Monday, March 31, 2008

Earth (Day or Hour?) and Betasized

First let me talk about the "Earth Hour". It's stupid. It is almost as stupid as the Live Earth crap. What a freaking waste. I'll be honest here's what I was doing for Earth "Hour".
  1. Playing my Xbox 360
  2. On my television
  3. with my computer running
  4. with lights on.

I know what this is. It is the same idea as that stupid turn off the television for a week thing. All this is, is the media using the bandwagon it created for this "Earth is dying crisis". And it's laziness! Earth already has it's own day why not turn off the lights for a day? Hell we're half way there since a day is half natural light anyway. And Earth Day on it's own is annoying, look at this ugly ass flag! That in my opinion is the worst image of the Earth there is. We are left staring at Africa's ass and Antarctica. Lame.

In other news I got into the Battlefield: Bad Company beta. And although it's pretty good it has its share of problems. This weekend I never got around to doing much of anything. On Sat. I went to eat at KFC and stopped at Blockbuster and got some good deals. On Sunday I turned on the tv to watch NASCAR and here's what happened (within 5 seconds):

  • I noticed the race had already started
  • I noticed a wreck was being showed
  • I noticed Bobby Labonte was the main car of that said wreck
  • ASS!

Other than that I did nothing productive by any means. Some time this week I'm going to go to the Housing place on campus, probably after I figure out where that is.

P.S. I had another McRib and apple pie on Sat too.

Movie Review: There Will Be Blood

Wow, I watched this movie a week ago. All I can say is that it was very intense. Daniel Day Lewis (I believe that's his name, he won Best Actor) is amazingly insane in this role. The kid in the movie is pretty cool. The story like I said was intense. The movie really draws you in. It was likely very multi-layered so I may watch it again just to see what I missed. Holy crap was it good though.

Acting: 10/10
Story: 10/10
Atmosphere: 10/10
Overall: 9.5/10
Rated R (ONT) R (USA) Recommended but remember it's pretty crazy!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Double Movie Review: Superbad (below) & Fargo


Fargo was a fasinating movie. Directed by the Coen bros. (No Country for Old Men). I thought it definantly had some suspense. But the great thing about this movie is that it doesn't need it really. The movie is just telling us a story and tell it does. The Coens are masters of their art. William H. Macy, Frances McDormand are amazing, while Steve Buscemi and Peter Stormare are creepy as ever as kidnappers. The movie was awesome. I can't wait for the Big Lebowski (This weekend I hope)

Acting: 10/10
Story: 10/10
Atmosphere: 10/10
Overall: 10/10
Rated R (ONT) R (USA) Dazzlingly Great Movie.

P.S. I found myself saying that with their accents I would think EVERYONE in that area is a liar. I don't know why but every time they talked with an accent it sounded like they were lying.

Movie Review: Superbad

This movie had a lot of hype surrounding it when it came out. And I've only been able to get it now. I thought that it wasn't the funniest movie I've ever seen (Borat, Napoleon Dynamite) but it did have it's moments. It was very easy to get attached to the characters though, for me at least. I found the police characters to be kind of annoying. I think my problem with them was that they weren't antagonists. Because in the movie there isn't really a antagonist and that bothered me subconsciously I think. Nothing really got in their way at all. Still it had a heartwarming type of feel to it which I appreciate I guess you could say.

Acting: 9/10
Story: 6/10
Atmosphere: 8/10
Overall: 7/10
Rated 14A (ONT) R (USA) Watch it and you'll like it.

*P.S. What's up with all these good comedies that have a cartoony sort of look, Napoleon Dynamite started it. Here's the list of movies I can think of that fit in with it
  • Nacho Libre
  • Knocked Up?
  • Anchorman?
  • Borat
  • Juno
  • Superbad
  • That's all I can think of I hope it keeps going though

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Operation McRib

Well all I can say is thank God it's over. It was a long day. My objective: McRib. My course of attack: I left for the bus at 4:50 P.M. which arrived promptly at 5:03 P.M. The 1st Avenue bus would take me to the terminal so I could get onto the Woodlawn St. bus (I could've waited for the Woodlawn bus at the school but I was cold and lazy). So I take Woodlawn to Wal-Mart. And of course, the Wal-Mart McDonalds doesn't have McRibs! And of course, you could only find this out on a McRibs sign at a place that had McRibs. So I'd have to wait 20 minutes for the bus to come back. Okay then I'll grab Jenni some Easter crap while I wait (which I needed to do anyway). All the stuff was 50% off! So I bought the stuff then walked out to the bus stop, realized I had another 10 minutes, went back in, bought more stuff, and then got on the Woodlawn bus.

I quickly devised a plan that made my do as little work as possible. I would get off at the mall, walk down the street to the McDonalds (newly built) buy the product and boot it to the Niagara St. bus across the street. Ride that bus to the mall and get on the Woodlawn St. bus when it arrived a minute later. And then ride that bus back to the school and walk to my residence. And surprisingly it all worked like clock work. (Except when I got back to my Residence my key card didn't work on my door requiring me to go to the front desk, thanks for pissing on my victory) (Note: my diagram above. Too small? I don't give a rats ass. Paint sucks) After that it was just me finally enjoying the fruits of my labour:
McRib (Plain) Price: $3.69
My God was it ever worth it! The best bbq sauce I'd ever tasted. The bun was perfect, it sort of looks like a small submarine. But dam was it good.
McRib (w. toppings) w. Meal Price: $5.99
I was sort of skeptical about this. Why did they even bother putting anything on something that's already perfect? Eating this really made me open my mind. It was like wow, pickles and onions are amazing. Both in texture and taste.
McRib (Plain): 10/10
McRib (Toppings): 10/10
I highly reccomend that you try both. They really skimp you on the sauce if you have toppings. Really this sandwich is legendary and now I know why.
On a side note try out the McRib light show game. It's pretty fun.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Stinger503's Movie Fiesta!

Over the next couple weeks I'll be watching and reviewing several movies I've missed over the 2007 year (and some before that). Superbad, Blood Diamond & Last King of Scotland for example. So I figured I'd start off with The Departed being it Saint Pattie's Day a week ago (actually I just made that reason up after watching the movie).

My God did it ever deserve Best Picture. There wasn't a moment were I wasn't riveted to the movie! It was simply amazing! Alec Baldwin, Martin Sheen, Leo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlburg, all at the top of their game. The story was extremely gritty but realistic. The directing by Martin Scorsese was great, he had definantly learned from Goodfellas and even though these movies are both about organized crime, you wouldn't know it. In all this movie was just plain brilliant!

Acting: 10/10
Atmosphere: 10/10
Story: 10/10
Overall: 10/10
Rated 18A (CAN) R (USA)
Highly recommended!

*EDIT*:P.S. I have to commend the sound people for their taste I music as this movie featured both "Gimmie Shelter" by the Rolling Stones and "Comfortably Numb" by Pink Floyd

Stinger503's Top 30

This will be a list of my top 30 listened to songs that I will update whenever.
Starter: Magical Mystery Tour- The Beatles
  1. Life In The Fast Lane- The Eagles (I love the third drumbeat)
  2. London Calling- The Clash (Starting to wear on me though)
  3. The Logical Song- Supertramp
  4. People Are Strange- The Doors (Great Rythm)
  5. Walk of Life- Dire Straits
  6. Pour Some Sugar On Me- Def Leppard
  7. Limelight- Rush (likely to go down soon)
  8. Little Green Bag- George Baker Selection
  9. This Beat Goes On/Switching To Glide- The Kings (My official weekend song)
  10. Werewolves of London- Warren Zevon
  11. Don't Stand So Close To Me- Police (likely to go down soon)
  12. Just What I Needed- The Cars (New)
  13. Sultans Of Swing- Dire Straits (likely to go down soon)
  14. Take The Money And Run- Steve Miller Band
  15. Goodbye Stranger- Supertramp
  16. Paradise City- Guns N' Roses
  17. Final Countdown- Europe
  18. Diamonds Diamonds- Max Webster
  19. Moondance- Van Morrison (Going up & the reference to it in August Rush only helped it)
  20. Night Moves- Bob Seger
  21. Walking On The Moon- The Police
  22. Mary Ellen Carter- Stan Rogers
  23. I Am A Wild Party- Kim Mitchell
  24. Jane- Barenaked Ladies (Comeback)
  25. Minnie The Moocher- Blues Brothers (New)
  26. Crocodile Rock- Elton John
  27. Glory Days- Bruce Springsteen
  28. King of The Road- Roger Miller (New)
  29. Sudbury Saturday Night- Kim Mitchell
  30. Running On Empty- Jackson Browne

Thursday, March 13, 2008

This Week in Stinger503

I just had the best meal I've ever had while in residence. Some pormodoro pasta, which is pretty standard. But I also had some oven baked chicken (toaster oven) that had garlic butter and lord wsa it good. Took 35 minutes to cook but man was it good.
I think I'm also gonna have some chili/cabbage rolls.
Lost is on tonite and I can't wait.
On Monday I stayed after class to play Age of Empires II with classmates and I had a blast.
Ok just wait Lost is starting right now...
Wow Lost was good but not as intense as last week.
Tomorrow I'm going back home, should be fun. Jenni is coming down to get me.
Well, next week I'll be posting my reviews of Lost: Via Domus and Call of Juarez hopefully.
Today I slept until 5:30! PM! Need less to say I think I've payed off some of my sleep debt.
And that's about it, I'll see you next week.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Lists: Things That Piss Me Off:

#73 Kraft/Microwave Food Instructions
Really what the hell. Kraft Dinner is one of the greatest foods in history. But whoever thought up putting the god dam Sensible Solution sh** on the box should be shot. Here's the difference from the normal way: 1 Tbsp of Non-Hydrogenated Margarine instead of the 3 Tbsps of crap the YOU use. And then 1/2 cup of skim milk instead of 1/4 cup. Who the hell cares?! If it's so goddam good then lose the classic directions. Instead they got rid of the Microwave directions!! Are YOU KIDDING ME!? All it says is to go to the website. I'm going to set my house on fire and sue Kraft. Seriously I've been making this stuff since I was 8. But that was with the MICROWAVE INSTRUCTIONS! How on gods green Earth do they expect a kid to turn on a stove and cook f***ing pasta! And Christ if I wanted to make KD on a goddam stove I'd cook spaghetti or something! Idiots.
On a side note the nutritional facts on the back have facts not only for the Kraft Dinner but the dry mix! WHO EATS THAT!? NO ONE! The only way you'd eat dry mix is if you were stuck on a deserted island, no way start a fire/no water and were starving with Kraft dinner there. AND EVEN THEN I WOULDN'T GIVE A SH** HOW MUCH IRON WAS IN IT!

Last but not least is these microwaveable pastas like spaghetti and alfredo. On the back it gives you the instructions for cooking in an OVEN! First I'm so god dam lazy that I'm using your pre-made meal which means I'm practically starving. Why on Earth would I waste TWENTY MINUTES! NOT INCLUDING PRE-HEATING! TO COOK IT IN A OVEN WHEN I PROBABLY GET THE SAME RESULT IN 5 MINUTES WITH A MICROWAVE! The only possibility is that you've some how broken your microwave while living in the wilderness and are starving. Really it's just stupid.

UPDATE: Kraft has obeyed my commands.

Monday, March 10, 2008

20/20,000 Spectacular Extravaganza Fiesta!

Well yesterday was the 20/20,000 Spectacular Extravaganza Fiesta! The 20 is representing the 2nd decade that I've been alive for aka my 20th birthday. The 20,000 stands for the fact that I passed the 20,000 Gamerscore point this weekend. Here is my present round-up:
  1. Lotto Scratch Tickets which total $10 with a Keno coupon.
  2. Lost: Via Domis for the 360
  3. 2 Cookies 'n' Creme Chocolate Bars
  4. 3 pack of Trident Splash
  5. $50 Futureshop Gift Card
  6. $25 EB Games Gift Card
  7. 2800 Microsoft Points
  8. DVD- Goodwill Hunting
  9. DVD- Johnny English
  10. East Side Marios $5 Gift Certificate

In addition to cake this weekend was great fun. Played lots of Call Of Duty 4 in glorious hi-def on the big screen television. (Halo monks are singing in my head). Watched t.v. with the fam., Started playing the Lost game. Played Scene It: LCA with the family. Watched NASCAR (Bobby got 12th) And that's about it. Good ole laid back weekend. Also there was a hurrendous storm this weekend.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

Assassin's Creed Review

Assassin's Creed was great. A lot of people complained about the repetition in the game but in reality it's not that bad, and their more of a story deliverer. The weapons are very cool. It's the most fun I've ever had with swords in a game. You get a sword which is great. A short sword, throwing knifes (a limited amount). My favourite thing to do is throw people off buildings. Now for some complaints:
  1. I borrowed this game from my cousin so I can see why some people might be unhappy.
  2. It's pretty short but is long enough, so don't go expecting a GTA game here more like Halo.
  3. There are some glitches I think I felt two during the game.

Finally the ending, a lot of people griped about this. Including OXM who gave it the Worst Ending of the Year 'Award'. But in reality it's actually pretty good. The red lettering below is spoilers so if you don't want spoilers don't read the red and skip to the black.

The ending is fine. 1st you kill the "bad guy" and the you kill the real bad guy. and the story is over. But wait your character sees a map with a bunch of spots pointing to other orbs. So what do you expect him to suddenly start going to other places? That doesn't even make sense. You just fought through all the places in the Crusades era. So how would you tie it in to going other places. You can't! You'd have to make a sequel which is what their doing. So what if they let you know they're going to make a sequel! IT DOESN'T MEAN IT'S A CLIFF HANGER! This is the same thing with Halo 2. Even though it's the exact same as Prey and Halo 1 and you don't see anyone bitching about those! /end rant

Overall the game is very well made, very few bugs and glitches, fighting is quite fluid, story was great, graphics are great.

  • Programming: 7/10 : I experienced a few glitches but combat/whole game was fluid.
  • Graphics: 10/10 : Beautiful Game
  • Story: 10/10 : Fun and entertaining. Can't wait for Assassin's Creed 2
  • Atmosphere: 10/10 : Middle East during the Crusades is amazingly well detailed
  • Control: 9/10 : Small problem with attack combos being a giant ass.
  • Overall: 9/10 : Although it didn't have that "perfectness" to it. The game is definantly worth your money.

I'm gonna have to ask you to hold on because Lost is coming on in two minutes. I'll finish with this. I should never predict the weather again because there was a f***ing snow storm yesterday. 3 days left.

Monday, March 3, 2008


Woot! It's March! The month when all the world comes to celebrate me! First though I have to apologize for not posting for awhile now you see last week was Spring Break and I was at home. I rarely was on my computer so I didn't really have time to post. So I'll be telling you how my week went. But before that I'll update you on my temperture project. As you can see to the left it's been a very strange month. The humidity has been very strange and the outdoor temperture has been all over the place. (Keep in mind that the lines without dots are weekends I wasn't here for. The reason the Outdoor temp has them though is because I added tempertures from the website.) Anywho it's getting much warmer now.

Now on to the break. First I went to the mall with Jenni. I must tell you over the past few weeks my Shuffle iPod isn't as useful as it had been. A measly couple hundred megabytes. I needed to upgrade, it could barely hold my own playlist better yet the Q107's Top 500 playlist I made on iTunes. So I began looking at newer models last Saturday night and by that morning I had settled on the 3rd Generation iPod Nano. Here's why:
  1. 2nd Generation Shuffles are only 1 Gigabyte and that just isn't enough.
  2. Nanos are inexpensive.
  3. Nanos are small.
  4. Nanos have screens
  5. Nanos have more space (4gb-8gb)
  6. Nanos can play pictures, movies and games.
  7. Nanos are very pretty.

So I went with a 4gb iPod Nano for about $150 (That's a little bit more expensive than when I first got my Shuffle). I looked into how much I could get for my Shuffle and went on Ebay where the average price seemed to be... $10! Are you kidding me? Well I guess the new 1GB iPods are only $50. So I just gave it to Jenni (my girlfriend).

The next big thing would have to be Brian, Rob and I hanging out. We went to Wiggies (a tradition of sorts) And then headed back to my place for some gaming.

The next day was...


I would go before the judge who would then inspect my teeth. He would then send me back to live here or to the depths of hell known only as Cavity Fillings! It was uncomfortable, disgusting and painful. Luckily I passed with flying colours and was released into the wild once more. I went to EB Games (next door thankfully) And bought:

  1. A set of two Xbox 360 Controller Stands.
  2. A badass Xbox 360 skin and faceplate featuring my favourite characters of all time...


After that my mom 'wanted' to go to Wal-Mart and that's what we did. Didn't buy anything really. I got a Big Mac though. Yum!

Skip forward to Saturday. Jenni has dreams. One of these dreams is to become a famous singer. The other is being good at Grand Theft Auto: Vice City. She accomplished neither of these. First we had to get up at 8. YES 8 AM which means 7 AM! So I drag myself to Jenni's and we are whisked away to the mall. I have never been to that particular mall before but it was pretty nice. Woah! I just had this 'flash daydream' where I was goofing around in the mall and was chased out by security. Anyway what really happened was alot less exciting. Jenni got in a line for what I assumed was the audition. 'This shouldn't be too long' I thought. Boy was I wrong. So to waste time I went into EB Games in the mall and looked through the used games section and bought:

  • Test Drive: Unlimited-$15-20
  • F.E.A.R.- $25
  • Call of Juarez - $8.99 (What an F***ing steal!)

So quite happy with myself I went back to Jenni with my catch. So then I walked around and didn't find much to do. So I waited for Jen to finish her...REGISTRATION! AH! We haven't even gotten to the auditions yet! Jen has one of the damn stupid number and it' s like 073911. I look at the board on the stage 'Now Serving 073600-073630' Oh God. So I walk around thinking this will go by fast. Jen sure thinks it will since she can't get off her ass lest she miss her audition. I come back a half hour later wanting two things A. Be with Jenni (she had two friends there) B. EAT! I try explaining to Jenni 'Hun it's been an hour and they're only at 073700. WE HAVE TIME TO EAT!' She says 'I don't want to miss my audition'. I eventually drag her by the hair out and she eats doughnuts and then mooches on me (who bought his own food mind you) for poutine. She didn't get any of my Grandpa Burger that I can assure you.

What seemed like months later we finally got into the 073900s and Jenni went in line and her parents came to see what happened. Jenni was led outside to the trailer where she didn't get in. She was a little angry but far less than expected (She was holding it in) We went to Turtle Jack's and I had some pasta (I'll just mention this now that me and Jenni went to Wiggies the night before (no reason for mentioning this other than she might get mad if I don't mention it)).

Well we got back to her place and she wanted to play GTA:VC. She's on her fourth mission (maybe third) and all she has to hit a pizza delivery man. One problem how she drives is like looking at a gorilla's teeth -- horrid, jagged, yellowish, and terrible to look at but yet quite humourous. She screamed several time at the game, me and the world. She threw her controller at the ground that would make the angriest baseball/hockey/football coach runaway in tears. She did beat it though. (I'm here to tell the tale aren't I?)

I'll try to post my review of Call of Juarez and Assassin's Creed this week. And I'll inform you of the 20th/20,000 Spectacular Extravaganza Fiesta going on this Sunday!

It's 2:30 AM I'm damn tired. Need Sleep. Good Night!