If I hear, “Hey, Soul Sister,” one more time on the radio, I’m going to explode.

Also, sorry for the lack of updates. I’ve been working like crazy (lie). Not really, but my allergies have been kicking my ass, leaving me feeling pretty sickly. So, there you go, excuse.

I’m going to go see Kick-Ass tomorrow.

I’ve got a headache.



Looks interesting.

Nolan calls 3D an interesting development. I despise 3D. I despise Warner Bros. making all of their tentpole movies 3D. I don’t see the point of 3D. I’m not a film-tech geek, I can’t talk to you too much about 35mm and 70mm film. I’m not going to be the one to say that the soul of an image is in type of mechanism used (film over digital). Hell, most of the movies I see are in digital format. I can’t remember the last time I saw a movie on film, it’s been a long time.

At any rate, I digress. From my perspective, 3D is about money, not progress. Avatar made a staggering amount of money. Executives like money, so on and so forth. Avatar was a technological showpiece. In terms of plot and character development, it was nothing short of a shitstorm (or if you’re Doug Benson, the movie should be Avatard).


So, I started writing a “review” of Up in the Air and I immediately erased it. I remember my 12th grade English teacher said that we couldn’t call any of the things we’ve read a, “literary masterpiece,” simply because we’re not experts. We, the students, have not studied enough to have any real definitive say on literature. Sure, we can interpret and give opinions, but to critique…I don’t think we’re qualified (at least, I don’t think I am). I feel the same way about movies. While I’ll pick apart the movies and focus on what I think is that director’s style or message, I really don’t know. I can’t say his/her movie is the best of any genre, I can’t say it beats “X” film. I simply am not qualified.

So, I’ll tell you this. I enjoyed Up in the Air. I think it’s one of the smoothest movies I’ve seen. It’s a beautiful balancing act between a character piece and a comedy. At the end of the day, I’ll just say I think it’s a movie that’s extremely watchable.


i’m drifting, drifting away

I love, love, love, love all my politician friends. Hell, I didn’t know I had so many. It turns out, all of my friends are majoring in political science and are doing their best to share their knowledge on the health care bill. Ah, god bless them, holding to their values and morals as if they’re on a sinking ship, you’ve got to love them.

So. It’s been a while. Should I put on some mood music? Huh? How about a little white wine? Yeah, that sounds about right.
Watch Breaking Bad. Just do it. It’s about meth, cancer, and family: everything you need in a tv show.
I don’t have much to update you on. Truth be told, if you want to see what I find interesting, I’ve got links to my daily sites all in the sidebar. Click over there, you won’t be disappointed, they’re all quality sites. Now, I will be giving a review of Up in the Air tomorrow probably. I don’t normally like to give reviews, because, well I’m not qualified to give them. I’m no expert in any field, so…it’ll probably be that I’ll give you my thoughts on it.

Spike Jonze’s short, I’m Here, is online.I’m Here The site only gives out 700 viewings a day, so don’t forget to check back the next day if you don’t get a “ticket.” I still haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t tell you too much about it.

Esquire has a ton of new music recommendations on its site. Esquire. They list a ton of bands from SXSW and, “songs that every man should be listening to.”

Give me tattoo recommendations.


if you are nothing, don’t ask for something

I don’t know if I ever posted a single one of these on
the website so I’m taking the liberty of doing it now.
I have, over the past few months, created video reviews for
recent games and movies. Take a look and if you haven’t
seen something that CR has recommended, take the time to
enjoy something new 🙂


So I decided to share a little something about myself. As most of you probably don’t know, I was obsessed with skateboarding when I was a kid. This went on for about four or five years. I couldn’t skate worth a damn, but I ate it up. If I saw skate magazines, I’d want them. If I saw a pair of Fallen shoes, I’d want them. The long and short of it is, I’ve always been a big fan of skateboarding but I’ve never been a skateboarder. One of my favorite street skateboarders is Chris Haslam. Check it out:

My A40 headset comes in on Tuesday. That is all
Looks Like I’ll need to update my computer CIV V. Not CIV IV, but CIV V. I sank so many hours into Civilization IV that I’m afraid that the sequel might drag me down underneath the waves, far away from society. If you don’t know about the Civilization series, it was (until recently) a pc-exclusive RTS game. Basically it’s all about managing and upgrading a, you guessed it, Civilization.
Offline? NO Assassin’s Creed for you! Ubisoft’s DRM is retarded. If you buy ACII for the PC, you have to be online to play the game. If your network or Ubisoft’s servers go down, it boots you from the game. Lame.
FIFTH? You’ve got to be kidding me
Like a dumb-dumb, I forgot to tell you guys about the article on Roger Ebert posted on Esquire on tuesday. It’s awesome and definitely worth the read. So, read it: HERE
SIXTH! I’m leaving, seriously? Six. Come on
I know I said I’d post pictures of my painting on LPEP, but I just haven’t had the time to take them and upload them. SO, expect them today. i’ll post a link-a-doodle in a new post so you can check it out.


Spike Jonze gets a prank pulled on him by his WTWTA crew. No embed, but click the link to see. Spike Jonze

via /FILM
I still haven’t seen the movie due to location constraints. When I was at State, going to the movies either required a ride or a taxi. The latter being beyond expensive. Back home, I don’t believe our theater actually put up the movie. At any rate, I’m looking forward to seeing it.
Monsters in Real Places Basically, the link says it all. It’s a blog of monsters in real-life photos. It’s pretty cool.

via DRAWN!
Guess what I bought: I’m not an audiophile by any means, but after listening to music through my Sony MDR-7506s, I realized that I really couldn’t go back to how I previously absorbed media. Enter Astro’s A40s. Great sound and a great mic, is pretty much a win-win. Although the price is pretty steep, it’s an investment.

Also, Chocolate Gaming? I’ve been thinking about an idea and the situation is nowhere close to infancy, but I’ve always been interested in LAN parties and video game competitions. IF I ever stumble upon such an event or get into some sort of competition, I think I’ll try and get Chocolate//Robot into the gaming scene, somehow. I know that all of the members of C//R grew up gaming and it has definitely been of one of our favorite hobbies, so I see it as an evolution of a pastime.


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