January 19, 2015

Where are they now?

This is really good. I have no idea where he found it, but it's perfect.

Those people were originally older than I was, and I look like that now. (I particularly like the comb-over. Which I don't have to do because I didn't go bald.)

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January 16, 2015

Awesome movies no one has ever heard of

Sharktopus vs. Pteracuda starring Robert Carradine.

UPDATE: Here's the trailer. The CGI is surprisingly good for a Roger Corman movie.

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January 05, 2015

I dunno about this...

There's going to be a live-action movie based on Ghost in the Shell, and Scarlett Johansson will star.

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January 03, 2015

Good science fiction, for a change?

There's a movie coming out this month called "Predestination", which is based on "All you Zombies" by Heinlein. I wonder if it will be any good?

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November 17, 2014

The end is near

I think this must be one of the signs of impending apocalypse: There's a spinoff of My Little Pony where the ponies have become human girls. And they form a band. Three bands. In competition with one another. It's called Equestria Girls.

If the Japanese had done it, they'd have bigger boobs and we'd be able to see their panties...

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October 29, 2014

World Series game 7

I'm watching the last game of the World Series on the web:

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It's actually a very pleasant way to watch it, because I don't have to put up with any of the garbage that real TV tosses in. I just get the game action, including each pitch as it's tossed.

UPDATE: Pressure!

KC (home team) behind by 1. Bottom of the 9th and two men are already out, and Gordon is at bat. He singles to center and the fielder has an error and he takes 3rd.

And you want to think the next batter isn't feeling it? Unfortunately, he popped out to 3rd base, so the Giants won the game (3-2) and the series (4-3).

I've read people complaining that neither team was really the best in their league. Maybe not, but they gave us a real nailbiter of a series.

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Relative threats

I think he's going to have a hard time scaring Australians, who live in a land full of deadly creatures who want to kill us.

Like monstrous venomous spiders. And poisonous snakes.

Oz is a land of danger; Aussies are used to peril.

UPDATE: Besides which, Halloween is a harvest festival, and it's spring in Oz right now.

Kind of like how "I'm dreaming of a white Christmas" doesn't really work there, because Christmas happens in the middle of the summer.

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October 26, 2014

Hmm... Upgrades!

And so, Dr. Bowman has upgraded Florence's security settings. I wonder what all changed?

One thing we know for sure: the "off" switch on the remote control no longer works on her. He said he was going to change that. But what else?

I wonder if he severely trimmed back the number of people authorized to give her orders? Or eliminated the list entirely? (Maybe he's the only one now?)

UPDATE: Small fridge moment: while he was working on her, he was close enough so that her transponder should have set off his security collar and zorched him.

But I guess we handwave that: he deactivated her transponder temporarily...

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September 23, 2014

Paging Doctor Bowman...

Freefall has gotten complicated lately. Spoilers below.

more...

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September 07, 2014

Sevens

I admit it, it's a challenge I can't pass by. XKCD has one element each from seven different seven-of-a-kind, and I can't identify them all.

Sneezy -- the seven dwarves, of course.
Phylum -- ?
Europe -- the seven continents (only Europe isn't really a continent)
Sloth -- the seven deadly sins
Guacamole -- ?
DataLink -- ?
Colossus of Rhodes -- the seven wonders of the ancient world

So I got four of them, what are the other three?

UPDATE: When I was a kid and we got taught that there were seven continents, it never made sense to me that Europe and Asia were considered separate continents. They sure don't look like it on the map. I say there are only six: Eurasia, Africa, North America, South America, Australia, Antarctica.

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