Saturday, June 13, 2009
Fox even interjects when asked if she wanted to follow in Jolie's footsteps of starting out as a sex symbol before taking on serious roles.
"Angelina Jolie was always a Method actress," she says. "She'd been nominated for Golden Globes before she ever did 'Tomb Raider'."I think Megan is being very cool here.
Celebrity-hysteria is way out of control, though. There seems to be an insatiable hunger for ever more young, pretty idols to put on pedestals, shower with gold, and then tear down and devour. I mean, Megan has been in two action movies, she is pretty, and suddenly she is a top-flight star? Come on.
It sounds like she is grounded though, for which I congratulate her. It's a good thing in any life, but the movie star business can be lethal if you're not, sometimes literally.
Friday, June 12, 2009
Hi-rez version here.
Here's a funny thing, for some weird reason, this video was linked as "related video" to the iPhone art one. Didn't see that one coming. But I must say I never saw the day coming when we would witness an official Gillette video on how to shave your groin!
(Note one might think an electric razor would be more gentle in that area. Not so. Now you know. :-)
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Pictures - video - article.
It's a really cool house in many ways, but the one thing I just don't get is that you can't see the waterfall from inside! That's like hiring a world-class chef and then always just ordering chinese take-out.
Since we don't seem to have the faintest clue what consciousness really is, I don't think reincarnation needs to go against any faith, not even materialism.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
I've known Gail for ten years now, we started talking because she's a rock journalist, and I asked her questions about some of my fave bands, like Ministry and Skinny Puppy, who she'd interviewed.
(She also interviewed me years ago.)
Tuesday, June 09, 2009
Phil Schiller has slimmed down. Good for him, for a while there, he just got bigger every time we saw him.
Update: an interesting development is an upcoming e-book buying and reading app for the iPhone. I prefer bigger screens, but I admit it's a very clear screen, and the interface looks just excellent (short demo about 1.20 in the keynote). I'm sure it'll be popular.
I'm doubtful though about reading magazines on the iPhone screen (they will have lots of mags and newspapers available for subscription). I don't even like many regular web pages on my iPod touch, very often the screen is simply too small for it work well.
Update: one weak feature of the first two generations of iPhones has been the camera. It was just not very good. And now they finally updated it to a new one, 3MP. I'll be interested to see how good the results are from it, it might be the thing which makes me finally get an iPhone myself, so I finally can always have a camera on me.
Judging from the keynote (about 1.48), it seems really promising. And even has video.
And I need one of these:
Well, I'm doing the basics, fluids, vitamins, rest.
Another couple of fun Japanese inventions.
The butter stick really tickles my funny bone.
At first I thought this was for the toddler's protection, and a neat idea:
But heck, I guess they can pitch in with the housework too.
Monday, June 08, 2009
I would love to make a comment, but "anonymous" has found me out to be an idiot, so I won't further validate the opinion of "anonymous."
For new readers: we have an occasional commenter, usually writing as "anonymous", who can be rather direct with his/her comments. Once when pressed, he/she gave the name Josie.
I still welcome your comments. I have refrained from deleting any comments at all, ever, even those who are not comments on ideas or issues, but on people.
I can take criticism, or at least I'm trying to learn. And I let all comments remain, so people can see that I'm not editing in order to make myself look better. But it's not just me, I'm not the only one you're addressing, so I have others to consider.
How about a little more civility, huh? Personal attacks either on me or on other commenters are not all that productive, in my opinion. We're all friends here.
Respectfully yours, Eolake
For example Cary Grant, he got more money for one day's filming than many people make in a lifetime. And yet he was famous for always Being Elsewhere when the check arrived in restaurants. Amazing.
My dad told of when he was a lad, he was sent by his dad, a house painter, to collect a bill from one of the richer families in town. But always when he arrived, they would "sadly" only have a five hundred kroner bill, which was a big amount of money in those days (boggles the mind they even made such a bill), and of course he couldn't give change. So one day his father sent him first to his friend the butcher Karl, and actually borrowed the necessary change before he went. Problem solved.
He's by the way a prime example of a widespread modern speech-impediment (two of them actually)... If you were to make a drinking game of how many times he says "like" or "you know" even in this short video, you'd get alcohol poisoning.
Of course I was making fun rather of the need to see celebrities from 360 degrees in the same nanosecond. Not so much the system. I'm sure there will be actual good uses for a system like this, in science for instance.
Sunday, June 07, 2009
"according to the survey by US and Canadian sex therapists, what most people describe as 'satisfactory' sex usually lasts anywhere between three and 13 minutes."
My "9" preview comment would be:
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Why am I so interested in this camera (and future ones in the same category)? Because I'm a walk-around photographer. I love walking around for hours, photographing, maybe mix it with sight-seeing and lunch with friends. And a regular DSLR like my Nikon D90 is just not handy in such a situation, it takes too much attention, both from yourself and from others. On the other hand, while pocket cameras now, especially Canon's, give amazing image quality, in some aspects (like speed and low depth-of-field and low-light), they are not really "serious" cameras. It's technically possible now to have the best of both worlds, and I hope we get it soon.