Wednesday, July 30, 2008

7-Hour Jury People

Sorry I haven't been providing any of my usual prose brilliance on the blog lately. I'd intended to pick up the blogging pace again, but there is only so much time available and when you're uploading and posting videos twice a week it tends to eat up that little bit of time you might spend tlogging (that's "text-blogging" for those of you who didn't realize I was just then coining a phrase).

Today I had jury duty again. It was not as eventful as my last jury service; this time I just sat in the main jury holding room and did not get called at all. No interviews, no jury selection, just a day of sitting and reading and hoping my name would not get called. And I was out in a day, so I lucked out.

This time I went to the Airport Court, which is near LAX and also has a pleasing rhyme to its name. The courthouse was dedicated in 1999 and was much more clean and modern than the courthouse I attended last time. Didn't get to see how this affected the actual courtrooms though. To enter, we were made to go through "airport style" security which means if you leave the building you have to take off your belt and empty your pockets to come in again. Waiting in line to enter in the morning, a paper sign notified employees and jurors alike of the entrance policy: "Everyone must line up at 8:00. JURY PEOPLE TOO." I like that the official term used by the courthouse is "jury people." In fact, I like the phrase so much, I think it should replace the overused "party people." As in, "What up, jury people, let me hear you make some noise! Yeah! Let's get this trial started!"

I also liked the sign that instructed, "TAKE OFF YOUR BELT. REMOVE YOUR BELT. PLACE YOUR BELT IN THE TRAY," because of the implied frustration with someone who might not be giving the sign his full attention.

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Kenny Bloggerly's Internet Life, #18: Karen the Fan

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Vote Funny while you still can!

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Monday, July 28, 2008

Kenny Bloggerly's Internet Life, #17: Fan Mail



Events take a shocking turn as we approach the end of Kenny Bloggerly's first season.

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Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Kenny Bloggerly's Internet Life, #16: Online Shopping

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Did you know you can shop without going to a store? That's right! You can do it from the comfort of your seat, right after you vote Funny.

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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Kenny Bloggerly's Internet Life, #15: Inventing the Internet

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Dark Knight

So I'm late on the Kenny Bloggerly episode today, mainly because this morning I finally saw The Dark Knight and spent the rest of the day recovering from it. I had strenuously avoided reading any reviews or coverage of the movie -- each time I saw a headline announcing yet another glowing review, I dropped the offending publication like a hot potato. It was good -- that's all I needed to know. Beyond that, I wanted to go in as fresh as possible.

I do like reading reviews, actually, but if I know I'm going to see a movie regardless I try not to read them. I've seldom gone out of my way to avoid them to the extent I did with this movie, but it was worth it. Afterwards I fell into my post-movie ritual of reading several reviews to see how they matched up with my responses, and confirmed that reading them beforehand would have spoiled countless moments that made me jump in my seat with shock and delight.

So yeah, I loved it. I'll be making another trip to the theater to check out the IMAX version, if I can. I've read that IMAX tickets are selling out and going for up to $60 on eBay, which is insane.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Kenny Bloggerly's Internet Life, #14: Social Networking

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Still confused about that whole social networking thing the kids are doing these days? Let Kenny Bloggerly elucidate the phenomenon as only he can... then vote Funny!

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Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Kenny Bloggerly's Internet Life, #13: Wine Expert

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This epic episode is the first to clock in well past the two minute mark. But it's still good. Have a taste and see!

By the way, your Funny votes are still as valuable as ever.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Kenny Bloggerly's Internet Life, #11: Porn Star part III

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You always assume that putting "Porn Star" in the title of your videos would automatically get you more views. I don't know what's more depressing -- that it really works or that it still doesn't work quite as well as you'd think.

Vote Funny!

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Wednesday, July 02, 2008