Saturday, August 30, 2008

I Think It Was Better Than I Thought It Was

August 30th. I declare the summer movie season to be over.

The summer laid out pretty much how I expected when I planned out my summer movie viewing back in April.

Dark Knight, Iron Man, Hellboy, Indiana Jones... loved them all. Sex in the City was good, so was Hulk, and Kung Fu Panda was good too. (Didn't manage to see Get Smart somehow)

However, there was one notable exception.

Prince Caspian.

I wasn't happy with it at all. I didn't enjoy it nearly as much as the first Narnia movie. Choppy, unclear, and not a good interpretation of the book either.

However, I think I have to change my tune.

It all happened a few weeks ago, when my little guy and I started playing the Prince Caspian game on our Wii.

Every few levels we progressed, we would be rewarded by a cut scene directly from the movie.

I found myself saying things like, "Huh?" "When did this happen?" "They snuck into the castle and there was a big battle?" and such. On and on it went.

It turns out that I must have slept through at least half the movie. I *do* remember being a little dozy at one point, but it seems that it went a little further than that.

And, based on the cut scenes I've been seeing in the video game, it was a pretty good movie after all.

I wonder when it comes out on DVD?

Because now I can't wait to see it.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Blinky, meet.... Chompy

Shades of "The Simpsons":

Remember Blinky, the three-eyed fish that was found in the water by the nuclear power plant?

Well.. meet Chompy:

Unfortunately, he's a real fish with two mouths. And I don't think he's a shining example of natural evolution.

More on it on the CBC website here:

Ugh. This can't be good.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Taking the Phrase "Well Travelled" to Great Lengths...

Look at this video and tell me you're not jealous of this guy. Not his dancing skills, but his... well, just watch the video and see what I mean.

You can see more at

Tuesday, August 12, 2008


Here's a picture from the family archives. It's not too dusty, it was only taken about a month ago.

I call it:

"The exact moment when my little nephew decides that Dodgeball maybe isn't the sport for him"

Not exactly a shot for the Sports Hall of Fame or anything, but compelling nonetheless.


Sunday, August 10, 2008

Grooming Disasters Averted Worldwide

You know, I've had a beard for... um, a long time. And it's been cut down to a goatee since... um, around 2000 I think.

So I've had my share of grooming upsets. Occasionally I've trimmed something a little too close with the clippers, and had to run a little lopsided for a few days or weeks. In fact, back when I grew actual hair on the sides of my head, I even had a triangular chunk shaved off it (I knew there was a problem when my wife said, "Ooops!") which I had to walk around with for two weeks.

So my point is that grooming incidents can happen to even the most competent of us.

NOW, miracle technology has been developed so that even a total moron can grow a goatee.

Please consider, for your viewing pleasure, the Goatee Saver:

Isn't that charming?

I'll save you reading the manual: Hold it in your teeth and shave around it.

So now, if you know a total moron who can't normally walk and chew gum, who is nevertheless sporting a totally symmetrical goatee, you can smile and say to yourself, "Goatee Saver."