A co-worker was poking around Google Maps and stumbled upon this unusual, yet practical demonstration of chromatic aberration (Wikipedia). Us Weekly | ‘Fixer Upper’ Was Presenting a ‘Security Issue’ for Chip, Joanna Gaines So beautiful! I’ve only seen the show a handful of times, but the hosts always struck me as genuinely good people and this only confirms it in my mind. PC Gamer | For better or worse, Assassin’s Creed: Origins is an RPG now This very much whets my appetite for more. 27 October can’t get here fast enough! Polygon | Disney chief was consulted about decision to kill Han Solo in Star Wars: The Force Awakens I don’t know why, but this feels like Iger trying to (unneccesarily) prove that he’s a mover / shaker or something. Polygon | Rick and Morty fans, McDonald’s is bringing back Szechuan sauce This is very amusing to me. I don’t … Continue reading →
C:\>tracert 22.214.171.124 Tracing route to FIN [126.96.36.199] over a maximum of 30 hops: 3 6 ms 6 ms 3 ms cr83.la2ca.ip.att.net [188.8.131.52] 4 6 ms 3 ms 3 ms cr1.la2ca.ip.att.net [184.108.40.206] 5 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms la2ca02jt.ip.att.net [220.127.116.11] 6 2 ms 2 ms 2 ms xe-9-2-0.lax30.ip4.tinet.net [18.104.22.168] 7 76 ms 55 ms 55 ms xe-2-0-0.atl11.ip4.tinet.net [22.214.171.124] 8 60 ms 56 ms 57 ms epik-networks-gw.ip4.tinet.net [126.96.36.199] 9 56 ms 56 ms 56 ms po0-3.dsr2.atl.epikip.net [188.8.131.52] 10 * * * Request timed out. 11 97 ms 95 ms 95 ms episode.iv [184.108.40.206] 12 131 ms * 100 ms a.new.hope [220.127.116.11] 13 94 ms 97 ms 96 ms it.is.a.period.of.civil.war [18.104.22.168] 14 98 ms 94 ms 102 ms rebel.spaceships [22.214.171.124] 15 100 ms 106 ms 95 ms striking.from.a.hidden.base [126.96.36.199] 16 95 ms 121 ms 171 ms have.won.their.first.victory [188.8.131.52] 17 173 ms 158 ms 153 ms against.the.evil.galactic.empire [184.108.40.206] 18 127 ms 150 ms … Continue reading →
Delightful! Although I find rather disturbing the amount of parallels I continue to spy between the Inheritance cycle and the original Star Wars trilogy (at least plot wise)…especially during the recap of the first two books at the beginning. Part the First: Farm boy’s boring life explosively interrupted by exciting worldly politics; Story about an ancient race of peacekeepers with magical powers that died out due to betrayal leading to the current oppressive regime; Farm boy’s surrogate parent(s) killed and farm boy runs from danger with the town’s storyteller; Storyteller reveals he is one of the surviving peacekeepers and begins to train farm boy in their ancient ways; Storyteller is killed by primary henchman of the evil leader; Cocksure stranger aids the farm boy in his quest to join the rebellion, but wants nothing to do with the rebellion himself; Farm boy and stranger rescue princess from primary henchman’s headquarters; … Continue reading →
Selling out Social Networks Â« Sailors in Vegetable Oil | Design You Trust – Design, Photography, Fashion, Advertising Magazine and Community. Apparently Netflix has a queue limitation of 500 discs…I have hit that limit with films that I wish to see….sigh 😉 And I just chugged 8oz of wheat grass. My local Jamba Juice was trying to get rid of their wheat grass so instead of paying for 2 oz, they gave me 8 oz for free. And I chugged it. That’s right…I’m insane. *takes a bow* One of the things I was able to “save” (via photography) from my water-soaked box of mementos was an old issue of Star Wars Insider with the Top 10 Classic Trilogy Moments.
This was a decent film. An enjoyable sequel that was at least as enjoyable as the original. I want to say I enjoyed it more (in comparison to the original) than Be Cool (in comparison to Get Shorty) even though as I look at it they’re basically the same movie with different dialogue/situations. Maybe I just enjoy the premise of National Treasure more than Get Shorty/Be Cool. It’s a really fun adventure in the same vein as Indiana Jones with an American history twist. You don’t need to see the first movie to really enjoy this movie, but it might make things a little easier for you to understand minor quirks in the script. The opening sequence to the movie is awesome because they get the details of the Lincoln assassination perfect. Any time history is treated respectfully/correctly, I love it! Nicholas Cage looked really tan, like he had a … Continue reading →
Saving Private Ryan Sat down and watched it in it’s entirety for the first time in like 5 years and there are several people in the film that I now recognize which is very exciting! Paul Giamatti – “I got ankles like an old f*cking lady” Ted Danson – Captain Hamill (kills all the Germans when Paul Giamatti knocks the timber through their wall) Nathan Fillion – The Fake Private Ryan (“My brothers are dead?!?! But they’re only in grammar school!”). Colby from Numb3rs – 3rd from the 506 Family Guy Star Wars Rush Limbaugh Reference Get the Flash Player to see this player. Quagmire/C3PO: Hey, mind if I turn on the radio? Announcer: WTAT – Tattoine’s All Talk Radio. Rush: My good friends, the liberal galactic media is at it again. They never stop! Now they’re trying to convince us that Hoth is melting! Well that’s crazy…just trying to … Continue reading →
You can play a trivia game to boost your Jedi/Sith knowledge stats. Some of the questions are really poorly written, but sometimes they just get downright haughty. And this one REALLY pisses me off. A parsec is actually a measure of what? Answers: distance. – relativistic adjustment. – time. – weight. It has that nasty air of superiority that tries to highlight Lucas’ supposed gaff over the line “made the Kessel run in less than 12 parsecs”….there’s a cannon answer to why Han makes that claim. “The [Millennium] Falcon is often connected to the Kessel Run, a pathway from Kessel past the Maw Black Hole Cluster used by smugglers to transport precious Glitterstim spice. Solo in A New Hope brags that the Falcon made the Kessel Run in “less than twelve parsecs“, referring to his ability to move the ship closer to the Maw’s black holes and therefore cut the … Continue reading →
Political correctness is a disease that has a stranglehold on this country. That’s why I go to see Bill Handel’s live show…it’s politically incorrect and hilarious. Where else can you watch James Brown sing “I Feel Dead”, Michael Vick sing “Dead Puppies” and Kim Jong Il Yung sing “How Much Is That Doggy In The Window?” Just like the manatees who write Family Guy, if one thing isn’t funny, nothing is funny. A Salute to John Williams – featuring tons of movies you never heard of! Featuring the 501st Legion! Notice the incredibly tall Imperial Fighter. I admire these guys…. March from Superman This piece reminded me of how disappointed I was with Sky Captain…that main theme was so reminiscent of Superman and yet the movie let me down so much…. Harry Potter The Sorcerer’s Stone (actually The Face of Voldemort) Harry’s Wondrous World Sayuri’s Theme from Memoirs of a … Continue reading →
So a couple of weeks ago, Vaughn introduced me to the telnet shortcut to the Star Wars Asciimation and I did my part to spread the word about this darn cool video. Then I took it upon myself to screencap the video and dub in the sfx/dialogue from the original movie. BEHOLD!