Tuesday, December 21, 2004

Arrested Development Drinking Game
by Michael Lasko

I'm sure there's one out there already, but I sure couldn't find it. Feel free to post any additional rules in the comments section.

Take a drink for:

1) Any bleeping (presumably covering obscenities)
2) Any reference to incest (2 drinks if not involving Maeby and George Michael)
3) Gob has sex
4) Michael has sex (4 drinks)
5) Reference to Henry Winkler being gay (I can't remember his character's name)
6) Any Fonzie reference (2 drinks)...let's make that any Happy Days reference
7) You hear the term: "Nevernude"
8) Someone other than George Michael working in Banana Stand
9) Banana stand gets damaged or destroyed (2 drinks)
10)George Sr. tries to escape from jail; 2 drinks if he's successful
11)Clip of George Sr. infomercial; 2 drinks if it's in another language
12)Gob messes up a magic trick
13)Buster gives a massage
14)Annyong says: "Annyong"
15)Lindsay asks anyone for money
16)Narrator (Ron Howard) points out some misunderstanding between family members
17)Ron Howard narrates a flashback to a previous episode; 2 drinks for everyone that misses the flashback
18)Reference to the OC (I know it's coming)
19)Any Real footage of Newport Beach

My game is probably a little long. Please let me know what you think.

Monday, December 20, 2004

After much study, I was able to block Harry Potter from my computer. Certainly, this would have been an easy feat for Netscape or Internet Explorer, but since our hard drive crash, Nico has chosen to use Firefox. Firefox has absolutely, positively no parental controls. Like I said, this took much study. Does anybody else think this is pretty funny? Nico did not...and has now found a new hobby. That's right: sock puppets.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Hard drive crash!

Sadly, I never felt the need to back anything up. The good news is: Michael Lasko is multi-talented. (I need to type Michael Lasko a lot to ensure that I remain a top 10 Google search). For a mere $70, I replaced my own hard drive. The computer repair place, OC Computers (no joke, although they were called Irvine Computers until very recently) wanted close to $400...that did include an attempt at data recovery. My data was not worth $300. But is no more. If you've been a long time reader, you may remember my brilliant idea to host my own web page. This worked out well, except it required leaving the computer on/hard drive spinning 24/7. Anyway, since I still own the domain, I guess I'll forward it here. Unfortunately, most of my blog pictures were on that hard drive. If I can find copies, I will (slowly) put them back up.

In other OC news, tonight is the big Chrismukkah episode. I heard the yarmuklaus was sold out before the season started. In addition to work today, I've been reading about OC pop-culture references in USA Today. (Click on the annotated guide on the right for each episode). Something else I learned in USA Today: marketers have intentionally left the t out of Chrismukkah, so as not to offend us Jews.

Monday, December 06, 2004

OC Marathon Results
Run Time: 3:58:06
Gun Time: 3:59:54
Half Time: 1:53:56

Did I mention that a marathon is 26.2 miles? And it was raining. Which reminds me, if you ever run a marathon in the rain, do not wear sunglasses. After about 5 minutes, you will have absolutely no dry clothing to wipe the raindrops away. I'm pretty sure it was hailing at the finish line, but Nico says I was imagining it. But I digress.

Big PacifiCare Marathon thank-yous to the leaders of the 4 hour pace group (they caught up to me around mile 23 and gave me a half mile pep talk) and to world record holder Amy Dodson (I followed her for about 5 miles in the late teens and early twenties). Sorry that link is a little old, but for some reason, the local press was not terribly interested in a marathon runner with a prosthetic leg. Anyway, I beat her by a good 2 minutes.

8 weeks until the Huntington Beach Pacific Shoreline Marathon. Think you can't do it?

Thursday, December 02, 2004

By popular demand, my Amazon Wish List. If anybody would like to buy me the iPod Mini before Sunday, I would be most appreciative. After purchasing something for me, please pick something out for that other Michael Lasko. I think he needs a 3 year old MP3 player, and probably something for his dog, Gus. Please note: In case you did not notice there are 2 Michael Laskos with Wish Lists. I am Michael B. Lasko, and I do not want a 3 year old Mp3 player...sure they're cheaper than brand new iPods, but I already have a 3 year old MP3 player, and it doesn't work very well.