Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Movies. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Nokia 8110

Nokia had some classic phones. They brought back the 3310 and now they are bringing back the 8110 - famous for its appearance in The Matrix.

Via The Verge

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

The Mel Brooks Collection

I've tried to swear off collecting things, but I'm tempted by The Mel Brooks Collection - 9 Blu-ray discs for $30. I don't know all the movies, but there are five that would be worth it without the others.

Disc 1: The Twelve Chairs
Disc 2: Blazing Saddles
Disc 3: Young Frankenstein
Disc 4: Silent Movie
Disc 5: High Anxiety
Disc 6: History of the World - Part 1
Disc 7: To Be or Not to Be
Disc 8: Spaceballs
Disc 9: Robin Hood: Men in Tights

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Princess Leia shared "Death Star Plans" with you

I've also thought that 99% of the plot driving problems from Seinfeld would be eliminated if they had mobile phones.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Random Castaway Note

A random conversation led to talking about Castaway. I ended up looking to see if it was based on a true story. (It's not.) I did discover this interesting note about a parody commercial:
A FedEx commercial during the 2003 Super Bowl parodied the final scene of the film, in which Chuck returns a package to its sender. In this version, the woman answers the door, and when Chuck asks what was in the box, the woman replies: "Just a satellite phone, GPS locator, fishing rod, water purifier, and some seeds. Just silly stuff."

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014


So I've been doing a little consulting to keep me a float, I'd like to grow the business. Maybe a movie would help.

Friday, September 13, 2013


I have a feeling this will be the blockbuster action movie of the year!!

Friday, August 2, 2013


Some have complained that the Chromecast is too limited, but I bought it to stream Netflix. If it does anything else, than that is just gravy.

I hooked it up this morning. It took about 10 minutes. Like my thermostat, it advertises a wireless network that you connect to from a laptop/phone/tablet. Once you've connected, you supply the information for your home network and the Chromecast will connect to it.

Once I got it on my network, I opened Netflix on my iPad and told it to send the stream to the TV. It worked like a champ!

The only thing that is a bit clunky is that you have to plug the dongle into a USB charger for power. That keeps it from being 100% wireless all the time, but that's a minor quibble in my book.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Chromecast - a $35 (plus shipping/tax) HDMI dongle for streaming video to your TV. It will stream from Chrome, Youtube, and Netflix. They same more to come - Amazon maybe? You can control it from a PC or tablet. Buy now and you get 3 months of Netflix free. I have a Wii for Netflix in our living room, but the TV in our bedroom isn't connected at all.

I'm in for one.

harrymccracken Now Google’s unveiling Chromecast, a tiny HD-streaming gizmo you plug into a TV’s HDMI. Yup, another Google approach to Net-enabling TVs.
Wed, Jul 24 12:51:50 from Tweetbot for iOS

Friday, July 12, 2013

The book was better.

Sounds like I missed a real winner last night - Sharknado.

DrewUnga The book was better. #sharknadoThu, Jul 11 22:11:56 
from TweetDeck
retweeted by WillWestWNML


And the Top 7 moments from the movie.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Ender's Game Reread

I just finished rereading Ender's Game since I wanted a refresher before the movie comes out. I've got my wife reading it, too. (Her transformation to a total geek is almost complete.) I don't remember when I read the book the first time, but there is a lot more depth to it than I recall. I loved the plot and remembered it for the most part. There were some bits that had escaped me.

If you are interested in buying the book, consider using my Amazon link - I get "rich" at no extra cost to you.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Ready Player One

Based on a recommendation from my brother, I just read Ready Player One. The story takes place in a dystopian future where Halliday, the creator of a massive virtual reality world, is giving away his entire fortune and control of his company to the person/player who solve various puzzles and finds hidden keys within the game. Halliday was a child of the 80's and he has built the puzzles around the pop culture of that time - from movies to video games to music.

It was an easy read and I enjoyed all the references from my (roughly) teenage years. It was a great Adventure!

If you are interested, please purchase the book using my link below, so I can retire early - at no extra cost to you!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Ender's Game

I can't wait... Harry Potter plus the Hunger Games plus SPACESHIPS!!!