Republibot 2.0 - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 09:44
I have been working pretty hard behind the scenes here to add some long overdue functionality to the site (and it will also change the way the site looks... hopefully for the better.
In the meantime, here is a phenominal time waster. It's a side scrolling scale map of the solar system where the Moon is one pixel. It's seriously cool, but it will require at least fifteen minutes of your precious, precious time....
Kevin Long - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:13
Thanks to Ganesha, I became aware that a sequel to Carl Sagan’s seminal “Cosmos” was going to premier last night (Sunday), on Fox of all places. My first impression was, “What, has Seth McFarlane run out of off-color gags?” But, no, that'll never happen. Seth is actually one of the producers of this, oddly enough. Also, Brannon Braga, “The Man Who Killed Star Trek,” is a producer. Disconcerting. On the other hand, it starred Neil DeGrasse-Tyson as our host/narrator, so, you know, not entirely without promise.
Flabbergasted - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 02:24
We see some of this show’s strengths return to the fore this week. Specifically, they know how to do a theme for an episode, stringing it across multiple characters and scenes, even if they do bludgeon you with it at times. Second, they do killer set pieces. You won’t find much in the way of TV that does it better.
Kevin Long - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 00:00
Back in 1982, Blade Runner came out, and of course I bought the soundtrack because I compulsively did that sort of thing. Also, hey, it was the peak of the Synth Music fad, and it was Vangelis at the top of his game. Why wouldn’t I buy it?
Flabbergasted - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 22:51
Mr. Peabody and Sherman is a movie.
Let that sink in. Filler animation from The Rocky and Bullwinkle Show is now a would-be blockbuster. To the tune of DreamWorks spending 145 million dollars to make this. That can’t bode well for the course of human civilization, but I’ll be darned if the thing isn’t actually okay.
They don’t try to explain the brilliant dog bit, or why society accepts him. That’s certainly for the best. He’s just Mr. Peabody with his adopted human son Sherman. And they have a time machine. If you can deal with that, you’re in.