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[Thursday, September 27th, 2007 09:27 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 1,306 views]

I just watched the Journeyman pilot last night. I’m usually skeptical about shows dealing with time travel as they tend to be irresponsible with their rules and mythology and fall into the traps of paradox. This show, however, was a pleasant surprise.
I’m not going to summarize the plot, that’s been done elsewhere. I will say that the show did some interesting things with the subject matter. Here we have a story that asks what it …

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[Tuesday, September 25th, 2007 08:30 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 3,894 views]

Another poetry slam from Gemineye. The first one has been quite popular so I figured another would be well received. I like this poem for its references and visual metaphors. This guy is amazing, he impresses me every time. It’s nice to see a poet who doesn’t fit the skinny, black turtle neck, emo stereotype.

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[Monday, September 24th, 2007 10:12 pm GMT -5 | 2 Comments | 35,134 views]

During the whole fancy-smancy Cadillac sponsored CBS premiere night (which I deem successful, more to come) there were, as to be expected, quite a few Cadillac commercials. One stood out most to me. A man driving a Cadillac speeds down a dramatically lit street at night. Shots alternate between the car zooming through downtown, neon lights streaked in the windshield, and the man confidently shifting with dramatic bravado. The voice over says:
You can practice risk …

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[Monday, September 24th, 2007 09:44 pm GMT -5 | 4 Comments | 103,433 views]

I just watched the pilot of The Big Bang Theory on CBS. It was about what I expected. Not great, but I laughed a couple times. Bonus: turns out the main character was Rusty in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. That’s street cred you can’t buy.
The one great thing, other than the credits which pleasantly surprised me, was Kaley Cuoco (pictures follow). She’s a little young (not really, but three years younger than me, and she …

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[Monday, September 24th, 2007 09:13 am GMT -5 | 2 Comments | 1,175 views]

For the past few months I’ve thrown an album or two, per week, into my folder on my company’s shared network. I never knew if anyone was taking advantage of this until I put in Rachael Yamagata’s album. A whole bunch of people thanked me and said they loved it. Who knew, I don’t even think the album is that great, save for a couple songs. Since then I kept with the trend of female …

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[Saturday, September 22nd, 2007 12:56 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 5,835 views]

Shannyn Sossamon (aka #3) will play Coraline, a sexy, seductive vampire that prays on humans in the new show Moonlight premiering Friday September 28th on CBS at 9pm. Sossamon replaces Amber Valletta (Hitch, Transporter 2) in the role. This isn’t the only shift.
The original cast was not as immortal as the bloodsuckers they were playing. Every actor save the male lead has been replaced since the pilot was originally sold to CBS way back …

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[Friday, September 21st, 2007 09:19 am GMT -5 | One Comment | 6,181 views]

Besides this collection of outdoor furniture’s beauty, I was taken by the odd art direction in these photographs which look like they were styled by Anna Faris’s boyfriend from Entourage, dawg. Models with animal heads lounge on the pieces in these dramatic photos. I wouldn’t say I’ve had a recurring nightmare, but it’s always been easy for me to picture a person with an animal’s head and it kind of freaks me out. When I …

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[Thursday, September 20th, 2007 09:00 am GMT -5 | No Comment | 2,894 views]
My Early Muir Owl – a DIY marriage proposal

Using 3D modeling software, a laser cutter, and foam core Chicago designer George Aye crafted a marriage proposal unique enough for over 300,000 views on YouTube.
Update: While they might not comment here, my co-workers had plenty to say about this video (which I sent around as an all staff email.) Best of all was from one Mr. Garratt:
See, there you have a rookie mistake. You set a precedent like that, and what are you going …