I always scratch off Lotto Tickets in the most suspenseful way possible. This was a tic-tac-toe varietal so I went for the lower 4 in a square pattern. I had 2 chances to make a row. Then I scratched the ‘bonus multiplier’ square and got a 2x multiplier. All that was left was the prize box. Whatever remained in the cloud of scratched off foil and glue would be mine to claim. I took my time and finally I saw… 2 bucks. That was way more of a thrill than 4 dollars would ever give me. Unless I was in Vietnam.
Kobey Swap Meet hadn’t paid off for the past 3 weeks. It was either cancelled for weather or just had nothing to offer me. Today though I managed to come across a lot of 38 test tubes for a cool $5. I was pretty happy to find American made glassware and something to set off my science/nerd gland. Although the test tube tends to be more chemistry and as a biologist I have a softer spot for the culture tube; there’s no reason a guy like me couldn’t find a use for these. At the very least it’s a great addition to my growing at home bio lab.
Hey everybody, it’s your host Ari. A few words about the two episodes we owe you. I’m sorry to the fans who are waiting to hear me complain about stuff and yell at my co-hosts but some small issues popped up. The CouchIsland crew went on a small road trip to get some perspective on life and get the new CouchIsland wheels up and running. It was a little too busy to get an episode recorded and put up for you so we decided to delay until we could get a quality episode out for you.
If this weren’t California this stuff would be even stronger!
The next episode of CouchIsland will be our post-apocalyptic episode. We’ll be comparing and contrasting Falling Skies, Jericho, and the return of The Walking Dead. The whole point will be to see how different disasters are framed, and how each cast of characters deals with survival. The show itself has been put on hiatus while I go through a lot of backend nonsense the internet likes to throw at us. I’ve moved servers and all the accompanying services so that was enough to throw off business as usual and realized I wanted the show to be more thorough that what I was putting out there. My favorite conversations about TV are more about dissecting shows and figuring out why they work, what they say about…
Latest day at the range with the old lady, here’s some of the aftermath. I think the sights on the gun we rented was off because I was getting good grouping but was off vertically. Either way I think she got the bug too, so looks like we’ll have to get rid of some other spending habits to make room for this.
Recently I took the girlfriend out to see a movie. If you’ve ever heard me talk about movie theaters you’re well aware I can’t stand them. We chose a relatively small theater well away from any major college and tucked in a strip mall. The idea was to try to find something outside of the radius of bored people and closer to moms who would complain about messy seats or bad projectors. It paid off and the overall experience was tolerable. We decided to check out Drive. Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn and starring a pretty cool cast: Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac, and Albert Brooks. I was pretty excited to see another Refn film. Being a fan…