Gibson's Grotto

Tuesday, November 30, 2004


This is sort of odd. EITHER....(A)No one posts comments to my useless ramblings, or (B) no one CAN post to my rants. Not sure. Either way, I seem a bit solitary in all this. Haven't had decent enough content to warrant visits I guess. I suppose I could put some sort of counter on the blog to see if anyone is really doing anything over it. We'll see.
So what's in the news: Medical Mary J! woohoo! I'm sure all the 420 poser-drones are trying to remember how to string words together so they can complain uselessly about how they're being pursecuted...oh, and that the new twinkies aren't as good. Personally, it's your body, do what you want (and not just in this case!) but when it comes to Med. marijuana, I'd say let's regulate it and legalize it for medial use...AFTER we've come up with a way to do some sort of "breathalizer" type test to see if you've impared yourself and consequently, violated it's legal use...hmm, just like alchohol. Then we'll be left with people screaming "you're not the boss of me" (oh, and white castles are better with cheese and mayo).
The funny part is, legalize it or don't: it has never and WILL never stop people from doing what they want to do. There will be the occasional bust for photo ops, but in the background, people who can't get it legally will get it otherwise...just like everything else. Or grow it themselves. They're too busy hunting down meth labs to watch a pot head farm for use and NOT distribution (that one will get you railroaded. did you know you get less time for shooting someone than for growing weed, especially for distribution? weird. Am I a stoner? no. But I was a cop for a bit, so that's how I know)
Well, if someone figures out how to make something else that will make you feel good, they'll ban it or regulate it. So find what you can, do it as often as you like and enjoy it...before they ban it.


Thursday, November 25, 2004


well well, looks like I'm lagging behind on my blog entries. It's been almost 6 days since my last entry. I promised myself I'd keep up with this one better. I have to get myself to keep that promise.
Today is Thanksgiving. And, having nothing to be thankful for, I have decided to opt out this year. No gathering of people that I would otherwise not see for the remainder of the year. No shopping for food to feed people who would otherwise not even come over. Nope. Just going to prance around in my robe and slippers and catch up on email, browsing perhaps some of the 'ol idiot box.
Maybe I'll crack open a book again. I can get quite insatiable when it comes to reading, but it comes in spurts and waves, like moods or songs.
I'm still drawing an abosolute blank when it comes to a web site. Maybe I should just abandon the idea of one altogether and make this my only source. Who knows.
Enjoy your holiday (if you decide to partake) and if not, enjoy the time off at least.


Thursday, November 18, 2004

latest and greatest

I finally beat THIEF III and it was indeed worth it. I'm actually considering reinstalling version 1 and playing it for a bit. It's been so long it'll feel like a new game all over again. Not to mention the system I'm running it on this time will be better ;)

Still haven't come up with squat for a site. Maybe I'll just work on enhancing this blog and making it the primary site and connecting it to other content. It's a thought any way.

A marine is being tried in the court of public opinion for shooting a "...wounded and unarmed insurgent..." Now, being someone who was there in '90 I can tell you the that only difference between an "insurgent" and a "terrorist" is the level of funding. Also, and this is MY opinion after having been there, a civilian is only a civilian until they pick up arms and point them at me...then they're the enemy. That's what the news and "imbeded journalists" there don't get and apparently never will get. Given what happened to that Marine in the days just before that incident, I'm surprised he showed the restraint he did. I've said it before and I'll say it again...I'm glad I served when I did. A politically correct war...who'd have thought it. Alexander the Great must be rolling over in his grave.

Finally saw The Incredibles. Man was that a fun ride! Since I mess with CGI as a hobby, seeing movies like this is hard for me. On the one had, I try to enjoy the movie for the movie's sake. On the other, I'm mentally taking apart what's going on to try to learn more. Quite the quagmire.

Saturday, November 13, 2004


I've been feeling icky for about three days. Glad that's over.
It finally snowed here. Cold out but picturesque so it's a fair trade.
I've been playing Thief III for a bit now (after I got a card that supports pixel shading). As good as it gets. If you have no patience, don't try it. If you've never played, I highly recommend it.
Yassir Arafat finally died. Am I the only one who remembers this man as a butcher? The media's treating him like the eternal grandpa of the east. Morons! Read your history.

So I'm still trying to come up with ideas for my web site. Still drawing a blank. This really sux. I can do anything for anyone else when they ask for a site but can't come up with crap...designers block...*sigh*

Tuesday, November 09, 2004


...that's how I feel today. Sort of like pouring cold grease in the pit of your tummy...yeah, I know, it's grose, but that's the closest I can equate it too.
Still working on posting pictures of...stuff. I'll get it eventually.
I have another location online for files, so I can start putting links to them in my posts here and store them there. Now, what files to put up?

Friday, November 05, 2004

experiments in existing

Tried to see about uploading images or linking to uploaded images. Still have some tweaking to do...stay tuned.

So the Star Wars Episode III: Return of the Sith trailer came out today. Final word? eh...
it looks a lot better than the first two did, but you saw how great the trailers were for them and how much they sucked. Don't get me wrong. I love the original star wars...the REAL star wars, before they started screwing with them enough to make them look like the new crap that's out. Shame that some people can't find the original ones as enduring as others...especially Lucas...he's flipped the fuck out and seeing just how much crap he can cram in them now...all about merchandizing I guess...and can we EVER forgive him for Jar Jar...I think not.
the idea that Vader is "born" in this one might save the franchise...but we'll see.


Wednesday, November 03, 2004

It's over, Bush won...

...but don't feel bad. If you voted for Kerry you're still an idiot.

I'm glad it's done finally. I think I speak for many who are relieved that they can turn on the boob tube and radio and not hear the splatter of political ads flying on their speakers. I know I am.
Now let's see what becomes of it all.
On the lighter side of things, I've found a template that I might be able to work with for a while. I'll mess with it a bit and see what I can do to make it MINE :)


Tuesday, November 02, 2004

"Let Mortal Kombat Begin!!!"

Well, it's election day. Went in this morning and did my patriotic and civic duty. I feel good for having done it. Problem is, I also know that the DNC has already got their Orc army of Lawyers standing in the wings like baited hounds waiting for a reason to litigate and stretch this on for as long as they can afford. Disgusting to know it's almost certain to happen.
How can ANY party think that something like that will help things? How?
Who knows.
Got myself an "ANYONE BUT KERRY" sticker, just to get a rise out of the libs and dems. It's funny that when you argue facts (not feelings) and logic (not zombie chanting) they always seem to come back to the "anyone but bush" argument. They don't like their own candidate, but somehow their misguided and uninformed hatred for our CNC makes voting for that weasel Kerry and Edwards ok. Somewhere out there, our founding fathers are plotting revenge :)