Hold That Tiger!

Well, I did it. I finally upgraded to the all new OS X Tiger! And was reminded again of why I changed to Mac – forget the days of spending all day (or even hours) on an operating system upgrade… pop in the DVD, after a few clicks, it started installing. Rather than sit and look at the computer screen for 20-30 minutes, I went to get a taco at Taco Bell… when I got back, the upgrade was done, and it had even rebooted and was ready to go. Wow. Back to work. I thought the big “X” stood for “TEN” but I know now it stands for CROSSING OUT WINDOWS! (and all the problems associated with Windows) For fun, you can check out the longest running discussion on Kidology.org – the Mac vs. PC discussion.

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Are Storm/Clone Troopers Good or Evil?

I got an e-mail today from a boy named Josh, who asked me: Karl, were storm or clone troopers ever good ? I think they were good in the second movie but my dad says they were always evil. From Josh It’s a great question! Sorry, Josh, but your dad, (who will remain safely annonymous on Alderann), is wrong. In fact, it is such a good question, I decided to post my answer here: Josh, When I met George Lucas at the Star Wars Convention, a kid actually asked him whether the storm trooper are good guys or bad guys. His answer was, “They are good guys who follow orders from a really bad guy.” That is the shortest answer, but rather simplistic, but good enough for the little kid who asked. But there is more to that question, and unfortunately, George Lucas is still confused on what he believes about right and wrong. But there is more to the question that I’ll attempt to answer here. (non-Star Wars fans can stop reading here) Here is my a-little-bit-longer answer: It is important to know that there are two types of troopers. (very different and the difference is significant!) The first…

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Front Row Seat!

Disappointed you didn’t get to go to Cedar Point? Well, now you can experience what it was like to sit in the FRONT ROW of several roller coasters! The Dragster: Dragster Front Row Video (QuickTime 5.3 MB) This coaster reaches over 120MPH in under 4 seconds and takes you over 420 feet into the air and then straight back down in a twisting vertical plummet. AWESOME! In under 18 seconds you will have traveled over 2800 feet! Magnum XL200: Magnum XL200 Front Row Video (QuickTime 21.2 MB) This historical coaster roars at 72mph with a first drop of 195 feet and the second 157 feet and travels for over 5000 feet! The Mean Streak: Mean Streak Front Row Video (QuickTime 32.7 MB) Watch Pastor Karl and Pastor Jeff race in different cars AND GIVE A CONTACT “HIGH FIVE” WHILE RIDING this historic coaster made from over 1.7 million feet of wood! This coaster can accommodate 1600 passengers per hour! (correction, this was Gemini, Mean Streak below, will rename file later.) The Raptor: Raptor Front Row Video (QuickTime 24.4MB) This lean mean keen green coaster leaves your feet dangling as you twist and turn through over 3700 feet and a 100…

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Sitting in Episode III

  12:01 a.m. showing and in the first ten in line! Well, this is it! I am now sitting in the theater awaiting the beginning of the movie that will conclude a story I’ve followed since I was eight years old. I got to the theater at 7pm, but there were only 2 people in line, so I watched the politically correct (meaning the Christians were the blood thirsty idiots who got what they derserved) “Kingdom of Heaven” – but enough about that. After that, there were only 5 more people in line for SW, so I set up my Celebration III chair and watched as the line steadily grew by the hundreds! My brother, Jordan, soon joined me along with Kidology board member Steve Clindaniel and his son Jonathan. Of couse, a review will come soon, but no spoilers, I promise. Well, between typing and visiting 30 minutes has passed and soon it will be dark…. in more ways than one. (if you sense my drift) Hard to believe I am about to see it, I started counting the days at over 400! Signing off now…. Meditate I must, prepare myself I must. Episode III about to see I…

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Test of Camera Pic Posting…

This is just a test to see if sending an e-mail to my blogger account with a picture attached posts only the text or includes the picture too. Sorry to the millions on my blog e-mail list, this was only a test. I repeat this was only a test of my palm camera posting system. Until next time, we are GREATLY enjoying the Oregon Coast drive, it is amazing, and rivalling my love of Colorado… Colorado doesn’t have all water, lakes and rivers as well as oceans. Karl :)

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