Saturday, February 27, 2010
Friday, February 26, 2010
Thursday, February 25, 2010
I have read four of the five books of this series and was looking forward to this movie. I went into to this movie hearing not so good things about it but I didn't care as I really enjoyed the books and from the commercials it looked like my kind of movie.
Here's a little about the storyline: The protagonist is Percy Jackson, who discovers that he is the son of Poseidon, god of the sea and earthquakes. He learns that the legendary beings of Greek mythology still exist and have always existed, including monsters, Titans, and the Olympians (Greek gods) themselves who dwell in Olympus, which is now situated at the mythical 600th floor of the Empire State Building.
The movie storyline is somewhat similar to the book storyline but with some major differences. I knew going into this that the movie wasn't going to be a copy cat of the book, they never are. But this one left out some major plot points and tweaked the entire main story a bit. But with all that said I really enjoyed the movie. It's very different from the books but on it's own it was a fun adventure with some cool effects and I look forward to seeing it again with my Dad.
I currently work on Deadliest Catch for Discovery. All of the editors are male, the producers are male and most of the AE's and AP's are male. They share low brow humor, speak in explicit language, talk sports and discuss woman in an unflattering ways.. in essence your typical macho guy. I never par take in this as for one I don't drink, use foul language, watch sports or am interested in woman, but I do sit in my office and listen to them go on and on and just marvel out how different I am to your typical male.
Luckily there are some geeks among them so I'll join in a conversation about Star Wars or a recent movie but for the most part I keep to my office, which I 'm sure makes them think I'm anti-social.
There is really is no reason for this blog post other then to talk about a recent observation that I made about my workplace.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
I plugged in the digital monitor and the analog monitor went out, which made me think that I only had a single monitor card. I went to my control panel and noticed I had two monitors in the picture and saw a button that said something like "Extend your computer to other monitor" so I clicked it and voila both monitors were up and my mouse would jump from one to the other.
OMG.. I love my dual monitor, so much work space. Doing a podcast is going to be so much easier.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
While there I have been wanting to get a second monitor for my computer. Since I have started the podcast it seems there is never enough desktop space to work with while recording. So I took some KOTG donations and purchased a really cool and big second monitor. This was unknown to me but I had a digital and analog output for monitors on my computer but I'm not sure if it's a dual video card or not.. guess I'll find out soon.
Can't wait to get this hooked up.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Ewan McGregor appeared on last Friday’s edition of ABC’s Good Morning America to promote his two new films, Ghost Writer and the upcoming LGBT-centered film I Love You Phillip Morris. During the interview, a photo was shown of McGregor kissing his Phillip Morris costar, Jim Carrey in Paris, where they were knighted in the National Order of Arts and Letters at the Ministry of Culture. Several crew members could clearly be heard laughing on the set while GMA host, George Stephanopoulos asked, “What was that about?”
Without missing a beat, McGregor responded, “Well that’s just two men kissing,” as Stephanapoulos joined in on the laughter while McGregor continued, “In this age, in 2010, it’s extraordinary that it’s still an object of humor.”
Stephanopoulos interrupted McGregor, saying “You weren’t just kissing, you were kind of making out there.” McGregor responded, “No, that’s a kiss. That’s just a kiss.”
Good Morning America is America’s second highest rated morning news show, with an average of 4 million viewers. By attempting to make an issue out of the kiss and by joining in on the laughter, Stephanopoulos perpetuates the idea that being gay is a joke. GLAAD applauds McGregor for standing up to Stephanopoulos’ trivial display and will be reaching out to ABC to voice concerns about the tone of these questions.
Sunday, February 21, 2010
PS.. If you are wondering what this is from then I am sad for you as you are missing out on an one of my all time FAVORITE TV series ever.. "Firefly" from Joss Whedon. In one of the episodes tough guy Jayne Cobb gets this hand made hat from his momma.
I loved it just as much my second time. It's still a beautiful world, sweet love story and great commentary about our world. The 3D enhances the visuals but this movie is so good it will be great in 2D when it comes out on DVD. Another cool think is my Dad really enjoyed it. Normally when we get out of movies we say if we liked it or not but don't really discuss it much.. not with this one we talked all the way out of the theater and in the car and a bit when we got home. I could tell his was a favorite and I'm glad we were able to see it in 3D.
Now I want to see it in 3D IMAX before it leaves theaters.. that's my next goal.