Tuesday, May 31, 2005

The Dark side

After this cartoon, do we need any more proof that the media are decidedly left wing liberal democrats?
Only the liberal media would depict the Republicans as the dark side of the force.
Although I must admit, portraying the Dems as a tin can beeping whirring annoying useless robot droid is appropriate.

Mormon Comics

Now here is a comic book I can get behind. The BOOK OF MORMON told on the pages of a comic book. Volumes 1 & 2 are out now. Volume 3 will be out shortly.
I've never been one for the superhero and fantastical comic books, but I may just go down and pick one of these up and may even follow the series. The stories are definitely more fulfilling and 'real' than any Batman or Spiderman comic. Kudos to Mike Allred for taking something that is really somewhat a waste of time and turning it into something of real value in this world.
I read from the 'real' Book of Mormon every day but having the comic book version may provide a break from the stark black and white pages of my scriptures. They won't replace my daily reading but may be a fun diversion. And who knows, the kids may show some interest.
Here is more info on the comic book version of the Book of Mormon.

Monday, May 30, 2005

School's Out!!!

School is out for the summer!
It's time for 'night games' and camping out in 'Carter Meadows', summer films and water balloon fights.
The kids are excited to be out for the summer and the parents are excited too. Well, maybe only for a few days and then we'll wish they were back in school. (just kidding) (really!)
Memorial Day (rainy), 4th of July, visit from the Guad crew and plenty of sunshine are on the schedule this year.
We'll be off to see about a dozen parades this summer as KJ joins the Lone Peak High School marching band. I have plans for some water balloon action of my own during some of these parades. Shhhh, don't say anything. Shelby is looking forward to being outside with new found friends all summer long.
Mom is busy planning the kids schedules out and working the business.
And, Dad is busy waiting for some actual good movies to show up at the local cineplex. SWIII was a huge dud and the Longest Yard was well, just about the longest movie of the year. Don't see it unless you are a huge Adam Sandler fan. Cuz that kool aid is the only thing that will keep you from realizing what a waste of 2 hours you just invested. I mean how stupid is it to kill off your funniest character half way through the movie!!!???!!! Ooops, uh, now what do we do? Uh, hey Adam make another huge black guy look stupid! Hah! That was sooo funny, do it again and again and again and again. You get the point. I might just have to resort to renting 'Dodgeball' soon if the movies don't improve.
Yes, school's out and we're ready to rock the summer!

Hey, I'm off to Sonic for half price drinks happy hour. Fresh Lime slush, Yummmmmm.

Peace out!

Saturday, May 28, 2005

LIFE - Greatest Americans

Joseph Smith Jr. is listed in LIFE magazines 100 Greatest Americans issue.
It is appropriate especially as we celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Prophets Birthday.
See other celebrations of the Prophets Birthday anniversary.

Wednesday, May 25, 2005

Legal drugs

Microsoft has taken to using legal addictive substances to push it's nextgen gaming console. Xbox 360 and Pepsico will combine for a Mountain Dew giveaway of close to 10,000 Xbox 360's before the console actually ships to the public.

Anything to get into your living room.
Anything to make a buck.
Anything to get you hooked.

Monday, May 23, 2005

The Apocalypse

Say it aint so!

Apple to consider INTEL processors.

This doesn't make much sense to me since INTEL processors are generally considered inferior. The only argument that makes sense and is the only argument being used in the handful of articles I have read is the cost effectiveness of the INTEL chips over the IBM chips.
Maybe this is just a ploy to get IBM to cut Apple a deal and lower prices.
I have a feeling this report isn't true. The engineering required to make OSX work on CISC processors is not insignificant.
And, the industry trend has been toward the technically superior IBM chips not away from them. For example, all 3 next gen video game systems will be incorporating IBM processors NOT intel.
It did make their stock price jump 6% today. Maybe Steve Jobs is planning on selling some stock soon and wanted a boost in the stock price.

Thursday, May 19, 2005


star wars episode iii

well, there's 4 hours of my life I'll never get back.

I am proud to say I didn't drink the kool aid. No I'm not gonna say I loved it and that it was great and all that crap.
This was one of the worst films ever created. And when you take into account the effort and money it took to do so it is a monumental disaster. Someone should make a film about how terribly horrible this movie was. Now that film might be the greatest disaster film of all time!
I'm soooo glad I didn't stay up till 0 dark thirty to see it.
I had to bite my tongue in about a dozen places this afternoon while watching. It was just sooooo bad.
Well, at least it's over. No more star wars. Maybe Mr. Ego aka George Lucas will go into retirement now.
So, finally we have two of the biggest downer film series of all time out of the way. LOTR and SW. Maybe someone will finally make some good films now. Please.

Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Darth Bush

This one is funny. According to Hayden Christensen, the uh, um, actor, cough, cough, the next Star Wars has a decidedly anti-Bush message. Check it out here. Wow, that must make George Lucas a prophet or psychic or something. All these years and six movies and multiple billions of dollars to force a political message on the world. I don't buy it. I think Hayden has been smoking a little too much, well, something. Now I'm gonna watch the movie this Thursday with the extra added thought of wondering if he was right. It was hard enough to agree to go see this new demo reel for ILM, but now Hayden has even ruined that for me.

Monday, May 16, 2005

Naughty Newsweek

So, you have to wonder about the American media lately. They are so hell bent on well, sending us all to hell in a hurry that they can't stay out of their own way.
First (I shouldn't say first but oh well) there was the CBS debacle about Pres. Bush's National Guard service. Oops.
Now Newsweek has joined in. They claimed that American guards at Guantanamo Bay were using the Quran as toilet paper etc. Wow. That's a huge thing to claim when you really didn't have anything to back it up. 16 people died in Afghanistan over the weekend in protest against 'America' for doing this heinous thing. Only problem is it didn't happen. I for one am getting sick of the media 'getting away' with the crap they do. I don't feel I can trust anything I watch or read anymore. Where is the truth? If you listen to the liberal media the truth is held in very close control by the Democratic National Party. Hmmm. Maybe the DNC should just start publishing their own newspaper and monthly and weekly magazines. Oh, I forgot they already have the New York Times, CBS and Newsweek. Ooops. I guess I should check my facts before I say anything.
I read this article in US News last week. At first it scared me. It talks about the state of the media in the year 2014. I couldn't see how you could ever get anything correct in the future this article predicts. But now after this Newsweek mess I'm wondering if maybe this predicted future may not be better after all. Read it for yourself and let me know what you think.

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Click here to download Clariticity.com's first Podcast! You'll need to right-click to open with iTunes or to download the file. Just click if you just want to play it and listen.

This Podcast as you can tell from the above picture is KJ playing his first trombone solo at a recent concert. The concert was called 'Big Band Night' and was exclusive to his Junior High School's Jazz band. It was a fun evening and KJ did well on his solo. If you don't have an iPod or an MP3 player to download the file from the above link you can click on the picture above and watch a video of the event.
Oh, and an added bonus is at the end of the video. I won't ruin it for you here, but I'm sure I'm going to hear about it later. Let me just say here that pressure from my wife and kids is the only reason I included it.

Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Flushing toilets

Well, if you believe all the rumour sites. This is it. The next Microsoft trojan horse. Xbox 360.
Yawwwwwn. You are going to be deluged with this thing and anything and everything about it over the next few months. Microsoft's marketing tactics are to make you think this thing cures cancer and that you cannot and will not live without it. Sounds strangely familiar to satan's tactics to me.
Don't succumb to the hype.
Don't believe anything they tell you.
It's all lies, half truths, anything to get you to BUY BUY BUY.
I know a secret.
Go buy a book. Buy several of them. You'll be better off.
Go buy tickets to a triple A baseball/hockey game and take the family. You'll be better off.
Take your family camping or hiking or anything outdoors. Go rent a jet-ski. You'll be better off.

I promise.

Monday, May 09, 2005

Joke of the Day

Two antennas meet on a roof, fall in love and get married. The ceremony
wasn't much, but the reception was excellent.

Friday, May 06, 2005

Fightin Mad

Bonehead of the day

A high school student in Georgia got suspended for 10 days recently because he refused to hang up on his Mother who was calling from Iraq. His Mother, a soldier on a 1 year tour, had called on the son's cell phone during his lunchtime to talk to her son. When he was told to hang up the phone and refused he was hauled to the office and threatened with arrest or suspension.
Here is my favorite line:
"Now being that his mother is in Iraq, we're not trying to cause her any undue hardship; he was suspended for 10 days."
OMG! What is wrong with people? If ever there is a time to bend 'the rules' or make an 'exception' that was it. They blew it BIG time and I hope they get their butts suspended from their jobs for ten days.
If this happened in my local school district I would personally go down to the school and lodge a protest. I hope the parents in Columbus, GA do that.
Friggin idiots...

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Itsy bitsy spider

Check this out.

Remember this guy? Al something or other. Well, he's getting an award for helping to create the internet!
Huh? Maybe this is just another weird scene from 'Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy'. Yeah, that's it. That's why it seems so weird and 'out of place'. Ok, I feel better now.