Saturday, April 19, 2008

Battle of Lexington reenactment

Here's a couple minutes of people dressed as Revolutionary War soldiers and their ladies, pretending to kill each other. Even though this video doesn't do a great job of showing it, the good guys won in the end.

Although, those Brits were definitely more stylish. They get points for fashion.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ricky's mom is a busy body

Poor Ricky was traumatized.

He could never get over his embarrassment.

He soon lost interest in sports. His grades started slipping at school. Ricky's friends noticed a change in him and started avoiding him.

The shame gnawed at Ricky during his every waking moment.

Ricky's parents sensed a deep sadness in him, but it was the 70's and parents weren't as knowledgeable about the warning signs of depression as they are today.

Plus, Ricky's mom was usually hopped up on Valium when she wasn't hitting the bottle. And Ricky's dad often worked late at the office, although Ricky's mom suspected he was having an affair with his secretary, a sexy young thing named Jennifer. Jennifer always wore short skirts to work, even though it was the middle of winter.

So Ricky never got the attention he needed.

Months later, Ricky took his dad's shotgun and slaughtered his entire family, before turning the weapon upon himself.

All of Ricky's friends and relatives were shocked and appalled at what happened. Ricky didn't leave a note or confide in his friends about what he was going to do.

The tragedy left a hole in the community that still hasn't healed completely, even though it happened way back in the 70's.

But there IS a lesson that can be learned from this horrific event:

Next time, knock bitch!

"Hollywood East" to locate nearby

I can almost see it from my house. A new digital movie studio is going to take advantage of Connecticut's film business tax breaks and move into an empty military industrial site in Stratford.

From The Connecticut Post:
STRATFORD — In the town where the once thriving Shakespeare theater put Stratford on the map as an entertainment showcase, a New Haven film and multi-media production company is planning to do it again by creating "one of the largest studio complexes in the United States" at the former Army Engine Plant site on Main Street.

Hollywood East/Area 51 was unveiled Monday by the U.S. Army and General Services Administration as the company that submitted the winning online bid last month of $9.6 million for the 78-acre contaminated waterfront property now known as Point Stratford, and the company formally selected to redevelop the site.

The property, which borders the Housatonic River and is across the street from Sikorsky Memorial Airport, has been dormant for 12 years, but is considered the key to Stratford's economic redevelopment.

After numerous failed attempts to develop the parcel, which was the site of defense manufacturing for decades, most recently engines for Army aircraft, the U.S. Army intervened last year just as the Town Council voted to sell the property to developer Monti-Posillico of Long Island.

"We are very excited about Point Stratford," Allen Christopher, president of Hollywood East, said Monday in a prepared statement.
The place is literally three miles from my house! This is gonna be great!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Frozen Grand Central part II

I posted the original video a while back. By now there's a good chance that you're one of the over 10,000,000 people who've seen this video on Youtube:

I decided to attempt the same thing, the cheap and easy way!

Now I'll just sit back and watch those millions of views roll in! I'll be a Youtube Sensation for sure!