Lottery Post Journal

Episode III Teaser Poster

I can't wait until May 2005...

Star Wars Episode III

Ashlee Simpson Nailed Lip-Synching

This has got to be the most embarrassing moment in the world.  Personally, I love when people get nailed lip-synching, because I despise fake pernormances.

I posted the video here

Whew! Why did it have to be so close?

Man, thank God the Yankees won, but why did they have to make it so close?

DrEw, I know you want the curse of the Bambino broken, but me?  I take a special glee in seeing it sustained!


Yankees - Red Sox in HDTV tonight: doesn't get any better than that!

For those who haven't experienced a live sporting event in HDTV, it is AWESOME!!

What an ending!

Man, was that a great ending to the Yankees playoff game tonight!

Big Performance Increase on Forum Pages

I finally figured out a way to speed up the pernormance of the main Forum pages.  For example, if you select Pick 3 from the Forums drop-down menu, it used to take at least 5-7 seconds to display the page.  Now it takes less than a second to build the page.

The reason the Forum pages have been slowing down is the sheer number of messages in the database, plus all the features that appear on the page.

It took some clever SQL programming, but that's the fun part anyway!

Older Than Dirt Quiz

Thanks to a LP member for sending this to me.  I only scored an 8, but in a way I think that's a good thing!

Older Than Dirt Quiz: Count all the ones that you remember (not the ones you were told about).  Ratings are at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum
2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles
5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers
7. Party lines
8. Newsreels before the movie
9. P.F. Flyers
10. Butch wax
11. Telephone numbers with a word prefix (OLive-6933)
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody
14. 45 RPM records
15. S&H Green Stamps
16 Hi-fi's
17. Metal ice trays with lever
18. Mimeograph paper
19 Blue flashbulb
20. Packards
21. Roller skate keys
22. Cork popguns
23. Drive-ins
24. Studebakers
25. Wash tub wringers

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,
If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

Ha! Senior Eye Test Video

I posted a real funny video to my home page.  (It's 2MB, so dial-up users may want to sit back and relax while it downloads.)

Go to my Home Page, and click Eye Test Video.  The seniors here will get a particularly good laugh out of it.