Break your Camera

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Via Kottke, here is a link to pictures on flickr taken by putting the camera in long exposure mode and then tossing it up in the air. [Link]


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IKEA | DRÖMKÖK ÅT ALLA

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Wait till the page loads, then click and hold on the left or right side of the image whilst the image rotates. [Link]


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A History of Violence

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a history of violence

Waterworld
Yesterday I watched Waterworld and A History of Violence. I watched Waterworld before but I felt like watching it again since I remember I had really liked it the first time I watched it. When Waterworld first came out I don’t think there was any movie like it, or at least I don’t remember knowing of one. Waterworld was the first movie I watched were the whole world had been destroyed because of a natural disaster. Now there are other movies like that for example The Day After Tomorrow. The thing is with new movies they really love showing earth devastated, in Waterworld we have just one small brief scene where you actually see whats left of the cities and you barely see anything. Thats because Waterworld came out a decade ago and they didn’t have the technology we have today to computer render vast cities destroyed and buried below the ocean. When Waterworld came out it was the most expensive movie ever made coming in at over $200 million and I am sure if they redid the movie today it would cost just a small fraction of that.

A History of Violence
Anyway the second movie I watched I was really looking forward to because it was directed by David Cronenberg. The movie is called A History of Violence and stars Viggo Mortensen who previously played the role of Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings series and Lucifer in The Prophecy. Here is the plot summary from IMDB:

Based on the graphic novel by John Wagner and Vince Locke, A History of Violence is the tale of Tom Stall. Tom is a loving family man and well-respected citizen of a small Indiana town. But when two savage criminals show up at his diner, Tom is forced to take action and thwart the robbery attempt. Suddenly heralded as a hero who took the courage to stand up to crime, people look up to Tom as a man of high moral regard. But all that media attention has the likes of mobsters showing up at his doorstep, charging that Tom is someone else they’ve been looking for. Is it a case of mistaken identity or does Tom have a history that no one knows about? Either way, someone’s about to find out if there’s a history of violence.

So I watched the movie and I have to say, this is the most “normal” movie directed by Cronenberg. Its not a bad movie, I mean I did enjoy it but it was really missing Cronenbergs signatures. There wasn’t any excess sex, violence or graphic scenes. There wasn’t a twisted story or even a weird ending! I was disappointed of course but at least I got to see Maria Bello (Coyote Ugly, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, ER) nude in one scene.


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Tara Reid Rocks!

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10 Biggest Party Animals in Hollywood poll, compiled by American magazine In Touch.

1. Tara Reid
2. Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs
3. Paris Hilton
4. Avril Lavigne
5. Wilmer Valderrama
6. Colin Farrell
7. Jessica Simpson
8. Jamie Foxx
9. Lindsay Lohan
10. Owen Wilson


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Car Explosion Video

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Video taken in Baghdad showing a car explosion. Fucking freaky. [Link]

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PowerPage Redesign

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Yesterday PowerPage redesigned their website. I think I liked the older design better. [Link]


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Apple Event Observations

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Daring Fireball has posted some interesting observations from yesterdays Apple event. The most interesting ones to me are:

- The new iPods do not support FireWire
- The itunes video downloads are low-res 320×240
- Video playback battery life sucks. 2hrs for 30gb, 3hrs for 60

Here is the full list. [Link]

One thing I would like to add here. When I got my first iPod it came with a case, remote control and a power adapter. The new iPods don’t come with either and that really sucks.


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Links to Keep you Busy

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I don’t know if I will be posting much this weekend so here are some links to keep you busy:

http://del.icio.us/popular/
http://waxy.org/links/
http://kottke.org/remainder/
http://engadget.com/
http://metafilter.com/
http://feeds.248am.com/


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Happy Endings

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Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids
I watched one and a half movies yesterday. I started watching Born Into Brothels: Calcutta’s Red Light Kids but I got bored 30 minutes into it and left to go have lunch. I knew it was going to be a documentary but I didn’t think they literally meant a documentary. Plus there was no nudity and all they were focusing around were these young kids growing up to in the brothels were their mothers work. Pretty boring stuff, would rather it have been a movie about the prostitutes themselves and not the kids or atleast I was expecting them to focus more on the prostitution part. The first 30 minutes I watched was about how they were teaching the kids to use the camera and take pictures!

Happy Endings
The second movie I watched was called Happy Endings. I really liked this movie a lot and I think its my favorite Tom Arnold movie ever. I really like Tom Arnold but in most of the movies he is just too silly so it was a good change to watch him take a serious role. It really suites him a lot. I won’t summarize the story in the movie since the movie is actually made up of many little stories that all interweave, kinda like Magnolia just not as hardcore. I actually had the movie for a couple of days now but I kept putting off watching it because I figured I would hate the movie because Lisa Kudrow acts in it. I really hate her, she is really annoying on Friends and I wouldn’t have been able to stand her for 2 hours in a movie. Luckily shes a completely different person in this movie, she’s allot more mature, quieter, not as high pitched and darker. I think this is probably one of her best movie roles also. Oh and Will’s cop boyfriend from the show Will & Grace is also in this movie which is pretty cool. So anyway, from the recent movies I’ve watched, this is one of the top 3. Its a happy movie with many happy endings that will put you in a happy state of mind.


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Marina Skylight

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They finally opened the roof tonight at Marina Mall. I’ve only seen the roof open once when they first opened Marina Mall, since then I tell people that the roof opens and no one believes me. So here is the proof!


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