Sep 26, 2005

Fuzzy Ankle Biter

This is my friend and roommate, Terry.  The little guy will nip at your ankles until you get on the floor and wrestle with him.

Sep 25, 2005

A Day At The Zoo

Philadelphia Zoo
The Philadelphia Zoo opened in 1859 and is the first zoo in the country.  I missed out on my chance to come here back in the fifth grade, but better late than never.

Sep 15, 2005

To Paraphrase Aristotle, Life Is A Gas

Sally Field
Gidget (1965)
The first episode of Gidget premiered on ABC forty years ago today.

Sep 9, 2005

(e):Nos Lives

Playstation Picks
Sony Playstation (1995)
Ten years ago today, the Sony Playstation was released in the United States.  I was 15 years old at the time, and I had lied about my age to get a part time job after school working at a Burger King that wasn't far from my grandparents house.  I didn't save up enough to buy it on launch day, but I bought it before Christmas, and it came with this purple Playstation Picks disc.

It took a little while before I could afford to buy some games (the first of which, if memory serves, was Mortal Kombat 3), so this disc spent a lot of time in my Playstation.  It included videos of a bunch of early Playstation titles and playable demos for ESPN Extreme Games, Jumping Flash, Battle Arena Toshinden and Wipeout, each of which absolutely blew my mind.

Sep 6, 2005

Over My Head

Think Film (2004)
Interesting concept of time travel.  I respect that writer/director Shane Carruth wanted the dialogue to be scientifically accurate,  In his review for Esquire magazine, Mike D'Angelo said that "anybody who claims to fully understand what's going on in Primer after seeing it just once is either a savant or a liar".  He's not wrong - the dialogue in this was way over my head.  I'm not usually a fan of remakes, but I wouldn't mind seeing a version of this that's a little easier to follow.