Friday, September 30, 2005

Sad news

I called Jed this am to wish him a happy and he told me that his grandfather who had been ill for a long time passed away on Wed. Jed always spoke very highly of him and Jed will miss him dearly.

Buttercup and I are keepingg Jed in our thoughts today.

Hang in there man, the Fino crew is here to catch you.


ps: the obituary is in the online version of the DM Register.


The Kreitner Family wishes Jed a very happy birthday. May the day bring you joy, well being, and a 3 way with the two women, or men, of your choice.

Salute Fino!

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Friday Movie News

Hi all.....a little slow on the blog this week....

I looked over the movies comming out this Friday and two of them caught my eye.

1. Serenity

2. A History of Violence

Have seen both of the trailers on apple quicktime site and both l;ook very good. Any Finoites planning on attending either of these two flixs? All chimers welcome.

Sheriff out

ps: Buttercup is recovering nicely from her knee operation. All went well except I made the buzzer go off and the nose turn red when I tried to take out her funny bone.

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

I love Paul Anka

Hey kats and kittens - Last night was another ep of Gilmoreland... and all's well!

In fact, I was thrilled to see Lane and her troupe finally make an appearance (Sebastian doing a shout out to the father was depends worthy!!) and I am very pleased with how Luke is handling Lorelai and her quirks. If I had a hottie who was viewed nude by 7 construction guys... well, I guess that whole statement could never apply to me... but he handled it well.

Luke is actually being the exact man that Lor needs right now. Completely understanding and able to bend to her needs... and she needs a ton. This might actually work out!

I picked up Season 4 on DVD yesterday - it has a killer trivia game on it. We will have to have a Gilmore party and play a round or two. Sadly, my case did fall apart - I was watching some extras when I heard this strange tearing noise... then the plastic disc holders simply released itself from the packaging. It didn't stop my giggles though...


Tuesday, September 27, 2005

A.D. Recap

So did anyone catch A.D. last night? Good stuff. Who else is gleefully grinning and waiting for Scott Baio to take over as Bluth family attorney, Bob Lablaw?

It's just me?


Anyone got any favorite lines from last night? I had a couple...

"I can just taste those meaty leading man's parts in my mouth already!"

Sheer genius.

Monday, September 26, 2005

Scary or Sexy

With Halloween approaching us soon, I'm in the dilema of picking a costume. I was thinking what a better way to get some ideas than to ask the fine folks at the Damfinoblog. I would appreciate your opinions on what your favorite female costumes are. Thanks in advance for your help.

Friday, September 23, 2005

Lyrically Speaking

Hello. I saw that no one had posted today, and I thought I would throw something out that might be kind of fun on a Friday. I was listening to Elliot Smith yesterday, and I always seem to forget what a great writer he was. His lyrics were always amazing even if they were sad. So I thought it might be interesting for people to post a line of a song or lines of a song that really still blow them away everytime they hear them. I'll start the bidding with some lines from Elliot Smith's Condor Ave. from the album Roman Candle.

"I fell onto my knees
the sound of the car driving off made me feel diseased
a sick shouting like you hear at the fairground
now I'm picking up to put away anything of yours that's still around
I don't know what to do with your clothes or your letters
it'll make a whisper out of you"

Anyone else?

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Sin City Poll

Buttercup and I watched this visual gem last evening and I found it disturbing and entertaining. There were 3 main plot lines: Bruce Willis, Clive Owen and Mickey Rourke.

To my suprise I liked the MR plotline the best followed by BW and then CO.

All other contributions welcome. Let the love flow!

Bunny out

Wednesday, September 21, 2005

Corpse Bride!

Movie opens on Friday! Are we excited or is it too much Burton too soon???

Buttercup and I are excited! However, the whole knee thing will be keeping us from theater enjoyment. Looks like we will be living through the eyes of others until the DVD release. We shall watch Jack Skellington and the boys to get our Burton puppettronics fix for the time being.

sheriff and buttercup out

my little runaway

I had a special surprise when looking at the DVD's that were released yesterday - Crime Story Season 2 hit the shelves and I was not even aware of it.

"Crime Story," for those of you who are not in the know, was a Michael Mann tv show produced in the 80's. It starred Dennis Farina as the head of Chicago's Major Crime Unit (MCU) and centered on his struggle to bring down crime boss Ray Luca. The series only lasted 2 seasons.

Even though the quality is shot, the first season DVD set is worth buying. 22 episodes (with a 120 min pilot) that range in quailty from ok to amazing. I would say there are 6-7 episodes that are as good as anything David Chase has done with the Sopranos. Michael Mann actually directed the second to last ep of the season (one of the finest!!). Unfortunately, I have heard that the series took a major nose dive with the second season. I was lent one episode on DVD this past year... and it was abysmall!!! I will be Netflixing the season.

The groundbreaking aspect of the series is that it follows not only Farina and his MCU - but we see all of the world of Ray Luca and the struggles he has to keep his power. Both characters have major flaws and often self destruct in the name of their obsessions. There is not alot of happy moments in the first season - yet, the character driven dark episodes are the best... and sadly, the 80's does infect the series at times. Odd synthesizer music seeps in once in a while... but mostly it is classic 60's tunes that cover the soundtrack.

Give it a chance - you might be surprised.



Oh the agony.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

...we are in deep crap.

FOX with the lackluster bows of "Arrested Development" (households: 3.0/5, #13; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T12) and "Kitchen Confidential" (households: 2.8/4, #T14; adults 18-49: 2.0, #T12) as well as a new "Prison Break" (households: 5.0/8, #11; adults 18-49: 3.8, #T8). Said numbers for "Arrested" and "Kitchen" were on par with the fall premiere of "North Shore" (households: 2.9/5; adults 18-49: 1.8 on 9/6/04) - last year's Monday, 8:00/7:00c time period holder. Overall, "Arrested's" numbers were literally half of its premiere from last season (households: 4.6/7; adults 18-49: 4.0 on 11/7/04) when it followed "The Simpsons" on Sunday nights.

No Woman, No Cry

Round 3 of the 30pointing mercy rule being enforced? No. Tonight's football game (church team-not the colostomy bags) just isn't about scoring for the first time this season. It's about leadership, skills, and most of all Manhood. I, I swear to everything holy that I will absolutely man up tonight. I've taken some criticism about not playing up to my potential (my shit talking-posing) and I am seriously tired of the ridiculous of my play and my teams play. So, there is nothing that is going to stop me tonight. Nothing. We will score. We will win. All or nothing.

Everything's going to be alright
Everything's going to be alright

Steve Holt!

Good opening salvo in AD's 3rd season. Love the Fonz as the sex freak attorney.

bunny out

ps: Gilomre ep. #2 must see tonight!

Monday, September 19, 2005

Dirty Bess Flint

I don't mind being called "dirty" when it's for a good cause like International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Click the title of this entry and get your own name...

And...for a little fun...

Top Ten Pickup Lines for the Lady Pirates
10. What are YOU doing here?
9. Is that a belayin' pin in yer britches, or are ye ... (this one is never completed)
8. Come show me how ye bury yer treasure, lad!
7. So, tell me, why do they call ye, "Cap'n Feathersword?"
6. That's quite a cutlass ye got thar, what ye need is a good scabbard!
5. Aye, I guarantee ye, I've had a twenty percent decrease in me "lice ratio!"
4. I've crushed seventeen men's skulls between me thighs!
3. C'mon, lad, shiver me timbers!

...and the number one Female Pirate Pick-up Line:

1. You. Pants Off. Now!

No touching!!

Tonight is the return of "Arrested Development," a series that has come to represent the finest comedy on television! As most of us know, last season was cut short with only 18 episodes - leaving AD on the ropes. But shockingly enough, it returns with a 3rd season.

I got to see some of the ad campaign last night during Family Guy - Jason Bateman brings out Carmen Electra and explains that he will give her one of the 5 Emmys they have - if 15 million viewers watch on Monday. That is a huge number these days. Hell, Gilmore Girls pulled down 4 million viewers last week and got 3rd place for the night and the WB is thrilled! I am not sure if Fox is serious about the number of viewers... but sadly, I know that it will not be met.

For anyone out there who does not watch the show... C'MON!!! Give us a break - do yourself a favor and watch it tonight. 7 pm on Fox!! I have been preparing by listening to Europe's "Final Countdown" all week long!

The weekend was a strange fun time. Flag Football was another round of pounding - yours truly had himself a stellar day of missing one pass and allowing his man to score a touchdown... but then again, no one else really did well either (though Josh Gillum had a nice defensive block in the back, so did Jason!).

Green Day was... um... well - I finally can see the shortcomings of making music that appeals to everyone. I was surrounded by nothing but 12-15 year olds... who seemed confused by my jumping up and down. It was pathetic - the crowd did nothing! Green Day looked and sounded really worn out as well....

But the bonus is that Josh, Jerry and I got really drunk and tore up the house completely! And I got to see an old friend at the bar - Kristina Ostler... but married now and I forget the name. It was great catching up and seeing her in good spirits (raising a 2 year old girl!!).

This is hell week - carry on my way-ward son.

Tobias F√ľnke - "Yes, but I'm afraid I prematurely shot my wad on what was supposed to be a dry run, and now I think I have something of a mess on my hands."
Michael Bluth - "Wow, there's just so many poorly chosen words in that sentence."


Friday, September 16, 2005


I got me some peach cobbler sitting on my desk for lending miss KJ the season opener of Gilmore. And it is still freaking warm!!!!!!!

Krysta Rules!!


I'm your son of rage... and love

Ya know - it has been a year since "American Idiot" came out - and it seems that I still see Green Day everywhere everyday! That is pretty damn impressive for a band that just a few years ago was written off completely.

This weekend we head out to see the band for the second time this year! I have seen them once before - their shows have been unbelievable and I am sure this weekend will be just as good. The only sad part is - I am not very excited about it. I guess, the earlier Cedar Rapids show just kind of vibrated with the fresh sound of the album... and now that everyone has heard it (over and over and over), I am just not as thrilled as I should be!

The coolest part about this weekends show is that my little brother will be attending. I am excited to see how he handles a live show - and what experience he will take from it! Plus, it will be cool that his first concert will be with me!

I still put in the album once and a while - but it resonates with me on a personal level. I never really dove into the political reading in it - rather taking the high road and reading the lyrics as the journey of a boy and a girl and the world that beats them around. Sadly, I do have to skip the hits "Boulevard" - "Holiday" - "September"... they will also drag at the show ("Boulevard almost brought things to a screeching halt in Cedar Rapids!!).

Sounds like a semi-mellow weekend. Jer is throwing a shindig tonight - and sunday is another forray into the world of East side football. Full report Monday (also - the season premiere of Arrested Development!!!!!).


Thursday, September 15, 2005


Holy crap! The new Harry Potter film's trailer just arrived online - and it looks AMAZING!! Go check it out
  • here

  • I have enjoyed the Potter series from afar, only watching the films - never reading any of the books - though, I do plan to read them.

    The other films have been pretty good. I think I enjoyed the Sorceror's Stone the most - finding the Prisoner of Azkaban the least likeable (though most visually adventureous!!).

    The new film is directed by Mike Newell - Mr. "Four Weddings and a Funeral - Donnie Brosco" - taking on a Harry Potter flick! This movie could be phenomenally good! Go check it out for yerselfs!!!

    We finished "Rescue Me" yesterday - kind of a lackluster end to what started as a great season. Also, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" ran its season finale - if you missed this show... shame on you!!!


    Wednesday, September 14, 2005

    And it's Buttercup by a "leg"

    Hello all Damfinites,

    BC is now resting in our big ass bed with an icewater circulating contraption on her knee
    (Robert Gallery owns his own I was told by the demo chick) and has about 800mgs of
    codine pumping in her Ponchero's burrito fed body!

    Thanks for all the "good vibes" crew!

    Now, the job of man slave begins anew for the sheriff.

    Wouldn't change a thing!

    Keep on rocking in the free world folks.

    Sheriff out.......

    Pippi never needed no knee op!

    Today is the day - in fact, I think the kids are headed into the hospital as we speak. Drea goes in for her knee surgery today and will be spending the next several weeks recovering and rebuilding strength in it.

    We need to send some love out to the Sheriff and Buttercup - even though at this moment they are both tan and wordly and we are pale and homely.

    WE LOVE YOU GUYS! All will be good.

    News from the front;

    Gilmore came and went - no spoilers here for Miss KJ - she has a VHS copy of the ep on my desk waiting for her. I did not get to watch it live, we had football practice and then visited my stepmother in the hospital - so I got to watch it at 9 pm. Then the DVR died - we freaked out, Jer accepted he would not get to view - then all of the sudden at 11:30 pm it started working (after we ordered a new one while being on the phone with Dish for an hour). Crazy.


    Tuesday, September 13, 2005

    Breathe me

    Tonight it begins... and we all can breathe a little easier.

    Monday, September 12, 2005

    worst. weekend. ever

    What the hell just happened?!?! I left work - drove home - and a sh*t storm hit me.

    Ok, so we all know Iowa got their butts kicked by State this weekend. That sucked - that really sucked. It was an unbelievable game, complete with Tate concussion and 0 touchdowns!! Josh, Dan and I just sat there in shock... unable to even get angry.

    Add to this a major mom flip out - the Raiders losing (though that is more Dan's troubles) - a loss in Monopoly - a druken prank gone bad (I ended up passed out on the living room floor in my boxers) - and an overall sense of being a major loser!

    Now, we arrive to Flag Football. First off, our shirts were screwed up. The above image is the front of the shirt, which is fine and dandy - but the backs were a completely different color (and the lady who made the shirts claimed WE chose two colors - crack whore!!). So, the shirts kinda suck!

    Next, we arrive at the field to find that no other team has made shirts - so we kinda look like tools (take into account we are now in the Des Moines league - WDM league everyone had shirst made). Then the team we had to play arrived. Holy sh*t.

    They had nearly 24 players on the team - 2 different offensive and defensive teams - a coach - and a slew of mouthy kids and fans. We got our asses handed to us 30-0. Half of our team stormed off in anger and the rest kind of befuddly wondered when we should practice again.

    I wound up with a nice sized bruise on my leg (a 300 lb gorilla decided to see if my shin would break in two by kicking it!). It ruled!! Pics below.

    The team meets and looks on in horror!

    Jed is assured the other team is drunk and will fold easily (nothing like seeing a 40 sitting out in a park full of kids!)

    Dan meets with the team to beg for mercy.

    The Bags catch their breath in between touchdowns (by our opponents).

    Is the game over? Or is this half-time?

    That's it - I am done posting this crap. We will do much better next weekend... or I am taking up smoking crack again!


    Sunday, September 11, 2005



    sheriff out

    Friday, September 09, 2005

    Mire mi tuerca!!!

    Master Baiter Sheriff Officer Greg and his dear Buttercup have returned from their travels abroad. I have not spoken with them... my jealousy is still burning... and I am in no mood to look at these beautiful pics - never the less, here are some brilliant photos.

    Commentary is to be added by the Sheriff in the comments (though I might have to drop a few of my own).

    Greg - on the bus heading to the resort - in mid seizure.

    The hole in the world they stayed in (RAT BASTARDS!!!)

    Drea swimming - keeping the ocean warm... ewww.

    Greg and Mark - showing off their man meat.

    This is the ocean... Greg tainted that!

    Mark & Andrea - Greg & Drea

    Greg - giving us some nut lovin.

    The kids looking happy - this is a keeper (and one of the few where you don't see vag! Ah - vag - you crazy mexican towel boy - always getting in the photos!)

    When the hell did Kreitner become the Carrot-Top of trip photos?

    Drea and Andrea - they trade off the "An" every once in a while.

    Final pic - the Sheriff - given his posse some love!

    Let the envious souls pour out their bitter words of congrats and jealousy.

    Drea and Greg... me want to go next time!


    Thursday, September 08, 2005

    Are you kidding me?

    Why is it that I come home to lunch subjected to garbage!? URGH
    You will pay Mr. Findlay

    Cool pics

    See - I am not insane!!

    Sing it Hank!

    Tonight is the opening of the NFL season and the beginning of Fantasy Football matchups. I happen to be playing against our own urnotme this week - doubtful that success will be had, but it will be interesting. Krysta is also in our league... but I suppose Dan her boyfriend is the one we should talk smack with.

    Tonights game is the New England Patriots vs the Oakland Raiders - last years Super Bowl Champs taking on last years joke of a team (granted - I felt for Stevens having to pull for them last year).

    The matchup tonight should be far more entertaining - with Oakland trying out what is almost a new team, and the Patriots touting a lossless record at home for two full seasons... we will have to wait and see.

    Beers and pizza tonight - the game is on!!!

    One last note - if you did not see the 2001 playoff game that the Raiders and Patriots shared... it was one of the wildest and most stunning games in recent history. I remember being in a bar in Iowa City, sipping on a beer, watching the game intensely. Thinking with my precocious artistic mind of how beautiful the snow was covering the events - how dramatic it made it all seem. Here is how it played out;

    "An overturned call early in the 2001 season playoffs set the stage for the Patriots' first Super Bowl victory. Trailing 13-3 in the fourth quarter of an AFC divisional playoff against the Raiders, New England wound up winning 16-13 in overtime on a 23-yard field goal by Adam Vinatieri.

    The game had classic late-season weather. The game-time temperature at New England was 25 degrees, 5 inches of snow had fallen and the snow continued throughout the game. Down 13-10 with 1:43 left, Tom Brady was looking to throw from his own 48 when Oakland's Charles Woodson blitzed, hitting Brady and causing what appeared to be a fumble on first down. The play was reviewed by instant replay and overturned, with referees saying Brady's arm was going forward to pass and was not "tucked" into his body. After one Vinatieri field goal to force overtime, the Patriots finished off the Raiders, opening OT with a 15-play, 61-yard drive and getting another field goal from Vinatieri."

    And Dan Stevens wept.

    Good day all - Yo

    Wednesday, September 07, 2005

    Anybody up for........

    ....some ticket scalping at the Iowa/Iowa State game this Saturday? (I got it off!!!)

    ....the Raiders/Patriots game in semi-high def?

    ....watching us play flag football on Sunday in our The Colostomy Bags T-shirts?

    ....opening nfl/fantasy football weekend?

    ....Rockstar: INXS tonight (the best reality series yet--which really isn't saying much, but...)?

    ....clownin' jed's geyass shirt from his reunion?


    BTW don't forget to check out that link in the title of Anybody up for... I laughed my ass off!

    The end of the world as we know it...

    Somewhere between the booze, boys, and bands, summer has slipped into a black hole and disappeared. true form of the Damfinoblog, I present you with my top summer events.

    1. Motley Crue. What can I say? Tommy Lee's abs were amazing. Oh and just so everyone knows, when they set off the fire on stage, we were close enough to feel the heat. the way, the cigarette toting junkie behind us was smoking alternative plants. The concert totally rocked - over 3 hours of loud guitars and drums and some really old guy (Vince) screaming "AHHHH" into the microphone. Therefore, it was super easy to sing along.

    2. Iowa State Fair. The people were fantastic and pulled out all the stops when getting properly dressed for the best state fair in the world. I have to admit though, the food is better in Minnesota and their slogan, "The great Minnesota Get together" is better than ours. But...the butter cow, beer, beef sandwiches and Brad Paisley made up for it. Let's not forget that Keith Urban was also wonderful and totally rocked out .... at one point he was singing me love songs and the world disappeared. Ahhhhh......

    3. Dan Band. Good time. Watch their Bravo special if you can. Funny....great dancers, but way too many people crammed in one bar at one point in time.

    4. 4th of July. Where else can you see everyone you ever met and went to school with? At the 4th of July watching the big tractors roll through town during the parade. The band at the bar was good. The homemade pie was unbelieveable and the weather was nice. However, it is an interesting social study because anyone who has EVER had any connection with the small town shows up just for this one day. That did lead to seeing some people from the past who can stay in the past, but you'll have that.

    5. Middle River, Minnesota. wrap it all up, the trip last weekend to Middle River. It's a town of 300 people who all care about each other and spread gossip like wild fire. However, since it is so close to Canada, I got to see much of the great state of Minnesota and quite a bit of wild life.

    Anyway....hope you all had a great summer too and send happy studying thoughts my way so that by next summer I have two degrees and a damn job.