Monday, February 26, 2007
To make things really interesting, I should schedule both technicians to arrive at the same time.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Day 150 - Tool of the task
Originally uploaded by Drhaggis.
I reached another notable milestone in the 365 Days Project. After 150 days of taking self-portraits, I have learnt much more about my camera, but not so much about myself, other then I don't seem to shave as much as I should.
Perhaps I will discover deeper truths in the next 50 pictures/days.
Friday, February 23, 2007
For everyone yearning to stretch their wings, be more, do more, and dance more, I offer up "Modern Daydreams 2: Unleashed" by Mitchell Rose & the BodyVox Dance Co.
[Link] - If the embed fails
Thursday, February 22, 2007
To maximize the potency of his ideas, Michael posts them publicly to his blog and encourages everyone to "Steal My Ideas" and manipulate them, and explore them. Some ideas are ridiculous exercises, some are witty jokes, others are patentable designs.
I really like this Lego-like ice block maker for fort building.
Sunday, February 18, 2007
For iRob, I present the following:
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Kevin lists off 219 films in a"a fairly comprehensive list of all the major theatrical releases of last year ," Then he lists the 80-90 films he actually watched, and gave his top ten list for the year. I did the same thing. From the 219 films Kevin listed, I have seen 11.
So by default, here is my list of best films from 2006:
- UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION
- V FOR VENDETTA
- ICE AGE: THE MELTDOWN
- MISSION IMPOSSIBLE 3
- OVER THE HEDGE
- X-MEN: THE LAST STAND
- SUPERMAN RETURNS
- PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MAN’S CHEST
- CLERKS II
- SNAKES ON A PLANE
- PAN’S LABYRINTH
Is this a normal number of films to see over a year? Should I get out more?
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Originally uploaded by istolethetv.
Here we see "Spuderman" attempt to get in a New York cab. "Spuderman" is a Hasbro mascot promoting the new "Spiderman Mr. Potatohead" at the recent New York Toy Fare.
Monday, February 12, 2007
My world has been turned turvy-topsy by my discovery of "Jedi Chefs." This costuming sect based on equal parts Star Wars and the food network, attend sci-fi/fantasy/comic conventions to "do the same sorts of things that normal Jedi do, but...also cook." They sport comic floppy chef hats and lightsabers, and encourage the attending celebrities to do the same.
Here is Nathan Fillion dressed as a Jedi Chef. This image makes the parts of my brain that govern fandom twitch and smoke trying to resolve the joyful dissonance.
But he is not alone in a culinary conversion, as plenty of celebrities have been inducted into the ranks. They have gotten to most of the cast of Firefly, including Summer Glau, but also Armin Shimmerman from Star Trek and Colin Baker, the sixth Doctor Who.
See http://www.jedichefs.com/celebrities.html for the full list.
I think it is funny, as I think they are poking gentle fun at people who take costuming and Star Wars too seriously. Does someone have a better explanation?
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Originally uploaded by Robokat.
The Sunday Flickr Favourites team worked for weeks on this one.
The anti-gravity field in front of the Institute of theoretical astrophysics in Oslo is great fun! Wonder why no skaters have claimed it yet? Giant laserturrets on the roof, that´s why.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Galactic Heroes from Hasbro are Star Wars figures aimed at ages three to eight. They are child-like cartoony representations and are about two inches tall and have limited articulation. If you thought Darth Maul couldn't be "cute," you were wrong.
I collect some of these, if the particular figure really catches my eye. And a set did make me take notice in the Wave 3 of the 2007 series. There I find a "Return of the Jedi" Luke and Vader "final dual" two-pack. As you can see their poses are mirrored in a kind of classic fencing stance. I can't help but think of "Jazz hands" when I see this.
Also, the Red Royal Guard is awesome, and cleverly packaged with a Death Star Gunner so to get the requisite number of two flanking guards, you have to buy an additional pack. Curses!
Also of note is the new Jedi Star Fighter Lego set complete with hyperspace ring. This is cool enough to make me think about getting it, but the deal maker is the Lego Kit Fisto mini-fig. This is the first time the Jedi has been made in Lego form, although I figured one would be in the works since he was a playable character in the Lego Star Wars game.
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
Would this make a cool shirt or what?