APPLE MAC G5!

Well mark the calendar! YES i got another new computer! I finally took the plunge and got a Apple Mac G5 with OS X. I also installed Tiger (their almost yearly operating system update) and it is AWESOME! Such a fresh breath of air! It really is nice and I will keep you updated with all the latest news with my G5 :) Now all I got to do is learn how to use this thing!

‘Star Wars’ Earns Record-Breaking $158.5M

Excite News: “‘Star Wars’ Earns Record-Breaking $158.5M (AP)

Moviegoers have turned out in full force for the final chapter of the ‘Star Wars’ saga, which took in $158.5 million since its opening to shatter three-day and four-day box office records.

‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ grossed $124.7 million from Thursday to Saturday, according to studio estimates Sunday. That’s higher than the three-day record set by the first ‘Spider-Man,’ which took in $114.8 million in May 2002 – though ‘Star Wars’ had a lower Friday-Sunday take ($108.5 million) than the Tobey Maguire film.

‘Revenge of the Sith’ rang in a whopping $50 million on its opening Thursday, a single-day record boosted by eagerly anticipated midnight showings, and its total receipts since then beat the four-day $134.3 million opening of 2003′s ‘The Matrix Reloaded.’ The George Lucas film has also grossed $144.7 million overseas for a total of $303 million worldwide.”

Star Wars Grosses $50M in Single Day

The last of the ‘Star Wars’ movies has done what no movie in history has ever accomplished – sold $50 million worth of tickets in a single day.

‘Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith’ grossed $50,013,859 from showings at 3,661 theaters and more than 9,000 screens around the country on Thursday, including special midnight shows, according to box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations.”

The George Lucas film, which features the transformation of Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker into the evil Darth Vader, also beat the opening day record held by “Spider-Man 2,” which grossed $40.4 million when it opened on a Wednesday last June.

“Fifty million is a good opening weekend, let alone a single day,” said Paul Dergarabedian, president of Exhibitor Relations. “This is the box office equivalent of a 100-year flood.”

The film debuted on 2,900 screens at midnight Thursday. The take from that one showing alone was $16.5 million, which beat the previous record of $8 million set by “The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King” in 2003.

Excite News: “‘Star Wars’ Grosses $50M in Single Day

Star Wars: Episode 3 Review

What can I say, with all of the hype and the great reviews coming in, I was not expecting to dislike anything about this move and

I was right. Episodes 1 and 2 were so visually stunning, I over looked Jar Jar and some of the bad acting! This movie was not only visually stunning but the acting improved and it really tied up the first three episodes with the first 3. I do not want to give anything away, but I liked the way they kind of changed the usual formula of the other Star Wars movies! In the first two, I sometimes got a little lost on who was who and some of the story line, but this movie was very clear and really told the origin of Darth Vader really well! My posse’ all enjoyed the movie and we had a great time! We went opening day at 12:45 and we were lucky to have zero crowds and practically our own lil private showing with only like 30 other people! Go see and enjoy the show!



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The Upfronts

Every year all the networks have what is called “The Upfronts” basically a showcase for the network for all thier advertisers. I usually wonder what the fate of some of the less popular shows will be. Som of the shows I watched are dead in the water including 8 Simple Rules and Comitted. O well I will pick up a few new shows :) Here is the tally, I found the lists on a cool new TV Blog site I found, TVSquad.com

The Upfronts: ABC

Out: Eyes, Blind Justice, 8 Simple Rules, My Wife and Kids, Complete Savages.

New: The Night Stalker, Invasion, Freddie, Commander-In-Chief, Hot Properties, What About Brian (debuts in January), Emily’s Reasons Why Not (January), Crumbs (January), The Evidence (January), In Justice (January), and The Miracle Workers (January), Sons and Daugthers (January).

Returning: Desperate Housewives, Grey’s Anatomy, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Rodney, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Primetime Live, 20/20, The Bachelor (January), Jake In Progress (January), and Hope and Faith (January)

Moving: Alias (Thursdays, 8 p.m., EST), Lost (Wednesdays, 9 p.m.), Boston Legal (Tuesdays, 10-11 p.m.), According To Jim (Tuesdays, 8 p.m.), George Lopez (Wednesday, 8 p.m), Supernanny (Friday, 8 p.m.)

The Upfronts: CBS

Out: Joan of Arcadia, Judging Amy, 60 Minutes Wednesday, Listen Up

New: Threshold, Criminal Minds, Ghost Whisperer, Close to Home, How I Met Your Mother, Out of Practice, The Unit, Everything I Know About Men.

Returning: King of Queens, Two and a Half Men, CSI: Miami, NCIS, The Amazing Race, Still Standing, Yes, Dear, CSI: NY, Survivor, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Without a Trace, Numb3rs and Cold Case.

Moving: The King of Queens (Mondays at 8 p.m.), Two and a Half Men (Mondays at 9 p.m.)

The Upfronts: NBC

Out: Law and Order: Trial By Jury, American Dreams, Medical Investigation, Committed, The Contender, Third Watch.

New: The Apprentice: Martha Stuart, Three Wishes, E-Ring, Fathom, Inconceivable, My Name Is Earl, Thick and Thin, Four Kings.

Returning: Scrubs, Fear Factor, Las Vegas, The Biggest Loser, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Law & Order, Joey, Will & Grace, The Apprentice, ER, Law & Order: Criminal Intent, Crossing Jordan, Medium.

Moving: The West Wing (Sundays, 8-9 p.m. EST), The Office (Tuesdays, 9:30-10 p.m. EST), Dateline NBC (Fridays 9-10 p.m. EST).

The Upfronts: FOX

Out: Jonny Zero, The Sketch Show, Tru Calling, My Big Fat Obnoxious Fiance, Point Pleasant, North Shore, The Swan, Quintuplets, Life on a Stick.

New: Prison Break, Bones, Head Cases, Reunion, The Gate, Kitchen Confidential, The War at Home, The Loop

Returning: Arrested Development, American Dad, 24, The Simpsons, That 70s Show, The Simple Life, The O.C. Stacked, Nanny 911, House, Family Guy, Malcolm in the Middle, King of the Hill, Cops, The Bernie Mac Show, American Idol, America’s Most Wanted, Trading Spouses,

Moving: Arrested Development (Mondays, 8 p.m., EST), The Bernie Mac Show (Fridays at 8 p.m.), Malcolm in the Middle (Fridays, 8:30 p.m.), Stacked (Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m.)

The Upfronts: WB

Out: Jack and Bobby, Drew Carey’s Green Screen Show, Grounded For Life, High School Reunion, The Mountain.

New: Just Legal, Related, Twins, Supernatural, Pepper Dennis (January), Misconceptions (January), Modern Men (January), The Bedford Diaries (January).

Returning: 7th Heaven, Gilmore Girls, Reba, Living With Fran, Charmed, Blue Collar TV, What I Like About You.

Moving: Smallville (Thursdays at 8 p.m., EST), Everwood (Thursdays at 9 p.m), One Tree Hill (Wednesdays at 8 p.m).
Read on for show descriptions.

Upfronts: UPN

Out: Enterprise, Kevin Hill, Second Time Around, Road to Stardom

New: Everybody Hates Chris, Love, Inc., Sex, Lies & Secrets, South Beach

Back: Veronica Mars, America’s Next Top Model, WWE SmackDown, Eve, Cuts, Half & Half, One on One, Girlfriends, All of Us, Vibe Awards

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New Consoles Are Here! New Consoles Are Here!

E3 is here once again! It is the video game industry’s convention that shows off all the latest new hardware and software every year! I went last year and it was AWESOME! They really do it right and I had an AWESOME TIME! The first two days, Monday and Tuesday are all press conferences. Microsoft was off first with their big announcement of the new Xbox 360. I looks pretty awesome and seems real powerful! I am not a huge X Box fan and when it came down to it, was not really impressed with the dedicated games they are announcing for it. Sony was up next with thier announcement of the Playstation 3! WE GOT A WINNER :) Man it looks AWESOME and has every new gimmick in the book! Bluetooth and wireless controllers that you can hook up to seven controllers without a multi tap. It will also be a HD / and or Blue Ray High Def DVD player and the graphics look incredible on the games! Nintendo chimed in with the Nintendo Revolution a game that seems real far off in the future for them and will be backwards compatible with games from the past 20 years! The kings of the portable games also announced a new Game boy called the Micro. We will see what software comes out for all these consoles and will see who the new king of the video games will be!

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Sony Playstation 3 Stats:

- It will support Blu-ray (obviously), DVD±R/W, CD-R/RW
- Backwards compatible with the PlayStation 2 and original Playstation
- One 3.2GHz Cell processor—total system performance rated at 2.18 teraflops (uh, that’s actually about twice what Microsoft is claiming the Xbox 360 will do); it will have 256MB system RAM – 3.2GHz, and 256MB GDDR VRAM at 700MHz
- The nVidia graphics will be called the RSX (”Reality Synthesizer”), and will trump the Xbox 360 with 1080p (yes, that’s a p) graphics support.
- There will be a 2.5-inch hard drive (i.e. laptop hard drive) attachment—a first for a Sony launch (no, we don’t count the PSX and/or the FF add-on)
- Memory Stick Duo slot, and very surprisingly, an SD and CF slots
- Bluetooth support with up to seven wireless controllers
- Six USB system ports

Microsoft XBox 360 Stats:

2 types of Xbox Live:
Xbox Live Silver (no subscription required)
Xbox Live Gold (subscription benefits)

Features for Gold service
* Also for Silver
# Also for Offline

- Seamless transition to Xbox Live account from Xbox to Xbox 360
- Free Xbox Live weekends * – Multiplayer online gameplay
- Avatar for gamer profile * # – - Motto for gamer profile * #
- Personalized look for Xbox System Guide * #
- Free and premium downloadable movies, music, tv *
- Downloadable demos/trailers *
- Strem media from Windows XP * #
- Communication with voice, video or text *

360 HW:
1. Support for DVD-video, DVD-Rom, DVD-R/RW, CD-DA, CD-Rom, CD-R, CD-RW, WMA CD, MP3 cd, JPEG photo CD4. 3 USB 2.0 ports
5. Support for 4 wireless controllers
6. Detachable 20GB drive – 7. Wi-Fi ready

Custom IBM PowerPC-based CPU
- 3 symmetrical cores at 3.2 GHz each – 2 hardware threads per core

Custom ATI Graphics Processor
- 500 MNz – 10 MB embedded DRAM

Memory -512 MB GDDR3 RAM – 700 MNz DDR

Memory Bandwidth
- 22.4 GB/s memory interface bus bandwidth
- 256 GB/s memory bandwidth to EDRAM
- 21.6 GB/s frontside bus

Audio – Mulitchannel surround sond output

Nintendo Revolution Stats:

- Release is sometime in 2006.
- Prototype shown is larger than final unit.
- Nintendo is still determining final colors for the console.
- All-Access Gaming, which refers to backwards compatibility to 20 years of Nintendo games, NES, – SNES, N64. We don’t know particulars of how it’ll be accessed or what, if any, the cost structure might be.

- Downloadable to 512MB of flash memory.
- SD memory card slot.
- Wireless controllers.
- Two USB 2.0 ports.
- Built-in WiFi.
- WiFi used to interface with the DS.
- DS likely to enhance future games.
- Self-loading optical drive that will play 12cm Revolution discs and smaller GameCube discs
- Self-contained attachment for playing media content, including DVDs.
- No controller was shown. So even though the box looks a lot like the one leaked over the weekend, the accompanying controllers were not presented. So was it a leak, or a really good guess?

Nintendo Game Boy Micro Stats:

- Launch is slated for this Fall.
- Silver in color for now, expect all sorts of rainbow-flavored variations.
- Dimensions: 4 inches wide by 2 inches tall and 0.7 inches thick.
- Weight: 2.8 ounces (80 paper clips’ worth of weight).
- Processor: Same as GBA SP.
- Screen: 2-inches, backlit and the “best Game Boy screen ever” adjustable controls-
- GB Advance has nearly 700 titles available, playable on the Game Boy Micro.

For Full E3 Coverage Visit:
Engadget – www.engadget.com

What the Hell Happened To Dave Chappelle?

Was wondering, what the hell hgappened to Dave Chappelle? My buddy Joey has been a huge fan of his for a long time and we had a running joke going where I would be like, who’s Dave Chappelle? Was funny if you were there, but I soon found out who the man was. I kind of feel sorry for him, but at least he gets to tell his side of the story. Read on.

The first thing Chappelle wants is to dispel rumors—that he’s got a drug problem, that he’s checked into a mental institution in Durban—that have been flying around the U.S. for the past week. He says he is staying with a friend, Salim, and not in a mental institution, as has been widely reported in America. Chappelle says he is in South Africa to find “a quiet place” for a while. “Let me tell you the things I can do here which I can’t at home: think, eat, sleep, laugh. I’m an introspective dude. I enjoy my own thoughts sometimes. And I’ve been doing a lot of thinking here.”

The picture he paints—and it seems a fairly honest and frank assessment— is of someone struggling to come to terms with a new position and power who’s still figuring out how to come to grips with how people around him are reacting to the $50 million deal he signed last year with Comedy Central. Without naming specific characters, he seems to blame both some of his inner circle (not his family) and himself for the stresses created by last year’s deal.

“There were things that overwhelmed me,” he says. “But not in the way that people are saying. I haven’t spent any of the money. All that stuff about partying and taking crack is not true. Why do I live on a farm in Ohio? To support my partying lifestyle?”

TIME.com: On the Beach With Dave Chappelle

RobFuz.com Podcast – 5/17/05

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Here you go gang, my attempt at another Podcast! I see Podcasting is sweeping the nation! :) My current favorite Podcast is TWIT, (This Week In Tech) with Leo Laporte, Patrick Norton, Kevin Rose and friends. Each week you’ll hear a fun and freewheeling discussion of what’s going on in the world of digital technology. New shows are shipped every Sunday night, just in time for your Monday morning commute. So check out their weekly show, they are true professionals!

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Anyway, my Podcast this week is recorded through my brand spanking new Optimum Voice! I just got it yesterday and it is AWESOME! I is basically Voice Over IP phone service. What the hell does that mean you ask? Well I now get our main phone line over our cable modem and you pay one price for your calling services. With our package, we are now paying 15 bucks for all our nationwide and local calling. This was something I could not beat! Its super clear and works with all our existing phones and I love it!

My two guests this week checking ir is my bud Rory heading down to Atlantic City with out me :( Very funny as he checks in on the answering machine.

Also my bud Chris checks in with reviews from the new Star Wars Movie.
Can’t WAIT till the new movie. I will be going Thursday at noon! Everyone is invited, just let me know you want to join us! So far I got 5 people in tow to go and check it out! Podcast from the theater, so stay tuned!

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