Daily Archives: July 11, 2006

It’s time for the big one

OK the time has come for long awaited big earthquake that sucks California into the Pacific. At least Hollywood needs to be put out of our misery. They clearly have nothing worthwhile left to offer the world. I was scanning through Digg tonight and what should I find but a story about the trailer for Rocky 6. Yes you read that right Rocky Balboa is back for another round. Now would someone please explain to me why anyone would fund this movie? A quick check of IMDB shows that Sylvester Stallone tuned 60 last week. Why the hell is this guy making another Rocky movie? Worse guess what he is doing next. You got it, Rambo is back. Rambo 4 comes in 2007 Does Hollywood actually have any original ideas? If not then please shut it down.

On a side note, why do we need HDTV to watch the US Poker Championships? Since when is Poker a sport anyway? Why is ESPN showing Poker championships at all, let alone in HD? More evidence that the mainstream media is completely hopeless.


One thing that has annoyed me for many years is sprinklers. During the summer months, as I drive to work I regularly sprinklers running in front of businesses all over the place. Water costs money. More money every year. Every gallon of water has to be paid for as does the electricity to run pumps and the maintenance for piping and sprinkler heads. What I find really irritating is seeing sprinklers running while it is raining. How hard can it possibly be to add a rain sensor if you are installing a system that would cancel the sprinkler cycle if it is raining? Also why does anyone run a sprinkler in the middle of the day during the summer. When the ambient temperature is in the 80’s or 90’s more of the water is going to evaporate than soak into the ground. If you absolutely must run sprinklers do it at night when it is cooler and less of the water evaporates and stick some moisture sensors in the ground to only run them when the ground is too dry. Better yet don’t run them at all. I drive past a big Ford automatic transmission plant every day. Several times a week the sprinklers are running on the grass areas in front of the building. Ford (along with GM) is having serious financial issues right now. I’d like to know how many hundreds of thousands of dollars a year they spend running sprinklers at all their plants. I say save some money and let the grass go brown and dormant in the summer months. It won’t die, it will spring back when it rains. Plus if you don’t water it, the grass doesn’t need to be cut as often. Turn off the sprinklers now!