Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Friday, December 15, 2006
This article in the New York Times suggests that car drivers treat helmet-wearing bike riders with less care than they treat bike riders who are not wearing helmets.
But I don't feel safe without my helmet. What to do?
Introducing the Wilmet -- or maybe the Helwig. Drivers think you're not wearing a helmet, so they give you a wide birth, but you are still wearing a helmet, so you feel comfortable.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Thursday, December 07, 2006
Wednesday, December 06, 2006
Tuesday, December 05, 2006
Monday, December 04, 2006
This design is not cool.
Where are the soft shadows? The reflections? The 3-D logo? The dayglo colors? The up-to-the-minute typography with fonts you'll be buying next year?
What's wrong with this package?
Maybe it's gone so far past cool, it's cool again.
Friday, December 01, 2006
The cars look more alive than the football players. The grass football field is way too over-detailed. Can there be too much detail in grass?
Thursday, November 30, 2006
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
It goes something like this:
"Do you wear a Rolex?"
I don't think either watch is shown.
I'd bet both Rolex and Omega paid to be in the conversation. Probably Omega paid more.
Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Monday, November 27, 2006
I've been a big fan of Louise Lasser since she was in "Bananas" with Woody Allen. She was also in the comedy soap opera "Mary Hartman Mary Hartman." A funny lady with a distinctive look.
I recently saw "Just Like Heaven," the Reese Witherspoon movie. One of the players is Ivana Milicevic. Looks alot like Lasser. Seems to have some comedic ability, too. Milicevic is a bad guy in the new James Bond movie.
Sunday, November 26, 2006
The Silent Penultimate Panel Watch.
Personally, I love a silent panel. Rhythm. But if two people find a need to point out whenever a silent panel is used -- and judge whether for not it was needed -- have at it.
Friday, November 24, 2006
Thursday, November 23, 2006
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Then I saw the movie. It made no sense to me. I laughed when Shelly Duvall closed the car door on the hem of her dress and drove off with that little piece of fabric hanging out. That was the highlight of the movie.
But what was with Sissy Spacek acting all weird and putting on all that make-up? The woman in the pool? Didn't get it. Still don't.
Dream logic doesn't work for me. I need awake logic.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Like "vitamin," I guess, with the two-letter Zip Code-style "Minnesota" tossed in.
It's a youth-targeted weekly publication of a daily newspaper, the Star Tribune. (It uses the Star Tribune's typefaces.) (It republishes Star Tribune movie, music and, cough, art reviews.)
Back to ".mn", though.
Kinda cool that it completes a word with the Web address and that it stands for Minnesota.
But what, really, does the .mn domain stand for?
Monday, November 20, 2006
Wonder what's gotten into that reviewer guy (Seth Schiesel)? Is there that much to hate about the new console?
The reviewer puts a big emphasis on PS3's network play capabilities, I guess they are not as smooth or nice as XBox360. At the moment.
And the reviewer discounts the potential of the PS3 hardware.
Seems a little much.
I understand wanting to review the thing first and fast, but for me, personally, I'm not going to buy either an XB360 or a PS3 until the new "Grand Theft Auto" comes out around a year from now.
I would guess that lots of the kinks will be worked out of PS3 by then.
It was fun, however, to see the movie because so many of the players are now famous. Spot the future star.
Danny DeVito. Christopher Lloyd. Scatman Cruthers. Brad Dorif. Vincent Schiavelli.
All have gone on to bigger things.
There are also future connections in "Cuckoo's Nest."
DeVito/Lloyd in "Taxi."
Nicholson/Cruthers in "The Shining."
Nicholson/DeVito in "Hoffa."
And according to Internet Movie Data Base, "Goin' South" (1978) had Nicholson, Lloyd and DeVito.