Wednesday, June 30, 2004

Urgent Plea

Hey folks,

Thanks to the guys at BlogPatrol, I found that sometime before 5:00 today, someone used Yahoo! Search to get here using the search term:

Tiffany Reich

If whoever did that would please contact me by email or by commenting on this post, I would really appreciate it.

Why, you might ask? I wish there was a huge, dramatic story behind it, but in reality it's one of those things that seems so much smaller in hindsight. I'll tell the whole story one of these days. As a preview, here's a small taste:

Once rehearsals got underway, time started to compress. Relationships that should have taken weeks to form were sprouting up everywhere. Longtime couples broke up, and people were hooking up quick.

Take Care,

Mike G.

Monday, June 28, 2004

This is my niece Victoria, enjoying one of her many naps. She splits her time these days between sleep, her bottle and many diaper changes. Her latest exploits involve attempting to turn over, even though she's not sure of the exact technique.  Posted by Hello

This is your standard, everyday button. It has been prescreened to ensure the experiment's integrity. Posted by Hello
Good To Be Back...

As the pictures above clearly demonstrate, the old maxim has been disproved completely. My niece is actually cuter than a button.

Once again, Science Marches On.

Take Care,

Mike G.

Sunday, June 20, 2004

Testing Thomas Wolfe...

The hijinks and tomfoolery that have earned this blog heaps of awards and international acclaim may be in short supply for a few days.

Thanks to Southwest, AKA the Bus Line of the Air, I'll be visiting the family back in West Texas. To take advantage of the airlines famous low fares, I bought the tickets roughly 6 months ago. I also think I have to chip in for gas and load some luggage too.

I'm also going to introduce myself to my niece. I know she's only a month old and has more pressing issues to deal with , but I want to try and position myself as the "cool relative" as early as I can.

I'll try and update while I'm away, but if I can't, remember,

Take Care,

Mike G.

Friday, June 18, 2004


In doing a little research, I've discovered a few things about you guys.

1st, while I'd like to think this blog is at least mildly entertaining, I'm severely disappointing a few of you.

According to the counter stats, the top search terms are

Gmail invitation


So people are looking to me to fulfill two very different needs. While I still have Gmail invites that I'm looking to award, I unfortunately do not have any info related to a sex tape featuring a well known hotel heiress.

Take Care,

Mike G.

Thursday, June 17, 2004 once again proves to be the cat's pajamas with items like this.  Posted by Hello

Wednesday, June 16, 2004


I'm not going to mince words.

If you want to see Comedy Gold, watch Joe Schmo 2. This time around, the show takes aim at the current crop of dating/relationship shows. With characters such as the Weeper, Stalker, and the Playa, at times the show looks just like any other. Then it throws an elimination ceremony where the bachelor gives pearl necklaces to the girls he wants to stay.

So tune in, you won't be disappointed.

Mike G.

Monday, June 14, 2004

Thanks to my sources, I got an exclusive still from the Aliens Vs. Predator movie. It doesn't come out till August, so I hope the FX guys aren't finished.  Posted by Hello

Saturday, June 12, 2004

This is a poor picture of the new Frosted Flakes with 1/3 less sugar. you can't read what Tony's saying, but it reads: They're.....ok. Posted by Hello

Thursday, June 10, 2004

As Usual, Bad Timing...

No sooner do I update my Gmail contest, when I come across this article on Wired.


I guess I'll cross off "IPod", "Oakley Shades", and "Gold Teeth" off of my wish list.

Take care,

Mike G.

Wednesday, June 09, 2004


Since I posted my contest/search-for-free-stuff for a Gmail invite, only one person has responded.

I know there's a lot of people who want one of these things, and I'm not picky about what I'll take in trade.

Basically, your odds are really good if you just write me.

I'm keeping the thing going for a while, so for purposes of baiting the search engines....

Gmail invite, free Gmail invitation, invite you to Gmail, get a Gmail invite.

Take Care.

Mike G.

Tuesday, June 08, 2004

Mondays.... Posted by Hello

Monday, June 07, 2004

No Contest...

I actually feel kind of bad on this one.

The larger creature is Cy-Gor, a cybernetic gorilla from the pages of Todd McFarlane's Spawn.

The smaller character is the vastly underrated Howard the Duck. This is NOT the same Howard that frolicked with Lea Thompson in the 1986 film. Instead, this duck has a long and storied history, complete with legal wrangling, corporate wrongdoing and an appearance by the Walt Disney Company. You can find out more here and here.

Just so you know, the fight didn't take too long, and there was remarkably little cleanup afterward.

Take Care,

Mike G.
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Saturday, June 05, 2004


I'm interrupting the series of battles for a little announcement.

As most of you know, Google has been testing their free email service, Gmail. Invitations to use the service while it's still in beta are apparently quite prized, as evidenced by sites like this and EBay auctions that are going for over 60 bucks.

Well, since I hate being left behind, I've decided to hold a little competition.

I've got two Gmail invites. And yes, putting them up for auction would probably garner a quick buck, and I could swap it for something like this or even this.

That's all well and good, but it doesn't do anything for Churn.

So if you read this blog, and don't hate it, and want a gmail invite, let me know. If you do hate this blog, but still want an invite, tell me how to make it better. Now if you want to sweeten the pot, I won't refuse it. Drop me a message here, using all the skills you have at your disposal. I'll update as needed.

Good luck, and Take Care,

Mike G.

Thursday, June 03, 2004

Turnabout is fair play, as Bruce Lee's skill easily bests the random quirks of Dynomutt's high-tech exoskeleton.
 Posted by Hello
Reason to Hope....

Mankind reclaims a bit of its destiny, as you can see below. Granted, Dynomutt may not be the pride of the mechanical world, but he can be formidable. Bruce Lee, the creator of jeet kune do,is perhaps the epitome of human perfection.

Quick Note...

About two days ago, I installed a counter on this blog. I'd like to say thank you to the 17 visitors and 56 hits {so far}. Of course, that doesn't count people who visit more than once{an even bigger shock}.

Take Care,

Mike G

Wednesday, June 02, 2004

Sadly, all the Twisty McFlips and fakie 360s in the world mean precious little when faced with Dead Metal's pincers and 3000 rpm sawblade. Posted by Hello
Round Three...

This fight was a metaphor for creativity vs. cold logic.

So, I took the creativity and inventiveness of the creator of the 900, Tony Hawk.

His opponent? The almost 248 pound robot made famous by the BBC show Robot Wars, Dead Metal.

I had hoped Tony's determination and speed would see him through, but just check above for the results....

Still more to come...

Tuesday, June 01, 2004

I'll admit it. This battle wasn't much of a contest. The Warrior Bug made short work of the good Captain Morgan, even with his metal keyring. More battles to come.... Posted by Hello

While the Hellboy Mez-It does appear to have an advantage on Fozzie Bear Fast Food Toy, his lack of size may work against him... Posted by Hello
Battle Royale...

One of the side effects of being a comic book fan is that your mind turns to that often asked question:

Who's tougher?

Over the next few posts, I'll pit different forces against each other in an attempt to separate the weak from the strong.

The first match may seem a bit lopsided, but I feel if you give it some thought, you'll agree.