Saturday, December 30, 2006


I find it silly that the Internet Movie Data Base has a space for "Goofs." Movies are always full of goofs, but we ignore them in order to enjoy the show. (Yes, I just watched "The Prestige.")

Friday, December 29, 2006

Why this blog sucks

Good bloggers spend lots of time crafting long articles. I don't have that much to say, so my blog sucks. But, hey -- a picture of a Pepsi Blue can!

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Old beverage

Bought this bottle of Orbitz blueberry melon strawberry flavor beverage in 1996. Drank a couple bottles of it. The floaty bits are sorta chewy, but not particularly flavorful. But it looks cool. Hence my not tossing it out. But really now, I've had this for 10 years. Silly.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Depressing Christmas movie

In the mood for a depressing, cynical, darkly-funny Christmas movie? Harold Ramis' 2005 effort, "The Ice Harvest." You're welcome.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Chrome logo

Why is this logo done in a chrome finish? Is there motorcycle riding in the movie? Perhaps a heavy metal soundtrack?

Sunday, December 17, 2006

Yard ornaments

Perfect for your yard.

Furniture Mart, a little north of Anoka on Highway 10.

Friday, December 15, 2006

A safer helmet

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.

Problem solved.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New logo

A couple years ago Lawson Software came up with this new logo. Pyramid. Flat color. Suggesting documents or something.

This summer they started using this logo. Globe. Shaded, 3-D. Suggesting world domination?

Thursday, December 07, 2006


I know that these little thingies have something to do with rating blog posts. But just look at them fighting it out in their little spaces. So cute. Such a ruckus.


So, what do the pieces of a regular and a new basketball look like?

I don't know, but this is my guess.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006


There's some controversy over the new NBA basketball. Some of the players don't like it.

I think the old style looks nicer graphically. More hand made.

The new one looks like it was designed on a computer. A little over-tricky.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006


Does a misspelling completely discount an argument?

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


Looked at the Madden football game and a driving game on a PlayStation 3 played through a high-def television.

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?