Saturday, May 31, 2008

Interesting Google Trend

Real Player vs. Quicktime vs. Windows Media Player vs. Flash Player

See The Trend

Quotes from "No Country for Old Men"

"I'm fixin' to do something dumber than hell, but I'm going anyways."

"You keep runnin' that mouth I'm gonna' take you in the back and screw ya'."

"I don't know. Supposedly, a coyote won't eat a Mexican."

"Cats? Several. Well, depends what you mean by got. Some are half-wild, and some are just outlaws."

"Here last week they found this couple out in California. They rent out rooms for old people, kill'em, bury'em in the yard, cash their social security checks. Well, they'd tortur'em first, I don't know why. Maybe the television set was broke."

"It's not often you see a Mexican in a suit."

Monday, May 12, 2008

Making Money With Subway

So as I stood in line at the local subway, I began to ponder the profitability of such a place. Today they had four workers working (that I could see). How long would you say it takes to make a foot-long sub? Let's start with 2 mins each. So at a maximum, they could make 30 foot-long subs an hour. Cost of a foot-long right now is $5, and the meal somewhere around $7. So an average, if we say each sub made generates $6 of revenue. So we've got $180 an hour MAX for a Subway.

Then you have to subtract the cost of materials, workers, building lease, franchise fee, etc. Sounds like a Subway store could generate at MAX less than $80 in revenue an hour. Now how many times have you gone into a subway when they were making 30 subs an hour? Lunch and maybe dinner times.

Anyway, I can't see how owning a Subway could make you very much money at all.

Thursday, May 08, 2008

The Late Review: Iron Man (2008)

Yes the movie came out a week ago and yes you have already read all the reviews about it and seen it maybe more than once, but I just saw it and now you're hearing about it. All and all, I thought it was an awesome movie. It belongs in a July or August release window, as it is the very definition of a popcorn flick. Of course, getting to see one early is never a bad thing. Well, almost never. It was great to see a superhero flick without all the crying and blathering about Oh my life is so complicated and Oh I have so many conflicting emotions. Yes, Spiderman 3, I'm talking to you (A search for "tobey maguire bitch" returned 54k hits). Coincidentally, this movie also had a red-haired girl as the love interest. Also, not to get off topic, but when did Gwyneth Paltrow get smoking hot?
Less Hot
I remember her from The Royal Tenenbaums and she was never that hot. Maybe it was the whole suicide thing...

Where was I? Oh, yeah, ummm Iron Man was good. Stark Industries is clearly Lockheed Martin... And Jeff Bridges is a pretty awesome villain. Oh, and beards make you evil, but goatees and stashes make you the hero.

Price paid: $7 + popcorn and drink
Price worth: Closer to $9 + popcorn, drink, and maybe even a Butterfinger

Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Deadliest Catch Drinking Game

The new season of "Deadliest Catch" is on and so is the drinking. Maybe I'm a little late but here goes:

1. Each person picks a crab ship at the beginning of the episode and each time that name is used, take a drink. Everyone drinks when they say "Dutch Harbor."
2. Drink for an empty pot
- 2x if it's on your ship
3. Give your drink to someone else if your ship picks up another ship's pot or plays a prank on another ship.
- 2x if it is revenge
4. Drink for anyone who dies (even if it's in a story)
- 2x if the person who died was on your ship
- 3x if someone cries
- 4x if they interview surviving wife
5. Drink for a man in the water
- 2x if the man was from your ship
- if the man is picked up by different ship, everyone who is not that ship drinks twice
- If person dies, multiply by rule 4
6. Drink for every injury, no matter how small
- 2x if he/she does not return to their duties immediately
- 3x if it is caused by someone else
- If person dies, multiply by rule 4
7. Drink for any part of the ship that breaks
- 2x if it's on your ship
- 3x if your ship must return to port
- 4x if your ship is out for the season, and you pick a new ship

Remember that values are multiplied together. For example, if someone tells a story of someone dying, and that person was from your ship, and the guy telling the story cries, 6 drinks. That should get things going. Now enjoy the new episode tonight and see you in Dutch Harbor (drink)!