Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt
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"Nothing says 'romance' like the gift of a kidnapped injured woman."

What with the cascade of jobs I had yesterday despite the fact that it was Passover and my boss knew I had someplace to be, it has been an extremely harrowing week on many levels. On the other hand, it seems to be winding down rather nicely, as it was nice to see everybody at the Passover seder.
  • The weather has been very erratic of late, with little continuity between days. Twice already it has snowed on the same day that we have a wonderful afternoon. It's like the weather is off its meds....

  • My new television is working beautifully (indeed, it is one of the few things this week that has been consistently decent). I have been going through my collection and marveling anew at discs I've had in my collection for months, including some where in 1080i/720p the transfer looked merely okay (and of course there always are situations where either the transfer or the condition of the elements cause the picture on a film to be less than ideal). There are three settings for the 120 hz feature, low, medium and high and with experimentation I found the limitations and advantages. With very few exceptions,¹ I am content to maintain the 120 hz at minimum; you get the advantage of the refresh rate without making the picture look overly video-esque. The artifacts I mentioned are present but barely noticeable in comparison to the amount of judder and whatnot that the 120 hz compensates for. It's not so impressive with sources that aren't high def, I have noticed.

    Another feature the television has that makes is superior to just every set I've had before is the "Just Scan" feature, which is 1:1 pixel mapping and therefore eliminates overscan, centering the picture on the screen. This means that rather than slightly reframing a film shot in, say, 1.66:1 for 1.77:1 (the native 16 x 9 aspect ratio of televisions today), the image is sideboxed instead, giving the full height of the image. It is perfect for Blu-ray and HD-DVD, though I understand that signals with additional information, such as closed captioning, will be visible on the top of the screen in this mode.

  • Why would somebody send something certified mail to a residence? Unless it shows up on a Saturday, they'll be delivering the letter while I'm at work.


  • Yoinked from the ether:

    1. What color is your favorite hoodie?
      I have a black hooded sweatshirt.

    2. Would you kiss the last person you kissed again?
      My mom?

    3. How are you feeling RIGHT now?
      Relaxed.

    4. Tell me about the last dream you remember having?
      There were naked women in it. That's all I remember.

    5. What comes to mind when I say cabbage?
      Cole slaw (not a fan).

    6. Are you emotional?
      At times.

    7. Do you like yourself?
      Most of the time.

    8. Have you ever met a celebrity?
      My friends and I ran into Lars Ulrich at a bar in Williamsburg a couple of years ago. He was a dick.

    9. How many countries have you visited?
      Now that I think about it... Canada...

    10. Would you go sky diving?
      No.

    11. Do you rent movies often?
      I used to. It's time for me to start up again.

    12. Brown or white eggs?
      I have never really come across a difference.

    13. Do you own something from Hot Topic?
      No.

    14. Ever been in love?
      Yes.

    15. Do you have a cell-phone?
      It's the 21st century and I'm not Amish.

    16. Are you too forgiving?
      No.

    17. Can you use chop sticks?
      My father once taught me the secret to eating with chopsticks: "Get the food into your mouth before it falls."
    18. What was the last question you asked?
      Work nonsense.

    19. What was the last CD you bought?
      I just received my copy of Maurice Jarre at Abbey Road the day before yesterday.

    20. Last time you cried?
      I had a tear the other day when Raz, Art and I watched my HD-DVD of What Dreams May Come with its beautiful Michael Kamen score.

    21. Have you ever slapped someone?
      No.

    22. Favorite time of the year?
      Autumn.

    23. Favorite colors?
      Blues, oranges, yellows.

    24. Do you have any tattoos?
      No.

    25. The last person you held hands with?
      One of the kids last night.

    26. Do you hate or dislike more than 3 people?
      Yes.

    27. Do you like your life right now?
      The good outweighs the bad.

    28. How often do you talk on the phone?
      All the time. It's part of my job and I have long-distance friendships.</i>
    29. What is your favorite animal?
      The cat.

    30. What was the most recent thing you bought?
      Water and Inkjet CD-Rs.

    31. Do you have a job?
      Yes.

    32. Can you handle the truth?
      YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!!!

    33. What are you wearing?
      Jeans, work boots, a black T-shirt with Stewie holding his stuffed animals and commanding them "You two, fight to the death!"

    34. Have you ever crawled through a window?
      Yes, I'm sure I have.

  • Yoinked from cookie_girl:

    Start with 100% and subtract 1% for everything that you've done. Then repost as you're __% innocent.

    1. Smoked.

    2. Drank alcohol.

    3. Cried when someone died.

    4. Been drunk.

    5. Had sex.

    6. Been to a concert.

    7. Gotten/given a hand job.

    8. Been verbally/sexually harassed.

    9. Verbally/sexually harassed somebody.

    10. FREE POINT!!

    11. Felt someone up and/or been felt up.

    12. Laughed so hard something came out of your nose .

    13. Cheated on a boyfriend/girlfriend before.

    14. Been cheated on by a boyfriend/girlfriend.

    15. Been to prom.

    16. Cried at school.

    17. Gotten lost in a Wal-Mart or a department store.

    18. Went streaking.

    19. Given or received a lap dance.

    20. Had someone of the opposite sex in your room.

    21. PERCENTAGE SO FAR:85%

    22. Had someone of the opposite sex sleep over.

    23. Slept over at someone of the opposite sex's house.

    24. Kissed a stranger.

    25. Hugged a stranger.

    26. Went scuba diving.

    27. Driven a car.

    28. Gotten an x-ray.

    29. Hit by a car.

    30. Had a party.

    31. Done drugs.

    32. PERCENTAGE SO FAR: 78%

    33. Played strip poker/darts/pool.

    34. Got paid to strip for someone.

    35. Run away from home.

    36. Broken a bone.

    37. Eaten sushi.

    38. Bought porn.

    39. Watched porn.

    40. Made porn.

    41. Made beans.

    42. Been in love.

    43. PERCENTAGE SO FAR: 72%

    44. French kissed.

    45. Laughed so hard you cried.

    46. Cried yourself to sleep.

    47. Laughed yourself to sleep.

    48. Stabbed yourself.

    49. Shot a gun.

    50. Trash talked someone and then acted like their best friend the next day.

    51. Been online for 9 consecutive hours.

    52. Watched TV for 9 consecutive hours.

    53. Watched an animal die.

    54. PERCENTAGE SO FAR? 67%

    55. Watched a person die.

    56. Kissed somewhere with at least 1 person present.

    57. Pranked somebody.

    58. Put somebody in the hospital.

    59. Snuck into someone's room and/or your own room after being out.

    60. Made spicy beans.

    61. Dressed punk.

    62. Dressed Goth.

    63. Dressed preppy .

    64. Been to a motocross race.

    65. PERCENTAGE SO FAR: 64%

    66. Avoided somebody.

    67. Been stalked.

    68. Stalked someone.

    69. Met a celebrity.

    70. Played an instrument.

    71. Ridden a horse.

    72. Cut yourself.

    73. Bungee jumped.

    74. Ding dong ditched somebody.

    75. Been to a wild party.

    76. PERCENTAGE SO FAR: 57%

    77. Been caught stealing something.

    78. Kicked/punched a guy in the balls.

    79. Stolen a boyfriend/girlfriend from a friend.

    80. Gone out with your friend's crush.

    81. Got arrested.

    82. Been pregnant.

    83. Babysat.

    84. Been to another country.

    85. Started your house on fire.

    86. Had an encounter with a ghost.

    87. PERCENTAGE SO FAR: 55%

    88. Donated your hair to cancer patients.

    89. Been asked out by someone that you never thought you'd be asked out by.

    90. Cried over a member of the opposite sex.

    91. Had a boyfriend/girlfriend for over 2 months.

    92. Sat on your butt all day.

    93. Ate a whole carton of ice cream all by yourself.

    94. Had a job.

    95. Gotten cut from a sports team.

    96. Been called a whore.

    97. Danced like a whore .

    98. PERCENTAGE SO FAR: 50%

    99. Been mistaken for a celebrity.

    100. Been in a car accident.

    101. Been told you have beautiful eyes.

    102. Been told you have beautiful hair.

    103. Raped somebody.

    104. Danced in the rain.

    105. Been rejected.

    106. Left a restaurant without paying.

    107. Punched someone/slapped someone in the face.

    108. Been raped.

    109. PERCENTAGE SO FAR: 46%

¹ — An example of a film that looks better with the 120 hz set to maximum would be Bram Stoker's Dracula, which has a really lousy transfer without it. This is a film I think is rather silly, but I enjoy because of the design work and the cinematic tricks Francis Coppola performed, such as the special effects that were designed to be of the period (George Melies and the like).
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