Tuesday, September 25, 2012

"I haven't loved you in a long, long time... so why do I feel this way?"

So out of the blue, a friend retweeted a link saying "If you still think myspace is gone forever, check this out..." and the video is awesome! It makes myspace look very reinvented, and I look forward to the possibility of MySpace making a come back! And am further entertained by the idea that for the next decade society will flock from MySpace to Facebook to MySpace to Facebook....

But the part that I particularly love is this music. The lyrics are perfect. It's a real song, about I guess a girl missing a guy but not really or something. But if you listen to it thinking it's about MySpace: Holy Cow! It's like, spot on transitioning from MySpace missing me, to my thinking their new website is Awesome!

"Who am I to say, I want you back
When you were never mine to give away...
Who are you to look at me like that?
I haven't loved you in a long, long time... so why do I feel this way?...
If you break my heart a second time, I might never be the same..."
Song of the Day: "Heartbeat" by JJAMZ. Obviously.

Quote of the Day: Alright, so SNL has been on summer vacation until last week, when they introduced their new actor playing President Obama, and did their traditional lampooning of the Presidential race. I gotta say the new Obama isn't great, their Mitt is good but it's just not "show stoppin" like Sarah Palin because Mitt is not show stopping, nor is Joe Biden. But I love that actor, he's really good. But this weekend, the potential star of the SNL election may have made her first appearance. Ann Romney.

In a Weekend Update with Seth Meyers, an SNL Ann Romney (Governor Romney's wife) comes on talking about her real life statements telling Republicans critical of the Romney campaign to lay off because "This is Hard!"

"You guys wish Ron Paul was still running? Well guess what, he prolly is, 'cause he's a lunatic who doesn't understand how voting works!" - SNL Ann Romney

Friday, September 7, 2012

Chillicothe Update

Counties I work with...

House I move into on Monday...

My first pay day is September 21st, and it will be a full paycheck as far as I can tell, for the previous two weeks.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Observations on Captain Kirk's Quarters

So I've been in a bit of a Star Trek mood lately, and right now I'm watching the movie Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country before bed. Having noticed a few things I'd never noticed before, I feel like I should publish them on the internet somewhere!

Firstly, I have the utmost respect and love for the people who make the tiny details of Star Trek possible. Mike Okuda in particular, who designed all of the major Starfleet computer screen layouts. And a little random background in case your curious, Star Trek VI is the sixth Star Trek movie that came out a little after Star Trek: The Next Generation aired. It is the last film to focus solely on the original crew, and is set aboard the USS Enterprise-A (the second of six Federation Starships named Enterprise.) So, onto my observations!

"...I can never forgive them for killing my boy."
(Kirk's son David was introduced in Star Trek II, only to be killed by the Klingons in Star Trek III.)

First thing is the computer panel next to his bed, the scene opens on him recording a Captain's Log. The panel, which is just a backlit gel sheet does not have any video components, so thought had to go into either A.) Not showing the panel after he stops recording or B.) before hand, the panel would be out of shot by design when he stops recording.

Behind the Scenes shot, rarely released apparently -- I think this "Sparky Malarkey" blog is the first to release it actually.
In the above shot note the model of Kirk's original Enterprise, and on the wall there be whales!

Next he puts something away in a closet, you can see at least 3 other 2280s-design Starfleet uniforms, and also his "Away Mission Jacket" from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. Yay, continuity!

The Jacket can be seen in the closet, striped collar and "solar system" round shoulder patch.

Apparently after the events of Star Trek IV (where Kirk time traveled back to 1986 to bring Humpback whales to the 23rd century...it made sense in context), Kirk became quite the Whale afficianado. Among his historical art of naval vessels is one of some Killer Whales. And in the above  "behind the scenes" picture, he's also got a plaque of some whales.

Quote of the Day: "If there is to be a brave new world, our generation is going to have the hardest time living in it." - Chancellor Gorkon of the Klingon Empire, to Captain Kirk. Chancellor (ie: President) Gorkon was designed to be seen as the Klingon Abraham Lincoln; as leader of THE warrior race, his goal was to end 70 years of hostility between the Klingon Empire and the United Federation of Planets. His sentiment reminds me of how older people view gay marriage, and different respect for diversity and racial and cultural differences.