Monday, January 30, 2006

The worst movies of the year

So we all know about the Golden Globes, the Oscars, etc.. and the best movies....but what about the worst?

Four of the five worst-picture nominees for the Razzies were sequels or remakes, led by "Son of the Mask," which had eight nominations Monday, including worst actor for Jamie Kennedy and supporting actor for Alan Cumming and Bob Hoskins.
The other worst-picture contenders were Rob Schneider's sequel "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo," Jenny McCarthy's raunchy romance "Dirty Love," the TV update "The Dukes of Hazzard" and the horror remake "House of Wax."
Razzies will be announced March 4, the day before the Oscars.
Tom Cruise earned three Razzie nominations, as worst actor for "War of the Worlds."
Besides Cruise and Kennedy, worst-actor nominees were Will Ferrell for "Bewitched" and "Kicking & Screaming," The Rock for "Doom" and Schneider for "Deuce Bigalow."
McCarthy earned three nominations for "Dirty Love," for worst actress, screenplay and screen couple (she and "anyone dumb enough to befriend or date her").
Her worst-actress competitors: Jessica Alba for "Fantastic Four" and "Into the Blue," Hilary Duff for "Cheaper by the Dozen 2" and "The Perfect Man," Jennifer Lopez for "Monster-in-Law" and Tara Reid for "Alone in the Dark."

Sounder Train Does Better When Parked

What a joke. This thing was a joke when they built it and, guess what? It's still a a joke. Mudslides cause the Sounder trains to stop running earlier this guess what happened, the train's budget did better with them parked than if they had run! No surprise to those that knew this would be a resounding flop!

Slides cut Sounder ridership

By Scott PeszneckerHerald Writer

A string of mudslides that halted Sounder trains earlier this month also eroded a bit of the system's hard-earned ridership.

On the bright side, Sound Transit might not have lost any money - and maybe even saved a little - by keeping the trains parked, company spokesman Lee Somerstein said.

The trains' average boardings on weekdays between Everett and Seattle dropped from more than 700 to about 645 after the trains resumed on Jan. 17, Somerstein said Tuesday.
"It's down a little," he said. "I'm expecting it will come back up though, because it was on an upward trend anyway."

Somerstein said he isn't too concerned about fares lost during the six days the train was closed after Jan. 6, when the first mudslides happened between Mukilteo and Seattle. Fares don't make up a substantial portion of the system's revenue, he said.

Sound Transit might have broke even, or even saved money, while the $385 million trains were shut down, he said.

"We lose the fare revenue, but we save on fuel and maintenance," Somerstein said, adding that the system also didn't have to pay operating fees to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, which owns the shoreline tracks.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Seahawk in Heaven

Terry Bradshaw, after living a full life, died. When he got to heaven, God was showing him around. They came to a modest little house with a faded Steelers flag in the window. "This house is yours for eternity, Terry." said God.

"This is very special; not everyone gets a house up here." Bradshaw felt special, indeed, and walked up to his house.

On his way up the porch, he noticed another house just around the corner. It was a 3 story mansion with a blue and white sidewalk, a 50 foot tall flag pole with an enormous SEAHAWKS flag, and in every window a blue Towel.

Bradshaw looked at God and said, "God, I'm not trying to be ungrateful, but I have a question. I was an all-pro quarterback, I hold many NFL records, and I even went to the Hall of Fame."

God said, "So what's your point Bradshaw?" "Well, why does Matt Hasselbeck get a better house than me?"

God chuckled, and said, "Terry, that's not Matt's house, it's mine."

Super Bowl Bound

Friday, January 13, 2006

The $150 Cup of Budweiser


WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) -- The central Ohio city of Westerville, once known as the "dry capital of the world," is dry no more.
A pizza parlor on Thursday became the first establishment in Westerville's uptown business district to legally serve a beer since 1875.
"Here's to a new tradition in Westerville," local jeweler Bill Morgan said as he raised his plastic cup of Budweiser at Michael's Pizza.
Westerville's temperance history dates back 131 years, when the town's saloon was blown up during what's known as the "Whiskey Wars."
The Anti-Saloon League moved its headquarters to Westerville in 1909, and the city became known as the "dry capital of the world."
Business and city leaders pushed for the serving of alcohol in uptown establishments as a way to compete with restaurants and bars at two new retail developments near the Columbus suburb.
Voters on November 8 approved licenses for beer and wine to be sold at Michael's Pizza and Pasquale's Pizza & Pasta, whose owner plans to start serving libations February 1.
The night of the election, Michael's Pizza owner Michael Evans said he would auction off the first beer, with the proceeds going to a local ministry.
Morgan, whose family has lived in Westerville for four generations, topped five other bidders to win the beer for $150.
"My dad said it would never happen," Morgan, 51, said as he prepared to drink the beer.
Voters in a portion of Westerville approved licenses to sell alcohol in 1998, but uptown had remained dry.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

NFL All-Scrabble Team