I’m going to revisit a couple of topics discussed here recently and then we’ll hit some new topics.
Well, after my last post I finished watching The Event. I stick with what I said about it, except for this: they did finally manage to make the title relevant, and they alluded to more about the “protectors” that showed they really did have some kind of plan. I like that they had been here before (guess . . . → Read More: Revisitation and new worlds
How many major “cons” are there in a year (that’s “conference” for the un-geeked)? New footage is spilling out like water from WonderCon, held recently, and Green Lantern is pouring out 4 minutes of mostly new scenes.
Thankfully, it almost all looks better than the first official trailer, which I basically panned.
It’s still a little too obviously computer-generated for my tastes, but still better than the first trailer. Apparently I’m not the only . . . → Read More: Seeing Green… Lanterns
This is pretty old, but then the subject is even older! It’s a fun look at the (mostly) 80s video games.
How many video games can you identify? There were sadly quite a few I didn’t recognize.
If you want to see some other stuff, check out Grand Master Peter’s Flash movies.
. . . → Read More: Jump through classic video games
The full trailer for Doctor Who’s sixth season is out. Watch it:
This bit did it for me:
Off-screen, scary sounding alien: Fear me. I’ve killed hundreds of Time Lords.
The Doctor (not impressed): Fear me. I’ve killed them all.
Game; set; match. I’m in. Everything else is gravy. And there’s some marvelous gravy…
River: “This is the day he finds out who I am.” Presumably in the episode entitled “The Doctor’s Wife” written . . . → Read More: Two lines, and I’m sold
I despise the entire idea of Toddlers & Tiaras. This, however, I can totally get behind…
How many plugs for Tom Hanks’ roles can you spot?
Here are the ones I caught (most were pretty obvious):
Bosom Buddies (Bosom Baby t-shirt) Turner & Hooch (“Don’t be a Hooch”) Big Forrest Gump Saving Private Ryan (“Earn it!”) Apollo 13
I love the spray bottle.
Tom Hanks continues to impress.
. . . → Read More: Celebrity Toddlers & Tiaras
So on Sunday there was this huge block of mostly new commercials, periodically interrupted by some guys running back and forth on a field and knocking each other over for no really good reason.
This is a time when companies throw huge amounts of money at making their best commercials. Every one I’ve talked to, and every poll I’ve seen has this Volkswagon ad as the clear winner for best commercial of the night. I . . . → Read More: Commercial goodness
Like The Matrix, you cannot be told what this is. Words cannot describe it. It must be experienced. You must immerse yourself in it to feel the awesomeness.
Soak it in:
Seriously, this is one of the most inventive things I’ve seen in action movies in a long time. Hats off to the creators. Total, unabashed cheese that somehow transcends itself and becomes a beacon of awesomeness. Even with out understanding anything they’re saying, . . . → Read More: The most awesome thing to come out of India – ever
In the 7 day challenge, today’s topic is: Embed a legal youtube clip that I either found today or created myself. Then tell everyone about the clip and related information.
I considered a bunch of different options for today’s post. One was a video of some birds eating berries in the snow in my backyard, but they flew away by the time I got the camera. Probably for the best, though. It would have looked . . . → Read More: Telling Time – 7 day challenge
To steal a phrase from one of the judges, this show is “off the hook!”
I don’t like a lot of the “talent competitions” that are on TV. American Idol is little more than a chance to alternately berate people or contribute to creating a narcissistic personality. Yes, some of those people are very talented, but the show is really more about Simon Cowell and the other judges. America’s Got Talent I can tolerate a . . . → Read More: Review: The Sing-Off
Thanksgiving is a US holiday where we purposely focus on being thankful for our lives, and the people and things in them. Families get together and enjoy each others company, and many have some different great traditions about going around the table and each saying something they are thankful for, or presenting some sort of story illustrating thankfulness, or just being thankful to be with each other. But a constant at every table is food . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving – Epic version