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Sunday, February 27, 2005
Unofficial Tally

Vince wins the pool because I am ineligible to collect prizes. However, I correctly predicted all eight major categories, plus cinematography, editing, art direction, costume design, visual effects and animated feature. I therefore declare myself the biggest movie fag of all. Rob - 14 Vince - 12 Darren - 11 Ellen - 11 Doug - 11 Big Daddy - 10 Hantman - 10 Full results in the comments...


Two for two

Derik, Darren, Vince, Ken, Doug, and myself all got the first two categories correct (Art Direction & Supporting Actor). Check the comments for a running total...


Wait...Chris Rock is black???

Chris Rock just openly dissed Jude Law, Tobey Maguire, Cuba Gooding, Colin Farrell, and himself all within a three minute span. Good shit. Hey wait! "Pootie Tang" was a good movie!


Best Picture guesses

Out of the twenty entries, nine predicted "Million Dollar Baby" to win the Best Picture Oscar, while five chose "The Aviator" and five chose "Ray". The underdog movie in this category is "Sideways", picked by only one (Jillian).


Oscars Pool 2K5

Well y'all, the Third Annual Iracane.com Oscar Pool is officially closed for entries. But due to popular demand (Big Daddy) I'm going to post all the results, starting with this handy-dandy Excel spreadsheet with all y'all's picks. Plus, I'll be live-blogging the Oscars with updates all night. Good luck!


Baby's first beer, 1979

Baby's first beer,  1979



Thursday, February 24, 2005
CONGRATULATIONS AMY & ANTHONY

News flash: our cousin Amy had a baby girl...Camryn Leigh Aprilante. I can't wait to see her. Good job, Aimster!


Tuesday, February 22, 2005
Amn't I smart?

You know whats weird? The phrase "they are not" can be shortened to "they're not" or "they aren't" while the phrase "I am not" can be shortened to "I'm not" but not "I amn't". From here on out, I reserve the right to use amn't in casual conversation.


Third Annual Iracane.com Oscar Pool

Get yourself all worked up into a frenzy and enter the Third Annual Iracane.com Oscar Pool. Hurry, the show rolls on Sunday night.


Sunday, February 20, 2005
Stuff Magazine Dive Bars Hall of Fame

I was perusing through Stuff Magazine's list of the top 13 dive bars in America and was shocked (shocked!) to see that I've been kicked out of one of them, the Hong Kong in Cambridge, Mass. Don't ask me why...I never really figured that out. (Thanks, Big Daddy for saving my life!)


Roger Ebert's Unwritten Rules of Oscar

As written by Jim Emerson, editor of that fat guy's website. So I guess a more apt title would be "Jim Emerson's Written Rules of Oscar". You really should check out www.rogerebert.com though...I think we take Mr. Ebert for granted. He is one of the great writers of our time. If only all movie critics could write with such simple yet elegant style...


Friday, February 18, 2005
Drugs is bad!

Patriots cornerback Ty Law gets arrested crossing the Canadian border with ecstasy pills in 2000; five years later, Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi suffers a stroke. Are these incidents related? I don't know. Probably.


Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Birthday of the Day

Happy 17th Birthday to my li'l cousin Chrissie. Go get 'em!

UPDATE (10:00 AM): She passed her driver's test!



Monday, February 14, 2005
Happy Valentines Day



AntiMagnet



Mary Letourneau and Vili Fualaau's Wedding Registry

Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau are getting married. Check out their registry. If you're not totally creeped out right now, then you don't remember why she is notorious.


Saturday, February 12, 2005
Madison, NJ

This is Madison as illustrated by Google Maps. Goodbye Yahoo Maps...you stink. Goodbye Mapquest...you suck.


Wednesday, February 09, 2005
Patriots fans beaten to pulp

Sure, I'm sad that another Boston team won a championship. But hearing that two Patriots fans at Penn State-Altoona were pummeled by five chicks makes me smile just a li'l bit.


Sunday, February 06, 2005
Quick Super Bowl Pick 'Em update

Here's the top five (pending verification):
  • 1. Brad (14 correct)
  • 1. Steph (14 correct)
  • 3. Dougie (12 correct)
  • 4. Noel (11 correct)
  • 4. DCD (11 correct)
  • 4. Kerri (11 correct)
  • 4. Chrissie (11 correct)
Brad tops Steph for the prize because his final score guess was within 6 points whereas Steph missed by 13 points. Prize to be determined. Special props to Drew University soccer sensation Dan W. who predicted the exact final score. You win my support for your team.


Fly Clayton fly

Fly Clayton fly



Fat Tsunami sandwich @ Jimmy's

Fat Tsunami sandwich @ Jimmy's

It's a cheese steak with mozz, gyro meat, cheddar, jalepeno poppers, french fries, ketchup, white sauce, hot sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and onions. Yum!



Saturday, February 05, 2005
Halftime @ SHU-BC game

Halftime @ SHU-BC game

There was a middle school honors band at halftime of the seton hall game!



Friday, February 04, 2005
Deathpool Update

There was a whole lotta shakin in the deathpool with the passing of German pugilist Max Schmeling. Brad had him, Glenn had him, but most notably, I had him and I vaulted into first place. Suckers!


Thursday, February 03, 2005
The wussification of Super Bowl ads

The Eagles/Patriots better provide some quality action on Sunday because I hear the commercials are gonna suck. For example, this still from a Mastercard ad made me throw up in my mouth. The only redeeming thing would be if the Green Giant reached in throught the window, shelled Mr. Peanut, and ate his delcious innards.


Wednesday, February 02, 2005
Car Plane crashes into building

Good thing nobody died when a corporate jet failed to takeoff from Teterboro Airport, crossed Route 46, and slammed into a warehouse today.

Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to feature this picture on the website. (Thanks, Cecil!)


Tuesday, February 01, 2005
Parsippany HS bus passes Famished Frog

Parsippany HS bus passes Famished Frog



Fourth Annual Iracane.com Super Bowl Pick 'Em

Enter your Super Bowl picks before Sunday for your big chance to win a insignificant prize.