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Learning 2006-2005 Information - Free PodCasts Video - CNN Pipeline I don't have a subscription to CNN Pipeline, but from what I'm seeing here it appears to be really interesting technologyCNN Pipeline: A learning perspective, & Blogs in learning

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To continue with the theme of my last post... Clark Aldrich talked about the similarities of video games and training simulations in one of his blogs for ASTD's Learning Circuits: Computer gamesVideo games and simulations

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I wrote before about the problem I have with showing my daughters the Star Wars series (well, some of them). It's difficult to decide what order to show them whichStar Wars Conundrum: Sorted

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GateWorld - SCI FI confirms Atlantis cancellation, TV movie Stargate: Atlantis has been cancelled. The show will run through its 100th episode in January 2009 and end on a cliffhanger, whichStargate to die a slow, painful death

LiveDigital: NBC's Heroes pilot I don't know how this got there, but if you want to watch the Heroes pilot episode in a really bad, small, flash video format, there youNBC's Heroes pilot online

This is just too perfect. I actually laughed out loud at a couple. Super-Social Networking: Superhero Facebook Status Updates My favorites are by far Spider-Man's and Green Lantern's. They need one forSuper status updates

The Learning Circuits Blog: Homeschooling and the Creative Class Hm... Until a few years ago, I didn't know much about homeschooling. Then I met my wife. Her brother and sister wereHomeschooling and education

It's very simple, really. They brought me this: I make jokes about awesomeness all the time. That is truly awesome. The dad in that video is a friend of mine from college.Why Facebook and YouTube are cool

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel Tim Kring, creator and executive producer of NBC's superhero drama Heroes, told SCI FI Wire that the the seriesHeroes web comic

Facebook is a place where absolutely nothing of importance happens. But you do get to see some funny, or at least interesting, posts from time to time. Here are someFound on Facebook

Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I foisted my 2 kids on my parents and ran for the hills, totally taking advantage of my parents' generosity to spend 6Double Review: Narnian royalty return to take down Indiana Jones

2011 Movies to Drool Over

I’m a bit behind in putting up my movie list for this year.

Last year’s list was full of promise, but I only got to see 4 of the 21 listed films in the theater. I’ve since brought the total up to 11 with the help of DVDs. I hope to catch the 12th (Voyage of the Dawn Treader) on DVD next week. I’m still annoyed that I missed that one.

And once again this . . . → Read More: 2011 Movies to Drool Over

Review: The Last Airbender

The Last Airbender‘s current ranking on RottenTomatoes.com? 6%

Six percent. In other words, atrocious. Worse than 94% of all movies rated. Horrible. A steaming pile of excrement. Your mother would slap you and make extra appointments with her psychiatrist if she heard you watched this movie.

I watched it anyway.

You know what? It’s not that bad.

Now, don’t get me wrong… it’s not good, either. That script needed some serious work. This is . . . → Read More: Review: The Last Airbender

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Review

I should have known. I made the mistake, and I paid for it (literally). I saw Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen in the theater. One of the biggest wastes of my time I’ve ever spent money on. It taught me a valuable lesson, though: I learned that it actually is possible to be bored stiff during long, high-technical-quality, eye-candy filled action sequences. Never before had I watched so much stuff blow up and thought “when . . . → Read More: G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Review

New Transformers trailer is nice but…

Here’s the thing about Michael Bay’s Transformer films: from what I’ve seen, there’s not much plot involved. With this new trailer I was hoping we’d get some semblance of plot or something. I think there is about 3 lines of dialogue in the whole thing, surrounded by a bunch of special effects, frequently in slow motion:

Don’t get me wrong… I love special effects (okay, technically they’re visual effects, mostly). But unless something happens . . . → Read More: New Transformers trailer is nice but…

Tuesday TubeWatch: Super Bowl Movie Roundup

If you were the head of a movie company, which movies would you choose to spend $1.5 million per 30 seconds to advertise during the Super Bowl—an event watched primarily by people who like to watch men running and slamming into each other? Let me give you a hint: it wouldn’t be Wendy and Lucy.

No. You get action. You get slow motion beatings and martial acrobatics. You get fast cutting, adrenaline pushing excitement and . . . → Read More: Tuesday TubeWatch: Super Bowl Movie Roundup