Archive for August, 2006

Entry for August 29, 2006

August 29, 2006


PSP Dead? Click here for a good article on it.

Anyone think I have a slight grudge against Sony at the moment? Image

Entry for August 30, 2006

August 26, 2006



Aug 30 2006

A PRIEST has died after trying to demonstrate how Jesus walked on water.

Evangelist preacher Franck Kabele, 35, told his congregation he could repeat the biblical miracle.

But he drowned after walking out to sea from a beach in the capital Libreville in Gabon, west Africa.

One eyewitness said: “He told churchgoers he’d had a revelation that if he had enough faith, he could walk on water like Jesus.

“He took his congregation to the beach saying he would walk across the Komo estuary, which takes 20 minutes by boat.

“He walked into the water, which soon passed over his head and he never came back.”
I guess he lost faith after the second step. -Carnell


Movie Review 8-27-06

August 25, 2006

Batman Returns

I don’t claim to be a prolific writer, so this is the first in my sporadic movie reviews I will call, “Carnell’s-amazing-to-the-point-one-word-movie-review-of-flicks-he-just-got-around-to-seeing!
This time we will review the 2005 film “Batman Begins”

Um…. “FanFreakinTabulous”!!!! Yep that’s the word, don’t know why I put this one off for so long, and boy was I skeptical going into it! Never has a movie fulfilled all my expectations! If you haven’t seen it, please log off, and do so yesterday! And for those of us with a good audio setup, prepare for one of the most bombastic climaxes since the helicopter scene in the Matrix!

Entry for August 19, 2006 Sony woes

August 19, 2006

 pspI should warn everyone to please don’t waste time and money on a PSP. Take my word, I have owned one since launch day and it was the most expensive paper weight I have ever owned. The games are all half baked, overpriced snoozefests, and Sony is crazy if they think people will buy movies they all ready own on there hackneyed UMD format! Not to mention if you want to download a movie after buying there proprietary memory stick for over 100 bucks, the videos won’t even play full resolution on your screen! Once again Sony’s greed screws the pooch with there hardware. Beta, ATRAC and now SACD’s are all examples. On the SACD side, it is a shame because it is/was a truly promising format which I still enjoy. If you are looking for some handheld goodness, try the Nintendo DS. As usual, Nintendo comes through with the fun, and reasonable price! Image

Entry for August 12, 2006

August 12, 2006

Town shuts down 13-year-old’s $5-a-month worm-selling business because the small cardboard sign on his lawn violated zoning laws

By SARAH MISHKIN, Courant Staff Writer

CROMWELL — Local worm salesmen, beware. As 13-year-old Joe Cadieux learned recently, Cromwell can be a hostile environment for those looking to break into night crawler vending – particularly if they advertise with a yard sign.

A worm business that Joe has operated since he was 10 was shut down two weeks ago when Cromwell’s planning and zoning commission issued a cease-and-desist order because the teenager’s sign violated local zoning regulations.

“It’s ridiculous,” said the middle school student, who made $5 to $10 a month selling worms collected from his front yard, where they are plentiful after spring rainstorms. Most of the worms he sold went to local fishermen, though Joe said one repeat customer dissected the worms with his Boy Scout troop. He kept the worms in a basement drawer filled with bedding, and sold them in small blue containers.

“It’s not really like I’m doing anything wrong,” he said.

But the town’s planning commission sees it differently. The sign Joe stuck in his front yard on Washington Road to advertise his business, commission members said, violated local regulations on home businesses. Joe’s stepfather, August Reil III, described the sign as a placard about 18-by-18-inches, that read “Nite Crawlers” and listed Joe’s phone number.“What kind of town am I living in where they’re going to put the kibosh on a 13-year-old’s worm business?” Reil said. “It was just to teach him the values of working and getting paid for it.”

Commission member Al Diaz said he mentioned the sign during a discussion of illegal business signs in town. He said he told Cromwell’s zoning enforcement officer to deal with the problematic worm sign, which he said could hurt the residential character of the Washington Road area. Diaz had seen the sign for years while driving through the area, he said.

“In a residential zone, if you want to put up a business and work out of your home you really need a special permit,” Diaz said. “You come before the commission and state your case …and then a decision is made. Chiropractors do that, lawyers do that, doctors do that, and then you’re allowed to put up a sign.”

But is a night crawler business – whose 13-year-old operator couldn’t even buy a full tank of gas for the family car with his summer earnings – like a doctor’s office, or is it just a creepy-crawly version of selling lemonade?

Town Planner Craig Minor said town regulations are vague on businesses such as lemonade and farm stands. In his opinion, the stands are allowed because they are considered customary use of property – just like a backyard barbecue, which doesn’t require an assembly permit, or a doghouse that doesn’t need special approval.

But the zoning regulations, he acknowledged, do not explicitly allow Joe’s night crawler placard.

While Diaz stood behind his decision Thursday, other town officials say the commission exceeded common sense in issuing the cease-and-desist order.

Just let the boy have his night crawler stand, said First Selectman Paul Beaulieu. Reason, he said, should have stepped in when the regulations were vague.

“There’s the letter of the law, but there’s also common sense,” he said. “This was over the top. Kids selling night crawlers and lemonade are part and parcel of life in small-town Connecticut.”

Minor said the affected worm salesman can appeal the order to the zoning board of appeals, but Reil said the $130 fee to appeal is prohibitive for the night crawler business – Joe would have to sell over 500 worms just to break even.

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Lawyers and Politicians, who needs them? -Carnell

August 6, 2006


Is there anything better than a summer BBQ with friends? Been a long time since I have done that. I have wasted a lot of time not being very sociable the past few years, I really need to rectify that.

Entry for August 05, 2006

August 5, 2006


Well, here it is. My second attempt at a blog. Not many interesting things to say right now, but if I get any new toys or gadgets look for my opinion here. I would like to take a moment to say, if you have not played Shadow of the Colossus for the PS2 yet, you need to log off and go do that NOW!!!!!!!!!