June 30, 2005

Shaping my Day...

I know this blog sucks. It's all my fault. I'd love to blame it on the 100's of other things I do everyday, but that would be too easy.

Instead may I suggest that you pop over to check out Jeff Harrell's blog, The Shape of Days. I've been reading him for quite some time now and I would suggest you check him out too...

Posted by Clancy at 9:39 AM

June 13, 2005

MJ Verdict Is In…

And should be read soon after this is posted.

I’m gonna’ go out on a limb and say that, like OJ and Robert Blake, this LA jury found the gloved molester – innocent.

Via Wizbang

UPDATE: Not Guilty on all accounts. Big surprise. We all know he's guilty, the prosecution did a horrible job and the jury is, well a typical LA Jury.

Posted by Clancy at 4:43 PM

June 6, 2005

Video Blogging

So I’m driving down the road today and I look over at the tractor trailer I’m passing and I’m like – wow – look at those spinners. After the laughing fits subsided, I though – I have my Palm. Not only does it take decent low-light pictures, but it does video too!

Coming soon to a gangsta’ ‘slade near you! (below the break)

(Turn down the volume, it’s just white noise)

It's shaky because its a little tough recording that at 70 mph. But notice how quick I catch up to the truck in the beginning! God, I love the power in my new truck!

And this embedding a video thing was sorta' painful. It plays nice with Explorer. It works with Firefox, but firefox ignores the autostart=false property. And for those of you using Netscape - well, good luck! (I don't have it to test and I refuse to.)

Posted by Clancy at 9:38 PM

The Movie MeMe

Jim tagged me, so here it is:

Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
I have to modify the question to include “we” instead of just “I” as our movie collections are already hopelessly intermingled. Anyway, we have around 40-50 dvd’s and another 40 or so VHS videos (that we’ll probably never watch again).

The last film I bought:
Team America – World Police. I really wanted to see it in the theater and missed it so I picked it up the first week it was available.

The last film I watched:
The Incredibles (for like the 10th time, and no, we don’t even have any kids yet!).
Before that though was Team America. I have to say I wasn’t really impressed with it. I love Southpark, but this movie was so far over the top as to be in another world completely.

Five Six films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me (in no particular order):

The Matrix (I) – The symbolism and depth of this movie is incredible. Unfortunately both follow-up movies ruined it. But the original still rocks. I once had a first date with a girl and when we got around discussing favorite movies, she said “I could never date a guy who didn’t ‘get’ The Matrix.” I married her.

The Incredibles – Again, it’s the depth of the movie. It appeals well to all ages and conveys some very cool messages. (I like movies with messages, as long as the message isn’t crammed down your throat.) This movie replaced Toy Story on my top 5 ever movies.

Almost Famous – The Rise and Fall of Rock-n-Roll can be summed up by this movie (and almost completely with this quote):

The more popular we get, the more I can't walk out on them, the bigger their houses get, the more pressure... you forget, man. You forget what it was like to be real, to be a fan. You can hear it in a lot of bands who've been successful - it doesn't sound like music anymore. It sounds like... like lifestyle maintenance.

I used to be able to hear the sounds of the world. Everything, to me, used to sound like music. Everything. Now I don't hear it. You know what I'm trying to say?

Emphasis mine.

The Usual Suspects – Just a brilliant movie – the best whodunit ever.

Life or Something Like It – Again, it’s the message.

Hunt for Red October – Best adaptation of the book. Ever.

Tag 5 people and have them put this in their journal/blog:

The first 5 bloggers to read this who haven’t already posted it – your it!

Posted by Clancy at 9:16 PM | Comments (1)

June 1, 2005


Last weekend Mrs. Clancy, my mother and I went to have an Innerview with Yoda. Yeah - you read that right - with our Yoda, not the wrinkly little guy fighting Anakin in a theater near you (that should be next weekend).

Anyway, without further ado...

And if you think that’s amazing, you should see the dvd! (Yes, this is our Yoda!!!)

The people who facilitated this innerview, are, aptly named, Innerview! They were very professional and we couldn't recommend them enough!

Posted by Clancy at 9:10 PM | Comments (2)