Thursday, November 27, 2003

So full...Can't Type...Complete Sentences....

Happy late Thanksgiving to all of you out there. I hope you took the opportunity to reconnect with your loved ones and share good times.

And at the crack of dawn tomorrow I hope you have the strength to knock over that punk-ass soccer mom standing between you and that DVD player you've been eyeing. Remember, you've got elbows for a reason.



Thursday, November 20, 2003

And Into the Valley of Death.....

More like valley of nerds.

I'll be at Wizardworld Texas tomorrow and Saturday parting with much of my hard earned income. To be on the safe side, I'll probably wear an auto air freshener around my neck to keep the hygenically challenged at arm's length, like vampires and garlic. I'll see if I can't snap some pictures and find a way for you to see them.


Mike G.

Wednesday, November 19, 2003

Look, I'm not going to be good company tonight, so I would suggest moving on.

I'll write more when i've calmed down.


Mike G.

Monday, November 10, 2003

That Blue Pill Keeps Looking Better...

All right, I've been letting this stew for a few days and then I thought,

Why am I keeping this to myself? Surely the Internet was created as a public arena for pointless complaining.

So I saw the third Matrix movie the other day, and depending on how you look at it, it's either:

A. A slam bang action flick with kickass FX
B. A disappointing mess.

Others have gone into great detail on each side of this argument, but here's the thing that made me scratch my head as the lights came up. (slight spoilers)

So, during the first movie, Neo discovers he can see beyond The Matrix and effectively rewrite the program (stop bullets, etc). The movie ends with Neo telling the machines that (paraphrasing) this is a new beginning. The machines can't track him, and he flies away, free from the system. The war between the humans and machines has taken a new turn.

So in Reloaded, Neo hasn't learned anything new. He flies, and has a few more kung fu moves, but that's about it. Aside from freeing a few more people, nothing much has changed. Why hasn't Neo tried, I don't know-TEACHING some of
this stuff? Or at the very least, fly around New York for a few hours and force the Matrix to reveal itself? If there's 100K Sentinels heading for Zion, Why don't Neo and Co. go up to the surface and set off a few dozen EMPs?
And I don't even want to get into the philosophy 101 drivel of the Architect.

Which brings to the final(?) chapter.

So we've abandoned the whole 'War' thing and now it's some sort of Alamo situation. Neo learns that programs have feelings, too. Lots of CGI is used, and in the end, the whole conflict is decided by a fistfight. And wonder of wonders, we end up right back where we started. The Matrix is still online, using human beings as Energizers, there's a small(er)
human resistance, and the average person is none the wiser. Oh, but now there's a truce.....feh.

And notice I didn't say anything about Agent Smith, the Oracle, or even the Merovingian-sinton. Except that whoever designed Monica Belucci's outfit should be given an Oscar for best supporting dress. I only have so much life
force to give. I'm just really puzzled how such an awesome idea could get so far away from its roots. It seems clear to me that the Warchowski Bros. got lost somewhere along the way, and just couldn't get back. I know they pretty much shun all interviews, but I'd love to get their perspective.

Of course, if anyone out there "gets it", by all means, comment here or tell me directly.

Well, take care all.


Monday, November 03, 2003

Reminder Time...

Fans and enemies alike will be able to hear me tuesday night on the P1

Remember 1310 AM, 1700 AM, 104.1 FM, and last but not least,

Actually, they only use one frequency for my voice. The sheer size of
my talent
requires at least two separate wavelengths.

I'm sorry, I'm getting an IM...

{Hubris007} Hey Mike.
{Mike G.} I'm sorry, who are you?
{Hubris007} Nobody important. I'll see you around.

Wonder what that was...

Saturday, November 01, 2003

Power to the People...or just the One Person.

If I've done this right, you can now post responses to my inane writings.

Yup, instead of just telling others how much I suck, you can tell me in person!

Sort of.

Let loose the floodgates.

Take Care,

Mike G.

Does this work?