Archive for October, 2009

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My Pockets Are Empty

October 21, 2009

I’m excited about the revelation of the top 20 dancers for season six of So You Think You Can Dance.  None of the dancers have really captured my attention other than maybe the krump guy if he makes it into the top 20. My favorite audition from this season was this kid in Phoenix. Pretty sure he has ADD, but he was ADD-Fabulous.

I like that this season it seems as if the judges are giving people the benefit of the doubt for the sake of ratings and giving dancers that more or less have no chance of making it past choreography an opportunity to learn choreography and then get the axe.

In other news.. I’m back on an Ebay kick. In the last week (or two) I got a new to me but used PS2 and 3 games for 100euros. The PS2 even came with a bunch of games and a steering wheel. I’ll have to do something to get rid of the children games (Kim Possible 2, The Jungle Book, The Sims ‘Stranded’..?), but all in all I am pleased with the purchase. How can you beat something so sweet placed at your doorstep? With two controllers!

I found a new game to play outside of the  – classics – I had to purchase (i.e. Tony Hawk 3, Grand Theft Auto:Vice City) I wanted something similar to “Grand Theft Auto”..and I came across “The Getaway”. The-Getaway-PS2The reviews of it weren’t awesome, it got 6.7 out of 10 stars..but it was cheap.

The deal is you play this guy whose name I can’t remember and his wife is killed and these goons kidnap his son. In order to get his son back you have to complete missions for this guy – like dropping off people, fighting people, whatever..it’s not so bad except you can’t skip the LONG movie interludes between missions ..and there is no way to see how much health you have left after you’ve been shot ..nor is there a city map one can refer to during game play – except for the city map of London that came with the package BUT it’s just a real street map of London without any of the locations one must visit during gameplay. WACK.getaway_review_in_2_640w Something else dumb about the game is that if you start a mission with say, three parts..you can’t save the mission until you have finished all three parts. Maybe it’s just me but I don’t always have time for a 3-hour session.

Admittedly, I just started playing the game a couple of days ago and am only on mission 7. Just remembered something else strange in the game – if I hold someone hostage, I can’t let them go free. I have to either shoot them or break their neck. getaway1Okay, I shouldn’t be taking them hostage in the first place to shield me from enemy gunfire, but what if I want to let them go? Maybe I haven’t figured out that trick yet.

The game is still enjoyable despite its downfalls. We’ll see how far I get in the coming weeks.

Michael Jackson’s “Scream” has been running through my head like crazy this week. “Stop pressuring me..”

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Mr. Skeletor Jackson

October 15, 2009

Don’t get me wrong, I’m #3 in line to see Michael Jackson’s, “THIS IS IT”, in theaters. I’m a Michael Jackson fan.

That said, the first thing I noticed while watching the preview for THIS IS IT was how much Michael was looking like Skeletor.

Michael Jackson as Skeletor

Michael Jackson as Skeletor

Skeletor as Skeletor

Skeletor as Skeletor

Uncanny

Uncanny

Love you for all your quirks & good music, M.J.

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Peace Prizza

October 9, 2009

President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize today..for..

anyway, he’s a positive guy and he’s probably celebrating.

Here we go:

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Whose fashion?

October 6, 2009

Over the weekend there was an odd showing of Fall fashions in Leipzig (courtesy of Mondo Clothing Co.)

Mondo!

Mondo!

There was a nice little stage setup, a few models, bad music,”dancing” and..interesting fashion. Took a lil video:

That’s some fancy choreography.

Move it, move it..

Move it, move it..


Baby, it's cold outside

Baby, it's cold outside

The locals were even feeling it:

Hair 4 Lovers

Hair 4 Lovers

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The Sculpture in Jena

October 6, 2009

I think this used to be my car..

Scraps

Scraps

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The New Class of ’09

October 6, 2009
Yay for education

Yay for education

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October’s Oktoberfest

October 6, 2009

It’s October. That means that the annual celebration of beer and pretzels in Munich just ended.

Many probably imagine huge beer mugs and smiling happy people. I saw a lot of that. I also saw a lot of this:

Paul

Support

Paul & Mary

The Erotic Side of Oktoberfest

The Erotic Side of Oktoberfest

The Tragic Side of Oktoberfest

The Tragic Side of Oktoberfest

Isolation

Isolation

Gross!

Gross!

A little sleepy

A little sleepy

There was also a bit of fine fashion on display:

Wolfgang poses in his sleep. He's a natural.

Wolfgang poses in his sleep. He's a natural.

Quite a poncho

Quite a poncho

Butts Abound

Butts Abound

Obligatory Thick Socks

Obligatory Thick Socks

Mr. Fun

Mr. Fun

Not to say there is no fun to be had:

The Devil's Wheel

The Devil's Wheel

Catch Oktoberfest next year from September 18th – October 3rd. Prost!

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