Archive for the ‘movies’ Category

Craft time

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Something I had to make during my lunch break. Because seeing Totoro in Toy Story 3 was awesome.

United we stand

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

You enter a contest. A million dollars is at stake. Forty-one thousand teams from 186 different countries are clamoring for the prize and the glory. You edge into the top 5 contestants, but there is only one prize, and one winner. Second place is the first ...

links for 2009-03-06: Pile o’ toys

Friday, March 6th, 2009

table {width: 400px;} img { border: none;} td {padding-bottom: 1em;} This impressive augmented reality demo from GE inserts computer-generated 3D objects into live video. First, watch the short video. Then, try it yourself. Israeli musician "Kutiman" took a big pile of seemingly random YouTube video clips and used them as instruments ...

Do you want to be a millionaire?

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

All you have to do is help Netflix read people's minds! The Netflix Prize is a contest that has been going on since October 2006. I didn't hear about it until today. When you rate movies on the Netflix DVD rentals site, their proprietary Cinematch algorithm will predict which ...

Happy DNA Day!

Wednesday, April 25th, 2007

Today is National DNA Day. In celebration, marvel at the wondrous complexities of molecular biology: I am boggled with wonder at the endless coils within coils within coils, and the molecular machine in the 2nd half of the clip. Life is amazing!

Spartans vs. Ghost Rider

Monday, March 19th, 2007

A band of a few hundred intrepid, brave filmmakers continues to successfully defend their box office dominance as millions of moviegoers relentlessly descend upon them. The movie 300 is raking in huge profits (it has the largest March opening EVER). I managed to catch a matinee showing on ...

Shadows in the campfire

Monday, February 26th, 2007

Ted Haggard wants you to watch Jesus Camp THIS MUCH!! Seeing ol' Pastor Ted was only one of many disturbing experiences we had watching the documentary Jesus Camp, which gives us a look into the bizarre practices of the Christian Charistmatic movement, and how it is wielded to forge new generations ...

Cthulhu fhtagn, and he approves of this message.

Tuesday, November 7th, 2006

The unspeakable dread is mounting on this Election Day as I traverse the glittering touchscreen prompts on the voting machines to select our next round of overlords. But in his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming. And he has a campaign. Chris, friend of the Cthulhu ...

Spartans! Tonight… we dine… ON GYROS!

Thursday, October 5th, 2006

I am completely overtaken with anticipation for this movie. The high definition version of the trailer is a thing of beauty. My friend James gave me the graphic novel a few years back, and it's very cool to see it turned into a movie.

He nice, the Borat.

Saturday, August 5th, 2006

I had no idea Borat was in town! He came to a rodeo in Salem last year to piss off the crowd, and the scene has made it into the new Borat movie. You can see parts of the scene in the new theatrical trailer for the movie. Rodeo ...