Archive for the ‘entertainment’ category

Wild Thing… I Think I Love You…

April 2, 2009

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I remember this book from when I was a child. I always loved the illustrations, but thought the story was strange. We have a copy of the book now, and I was right!  The trailer for this movie is riveting… and emotive journey with indie rock styling. I so wish this movie had come out when I was a kid!  I would also love to get one of the posters from the movie (above).

Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich) produced the film and Jim Henson’s (Muppets) Creature Shop did the costuming. It comes out in October…and I am all in.

Instead of embedding the trailer, I am linking to the high res version on apple’s website. CHECK IT!
http://www.apple.com/trailers/wb/wherethewildthingsare/

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Wingsuit Base jumping

January 23, 2009

They  look like flying squirrels jumping off cliffs. Crazy.

Click HERE to watch video.

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[hit to my bro Joe]

Sneezing Monkey

December 17, 2008

Gazoontite my furry friend!
I want more of this. Give that chimp a pepper sandwich.

Have you noticed that monkey humor connects with all cultures and peoples?
It is making this world smaller ….and better.

Merry Christmas.

Kid Terrified of Puppets

December 8, 2008

I am still trying to sort out why I am so entertained by this. Maybe because I have acted just like this, especially when chased by a bee or had a spider crawling on me.

[Hit to Mark]

Monkeys on Ice

November 26, 2008

Something to warm your heart this holiday season.

Put on a fresh pot of hot water for tea and cocoa.
Gather the kids, aunt helen and uncle gene around the computer…
and watch the grace and strength of monkey’s on ice. Happy Thanksgiving.

Will tangible media be extinct?

November 19, 2008

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I sometimes read Steve Rubel’s blog Micro Persuasion. In a recent post Steve contended that, “by January 2014 I will wager that in the US almost all forms of tangible media will either be in sharp decline or completely extinct. I am not just talking about print, but all tangible forms of media – newspapers, magazines, books, DVDs, boxed software and video games.”

He followed up his bold claim with several links to media companies efforts to move away from tangible media. While I would not be so bold to put a date on it, I tend to agree that tangible media forms will be greatly reduced in the next decade, for good reason.

He describes in an earlier post ways to go “media green” and help the environment by moving away from paper forms to digital forms of media. I like the way Steve is thinking, but apparently many people disagree… most people who have taken the online poll on his blog have voted, “you’re crazy”!!

What do you think?

What Makes a Book Tick…

October 20, 2008

I found a blog post about stunning sculptures created from used books. These amazing creations are called by some “book dissections” or “book autopsies”. I tend to not see them as being something so grim! Click here to see more about “The Bittersweet Art of Cutting Up Books.”