Saturday, December 08, 2007

There's a Point to All This....

And when I come up with it, I'll let you know what it is. Suffice it to say, if you can't make better movies, then you deserve what you get....
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China bans screening of American films for three months

Washington, Dec.6 (ANI): Disagreements with U.S. trade policy and the recent success of American movies at the expense of Chinese films has prompted the Chinese authorities to ban the screening of American movies for at least three months.

According to a report in the Daily Variety, the ban has come into fact since last Saturday (December 1) and will continue at least till the end of February. Chinese sources, however, say it could continue until May 2008.

Four films that would normally have expected to be cleared for release in January or February have been locked out: Disney's "Enchanted," DreamWorks' "Bee Movie," Paramount's "Stardust" and Warner's "Beowulf." Sony's "The Pursuit of Happyness" was cleared by censors, but also finds itself shut out.

The ban was not announced in writing, but some Chinese exhibitors became aware of the policy last week at an exhib convention held in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, on the eve of this week's CineAsia confab in Macau.
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Tuesday, December 04, 2007

I Saw This Somewhere...

Originally uploaded by Adamina

And liked it.

For no particular reason, other than it looks cool.

Saturday, December 01, 2007


Atheism out of hand... Love the commentary on this one :)

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

I Remember When Adidas Cost $20

Checkout this shoe. It supposedly has a computer chip inside, and adjusts the shoe to your foot dynamically. Good for a product placement in my futuristic Sci Fi Action Comedy, if nothing else. At $250, I won't be buying these. That's like, $125 per foot? I can play in three poker tournaments at Hollypark for that :)

Bleed for Public Safety

Ponder the very real possibility that you may soon be driving on a public road, breaking no laws, then be stopped, questioned, and if the police officer doesn't like your answers, be forced to give him blood. Ponder that in many states, you've no right to ask that a trained medical professional draw the blood, either. The cops get to jab you.

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

Scab Writers Cross the Digital Picket Lines

Clearly, some people just don't get it. Either this is a good idea, or it isn't, or it may just be fear mongering on the part of the striking WGA members. In any case...Scabs have begun writing some soap operas in violation of the Writers Guild strike. Apparently soap operas can be written by non-union workers by themselves at home with no noticeable lack in soap opera quality.

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Friday, November 09, 2007

Sizzling study concludes: Global warming 'hot air'

A major new scientific study concludes the impact of carbon dioxide emissions on worldwide temperatures is largely irrelevant, prompting one veteran meteorologist to quip, "You can go outside and spit and have the same effect as doubling carbon dioxide."

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I Guess I'm Supposed To Be On Strike...

I'm a writer. And a director, and producer, as well as an actor, but not so much of that lately. Do I go on strike against myself? Picket in front of my apartment while I scoff at myself for not understanding the other side's issues? Did I get the apostrophe in the right place? These are all questions I will be struggling with while the WGA is on strike.

Of course, I'm not currently in the WGA, although, I hope to be one day. Will this strike affect my ability to get work right now? I thought there was a definitive place I could send you, however, it turns out, I don't have a direct link. I did find the YouTube video about the situation.

In any case, what started this rant was finding this site, wherein the writer's lament.

I'm on their side. Really...

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Final Frontier...

Well, they've gone and done it. They being Paramount, and it being the new, younger cast of Star Trek:

• Chris Pine as Captain James T. Kirk
• Zachary Quinto as Spock
• Karl Urban as Bones
• Simon Pegg as Scotty
• John Cho as Hikaru Sulu
• Anthony Yelchin as Pavel Chekov
• Zoë Saldaña as Uhura.

Now, the industrious would link to each of their IMDb profiles, however, I'll leave the search to the reader. You can read the whole post at ScifiScanner.

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My New Favorite Word Is...

Redonkulous. Yes, that's right, you heard it here first. Or, maybe you didn't. Check it out for yourself, and start using it everyday, and we'll get more popular than ginormous :)

Oh, and use at the poker table when describing Phil Hellmuth Jr.

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Paris Hilton shock at Pamela Anderson’s wedding :)

Too funny. Paris gives Pam a video camera as a wedding gift.

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Friday, October 05, 2007

It's About Time!!!

How many people have heard of Johnny "Fairplay?" No one? Ok, well, I'm sure by now you've at least seen this video. This guy's had it coming to him for a long time now, and I'm glad Danny Bonaduce was the one to give it to him. And now, "Fairplay" is suing him. Good luck with that one, Johnny. It looks like self defense to me....

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Thursday, October 04, 2007

Too Cool for Words...

Could also be labeled, Photoshop is Your Friend. Interesting dress design, but probably needs to be dry cleaned :)

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Friday, September 28, 2007

This May or May Not Be a Good Thing...

Hopefully, his beliefs about comic book readers have changed in the last twenty years. More on this as I find out more....

Shooter Re-enlists for DC’s Legion of Super-Heroes

DC Comics begins a bold new era for the future’s premier super-team when, after more than 30 years, Jim Shooter returns to the heroes who made him an industry giant in Legion of Super-Heroes #37 (OCT07 0183-4, $2.99ea). A legend in the truest sense, Shooter’s comic career began with selling stories to DC at age 13, and led him to create and work with many of comics’ most memorable characters. His return to this title should hold particular interest for veteran readers, and for newer fans who want to experience his famous brand of magic firsthand, especially when it’s illustrated by the series’ incoming team of Francis Manapul (Image Comics’ Witchblade) & John Livesay (The Flash). The book will also ship with two covers that may be ordered separately, and that form a single image when placed together. The 32-page, full-color Legion of Super-Heroes #37 is scheduled to ship on December 26.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The Spray-On Condom

I saw this on CSI: NY this evening, and thought it was something fake. Did a search, and came up with this....

"Researchers at the German Institute for Condom Consultancy plan to launch a spray-on condom – the Institute is currently conducting tests on a spray can into which the man inserts his penis which is then sprayed with latex from nozzles on all sides."Read the article and watch the related's really interesting (and funny).

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If I Were Single Again...

What type of woman would I want? Or, more likely, which type would I find more attractive? Would I go for totally the opposite of my current SO, or choose someone exactly like her? What would be more beneficial to me? I might have to expand on this concept over at Broowaha, so, stay tuned.

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Saturday, September 22, 2007

Found This, While Looking For Something Else...

Isn't that how it always works?

In any case, this is somehow relevant. Enjoy.

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Thursday, September 20, 2007

It's About Time

I'm with Bush on this one. What took them so long?
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Senate Condemns General Betray Us Ad

The Senate voted Thursday to condemn an advertisement by the liberal anti-war group that accused the top military commander in Iraq of betrayal.

The 72-25 vote condemned the full-page ad that appeared in The New York Times last week as Gen. David Petraeus, the top military commander in Iraq, testified on Capitol Hill. The ad was headlined: ''General Petraeus or General Betray Us? Cooking the books for the White House.''

The ad became a life raft for the Republican party as the war debate kicked into high gear. With several Republicans opposed to President Bush's war strategy, GOP members were able to put aside their differences and rally around their disapproval of the ad.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Interesting Survey

If this is true, can we abolish the ACLU?

Oh, and I don't believe it's an erroneous belief, however, they did establish freedom of religion, as opposed to freedom from religion....
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Most think founders wanted Christian USA
Most Americans believe the nation's founders wrote Christianity into the Constitution, and people are less likely to say freedom to worship covers religious groups they consider extreme, a poll out today finds.

The survey measuring attitudes toward freedom of religion, speech and the press found that 55% believe erroneously that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation. In the survey, which is conducted annually by the First Amendment Center, a non-partisan educational group, three out of four people who identify themselves as evangelical or Republican believe that the Constitution establishes a Christian nation. About half of Democrats and independents do.

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Monday, September 17, 2007

I Thought He Retired

For those that don't know, I used to work for David Heavener. I recently came across a review of his latest opus at Hitch magazine. Of course, it was my understanding that when I approached him to get my films financed, he told me he was retired, but what do I know?

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

From the makers of, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

Are you more Conservative Than a 2nd Grader? Ok, not really, but still interesting reading, nonetheless....

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Monday, August 06, 2007

Having Fully Recovered...

From the San Diego Comic Con, well, not really :) However, I do feel that I can write about it. Or, maybe that I can't, I don't know. I'm sure you've read elsewhere about the incredible firsts we had this year, so, I won't bore you with the details. I can really only relate my personal experience.

I did manage to enjoy the Con more this year than last. Mostly because I realized that working behind the masquerade desk 24/7 was a loser move that I made last year. So, I made myself available, while at the same time taking breaks to enjoy myself. This worked for the most part. I saw the pilot to Chuck, and Torchwood. I highly recommend them both.

Why should you take my word for it? Well, simply because I told everyone last year that Heroes would be a hit, about three months before everyone else jumped on the bandwagon....

In other news, caught a portion of the Film School Session, not to be missed. Also, missed out on any good Batman news, so, if anyone would care to share.... :)

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Friday, July 20, 2007

Things That I Said I Wouldn't Do...

And of course, the topic is, Poker. I told myself, never to call an all in. I did. Twice. Got burned both times. The first time was when I was playing the first hand at a new table. Which is another thing I told myself I wouldn't do. But when you get Big Slick, what are you supposed to do? :)

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Douglas Adams was right, meaning of universe is 42

The writer of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams has turned out to have been correct when he guessed that the answer to life the universe and everything was 42. Well at least he was when the number is applied to the mass of the Milky Way galaxy.

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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Conclusive Proof

That I do indeed know what I'm talking about. Checkout this story by Dan Wetzel.

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Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Since No One is Reading...

I can write whatever I want....

Ok, my writing partner and myself have undertaken an interesting endeavor, to wit: Write the reverse of Inherit the Wind. For those that haven't seen the movie, it's basically a fictionalized account of The Scopes Monkey Trial. For those that don't know what that is, well....

Now, of course, our angle is, that since evolution is the predominant junk science being taught these days, that anyone teaching Intelligent Design is in the minority, and therefore needs to speak up, and have their voice heard.

Clearly, there must be something to this argument, as we find there's a whole slew of books out there promoting Darwinism, which at its base, is indeed, atheism. Websites everywhere, espousing both points of view, even referencing each other....

I wonder what God has to say about all this?

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Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Was going to write something else today....

However, I found out today, that I can add Kobe Bryant to the long list of whiners. Yes, that's right, I just heard that he, "Demands to be traded..." and he says furthermore, there's absolutely nothing the Lakers can do, to make him change his mind.

Sure there is. They can not capitulate to his demand, and tell him to stop acting like a crybaby, and to honor his contract, and play the best damn B-ball he knows how. Furthermore, he should leave the front office decisions to those in the front office, that know a little more about what's going on than he does.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Random Thoughts As They Occur

Must be a reason.... It would seem that I can't post to my friend's 'blog, even though he's given me full access, so, this is yet another random rant, even though I've never posted one here before. I have other places that I do that, the most visible being at Soak World. But right now, as I'm testing this fabulous 'new' Blogger, I'm bloviating here. My browser's dictionary doesn't contain the word bloviating. I suggest the browser look it up. It's a great word, really. And most people that you see in the public eye do it every day. In any case, I think I've worked out my current anger, so, I'll see if this actually posts....