Archive for May, 2010

Oh, Kung-Fu Bear, it was only a matter of time…

by on May.28, 2010, under blog, friday fail, funny videos, sketch

You’re welcome internets for taking a 5 year old meme and applying it to a current viral video. I’m just surprised that I’m the first one to do it!  And yes, the lightsaber effects SUCK. Read the video’s description for my reasoning.

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My recent trip to California’s Radgasmic Wine Country

by on May.28, 2010, under blog, food, memory lane, music

I love wine, I love roadtrips, and I love not having to drive on said roadtrips to wine country. With the company of friends, new and old, we ventured north to Santa Barbara County in search of the best bottle of wine.  4+ wineries later, I found a fantastic bottle from Davy Crockette’s winery, Fess Parker, called “The Big Easy”.  Can’t wait to pop the cork and drink hard earned dollars and cents!

Enjoy the video above.  I always take video on these short trips I do, but rarely put them together. This was more a challenge for myself to FINISH editing together vacation footage. But I also let it be a test of my skills within Final Cut Pro in hopes of achieving a vintage 8mm film look without the use of plugins (other than color correction).  I like the result!  The music is “All To All” by Broken Social Scene – a song we played along the journey and struck a chord with me.  Enjoy.  Now go get drunk.

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Unanswered ‘LOST’ Questions and my opinion on the finale

by on May.25, 2010, under blog, funny videos, memory lane, reviews, sketch

I Watched every episode of LOST. Got caught up in all the mysteries of earlier seasons. Did a ridiculous amount of internet searching for lil clues, participated in forums, fell for the marketing ploys and ABC.com tomfoolery over the last few years.  I didn’t thuroughly leave the series satisfied – like many of you.

These last 2 seasons only ended up answering questions with more questions.  While I agree with everyone that the show was a character piece with well arced characters that all find peace in the end, there was this amazing aspect of the show in earlier seasons that really got lost (haha, see what I did there?) in the latter seasons.  The physical universe these characters were struggling to survive in played just as big a role – if not a bigger – in my attraction to the show. Dharma, the Island, plane crashes, boat crashes, ghosts, monsters, bears, hatches, bunkers, stations, electromagnetism, time travel, and so on.

I didn’t like that the finale focused on the ethereal answers, and not the direct ones.  An example: “The Island is like a cork stopping The Bad from escaping”.  While answering the question, IT DOESN’T FUCKING ANSWER THE QUESTION.  Does the island move through time or space? How? How’d the bomb influence it? What is “The Bad” and how would it seap into our reality? Is our reality REAL? GAH!

There are so many unanswered questions about events that occurred on the show, that I think this video sums up my feelings nicely.  My problem is that you can’t throw a plot device into a show only to get people to ask questions then never answer them.  That’s just irresponsible writing.  If you want to try and enlighten me, feel free to do so. My comment section is open to every and all!

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UPDATE: The Nike Vomero+ 5s

by on May.21, 2010, under blog, reviews, running, shoes, technology

Vomero 5

The Nike Vomero+ 5's

So a few posts ago (here), I talked about my struggle to find a decent shoe to run in and form a long distance relationship with (hehe, get it?)  Well, I’m happy to report that after judicious use the Nike Vomero+ 5 has proven itself to be a fairly good shoe.  I only have a couple of qualms and points of interest before you go and purchase your pair.  (continue reading…)

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