for everything.
22. What is the one thing that would have made you more satisfied? Being able to answer all the questions I have/had in my head.
23. Best new person you met this year? Believe it or not, I don't think I've met anyone new this year that I still keep up with and/or made an impact on my life. With that being said, the girl at some house party who let me punch her in the face gets my nod.
24. A valuable life lesson you learnt this year? “Bros before hos. Why? Because your bros are always there for you. They got your back after your ho rips your heart out, for no good reason. And you were nothing but great to your ho, and you told her that she was the only ho for you. And that she was better than all the other ho’s in the world. And then suddenly, she’s not your ho no mo.”

- Michael Scott

Sunday, December 10, 2006

Cobby's Top 5 Roleplaying Games

5.) Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines - This game has a great story trapped in a buggy game. Of course, considering the developer (Troika), that's to be expected. They had a very bad habit of doing this. If you play this, be sure to install both the last official patch (which made the game 85% playable) and the latest fan patch (that raises the playability to about 95%).

In this game, you're a new vampire out to carve a place for yourself in the vampire hierarchy. I know, it sounds kind of lame, but the plot is pretty involved and there are a decent number of ways to play through every quest.

4.) Baldur's Gate - This game is solely responsible for breathing new life into the RPG genre. It started the trend of moving RPGs away from the stereotypical grind (killing monsters for experience and loot to become more powerful to kill more monsters for experience and loot...) and placed a much larger emphasis on dialogue, story, and character development.

3.) Baldur's Gate 2: Shadows of Amn + Baldur's Gate 2: Throne of Bhaal - The first game was, essentially, perfect. The sequel found some way to take perfect and make it better in every conceivable way. If you played the first game, you have the option to import your character to use in this one. You can also just make a new character, and with the new class options, this may be the better way to go, especially on subsequent playthroughs. And there will be more than one playthrough. This game is epic in every way, and there's simply no way to experience all it has to offer on one (or even two or three) playthrough(s).

2.) Fallout and Fallout 2 - I love both of these games equally which is why they're getting lumped together. The story of these games center around the West and Pacific Northwest some time after nuclear war turns America into a wasteland. Gameplay-wise, these games were true breakthroughs. Your options are almost limitless (within reason) as far as what sort of character you have. The same goes for choices within the game. Sure, there's an overarching plot, but how you get from Point A to Point B is entirely up to you. I can't recommend these games enough.

1.) Planescape: Torment - This is, quite simply, the best RPG ever made. Anyone that knows anything about RPGs will not dispute this fact. This game is as story-driven as is possible while still letting the player have actual options. Your choices have far-reaching effects on the story. How you play has a far-reaching effect on the story. Do you want to play a brute and just smash everything in your path? Go for it. But to get the most out of this game, it helps to invest some time developing those social skills and actually talking to NPCs. You can skip something like 90% of all combat, including the final encounters, if you talk to people instead of hitting them.

Thursday, November 23, 2006

EAP Arena: 2006 Rivalry Week Picks

In one of those blog sharing moments, the EAP Arena comes to Cinco for a game of pick 'em. I'm not worried about the spread, just who wins.

The Lonestar Showdown
Texas Longhorns v. Texas A&M Aggies
Cinco Pick: Look for UT to hook the aggies as they try to keep their slim BCS Title Game hopes alive

The Battle for the Boot
Arkansas Razorbacks v. LSU Tigers
Cinco Pick: I see Arkansas stumbling into the SEC Title game after getting "upset" by LSU

The Governor's Cup
Florida Gators v. Florida State Seminoles
Cinco Pick: The Noles have been blasted by damn near every ACC team they've played at home this year. Add to that they almost lost to Troy. Gators win this one easily.

The Battle for the Jeweled Shillelagh
Notre Dame Fighting Irish v. USC Trojans
Cinco Pick: I don't like the Irish. I'd rather not see OSU/Mich II. I'm picking the Men of Troy on those reasons alone.

The Bedlam Series
Oklahoma Sooners v. Oklahoma State Cowboys
Cinco Pick: Is anyone really picking the Cowboys? Sooners roll in this one.

The Egg Bowl
Mississippi State Bulldogs v. Ole Miss Rebels
Cinco Pick: Look for Sylvester Croom to have his boys ready. It takes a few years to build a program, but a win over his rival will show the boosters that he's on the right track.

The Commonwealth Cup
Virginia Cavaliers v. Virginia Tech Hokies
Cinco Pick: A battle of the have and havenots. VT is the Coastal Division's best team, however they'll be at home next week. Look for them to take that frustration out on the Cavaliers (keeping them home for the post season in the process).

The Holy War
BYU Cougars v. Utah Utes
Cinco Pick: I know nothing about BYU, but I hear they're good. Good enough for me.

The Border Showdown for the Indian War Drum
Kansas Jayhawks v. Missouri Tigers
Cinco Pick: After getting homered by the Big XII officiating crew the Tigers should bounce back against a Kansas team that's had their spirit broken by losing one too many close games.

The Civil War
Oregon Ducks v. Oregon State Beavers
Cinco Pick: Sure the Beavers handed USC their only loss this season. But do the Beavers have an answer for the Ducks' yellow on yellow jerseys? My money is on no. Ducks take this one.

Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate
Georgia Bulldogs v. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Cinco Pick: Georgia Tech is extremely overrated. If it weren't for the fact they were in the Coastal Division of the ACC they would be no where near the Top 25. Dawgs take the Jackets out back and show them who still runs the Peach State.

The Territorial Cup
Arizona Wildcats v. Arizona State Sun Devils
Cinco Pick: ASU has a cooler mascot. They win. (Who cares either way)

Southern Fried Football Probation Bowl
North Carolina Tarheels v. Duke Blue Devils
Cinco Pick: This game was supposed to pit a 1-10 UNC team against an 0-11 Duke team, but NC State decided to blow that scenario. While the Tar Heels have a newfound sense of confidence, I really want Duke to pull this one out. Blue Devils by 4. Yes, 4.

The Battle for the Palmetto State
South Carolina Gamecocks v. Clemson Tigers
Cinco Pick: Which team shows up? The Gamecocks that played tough with Florida, Auburn, Tennessee, and Arkansas? Or the Carolina team that took the field against Wofford and Georgia? In the same breath, which Tiger team takes the field? The BCS-bound Tigers of the early part of the season or the team that's slowly backing its way in to the Mieneke Car Care Bowl? Too tough to call. But right now, the Gamecocks are looking to get over the hump and the Tigers (led by Will Proctor...) are barely trying to hold on. Hopefully the two weeks off have done the Tigers some good, but right now going off of what I've seen over the past 3 games (as much as I hate to), I see Carolina snapping their 4 game losing streak to my beloved Tigers.

I pray that I'm wrong.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Top 5 Horror Writers

I notice there isn't a whole lot of talk about literature and writing on here. Maybe that's because Terence spends too much time watching wrasslin' and not enough time reading. But fear not, Cobby is here to save the day!

5) Stephen King
Right out the gate, let me say that King has not been scary for about twenty years. Weird? Yes. Scary? Not really. His earlier stuff, most notably his first two short story compilations, has some pretty frightening stuff that kept me up many nights.

4) Clive Barker
Barker created the character Pinhead, and that isn't even his meanest, nastiest creation. Need I really say more?

3) Robert W. Chambers
Chambers writes in the Lovecraftian style, but he does so better than most. He leans more towards the "this guy is just plain crazy" than Lovecraft did, but his stories are all very, very good.

2) There is no number 2. Number 1 is so awesome he takes up both spots.

1) Howard Phillips Lovecraft
Lovecraft is the king of horror. He is the most emulated writer in the genre, and most horror writers get their start by writing short stories to fit into the Cthulhu Mythos. Lovecraft's stories deal predominantly with ancient beings toying with mankind in various ways, but you're always left wondering whether or not the events in the story actually happened, or were they the ramblings of an insane mind. Even after 70 years his works have not lost their appeal, and I doubt they ever will.

Top 5 Horror Games

I figured I'd follow up my horror movie list with one about games.

5) Resident Evil
While certainly not the first horror game, it was definitely the first with mass appeal. It's not really scary by today's standards, but back in the day, I was too scared to play this game at night.

4) F.E.A.R.
There are two ways to play this game. One way is to treat it like another first person shooter and just run at full speed, killing everything. It's not particularly scary that way as you tend to run past or jump over all the little flourishes. However, if you play it more like the developers intended and take things nice and slow, this game will scare the crap out of you.

3) Clive Barker's Undying
This is easily the scariest computer game I've played. Clive Barker has a truly twisted imagination, and he brings every ounce of it to bear on this game. You are always scared of what might be around the next corner.

2) The Fatal Frame series
Ok, so it's not a single game, but you have to lump these three together or else they'd dominate most of the top five. To get an idea of what this game is like, think of Resident Evil, only instead of zombies and monsters you have ghosts, and instead of pistols, shotguns, and grenade launchers, you have a camera. Yes, you read that right, you have to fight off ghosts with a goddamn camera! And these aren't your friendly types of ghosts like Slimer and Casper; oh no, these are the "raping you is the nicest thing I'm going to do tonight" ghasts from movies like 13 Ghosts.

1) The Silent Hill series
Like the previous entry, I had to list this as a series rather than a single game just so I could list something besides Silent Hill games. These games are scary for the exact opposite reasons as any Resident Evil games; the RE games are scary because of what is happening right there on your screen. The Silent Hill games are scary because of things you may just catch a single glimpse of, or maybe something you think you might have heard but can't be sure but holy Jesus was it horrifying. The unknown will always be scarier than the known.

Top 5 Horror Movies

Terence's list was incredibly lame. Here's a much better one.

5) The Exorcist
Ok, so I agree with him on this one.

4) Jacob's Ladder
You know that crazy-face-movement thing that has been played out to death in the last five years? This is the movie that started it all. It was also a major inspiration for Silent Hill.

3) Audition
This is one of the dullest movies until the last half hour or so, and then it becomes one of the sickest and most twisted things you'll ever see.

2) John Carpenter's The Thing
This movie holds up well for being almost 25 years old. No movie since this one has managed to capture the overwhelming sense of isolation and paranoia quite so well.

1) Two-way tie between The Ring and John Carpenter's In the Mouth of Madness
The Ring terrified me like few other movies. However, I will readily admit that freaky little children scare me more than anything except spiders. But seriously, if that scene where Samara climbs out of the TV didn't scare the crap out of you, then the crazies are right and overexposure to violent and disturbing media can desensitize people.

ItMoM is a truly stunning story about what defines insanity...but the presentation leaves a bit to be desired. Sam Neil is the star, which is also quite bad ass.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Top 5 Live Performances

5) Eminem ft. Dido - "Stan" - Saturday Night Live
4) Bush - "Glycerine" - MTV Spring Break 1996
3) Radiohead - "Karma Police" - The Late Show with David Letterman
2) The Killers - "When You Were Young" - 2006 MTV Video Music Awards
1) The Cure - "Pictures Of You" - The Cure, Live From Lyon

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Top 5 Game Show Hosts

5) Pat Sajak
4) Richard Dawson
3) Alex Trebek
2) Chuck Woolery
1) Bob Barker

Honorable Mention: Regis Philbin

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Top 5 Horror Films

(Yes, I just moved this post from June 25th. I'm over it.)

5) Pet Semetary**
4) Texas Chainsaw Massacre (the original)
3) The Exorcist
2) Poltergeist
1) Nightmare of Elm Street*

*highly doubtful that it would scare me now, but when I saw it I'm pretty certain I slept in my parent's room for a few days.
** I think this one would still scare me. I've seen it once and refuse to watch it again.

Bonus Video
The Ramones - "Pet Semetary"


How this happened, I don't know. I guess everyone trips at one point or another.

Monday, October 30, 2006

Top 5 Worst "Celebrites"

5) Suri Cruise
Best Known For: Being Tom Cruise's scientology produced lovechild
Little Known Fact: She's really a 3 year old Asian boy

4) Lindsay Lohan/Tara Reid
Best Known For: Being fantabulously hot at one point in time in their careers
Little Known Fact: Hell, the way the paparazzi follow them around, there are no little known facts.

3) Nicole Richie
Best Known For: Being way too fucking skinny
Little Known Fact: As a child, she saved her dad from dancing on the ceiling

2) Paris Hilton
Best Known For: Not knowing how to give good blowjobs
Little Known Fact: "Stars Are Blind" is actually a good song

1) Kevin "kFed" Federline
Best Known For: Somehow "trapping" former sexpot, Britney Spears
Little Known Fact: He once slapped WWE Champion John Cena in the face. For that, I am a fan.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Sunday Night Selections

Call it a mini revival of sorts. Or call it boredom. Either way, I've blown the dust off of Cinco for a few new posts. First of which is an abbreviated version of Sunday Night Selections. Instead of my filler convo, just a quick list of songs I'm enjoying as of late...

Rock
Jack's Mannequin - "Dark Blue"
Watch The Video

Rap
DJ Unk - "Walk It Out"
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Retro
Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"
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Random
Rascal Flatts - "What Hurts The Most"
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(This might be the first time I've listed a country song in SnS, but damn if I don't love this song. Unfortunately, due to this column I actually had to watch the video. Talk about ruining the mental image I had for the group and video. Not since Coldplay's video for "Yellow" have I been more disappointed with a video.)

Really Obvious
Ray Parker Jr. - "Ghostbusters"
Like ya'll didn't see this coming a mile away.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Access Granted!

I didn't realize I still had access to cinco, but today I found out that I do. For this morning whilst I am hard I work I would like to present you with Mandy's top 5 musical obsessions of the moment...

5. Smashing Pumpkins-Today (I have vivid memories of me in grammar school getting down to this.)
4. Panic at the Disco-Lying is the Most Fun a Girl can have Without Taking Her Clothes Off (I know PATD is for little whiny HS kids, but I dig that tune. Sue me.)
3. AFI-Miss Murder (Thank you MTV for playing this song after every single TV show...now it's in my head forever. And making me question why I like seeing boys in makeup.)
2. Foreigner-Waiting for a Girl Like You (I have the live version on my iTunes...hearing them say "this is a song a lotta love's been made to" solidifies my obession.)
1. Snow Patrol-Chocolate (A song in a movie preview of a movie I want to see...I'm sold. I liked the song before, but now that I attach it to Zach Braff...obsession ensues.)