I think I prefer to become a cyborg by way of my cell phone.
I am very pro-buffy.
I love Buffy.
I have watched almost all of buffy. There was a gap in my Buffy experience of all of season 2 and the beginning of season 3. I have now closed that gap to just the beginning of season 3.
The end of season 2: OH MY GOD!
For some reason I am fixating on , "what if that was the ending for the entire show?". I am sick, that is why.
I also wanted to write about the end of "go fish", the episode with the swim team. I specifically wanted to write about the very lost shot of that episode, with the swin monsters wading into the surf at the beach. It has to be the worst shot in all of Buffy. I was searching for a cap of that, so I tried doing a google image search of "buffy ocean" thinking that other people must have noticed how horrible that shot was and there must be an image of it on out there. I didn't find it, but I find this:
Usually she doesn't just sit there and wait for the thing to hit her. This was when we first got the roomba, and I think she was just testing its resolve. She now knows the ruthless persistence of the roomba.
As for the roomba - It is wonderful. It actually does work. I call mine Mr. Brimley.
I watched "Running on Karma" last night. It was produced in Hong Kong. I think western audiences might find this movie very strange. It is the story of a bodybuilding Buddhist monk, known in the film only as "Big", who gives up the monastic life to be a stripper. He has the ability to see people's past lives and ends up using this ability to help his new police officer friend solve crimes. Along the way Big must come to terms with the nature of Karma. The film contains a decent spoonful of kung-fu action (Big is a martial arts monk).
This may sound quirky to you, and in fact, the movie is actually much more quirky than the premise I have detailed for you sounds. However, there is much more than simple quirk at play here. It is definitely a complex film - emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually. I am not sure what it is that makes this movie work so well, but I would like another helping.
I wholeheartedly recommend this film.
Wired has a story about how after playing a video game for a particular period of time, people have a hard time adjusting to the real world. Their first example is of trying to roll stuff up after playing katamari damacy. I can say that I and others I know have felt this effect with KD. We also have talked of the wisdom of not driving shortly after playing burnout 2. Also, I once, when looking at the tremendous amount of campbell's soup in the grocery store, tried to use command -F to find the variety of soup I was looking for. I had a very strange feeling after I realized what I had done.
I really like this photoblog - tokyo films.