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X-Files redux

by on Dec.03, 2009, under TV

Okay maybe it’s not exactly X-Files (don’t want hate email) but this show’s got great potential.

To me, it has all the intriguing elements of a suspense show about the unknown. Kind of like the show that started all for me back in the mid-70s, with Kolchak: The Night Stalker. Now that my friends, was a show to watch. Darren McGavin was awesome! He was this quirky reporter who explored the “unnatural or unexplained” and no one believed him. Yes, I know, he was that wonderful affable Dad in the Christmas story too but he excelled as the reporter on The Night Stalker.

At the beginning of most of the shows, Carl Kolchak would narrarate the impending, grizzly death of a character at the hands of some unspeakable evil. Even to this day, as I power off my Mac, walk around the house, shutting off the lights and check to make sure the doors are locked before I head to bed…I can hear Kolchak in my head, narrating a series of morbid occurrences on his hand-held recorder about my impending demise. Creepy.

The show only ran for twenty episodes but it had a lasting impact on me. And I was glad to have the X-files fill the TV gap for me. I loved to watch “Spooky Mulder” and Scully track down UFOs and strange occurrences. It made for some great Friday night viewing.

But then another show came around just last year that reminded me so much of the X-Files and The Night Stalker. It’s called FRINGE. And it has a lot of those wonderful, spooky elments that attracted me to the X-files and The Night Stalker.

For those of you wondering – straight from the a site I check regularly:

Premise: FBI agent Olivia Dunham and Peter Bishop are faced with a rapidly spreading unexplained phenomenon of the threatening kind. In an attempt to stop the spread, they enlist the assistance of Bishop’s estranged father, the institutionalized scientist Dr. Walter Bishop.

I’ve been watching this show in it’s sophomore season and I’m not disappointed. It’s got more intrigue, more fascination and special new characters.

Leonard Nimory for one.

I love this show. It makes me want to watch it with the same giddy enthusiausm that I had with X-Files and The Night Stalker. Always something new that I hadn’t planned on…

Beto

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Happy Halloween!

by on Oct.31, 2009, under Around the Web, TV

Another Halloween is rolling around and we’ll be sitting out in front giving out candy. I would really love to watch some scary movies but no one wants to so I’m bummed. I’m sure there will be some great movies on TV so I’m going to try and sneak some in tonight.

Speaking of TV – anyone remember her? I do…vividly.


Thanks for letting me share.

Beto


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New Profile picture for my Facebook account

by on Jul.25, 2009, under Around the Web, Creativity, Star Trek, TV

Star Trek TNG uniformI decided I would try something new (for me that is) by creating a new profile picture or image for my FaceBook account.

As all of you know I’m a big fan of Star Trek and The Next Generation is probably my most favorite of all the series. So I decided to come up with a “profile badge” of the Star Trek TNG uniform.

I did some research online (as if I couldn’t remember the uniform) and then fired up Photoshop. It was a combination of layers with simple shapes and colors to create the uniform. I must admit though – I just took the communicator badge artwork from a site and cropped it down. Hey…if it ain’t broke – don’t fix it.

Here is what I came up with.

I like it and I’ve posted it to my Facebook account.

FB Star Trek Profile picture

This opens up a lot of possibilities now – I’m thinking of doing some more badges for my Facebook account – Lost in Space B-9 robot, Robby the Robot, Calvin and Hobbes…the possibilities are only limited by my creativity.

Thanks for letting me share.

Beto

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It’s old, but I bet you’ll be singing it all day

by on Jul.08, 2009, under Music, TV, Video

Thinking back on when Michael Jackson died – I started to reminisce about songs I liked. I heard this on the radio the other day and just had to find the video. It’s funny that there are no high resolution versions of this video, so I apologize for the poor audio and video quality…

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoID=1327479887

…but I know you’ll be singing this all day…

Beto

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Is it bad to love this?

by on Jun.24, 2009, under Humor, TV

I just can’t help but laugh at these Valasic Pickle commericals! The way the lady and cat just “vibrate” just sends me into hysterical laughter.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9hcVcXu51RA&feature=related

As I’m laughing hyesterically, I just disapproving looks from my wife. She wags her finger at me and says, “You laugh because you’d do that.”

Yep…sure would.

Beto

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