Friday, May 26, 2006

Alaska, I hardly knew ye.

Well I was sitting here in my room ever so peacefully when I was suddenly taken to a place like no other: Alaska.

I know what you are all saying "Pat, you can't be in Alaska... that's crazy talk." But seriously I have be talking to Alaska online tonight for like an hour. And I can proove it.

For instance I know that at 2:00am (My time) Alicia Wilson was mad. Not only that but she also didn't want me to think she was mad but now its posted in a blog so it has to be true. (I suggest she watches more movies)

Also I know Dave Roberts likes Kelly Clarkson. Who knew? I did cause I was with Alaska.
(Note: Photo Graph of Dave Roberts the baseball player not the Mission Co-ordinater)

Michele Kay was talking to not only me but also her Mommy and Allison.

And finally A-mar was there... wearing glasses. (he looked surprisingly different)

It turns out Alaska is just like Tyndale but colder.

Patman...(You know the rest)

First there was Monty Python, then there was Mr. Bean and now we have House M.D

Many of you I'm sure have heard of the ever so popular House. The doctor with a heart of golden sarcasm. I recently have jump on the band wagon after my friend Ryan Feeney purchased the first season. After just one episode of quick remarks and limping action. I had fallen in love with the show that prooves to us all that making fun of people is still a lot more funny then relationship comedy.

I soon purchased my own copy of the first season and downloaded the second one to catch up with the show. Even today I am still high on the intriguing season finale that aired on Tuesday.

But you may be asking 'what does an american show have to do with Monty Python and Mr. Bean?' If this is the case you havn't read the coming attractions page which tells us Hugh Laurie (a.k.a. House) is British. This was a shock to me, I never really picked up on that fact and I am all the more impressed because of his talent.

It turns out Hugh Laurie has been doing comedy for a long time. He was an actor on the British show Black Adder and is famous in british for his comedy sketches. The funniest of which (that I've found) is "The Shakespeare Sketch." Hugh Laurie is Shakespeare (see left) and Mr. Bean (Rowan Atkins or something) is a producer of the play Hamlet. It is quite witty.

Here's some sample lines:

As they discuss how to shorten Hamlet's monologue:

Producer: OK, OK. Take out `victim'; take out `coward'. Just start "To be, or not to be."

You can't say that! It's gibberish!

But it's short, William, it's short! Listen, it flows: "To be, or not to be; that is the question." D'de, d'de de de, d'de d'de de de! OK?

You're damn right it's the question -- they won't have any bloody idea what he's talking about!
Its quite funny search for it at under "the shakespeare sketch."

P the P

Sunday, May 21, 2006

The Art of Blogging: Modern Journals Need More Pictures

Patman the Pat's Rules of Blogging

For the sake of a comprehensive website that not only entertains but informs I have decided to undertake my own personal "Rules of Blogging" or "Blogic".

The first thing one needs to understand while blogging that it is first and foremost an art. Creativity, authenticity and originality overtakes any rules that mankind could place upon us. (refer to Figure 1.9 for further explaination)

The second consideration behind a blog is content. When writing in a blog it is most important that you change subjects, use new vocabulary and explain more then your everyday boring life. As much as we tend to see our world the same everyday (ie wake up, eat, do stuff, eat, go home, sleep) there are many subjects, events and people that shake up our daily lives into expressible blogs.

This leads us to an important topic of discussion:length. In setting up a blog you do not wish to bored your friends and other people by rambling on and on on topics. Some suggest making bullet point blogs. Others recommend borrowing from our television entertainment compadres and having semi-'to be continued' style blog that takes larger blog entries and makes them two, three or four smaller entries.

Finally (and really the reason that I wrote this blog) I think it is most important that a blogger takes advantage of the multimedia resource that is the internet. Put up pictures, link a video or hug a tree and you can change a set of words into a dynamic display of light and space.

I'm really getting into this blog thing (most likely because I"m really bored and need something to pass the time) and these rules help make my blog a place for excitement, fun and pictures.

In Summary:

1. Be Yourself and Have Fun

2. Variety is the Spice of Blog

3. Use this Free Space Wisely

4. Use Media (more than words)

Pat, Patman the

Saturday, May 20, 2006

Coming Attractions...

For those of you who can't see into the future here is a list of upcoming blog entries...

The Art of Blogging: Modern Journals Need More Pictures

House M. D. - He's British!

Office Space, The Patman the Pat Reality.

Freaks and Geeks: A DVD in Review

Patman T. Pat

An O "Phish" ial Sighting

I was enjoying a typical evening of various forms of entertainment and came across an episode of the Simpsons I had long forgotten. Homer was doing marajuana and was trying to keep it legalised. And so he had a concert to benefit the cause. I was shocked and amazed to not only recongnise the band "Phish" but also to recongnize the song "Run Like an Antelope." My mind was flooded with the typical 'man'erisms of this last year and my friend Chris Clements. Needless to say I laughed a little and sang along. Check out this cool picture I found of it.

Patman the Pat

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Evil: not just 'live' backwards

It may or may not surprise you that I enjoy reading. I know you are all saying "Pat=Read? I don't think so" Anyways as I have been reading lately I have reread the Sixth Harry Potter book and started to read a book called Endimiong Spring (give or take the spelling). Harry Potter has been a large question mark in Christian circles because of its magic and dark arts. Personally I don't intend to argue this here but in reading Endimiong Spring I have noticed a singnificantly darker tone (i.e. deals with the devil, devils and dragons and evils that are beyond happy spells that make milk and what not) There is a drastic difference between the two. These books brought me to a question of evil.

What is worse: obvious evil or subversive evil?

Now of course evil is evil and in any capacity it is harmful but I am confident in the effect of evil. It seems so easy to point at all the evils that we all see so clearly. But underlying evils easily pass us by. While we struggle with sexual temptation and the avoision of gossip we grow lazy in the word, pass up oppertunity and become ultimately more comfortable in our humanly weaknesses and forget the calling to be more in all aspects of life and not just the easily found wrongs.

Either way its an interesting question that I think we should think about.

Patman the Pat

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Organized people are just too lazy to look for things

Well has been reinvented. For those of you who come here to find out if I'd make a good president you are too late. For those of you who come to learn the secrets of my self you are too early. And for those of you who stumble here by accident or for something to do:


I chose this title to symbolise the entire randomness of this soon to be blog. I am unorganized and I like it. And you will too.

Patman the Pat