Friday, September 27, 2013

Family Night at The Insomniac Home

The Tinys have decided that both I and Sleepy Bard are working all the time.  We actually manage to set aside a fair deal of time for these kids.  Regardless, we decided from here on out Wednesday will be family night.  So what did we do during our first night of mandatory fun?  If you want to find out follow me to Wednesday Night is Now Family Night.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The Saga Continues: Star Trek VS Star Wars

So the theme this week is television?  I was not sure which direction I wanted to take this.  I could rile up the age old arguments.  Star Trek or VS Star Trek The Next Generation.  How about Captain Picard VS Captain Kirk?   Well my choice is close to those but not quite.  I decided on Star Trek VS Star Wars.  What did you say?  Star Wars is a movie and not television?  Well I think The Tinys would disagree with you.  As they pointed out over our dinner discussion last night, The Clone Wars is a television show.

So down to business.  How would I compare these two?  Each has their merits.  I may be biased towards Star Trek just a little.  But come on. . . Mr. Spock, Lt. Cmdr Data, and of course, Captain Picard. . . just to name a few.  Can you really tell me that Luke, Han, and Yoda (okay maybe Yoda) can compare to these guys?

This was actually a very serendipitous choice of topic as The Tinys started a debate about Wars VS Trek over dinner last night.  It all started when, just before we sat to down to eat, Tiny Bard noticed that Sheldon had put up a Facebook update.  We pointed out that it was likely just an assistant who does his updates for him.  When we were all sitting and piling food onto our plates  Sleepy Bard asked me if I knew who did  do all of his own updates.  She told me that George Takei was in total control of his tweets and FB statuses.

"Who's that?"  Tiny Artist chimed in.

When we explained that he played Sulu on Star Trek we of course got another question.

"Who's Sulu?"

I explained that Mr. Sulu was a character on Star Trek. 

"Star Trek sucks,"  he responded bluntly. 

"Star Wars is much better." Tiny Bard added.

Oh, you poor children.  Who raised you?  I told them that while Star Wars does have its merits, if I had to choose only one to be in my life it would have to be Star Trek.  Sleepy Bard agreed with me.

"But I thought you liked Star Wars more, Mommy,"  responded Tiny Artist.

She pointed out that while she enjoys both, and likes Star Wars more,  she had grown up on Star Trek.

"Star Trek is horrible.  Star Trek The New Generation is even worse,"  Tiny Artist said.

I corrected him and offered that he probably  meant The Next Generation.

"I don't care.  That's how little it means to me.  I don't care about the name."

Oh My. . . These kids need help.  The exchange was more or less over at this point.  We pointed out how only 3 of the 6 movies in Star Wars were worth anything.  Which means that choosing Trek would give more content.

"The Clone Wars television show is good, too," Tiny Bard interjected.

He had a point.  But no.  The Clone Wars is not worth what Star Trek is.  I may need to subject these kids to a Star Trek marathon (I am currently in the process of watching the entire Next Generation again). 

I did point out to them that had Star Trek not existed they wouldn't have their precious Star Wars.

Editor's Note: I don't know if this is really the truth or not.

"The next words from my mouth are not rooted in fact,"  I said. "Had George Lucas not seen how successful Star Trek was, he would not have decided to jump on the space bandwagon and make Star Wars."

They gave me looks with a clear meaning.  I was crazy.  Perhaps.  But Star Trek will always be the superior franchise to me.  I kind of went off course explaining my reasoning behind this.  I suppose I'll have to save my more detailed arguments for a future post.  Right now I have to get some sleep.  If I don't, I won't be up in time to wake up the moose (by the way did you happen to read about that? You can read that if you follow me to Waking the Hibernating Moose).

Live long and prosper, Sprites.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

An Insomniac Will Eventually Sleep Like a Moose

Hey Sprites, I have a story for you today.  Around The Insomniac House I am the designated waker upper.  For most people this isn't really that big of a deal.  Around here however, it is a huge deal.  I have to contend with moose.  Every. Single. Day. How do I do it?  If you would like to hear the tale then pull up a chair.  Oh, and yes you do have to do some work.  You will have to click here.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Minecraft is the Devil's Plaything

If you've had to suffer through Minecraft videos on YouTube you are not alone.  Living with The Tinys means a daily dose of mindless drivel.  I'm all for freedom of expression but why does every "Minecrafter" seem to be a 12 year old screaming at the top of his lungs?  You don't think it can be that bad?  I might have agreed with you a couple of months ago.  Those times are gone.  I've seen things, man.  And stuff.  If you have no care for your innocence then pull up a chair, I'll tell you a story.  That would of course involve clicking here.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Going Bananas for Monkey Burger

Do I have a tale for my Sprites today.  As you may or may not know we Insomniacs go out to eat each Friday.  Every week we rotate who gets to pick the venue.  Well it turns out this week was my choice.  I wanted to pick a location we had not experienced yet.  I finally decided on a place called Monkey Burger.

Well even before Friday night this caused a number of fun exchanges mostly between us and Tiny Artist.

"What's Monkey Burger?  Is that a place where you eat monkeys?"

"Maybe they don't cook monkeys but instead they have monkeys in cages.  Or maybe monkeys dance on the tables.  Or what if they have ape waiters to serve the food?"

Friday, September 20, 2013

An Insider's View of the Batcave

Hello my Sprites.  I'm so glad you decided to stop by.  We've scheduled a tour of The Insomniac's house today.  The Tinys have left quite a mess in their wake so please watch your step.  If you are ready to proceed then please follow me.  By follow me I of course mean click here and my mutant abilities will transport you to the home.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

My Wife Left Me and All I Got Was This Leet Sword

So I'm supposed to be writing about my goals right?  Okay well I have this goal to be the
best player in World of Warcraft.  So I'm just gonna log on here and get to it.

"What's that honey?  Yes I know the kids need to be taken to school I'm just getting on
for a few minutes."

Okay so here we are in the world of Azeroth.  I should probably start by getting my
dailies out of the way.  Yeah I know it sounds lame doing the same quests each and every
day just to stay on top.  It's not though.  It's really fucking fun.

"Sorry dear, did you say something?  Oh, you took the kids to school already?  Thanks.  I
was kind of doing something important anyway."