Article from MSN on Quantum of Solace

From MSN

'Quantum of Solace'
Our rating: 3.5/5

The shortest and certainly the most action-dense Bond ever, "Quantum of Solace" plays like an extended footnote to "Casino Royale" rather than a fully realized, stand-alone movie. Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, possibly knowing they couldn't immediately top the previous pic's sheer stylishness, have radically reshuffled the series' traditional elements, but also allowed incoming director Marc Forster to almost throw the baby out with the bathwater. ...

Link: http://movies.msn.com/movies/critics-reviews/?GT1=28001

I am seeing the movie tonight because I am an huge fan of the franchise. I just am not expecting much. . .



Knott's Halloween Haunt - Favorite Memory

Elyse, Frankie, Danielle and I are going to go to Knott's Halloween Haunt tonight. I haven't been for about two years and figured this would be a good year to go. I don't like going every year because it just gets old. I like to go and just pretend/act scared because it makes it a lot more fun.

I would like to hear your favorite memories from a Halloween Haunt! I will start with mine.

First Place:
I will never forget the year, my first time going, I went with a kid named Josh Tobb, we were in a maze that had a Vampire Chick theme and it went into the rocky area by camp snoopy that has the wooden bridges and stuff. We are making our way through the maze and Josh was a little ways up from me and after he turned this one corner a Vampire swung out of who knows-where to cut me off and "scare me." She wasn't letting me pass and just wanted me because I have rare blood. Shortly thereafter I heard a scream from around the corner and Josh was tucked in a ball screaming like a little girl with these HUGE LONG FINGERS dangling over him. The monster looked like a really scary father time. The sight was so funny I just watched and laughed, Josh finally broke free and ran across both of the wooden bridges and was stopped by a worker who told him it wasn't safe to run. Ha, best memory from there by far.

Second Place:
Would have to be the year I went with my lovely girl friend Elyse. She is 5'3" and ALL the monsters would manage to pick on her through out the mazes. I like being her protector and plenty of opportunities to do so. Well there was this one monster who managed to really push my buttons. I cannot remember which maze we were but this guy kept coming out from the wood work and would walk right behind Elyse and try scaring her. A couple times was like okay yea, she hot, you want her, I got her, I take it as a complement. Anyway well he did it like a third or fourth time and I said that's enough of this and yelled at the monster to knock it off and try to sleep with someone else. Okay so I didn't say that but that's what I was thinking. I did say dude knock it off and something else I don't remember. As I am writing this I think Elyse said something like "You don't scare me" and I think that's why he kept coming after her. She is a little spit-fire.

I am really excited about tonight and believe it will be a lot of fun. I will make a fallow-up post of our haunted adventure.


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"Weird Al" Yankovic

My good friend Alfred Matthew Yankovic just dropped the first track of his upcoming album
(release date and title unknown) and it's a take off of T.I.'s "Whatever You Like" and it is significantly also called "Whatever You Like."

The parody follows a similar lyric structure to the original, but with a current economic twist. The song is genius! Weird Al is a lyric genius and this song paves the way for his new album.

You can here the song on Weird Al's official YOUTUBE page at the URL listed bellow:

"Whatever You Like"

Hey girl,
You know our economy's in the toilet
But I’m still going to treat you right
I said you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can have whatever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah
Tater tots, Cold Duck on ice
And we can clip coupons all night
And baby you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can have whatever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah
Take you out for dinner, anywhere that you please
Like Burger King or Mickey Ds
And baby you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can even have the large fry (large fry) yeah, yeah
Baby, you should know I am really quite a sweet guy
When I buy you bathroom tissue I always get the two-ply
Want it, you can get it, my dear I got my Costco membership card right here, yeah
You like Top Ramen, need Top Ramen
Got a cupboard full of 'em, I’ll keep 'em coming
You want it, I got it, go get it, just heat it
Dump the flavor packet on it and eat it
Pork and beans and Minute Rice
And we can play Cribbage all night
And baby you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can have whatever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah
I can take you to the laundromat downtown
And watch all the clothes go round and round
And baby we can go wherever you like (if you like)
I said we can go wherever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah
Hottest shorty I know, if you had some lipo
You could be second-runner-up Miss Ohio
Seven dollar bills rolled Up inside my plastic billfold
Buy you a bagel even if it isn’t day old
And you never ever gotta wear your sister’s old clothes
As long as I’m still assistant manager at Kinko’s
Cut your hair with scissors and a soup bowl
You ain’t got to pay me, that’s the way that I roll
My chick can have want she want
At Wal-mart she can pick out anything she want
I know girl you ain’t never had a man like that
Who doesn’t make you buy generic brand like that, Yeah
You like my Hyundai, see my Hyundai
I can take you to see your cousin Phil next Sunday
But that’s kind of far and I’m not made of cash
Do you think you could chip in for gas?
Mac and Cheese would be all right
But let’s send out for pizza tonight
And you can order any toppings you like (if you like)
I said you can even have the last slice (the last slice) yeah, yeah
Ran myself a cable from my neighbor next do'
Now I can get free HBO
And baby you can watch whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can watch whatever you like (if you like) yeah
And you can always ride the city bus
Got a stack of tokens just for us
Yo, my wallet’s fat and full of ones
It’s all about the Washingtons, that’s right
You want White Castle, need White Castle
Long as you got me it won’t be no hassle
You want it, we’ll get it, just don’t be a hater
If I grab a bunch of napkins for later
Thrift store jeans on sale half-price
The underwear at Goodwill is nice
And baby you can have whatever you like (if you like)
I said you can have whatever you like (if you like) yeah, yeah
Baby, I can give you anything you please
Even share my government cheese
And baby you can have as much as you like (if you like)
I said you can have as much as you like (if you like) yeah, yeah


Good Friends,

I figured that it was time to try my hand at blogging. I have done a little blogging on my website at nickpalermo.net, but nothing too involved. I may try and develop the art and figured that creating a blog was the first step in becoming a good blogger. Who knows, it could just sit here like the guy who has the URL I wanted "nickpalermo.blogspot.com" and basically has it parked there and hasn't even posted a single blog and he has had it since 2004, jerk.

Well this is my first entry and I hope you enjoyed my rambling on. My next blog will feature "Weird Al" Yankovic's new song!!!


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