Archive for January, 2007

January 29, 2007

Transforming shoes wtf?

 

Ok, I like the transformers as much as the next guy who grew up in the 80s, but seriously, shoes?  Nike shoes?  That transform?  Nike running shoes that transform?  I have no (more) words.

January 29, 2007

How guys deal with breakups

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This is a case where an entry straddles the border between personal and public, so I figured I’d write the entry in my personal blog and link it up here.

January 27, 2007

The geek’s guide to sunglasses

If you had any doubt that geeks are infiltrating popular culture, then doubt no more. This guide to picking out th right sunglasses could only have been done by someone geeky enough to actually take the time to do a heckuva lot of research into this rather popular topic. Clickety-click!

January 26, 2007

Aubrey Miles as Wonder Woman?

Not that wikipedia is to be trusted, mind you, but there’s an entry saying that Aubrey Miles was approached to star as Wonder Woman by Joel Silver (of the Matrix fame). Look, she ‘s hot and all that but seriously, Wonder Woman? What? Maybe if they were doing an origin story, where Wonder Woman was still an amazon or something, and she couldn’t speak a hint of English. Maybe. I just thought it was hilarious.

Aubrey Miles goodness here and here, some of it NSFW.

January 26, 2007

Jollibee pancake sandwich on trial

The verdict? While the use of pancakes instead of bread is an original and tasty idea, the sausage itself tastes too much like longganisa for my palate. The Pancake “bread” offers a delightfully creamy texture that mixes well with the eggs, cheese and sausage, but overall I like the saltier, more country-style sausage that McDonald’s sausage McMuffin has to offer.

I give the jollibee pancake sausage a B-.

January 25, 2007

I like sausages

I’ve loved sausage ever since the first time I ate a sausage McMuffin in McDonald’s.  What is this strange meat, I thought?  It’s kinda like a burger, but not quite.  It’s got more spices and flavor, and they only offer it for breakfast!  I always wondered how they made sausages, and now through the magic of the inernets I not only know how they make them, I’m also gonna try making some over the weekend.

I found the recipe over at slashfood, and if you’re interested go check it out and make your own batch as well!

Dammit, I’m hungry now.

January 25, 2007

Todo Todo Teros

This is what I get for watching the filmfest during “experimental” day. Todo Todo Teros is by no means a horrible movie, it just lacks a lot of things, not the least of which is focus. Like many experimental films, it assaults you with a visual and aural overkill that doesn’t serve to elucidate the goings on in the movie but merely to inform you that yes, this is experimental, and we are trying all sorts of shit here.

It’s good in that it makes you think, and at the end of the movie you will feel a little better after piecing in certain parts of the puzzle that director John Torres presents to the viewer, but it’s still not enough. There is no character that the audience can really attach itself to, and so they’re lost in a sea of people they’ll hardly recognize by the end of the movie. One might argue for open ended movies, and refusing to spoonfeed audiences, but the sheer number of questions I had at the end of the film made me feel like the filmmaker was just being lazy. Who’s the guy who went to Berlin? Did he die, or was he captured? What was he supposed to do there in the first place? And what does the Russian chick in Germany have to do with anything. Sure, a lot of my questions were answered after reading reviews and blurbs, but if a movie can’t communicate these things on its own then it’s failed in its purpose.

the film is a surreal take on Manila and how artists can subvert a culture by the mere act of creating works that empower and transform.

The description above comes from the movie’s blurb in the Singapore International Film Festival. Throughout the movie the idea that artists are treated as terrorists because they subvert culture is alluded to but never crytallized. How exactly are they doing this? I dunno, maybe I’m just stupid, but I didn’t feel like clapping at the end of the film.

The one cool thing about the movie was in the opening scene, there was a T-shirt on display that said “This is what a destabilizer looks like”. I found that funny as hell, and I’m gonna stencil that onto a T-shirt soon.

photo is of director John Torres

January 25, 2007

SanDisk Sansa View 8GB portable media player

As much as I love my Creative Zen View:M, the Sansa View kicks its ass to the curb and takes its lunch money with a 4 inch widescreen display and an expansion slot if the 8GB isn’t enough for you.  At a retail price of $300, it’s also a really good deal.

January 24, 2007

Making money in Makati

Or rather, how much of it slips from your pockets into cash registers.  I came across this article while looking for rent to won units in Makati and found it amusing, if not outdated.  For christs sake, the author’s using a geocities account, so it’s gotta be at least pre 21st century.  I can only hope he’s moved on to wordpress or some other more respectable blogging medium, cause he’s actually a good writer.

If you want to know just how much of your money (in percentages even) actually ends up in your own pockets, read on.

January 23, 2007

Wondering what MP3 player to buy next?

 

This helpful chart by dapreview.net goes through the attributes of the Microsoft Zune, the Apple iPod, and the Creative Zen Vision:M (note to creative, you might consider shortening the name, hmm?) and should be aboon to anyone looking to buy their next digital media player.

Remember kids, an informed consumer is a happy consumer.

Oh, and for some hilarity, check out this site that compares the iPod to a casette tape.  I like the “drop” test best.