Mama, take this badge off of me…

Shitty start generally leads to a shitty day. But there’s a bright point. Between a month where nothing seems to work right for me, and Forrest’s deteriorating health I received my Hanukwanzika gift from my sister and from Martin. My sister gave me a very nice cigar over’s kit complete with my first ash tray. I don’t think I know how to smoke a cigar without ashing onto the floor, but this kit is so awesome I must learn....

December 20, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

Fred Posner, Barista

5 years ago, if someone said that I’d be buying an Espresso machine, I would have called them an idiot. I never liked coffee. The taste used to make me dry heave and other than yogurt, was one of my most hated flavors. But, as we get older, we try new things. Perhaps it was my love of tiramisu. Maybe it was just the dire need of caffeine. But regardless, Fred has developed a taste for Espresso....

December 19, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

Goodbye Dish Network

After spending a few weeks with my family in SoFla, I returned to the abode in Gainesville to find that Dish Network had dropped my NBC. Dropped. All gone. Now, I had chosen the America’s Everything plan which was supposed to be all available channels and also paid extra for my local channels and the “super stations.” So why drop it? Well, according to Dish Network: A district court judge issued an injunction requiring DISH Network to shut off so-called “distant network” channels no later than December 1, 2006....

December 16, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

Miami Vice wasn't just a show…

Well, after seeing Superman Returns the other week, I wasn’t all too excited to see Miami Vice. I mean, how many tv shows can we turn into movies? Between Charlies Angels, Dukes of Hazzard, Mission Impossible, Starsky & Hutch… I mean the list just never ends. Miami Vice wasn’t just a television show– it was a cultural icon. Going to High School in South Florida in the late 80’s, you could easily tell the influence it had on all of us kids growing up....

July 30, 2006 2 min Fred Posner

Fred sees Superman Returns

Not since the final Star Wars film or perhaps even Spider-man had I been this excited to see a film. For the entire day, the thought of seeing Superman Returns has kept me in a great mood. Maybe it was too great of expectations, or perhaps it was an amazingly high pedestal that I could never allow a movie to reach; but in the end it comes down to one thing....

June 29, 2006 3 min Fred Posner

Spider-man 3!!!

Yes, I’m psyched that Superman opens tomorrow… but did you know that Spider-man 3 has a new trailer out? And we all know that Fred’s number one favorite super-hero is the web-head himself… (followed closely of course by Captain Marvel). Download The New Trailer

June 28, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

Rescue Me is the Best Show on TV

How good is Rescue Me? How good? I can’t even sum up the fucking words to give the due credit this show deserves. I was going to sum up my feelings of the show is nonsensical song lyrics, such as: Rescue Me is simply the best. Better than all the rest. Or perhaps: If I could trap time in a bottle, the first thing I’d want to do is watch Rescue Me....

June 28, 2006 2 min Fred Posner

Fred's Bourbon Sour

Well… the diet is still going on (and on and on) and yes… I know it’s only been 2 days, but I’ve phased out a lot of corn syrup and other crap. So, the one vice I’ve allowed myself is a nightly drink. But how can I make my favorite drink (bourbon and diet) without Diet Pepsi? The answer is my OLD favorite drink… the Bourbon Sour. I’ve modified it slightly…...

June 24, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

Make way for the Bad Guy!

I love Scarface and I love HDTV… so when you put the two together… well it’s like a chocolate-peanut butter combination of home theater. And yes, I believe that theater is spelled with an er and not for some reason spelled theat_re_. So as I watched one of the greatest films of all times in amazing digital video and Dolby sound, I couldn’t help but take note of my favorite lines....

June 24, 2006 1 min Fred Posner

I need to lose weight

It’s getting ridiculous again. Sometimes I feel like I’m out of breath just walking to the pisser or to get up and get the phone. So, I’ve always said that sometimes you need to hit rock bottom before you realize how far you’ve fallen. Well, if I’m not at rock bottom now, then the next step is diabetes or a feart attack. So, let’s try to avert that and stop eating canoli’s like they’re going out of style....

June 21, 2006 1 min Fred Posner