gambitq72

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from Castleton, IN

  • Activity

    • Updates and errata

      8 years ago

      gambitq72

      Hey, its been eight months since i last posted in which a lot has happened, for those who want to know.

      I got married.

      I moved to Ohio and a lot of credits didn't transfer

      It will take me three years to graduate with my Mechanical Engineering Degree.

      I got a digital Rebel XTi, but only recently got my computer fixed so i could use Photoshop again.

      Uhm, check out this link.
      Old movie remake

    • The Legend of Drunken Master

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      I've been working on expanding my DVD collection by picking up classic movies; Jackie Chan's Drunken Master 2 was listed on Times top 100 films, so I decided to amazon it and pick it up for 4 dollars or whatever.

      All I have to say is that I have a newfound respect for that man, and I hereby promise to NEVER EVER piss off Jackie Chan.

      Seriously, It's an amazing movie; go see it!

    • The Internet

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      An interesting question has been brewing in my head in regards to all the ridiculous, stupid, idiotic stuff I see online all the time. It seems like no matter where you go there is always somebody spouting out the most ridiculous and profane crap imaginable.

      So these are the possible scenarios I came up with to explain why this is the case.

      A) The internet has somehow brought the collective population's IQ and inhibitions down

      B) People have always been this way, but the internet allows them to more easily express their hate and ill conceived ideas.

      C) Something about the anonymity of the web brings out the worst in many people.

      D) The few people who are problems just are able to overpower the rest of the world.

      E) It's all Richard Nixon's fault.

      I Think its a combination of the 5, personally, but I think i shall expand on this idea later.
      DK

    • Rat hearts, new semester, and Math

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      Here's a random journal for you

      1. The colts lost their first playoff game. again. I think everyone was getting so pumped up for the battle against the evil, blood sucking baby dropping parking-in-handicap-spots-with-no-sticker Patriots that NOBODY the chargers to even make it within 12 points of the colts. But, I'm no fair weather fan, I liked them when they sucked, and I still like them now, even though my sports heart is really hurting now;

      2. Speaking of hearts, I read today that Researchers took a fetal rat heart and stripped it of all the muscle cells leaving the cellular matrix intact, then were able to inject it with both myocardial muscle cells and endothilial cells for the blood vessals from another rat and were then able to get the heart to organize itself and start beating. Why is this significant?

      Well, If your heart is failing, and you need a replacement, they can take adult stem cells, program them into the cells needed and inject them into some other animal's heart shaped matrix (probably a pig or cadavers, maybe), then give you a heart transplant comprised of your own cells, avoiding an autoimmune reaction. This also avoids the stem cells from going haywire and growing some mutant heart with like 6 ventricles and fangs, or something.

      They have also been experimenting with this gel derived from seaweed as a "seeding matrix", but still haven't got it into the complexity needed for a heart.

      3. Our new student center at IUPUI has escalators, and looks really cool.

      4. The quality of news copy and especially those "online news stories", like eCNN or whatever are still dropping at a horrible rate. That crap they post next to my hot mail account just makes me angry.

      5. I read someplace that the majority of voters are more concerned on whether they identify personally with a presidential candidate more so than stances on issues, or even if they're competent enough to run the country. Scary.

      6. Art by Bathsheba Grossman, sister to Lev Grossman. Love it, want it, gonna get some when I have some cash, which won't be anytime soon due to an announcement I shall make next time.

      7. Writers block has hit me again, and my novel is once again stuck. Honestly, I think It would make a much better movie script rather than a book, as I spend a lot of time describing stuff, and not spending as much time on character development and such.

      8. I'm tired of typing, so this is it.
      Gnight!

    • Moonlight

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      I have to admit, the whole vampire genre is kind of neat, it's one of my vices aside from sci fi as long as its more modern and not all campy.

      That said, I'm still trying to decide if I like that new show on CBS, usually I watch the episodes online when I'm bored, however, sometimes they don't work.

      This brings me to a phenomenon I call "the net effect"
      It seems that major news networks automatically assume that if your going to watch any video online, then you must either
      A) Have the intelligence of a child whose played solely with toys made in china (that was a low blow, I know)
      or B) The attention span of a 2 year old juiced on three red bulls

      Since the full episode wont run past the first inserted commercial break, I attempted to watch the two minute recap, and couldn't get through it

      why?

      Net effect.
      Some high school valley girl was doing a voice over which was horrendous
      I quote:

      "So, mick is watching reporter chick beth cover the execution of this manson wannabe....
      (show clip) and she ends up becoming some kind of guardian for the only witness.... of course, at the slightest hint of a problem......beth is calling mick....which turns out to be really smart since the executed killer is now a vampire seeking revenge....see in prison his prayers were answered....so beth and the witness are in micks apartment, unsupervised..... Hello! confidential!... meanwhile, mick meets the killer, face to face, or, fang to fang, doh! anyway, bad guy wins the battle, and heads over to micks....lucky he had that machete handy!....if only dealing with beth was as easy...he can walk away, but this is not over!

      That is D grade middle school book report bullshit.

      ugh.

      Why is the concept of communicating with class and conciseness something that is no longer valued?

      I think I'm officially old.

      -DK

    • Oh, they're gonna have to glue you back

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      together..... IN HELL!!!!!!!!
      -Demoman, TF2

      Best quote ever.

      There is a point to that; I had the most interesting night
      At work I was sent out on a delivery; I was supposed to drop of two 6x6x12 treated beams, some concrete bags, and pick up some wood.

      It was dark, I missed every stinking turn, so I ended up pulling off some tire smoking U-turns to get to the address marked on the map.......
      which I discovered didn't exist.

      I then attempted to dial the person's phone number to whom I was delivering the ridiculously heavy timber to, then discovered that the 7 key doesn't work on my phone anymore.

      Incidently, EVERY phone number for my place of employment (they'res maybe 12 to cover all the departments) ALL have a 7 in them too.

      Crap.

      After wandering around for a while, I call my mother and ask her to call my boss and give him my phone number. I should also note that the address I'm delivering to is an exclusive condo area with "NO TRESPASSING" signs every 100 feet.

      Finally after taking 4 calls I find the new address, make it over there, and start to wrestle the stuff off. As I'm pulling one of the timbers off the top of the pick up truck I notice a man peering out of his doorway at me, giving me the "What the #$%^ are you doing here" look.

      Then he pulls out his cell phone and starts calling someone.
      Uh oh. I was also supposed to pick up some of the lumber there and return it, but couldn't find the proper boards in the haphazard pile of wood.

      I then decided that putting stuff in the truck while Mr. Neighborhood watch was keeping an eye on me (and undoubtedly calling the cops) was probably a bad idea, so I made tracks out of there.

      This whole ordeal has made me really want to smash my phone into little pieces.

      I end with this:
      "Look at ya! So Proud, so cocksure, prancing aboot with your heads full of eyeballs!"
      -Demoman again

      -DK

    • Novels and Owls

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      I really need to start journaling again, despite the fact that I suspect that only Elnea reads though my infrequent musings and rants. Which is fine by me, I'm glad that someone likes them smiley0.gif

      Anyhow, I have decided I'm going to quit moping about the self evaluated quality of what I write (I'm not a big fan of my work) and just keep moving foward through no matter how much I hate it

      Ergo: I have four new chapters for my novel written in rough draft form AND posted on the site! whoo!

      Story!

      And even more importantly, an outline which i put side by side to the story which keeps me on track. i should have thought of this years ago!

      So I am finally moving that novel along. I don't know how good it will be, but we shall see.

      I was driving home Tuesday night from the gym, came around a corner, and instantly perceived an owl and a rabbit in a death match in the middle of the concrete. I slammed on my brakes, but a car coming the other direction didn't give me space to swerve, and I smoked the owl going 40 mph.

      As this brings the kill count for my car against various animals up to six I'm thinking that I need to travel a different route to get to the gym.

      The one humorous thing I can take away from this is the rabbits story it told it's family when he or she got home:

      "So I was just trying to get back here, and when I went across that really large open space this owl flew in and started to mug me!
      I was fighting back as hard as I could when a bright light appeared. I thought I was a goner when the owl was then smote down to the ground with a roar! I was saved!"

      But seriously, I like owls, so i feel kinda bad about the whole incident. Raccoons and especially Canada geese on the other hand.......

      -DK

    • Photos! 'n stuff

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      Glory of glories!

      I have finally figure out how to directly link the chip from my phone to my computer, allowing me to download photos very easily. This should motivate me to take more photographs.

      I should also note I am looking at purchasing a Digital Rebel xTI. oooooooh!

      anyhow, on to the photos promised.

      I work at a hardware store where I spend most of my days driving a forklift and fixing all the stuff that breaks in the store.

      However, once a year our store holds a "safety day" where they bring in the race cars of #15 Paul Menard (who sucks at driving) and also invite the fire department, the lifeline helicopter, and other stuff to make this mini carnival/fair feel in the employee section of the parking lot. (this makes many team members angry)

      That morning my boss and I were called out front to participate in helping set up. First we built several huge awnings, but then we got the ultimate project.
      The Fire department brings all sorts of equipment and fire trucks (they always refer to them as "the apparatus") to display, including the rescue truck.
      We were then instructed to smash up two cars brought along by the fire department so that they could do a demonstration on how to use the jaws of life to get people out of totaled cars.

      My boss and I tagged teamed on the cars, and here were the results:

      smashedcar_1.jpg

      smashedcar_2.jpg

      smashedcar_3.jpg

      We flipped the cars, we ran into the cars, we picked the cars up and dropped them, but the most effective way to damage a car is to sandwich it between two forklifts going at top speed backwards. The firemen said that those two cars were the worst looking wrecks they had ever seen, and several people who saw them asked if those who wrecked the cars made it out alive

      The best part is that I got paid extra because it was a Saturday to play demolition derby.
      I don't think I will ever have a better day at work in my life.

      -DK

    • I had to swipe this

      9 years ago

      gambitq72

      From Keshenke, but It's waaay to awesome to "not take"

      God that's horrible syntax.

      Does using the word syntax make me a geek?

      Anywho: Shoe phone?

      Awesome.

      In other news, I had the best day at work the other day and will never be topped.
      I'll tell you about it next time when i get the photos on the computer

      -DK

    • I gots

      10 years ago

      gambitq72

      The metal gear solid 1 & 2 soundtracks.

      Awesome.

      -DK

  • About Me

    Drummer, Scuba Diver, Ultimate Frisbee player, eccentric, and tall: The Legend begins

  • Comments (66)

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      I don't know why, but I feel compelled to share this Yip Yip video after reading your latest HAFT issue. Don't ask why, cause i don't know, but here you go!


      OMG! That brings back some memories!!!

      smiley1.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gifsmiley1.gif

    • Aoina InvScreen

      9 years ago

      College is fun, just avoid becoming a coffee fiend; It can get ugly come finals time when people start OD'ing on caffeine and start screaming at inanimate objects they happened to trip over. For 5+ minutes. Very loudly.


      Speaking from experience? xD

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      PS: I WANT to comment on your journal, but it seems like it would be almost sacrilegious to do so at this point... it has the "0" and the time... you have to put a seed comment in there or something, or possibly write a new journal entry.

      I actually have you on watch, I notice...

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      I read something in the Indianapolis Star today about how they were able to remove all the myocardial cells from a rats heart, leaving the matrix behind, and repopulate it with another rat's heart cells, and get it to work.

      Granted, it was only 25% efficient, but do you know what that means? Do you have any idea what that means?!?


      It means that there are some rat researchers who are REALLY bored?

      Or possibly that there might be a way to replace myocardial cells killed during a heart attack (myocardial infarction)

      ...no, I'm going with bored.

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    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      OMG!!! Those are amazing!!!

      I have to sit down and spend time looking at his site to see what he says about HOW he does it. I love the Acetylcholinesterase glass etching, lol!

    • Kschenke

      9 years ago

      Used to be both, but now they've focused on "alternative media" stuff.

    • Kschenke

      9 years ago

      I hope "Dominic the donkey" doesn't show up the day after thanksgiving; that would be just plain cruel.


      The good news is that the frats aren't open during the break. The bad news is that they start playing that song as soon as they get back.

    • lukemckay FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Webcomic Maker

      10 years ago

      not anytime soon I'm afraid, i don't think we have enough comics to do that.. but I hope we can someday smiley1.gif

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      Sooo... you couldn't make a prosthetic eye that had a camera in it; maybe one with a zoom lens?

      Dang. I guess I can't write that short story then.


      No, you totally can..... but if you want to fit it into an agent's eyesocket you'd have to build a special housing for it... you couldn't just squish it in there...

      Actually there is a lot of research towards building prosthetic eyes for people with no vision, and "zoom" lenese to implant into people with poor vision....

      What exactly do you need for your short story?

    • Aoina InvScreen

      10 years ago

      Isn't that the media/politics job? Screw everyone over?

    • Kschenke

      10 years ago

      Meatloaf was a singer in the 70s and 80s. He had some pop hits and stuff, but he has this amazing voice.


      You might also remember him as Bob in Fight Club.

    • Fence2008

      10 years ago

      I think another reason people get so upsetat pharmacies is actually not anger directly toward the pharmacist themselves. It is usually an issue over insurance and who is going to pay for the majority of the very expensive drug. I know personally I have experienced this one from the consumer's point of view.

      Although I don't know that I agree that people who are on anti-depressants are the angry ones. Mainly because depressed persons are usually avoidant of others and wouldn't want to get angry. They generally have low self-esteem, and withdraw from social settings. Same with those who are anti-anxiety, they become anxious when in large crowds, so to them interactions between people are frightening.

      However, I do agree with the waiting of prescriptions. Our world is very fast paced and if we don't get things in a quick and timly order, it becomes total chaos. That's why I usually call ahead or do some other shopping while I'm waiting for my prescription. Some times I do wonder why it does take so long to receive a medication that is already pre-packaged with the dosage and just needs to be put together. Oh well, I'll just accept it and go along with everything else like most people should do.

    • Lukie

      10 years ago

      It's because a lot of people are on anti-anxiety and anti-depressants.

      As well, when you have a prescription it is usually because you are sick, so you are probably already stressed out about that.

      It is hell. People can wait 5 minutes for a cappuchino but cannot wait 5 minutes for medication.

      Honestly, someone will hand me a prescription with 5 things on it and say, "Ten minutes? I'll be back in ten minutes." You can say no, come back in 25, but they will always come back within 15 minutes.

    • Kschenke

      10 years ago

      Aww... you made me smile.

    • OboeCrazy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Freelancer

      10 years ago

      Hey there!

      Thank you so much for those mods for Elnea's contest! It was amazing of you to offer up all those mods, and I'm honored to receive them!

      smiley12.gif

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      rvb.roosterteeth.com/members/journal/entry.php?id=1222492

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      10 years ago

      I thought Ginsu was one of the super villians on dragonball z.

      You know, the one where a bad guy dies and they graft on his arm onto an amputee good guy, and the evil arm takes over, and the gang have to travel into the good guys head and destroy the evil arms soul by using monster cards?

      I think I may be mixing up MGS and Yu-Ghi-Oh in there, but who knows.


      This made me giggle. I have no idea wtf you are talking about... but that is what is so cool, right? LIke, if I ever try to describe the plot of Farscape to anyone, they start looking furtively at the door and start backing towards a phone.

      LOL!

    • Fence2008

      10 years ago

      Yeah, I think right now... I could eat a million pieces of chocolate... mmmm dove dark chocolate... I think it's calling my name!

    • etko06

      11 years ago

      Happy Birthday!

    • etko06

      11 years ago

      yep. lol. thought i would check this place out.

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      The second Anchorman movie was just brought to DvD and is basically 2 hours of deleted scenes from the first movie.

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      The images come from the patient's memory... the brain just wants to fill in that blank space so badly it grabs random objects... I've read that Bonnet syndrome will go away with time, but I haven't followed a patient long enough to know if that is true.

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      In someways they rip everyone apart, but I notice don't give as many good things about my stuff... I realize that that is probably my fault mostly, but it still hurts.

    • JohnnyofWN

      11 years ago

      Bela, now THAT's music.

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Oh, yes, you were spot on.

      smiley8.gif

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      Yeah, but IUPUI is being stupid about Mike's transcripts... I mean, they say he has to do an interview before May 5, but they have to have his grades from this past semester sent to them before they can do the interview and Mike's semester ends the week of May 5... WTF!

    • Lukie

      11 years ago

      It's a rule I have to hit on every good looking guy on the site. So...

      Grrrr! Oh wait that was angry, let me try again.

      Puuuur?

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      No, I do agree with you and I am not happy about the ridiculously huge amount and easy access to porn that kids have access to these days. If someone wants to partake of that, however, I can't stop them.

      The problem in my mind is that adults are so ridiculously shy about talking to their kids about sex, and the schools walk on tenterhooks around the actual "physics" of the sex act, that a lot of young people, who honestly don't understand what sex really is, turn to pornography in an attempt to just learn what it is about. Which, as you point out and I mention in my journal, is quite deterimental to their future sexual relationships, since it has so little to do with reality.

      I agree with the objectification issue absolutely... however, it is my experience that when you talk to people about sex drugs and/or rock and roll, it is best to be as completely honest and bland (in terms of political or social opinion) as possible. Most folks have a lot of hang ups and defense mechanisms about sex in any form.

      If I start out my journal saying, "I think porn is terrible!" then anyone who might have once peeked at something explicit will immediately click away. Instead, I tried to give logical objections to pornographic material without coming across as overly judgemental. The same holds true with my son. First I tell him this sort of stuff. Later, once he has thought about it, we can talk about the social problems. But if he starts out with the premise, "porn isn't real," then it is much easier to approach the other issues in the coming years.

      It's a doctor thing, this "here is information and I have no actual personality or opinion" approach, but I find it is a good way to open a calm and thought-provoking discussion.

      And as they say, "It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness." They also say, "A stitch in time saves nine."

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    • Fence2008

      11 years ago

      How does that story seem to strike you so wrong on many different levels? :0P

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      you know, no one except me probably knows what you meant by "ewiepewie"

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Legal, perhaps, but unsettling just the same.
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    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Probably the easiest thing to do would be to find a photo of a single actor dressed as an X-Man with the metallic X in the background and then photoshop yourself over them. You could clone portions of the X to fill in any gaps you might leave.

      Or you could use one of the X-Men3 poster images (they just have the X and claws) and photoshop over it... I did a Google Image search for X-Men and there are a bunch of X-Men wallpapers and posters out there with the X and nothing else on it.

      Here's one I thought looked good:

      www.wallpaperbase.com/wallpapers/movie/xmen/x_men_1.jpg

      There are some out there for X-Men 3 (with the claws etc.)

      Do the Google search and see what you can find.

      ;-)

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Yowza. I guess I am glad I got out of Indiana before I did anything illegal. I like to keep my record clean.

      LOL!

    • Fence2008

      11 years ago

      Sure, I'd love to read it! Send it my way!

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      Whenever anyone wants to hang out with me

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      You mean, other than me?

      But, is there an ACTUAL DVD set released? I have all the official ones (and all the official VHS tapes, oh yeah, I am hardcore) but then I have my own DVD recorded off of a friend's TV. Crappy quality, but, you know, I take what I can get.

      My fave episode is the one in Antartica with Sinister and Gambit says to Rogue, "Gambit never say dis to nobody before. But Gambit, he love you."

      Awwwww... I want a man who refers to himself in the third person. Um. And can charge up playing cards with mutant energy.

      And here is a valentine I've been saving just for you. I bought this X-Men valentine collection years ago off of eBay and you can guess which is my favorite:

      gambitvalentine.jpg

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      thanks for the comment... I'm not sure what I'm going to do with transitions, but we will be able to redo it after we get it back

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      not yet

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      Yep, if you get an MD, and you want to practice, you pretty much have to do an internship. Either a medical one or a surgical one.

      But believe me, a mountain of doo-doo is the least of your worries. You get used to that stuff pretty quick.

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      Thanks for the kuddos ^_^

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      If you have a good time, then it isn't a waste of time. Be sure to bring a camera! LOL!

    • katelan74

      11 years ago

      Nope, never taken a photography class. I'm hoping to soon, though.

    • Strider165

      11 years ago

      do you dive with DAN? I know I do S09.gif

    • Elnea FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      11 years ago

      OOOH!!! Love the link! I love GAMBIT!!!!

      gambitGIF.gif

      Here's my Gambit Image Collection. I have a folder with every Gambit image I've collected and use it for my screen saver. Woot!

    • blu_rookie

      11 years ago

      Sorry if you don't like this but...
      Vote for me in RedvsBlue999's journal!

    • Lacrimosa

      11 years ago

      Likewise :)

      Take care! Sleep tight.

    • Lacrimosa

      11 years ago

      *whisper*

      I actually have the Immediate Music snippet.

      Unfortunatly I need to find the CD its on.

    • Lacrimosa

      11 years ago

      It *is* a part of Mozart, I was aiming towards the ultra-kick-ass segment that they had playing in the Spider-man 2 trailers :)

    • Lacrimosa

      11 years ago

      Thank you :)

    • Kschenke

      11 years ago

      Look at the guy on the right's name

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