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Posted by TJ on Wednesday July 18, 2007 @ 02:49 PM
[Tags: tv, opinion, guide]

Here is my take on the various Late Night Talk Shows.
I dedicate this to the late Tom Snyder who died on July 29, 2007 from complication with leukemia. Snyder was one of early pioneers of late night talk shows with "Tomorrow" in the 80's and 90's and was host of the CBS's The Late Late Show in 1990's.

CBS - The Late Show with Dave Letterman
I find Letterman extremely funny. Being from NY definitely makes his show even better to watch as he frequently does local stuff involving the city and surrounding area. Dave has a way of making ordinary people into comic geniuses as he has done with stage manager Biff Henderson, Handyman George Clark and Deli owner Rupert Jee, these sketches are what make the late show original and funny. What I do not like about the show is the numerous pointless unfunny skits that are done from time to time like "will it float?" , stump the band, and "Is this Anything", and most of Alan Kaulter's skits. Dave's show is well known for the Stupid Human Tricks and the Top Ten list.

NBC - The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
This is most watched late show and has surpassed the late show every year since the 90's. I am not sure why as I don't really find Jay funny. He gets old ripping on the band leader Kevin Eubanks. I find that the writers for the show aren't that good as his jokes often get no laughs and Leno is not that great with covering it up. His most popular feature is headlines on Monday and this a rip off of David Letterman's skit "Dumb Ads" that Dave introduced in the 80's. Yes that is right, Leno is actually ripping off Dave, not as you may have thought as Letterman re-introduced this skit under the name "Small Town News" in 2004 to compete with Leno's segment.

CBS - The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Craig's Gig is "Let's repeat the same sayings every episode that make people laugh" This is how a normal episode of CBS late late show goes. 1. Craig Ferguson enters saying to the audience "Enjoy the show, sit down , lay down...take off your pants." 2. Craig opens email bag tell audience to email him at "Craig@internet........com" 3. Craig Calls voice mail and pertains to dial 10,000 numbers just to get to his voice mail as if this demands laughter every single time. I do not know how people can watch his show every day with out getting annoyed at the amount of the stuff he repeats each day. I get tired of it after watching twice in a week. This show would be funny if it didn't have the repetitive crap.

NBC - Late Night with Conan O'Brien When I heard that O'brian was replacing Leno on the Late show in 10 years (less now) I was not that excited. Conan to me was the combination of "Let's act stupid and people will laugh" and "Lets make of fun of myself so people laugh". However Conan has some great monologue's and skits and they never get old.

Last Call with Carson Daly, NBC There is nothing much to say about this show. When I watch him he always look as if he doesn't even know why he's there, and with good reason. The show does not have much content and Carson is just so bleh. The only good thing about this show is it pulls in some good music talent.

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central I think Jon Stewart is great and I'm not sure why but I do not watch his show much. I think a lot has to do with the fact his show is on Comedy central and not a major network. His show is more geared toward turning current news into humor and does a great job at it! I feel Stewart would make a great replacement for Letterman.



Posted by TJ on Saturday July 14, 2007 @ 05:44 PM
[Tags: update, tjshome, eBay]

I put the eBay auction template back online. The template enables you to make a professional looking ebay auction with out any html knowledge. I took it off line due to lack of interest but I might as well at least still link to it from here since it takes up very little space on the server.

Let me know what you think and if I can make any improvemetns.

link: eBay Auction Template





Posted by TJ on Friday July 13, 2007 @ 02:49 PM
[Tags: web design, tjshome, update]

I made a couple updates to the website. Here's a list of those updates made in the last month or so.
  • Now with the Image Converter you can add your picture to an iPod and the classic Etch-a-Sketch frames.
  • Changedthe background color -- let me know what you think.
  • Limited the blog to 25 blogs per page since the page was getting too long.
  • Deleted the Guestbook -- to much spam and securities holes - not enough time for me to fix those.
  • Removed the eBay auction tools from the menu... Not enough traffic.
  • Added a webmaster todo list. This you can't see but it will help me manage changes that I want to implement to the website. There's so much to do that sometimes I think of changes that need to be made but forget about them later. I am quite happy with the code so I may post the source for web designers to use on their page.
  • Added Dumb law Submissions page - See the stupid laws submitted by visitors to this site.
  • Fixed browser layout issues and validated front page and css.




Posted by TJ on Thursday July 12, 2007 @ 10:24 AM
[Tags: hints, web design, windows]

I absolutely hate website's that play sounds on page load, and avoid visiting them at all cost. Why web designers think it's a good idea to do this is beyond me. However, I think I found a simple solution to sounding off these sounds in both firefox and internet explorer 7.
    The solution:
  1. Open the Internet Explorer or Firefox installation folder.
        The default path for IE is “C:Program FilesInternet Explorer”
    and Firefox is C:Program FilesMozillaFirefox".

  2. Create an empty file in this folder with the name “msacm32.dll”. (IE: open Notepad and do save as msacm32.dll).

  3. Close all Browser windows and test it. EA Sports usually plays "EA Sports it's in the game" at page load.
If you need to enable sounds you have to delete or rename “msacm32.dll”.






Posted by TJ on Thursday July 5, 2007 @ 02:51 PM
[Tags: links, internet]

I am always looking on the net for the great gift site. A site where you can go and find something for anyone. A site with products sorted by catogory of need. I found this site while looking on Amex.com and it looks to be pretty close to what I am looking for.

site: Red Envelope

It has really cool... original gift ideas and looks like you can find a gift for anyone. The only thing it needs is more gift suggestions.





Posted by TJ on Tuesday July 3, 2007 @ 11:39 AM
[Tags: lyrics, internet]

[Music: Nickback - Rockstar]

I don't really like Nickelback because every song sounds the same.. but this song actually has some cool lyrics and a good sound...


Rockstar
by Nickelback Lyrics


I'm through with standin' in line
to clubs I'll never get in
It's like the bottom of the ninth
and I'm never gonna win
this life hasn't turned out
quite the way I want it to be
(Tell me what you want)

I want a brand new house
on an episode of Cribs
And a bathroom I can play baseball in
And a king size tub big enough
for ten plus me
--(Yea, So what you need)--

I need a credit card that's got no limit
And a big black jet with a bedroom in it
Gonna join the mile high club
At thirty-seven thousand feet
--(Been there done that)--

I want a new tour bus full of old guitars
My own star on Hollywood Boulevard
Somewhere between Cher and
James Dean is fine for me
(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life for fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair and change my name

[CHORUS]
'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars and
Live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
in the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blonde hair
And well...

Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar

I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
Sign a couple autographs
So I can eat my meals for free
--(I'll have the quesadilla, ha-ha,)--

I'm gonna dress my ass
with the latest fashion
Get a front door key to the Playboy mansion

Gonna date a centerfold that loves to
blow my money for me
(So how you gonna do it?)

I'm gonna trade this life
For fortune and fame
I'd even cut my hair
And change my name

'Cause we all just wanna be big rockstars and
Live in hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
in the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blonde hair
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary of
today's who's who
They'll get you anything
with that evil smile
Everybody's got a
drug dealer on speed dial, well
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar

I'm gonna sing those songs
That offend the censors
Gonna pop my pills
from a Pez dispenser
Get washed-up singers writing all my songs
Lip --sync-- 'em every night so I don't get 'em wrong

Well we all just wanna be big rockstars
And live in Hilltop houses driving fifteen cars
The girls come easy and the drugs come cheap
We'll all stay skinny 'cause we just won't eat
And we'll hang out in the coolest bars
in the VIP with the movie stars
Every good gold digger's
Gonna wind up there
Every Playboy bunny
With her bleach blond hair
And we'll hide out in the private rooms
With the latest dictionary of
today's who's who
They'll get you anything
with that evil smile
Everybody's got a
drug dealer on speed dial,well

Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar
Hey, hey, I wanna be a rockstar




Posted by TJ on Friday June 29, 2007 @ 03:08 PM
[Tags: links, cellphone, humor]

With the use of cell phones phone cards and pay phones have become a novelty. However this company has found a new use for phone cards. You can use these things to spoof the caller id and have any name show up on the caller id display. So do not wait any longer... buy one... call your mom with County Prison showing up on the display and ask to her bail you out.

Spoofcard, fake you caller ID




Posted by TJ on Thursday June 28, 2007 @ 11:39 AM
[Tags: business, web design, accounting]

Berkshire Halthway is a holding company which manages companies like Geico, Benjamin Moore, and Pampered Chef and had a revenue of $98.5 billion in 2006. Warren E. Buffett, CEO is the third richest man in the USA (Forbes, April 2007). Buffet is known for his cheap and frugile lifestlye and this is probably why he will not invest in a web designer for his multi-billion dollar company. The website for Berkshire Hathaway looks as though a middle school student prepared for a Miscrosoft Word project. I guess in their line of business they do not need to impress but really only a couple dollars and you can atleast get a professional look.

Hint: I need some side work

Link: http://www.berkshirehathaway.com



Posted by TJ on Friday June 22, 2007 @ 03:48 PM
[Tags: personal, thoughts, rant]

I've been quiet and reserved for most of my life. I can not remember exactly when it clicked in or if its just been there forever. I've thought about it and I'm sure a lot of those close to me think about it...what makes me so damn quiet? So here's an attempt at list that I will start and add to as time goes on.

  • I do not like to ask stupid questions - most people like to ask questions just to make conversion, I only like to ask questions when I really want to hear the answer.
  • I do not like to lie - It seems, at least to me, that most big talkers are also big liars. Half the crap coming out of their mouths is either lies or big exaggerations of what really happens. I keep it real and to the point.
  • My mother named me Tim - So I took it upon myself to be Timid
  • I'm an introvert - Most people think this is the same as being shy but they are wrong there's a good article here:

    http://giftedkids.about.com/od/glossary/g/introvert.htm

  • Abraham Lincoln is my role model: He once said "'Tis better to be silent and be thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt."

    There are some times I think of something to say but quickly put in reserve.

    I may add some later.. but yeah... now you know and do not have to ask.



Posted by TJ on Wednesday June 6, 2007 @ 11:16 PM
[Tags: news, law, humor]

Some one from the sellers of this energy drink must of urged this guy to file this suit. Just think of the sales increase.


A man has sued the maker of the health drink Boost Plus, claiming the vitamin-enriched beverage gave him an erection that would not go away and caused him to be hospitalized.

The lawsuit filed by Christopher Woods of Manhattan said he drank the nutrition beverage, which is made by the Novartis pharmaceutical company on June 5th, 2004.

Novartis' Boost Plus Web site describes the drink as "a great tasting, high calorie, nutritionally complete oral supplement for people who require extra energy and protein in a limited volume."

Woods' court papers say he woke up the next morning "with an erection that would not subside" and sought treatment of the condition. The 29-year-old says he underwent surgery that day for implantation of a Winter shunt, which moves blood from one area to another.

The lawsuit, filed late Monday, says Woods had problems that required a hospital visit and medical procedures to close blood vessels on his penis.

Woods' lawsuit seeks unspecified damages. A spokeswoman for the drug company says the company did not comment on pending litigation.

source: http://www.myfoxny.com/


I'm out to get me some now... ah maybe not



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