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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Robocop is an historian

Here is an interesting tidbit: Who knew that Peter Weller, the actor who played Robocop, has master's degree in Roman and Renaissance art and is working toward a Ph.D. at Syracuse University? He has also been seen on History Channel documentaries on Roman engineering. Just goes to show you that you really can't judge a man by his bullet proof shell I suppose :)

Monday, April 14, 2008

There's something to be said for the old mall

I love online shopping. It's fast, convenient, and you can get monster bargains. Still, there are times when propping up the local economy can be beneficial as well. I went to the mall over lunch hour because I needed to find a pair of trail running shoes. Imagine my surprise when I found this pair of New Balance 708 Trail Runner shoes for $39.97! At one of my online stores it cost $74.99. That's a big savings, especially when you look at the box and it says suggested retail price of $50.00 dollars. Nevertheless I got a great bargain, and I'm happy with them. It just goes to show you that local stores can compete with the online craze. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Stargate SG1 vs. Battlestar Galactica, it's the weapons fool!

I'm a huge fan of SciFi, yet I've noticed a disturbing trend in weaponology. What is with this fascination for European carbines and submachine guns? The SG 1 team uses the Belgian FN P90 while the Colonial Marines on Battlestar Galactica use the Italian Beretta CX-4 Storm. I don't know which version of the Storm because it comes in 9mm, .40, and .45 calibers. Both of these weapons look very futuristic, so I suppose that is why the producers chose them, but they are not American. Is there no American alternative for future alien battles, or will we continue to be at the mercy of European weapon makers?

Monday, April 07, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

United States Antarctic Program

What sane person hasn't wished at some point that they were in Antarctica? I would love to go some day. I like the cold and being out in the snow. Of course if you get stuck you can always take out the trust Field Manual.