Archives for: October 2009

Detroit + Palestine = Brilliant!

October 28th, 2009
So neal just pointed me to this article about a huge land auction in Detroit going largely unsold. And it mentions that the amount of vacant land inside Detroit is almost the size of Boston; the properties for sale in the auction amounted to the size of… more »

Best... Downfall... Parody... Ever...

October 28th, 2009
I've enjoyed the various "Downfall" parodies that I've seen... the World of Warcraft one, the Burning Man one, others. But now comes the very best "Downfall" parody of all, engendered by Constantin Films (the creators of "Downfall") DMCA takedown of… more »

You Can't Get That Here

October 28th, 2009
I am temperamentally inclined to support independent bookstores. I like small business and small business owners and I dislike large corporations. I like creating a rapport, real or imagined, with the person I am buying things from. I root for the under… more »

Random Thoughts LCIX

October 14th, 2009
1) I may be the only person in the world who still types out "http://" before entering a URL in a web browser. 2) In any building with multiple elevator banks, only one of the elevators should stop at the second (or "first", if you're a European) flo… more »

Reviews: District 9, Ponyo, Outlander, Zombieland

October 7th, 2009
District 9 - 7.5/10 I enjoyed District 9, and I feel a little guilty giving it only a seven and a half because I suspect that my impression is colored by the very high expectations I had going in. It was a little gorier than I would have liked, and a… more »