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October 30, 2006 at 8:48pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

Have you seen yesterday’s take on Omaha and Nebraska in the New York Times yet?

Before you recoil in horror at the thought of living in Omaha, a city of 414,000 souls, consider that this year Money magazine ranked it seventh of the nation’s 10 best big cities to live in, ahead of New York City, which ranked 10th. O.K., now you may recoil in horror.

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British Zombie Attack

October 28, 2006 at 2:54pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


Tonight is the premiere of Shaun of the Dead on Comedy Central, possibly the best thing out of England since Fish and Chips, the Rolling Stones, or one of the films it spoofs: 28 Days Later. This movie is awesome. Check it out.

7 New Wonders

October 26, 2006 at 6:32pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

On the latest podcast of Inside Europe there was a story about a new project in which individuals across the world can vote on the “new 7 wonders of the world.” Apparently, of the original 7 ancient wonders of the world, only one remains - the Pyramids of Giza. The Pyramids, by the way, are still in the list of the final 21 potential wonders, along with the Sydney Opera House and the Easter Island statues. The results will be made public on 7-7-2007. You can vote here. I’ll have to give this one some thought before voting.

Having Problems With The iTunes Store?

October 23, 2006 at 2:34pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

Are any other lincolnites out there having problems with the iTunes music store? I’ve been following the discussion on the Apple boards all weekend, since apparently tons of people around the nation, myself included, either weren’t able to access the iTunes music store or were able to access the store but had tons of problems and delays there. Well, the current hypothesis is that this isn’t an Apple issue, but a Time Warner Cable Roadrunner issue. Seeing as how TWC has nearly a monopoly here in town, I wonder if other Lincolnites have been experiencing similar problems (if it truly is a TWC issue)? Not getting my weekly download of The Office can cause some serious withdrawal symptoms.

Some decisions

October 20, 2006 at 9:49pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

Nelson v. Ricketts - Ricketts
Amendment 1: Support for nonprofit use of buildings - Yes
Amendment 2: Investing Lincoln’s community health fund - Yes
Amendment 3: Gambling treatment - Yes
Amendment 4: Probation and parole - Yes
Amendment 5: Early childhood ed - Yes
Amendment 6: Tax increment financing - Yes
Initiative 421: Video keno - Yes
Referendum 422: Repeal Class I school merger - No
Initiative 423: Spending cap - No
Joking about the Ricketts thing by the way

Dwight Schrute Phone Message

October 10, 2006 at 1:15am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


The “Snakes on a Plane” promo tactics have become a trend. I just got a call from Dwight Schrute, Assistant Regional Manager for Dunder-Mifflin. Yes, it seems now you can spend the next day or two harassing your “friends” with calls from Dwight. You can set up a call at this website.

In anycase, of all the new premieres and continuations of old shows that have aired this season, The Office has got to be the best so far (excluding shows on the cable premium channels) - impressive considering that a lot of very good shows have started this year. I have enjoyed the first 3 episodes of The Office even more so than last season’s episodes. Steve Carell and Rainn Wilson are awesome, and I like the fact that many of the actors are also writers for the show (Toby the HR guy, Ryan, and Kelly). Plus, they have added Ed Helms to the cast as well.

Your Departure is Well Noted

October 5, 2006 at 2:45am By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


I’m not sure if Pretty Leo and Matt Damon can pull off the good cop/bad cop role with as much intensity and seriousness that Lau and Leung did in the original film that this Friday’s opening of The Departed is based on. Will Martin Scorcese finally do justice to a remake of the bestest HK shoot-em-up genre film since Hard Boiled? I hope so.

High Expectations

October 4, 2006 at 1:51pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den

One of the more exciting things to look forward to in the upcoming November elections is the outcome over Nevada’s Question 7. The initiative would allow adults to purchase and possess a regulated amount of marijuana from stores, with tax revenue earmarked for alcohol and drug treatment and education purposes. Campaigns for and against the initiative have ramped up efforts recently.

Latest poll results from the Las Vegas Sun however indicate that a majority of Nevadans are opposed to the measure:

Question 7, which would allow adults 21 and over to possess up to an ounce of marijuana, found support from 42 percent of voters, 51 percent were opposed and 7 percent were undecided.

Yesterday, a coalition of religious clergy endorsed the initiative.



Going Home

October 1, 2006 at 8:48pm By: Mr. T Posted in Mr. T's Den


A few pics and notes from a recent trip to Washington. Here is what last weekend’s Lincoln air show looked like from the airport, where a bunch of Minneapolis/St. Paul bound passengers were waiting. It was pretty cool watching the WW2 era planes take off from the airport. When they started dropping faux bombs on the air field and explosions were going off, all of a sudden people rushed to the windows to see what was going on.


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