Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Day and a Half go through Season 1 of Veronica Mars. Lazy Sunday...or damn good TV? Probably a little bit of both. What feels like the spiritual successor to Buffy the Vampire Slayer starts of good and gets better through the entire run of the 1st season.
Great cast of characters. Veronica has the pop culture down, which makes for some great lines in the show. Logan ended up being my favorite. Smartass and funny. There's a season long mystery arc that gets put together slowly through the season. There's also stories, or cases as she's a unofficial P.I., that span from 1 episode to a few episodes. No real filler episodes.
Oh, and here's the opening credits to the show which is done by The Dandy Warhols. Can you guess the name of the song? Anyways, I like the song. It's probably one of my favorite TV themesongs.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Dark Knight

Take a first look at the Joker, revealed on a website about a week or so ago.

That's freaking creepy man. I'm realling loving Christopher Nolan's vision right now. "Batman Beyond" was damn near perfection, and "The Dark Knight" is shaping up to be just as good.(Don't worry, I'm keeping my expectations in check. Hi Spidey 3, I see you there.)

For those not well versed in the art of the internets, here's where that image came from.

The Dent site (as in Harvey Dent...aka Two Face...or is it 2Face kinda like 2Pac? hmmm...anyway) appeared normally, then there was an alternate site where the Joker was meant to have hacked and manipulated Dent’s campaign image. Beneath it the Joker face was slowly revealed over the course of the weekend, pixel by pixel. Above is the final product.

A few days later, the I Believe in Harvey Dent Too was changed to say "page not found" on the website. If you highlight the black background and collect the letters that aren't H and A, the hidden letters spell out "See you in December" There, I just saved you about 30 minutes.

Now here's a look of the Joker in action. Not a super revealing shot, but you didn't expect them to actually show you the Joker so early in production of the movie did you? Silly. Notice that f'in smile that seems to go to his ears. By the way, damn that camera is big. But of coursewe all know that size doesn't matter.

Take a look at one of the "henchman". Damn, now I'm beginning to see why some people are scared of clowns. Still, I'll continue to point and laugh at them because they are inferior people.
Notice the "IMAX" tag in the corner? Yup, they're shooting a few scenes in the movie specifically for IMAX. Cool eh?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Happy 30th Birthday Star Wars!

(Cool pic eh? Shamelessy stolen from somewhere on the internet)

In honor of the anniversary, I thought I would throw up this little article I found on how the Prequel Trilogy changes the Original Trilogy. Nerdy? Sure, but at least I'm not talking about prime numbers or some shit. Now that would just be rediculous.

A New Sith, or Revenge of the Hope. Reconsidering Star Wars IV in the light of I-III

Well it seems that somebody put some thought into that article. This is something that I had read about earlier in the year (1.23.07....yea, why didn't I put that up earlier? Or did I? Time to check the archives...). Guess now would be as good as any time to share. Better late than never...or some other cliche you feel would be appropriate.

Some of my personal highlights from the article that made me laugh.

Then, on the verge of escape, Vader himself turns up only yards from both of his children, one of whom is leaking Force all over the place.

Chewie's first problem is what is happening between Luke and Leia. With a psychic link they can feel but don't understand, thrown together in a life-or-death escape, they are looking at each other with a sparky intensity that Chewie gradually recognises as Romantic Tension. He's no expert on human relationships but Chewie is fairly sure that that's Wrong, so he does the only thing he can under the circumstances - he throws Han at her. Han is at first not interested but after a while starts to warm to the idea with an intensity that gives Chewie new worries.

Now check out the sneak peak for the Clone Wars series that is in CG this time, although it keeps the same art style that they previously had. Looks promising. I've read that it's going to be a full 30 minute (err...22 point whatever know what I mean) episodes. Not sure where the story is going to pick up because when we last left the cartoon series, it lead right into Revenge (yea, I'm down to 1 word names with the series).

Some shots from the teaser

I dig the art style although the "human" characters do look a little weird. Yoda seems to resemble the Clone War Cartoons the most.

Now the YouTube embed for the lazy (although I recommend going through the link posted above, for quality reasons).

Pole Vaulting is Fun

Well, I don't know about fun, but it seems to become a whole lot more popular as a picture of a high school (or is she now in college?) has been making the rounds on the internets. Stolkers are running amock (I don't think I would ever use that word in regular conversation, but it's free game on my blog...! That's how I role)). Allison Stokke has gotten so popular (for better or for worse) that she's got fan clubs poping up.

Yea, just do a Google Search for her name and see how many hits show up (188,000...looks like I'm becoming part of the problem instead of the mom would be soo proud!) No Seriously. This 18 year old (I think...shit I hope or else this is a little weird) from Newport, California (damn, I really wish I had grown up around there) has been appearing on message boards across the interweb. Her picture showed up at a few message boards I read and these boards are nowhere related.

A Facebook Group dedicated to her.
A MySpace Group dedicated to her.

Now for the pics, cause I mean really, the blog post looks weird with no pictures.

My favorite and the most popular one. She almost looks like a superhero.

Damn girl, been working out those traps?

Flying through the air upside down? Maybe she is a superhero. This one actually looks like fun. I wonder what she's thinking at this point.

I imagine this is the hardest part to get used to in polevault. For the rest of your Stokke fix, JACKPOT! A collection of pictures.

Hey waddya know, there's even a YouTube video where she's interviewed. No wonder this girls famous.

Cute girl. Is it me or does she kinda talk outta the side of her mouth? No big deal.

...and now it makes headlines that she doesn't like the attention. RAH-ROO!

Now with all that attention, is she actually a good pole vaulter? Seems so. The article linked above says she won the state competition (California) in 2004. Can't seem to find anything more recent. She's cleared at least 13"-6" as a freshman, which is pretty damn good considering the 2004 Olympic winner in Athens was Yelena Isinbayeva (Rus) with a height of 4.91m (16.1 feet....for those of you who can't do the conversion in your head. I can which makes me better than you. Eat it!). Oh by the way, did you see where it said she's a 4.0 student?

Wonder if we'll see her in Beijing in 2008? Hope so. I like watching the track and field in the Summer Olympics. Hopefully we have somebody else to root for.


Do you like?

I'm mixing a quote from one movie with a image from another? Different directors, although the common element might have been that Tarrantino produced both of them. Either way, i think it's a kickass image. I may play with the colors a little bit, but still, they've made it easy for me to upload a header image. Cool stuff. Now I'm off to edit a few more things on the blog like the playlist, pile of shame and removing my awesomeness rating, since apparently that website is now defunct.

Not so awesome Sunday afternoon edit. I've check my blog (how vain does that sound?...wait, did I just use the word vain...damnit) and it seems that my little picture/header update seems all F'ed in the A when viewed in Firefox and in the new IE. Not sure why.

Oh yea, I also thought about changing the title of this post, but I can't think of anything else besides "Do You See What I DID Here?" and I don't want to wear that out.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Heroes Season Finale

So what did you think about the Heroes season finale? My reaction? A bit anticlimatic. I expected more from the Peter / Sylar fight. For those that have seen it, (I'm in a bit of a good mood, so I won't spoil it) I assume Hiro froze time?
Her Reaction:

Wow! Seems my opinion differs a little bit from how Hayden Panettiere feels about it. Well I wonder how she feels know what....nevermind. I'm not that clever, so here are some pics of her licking stuff. Yea, that's right she licks stuff. Why? I dunno. My guess is she's on something. She's gotta be right? Who in their right mind would lick the Stanley Cup? Has she seen what happens when people win that thing? I'm just looking out for her. She won't be licking for long if she puts it in the wrong places. (f'in quotable line if I ever saw one)

Can't blame her for this one. I mean she's got the right idea, it's just that she's a little impatient and can't wait to take the wrapper off. Like when Cinnaburst gum first came out and you could convince people to eat that "waxy" paper that came with the gum. Fun times...
Eh, I got nothin' for this one except that "there's fucking 2 of them!"
Um, yes that's very nice.... Now smell her a little...wait we're way past that stage.

Alright, now back to the important stuf...yea, whatever. I couldn't finish that sentence either. Season 1 of Heroes was fantastic and was my second favorite show this year behind Friday Night Lights. I'm really looking forward to the HD DVD release just to rewatch them all in HD. That and not having to wait weeks for the next episode will be great.

The pics, well that was a lame excuse to post pictures of the girl just licking stuff. Hell, do I even need a reason to post pictures of hot blondes licking stuff? Yea, I thought soo.

Monday, May 21, 2007

Origami Robot

Mr. Torimoto vs Solidworks - FREE Origami Robot

Learned about this deal about a month ago, maybe even earlier than that. Didn't think much of it, I was just signing up for some free shit. Come to find out, more people than me Couple of days ago, I was chastised this weekend for not telling people about it. Apparently, paper robots are more popular with my friends that I thought. LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERYDAY!

So in an attempt to right some karma (see previous post about life not being fair) here's the link....again. Click the big red button that says "Get Your Free Robot"

Once you click the big red button that says "Get Your Free Robot"
Fill out the form, wait a few weeks, receive the weird package that you won't recognize. Open it, then get totally confused by the instructions.

Congratulations you'll be totally caught up.

I also recommend watching the video of the guy folding the paper versus the computer using one of their solidworks programs, which looks very similar to autoCAD. It's kinda funny.

Life Just Isn't Fair

Life Isn't Fair - Reason number 115,687,230,432

Fuck it. I'll just quote the entire article.

Actress Kate Beckinsale says she is being starved of sex because her director husband has been too busy working.

The Underworld star said Len Wiseman had become a "virtual stranger" while working on the new Die Hard film.

Wiseman, 34, has been editing and directing Live Free or Die Hard, which sees Bruce Willis return to action as popular hard man John McClane and tackle an internet-based terrorist organisation.

"I've told him he is going to have to make it up to me. I won't let him out of bed for a month," the 33-year-old told a Sunday magazine.

Beckinsale will next appear in Vacancy, a thriller, alongside Luke Wilson. The film is out in cinemas from June 15.

Um...what? You're kidding right? Her?


What a way to start the week.

God I must of pissed somebody off high up in the food chain. I really need to pull a "My Name is Earl" and even my karma score. I think I may be busy this weekend curing cancer or some shit like that. That should help right? I mean no matter how in the red you are, (and apparently I'm in more trouble than I thought) curing cancer is the game winner.

Blog Update

26 drafts in my blog that date back to the beginning of the year. I'll make it my goal to knock a few of thouse out this week, especially the ones in the past month. I've been neglecting my faithful (and by faithful I mean bored at work...cause really....who reads this shit?) readers (it's great that I get to put an "s" at the end of that. Readership has gone up 100%! I'm a hit!) and I don't want to disappoint them.

Ok, that's it for now. Time to try and look/act busy.

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Benchwarmers

...isn't that funny. Well, it's a little funny, but not alot. It's got some laughs, but nothing gut busting. It's kinda ok, but not great, but not horrible...well it's almost horrible. (R-U confused? Could I be any more wishy washy? I probably could, but the joke's played out.) It's good for a few good laughs (most delivered by Heder), but don't make an effort to catch this one. It's the kind of movie that you watch when there's nothing really good on.
Rob Schneider is now kind of sad. He's trying to do the kind of comedy that Adam Sandler does better. Schneider can't carry a movie. He's a supporting actor at best.

John Heder had a few laughs, but now I feel is overratted (I haven't seen Blades of Glory, so I can't say that with 100% accuracy).

Oh, and I think David Spade was decent. He plays a slimeball (that word may not be right, but I can't think of a better descriptor for him) pretty well.

Tuesday, May 01, 2007


Ever look closely at the "FedEx" logo? I never noticed it until a few days ago, when somebody inadvertantly pointed it out like it was no big deal. Now, it's the first thing I look for, like that one truck is going to be different from the rest. It's becoming compulsive, like when a friend points out a mistake in a movie, and from that point on, that's the only thing you notice in that scene. Thanks alot asshole!

Oh yea, in case you haven't gotten it yet, there's an arrow between the "E" and the "x". Pretty clever, eh?. According to Wikipedia (love that site!...well why don't you marry it? I would if I could, but I can't, so I won't)

FedEx is now organized into operating units, each of which has its own version
of the wordmark, designed by Lindon Leader of Landor Associates. In all versions, the Fed is purple. The Ex is in a different color for each division. The corporate wordmark uses a grey Ex. The original "FedEx" logo saw the Ex in orange; it is now
used as the FedEx Express wordmark. The award winning FedEx wordmark is notable for containing a white, almost subliminal, right-pointing arrow between the "E" and the "X".

Wiki never lies...

It also has a link to an interview with the creator of the logo Lindon Leader.

Cool stuff.

Bill Simmons Blog

Bill Simmons Blog on ESPN's Page 2 is quickly becoming my favorite blog on the internet. He talks sports among other things. He's funny, and so far he seems pretty unbiased. The point where I really started to pay attention to his blog was when he posted this during his live blog of the 2006 NBA draft.

10:20 -- The Mavs take Maurice Ager at No. 28. He puts his head in his hands and starts sobbing hysterically as his entourage congratulates him. It's about time we had some emotion tonight, dammit. Ager walks up to the stage in a triple-breasted, oversized beige suit, goes to shake hands with Stern and immediately gets whistled for a foul on Dwyane Wade.

I couldn't stop laughing. I liked it soo much that I even forwarded it on to my friends via email...and I rarely send forwards.