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  1. I grew up with the Narnia books much like a lot of people from my generation grew up with the Harry Potter books. They were a very important part of my protestant upbringing, but they were also very well written. The works of C.S. Lewis are among my favorites, and the Narnia books hold a special place in my heart.

    I will say that this one, much like the second one, diverts from the original story a bit; but it holds on to the core theme of the books and makes a fine story of its own. The acting was solid, the visuals were stunning, and the score, though not life changing, was appropriate and well done.

    I liked it better than the second one. Maybe because I didn't mind the additions to this story as much as I did in that one.

    (possibly because the second one was one of my favorites as a kid and I didn't remember much of the Dawn Treader)

    Anyway this one had some pretty emotional moments at the end and the cinematography was great.

  2. Heavy Rain was one of the greatest games I have ever played. I only play sports games for the most part, since action/adventure games have lost their appeal somewhat, as I get older. I found myself really getting into the storyline. It's the perfect game for adults, and IMO, it should set a standard going forward, for the way some video games should be played/constructed, going into the future.

    Yeah, I loved the game. Unfortunately I can't play it anymore because it's been updated.

  3. Some fat lady came in to where I work and asked me if the Wii Fit was a lot of work. I told her it was a pretty good workout and she said, no thank you, and left. :doh:

    Why does this remind of Al Bundy?


    "A fat lady came into the shoe store today."


  4. I used to watch a ton of anime when I was younger, mainly DBZ and Gundam. I watch a little bit of Bleach and Naruto every now and then, but I'm just too fixated on National Geographic, the History channel, and the Travel Channel right now. Speaking of anime, Ninja Scrolls is one of the best anime creations ever, that is all.

    I kind of hated anime when I was younger, because a lot of the dubbing seemed awful and the art in dragon ball z was just too weird for me to get into.

    A few years ago though I watched Cowboy Bebop and Neon Genesis Evangelion on cable and have been into anime ever since.

    I used to watch a lot of Naruto and Bleach too, but all the fillers got too annoying and I started reading the manga instead.

    (my mom really loved naruto though, lol and my dad is into some of the other series like Darker Than Black and Claymore)

    By the way, here's the Baccano opening:


    A couple of clips from the show



  5. After the debacle Sunday afternoon, I watched the last 12 episodes of the anime series "Baccano" to take my mind off the game.

    Now I can't stop thinking about the anime.


    It's probably one of my all time favorites now.

  6. I was out with my friends drinking heavily last night. Driving home I got pulled over....for an expired license :ols:

    The whole time I was trying not to laugh and my buddy was cracking up in the passenger seat. I never got a renewal notice for it, and I'm going to take it to court. The officer was pretty cool. He actually gave me a contact in his department for hiring. I guess I'll be applying to Pembroke Pines :D

    Good thing you weren't drunk....

  7. Lol at the ice cream man that just drove down my street. Ice cream man? Late October? 40-something degrees outside? Really? Poor guy.

    I had ice cream from Brusters today. 3 scoops. Wasn't my idea though and I did eat most of it in the car with the heat on. :pfft:


    FIFA investigating Cup bribery claims

    LONDON -- FIFA said it will examine evidence from a British newspaper alleging that two executive committee members offered to sell their votes on World Cup hosts.

    The Sunday Times filmed Amos Adamu of Nigeria and Oceania Football Confederation president Reynald Temarii of Tahiti asking for money to fund projects.

    The reporters were posing as lobbyists for a consortium of American companies purporting to help bring the World Cup back to the United States. No money changed hands.

    "The Sunday Times report today makes it clear, but it bears emphasis and repeating, that the USA Bid Committee had zero involvement with any aspect of the reporting that resulted in this story," U.S. Soccer Federation president Sunil Gulati, chairman of the USA Bid Committee, said in a statement to The Associated Press. "This is a matter that is totally under the governance of FIFA, and therefore we will have no further comment."

    Adamu and Temarii, who could not be reached for comment, are on the 24-member committee which votes on the hosts of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups on Dec. 2 in Zurich.

    "FIFA and the FIFA ethics committee have closely monitored the bidding process for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups and will continue to do so," soccer's governing body said in a statement. "FIFA has already requested to receive all of the information and documents related to this matter, and is awaiting to receive this material.

  9. My mom is cancer free, praise God!!!

    She still has to have radiation, but her doctors have confirmed that the lumpectomy removed all of the cancer cells.

    Thanks to all who offered prayers, good thoughts, and support. May God richly bless you.

    Yay! Congratulations, HH!

    That's great news.

    (My Grandmother should be finished with her chemo later this month.

    I think they got all the cancer, but are just doing this to be sure at this point.)

  10. My mom is going to be featured on WUSA's "Buddy Check 9" segment on Nov. 9th.

    Mom's doing great, BTW. To all of you who offered prayers and well-wishes, thank you VERY much!!!

    I bet she's excited.

    Glad to hear that your mom's doing good!