Archive for January, 2008

New Batman movie will be postponed

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

The first thing I see in my e-mail this morning when I wake up?  Actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his New York City apartment yesterday.  The same Heath Ledger that starred in Brokeback Mountain and was cast as The Joker in the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight.

Filming was already well under way for the Dark Knight as I saw here in Hong Kong and from the insanely long trailer for the new movie I saw at the theater before I Am Legend started.

It’s not too often that a major actor dies in production of a major movie.  A similar loss, only under much different circumstances, would be Brandon Lee who was mortally wounded while filming super/anti-hero movie The Crow.

They’ve yet to announce if Ledger’s death will affect the release of the new movie, but with a July release date, I somehow doubt they had all the footage they would need for the final cut before now.   It’s sad to see anyone die, but it would be even worse for the work that the cast and crew of the two Chris Nolan led Batman movies to be lost because of this tragedy.  I would hope they can finish the movie and honor Heath Ledger in it’s completion.

The time may be close

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

The time for buying a new computer to replace my outdated and seemingly dying of old age PC may be closer than I had thought.  Based on this article, it seems that the newest king of video cards may be released as early as next month.  And if the projected pricing in this article holds true then that is a freaking bargain compared to the current high end cards.

Based on the newest iteration of DirectX 10.1, this new NVidia 9800GX2 should be more than enough muscle to power all the games I’ve been waiting to buy.  Of course I’ll have to wait and see just how much it actually retails for and how it stacks up against AMD/ATI‘s new DX10.1 cards.  Currently the new batch of Radeon cards are good but no match for NVidia’s last iteration of 8800 series cards.

Then all I need to do is research new motherboards and RAM and cases and power supplies and hard drives and….

Sing-a-long

Monday, January 21st, 2008

It’s time for a Sing-a-long!!!

The rhythm or cadence goes like this:

buhh-dum-dum-dant
buhh-dum-dum-dant
buhh-dum doo-da-da
buhh-dum-dum-dant

The words are:

The ants in France
Wear underpants
They say “Ooo-lah-lahs”
and put on bras

And now you know what’s been running through my head all morning. Why? How should I know. At least it’s better than when I had the Bangles Go-Go’s stuck in my head singing “Out tits are real” instead of the more popular version of the song about their lips being sealed.

No you will never get the last 45 seconds of your life back. It’s the risk you take coming to this site.

Sharing

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

This is probably going to be the funniest thing I will see or hear all damn day:

I spent a half hour jumping around my apartment playing air guiter with a broom, which is pretty much the only reason i bought the broom, and quite possibly the only reason why i wanted to live on my own- So i could do such acts without crashing in the floor or pissing off moms or gma with my dreams of playing crazy electro-rock.

Direct quote from Livingdead’s post over at xoxxed.com.

Al this over some new stuff from Bjork. Good times.

Maybe someday

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Maybe someday we’ll see a presidential campaign (hell, any campaign) that was fought and won by the merits of each individual candidates strengths and weaknesses, their political track record and the values that they truly believe in. Wouldn’t that be nice? I think so.

But we really know that something like that will never happen.

Poor, poor Mitt Romney gets caught in a lie at a Staples store speech. Oh wait no, that’s not a lie, that a “technicality”. His campaign isn’t “run” by lobbyist Ron Kaufman, it’s run by his campaign manager. The fact that he has a lobbyist at his side at all times just means that… you know… he must be just there for his witty jokes and bartending skills. No I’m sure he has nothing to do with the campaign at all but he most certainly doesn’t “run” the campaign.

Now I do believe Romney when he says that Kaufman is an unpaid advisor. I believe that because politicians do not pay lobbyists money. Lobbyists pay politicians money. So maybe a more realistic statement would be that Romney is a paid advisor of whatever Kaufman supports. I’m sure there’s a technicality to explain away everything though.