Archive for June, 2007

I got an iPhone

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 29, 2007 by Budd Black

Sike!  I mean, if I want to surf the net, I will do it on something with a connectin faster than dialup.  I will also do it on something where I don't have to scroll back and forth and up and down just to read a single paragraph (this is after enlarging it and flipping the screen of course). 

If I want to send an email, I will do that from a computer as well.  I can only imagine trying to hit the right touch key on that tiny keyboard.  Heck, I can hardly hit the right one on my regular fullsized keyboard. 

If I want to take a picture, I will use my digital camera that has more megapixels. 

If I want to look at pictures, I will get a photo album. 

If I want to listen to music, I have my mini and nano.

If I want to talk on the phone, wait, why would I want to talk on the phone.  I hate cellular phones and really talking on phones in general.  Why would I want a phone that follows me around. 

If I want to throw money away, I will take it out of my wallet and put it in the trash can.

Basically, the iPhone is a wannabe laptop that makes phone calls.  Just give me the lap top. 

I heard an interview with an iTard that said that he trusted Steve Jobs judgement about the iPhone even though he hadn't used one yet.  This is the same judgement that limited the phone to AT&T for 5 years with a substandard internet connection.  Yeah, I trust him to.


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Important Message

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on June 28, 2007 by Budd Black

I have nothing to say today. 

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TV Talk

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on June 28, 2007 by Budd Black

So I have been watching On the Lot on Fox.  There are a couple of really talented filmmakers on the show.  The show to this point has been rather lackluster though.  Last night was the change.  Of the six films only one of them missed the mark.  There were three really good ones that had me laughing but the best of the night was Die Hardly Working.   

I have also been catching Meadowlands on Showtime.  The show hasn't really hooked me.  It is strange and quirky, but I just haven't been drawn in. 

Oh well, time to catch up to the stuff on the DVR.

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Raising SciFi Kids Group

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 27, 2007 by Budd Black

Are you a sci-fi geek from way back?  Do you plan to pass your geekiness on to your own spawn?  Are you the result of either of the above statements?  Did your child develop a love for sci-fi on there own.  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you will feel at home here. Join us in  the Raising Sci-Fi Kids group to stay up to date on what is safe for your kids as well as some discussion on introducing your child to some of your childhood favorites.  

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Question of the day

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 26, 2007 by Budd Black

If Aliens have green blood, what color blood do illegal aliens have?  Discuss.

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Movie Reviews

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on June 26, 2007 by Budd Black

The Prestige- Was good.  Was one of those movies you wouldn't mind seeing twice.  Is it just me or can Christian Bale act.  And does anyone else long to see a movie staring Christian Bale and Kristen Bell just to confuse people.  I regress, the Prestige is highly recommended.

Alien Apocalypse-  This is a scifi channel gem starring Bruce Campbell.  The cheese runeth over.  The acting was horrible, but not to be underdone by the writing.  The special effects were bad and a lot of footage was used over and over.  OMG, SciFi Channel, quit making movies.  This movie can still be entertaining in an MST3K kind of way.

I am a Cyborg, but That is Okay-  This is a Korean movie that is bizarre and strangley moving.  It stars the pop musician Rain (yes, he sings in the movie) and the girl from A Tale of Two Sisters.  The movie takes place in mental hospital and has lots of quirky moments.  *note: this review is from someone who does not speak Korean and watched this movie in Korean without subtitles.  My wife did translate whenever she felt like it.*  If you speak Korean or have a translator or can find an English subtitled copy, watch this movie.

Mr. Robin's Koshigi-  As someone that is poorly versed in the Korean language, I was unfamiliar with the word Koshigi (seduction).  However, I did know the word Kashigi (private part), so imagine the look on my face when my wife told me the title of this movie.  Starring Uhm, Jung-Hwa (that boy is poison-Korean popstar) and Daniel Henney.  This movie is half in Englisha and half in Korean.  My wife kept trying to translate but I had to cut her off.  I knew what they were saying just by context.  It is Korean romantic comedy in the tradition of but not as good as My Sassy Girl.  It was worth a watch though.

The Host or should I cal it Gwa Mul being as I also saw the Korean language version of this.  As it is a creature feature, that didn't matter much.  This movie was very good and had some good gross out moments.  Part two is in production as we speak.  See this movie.


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Going Over to the Dark Side

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on June 25, 2007 by Budd Black

My 6 y/o, as noted in previous posts, is enamoured with Pokemon.  This contagion has carried over to my 2 year old (almost 3).  They love watching pokemon, in the interest of spending time with my daughters and something they love.  I watch the show with them.  It isn't the greatest of cartoons, and I would honestly rather watch something else (Teen Titans anyone?), but it does have its redeeming qualities.  For instance,  it teaches children good sportsmanship.  Of course, that is the only thing I can think of right now. 

The love for the show, naturally, grew into a love for the card game.  I bought her some cards last year and she didn't really catch on to the game.  It involves reading and she didn't yet know how to read or do the math that the game requires.  Now that she is out of kindergarten and can do these things.  It is something she wants to do a lot.

Yesterday, I crossed over to the dark side.  I went to the gaming store and bought a starter deck of Pokemon: Diamond and Pearl so I could play against my daughter.  I figure it is the best way for her to get better and she can have at least one other person around to play the game against.  Last night I bought her some pink dice and a dice bag for use in the play of the game (the game requires a coin, but have any of you asked a 6 year old to flip a coin and not lost an eye lately.  The dice work really well as damage counters). 

I think I may have to buy some booster packs to pump up my deck.

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