Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Future is not living up to expectations

No flying cars
No robot maids
No household disintegrator beams
No rolling sidewalks
No door-to-door snack trolleys with delights from a thousand planets
Just video on demand and super fun ball.

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Thursday, August 04, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

xkcd: Days of the Week

xkcd: Days of the Week: "http://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/days_of_the_week.png

Require further study.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Connie from A Bullet for Joey

 

Edward G Robinson and George Raft are mostly staid in Cold War spy procedural.
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Monday, May 09, 2011

Thrift Store Score

Mostly complete Mindstorms that retailed for over $200 ca. 2002 but now obsolete.

Fully functional electrics and electronics but missing the serial cable to the IR interface. I imagine it was still attached to whatever Dell desktop on the way to the recycler. I have one spare.

White 2x4 brick was unexpected. It's very likely from a 1969 set.

A little sunburnt.

A few bite marks.

Clear bottom with black inserts is unique to the original set.

Sized for a wire axle. Old school.
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Thursday, April 07, 2011

Doodley

Hell's Half Acre

Everything you need to know about this Republic picture is here:


The least ridiculous aspect (and there are scores) of this movie is that Keye Luke is assigned the McGarrett-like role:

Philip Ahn is featured throughout:

The only vehicle of note is a beaut:

Yes, that is Elsa Lanchester and yes, she is a hack that cracks wise ... and in one of eleven thousand lines of pointless exposition we discover that she was a school teacher in Wisconsin.

The only reason to watch this mess. Jesse White is a loathsome drunk and would-be rapist. He's also incompetent at his job which is to be a goon, which is why Ahn threatens to kill him with a coffee pot.


But is reminded that he will have to clean it up himself.

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