Wednesday, December 12, 2007

say it isn't so

I was surfing around some entertainment news when I stumbled upon this article:

‘Knight Rider’ is back

Wondering what you’ll do with your February if there are no new TV shows to watch? Well, one night is taken care of. NBC announced that “Knight Rider” will return Feb. 17 as a two-hour movie event. Among the stars of the film: David Hasselhoff will reprise his role as Michael Knight, and Will Arnett of “30 Rock” will be the voice of Kitt.

Boy I hope it doesn't come to this. I'm kind of curious, I have to admit. That David Hasselhoff is quite a character, and back in the day he was quite the cheese. He's still cheese, but also kind of scary, sad, drunk, pompous and vain.

I used to really be into this show. I thought the technology was really advanced, but re-watching this intro makes me realize it's just lame special effects. I like how there was the standard 'hot chick' mechanic who worked on K.I.T.T., leaning over the hood of the car in a provocative way. I completely forgot about that old dude. Who was he, the placement agent?

What was with the mobile garage in the tractor trailer? Even as a kid I suspected they had that just to add to the cheese stunt driving effects. It seemed so cool at the time. I never had a clue that K.I.T.T. wasn't speed driving, the people producing the show just sped regular film up.

And what was with that steering wheel?? I would not feel comfortable driving that car with a steering wheel like that, but I guess if K.I.T.T. could drive himself I wouldn't worry as much. I'm sure it's in K.I.T.T.'s best interest to correct any erroneous driving that could cause damage. I guess if Michael Knight drank the way David Hasselhoff does he wouldn't have to worry about driving home drunk.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

light mayonnaise's polar opposite

at least they're honest about it.
This product was sold in the convenient 30-gallon bucket size.

portion control?

When I arrived at work the other day, I was greeted by random hunks of cake on plates. I have to be honest, I don't trust the person I suspect put this cake out. I think he might be one of those "not washing hands after using the rest room" type. Even if they wash their hands, I'm positive they're not conscious of touching door handles, railings, and elevator buttons. I've written before from a workplace where there is public food available. And I don't like it; I'm sure a finger or two was used to get the square of cake out of the pan, and I'm sure the frosting on those dirty fingers was licked off too.

My cube mate took up this offer of community work cake. She took two bites and said, "you know, this really isn't good." It did look weird, the cake seemed like a combination of mixes and the frosting seemed a little glopy and weird. Some pieces of cake on the table had extra glopy dollops of frosting on the cake exposed side of the square.

The only community table of work food items I really trust are things in wrappers. Or if I personally know who made it and get the first or second piece.

Thursday, December 06, 2007

NASA is at it again...

Just in case you started to forget about NASA and their zany antics, here's a link to an article that came out today. It seems they were ready again to launch when someone noticed a faulty fuel sensor or something. As a result, they postponed the launch for a couple of days. News of the postponement particularly disappointed Europeans because The Atlantis was scheduled to lug a bunch of their techno-space stuff up to the International Space Station.

I was reading part of the article that discusses the issue with the fuel sensor and how it works, when I read this line:

The launch could have gone forward if only one of the sensors failed — but two of them gave bad readings on Thursday.

What's that all about??

That's about a blatant lack of quality, that's what. How could they justify launching a shuttle into space with only one sensor working? I think that's a lot different then driving around with one headlight or something. Whether or not the sensors work properly could mean the difference between living or becoming a fiery ball of space dust.

And I can't understand why the Europeans are disappointed. Their space furniture could have been included in the fiery ball of space dust. If they're so concerned about getting their stuff in space why don't they get some other space program to bring it up? What's Richard Branson up to, I'm sure he'd fly the stuff up.

Monday, December 03, 2007

tupperware trading party

I want to have a Tupperware trading party for everyone who has a bunch of mismatched lids and bottoms floating around their kitchen cabinets. I swear every time I go to put leftovers or tomorrow's lunch away, I find the perfect bottom but no matching lid. And while I'm sorting through both of the places I keep all those crazy things jumbled up, I find lids that seem to cover awesome bottom pieces that are mysteriously gone.

There's go to be other people out there facing the same dilemma. Like you, I can't part with those odd, incomplete misfits and keep tossing them back into the cabinetry abyss in hopes one day the other piece turns up. Rarely do I experience this reunion; once I forgot I put a leaky plant inside of a container with the intention to eventually re-pot it. It was pretty cool to make that discovery.

On a side bar I think Dilemma is one of the tougher words to spell. If it were a game show question I'd more then likely get it wrong. I really put the spell check to the test with the mangle attempted spelling, which came out as "dillema." I guess that isn't too far off the mark. The funny thing about spell check is the possible replacement words it provided were "Guillema," "Guillema's," "Willemstad", "allemande" and "Willem". Those choices really threw me off and it took another couple of stabs spelling it to get it.

Anyway, back to the Tupperware party, I envisioned a bunch of people showing up at some apartment, and maybe it'd be a pot luck bring snacks type of thing. Cookies, appetizers, cheese, crackers, cakes, fruit...possibly beer too, but I'm also open to tea and coffee parties. You could even store some pot luck leftovers in your newly completed container set! Maybe there'd be a big table in the center of the room with a giant piece of paper on the table , and each person who showed up set their pieces on this table and wrote their name next to it to identify who's container it is. Then each person would have to negotiate with the other, but I think a good general rule of thumb would be to give up the lids to the owner of the container, unless the owner of the container declined and let the lid owner keep the set.

In any event, everyone should go home with some leftover snacks!