On Scenes From My Recent Cruise

@Passion Fruit Or candy.

Posted on May 17, 2012 at 6:48 pm 4

On Big Movie

@Daisy Razor No. The 3D is not worth it. It's post-conversion (i.e. the movie was not filmed in 3D) and doesn't really add anything anyway. GREAT MOVIE, though.

Posted on May 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm 0

On Before Showgirls Was Showgirls

@avoidmadness You favorite scene is much more cerebral than mine: suddenly, monkeys!

Posted on May 4, 2012 at 1:27 pm 0

On Why You Can’t Be The Prettiest Girl in the World

@Megano! I fear the winner would be a jangly set of housekeys.

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 9:02 pm 27

On All the Weddings I Have Ever Been to, as I Remember Them

@ReginalTSquirge@twitter I'm sorry, but have you SEEN that car commercial? He's all about the khakis and sensible sedans these days.

Posted on April 11, 2012 at 5:33 pm 0

On I Drank the Kool-Aid, and It Was Juice

@Alixana Everything here is expensive, not just the juice. I prefer to imagine that SF is a foreign county and I am not spending American dollars, but some other currency with a generous exchange rate. $2500 for a small 1 br is insane, but 2500 quatloos? Not so bad!

Posted on April 2, 2012 at 5:41 pm 5

On Fly Like an Albatross

Sadly, this is completely fake. The whole contraption is CG that is (badly) composited into the background shots. The shakey camera work helps disguise this but if you stabilize the images in Nuke (as a colleague did), you can see his shadow dancing all over the ground, the lack of parallax in the background plate, and the cloth sim flapping out of coordination with the motion of the person.

Also, it's just physically impossible. There's no way he can generate enough work to get liftoff with those wings by himself, and he is not carrying enough batteries to generate the power, either. I suspect it's a "viral" (ick) video for the brand of camera they're using.

Posted on March 21, 2012 at 7:47 pm 2

On Resident Evil: Sex

Alyx Vance (Half-Life 2) 4 eva. So cute! That hair! Her leather jacket! And she flirts with Gordon Freeman (that is, ME) so adorably. Plus she has a robot dog and shoots a mean pistol.

Posted on February 29, 2012 at 3:00 pm 1

On The League of Ordinary Ladies: The Bad Hat

@@serenityfound Speaking as a former young dude: ain't nothin' wrong with hitting on young dudes. At the very worst, they are flattered. At the very best, they have a 30 second refractory period.

Posted on January 17, 2012 at 9:25 pm 6

On Wobbling To and Fro

It's the real-life version of Rule 34 ("Porn of it exists. No exceptions."): Someone wants to fuck it. No exceptions.

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 8:08 pm 0