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Confessions of an upgrade junkie

January 15th, 2009 | Comments Off on Confessions of an upgrade junkie
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Complaint Department, Random Thoughts, Technology

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I’ll admit it: I’m a whore for software updates. I’m always the first person I know to buy new OS upgrades. Adobe keeps getting my hard-earned $$ for every Creative Suite upgrade (at least since CS2, anyway). I spend my evenings with iPhone in hand, clicking on the App Store every so often to see what’s been updated that night. I visit Versiontracker.com almost first thing every morning, and several times throughout the day, to see what’s new. And I get a little tingle whenever I open some piece of freeware or shareware that pops up a notice about a new update, even if the list of changes have nothing to do with me.

But a funny thing has happened recently… I’m starting to skip some of the paid updates.
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Good riddance, 2008!

January 3rd, 2009 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Family, Random Thoughts, Tempe Entertainment, Travel

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I can’t recall wanting a year to end as much as I did 2008! I mean, did that year just suck ass or what?!

I should have known what the year would hold for me… I spent New Year’s Day evening emptying the contents of my stomach outside of an Applebee’s in Niagara Falls, Canada. (Can’t blame the food here… I had a bug on the drive up there and I could barely eat soup. It was some kind of stomach flu, and it wouldn’t be my first bout of it in 2008). I take things like that as a bad omen.
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R.I.P. Paul Benedict

December 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on R.I.P. Paul Benedict
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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Lest I post another obit like the one for Rudy Ray Moore and get accused of plagiarizing some other asshead who grew up with the guy, I’ll cut this one short: Mr. Bentley is dead.
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SAG bites off nose to spite face

November 22nd, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Movies, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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So it looks like the Screen Actors Guild is walking away from the table again and pushing for its members to approve a strike against its foes at the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. In the wake of last year’s painful Writers Guild of America strike, my question is: “Do these guys read the newspaper?”
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Flame on!

November 13th, 2008 | 5 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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So the American auto industry appears ready to crash & burn, and the Democrats are at it again, trying to get we the taxpayer to bail their sorry asses out.

Now, what is wrong with this picture?
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The next 4 years…

November 5th, 2008 | Comments Off on The next 4 years…
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Family, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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All I’m gonna say is… I fear for the future of my unborn child. Seriously…

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Never ceases to amaze me…

October 22nd, 2008 | 3 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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… how people love to be pricks.

Check out this comment (which I actually approved, mind you) from my last Rudy Ray Moore obit post:
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Dolemite is dead!

October 21st, 2008 | 2 Comments »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Announcements, Complaint Department, Movies, Random Thoughts, Seen & Heard

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Rudy Ray Moore is dead.

For those who aren’t in the know, Rudy Ray was a raunchy ’60s & ’70s-era comic (known as “king of the party records” back in his day) with a style more rude and explicit than his more-popular peers like Redd Foxx and Richard Pryor. Despite his cult status, he was featured more recently in popular rap tunes from Big Daddy Kane and 2 Live Crew.
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iPods are not very exciting anymore

September 19th, 2008 | Comments Off on iPods are not very exciting anymore
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Apple Talk, Complaint Department, Gadgets, Random Thoughts, Technology

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So Apple held a big event last week to announce this year’s iPod lineup. In case you haven’t heard, they overhauled the iPod Touch with some stuff it should have had all along (like a speaker) and a new line of iPod Nanos in some tasty colors.
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Sandwich artist meets friggin’ idiot

August 23rd, 2008 | 1 Comment »
Posted by J.R. Bookwalter under Complaint Department, Seen & Heard

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I’m a little late on this one and it’s a diversion from my other posts, but did anyone see the news story about the butthead in Jacksonville, Florida who called 911 not once but twice to complain about Subway? (I’m speaking, of course, about the sandwich-making Subway and not the underground one.)
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