July 23, 2004

In case you haven't seen it yet...

I was probably the second to last person on the planet to see it, but for all I know you might be the last, so you should check out JibJab's "My Land" Flash. I know it's supposed to be satire, but this is pretty much what the normal news looks like to me. I suppose that's why the only news program I'll watch is The Daily Show.

Posted by Gene at 04:28 PM

July 12, 2004

Regarding the movie

A lot of people have been asking me what I thought of Spider-Man 2 - not that I could possibly fathom why they'd ask me. I can't really give an opinion because of my different perspective. I'd grown up on the comics and the cartoons, though it wasn't until high school that my obsession truly kicked in. My view on the film is skewed by all this. Now, this isn't to say I'm one of those idiots that whines "Oh, this movie sucked - in the comics, Doc Ock was around before the Green Goblin" (which he was). I don't care about trivial things like storyline discrepancies. I'm a different type of idiot, one who wants the character of Spider-Man to remain true to the spirit of the comics, because that's the reason I kept reading & watching. If the general public is going to be introduced to Spider-Man this way, I want them to get to know the same Spidey I know.

Now, obviously the movie does a pretty good job with this or it wouldn't be the best-reviewed film of 2004. But me, I know Spidey's better than this. He has more quips and one-liners during battles, tricking you into thinking he's having a blast when really he's terrified. He implements more impressive acrobatics from one building to another when traversing the city, rather than just constantly web-slinging. I have many more irrelevent observations. Was it a good use of 2 hours of my time? Sure. Will I get the DVD? Of course, you can't pass up those battle scenes. Besides, at the peak of the train scene, I had something going on inside me other than excitement. I'm not too familiar with these "emotion" things so I can't be too certain, but it kinda felt like when you're trying to get a video card on Black Friday and you see someone 10 feet in front of you take the last one. That was the one I was feeling. So, I guess the movie was good.

But they could still do better.

Posted by Gene at 04:01 PM | Comments (0)

July 02, 2004

Oh, right, this site exists

Me ignoring updates is nothing new. Joe and I had our trip cut in half thanks to my misbehaving foot. We spent the remainder of the week doing incredibly dorkish things in PA. I have two pictures from the hike itself, but my camera got kinda, uh, dead. And I don't have a card reader (I always transfered pix from the camera's USB line), so, those'll have to wait.

Saw Spidey 2 on the midnight premiere here in town on Tuesday night. This place scares me. I was expecting a double-digit price, like in NYC. The cost of a ticket? $5.25.

It has been brought to my attention that more people want to be like me (see my previous entry if you're confused). Of course, this takes all the fun out of modding your own case. What a heartless, soulless contraption you have when all the cool stuff in your rig was made in a factory by some company, and more to the point, when there are a bunch of other people who have this exact same item. But I'm a rig snob, so you can ignore my rants if you do not share the same love of case modding.

Oh, and my baby passed the 100k mile mark on my last trip back from NJ. They grow up so fast.

Posted by Gene at 06:17 PM