November 12, 2005
The Pope weighs in on evolution vs whatever
Via the New York Times:
I'm confused as to why this article is so short. Where does Benedict stand on other scientific type things? What's the deal with black holes? Has he looked over Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's Last Theorem, because I'm not buying it until Benny gives it the okay. And is this gravity thing for real? I need answers, Pope.
November 11, 2005
Watchmen X-Treme, I mean Absolute Edition
My parents got me the newly restored Watchmen for my birthday, and I want you to keep in mind that I'm very happy with it, and I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth. A friend of mine worked very hard on the restoration and the book looks great. However:
There's a reason that box sets exist. When there are multiple items in a series, be they books, cds, or dvds, it's very helpful to be able to keep them together in a container of some sort. Like a box. But see, Watchmen Absolute Edition is just one book. Putting it in a box is stupid. Why don't they put it in a paper bag too, maybe they could charge another twenty bucks. Or put the paper bag in a plastic bag like they do at the supermarket. Or put an even bigger box around the first box and put a diary-esque lock on it. Or ship it with a couple spare boxes in case you get bored of the first box, and put all the boxes in one of those Prisoner man-eating bubbles. The possibilities are endless.
November 6, 2005
A Very Primer Halloween
I decided to be one of the guys from the movie Primer this year. That other guy, I met that night and he was wearing what could almost pass for a Primer outfit, only he had a blonde, Dutch-style wig, so I asked him to take it off and claim to be the other guy from Primer for the purpose of the photo.
Here's a still from the movie, for comparison:
Before you go thinking that it's a lazy outfit because it's just a shirt and tie, I got my haircut specifically to look like the guy, bringing in a photo to show the lady that cut it. And I also have an earpiece.
Haven't seen Primer? Neither has anyone else, it turns out.