Thursday, November 20, 2008

MINI Photos in 2009 Calendar!

Forgot to post this - I got two photographs in 2009's's MINI Motoring calendar. I've been trying to get into this thing for three years now, and this year two of my images were selected.

You can see the winning entries HERE - my photos are July's and October's.



Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

OMG! New trailers!

Wow! It's looking like 2009 will be one of the best movie years in recent memory. Check these out!

The new Star Trek trailer...

Harry Pottter and the Half-Blood Prince... well the book was good anyway.

and... Watchmen!!!

I'm really trying to not get too "fanboi-ish", as I've been let down before, but... Dayum.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008

RIP - Michael Crichton

Just saw on HuffPo that Michael Crichton, author of such books as the Andromeda Strain and the Jurassic Park series, as well as the creator of the TV show ER, has died to day at age 66. My condolences go out to his family - he'll be missed.

From the HuffPo article linked above:

"Michael's talent out-scaled even his own dinosaurs of `Jurassic Park,'" said "Jurassic Park" director Steven Spielberg, a friend of Crichton's for 40 years. "He was the greatest at blending science with big theatrical concepts, which is what gave credibility to dinosaurs again walking the Earth. ... Michael was a gentle soul who reserved his flamboyant side for his novels. There is no one in the wings that will ever take his place."

John Wells, executive producer of "ER" called the author "an extraordinary man. Brilliant, funny, erudite, gracious, exceptionally inquisitive and always thoughtful.

"No lunch with Michael lasted less than three hours and no subject was too prosaic or obscure to attract his interest. Sexual politics, medical and scientific ethics, anthropology, archaeology, economics, astronomy, astrology, quantum physics, and molecular biology were all regular topics of conversation."

Monday, November 3, 2008

SNL Does Olbermann

Oh. My. God. Quite possibly the funniest thing I've seen come out of SNL all year (Tina Fey's amazing Sarah Palin included).


EDIT: OK, this was hilarious as well... I cannot believe that Tina Fey had the ginormous brass balls to hold up that "Palin 2012" shirt and talk about "goin' rogue" with McCain standing right there beside her. Amazing.