Friday, September 21, 2007

Did I Just Become A Carrie Underwood Fan?! Help The GreatMoose!

So there I was, trolling the 'tube for some early 90's nostalgia, and lo, did I happen across one of my favorite songs from high school, Skid Row's I Remember You. The catch: it was being performed live by CARRIE UNDERWOOD! Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?! So, I gave it a listen, and dad gum if I wasn't impressed. It's good. I mean REALLY good. She still can't belt it quite like Sebastian Bach did, but dang if she doesn't get close. Apparently, Bach liked it so much he THANKED her on his blog for covering it. I may just have to check out more of her music. Anyhoo, here it is (crappy cellphone vid warning, but the sound quality is decent.)

The rock. She has it.

Wanna Bake Your Noodle?

The official trailer for Richard Kelly's Southland Tales is out, and it's exactly as weird as I had hoped it would be. I can't really explain what it's about, but it's got The Rock, and that's really all you need to know. From the 'Tube:

How awesome is that?

A Quick Note

I'll be trying out some new layout sheets and widgets and so forth for the blog over the next few weeks, so let me know if you see anything you like or don't like. Expect the sidebars and stuff to be funked up for a while. Deal with it. :)

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

What A Man Should Know

I came across an article yesterday that got me thinking. It was an article in Popular Mechanics, and it was a list of 25 things every man should know. Thier list is OK, but it reads more like "25 things a nerd should know." Here's the list:

I've bolded the ones I don't think belong, and italicized my replacements

1. Patch a radiator hose
2. Protect your computer Cook a full dinner
3. Rescue a boater who as capsized
4. Frame a wall
5. Retouch digital photos Change out a beer keg on a tap
6. Back up a trailer
7. Build a campfire
8. Fix a dead outlet
9. Navigate with a map and compass
10. Use a torque wrench
11. Sharpen a knife
12. Perform CPR
13. Fillet a fish
14. Maneuver a car out of a skid
15. Get a car unstuck
16. Back up data
17. Paint a room
18. Mix concrete
19. Clean a bolt-action rifle How to strip and clean any firearm
20. Change oil and filter
21. Hook up an HDTV Throw a punch
22. Bleed brakes
23. Paddle a canoe
24. Fix a bike flat
25. Extend your wireless network Take a punch

And being the GreatMoose, I feel I should a few more things that are extremely important for any man to know:

26. Change a diaper
27. Change a tire
28. Drive a stick
29. Rip one guy's spine out of his body, with the skull still attached, and beat the other guy to death with it
30. Defend your family against the invading zombie hordes

And lastly:

Know what is best in life: (To crush your enemies, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of their women)

So what are some other things every man should know?

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Come Friends! Soak In The Awesome!

The official trailer for Iron Man has been released! It's also hit the airwaves (saw it Nick at Nite), and Great Odin's Raven is it PERFECT! It hits all the right notes, from Stark's suave arrogance, to the clunkiness of the first versions of the Iron Man armor. I can't wait!

Friday, September 07, 2007

Make You Wanna Smack Yo' Mama

I just had what was quite possibly the best meal I have ever had. A brief history: I was recently introduced to yet another FANTASTIC hole-in-the-wall Mexican food joint here in Waco, Taqueria Mexicano #8 (no idea where the first 7 are, but whatever). Looks like a dump from the outside (as any good Mexican food place should), but on the inside is a wonderland of culinary delights. Best Mexican I have had, period. And I'm a life-long Texas resident, and we know our Mexican (not to mention the different between Tex-Mex and Mexican).

Anyway, this was my second experience at this restaurant, and has made me lifelong customer. I ordered two Tacos Al Pastor (marinated pork soft tacos) off their wonderful (and CHEAP!) a-la-cart menu. The pork is very, VERY thinly sliced and marinated (apparently in angel tears), and served on corn or flour tortillas (GreatMoose's note: pork should ALWAYS be served on CORN tortillas), topped with cilantro, onions, and limes. Squeeze the lime over the pork, add a dash of salt, and you have the best tacos on the whole freakin' planet. Oh, and they're only $1.40 a piece!

To finish of this perfection of the taco, my friend, coworker, and resident latino Jesse suggested I get a marzipan. Now, I've had marzipan before, but it was NOTHING like this. This was essentially finely crushed peanuts and confectioners sugar, mashed into a little disc. And it was UNBELIEVABLE.

So, if you need a good Mexican place to take some out-of-town friends, or just need something GOOD to eat, go to Taqueria Mexicano #8 in Waco (or could actually be in Bellmead, not sure), and feed your face. You will NOT regret it.

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Wanna Be A Pirate? Vote For Ron Paul!

Coolest freakin' job in the world!

Hugh Hewitt was interviewing Ron Paul yesterday and asked him about his proposal to issue Letters of Marque and Reprisal in order to hunt down Bin Laden if he's elected president. Essentially, you'd get to be a privateer hunting down Bin Laden on your own as a private citizen. THAT is very cool.

Always wanted to wear an eye-patch.

Saturday, September 01, 2007

It Has Begun!

Evangelion 1.0 : You Are (Not) Alone was released in Japan today! I can't tell you how excited I am about this. This first of four new movies covers the first 6 episodes of the TV series, and crams it into 90 minutes, with all new animation, sound, and CG. Of course, today's release is in Japanese only (which the GreatMoose has not mastered. Yet.), but soon there should be a fansubbed version available. The good news is, there's already a few English language reviews out there, and while short, they shed a little light on the enigma that has been these new movies. From Heisei Democracy:

With Hideaki Anno’s proclamation back in February that the new Rebuild of Evangelion movies would be all things to all people, present a panacea to the ills of a languishing anime industry, and sate old fans while bringing new ones into the fold, curiosity was high as I entered the theater this morning. Would the new Evangelion surpass the original, managing to heave its ponderous bulk above the weight of twelve years of mainstream merchandising - or would the temptation to stick an IV into the goose laying golden eggs prove to be too strong? Signs point to morbidly obese poultry…

Rei from the new movie

I'll post my own review as soon as I can get a hold of subtitled version.

UPDATE: And now AICN has a great review up.