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Wednesday, January 30, 2008


Sometimes it's not about what you say, it's all about how you say it.

I saw this today, which perfectly illustrates that point:

If you say the sentence seven times, each time placing the emphasis on a different word, the meaning of the sentence shifts.

1. I Didn’t Say You Stole My Money.
2. I Didn’t Say You Stole My Money.
3. I Didn’t Say You Stole My Money.
4. I Didn’t Say You Stole My Money.
5. I Didn’t Say You Stole My Money.
6. I Didn’t Say You Stole My Money.
7. I Didn’t Say You Stole My Money.

Interesting, no?

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Captain America or Captain Am-I-Rican?

There's a new Captain America in the pages of comic books these days. Steve Rogers died in the recent "Civil War" storyline (don't worry guys, he'll be back), and now there's a new replacement.



And, it's Cap's old sidekick, Bucky. Or, has he's been known recently, The Winter Soldier. He's a bit more of a soldier... carries a gun, shoots people, harder, rougher, and... "shinier"?

There's a bunch of Internet talk about the new costume. The main concern is that it looks like the Puerto Rican flag on his chest instead of Old Glory, the Stars and Stripes.

I like Bucky. I like the Winter Soldier. But "leaner, meaner Bucky" as Cap? I'm not sure. Let's see how it plays out. I mean, you KNOW they have to bring back Steve Rogers. And they will. Somehow.

Thursday, January 24, 2008

"The Moment of Truth"

Fox's new show "The Moment of Truth" is trouble with a capital "T".

It asks the contestant 21 questions, with increasing prize amounts at different levels, up to $500,000. The contestant can leave at any time with the amount of the level they're at. But if the lie detector says they lied, then the contestant loses everything.

But the trouble lies in the questions. I'm telling you, some of these people are getting divorced, or fired, or charged with something. Some of the questions are serious. Very serious.

"Have you ever stolen anything at work?"
"Do you think your wife is a good parent?"
"Have you ever 'gone too far' with a client?"
"Have you ever smuggled anything past customs?"
"Do you think you'll still be married to ___ in five years?"
"Have you ever lied under oath?"

All of these questions are T-R-O-U-B-L-E. Watch, it'll happen sooner or later.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008


How am I NOT going to blog about this movie?




Okay, before the movie, I was feeling the hype. Who wasn't? I tried to dodge any spoilers and reviews from anyone who saw it. I liked the idea of the whole secrecy surrounding the plot, story, the monster, etc... Using the "secret project" codename was smart (in my opinion), as it took advantage of all the hype.

After I saw it, I must say, I still liked it. It was a different experience from a normal movie. The whole "handcam" view was shaky, but kinda cool and "real". The premise is that this was recovered footage from one camera's recording.

There were a lot of negative comments by people in the theater around me. Such as this one guy who (many times) during the last half of the movie, couldn't stop saying that he thought it sucked. (Thanks, I heard you the first 5-6 times.)

There is talk of a sequel, featuring footage from other recovered cameras. Which I think would be cool for DVD extras, but I'm not sure how it would work as a separate movie.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

50 Things We Now Know

I like these lists. It sort of lets you know we actually learned something. This list is of things we learned in the year 2007.

50 Things we now know that we didn't know one year ago.