Monday, April 23, 2007

Mike Daisey

Mike Daisey, a comedian monologer, I guess you would call him, was protested in an odd way, and he jumped back very well. It's hilarious to see him sit stunned, in his "Well I'll be." moment and then proceed to whity remarks.

Congratulations Steven Colbert

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Americone Dream keeps being sold out. I still have not had any. Damn it.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

The Zimmers

These are my favorite people. They completely changed the meaning of the song in a good way. Not like that other girl who covered the song and changed it to "I hope I don't die before I get old." Who ever that was.

Friday, April 20, 2007

It's too late

Found an amazing TV show today. UFO--a BBC SciFi show from the 70's--full of over sexualized characters, uncomfortable jumpsuits. questionable scientific understanding, and big push buttons. (Thats what are technology needs today, big push buttons) Yep this is definitely from the 70's. Beyond the campy-ness, there's little more. No more or less intelligent then any other bad SciFi. If you have access to UFO I would encourage you to watch it, but don't seek it out. I've only seen the first episode, maybe I'll be pleasantly suppressed.

Oh yeah, the music is pretty sweet. Very fitting. And the models are surprisingly good.

In researching this show I stumbled upon this website. My Science Fiction Life: The story of science fiction in Britain. It just peaked my interest. Do the English like Science Fiction more then Americans? Is it more ingrained in there culture?


I watched this movie last week. A brilliant premise with a brilliant movie by Rodriguez, followed by brilliant mock-trailers, followed by complete crap by Terinteno. Rodriguez followed the exploitation grindhouse zombie movie perfectly, and Terinteno gets off from his own ideas. Any redeeming qualities--mostly Kurt Russell--was completely ruined by Terinteno trying to be, um, something. Thats all I have to say.

Monday, April 09, 2007

Batman Begins

I just watched Batman Begins. What do I think of this 2 hour anti-drug campaign? Well, there needed to be more hallucinogenic sines, much more of the Scare Crow, and less corny jokes that only seemed to happen when the Batmobile was involved. Other then that it was the best Batman film I've ever seen, and I liked Tim Burton's Batman.

For the most part, it was exactly what the new Batman should be. Dark and action packed, except for the ill advised Batmobile jokes. He's not overly vengeful, except for end which i didn't really like. It seems as if every good point of this movie has an equal and opposite bad point, but it doesn't take to much out of the film. Hopefully the next one will be as good.

Wednesday, April 04, 2007


"Highrise is a shared contact manager that helps you keep track of who you talked to, what was said, and what to do next." This is how the people of 37 signals discribe this web app. The website explains the usefulness for journalists, which peaked my interest as a journalism student. Looking at it, I realized how it would help me as a student, too. I could keep my teachers contact info and assignments in one place--online.

I've only used it for the last hour or so, which let me sign up and enter my school projects. So far, I'm pretty impressed. Each teacher has his or her own tab. Each one with my notes and different tasks and when they are due.

But this seems to be only the very peak of what can be done. Ultimately, the point of Highrise is to keep track of conversations had online, in person, or on the phone. And to keep track of what needs to be done or has happend. Lets say . . . you are a journalist, writing an article on the recent up-rise on little kids acting like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the likes of which has not been seen sence the late 80's. You would talk to some kids on the street, their parents, the creator of the TMNT, some physiologist, perhaps somebody involved in the original cartoon. How could you keep track of all this crap? Well, supposedly Highrise is to help with this. I haven't been able to work with this part at all yet so I would have to talk about that later.

So far it seems like a workable, useful tool. More on it later.