Saturday, August 30, 2008

My top 15 favorite movies. In no particular order.

So I was just goofing again and found Michele Gondry's "Sweded" Be Kind Rewind trailer and it got me thinking. That was one of my top 10 favorite movies, it was hilarious and I cried. Awesome. So I thought my 10 favorite movies would be a good topic. But as I thought about it my top 10 are more an amorphous blob, no 1, no 2, just a bunch of movies that I have, would, and or will watch from any point until the end and have no problem watching immediately thereafter.

So I present my top 15 favorite movies, because goddamnit 10 aint enough. These are grouped, pretty much how they are in my head.

A. Be Kind Rewind
2. The Royal Tennenbaums
B. 5th Element
C. Last Starfighter
H. Tron
D. Nightbreed
4. Patton
E. Stranger Than Fiction
F. The 10 Comandments
7. Surfs Up
G. Westworld
J. The Great Escape
I. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
6. The Sword and The Stone
E. Mirrormask
3. Rushmore

honorable mention:
Barton Fink
O Brother Where art Thou

And since I talked about it. The hottest shit ever.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It is in fact, electric boogie woogie wooogie.

My friend showed me this guy who made an electric Z car. It was cool. During the olympics Chevy was pimping the hell out of the Volt. Honestly it worked. Im super interested in an electric car now. Not just like wow thats neat, or wow that'll be cool when I can buy one. But Im seriously considering converting my Datsun to electric. The cost isnt that much in the long run, maybe 9k, a KA motor, for example, installed is about 4k. It seems like most of the cost will be in the form of batteries, the motor is oddly inexpensive, and the rest of the components dont seem to be made of unobtainium. Dropping the gas tank and building a cage for batteries sounds cool. Dropping the 2 liter and selling it off for a couple hundo sounds cool. Slotting in a cool looking weird cylinder for an engine sounds like the fucking future.

Im not super green person, I do care about the environment but I honestly dont give a shit 99% of the time. Its a shame but its true. For me if I can get my gadget fix and not pollute thats a bonus not a reason. But maybe if I do it, and have super fun, maybe someone else who doesnt care will give it a shot.

But honestly the benefit of being that fucking guy on the block with an electric Datsun is priceless.

Friday, August 22, 2008


I'm super bummed out by the news that Julius Carry has died. I have a special affinity for black martial artists and cowboys, just because of him. I liked him in every role I saw him in. I wish his friends and family the best.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Mike Vallely : Great Skater, or Greatest Skater

So I was goofing off a little bit today at lunch and wanted to watch some Mike Vallely skate vids on youtube. So I did. Hes my favorite skater by far. I dont know much about skateboarding, Ive always sucked real bad at it, so I dont know much about the names of the tricks or styles. Something about his style really is awesome to me. I like the weird jump of the board with one foot kick something tricks. so cool to me. Maybe its a generational thing hes a older than me, and I remember when Gleaming the Cube was in the theater. I think what it is is when I was a kid the older cool skater guys were doing tricks like he does, only hes way better. So I guess for me the old tricks are the best tricks.

1:35 in this video is the coolest trick ever. Im just gonna kick this board out, spin it, run behind it, and step back on like its easy. Its just amazing.

I just saw this to, Im gonna check it out.

Protip: Thanks to wikipedia I just found out Mike V was in Gleaming the Cube... now I have to go watch it again! Probably in the scene where they all meet up and jump in the back of the pickup.

Thursday, August 7, 2008


I ordered a r4ds for my ds. Its a "backup" player. Most take that to think you can play pirated games. But I think of it more like, testing games before I drop 20-40$ on a game that sucks. There are certain games that Im going to buy either way, but there are others that I want to try and suspect are terrible or just a type of game I generally dont enjoy. But another thing I really like is the idea of playing some homebrews. The one Im most interested in is Colors!, its like a paint program for DS. and Im into it. I spent most of my pictochat time at con, doodling pictures bender. I started to get kinda good at is and wished I could save the images. Well hopfully soon, I will be able.

I think I like Anderson Cooper