Wireless Now

Hello everybody! I now have wireless internet access! Yippi! So now, I will be available on Yahoo! Instant Messenger nearly all day every day. I don’t have many contacts yet, so send me an invite. I’ve had this wireless card for a while, but I couldn’t find any public access points at my normal hang-outs. Finally, the Washington County [communist bas@#$&s] Library got they’re act together and opened their AP for anyone with a laptop. We still have to have a library card to access the internet, but I’ve had one for well over a year. I’m such a happy camper.

I’ve had my laptop setup as a dual boot system with s%&*tdows because my previous internet service provider [Juno/Netzero] doesn’t support Linux. Now, I can do everything from my Linux [Debian Sarge of course] box. Not only that, but now that I have a good high speed connection, I am able to keep Debian properly updated on the bleeding edge.

Washington County Gestapo

Well, I just can’t do it. I cannot stop myself from mentioning, once again, the abuse of unlawful authority at the Washington County Library. This year, the Utah legislature passed a bill that, at first glance, gives public libraries the power to control what the patron can do. Within days the Washington County Library posted signs that declare the library Cell-phone free. Since then, I have seen librarians get belligerent with cell-phone owning patrons. So long as this is America, and America is a republic, no librarian will ever hold legal authority to tell any American Citizen what they can or cannot do. Period. I would give anything and everything to sue the Washington County Library for all the atrocities I have witnessed these librarians perform. I would give anything to witness everyone of them get fired for trampling our liberty. They are almost as bad as the city police. Together, they are the Washington County Gestapo.

You’ve Got Mail

I had an e-mail from my mom yesterday. The subject was “You’ve Got Mail”. How funny. The message was short, a large envelope has arrived for me from the Royal Mail in Brittan, she wondered what to do with it. I replied that I didn’t know what to do with it because I wasn’t expecting anything from the Royal’s in Brittan.

Seriously, I’m hoping it’s a letter from my celebrity crush, the amorous Miss Emma Watson. Sigh… what a fantasy. I’m so excited! I’ll keep you posted.

Benjamin Neils Mecham

My good friend Benji committed suicide last Sunday (October 9th, 2005). His funeral was held on Thursday, October 13th in Ceder City, Utah. He is now buried in Parowan Cemetery. I wasn’t able to attend any of the services.

The word on the street is that he shot himself during a face to face conversation with his girlfriend. The rumor is, the two were talking and he told her what he was going to do. As he pulled out the gun, she reached for the phone and Boom!

Benji was a great guy with a serious lifelong problem. He started using drugs at his father’s behest at the ripe young age of 10. The legend is that when Benji couldn’t go to school, his dad would put down lines in front of him. To tell you the truth, having got to know Benji during his sober months, I know that whatever his parents (hardcore users) did, was no excuse for his wrong choices, and he knew it.

He had been seeking help for a while, which led to his soberness when I met him. He had turned himself into the farce-icle known as “drug court” here in Satan, George, Utah. While I knew him, he was happy and full of, and high on, life. He sought the gospel and recognized it’s truth and importance. We had some some great times hanging out. He was the type of guy that everyone instantly likes, always befriending and helping others. A craze with the girls.

For those of you who saw me on Television last year (mentioned earlier in this blog) it was Benji who got the most air time. It was Benji who was my friend who tricked me into going to that singles ward. What a great guy. I sure mis him.

He was scared to death to graduate drug court. He feared he would fall back to his old ways. That was exactly what he did. I believe he killed himself to end the addiction. I know he’s not happy where he is at now, but I think it is better for him. Now he can learn the gospel as he always wanted. May God have mercy on him for the goodness we all know was within him.

The Movie Critique 010

I’m not entirely sure what drives any movie maker to think they can turn stories like H. G. Wells’ War of the Worlds into a viable motion picture, but it happens (sadly). Having said that, I’d like to say that Spielberg took a pretty good stab at it. It wasn’t a good movie, but it wasn’t a horrible movie either, considering what they had to go on (H. G. Wells’ story). I can’t recommend seeing it, but it’s not as bad as I make it out. Stupid is the word of choice. The cinematography sucked. Every since Saving Private Ryan, Steven Spielberg has been fascinated with shitty cinematography. I think the days him making good movies are long gone.

The Movie Critique 009

YeeHa! I am a huge Dukes of Hazard (original television series) fan. I went to the new Dukes of Hazard motion picture remake expecting the worst. It wasn’t nearly that bad. It wasn’t as good as it should have been, but it didn’t totally suck either. It was a modern rendition. I disagreed with much it, but, yes, I did enjoy it. As a matter of fact, I found myself responding favorably to much of the show. Things I didn’t like, Daisy’s a blond! That was totally wrong. The “good ol’ boys” aren’t good ol’ boys. They degraded Bo, Luke, and even Uncle Jesse. In the original t.v. series, the Dukes were like grown up Hardy Boys, in this rendition, there like Dumb and Dumber let loose with the General Lee. The swearing was uncalled for and the pot-smoking innuendo was beyond over-the-top. They didn’t honk that horn enough for me. I love that horn. Other than those changes, it is not unlike the t.v. series. If you decide to watch it because of what I have written, I have to give you heads up; when I first saw the General Lee, I about died, and left the theater, it’s missing the confederate fag and the words “General Lee” on the top. Don’t fret like I did (How in the world can they they make a Dukes of Hazard without the REAL General Lee?!?), Scooter fixes everything you won’t like about the car when you first see it. YeeHa!!!

The Movie Critique 008

Batman Begins was, without a doubt, the best Batman movie to date. Period. My instant favorite. This show was really good. Plot, story was excellent, and character development was phonemenal. I was a little it nervous about the actor playing Batman, but he did an superb job. You know, I think all the technology portrayed in the movie actually exists! That made the concept of Batman plausible with the appropriate training and skill-such as Bruce Wayne had acquired. This movie was not only worth the buck-fifty I paid for admission, It was worth standard pricing. I recommend this movie to anyone whether you are a Batman fan or not. It is so unlike the previous traditional batman movies. It’s all about how Bruce Wayne decides to become batman and how he learns from mistakes. You can see the beginning of modern movie Batman in this movie. This is a totally awesome movie.