February 23, 2008

If This Were Baseball, I'd Be in the Hall of Fame

I've seen 738 out of the "1000 Best Movies Ever Made" list in the New York Times.

There are some items in the list I would definitely dispute, and there are some omissions that readily come to mind, including Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Papillion, Dirty Harry, Run Lola Run, and so on.

How many of the NYT's 1000 Best have you seen?

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February 11, 2008

Funny Gadget

And the awards for "Best Gadget Name" and "Best Knob Setting Values" goes to . . . Digital Audio Manifestationz, makers of Ezekiel 25:17, a "stompbox" for generating deep, nasty fuzz tones for your bass guitar.

Notable knob settings: "Overdrive", "Distortion", "Furious Anger", and "Great Vengeance".

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February 04, 2008

U2 3D

Went to U2 3D instead of watching the Super Bowl yesterday. AMAZING experience. Be sure to go to an IMAX theatre for U2 3D -- I went to the Edwards Mira Mesa 18 in San Diego. Sat in front row, for maximum experience. (Your mileage may vary, but my mileage is right where I want it.)

The movie is so vivid in 3D you really feel like you are there, in a huge stadium concert on a warm summer's eve.

I can see going to concert/IMAX/3D experiences like this all the time. And at $14.50, way cheaper than the $1000 ticket to get front row in the noisy, smoky stadium!

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