Archive for the i’m a nerd Category

High Speed Camera Update

Posted in funny, i'm a nerd, videos on March 27, 2008 by pgleason85

They’re still fucking awesome.

See more funny videos at CollegeHumor

I’m a bit busy at work, so I don’t expect to get much more then this video up. If i get around to it I have a rant in the works. Until then just enjoy the above video.

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Remember Childhood?

Posted in books, childhood, goosebumps, i'm a nerd on March 26, 2008 by pgleason85

Cause if you’re like me, you not only remember childhood, but you remember reading R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. Well guess what. . .

IT’S BACK!

From the New York Times:

“That’s when I started to scream” may be the most frequently used chapter ending in the hugely successful children’s horror series “Goosebumps,” which a decade ago catapulted Mr. Stine to prominence. Now, for the first time in eight years, during which Mr. Stine tried his hand at creating other series, he is back with a fresh “Goosebumps.”

How awesome is that!? I remember pouring over these books when I was a kid. There was one about a dummy, and one about a camera or something like that. (Guess they don’t have great staying power).

The only thing I have to say about this is to ask the Times why they put this story on the FRONT PAGE of the Arts section. I mean, I liked Goosebumps as much as the next guy, but the front page of the Arts? I mean, its not like J.D. Salinger is writing something new. I guess the Arts editor just really liked Goosebumps.

(oh yeah, make sure you read the whole article so you don’t miss the part where Stephen King compares R.L. Stine to John the Baptist, and J.K. Rowling to Jesus)

Thats About Right (Update)

Posted in i'm a nerd, pictures, random, richard pryor on March 25, 2008 by pgleason85

I found this comic over at Red vs. Blue that basically sums up every trip to Best Buy that I have ever, and

will ever take.

You have no idea how hard it is to be a broke gadget junkie. You know that movie Brewster’s Millions? The one where Richard Pryor has to spend $30 million in 30 days to get $300 Million. Yeah, that movie was clearly made before the consumer electronics boom. I could do that in less then a week.

(Update: immediately after I put this post up I read this article. So apparently I’m crazy!)

The Revised Friday Post

Posted in apologies for what i did drunk, drinking, hot chicks, i rule, i'm a nerd, lord of the rings on March 24, 2008 by pgleason85

So I gotta put this Friday rundown up at some point.  Might as well be now.

So we went to this bar to celebrate the girlfriend’s birthday last Friday night.  Despite the bar having Twilight Zone pinball instead of LOTR pinball (bastards) it was a pretty damn fun night.  At first the girlfriend and her friends were a bit weirded out by a bar that was supposed to look like Detroit (who knew).  Luckily, our good friend came to the rescue (psst: our good friends name is Jager).  So after many shots chased by many beers (chased by many shots, which were in turn chased by beers…you get the idea.)   So the night got a little crazy.

“How crazy?” you ask.

Well let me tell you.

In all the years i’ve known the girlfriend, she has never been the kind to go crazy and do things like

a) take off her pants in the bathroom of a bar, because she was wearing a shirt dress

b) make out with one of her female friends

She did both of those things.

Needless to say it was a crazy night.  And to be fair, she got a free t-shirt out of the make out thing (which she left at the bar).

The night ended with me having to act way less drunk then I was while holding back a certain someone’s hair.  And I was the kind of drunk where I “nap” on the rim of my beer bottle.  But I kept it together and all was well.  And, apparently I have a fantastic ass, but more on that later.  Well thats it for my story.  See you Next Friday.

That Was Fun

Posted in drinking, headaches, hot chicks, i'm a nerd, lord of the rings, march madness, NCAA on March 22, 2008 by pgleason85

Despite the fact that the pinball machine was not lord of the rings, but in fact was the twilight zone, I had a fairly great time at this place last night. I’ll get around to posting a full rundown for those of you who couldn’t make it. Good times were had by all, and i even saw two girls make out! WOOOO…COLLLEEE…erm…whatever. Happy Birthday’s to all parties who it applies to. (psst: the b-day girls were the one’s who made out).

In bracket related news, West Virginia might have saved me.

Oh Snap!

Posted in i'm a nerd, lord of the rings, random on March 19, 2008 by pgleason85

So I’m going to this bar for a friends birthday tomorrow night, so I decided to look at the pictures to see if they have a TV so i can watch some basketball.

They don’t.

But here’s what they do have:

Yeah, thats a lord of the rings pinball machine. I LOOOVE lord of the rings pinball. It is by far my favorite pinball. It way overtook my old favorite which i can’t even remember, and the thing’s only been out for a few years. The funny thing is, every year my family goes to the place in the Poconos that has lord of the rings pinball. Thats the only place I even play pinball. I’m not going this year, because, well its the Poconos and i’m not 12. So consider me tickled pink that i get to play some lord of the rings pinball. I’m easily going to be the least social person at this party. I have the internet on my cell phone so I can check the games scores, so between that, the pinball and consuming alcohol i don’t even know if i’ll have time to talk.