Archive for September, 2006

Long distance relationship

Posted: September 18, 2006 in General, Movies/TV/Music

I don’t know if this is a recent thing or not, but lately I’ve noticed my return envelopes from Netflix are being stamped with locations other than Hartford. More often than not now, the envelope is addressed to Worcester, MA. Worcester is 60 miles further North, so I don’t know how much of a difference it makes in shipping time. More troubling was that I just returned my Veronica Mars season 2 disc, and the return address was in Nashua, NH (120 miles further north).

Of course, the ironic part of this is that above each address Netflix prints “Nearest Netflix Shipping Facility”.

Hebron Demo Derby

Posted: September 9, 2006 in Automotive, General

My friend Justin (and Nicole) entered the Hebron Harvest Fair demolition derby on Thursday. Justin’s Crown Victoria was knocked and was unable to be resuscitated in his first rumble. Nicole was able to get her car running again and went for a second run in the wild-card race. Neither survived long enough to compete in the finals, but they both get serious props for attempting something like this.


All Cranked Up

Posted: September 4, 2006 in General, Movies/TV/Music

My review of Crank.3.5 stars

Crank PosterI love action movies. Okay, I love the idea of an action movie. Rarely do I actually love a particular action movie.

Crank, for once, is not one of these movies that promises more than it can deliver. Once in a blue moon you see a movie that is much better than you were expecting. Crank is like ordering a steak at Denny’s and getting a nice tender Filet Mignon (okay, maybe that’s overestimating the movie, but you get the point).