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Monday, 10 May 2004
It's A No Brainer :Van Helsing is #1
Mood:  sharp
Both "Hellboy" and "Van Helsing" have exciting impact previews that stress heavy duty supernatural action. It paid off for Van Helsing this weekend, but it still has a budget of $150,000,000 to cover. No one can accuse the producers of this flix of engaging in cheap thrills and chills.

I have my own favourite vampire and vampire movies. Check them out below:
Fright Night
My Favourite Vampire Spoof, Love At First Bite
Christopher Lee, My Favourite Vampire Of All Time

Posted by qualteam at 11:16 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 11 May 2004 10:54 PM EDT
Sunday, 9 May 2004
My Top Ten Mother's Day Songs
Songs about mothers are hard to find, but the tunes that I've discovered are worth the effort to hear.

I couldn't find the lyrics to Connie Francis's "Mama" or Derek Pilgrim's "I'm The One Who Put The Gray In My Mamma's Long Black Hair". However, I'm sure if you check out the collection of CDs by these two, you'll be able to find those songs.

All of these songs reflect the love and tenderness that a songwriter felt for his mother or a mother:
1. Ave Maria/Perry Como 2. Mammy/Al Jolson 3. Rock And Roll Lullaby/B.J. Thomas 4. Mamma Tried/Merle Haggard 5. I'm Living In Shame/The Supremes 6. My Mother's Long Black Hair/Derek Pilgrim 7. Lady Madonna/The Beatles 8. She Works Hard For The Money/Donna Summer 9. Mama/Connie Francis 10. Having My Baby/Paul Anka

Posted by qualteam at 7:30 PM EDT
Updated: Sunday, 9 May 2004 7:49 PM EDT
Friday, 7 May 2004
The Critics Rant About "Van Helsing"
Mood:  silly
But the movie's still going to be number one at the box office this week.

The story looks campy with its special effects and corny dialogue. Van Helsing is the orginal male "Buffy The Vampire Slayer". It also looks similiar to "Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein".

With X-man, Hugh Jackman, tossed in for good measure, how can it lose?
The Toronto Star Review
Rotten Tomatoes On Van Helsing
Abbott And Costello Meet Frankenstein

Posted by qualteam at 5:35 PM EDT
Thursday, 6 May 2004
First Contact With Aliens
There are many of us on the planet who are willing to contact aliens. Our conditions would be simple: no brainwashing, no abductions, no memory shutdowns, no illusions. The media and planetary governments would not be involved in this plan.

In exchange for our best artistic works and ideas, the extraterrestials would give us the technology we need to survive this century(e.g. the secrets of cheap energy, cheap food, cheap health care and cheap environmental cleanups, etc.)

We're not trying to steal their weapons and/or spaceships. That's why we'll keep these first meetings from the prying eyes of the media and government agencies for a long time.

Following the initial encounters, there would be direct communication with the peoples of earth via the internet with the help of cyber ambassadors. What do you think?
Fun Alien Stuff
Alien Support Groups

Was This Website Created By An Alien?

Posted by qualteam at 10:26 PM EDT
Updated: Friday, 7 May 2004 7:29 AM EDT
Wednesday, 5 May 2004
Movie Review 69: Unbreakable
This film has a great deal of potential concerning gifted individuals who are good or bad, but the story and the characters just develop too slowly.

What cartoonist makes heroes and villians in real life and will you ever meet him? Two stars.
More Reviews Of Unbreakable

Posted by qualteam at 8:41 PM EDT
Tuesday, 4 May 2004
Wait Until Next Year
Mood:  hug me
Despite a rousing comeback in the 3rd period, the Toronto Maple Leafs(Laughs?)went down to defeat in overtime. The score was close 3 to 2 but the Leafs were done like dinner. They could have come out fighting but they fell behind early, caught up in the 3rd and then tired quickly in overtime. Two Stars, but I'm still a Leaf fan.

Posted by qualteam at 11:40 PM EDT
I'll Always Be A Leaf Fan
As long as I can remember, I've been a Toronto Maple Leaf fan. Through thick and thin, Toronto fans have supported the Leafs. While the latest elderly edition is good, I don't think they have the legs to win the Stanley Cup this year. They should win tonight's game. I've bet $10 that they will. Unfortunately, the seventh game is back in Philly and the Spectrum has been a graveyard for Toronto teams since the 70s. Please note that the Hockey Hall of Fame is in Toronto.
The Toronto Maple Leafs
The National Hockey League

Dave And Irene At The Hockey Hall Of Fame

Posted by qualteam at 6:27 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 4 May 2004 6:41 PM EDT
Monday, 3 May 2004
The Best Moments Of Our Newfoundland Trip
The best moments of our trip occurred when the Noseworthy clan and spouses visited their 83 year old mother(mother-in-law)in an Alzheimer's ward in a St. John's hospital. Irene and I were there with four brothers and their wives.

One brother(Joe)who is a deacon at an Anglican church in Ontario gave communion to everyone in attendance including his mother. It was very moving. For a brief second, the older Irene seemed to recognize who was in the room, but she couldn't communicate to anyone.

I believe that this was the first time in fifteen years that the brothers and Irene saw their mother together.

It was an error of omission not to write about this gathering earlier. I'm sure that many of you have had meaningful family reunions in the past.
Family Reunions
Alzheimer's Disease

Posted by qualteam at 10:31 PM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 4 May 2004 5:07 PM EDT
Sunday, 2 May 2004
Movie Review 68: The Haunted Mansion
Mood:  a-ok
It's been awhile since I enjoyed a good movie, but I enjoyed this one. Sure it could have been scarier or funnier, but it did have a good story and great special effects.

Instead of the usual Saturday Night Live shtick, Eddie Murphy actually played a character in a ghostly adventure that was believable. Three stars.
More Reviews Of Haunted Mansion
Take A Trip To This Weird Mansion

Posted by qualteam at 10:13 PM EDT
Updated: Monday, 3 May 2004 11:58 AM EDT
Saturday, 1 May 2004
Why do I blog?
I love giving my two cents worth on any subject in the universe. I love expressing my cosmic view of life. I love communicating fun stuff to others and getting feedback. If I can dish it out, I should be able to take it. Through the flotsam and jetsam of my life, I try to select those things that mean the most to me. This includes jokes and cartoons. Every day is different and I try to find something that we can both enjoy for tomorrow.

Do you have a blog? Let me know and I'll check it out.

Barron Blog Mail
A Definition For Flotsam And Jetsam

Posted by qualteam at 10:42 PM EDT
Updated: Saturday, 1 May 2004 11:04 PM EDT

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