Sunday, May 31, 2009

Fun at the TA Truck Stop

Coming home from a stag party last night I stopped at a Truck Stop near 84 in Southington to buy gum and a drink. I was really impressed with the odd assortment of things you can buy. Maybe it was because I was buzzed? (I didn't drive). Look at the amazing things you can buy here. It was like a treasure trove of trashy trinkets.

In today's busy world who has time for shopping at malls?! While I'm at the truck stop I'll pick up shorts, a nice leather fringe vest and a new do-rag to top off my look. The flaming skull cologne is just the perfect scent to attract the ladies.

These heater meals seemed to be the big new thing at the truck stop. Who knows what kind of magic makes these instantly hot. Nanotechnology? Eat it off a commemorative Connecticut plate and you've got yourself dinner! Not sure what the deck of cards has to do with Connecticut. Maybe the casinos?

There was also a game room where you can play the Connecticut themed Lighthouse game or the New Jersey themed Sopranos pinball.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

The best labels money can buy.

I have to give credit to my co-worker Aja for showing this to me. This is one of my prized possessions at work and it's just an empty box. These labels are worth buying just for the packaging, which is rare for office supplies. I want to meet the stoner Fight Club fan who works at Avery.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Secret gaudy cross

I regularly post the weird ads from the weekly Sunday circulars and here is this week's gem. Not only can you wear this cross with you everywhere, but you'll never be caught without The Lord's Prayer! It's like a secret DaVinci Code message but without all the messy conspiracy. I can't tell whether it projects The Lord's Prayer onto walls or if you're just supposed to squint and read it. That girl must have cybernetic eyes or some shit.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Great graffiti

I walk by this graffitied door on my walks at lunch and finally took a picture of it. It rocks doesn't it? I hope that it's never painted over.

Bonus points if you can tell me where this is in New Haven.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Awesome SPAM

Actual message from spam email I got today;

Japanese robot with soft hands chats and serves meal.

Where is this robot and where can I get mine?!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Movie review — X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Last night I saw X-Men Origins: Wolverine and while I enjoyed it, I don't think I can recommend it to everyone. This movie takes place prior to the other three X-Men movies and sets out to tell the story of how Wolverine came to be. It starts really strong laying out the foundation of Wolverine's relationship with Sabertooth and erodes as it becomes more of a standard fare blockbuster action movie.

I would give this movie a B-/C+. I really liked it but partially because I was just happy to see some of my favorite X-Men characters on screen. There were some good moments and story elements that eventually became overshadowed by the tidy ending that the filmmakers wanted to create. Some of the special effects seemed a little sloppy and at times the direction was uneven. Go see it if you're looking for a fun action-packed blockbuster movie or are a big X-Men fan. Otherwise you might be let down.