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Housecleaning, Eggs From a Toaster and Gay Marriage

California has finally lifted the ban on gay marriage, which is the sort of news that makes you happily think “Wow, California is the second state to do so”, until you sadly think “Wow, California is the second state to do so”.

Hopefully this will help turn the tide and other states will jump on the bandwagon.

Breakfast Scramblers, little toaster pastry things with egg, cheese and bacon or sausage in them, are not very good. But they’re good enough to serve as a quick breakfast before work, which is why we have them.

Why am I telling you this, you ask?

I’m not sure.

A few things before I return to cleaning house.

The trailer for Joss Whedon’s new show, Dollhouse.

It will air on Fox, which means it will probably be canceled three or four episodes in.

Anyone who has read I Am Legend by Richard Matheson who has also seen the Will Smith film of the same name, knows well enough how badly translated it was. The original book was a classic work of science fiction, the writers of the Will Smith version took this classic and butchered it, only to sew the bloodied remains together in a vain attempt to pass it off as an homage to its former self.

Well, Hollywood is at it again.

Universal Pictures has announced that Brett Ratner, director of the Rush Hour films and X-Men 3, will helm a remake of Richard Matheson’s The Incredible Shrinking Man.

Who will play the title role?

Eddie Murphy.

I weep for Matheson.

This site has posted a list of The Top 25 Batman Stories of All Time.

I’m glad to see quite a few episodes of Batman: The Animated Series making the cut (especially Almost Got ‘Im, one of my favorite episodes).

A good friend from California, Wendi, brought this to my attention recently.

It’s a map of the United States, color coded to show which areas call carbonated cola products “Pop”, “Soda”, “Coke”, or “Other”.

I’m a soda man living in a pop state, it seems.

And now, cleaning.

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  1. May 17, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Today is the 4th anniversary of gay marriage in Massachusetts & nothing has changed except gay & heterosexual couples have equal rights. Bravo California!!Marriage is a basic civil right that should be attainable by all Americans if they choose. If people have a problem with that check out our short. Produced to educate & defuse the controversy it has a way of opening closed minds & provides some sanity on the issue: http://www.OUTTAKEonline.com

  2. kawanee
    May 18, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    It’s called pop! Pop I tell you! LOL.

    If I could convince D of that I’d be set. LOL.

  3. Ali
    May 19, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    COKE!
    “What would you like to drink?”
    “Coke.”
    “What kind?”
    “Sprite.”

    That’s how you order a Sprite. Or Dr. Pepper. Or Pepsi…

    Also, don’t knock Eddie Murphy. His performance in Dream Girls was incredible and he should have won the Oscar.

  4. Rob Kaas
    May 20, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    What the above map is supposed to teach is that there is no “correct” or “incorrect” name for a carbonated beverage. It all depends on where you are when you order one.

    Ali:

    Also, don’t knock Eddie Murphy. His performance in Dream Girls was incredible and he should have won the Oscar.

    I have not seen Dream Girls yet, though I do not doubt his acting ability. I only doubt his ability to do anything other than royally screw up this Matheson adaptation.

  5. June 18, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Somehow i missed the point. Probably lost in translation :) Anyway … nice blog to visit.

    cheers, Contrariness.

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