The Fortress Australia Park Place Log

you... could not so much as bend my knee.
    — bleach: dark souls

who would've thought that deciding what is/n't a wargame would be as difficult - or maybe moreso - than deciding if God exists?

... a wildness rose in the dragon again and drove it to attack, heaving up fire, hunting for enemies ...
flames lapped the shield, charred it to the boss, and the body armour on the young warrior was useless to him.
    — beowulf (heaney) 2669-2671, 2672-2674

alana de la garza doesn't have a facebook or myspace page.  i like her even more now.

i see you've been taking your overconfidence pills again.
    — the whole truth (when cougars attack)

i'm not saying there aren't a handful of niggles, but the rise of cobra is a fun movie.  if you consider it anathema compared to the cartoon, than you don't really remember the cartoon as well as you think you do.

"impossible" is merely a word that describes the degree of difficulty.
    — it takes a thief (unknown episode)

any questions?
    two.  how much caffeine could a stick of gum hold, and could it be made to taste good?
any questions concerning the topic at hand?
    well then you should've been more specific...

pioneers, oh pioneers . . .
    — quite possibly the most idiotic series of commercials ever made

The Diacritical Marks Park Place Log

if i say i'm bored, is that being rude?
    — bleach: dark souls

"what's this button do?" he asks, picking up the remote.  "oh, good - it makes you go away."

i would invite you to sit down, but i don't want to.
    — out of time

while bacon can "go bad", there's no such thing as bad bacon, just bacon that isn't as good as other bacon.

fate rarely calls upon us at a moment of our choosing.
    — transformers: rise of the fallen

even if you couldn't care less, do me a favor and ask walt disney studios home entertainment if they're releasing gargoyles season 2 volume 2 in 2011...

the dragon began to belch out flames and burn bright homesteads; there was a hot glow that scared everyone, for the vile sky-winger would leave nothing alive in his wake.
    — beowulf (heaney) 2312-2315

celestial seasonings named one of their teas "morning thunder".  i'm not much for keeping up with slang, but even i know they should've tried a bit harder.

dear God.  what is it like in your funny little brains?  it must be boring.
    — sherlock: a study in pink

The Enthusiastically Peaceful Park Place Log

thank you *so* much for having ctrl-A copy just what's on the screen and not *everything* that's there, microsoft.  [censored big time]

you think of buddhism as a religion of peace.  did you never wonder why all our monks learned to fight?
    — cursed mountain

i didn't have any alcohol around, so i washed allergy and pain pills down with a bottle of mt dew under the assumption that confusing my body would be almost as effective.

when you hit 40 you realize that you've... met or seen every kind of person there is, and i know what kind of person you are.
    — mad men (the hobo code)

as an aside, why do we not call them anti-allergy and anti-pain pills?

how did this get here?  you can't do that.  you have to be sneakier.
    you didn't see me place it.  how much more sneaky could i be?
    — that'll teach me for giving my mom the ninja meeples

i gotta admit though: two, two-and-a-half hours later, after i got it out of my system, i was almost in a state of zen.  (pause)  or maybe it was just the fact that my body was all confused.

in certain, extreme situations, the law is inadequate, and in order to shame its inadequacy it is necessary to act outside the law; to pursue natural justice.  this is not vengeance.  revenge is not a valid motive, it's an emotional response.  no, not vengeance: punishment.
    — the punisher

on a completely different note, where are those instant replays for football?  (the *other* football, genius)

The XXI Olympic Winter Games Park Place Log

i don't have any pithy words regarding what happened to nodar kumaritashvili, but unlike the paralympic athletes, i'd rather be dead than paraplegic, let alone quadriplegic.

at slightly less than twenty-four square miles, i was amazed at how small monaco is.  then san marino walked in: three-quarters of a square mile.

don't get me wrong: it's not sprint car racing, but with its immediacy, it's easy to like short track speed skating.  and besides, i'm hoping that it'll evolve into rollerball.

sweet - has streaming and full-event replays.  what the... i have to have a cable provider?!  thanks for nothing.

i certainly wouldn't place it in the top spot, but i can understand why germans like biathlon pursuit.  cross country, though, is a little much.

while i can appreciate the skill needed, i have difficulty getting into figure skating, though every so often a move like joubert's running-in-place or an ice dancing pair catches my eye.

why is phelps being interviewed?
    because they want to annoy me by not showing curling.

i see they still haven't updated ski jumping by adding giant swinging balls that you either time correctly or get ponked off the ramp.

with stories like joannie rochette's out there, jocobellis just seems even *more* petty.  and what was with mancuso's crying jag?  she needs to man up like kramer.

unlike parallel giant slalom, which could use batons and closer lanes, aerials is fine just the way it is.

go night train go.  still though, you gotta be slightly embarrassed when a single person on a luge can match your speed.

as a former soloist, i know what it's like when things don't go as well as they did in practice - you want to 9mm yourself - but they made up for the fourth arm at the closing ceremony.  and besides, its lack didn't change my appreciation of how well the projectors were used.

The Fleur-de-lis Park Place Log

really?  they threw the game?  is it difficult to fit so much smart in your head?

i am so bored by the celebration of ignorance.
    — martin short

who dat say dey gonna beat dem saints?

it's a relation neither of sympathy or of conquest, but every couple isn't a pair.
    you must've read that somewhere.
sure, everybody knows *i* can't think of anything clever.
    — bride of the gorilla

celestial seasonings named one of their teas "morning thunder".  not that i'm much for keeping up with slang, but maybe they should've tried a bit more.

the truth.  it is a beautiful and terrible thing, and should therefore be treated with great caution.
    — albus percival wulfric brian dumbledore

terry jastrow is a lucky man.
what?  seriously?  i find myself a bit saddened.

heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned, nor hell a fury like a woman scorned.
    — william congreve

that wouldn't work.
    why not?
because this is the real world and your ideas generally don't.  it just wouldn't.