Saturday, April 30, 2005

Bloody Vikings

Stolen Munch masterpieces likely destroyed



Saw "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" on Friday. Now, I am familiar with the radio, tv, and book versions, so...when they stuck to the spirit of the original it was humourous, but when they didn't, the movie dragged and just had no laughs. Sam Rockwell is great though.

Wait for it to show up on cable. You won't have long.

trekFriday evening was "Enterprise: In a Mirror, Darkly pII". As you may know, I was less than kind with the first part of episode (and stand by that), but this one was a vast improvement. Many have waited to see TOS re-imagined and here is probably the closest we will ever see. Yes Scott Bakula can't act, and some of the violence was over the top, and wtf with that Gorn, but it had a classic starship, phasers, minishirts and possibly the best cross scene edit in Star Trek history, ever.

I will miss Star Trek, Enterprise not so much.

Friday, April 29, 2005

Suck on this


. Hilarious

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Batman Reruns

something is wrong with this picture

They keep making Batman movies. Why? Do they see something in this character a grandeur that will endure the ages?

Don't they see it was done perfectly in the 1960's? Adam West's interpretation, with Batman as a valiumed millionaire quietly living with a slightly deranged aunt, a stick-insect of a butler and his, um, ward, is the shining beacon to which all other versions must aspire to.

But no, we get a psychopath leaping across the rooftops, driving the BatHummerMobile.

Guy dresses up like a bat clearly has issues.

You are a fucking moron


or so says Reginald over at Zipperfish about rapper 50 cent.

And, after looking at said artist's latest website, and you still think that's cool, then you too may be a fucking moron.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Their teeth haven't changed a bit


New G5s



Tuesday, April 26, 2005


Enlightened Modern Thinking

From an article by Christine Watson:

"In Montgomery, Alabama, Rep. Gerald Allen, R-Cottondale sought to ban gay marriage. With that topic taken care of, he's taking it even further. His next target? Homosexual characters in books found in public libraries, even university libraries.

At a press recent press conference, Allen said "Our culture, how we know it today, is under attack from every angle." The bill Representative Allen proposes would prohibit the use of public funds for "the purchase of textbooks or library materials that recognize or promote homosexuality as an acceptable lifestyle." He continued, saying that the bill will protect future children from the homosexual agenda.

If the bill is passed, any fictional book containing homosexual or bisexual characters and any college textbook that suggests that homosexuality is natural will be destroyed. Additionally, public school textbooks could not discuss homosexuality as a genetic trait.

When asked what would happen to these books, Allen said "I guess we dig a big hole, dump them in and bury them." "


Chester Wong and Simone Denny

Only the biggest names.

Had a meeting today with Chester Wong and Simone Denny about the redesign of their respective websites. Chester and Simone have also recently collaborated on a 'Dirty Dragon' remix of Simone's latest release "Cliché" (which has also been remixed by some producer from New York, but who the fuck cares about that).


They Must Be Stopped

Come back and smite themI tire of this generation, and their remaking of any and all old tv shows and movies they can get their hands on. Could it be they can't come up with anything new (that and younger people seem (I say, seem) not to be able to watch anything predating 1990 without severe physical pain, or Americans unable to view any "foreign" films with those nasty subtitles).

But I digress.

News is out that Michael Bay wants to remake The Birds. This is "Armageddon" Michael Bay. This is "Bad Boys II" Michael Bay. A master of subtlety and nuance.

The inner circle of classic films has not yet been touched, not been slated for remaking.

Yet. May Hitchcock return and smite them.

Monday, April 25, 2005

Much as Windows is perpheral to spy ware

(Windows czar Jim) Allchin contends that the breadth of Longhorn makes it a much weightier project than Tiger, which he describes as "a peripheral to the iPod."


Other than that German thing

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has described the collapse of the Soviet Union as "the greatest geopolitical catastrophe" of the 20th century.


What the hell did my friend say to Moby?

proofExcept from interview with Moby:

"...I was talking to my friend Laura, who sings on the record, and we're both getting to the point where we want to start families. We're convinced that if we have children, we're going to do everything in our power to make them gay. Like maybe drinking a lot of extra soy milk while she's pregnant, or anything that would work to make that happen. I'd just rather have a really sharp, interesting, smart gay son than some big dumb hetero meathead."

And here I thought it was caused by Andrea True Connection records...Soy Soy Soy, how do you like it, how do you like it?

Sunday, April 24, 2005

End of Days Watch

Could it be plainer?


Saxon bowl

BBC - "Archaeologists hunting an Anglo-Saxon bowl missing for nearly 140 years are calling on the public to check their attics for the silver treasure".


The Death of Star Trek


Do these people look bored to you?

Friends and I watched "Enterprise" on Friday night. I gave up on this show in its first season, but as there are only five more Star Trek broadcasts..ever..I want to see how they go out.

It started very well, if only because the dropped that God awful Rod Stewart clone song...and ended with a tease of a return to classic Trek, if only for a moment.

But then there was the other 50 minutes...Rick Burman and Brennan Bregga have boldly emblazoned their names across the opening credits, so I assume they are to blame for dull dialog, needless scenes and "Most Overuse of The Booth of Pain in a Science Fiction Show"™

And those Tholians...Oy

When the book of the demise of Star Trek comes to be written, the names of Burman and Bregga will loom large in the list of usual suspects.

Friday, April 22, 2005

Enlightened Political Debate

Like this

Revenge of the Nerds part II

Now, my high school's 50th anniversary souvenir video - The Trailer - is online...

I'd prefer to have Michael Moore come and do a real documentary, even if it was only about my graduation year...

"Is that art teacher still banging students?"

"Is that math teacher still hitting students?"

"Is that english teacher still drinking in class?"

Ah, memories.

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Madness in the Empire

choice bad

The United States is beginning to scare me...again.

They are the world's sole remaining 'super power', and don't they know it. A government spokesperson for the ongoing nomination of Bush's choice for ambassador to the U. N. speaking on CNN said that the American people "recognize the need" to reorganize the U. N., and that the world must be shown the correct way, the American Way™.


John Majors (former Prime Minister of Great Britain) said on Charlie Rose that the U.S. is now more powerful on a world scale that the Roman Empire ever was. And remember how loving and caring the Romans were to other nations.

Mixed with this is the resurgence of Christianity. Hardcore, serious Christianity. This kind of Christianity is not something to be wielded by amateurs (see Acts 5:1-11), But boy, is it amateur hour down south.

Anyway, the world has not seen a good religious war in centuries. Maybe those Fox Alerts will finally mean something. If not war, we are unfortunately in for more repression in the name of Fear and God.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

Revenge of the Nerds part I

My high school in Montreal is holding its 50th anniversary next month.

If I did go, I would hope that all involved wear name-tags. I saw photos from my own year's reunion in 2001, and I didn't recognize anyone. As a friend said, "They are all grandpa'd out!"

For the 50th, so far 18 people from my year are attending. I had to look them up in old annuals...

Three high school friends I still see here and there expressed interest in going, but we all seem to be waiting for the other to sign up first.

Fav page on the reunion website? Has to be "In Memoriam" ("If you know of anyone who should be remembered, or notice a correction to be made to this listing, please email Elizabeth.")

Anyway, there haven't been this many Anglos together in one place in Quebec in a decade...(there's up to 801 attending, from 3341 found)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Panzer Pope


My timing was perfect. Clicked a link to the Washington Post's VaticanCam just as the white smoke came out...woohoo

Not nearly as perfect as the time I killed Marlon Brando. Well you see, it was like this...the evening before his death was announced, I asked "Brando? Isn't he dead?". Sure enough, the next day...

I felt just awful about it.

Oh good, less choice

The news that Adobe is buying out Macromedia does not make me happy. As a Mac user, I am grateful I have a choice when it comes to OS (the thought of battling the virus/spyware/worm of the day is just not for me).

Now, with this latest ("[it] is not a consolidation play"), I as a designer will have to go to Adobe for industry standard programs, and with less competition, they will have even less reason to make their products better.

Just like Microsoft...and Fox News...and

Monday, April 18, 2005

Apparently it does


Just received a pic of an old friend posing with Moby. I hope Moby checked his wallet after...

First Step

Does this silly thing work?