Sunday, July 05, 2009

Cheap Trick 'The Latest'

Wow! It’s been over a month since my last update and I have three reasons as to why…

1. Jamie (my squeeze) has purchased a home and I’ve been helping her with my incredible painting skills along with my ability to lift heavy furniture.

2. I’ve been researching the idea of developing a website not only to exorcise the demons from my skull by writing, but also to make a little money with advertising space.

3. Because, quite frankly, I’ve really had nothing worthy to write about. Who wants to read about my workouts, laundry habits, or musings about belly button lint?

So there you have it. I’m still very much alive. As proof, I offer this to you…

Now to my usual type of crap…

I have found a guilty pleasure for my Friday nights. And it’s a lot cheaper than cruising Wal-mart parking lots looking for a good time with vodka and cigarettes. It’s on the Travel Channel and it’s called Ghost Adventures.

I love this show!

Ghost Adventures has these three cats getting “locked down” in some of the most haunted places around the world. But mainly we find them camping out in places throughout the United States.

Zak Bagans is the leader who provokes spirits by yelling insults or requesting that they physically assault him. Much to his partners chagrin, Zak frequently insists that they spirits inflict harm on them. He also gives us a quick history lesson about the place where they’re going to be locked down for the night and it’s always very interesting.

Zak is a buff kind of guy who seems slightly smarter than the gel in his hair. He’s always saying hilariously stupid things without even realizing it. If he doesn’t have a prepared voice over, then there’s no telling what will come out of his mouth and that’s one of the beauties of Ghost Adventures.

Nick Groff and Aaron Goodwin are the techs and camera operators on the show. They follow Zak around with night vision cameras and are occasionally instructed to park it alone in a spirit intensive spot.

Nick seems to be very excitable and a little more prone to running when he’s frightened. Zak has often scolded him for taking a Nike flight. They even have a clip of it on the show’s intro. Of the three, he’s the quiet one.

Aaron is the balding dude with the goatee. He always has a bad feeling and rolls his eyes when Zak instructs him to spend a little time alone in the dark. He cautiously asks spirits to make noise and questions them as to how they died while closing his eyes and turning his head. He’s hilarious.

You should check out this show no matter how you feel about spirits, ghosts, and the supernatural. There’s not a Friday night that goes by where I can’t believe what those guys are doing. Provoking spirits or demons is usually a bad idea in my book, but Zak seemingly has a different library card than anyone else that believes in such things. Nick goes along with things even after he runs like Shaggy from Scooby-Doo. And Aaron is like just about every tech junkie stoner you know who reluctantly goes along with the lock down.

Try it on for size some Friday night at 9 only on the Travel Channel.


I’m working on the advertising aspect of the coming website.

And speaking of the website, I’m confused as to what I should call it. I have a name in mind, but I wouldn’t mind having a either.

If you have any ideas, shoot me an email…

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