What do we do now?!

I can’t believe this actually exists! I told TK that Homeland Security was going to recruit him to be a part of the First Encounter Assault Recon team based on his adept gameplay skillz. Which immediately got me thinking about The Last Starfighter (<geek> as I told him he would be battling the Kodan Armada and that the guy’s codename was Centauri </geek>). So off on a tangent I do a Google search and I find a link to download the full version of the never released game! Download the Last Starfighter here! Fantastic!

As heard on the radio in Budapest

Fianlly getting to organizing a ton of CDs and DVDs in the office. I happened upon this gem and had to post it up for Mark! Your guesses as to the relevence of this classic should go in the comments – maybe Mark (or Dave, or TK, or Brian) will even explain! I seriously couldn’t stop laughing!

You need the evening action
A place to dine, a glass of wine
A little late romance


From one entry about cars to another! I can’t help it, I’m too excited about what I accomplished this past weekend not to post about it! Yes, part of this weekend did involve seeing Pixar’s Cars but I’ll get to that in a moment. First I must get to these videos!

YES! The Beast is finally running again! I could hardly believe it myself! With the assortment of parts I have in my GTI from different VWs, I was quite hesitant to start it up for the first time – but start it did! Besides a minor oil-leak (which I already know how to fix) it runs great! I have quiet a few other things to take care of before its an everyday driver, but this was a HUGE first step!

To celebrate this momentous occasion, Katty and I caught a showing of Cars on Sunday night! I very much enjoyed it! There is humor for everybody, but I REALLY enjoyed the stuff targeted to the car crowd! It really got me stoked to go on a nice scenic drive with the GTI!
Continue reading Cars!

V for Vendetta

Katty and I went to see V for Vendetta last night at the IMAX with our friends Ben and Corie last night. Ben had e-mailed me in November about going to see it, but the movie was delayed – the filmmakers deny that the delay had anything to do with the actual London bombings. I didn’t really know what to expect, besides the fact that it was a Wachowski brothers film – I half expected some new Matrix like effects, nothing really new there. Though my expectations weren’t met as far as new effects, the movie was fantastic! Natalie was incredible as Evey! I really enjoyed it… way more than I thought I would! That being said, I think that my recent exposure to marches and protests made the “power to the people” message even more relevant. Will definitely see it again!

As an aside – shouldn’t an “IMAX” movie fill the whole screen? I could have sworn that when I saw The Matrix: Revolutions at the IMAX – it filled the whole screen top to bottom. V for Vendetta seemed more like a 16:9 than 4:3 aspect ratio. That being said, the picture was crystal clear and the sound was incredible!

We had a blast with Ben and Corie and ended up at the Cheesecake Factory (which we can’t seem to avoid) afterwards discussing the future of their website ForcesOfEvil.net among many other things. Maybe linking them will motivate them to update?!

Update:Found this little tidbit on IMAX DMR:

IMAX DMR™ is a process by which a conventional 35mm cinema film is digitally re-mastered into IMAX’s larger-than-life format (15/70mm size and resolution).
Each individual 35mm frame is converted to high res digital format; the IMAX DMR™ software then removes the 35mm grain structure and creates an enhanced IMAX version with incredible visual clarity. Once the process is complete, V for Vendetta: The IMAX Experience film format will be 10 times larger than its original!
Please note: the dimensions of the original 35mm movie remain and so the DMR film does not completely fill the entire IMAX screen.

More info on IMAX DMR