• Sidetracked

    Listen to JJ Abrams being interrupted

    Get ready for a heart pounding edge of your seat experience. You may not be a fan of the original Star Trek or any other permutation since Shatner, but if you’re a fan of JJ Abram’s previous cliff hanging works like the Alias TV series, then you’ll enjoy THIS Star Trek. The evil red ball of goo makes an appearance too!

    The three disc Blu-ray  set is full of extra materials, most importantly, frequent appearances by director JJ Abrams himself. If you’ve seen him in TV interviews, you know how JJ starts talking about something, remembers something else, and does not finish saying whatever is on his mind. You’ll see that the executive producers and editors know this behavior and finish his sentences for him! This is especially apparent in the commentaries. If you want to sit through the movie with a handful of geeks interrupting each other, turn on the commentaries, sit back, relax, and enjoy!

  • Confusion

    Zen (Un)Happiness

    Suddenly I noticed that I wasn’t happy. So I picked up a book at the local B&N. I did not buy it, I picked it up, read about half of it, then returned it to the shelf. I don’t quite remember the title, but it was a red and yellow book about Zen and Happiness.

    The book had nothing to do about Zen Buddhism. It just took a Zen-ish approach to achieving happiness so that un-happiness would not get in the way of achieving it. Of course. Logically it totally makes sense. If you want to be happy, don’t be unhappy!

    Anyways, the book didn’t help me achieve happiness. It actually made me feel worse by reiterating that the unhappiness around me was created by my own unwillingness to be happy. So, it was all my fault after all.

  • Confusion

    Awoke in a sweat again

    Lately, I’ve been waking in sweat. Usually preceded by a nightmare. Last night’s dream was actually awesome… well if snatching a brand new iPod from the wreckage of a plane crash is cool to you.

  • Confusion

    Why did the chicken jump in front of the car?

    This year, the BBC created a April Fool’s joke film about penguins flying. It was pretty well made and the CG was quite convincing. Then it got me thinking, if penguins should even be called “birds” any more.

    Someone else’s blog pointed out that a bird that cannot fly is a bird no more. Of course, it was a displaced comment on how he feels that some people are not worthy of their title once they become delinquent in exercising their abilities. This, after seeing a pigeon cross the street by walking instead of flying.

    That got me thinking of the age old joke, “Why did the chicken cross the road”? The chicken really didn’t want to get to the other side, she wanted to die.