Archive for April, 2008


Posted in Sports with tags , , , on April 30, 2008 by dialgforgerald

After the collapse of the Dallas Mavericks and reports of Josh Howard’s extracurricular activities, this has got to be one awkward ad for Avery and Josh.

Can’t we get one of these with Mark Cuban and Jason Kidd? Dirk Nowitzki and an exercise bike?


RedCloth Bug

Posted in Programming with tags , on April 29, 2008 by dialgforgerald

I just experienced this weird bug in RedCloth 3.0.4 where line breaks are not handled properly. I talked to a friend about it and found out that it was a known bug which, unfortunately, hasn’t been fixed yet. Anyway, you guys can try this patch until a new RedCloth version comes out which will hopefully fix this. Just change the hard_break function to:

text.gsub!( /(.)\n(?!\n|\Z| *([#*=]+(\s|$)|[{|]))/, "\\1<br />" ) if hard_breaks

And this is just another reason why it would be wise to freeze your gems.


Posted in Games with tags , , , on April 18, 2008 by dialgforgerald

Holy crap!


This could be the best or worst thing ever. There is no middle ground.


Posted in Movies with tags , , on April 18, 2008 by dialgforgerald

So how do you top that Snake Eyes photo that was released as part of the G.I. Joe promo? How about with Rachel Nichols in a body fitting suit?

Presenting Scarlett:

Rachel Nichols as Scarlett


I’m Having Sisig for Lunch Tomorrow, Who’s With Me?

Posted in News with tags on April 16, 2008 by dialgforgerald

This is a little (more like very) late but here is some very shocking news.

MANILA, Philippines – The pioneer who invented the popular sisig dish in the 1970s was hammered to death in her house in Angeles City in Pampanga early Wednesday.

Lucita Cunanan, a.k.a. “Aling Lucing,” the pioneer who brought fame to Angeles City in Pampanga with her spicy pork dish, succumbed to massive head injuries caused by the hammer.

“Bilang barangay captain tinignan ko, wala kaming nakitang forcible entry, maayos naman. Tinanong ko maid ng matanda, wala siyang narinig na sumisigaw (As village captain, I checked the area but saw no sign of forced entry. I asked her maid, and she did not hear any shout or sound of struggle),” Val Lagman, chairman of Claro M. Recto village in Angeles City, said in an interview on dzRH radio.

He said Cunanan lived with her husband “Mang Tino” and a household helper. Her children do not live with them in the house, he said.

Citing initial findings by police, he said Cunanan’s husband went out of the house at 4:30 a.m. to buy food. When he returned a few minutes later, he saw his wife hammered dead.

But he hinted police had “reservations” about Cunanan’s husband’s claims as there was no sign of forcible entry or sound of struggle.

Lagman also said a large necklace the victim would always wear was missing from the house.

“Di kami sigurado. May kaunting suspetsa naman (We are not sure, let’s just say we have our suspicions),” he would only say.

Cunanan’s trademark sisig was started in the mid 1970s when she served a unique blend of chopped pigs’ cheek, liver, onions, vinegar and calamansi.

She was featured on the website of the Department of Tourism, which narrated how her dish gained fame.

The DOT website credited Cunanan for whipping up the “popular classical dish,” usually a concoction of boiled and chopped pig ears and cheeks seasoned with vinegar, calamansi juice, chopped onions and chicken liver and more likely served in sizzling plates.

“It was Aling Lucing’s, owned by ‘sisig queen’ Lucita Cunanan, that established the city as the Sisig capital in the country way back in 1974. Today, a variety of preparations include sisig ala pizzailo, pork combination, green mussels or tahong, mixed seafood, ostrich sisig, spicy python, frog sisig, Tokwa’t Baboy, among other dishes,” it said.

It added sisig has become a main fare for drinking sessions or even family dinners, and on occasion has become a centerpiece of local social functions. – GMANews.TV

So in memory of Aling Lucing, let’s all have sisig for lunch tomorrow. It’s the least we can do.

Andrew Bogut’s Teammates Hate Him

Posted in Sports with tags , on April 16, 2008 by dialgforgerald

Oh Fuck

Posted in Comics with tags , on April 15, 2008 by dialgforgerald

DC solicitations were released today and this is the solicitation text for Final Crisis: Requiem #1:

A very special FINAL CRISIS one-shot honoring the passing of a great hero who’s been a staple in the DC Universe for years. All that remains is one final memory that the League experiences together as they must fulfill his last wishes or die trying!

I’m not really surprised that DC is killing off another character, but with this cover:

I think Martian Manhunter is going to die. 😦