Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

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To help me get free tickets to a Watchmen screening!!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Dinosaur Head

My contribution to the new Lost fad.

Site of the Day

I don't know if I'll do this on a regular basis, maybe just when I find stuff. I always though blogs that had regular features were cool.

So, today's site is . With it, you can make your own tilt-shift photographs.

What is a tilt-shift photograph? Well, to get the answer, lets go to Wikipedia:

Tilt-shift photography refers to the use of camera movements on small- and medium format cameras. In many cases, it refers to tilting the lens relative to the image plane and using a large aperture to achieve a very shallow depth of field. The technique relies on the Scheimpflug principle and usually requires the use of special lenses.

This concept can be duplicated by selectively making an image out of focus, which is called miniature faking. can help you do this to make pretty cool pictures of landscapes and environments.
Here's Blair:

Saturday, January 10, 2009

"I'm the Goddamn Batman"

You may have heard about how bad the The Spirit movie is. I was really excited at first, but little did I know how bad it could be ruined by Frank Miller. I had read some of the old Will Eisner comics, which, even though they were somewhat outdated (LOTS of stereotypes), were really iconic and visionary (in the sense that he tried a lot of new things and conventions).

A couple years ago, I read The Dark Knight Returns. While it was much darker than any other Batman story to date, I thought it was interesting and worth reading (The Dark Knight Strikes Again not as much).

Then I got a copy of All Star Batman and Robin the Boy Wonder from the library. I don't know if I can even start to explain how bad this comic is. It's almost so terribly bad it's good. I guess the best way to describe it would be if Batman went insane and became a psychotic vigilante who loves beating up/killing criminals. As every character in the book says at least once, he's "The Goddamn Batman"
These hilarious articles really show what I mean:


Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Well, it's 8:15, and I've been thinking I should do a blog post...maybe every week I'll do at least one. The topic of the day: Apple

I just downloaded the keynote address from Macworld 2009, and there's one thing that's bugging me. It's the overriding sense that you can tell what Apple's trying to do (their marketing strategy). It's just been more noticeable lately.
If you look at the language that the speaker uses, several words pop up very frequently:


It's like anytime they needed an adjective, they chose one off a list of company approved words. Now, I'm not saying this is bad...any company tries to get people to buy into their own reality, it's advertising. Apple's target audience is young to middle age people who are obviously tech-savy, as well as new consumers looking for something EASIER than regular systems. However, you should be aware that they're trying to get you to buy into their fantasy world of perfect, slick, innovation. It's almost like Disney in a way.

I'm not trying to bash Apple products (I am a ipod lover, and I'm looking forward to getting a macbook and an ipod touch, hopefully), which most of the time do what they say. Maybe I'm just trying to caution myself from becoming an Apple fanboy, spending loads of money on each new thing that comes out.

Someone should do a study on how technology is affecting how we would show some interesting information.

In other news, Scrubs was back yesterday. It was pretty good, and people I know who have followed it for a long time said it was a return to form. By the way, it's exactly 2 weeks til LOST comes back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Maybe I should start doing TV reviews?

If anyone is reading this, what do you think about Apple's marketing strategy?

Friday, January 2, 2009


Hello, anyone who is coming to this blog from anywhere.
I haven't updated for a very long time, now...I plan to start doing this more often once school ends and I know what college I'm going to next year. So here are some random thoughts on what I'm looking forward to this year:
  • LOST!!!!! Jan 21st on ABC at 8:00. I've been keeping busy by following along with the Dharma/Ajira Airways ARG, reading fanfiction (JWLost !!) and rewatching episodes.
  • Watchmen: I just reread this, and it reminded me how awesome it is. Bad news about the Fox lawsuit, though.
  • I've been seeing lots of movies lately-The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Frost/Nixon, and Valkyrie were my holiday movies of choice, and they were all pretty good in their own ways. I just saw Deja Vu on DVD, as well as about 5 James Bond movies.

Why are there so many movies that are 3 hours long nowadays? Very rarely do any of them keep my full attention the whole time. If you want to make a movie that long, it should have enought action to involve the viewer, or else it ultimately drags (I'm saying this in reference to Benjamin Button, which, though very good, was too damn long).

  • This is the first Winter break where I've had no homework, so I'm pretty happy about that.
  • Alan Moore comics have been getting progressively weirder chronologically (I just read The Black Dossier).
  • Fringe is back January 20, which is also Inauguration Day. And Lost is the next day. And then I get to go on vacation!!
  • Scrubs will hopefully be better this season.

That's all for now!

Have a great new year!!!