Nader Hater

February 24, 2008

Nader

I woke up this morning to find Nader is throwing his tattered useless hat back in the ring. Conveniently after the Caucasus mind you. I hold this ass-pimple personally responsible for W’s “election”. It’s no secret he is the Republicon’s shill, but no matter, this joke won’t happen again. Anyone stupid enough to throw away there vote on him, is also too dumb to find there way to the polls on Super Tuesday anyway. Source

O’Racist at it again.

February 22, 2008

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“That’s wrong. And I don’t want to go on a lynching party against Michelle Obama unless there’s evidence, hard facts, that say this is how the woman really feels. If that’s how she really feels — that America is a bad country or a flawed nation, whatever — then that’s legit. We’ll track it down.” -Bill O’rielly

As if Kelly Tilghman and her bone head comments, and Golf Week’s infuriating follow up wasn’t bad enough, I haven’t heard a thing on the the main press about this, yet.

R.I.P. HDDVD D.O.A. LOL OMG STFU!

February 16, 2008

HDDVD Vs Blu

Walmart, Netflix, and Best Buy essentially put the final nail in the coffin for HDDVD. Now the last flag flyer for the format has quit. Toshiba is ceasing production of HDDVD with an announcement expected next week. I am glad to see this format war end, possibly even more than the devise of Circuit City’s Divx debacle. The quicker this ends, the quicker we get greater movies, and classic titles in sweet 1080p goodness. Source

Does it Float?

February 12, 2008

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This is VERY good! They totally nailed the taste of a root beer float! Smooth, decadent, creamy, PERFECTION! What are you waiting for?!?! Go drink this now! Nothing short of Diabetes should keep you from tasting this! Quite frankly, I think it would be worth one measly diabetic coma if you are.*

*Carnell, A&W ® , WordPress.com, or the American Diabetes Association do not condone, endorse, or suggest the actual ingestion of this product if you are in fact, diabetic. Check with your Physician if you suspect that you are. Check your blood sugar, check it often, with or with out the help of actor Wilfred Brimley. Diabetes is a serious disease and the preceding was a joke. If you were offended, or did not in fact find this post funny, please find a brown paper bag and breathe into it repeating “I need to fucking learn to take a joke” seven to eight times. If you actually take advice, and act upon the ramblings of some random asshole’s blog, please do the following. Find all United States currency in your residence in denominations of ten dollars or more, and mail it immediately to the writer of this blog. Some restrictions may apply. A&W® Bottled Floats may not be available in your area.

Republicons; “Stop this train, I wanna get off!”

February 7, 2008

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Romney Suspends presidential campaign .

Romney bows, “Get a” Rush Limbaugh and ‘m’Ann Coultler swear to elect Hillary before McCain! This logic shows how little the Republicons care about this country. They feel that Senator Clinton is so awful she would “sink” this country. So to teach us a lesson, they would let her “wreck” it, than have a mildly reasonable crook like McCain. All the G.O.P has to offer is fear as usual. I believe that they are starting all of this ruckus, to take attention away from the sky rocket that is Senator Obama. However you look at it, it will take more cheating, lying , and vote rigging than ever before to win 2008, and that scares ME.

Adios Ghouliani

January 30, 2008

Dumbass

“Giuliani officially ended his run at the Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California – with John McCain and his wife Cindy by his side — after coming in third in Florida’s presidential primary Tuesday, behind McCain and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney.” – CNN source

Did we really need someone too stupid to manage the BASICS of campaigning, to manage our country?!? I can’t wait for the Sunday political round-tables to laugh at this joke of a “politician”. 911! 911! 911! Remember Amadou Diallo Rudy!

New Year New Phone.

January 27, 2008

Blackberry Pearl

 The age of Windows Mobile has ended here at Casa Carnell. In a final retrospect of Windows Mobile 5, I will say that the platform has tons of potential. However, there is lots of work that needs to be done to Active Sync to make it a more user friendly (and stable) experience. When considering a new phone, I wanted something far less “tweaky”. So far, I am really enjoying my experiences with my Blackberry Pearl 8130. Things are doing what many other platforms promise, they are “just working” to steal a line from Apple’s marketing department. I forgot how much fun noodling around a cell could be, and applications are a breeze to add, without the Incredible Disappearing App Trick that Windows Mobile 5 mastered.  I am sure I will post more reactions and thoughts on this phone over time, so stay tuned. If you are in the market for a smart-phone, I give it a full recommendation!

HDDVD Vs. Blu-ray

January 5, 2008

HDDVD Vs Blu

  It Looks like Warner Brothers has crossed over to the Blu-Ray side. All of my friends ask me which to buy, and until this moment I have said neither. Carnell is officially supporting Blu-Ray as of now. I find this to be somewhat sad, since I was leaning toward HDDVD. I felt HDDVD had the advantage with price and features, but with no studio support, I feel they are doomed. All the details of this can be found HERE. Looking on the bright side of this, with Sony being the backbone of my beloved SACD format, if Blu-Ray Players include that support, this MIGHT give a little CPR to the fledgling format that I love so.

Kill To Get Crimson Review

September 30, 2007

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Mark Knopfler has released his fifth solo album Kill To Get Crimson last month, and I am pleased as punch. I find this album to be possibly, the most “normal” solo album Mark has made since Dire Straits. I should clarify, Mark usually goes through “spurts” of different genres. Be it country, traditional Irish, or even old time Americana. This album really doesn’t have a Donegan’s Gone, or a Fare Thee Well Northumberland. Alas, don’t jump up yet, ye old Straits fans! There are really no rockers here either! Not even a slow building crescendo like Speedway! Now you would think I was giving it a bad review, I am not. In fact I can’t think of a Knopfler album I have enjoyed so instantly, but nothing grows on you like those tracks I mentioned. Much of the fun, is similar to a Peter Gabriel album, where you return again, and again and find new gems, or songs click with you that didn’t before. It gives the album depth and a soul. This album didn’t do that for me.

Punish The Monkey was the choice for North America’s first single. I understand why. It has, what I read described as, a “slinky” riff, that is quite catchy. And an all too brief harmony that was very first Dire Straits albumesque! There is also fun to be had with the infectious, We Can Get Wild, which is wonderful song about coming of age, discovering the joys of adulthood, and sexual freedom. Behind With the Rent is a jazzy song, with much like most of Mark’s songs, a title that is not quite accurate about the songs true meaning.

There is plenty of delicate, meticulous, guitar work on this album, and it further solidifies my opinion of MK as the best guitarist on the planet. Like all of his albums, the fidelity is recorded with reference quality, and perfect clarity. This is a smooth album, that fans of both of Straits, and solo stuff will appreciate. You will enjoy it, your parents will enjoy it, not sure if your kids will, but what do kids know? Just don’t go it hoping for Sailing II or anything remotely like Brothers in Arms or Love Over Gold, and let the album sweep you away, and remind you that excellent songwriters still exist.

Bioshock Xbox 360

September 17, 2007

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I am not going to remotely waste everyone’s time with a review of this game. You all know it’s damn good. I must admit I never heard of it before I bought the 360. The demo totally sold it for me and I got it the day it was released. Nintendo, please do demos or something with your online. I have never criticized Nintendo before, but Xbox Live has made a believer out of me about online gaming. While Bioshock is single player, I am finding it fun watching the progress of people on my friends list. I know they are much better gamers than I am and will blow through it quickly, but it’s still fun to track them.

On an unrelated note, Mark Knopfler’s new album will be released tomorrow, and I will post my thoughts on it. Don’t expect it too quickly though, as I like to hear it 2-3 times on my home system before writing anything formal.

-C