skylock

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from Walnut Creek, CA

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    • Woohoo iPhone app!

      6 years ago

      skylock

      I might actually keep an eye here now. RT iPhone app FTW!

    • 'Sup, Bitches?

      8 years ago

      skylock

      I guess I'm the "Featured User" today. I don't come around here much anymore, but I do blog about wine at Notes From The Cellar.

    • Got me a job

      8 years ago

      skylock

      I'm the new / first-ever Front-End Engineer at Bleacher Report. I start Monday.

    • I'm in LA for a while

      8 years ago

      skylock

      I'm in LA for work this week, and next week, and the week after that. I'm still a contractor, so while I have no guarantee of work after these three weeks, I am getting a contractor's extended pay, plus overtime, plus expensing the shit out of everything including my $8 whiskey presbyterians at the hotel bar.

      I'm in the Marina Del Rey / Culver City area without a car... anyone in the LA area have any advice on stuff to do?

    • Need help with new Mix CD project...

      8 years ago

      skylock

      I'm putting together a mix CD of some of the greatest songs ever to be played during montages in movies released in the 1980s... a.k.a. "The 80's Movie Montage Soundtrack Megamix" or something.

      I have a bunch so far, I just need good ideas of songs I haven't gotten down here yet. These are the rules I'm going by:

      - Movie had to be released between 1980-1989
      - Song in question should be played over a describable montage... not just appear on the soundtrack, or just over the credits, etc

      Here's what I've got so far:

      "Gonna Fly Now" by Bill Conti - Mr. Mom, 1983 - Getting Cleaned Up / In Shape Montage

      "Heart's On Fire" by John Cafferty - Rocky IV, 1985 - Training In Russia Montage

      "Stir It Up" by Patti LaBelle - Beverly Hills Cop, 1984 - Arriving In Beverly Hills Montage

      "One Foot In Front Of The Other" by Bone Symphony - Revenge of the Nerds, 1984 - Preparing For The Tri-Lambda Party Montage

      "The Secret of My Success" by Night Ranger - The Secret of My Success, 1987 - Arriving in New York City Montage

      "You're The Best" by Joe Esposito - The Karate Kid, 1984 - The Tournament Montage

      "Turning Around" by Jimmy Buffett - Summer Rental, 1985 - Fixing Up The Boat Montage

      "We're Not Gonna Take It" by Twisted Sister - Iron Eagle, 1986 - Getting The Plan Together Montage

      "Winner Takes It All" by Sammy Hagar - Over The Top, 1987 - The Tournament Montage

      "Playing With the Boys" by Kenny Loggins - Top Gun, 1986 - The Volleyball Montage

      Who's got more ideas?

      EDIT - Added:

      "Let's Hear It For The Boy" by Deniece Williams - Footloose, 1984 - Teaching Chris Penn How To Dance Montage

    • Baseball's All-Movie Team

      in Forums > Baseball's All-Movie Team | Follow this topic

      skylock

      So I was watching Bull Durham last night and decided I wanted to put together a team... five starters, a closer, eight fielders, a DH... made up solely of fictional characters from baseball movies.

      The key is fictional. Movies like Field of Dreams and Eight Men Out are great, but deal with real baseball players. I need help, though... here's what I've come up with so far:

      SP: Ebby Calvin "Nuke" LaLoosh (Bull Durham)
      SP: Henry Rowengartner (Rookie of the Year)
      SP: Eddie Harris (Major League)
      SP: Chet "Rocket" Steadman (Rookie of the Year)
      SP: ???
      CL: Ricky "Wild Thing" Vaughan (Major League)
      C: Crash Davis (Bull Durham)
      1B: Jack Parkman (Major League II)
      2B: Benny "The Jet" Rodriguez (The Sandlot)
      3B: Roger Dorn (Major League)
      SS: ???
      LF: Pedro Cerrano (Major League)
      CF: Willie Mays Hayes (Major League)
      RF: Roy Hobbs (The Natural)
      DH: Jake Taylor (Major League)

      Can anyone help me with another starter, and can anyone think of a character from these films who we know both the first-and-last names of that played shortstop?

      Step Two, after these are decided, will be to make up all the players in MLB 2k8 and create my own team of them. That should be fun!

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    • And rising from the ashes.........

      9 years ago

      skylock

      So now that I will be un/self-employed again as of, like, 5pm pst today, I need work.

      Luckily, I have a contract job brewing that could have me working out of the house for about 2-3 months and earning what just a year ago was a whole year's salary. As a legitimizing effort, I will be registering a DBA name with the State of California on Monday... perhaps, forevermore, working for myself.

      My new company name?

      Oh, it's good... which probably means most of you will hate/rag it...

      Hot Stove Software.

      Yup.

    • Ooooooh....

      9 years ago

      skylock

      Contract with Razorfish? Ended. Effective tomorrow. Not enough work.

      .....and back to the recruiters and the phone interviews and debating a 2-hour-each-way commute...

    • Where I been at

      9 years ago

      skylock

      Jenga asked, via comment, where the shit I been at (or something, I'm paraphrasing)...

      1) Facebook

      2) Lamenting the end of the 2008 baseball season and looking forward to the start of the 2009 baseball season

      3) Being in two weddings (once as best man, once as groomsman) in October

      4) In Tahoe, briefly, and planning trips to Carmel, Mendocino, Disneyland and Palm Springs for the next few months

      5) Getting fired from Yardbarker and catching on via contract at Razorfish

      6) Buying a 7.5' pre-lit fake Christmas tree and having it up and decorated before Thanksgiving

      7) Sucking ass at fantasy football...

      8) ...except in Yahoo Survival Pick'Em, where I am still alive with a 13-week active streak (and am hoping for the Colts to continue the horrors that have befallen Cincy all season long next week)

      9) Not noticing the myriad facelifts here

      10) I migrated all my websites from their shared hosting solution to a VPS. This makes me happy

      11) I discovered GPA (Gross Production Average) and find it so superior to OPS it is now my quicky go-to batting stat. Already using it and the 2009 Marcel projections to make keeper decisions for next year

      11a) ((OBP * 1.8) + SLG) / 4 = GPA .... (it's on a BA scale... .200 sucks, .260 is average, .300 is awesome)

      12) Nuthin

      I'll probably go back into hiding now...

  • About Me

    I like whiskey sours, happy hours, and Joe Mauer. The A's rule, the Yanks drool. California > Texas. Shit, California > Everywhere Else. I love my wife and I hate your mother. I am a statistics whore, I still think Dave Matthews Band is cool, I know the words to "Only the Good Die Young" by Billy Joel, and yet none of these things have landed me in therapy. War Irish. War Niners. Fuck the Big Eleven. I'd rather be in Disneyland

  • Comments (176)

    • Markboy

      6 years ago

      Dude! How's shit? I suddenly remembered I had an account here, thought I'd come by and say hey.

    • dark54555 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 years ago

      FYI, Mike Garrigan has a new album coming out. Thought you might be interested.

    • brandy606

      8 years ago

      Merry FU day!

    • Tetrameth

      8 years ago

      Grats on your FU Day. smile.png

    • skylock

      8 years ago

      I work in The City, so at the very least we should do lunch. I'm not far from Moscone (just a few blocks) and there's lots of good eats in the neighborhood.

    • dark54555 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      8 years ago

      Hey Skylock. I'm going to be in San Francisco in March for GDC. You should venture into the city and hang out.

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

      8 years ago

      HAPPY FU DAY!!! smiley0.gif

    • philippeHC

      8 years ago

      happy FU day! (:

    • Link02

      8 years ago

      Happy FU(?)

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

      9 years ago

      What the shit happened to you?

    • georgia

      9 years ago

      hey there stranger smiley8.gif how YOUUUU durin? smiley0.gif

    • Geo_X

      9 years ago

      OMG FU PLZ B MAI FRIEND

    • cab00se_FTW

      9 years ago

      hurrayyyy fuuuu

    • paxman356

      9 years ago

      I've been waiting a long time to say this: FU!

    • prentice41 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      gratz2u on FU

    • iamcevrus2

      9 years ago

      Hope you enjoy your FU

    • cml1983 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      congrats on fu

    • Bellzebob

      9 years ago

      Congrats on being FU

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

      9 years ago

      are "you" pregnant?

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

      9 years ago

      lolwut?

    • bwjenkins

      9 years ago

      The funniest thing about Christina burning Ramsay's hands, twice, was that you knew he wanted to throw whatever was in that pot right into her fat face but he had been nice to her while they were shopping that day and he knew he would feel bad afterward.

    • bwjenkins

      9 years ago

      I am so glad you said that. I'm rooting for him too but I am the only one I know that is. Everybody I talk to about it says he is too messy but I think Gordon likes him and could see him as an executive chef.

    • bwjenkins

      9 years ago

      I gotta see about visiting London West Hollywood the next time I am down there. Did you see the last Hell's Kitchen? I was so glad when Jen got voted off. I couldn't stand that bitch.

    • Wchurchill

      9 years ago

      i know this is a stupid question but how did you mange to get a red X by matt? smiley7.gifsmiley6.gif

    • Neoma

      9 years ago

      Summarizing you.

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

      9 years ago

      Just work. The city hasn't done anything to me.

      *Knocks on woods

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      9 years ago

      Who did we decide on for placements in our dream Obama administration?

      I forgot a few of them and I was talking about it.

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

      9 years ago

      Thanks. I'll probably update the look after I get some more content up. I seem to be able to make 2 quality posts a week comfortably right now, but I'd like to get in 3 a week. It's going to be harder to do w/ vacations and house-shit coming up, but I don't want to use that as an excuse to neglect the site.

    • dark54555 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      waiting for disney journal, with pictures.

    • fnvicky

      9 years ago

      go back to disney, we dont like your kind here.

    • fnvicky

      9 years ago

      B)

      you're the best.

    • fnvicky

      9 years ago

      i'd ask for mickey ears, but mine are big enough already.

      something little and cute....like you'd bring home for a neice/nephew.... =)

    • fnvicky

      9 years ago

      what are you bringing me back from disneyland?

      =)

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      9 years ago

      God fucking damnit. I should have picked up Longoria when I was talking to you about him.

      Oh well, now I don't have to worry on an over reliance on the Rays.

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      9 years ago

      Fucking jingoist.

      Good thing I left Dostoevsky and Tolstoy off.

    • fnvicky

      9 years ago

      i dont know you well enough to call you names.

      =P

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      9 years ago

      I need commish control of both leagues for about 15 minutes.

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

      9 years ago

      it is your destiny

    • dark54555 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      9 years ago

      yeah, California real estate is outrageous.

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

      9 years ago

      I think you should really be sporting a coon skin cap in your day to day life.

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

      9 years ago

      She didn't want to be woken up by my disturbing of the bed nor my roamin' hands.

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

      9 years ago

      Sorry for random friend requesting you... I know it's annoying. I just switched usernames and have no friends and figured we'd be seeing a lot of each other on the NCAA Football thread.

    • TravisBickIe

      9 years ago

      I came here to friend you, but now I realize that we are already e-buddies.

      Fuck your fantasy baseball league, it's full of fags.

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      9 years ago

      That's an ugly assface.

    • aak2013

      9 years ago

      For the record, you strike me as a pretty cool guy. Keep that up.

    • machen

      9 years ago

      Thanks for the heads up.

    • dude_stud

      9 years ago

      Anything that I steal will be said to be stolen if asked and or if someone believes I had something really to do with it.

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

      9 years ago

      Love Cat Power....and she only gets hotter. There is an interview with her in the new Rolling Stone. smiley12.gif

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      9 years ago

      I was gonna get the IBM, but that HP is calling my name, only problem is the Vista, but I have an XP disc in the house so I can always de-grade.

      Thanks for the tip.

    • warmsox Sports Forum Moderator

      9 years ago

      My mom works for IBM

      I'm getting a refurbished Thinkpad for ~$300

      Employee discounts are fun.

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