Check out the new Batman Begins trailer...you'll see what I mean.
Fast Food Fever.com - It's still going and may even be featured in FHM magazine
Single Serve Coffee.com - It's going strong and I even have 4 paid advertisers - 4!!!
Shaving Stuff.com - Russell Neufeld and I are doing this one and it's been very fun so far.
Kitchen Contraptions.com - Maya, Russ, and I will be doing this and Michael too.
Also on the gaming front - Halo 2, Half Life 2, Everquest 2 - SO MANY 2s!!!
And most importantly...my family life. Anya, Maya, and her mom are so inspiring. Anya just does more and more and more stuff everyday and Maya seems to adapt with no effort. She's amazing. Her mom has been such a light to how important family is and how important they are to have around, and how much they can be the best friends you can have. It makes me miss my parents, my brother, my aunt and uncle more and more everyday. That's a good thing not a bad thing. I love them all.
Well that's all for now. I rarely write these types of posts - but once in awhile you have to.
"MSNBC - More 'them' than 'us': "So let there be no whining when your husband's National Guard obligation leaves him under fire for six extra months, or when Granny and Gramps are eating cat food, or when it become increasingly impossible to meet the economic needs of the middle-class family.
No complaining. None of it.
You wanted this guy. Now you have him, unleashed."
The Cult of Mac Blog: "It's a beautiful, sunny, marine-clear morning here in San Francisco, but no one's very cheerful. It's a black day in America. Four more years of war and death, domestic decay and neo-con lunacy (three slots on the Supreme Court may open up)."
Voters were more concerned with 'moral issues' -- preventing gays from marrying -- than slaughter for oil. And those propping up this evil regime -- blue collar Midwest conservatives -- are those the most shafted: no healthcare, no education, outsourced jobs, and their kids are sent to die in Iraq.
I like America and Americans, and San Francisco is a lovely town. But the streets are full of beggars, the highways are covered in trash and kids are armed with guns. America's rotten to the core.
GamesIndustry.biz - Nintendo of America shuts down 8-bit pirates: "A pirate operation providing video game systems featuring unlicensed NES titles has been shut down by Nintendo of America, with the US District Court granting a temporary restraining order against two companies involved in their sale."
Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up For 2005
-Elektra, New Regency/ Fox - Filming completed, Jan. 14, 2005 release
-Fantastic Four, Fox - Filming started, July 1, 2005 release
Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up For 2006
-X-Men 3, Fox - May 5, 2006 release
-Iron Man, New Line Cinema - Script, Slated for 2006
-Ghost Rider, Sony - Script, Director, Pre-production, Slated for 2006
-Luke Cage, Sony/Columbia - Script, Director, Slated for 2006
-The Punisher 2, Lions Gate - Writer, Director, Slated for 2006
-Deathlok, Paramount - Script, Director, Slated for 2006
Marvel Character Feature Film Line-Up For 2007
-Spider-Man 3, Sony/Columbia - Director, May 4, 2007 release
-Namor, Universal Pictures - Script, Slated for 2007
-The Hulk 2, Universal Pictures - Development, Slated for 2007
-Wolverine, Fox - Development, Slated for 2007
Marvel Character Feature Film Projects in Development
Ant-Man, Black Panther, Captain America, Nick Fury, Silver Surfer, Thor
Marvel Character Animated Direct-to-Video Projects in Development
Partnership with Lions Gate to develop, produce and distribute original animated DVD features. Four projects in 2D/3D format are in development with the first release slated for 2006. Characters include: The Avengers 1, The Avengers 2, Iron Man and The Hulk.
Marvel Character Animated TV Projects in Development
Partnership with Antefilms Distribution to produce an original animated television series based on the Fantastic Four. 26, thirty-minute 2D/3D animated episodes are planned with initial TV airings in 2006.
Marvel Character Live Action TV Projects in Development
Blade and Brother Voodoo are two Marvel characters that are in development.
Also - Single Serve Coffee.com is doing really really well. I have paid advertisers, products to review, and it is a ton o fun.
HOWEVER...expect new pictures of Anya soon. Expect some posts here and there. And check out the links on the side to see what I've been up to.
"FAO Schwarz aims high in its upcoming catalog - Sep. 9, 2004: "'And probably the most significant difference is that we do not carry the products carried in mass-market stores, the major toy brands,' Richmond was quoted as saying. 'It is a new strategy. Our position is about things that are really spectacular and unique that you wouldn't find anyplace else.'"
Abuzz - Shut down notice.: "Shut down notice. On Thursday, Sept. 2, the Abuzz.com service was discontinued. The service was ended due to limited resources for maintaining a quality, moderated community site. We regret any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your loyal and lively interest in Abuzz. We encourage you to investigate other community sites including the forums on The New York Times site at http://forums.nytimes.com. Please direct any feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org.However, as my friend and fellow builder of Abuzz points out...it still lives!!!!!
Thanks, The Abuzz Team"
In case you missed any of our Summer coverage at SingleServeCoffee.com, here is the best of SingleServeCoffee.com for Summer 2004.
Black & Decker Home Café Review from Single Serve Coffee.com
100% Kona Coffee Pod Review from Single Serve Coffee
Café Filter Review from SinglseServeCoffee.com
The Keurig K-Cup Brewer Review Part I
The Keurig K-Cup Brewer Review Part II
The Keurig K-Cup Brewer Review Part III
Easypods.co.uk Italian 100% Arabica Medium Roast 62mm Pods for Senseo Review
Easypods.co.uk Vanilla Pod Review
My Senseo & Clear Mugs
Senseo Review from Single Serve Coffee.com
General Single Serve Coffee News and Insights
Pod Guide for Single Serve Machines at Cafepods.com
Bodum Expresso Machine at Apartment TherapyTassimo Site Launches
Bunn Jumping Into Single Serve Coffee with My Cafe
Mr Coffee Joins the Single Serve Coffee Craze
Cafe Filter Shipping from Knives and Tools!
More Keurig Feedback
Keurig News From Single Serve Coffee Reader
Velox "COFFEEBREAK CAR" - A Revolution in Coffee for your Car
Melitta One: One Impressions
Black & Decker Home Cafe Feedback
Toddy Cold Brew Coffee System
Tassimo from Kraft
Single Serve Coffee is Officially a Craze
How to create your own Senseo coffee pads
"This program's humorous subject matter amuses us much more than its simple gameplay does. In this backwoods adventure, you must rescue your beloved from the hands of the evil Clem McSnide, by performing a number of tasks while avoiding your foes. For example, in the first story, you must rebuild your shack while avoiding enemy henchmen. If you get hurt, you can punch-out mules and pigs to reinvigorate yourself. Hillbilly Whack isn't particularly challenging, as we managed to complete the trial version's three levels without expending much effort. We were just as disappointed with the game's crude, blocky graphics, as we were with its virtually nonexistent feature set. We would have at least liked the ability to mute the sound. Although it's good for a quick laugh, Hillbilly Whack probably won't be an engrossing option for anyone but younger children."
Heh - we'll take it. It's nice to get 3 out of 5 for your first title. On reviewing the review, the next version will have loads more gameplay elements, and yes you'll even get to mute the sound. It's amazing me to me that people don't often get the "blocky graphics" and miss the Classic Gaming angle. Expect the game to be a bit more challenging in Hillbilly Whack! Zombie Attack! as well.
Overall - getting the game out, having people in general really like it, and hitting the mark with the humor - we are really happy. Oh yeah - and 125,000 downloads can't be that bad right?
Hillbilly Whack - Reviews and free downloads at Download.com
I just can't wait to meet him!
Darren Lewis Brewer
"Former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein spends his time in solitary confinement writing poems, tending a garden, reading the Koran and eating American muffins and cookies, a British newspaper has reported."
CNN.com - Saddam 'gardens, eats muffins' - Jul 26, 2004
Confessions of a (Former) Coffee Junkie review by Jay Mastaitis - single serve coffee at newmoanyeah
"My addiction aside, Single Serve Coffee is a wonderful, perky resource for any online java fiend. It's a weblog with one single solitary purpose, to help you achieve coffee nirvana: Being able to create the best cup of coffee in the world, every morning, right in your kitchen."
Confessions of a (Former) Coffee Junkie review by Jay Mastaitis - single serve coffee at newmoanyeah
"The New York Times > Fashion & Style > Flying Shirttails, the New Pennants of Rebellion: "Draped over khakis or jeans or expensive dress pants, the tails-out look appears to be the default for a generation still searching for a middle ground between the traditional coat-and-tie uniform for the workplace and the Internet-era alternative of outfits best suited for mowing the lawn. And, although retailers insist that the style is pitched mainly toward the young, the trend has obvious benefits for male Baby Boomers forced to confront, conceal and, if possible, flatter what an advertisement for women's undergarments used to term 'midriff bulge.'"
"Variety has confirmed that director Bryan Singer has taken on the challenge of directing the long-in-development 'Superman' film for Warner Brothers. He will create a script with X2 writers Mike Dougherty and Dan Harris. The film is expected to start production late this year in Australia. The current budget is set at $200 million. 'My interest in Superman dates back many, many years,' Singer said. 'In fact, it was the Richard Donner classic film that was my day-to-day inspiration in shaping the X-Men universe for the screen. I feel that Superman has been late in his return and it is time for him to fly again.'"
"Huge huge news for George Romero fans! It's finally official, after years and years and years of waiting, George Romero's fourth and final zombie flick, now called Land of the Dead, is going to happen! If you haven't seen Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead or Day of the Dead, what the hell are you waiting for? Read on for this breaking news..."
"BostonWorks - Jobs, Events, and Information from The Boston Globe: "Denis O'Connell took that advice. Laid off from his job at a company building websites for packaged goods companies at the end of January, he considered taking a few months off. If the layoff notice had come this spring, he might have taken the whole summer off. But he saw what could happen if he went that route."
Day of The Dead:CONTAGIUM
Enjoy the pictures! I took them at a filling station - at 100mpg - you spend a whopping $1.60 to fill her up.
Nissan Cube: "Nissan Motor Co. has announced the domestic Japanese launch of the new generation Cube, which will be displayed at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show (Commercial Vehicles). The first-generation model, released in 1998 created a new 'tall wagon' genre in the small car market and recorded sales of approximately 400,000 units.
Developed around the product concept of a 'magical box,' the second-generation Cube provides interior spaciousness and convenient storage features which enable the car to serve as the driver's personal 'toolbox.'"
Apple - AirPort Express - AirTunes: "AirPort Express with AirTunes redefines the way you listen to your music at home. It gives you the freedom to play your iTunes music through your stereo or powered speakers in virtually in any room of your house wirelessly. It lets you enjoy the tremendous flexibility of iTunes without being bound to your Mac or PC, opening up a whole new world of musical enjoyment."
Here's to the NEW!