Soon To Be Classics

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

It Must Be Picture Day

And check this one out too. It's awesome and sad, all at once.

TV Guide Scoops Everyone on Spock

Check out this image. Not the best photo in the world and certainly not what the studio would have intended, but it's a first. Filming for Star Trek has begun so expect to see this stuff coming more and more often.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Top 50 Fictional Weapons

Ok, this entry is very high on the geek meter so run if you feel inclined.

Toyfare Magazine's latest issue lists the Top 50 Fictional Weapons. You can find the entire article here.

So what's missing? Right off the bat, where's The One Ring?

What else didn't make the list?

Friday, November 23, 2007

Holidays Can Kill

Another Thanksgiving has come and gone. We went to a friend's house instead of hosting at our own, as is our preference. Dinner was ok. I actually didn't overeat and was oddly hungry around bedtime. I even avoided the deadly food coma and felt pretty good driving home.

For Friday, I had a ton to do. The weather here in the Upper NW was actually decent, for a change, so I thought I would get a head start on the outside lights. We began decorating inside for Christmas so I had to rearrange the living room furniture. The centerpiece of our front room is a beautiful, three sided front window. It's absolutely perfect for a tree and oddly enough, we haven't put a tree there in the two years since we've been here. So, I moved the piano. I moved the couch. I moved the loveseat. I then crawled under the house and carried the Christmas tree up and into the living room. I bent down to pick up the tree and...


Out went my back. I let out a scream (or four) and hit the floor. It literally took me 45 minutes to get to the point that I could even move. Unable to even stand, I had to crawl to the couch. Somehow, the phrase "I've fallen and I can't get up" no longer seemed so funny.

I have been on my back most of the day taking pain relievers and wearing a heat belt of some kind. This is without question the worst pain I have ever felt in my life. I'm up and around now, but it's still pretty unbearable.

Man, getting old sucks.

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

How To Never Get Lucky At The Movies

This guy built a home theater room too look like the Enterprise.

Set phasers on stunned, Mr. Sulu.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Hottest Commercial Ever

And it doesn't even show any skin. Man o man.

It's Just Not Christmas

Until some politically correct m f'er has to ruin it.

If you're familiar with this story, new Santas are being instructed to say "ha ha ha" instead of "ho ho ho" because the latter is derogatory to women, much in the way this picture I so deliberately placed here is.

Trust me, there were worse (or better, depending upon your point of view) pictures I could have posted.

Read the story here. Ha ha ha indeed.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Going Hollywood - TV Guide Was There!

And I didn't see them.

The new TV Guide has a full page article about the upcoming NUMB3RS episode that I have been telling you about. In it, they picture a lot of the costumed folks that we worked with along with the show stars, Wil Wheaton, AND, Christopher Lloyd! Christopher Lloyd??? I had no idea that he was in the episode at all. Him, I would have taken the chance to shake hands with but he never shot on the set we were on. Much disappointment.

And yes, I'll wrap this thread up by the weekend. :)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Miis for the Making

Making Miis is one of the best about the Wii. I found this code today. Give it a whirl and see if you can create your own image. Check out the link here.

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Wii Love Mario

We're getting into Mario pretty heavily now. :)

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Going Hollywood - Day 2 - Can I Go Home Yet?

Continuing my misadventures in Hollywood.

After lunch (which actually turned out to be just a snack) we went back over to the set. Unfortunately, we ended up sitting outside for a VERY long time. From that point on, we ended up being called back in in shifts. Jeff would come out, say "I need 10 people" and start pulling people at random. Now, you would think that the people who do this for a "living" would want camera time. Literally, as the day wore on, many people did not want to be picked. People would hide behind pillars or just generally make themselves less conspicuous when Jeff came looking for people. I remember a trio of Asian girls sitting on a planter in front of me when Jeff came out to pick folks. When he tapped these three, one of the girls (who was busy texting on her phone) said "FUCK!" quite obviously when she was picked.

Henry and I were both dragging hard. From this point, we were done with the crime scene and had moved on to the milling. We milled for hours. And hours. Walking around pretending to be interested in what was at the con. It was so surreal. Imagine being filmed pretending to do what you do for a living. Yep, that kind of weird.

By 7pm, we started talking with some of the other extras about celebrating freedom at our hotel. Consider that everyone but Henry and I lived locally so the idea of just popping over the Marriott for a few drinks was kind of strange to them. We pointed out that this is what you do at a con but mostly got blank looks. Jeff started letting people go in shifts but Henry and I kept getting picked. By the time we were released at 9:42pm, Henry and I limped back to our hotel. Had one drink and crashed.

And we still had to report for Day 3.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Go With A Smile

In case you missed this, here's another picture of Heath Ledger as The Joker (yes, the "T" is capitalized) in the upcoming Chris Nolan Batman film, "The Dark Knight". I'm still not sure how I feel about Ledger as I have never been a fan but Nolan's first film was tremendous (the first half moreso than the latter) so I'm anxiously awaiting this one.