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General Discussion / 5-5-2016
« on: May 04, 2016, 06:08:21 PM »
Little know fact,

Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in County Mayo, Ireland.  In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port of call for the great ship after its stop in New York.

This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.... But as we know....the great ship did not make it to New York....The ship hit an iceberg and sank .... and the cargo was forever lost....

The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery .... were disconsolate at the loss....
Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning which they still observe to this day.... The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th.... and is known....of course....as Sinko de Mayo....

General Discussion / Meow Meow 2 !!!!
« on: October 26, 2015, 02:29:27 PM »
The Broken Lizard comedy troupe has begun production “Super Troopers 2,” six months after raising $4.4 million in a crowdfunding campaign for the sequel.

The campaign had been the second-most successful crowdfunding campaign for a movie. It was funded through  Indiegogo with over 50,000 contributors and raised  77% of the $5.7 million record for crowdfunding for a film, set by the “Veronica Mars” movie on Kickstarter in 2013.

Perks offered as incentives that were sold on the first day included a producer title for $10,000, a speaking actor role for $10,000, a trip to the ballpark with the main actors for $15,000 and the patrol car to be used in the filming for $35,000.

“Super Troopers 2” met the initial goal of $2 million in 26 hours. Fox Searchlight agreed to release the sequel if the $2 million goal was met.

“Super Troopers 2” reunites all five Troopers from the original film — Jay Chandrasekhar, Kevin Heffernan, Steve Lemme, Paul Soter and Erik Stolhanske. The quintet play goofy Vermont state troopers with a penchant for pranks and feuding with other local law enforcement officers.

“Super Troopers” was made for $1.2 million and acquired by Fox Searchlight at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. It grossed $23 million worldwide.

Broken Lizard also made 2004’s “Club Dread” and 2006’s “Beerfest,” which grossed $20 million. The troupe performed in “Broken Lizard Stand Up” for Comedy Central in 2010.

Stolhanske shared a photo on Instagram from the set with Heffernan as production got underway.

General Discussion / Which Bills Team will Show up?
« on: October 11, 2014, 02:55:24 PM »
It's on like Donkey Kong, Papi.

With me being in Bethel I will need to us my mad hacking skillz to get the game from a Ukrainian TV station.

When the Bills squished the Fish it was a Canadian Channel, eh?

I don't need English commentators to know what is happening when I see Tommy Girl on his back most of the game!


General Discussion / MNFB NE @ KC
« on: September 30, 2014, 11:42:43 AM »

Weird week

Cousins goes FULL ROMO

Brady goes HALF ROMO

Romo has an excellent game!

The only constant was my BILLS lose.
But have no fear, next week we have Neck Beard!

General Discussion / NFL Season Update Please
« on: September 17, 2014, 08:35:46 AM »
Since I am still flying around the Alaskan bush can someone please update me on the AFC East standings please?

How many games are my Bills behind your NE Pats as of today 9-17-2014?

Please and Thank you.

There is no HD tv out in the areas I am in and internet is spotty.

I think that is a violation of the Geneva Convention.

Reviews / 2-8-2014 SSD Sale
« on: February 08, 2014, 06:13:00 PM »
New Egg and Amazon both have the 240 GB Kingston and others on sale.

I HAD to get one for my laptop now.
Just HAD to.

Reviews / Free LEGAL Media Player and Media Center
« on: April 15, 2012, 10:14:10 AM »
My Playstation3 was one of the 1st generation ones. It went down for the count 3 weeks ago.

When I did get it, it was the cheapest way to get a Blueray Player
We only used it to watch Netflix, Hulu +, and watch backed up copies of movies off of DVDs and Bluerays, mostly Bluerays, ran through my media computer.

I have seen blueray players around $80.00 at Costco and Sam's Club. They run both Nextflix and Hulu.

BUT I am using the media pc that is networked with my tv and using it and these to fill the gap.

Video Lan Media Player - Despite what VLN states on their site and forums, there are work arounds to playback bluerays if you have a BD-ROM
This will play any video format you through at it

Media Center

XBMC is open source, like Video Lan, and has tons of addons


The added bonus is that I got my Playstation 3 bluetooth remote to work within the gui.

Reviews / Microsoft Office free alternative
« on: January 28, 2012, 10:25:18 AM »
My "evaluation" copy of MS Office 2010 expired and I stumbled upon this.


I've used Open Office, another excellent free alternative, before so I wanted to try something different.

Libre does open a little slow at 1st but does handle all of the current MS files.

Also allows you to save your files as a pdf like Open Office.

Uncle Mike's Thoughts Of The Day / RAIDERS!
« on: November 11, 2011, 12:42:41 AM »



Raiders @ Chargers was a good ass game!!!!!
Watch every second!
Rivers be Rivers and Palmer awoke, with a little help from his buddies!


Reviews / P B S , Donor 150
« on: October 22, 2011, 11:57:21 PM »
Yeah I see PBS once and awhile.

That was a good documentary!

One guy Jacks in a cup and has all of these people.

Good show....

Catch it!

Reviews / Movie,,,,,,Perfect Host
« on: October 21, 2011, 11:45:56 PM »
Ever watch that show Fraiser?

Remember Niles, his brother?

Niles done did a good movie.

See it, very very good!

Reviews / Movie,,,, HORRIBLE BOSSES
« on: October 21, 2011, 11:44:17 PM »
As the kids say....OMG!

If you like witty dialogue, see it, NOW!

Funny movie.

Reviews / Wireless Routers
« on: October 09, 2011, 12:42:55 AM »
The kid came back home from TX, there goes our naked Wednesday Nights,,,,, another story and topic.


The kid and I stress tested my wireless router,  http://www.dlink.com/products/?pid=DIR-825.
He can stream BluRay like a mofo 3 stories up via his PS3.

I have the movies stored on an external hard drive, connected to my media pc, running the PS3 Media Server software.
I was amazed at the quality of the wireless.

Need a router, get the 825....

Reviews / Movie, Brides Maids
« on: October 01, 2011, 01:42:30 AM »

Take it or leave it.

All of the women it are silly talented!

I'd watch it x2 or x3.

Reviews / Movie, Everything Must Go
« on: October 01, 2011, 01:37:50 AM »
If you are expecting a typical Will Ferrell movie, skip it.
Typical being "Old School" and "A Night at the Roxbury".

But I liked it.
I am easily amused.

Darkish humor..

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