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100 great movie lines

All within 200 seconds.  Now, 200 seconds may not seem like a long time, but in reality, it’s almost 4  minutes. There are plenty of good lines on here, a few omissions, and, from the look/sound of it, it was a pg rated list.  Cause “Welcome to the party pal” isn’t really the most quoted line from Die Hard.  If I had my way, I’d choose one (ok, probably all) of these:

  • I’m Agent Johnson, this is Special Agent Johnson, no relation.
  • We’re gonna need some more FBI guys I guess
  • Now I have a machine gun. Ho ho ho
  • Karl, schieß auf das fenster
  • Let’s see you take *this* under advisement, jerkweed!
  • Well, when you steal $600, you can just disappear. When you steal 600 million, they will find you, unless they think you’re already dead.
  • Authorization? How about the United States FUCKING government? Lose the grid, or you lose your job.
  • Oh my God, the quarterback is TOAST!
  • Yippie-ki-yay, motherfucker.
  • Happy trails, Hans

I was glad to see some Terminator, and Star Wars in there. One glaring omission:

I can’t think of any other one’s they’re missing. I mean, I can quote a bunch of other movies, but while I think those quotes are amazing, I don’t think they qualify as the best.

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Terminator Salvation

The Terminator franchise is one of my favorite movie franchises of all time.  (It’s also the main reason why I fear robots so much).  So when I heard that they were making another trilogy set after Judgment Day, I got excited.  Just like Star Wars, and Indiana Jones, and Die Hard,  I was getting a chance to see a new classic in theaters.  Also just like those three movies Salvation is the 4th installment of a previously successful trilogy, and if the past is any indication, 4th installments are usually not that great.  I was skeptical though the trailers looked good, and it kept the T2 music, so who knows.  Well, I know now, and I am not ecstatic, but I am pleased.

Terminator Salvation was faced with a huge mission, to keep to the roots of The Terminator history, and to prove what we already knew (Kind of like Star Wars Episode III in a way, it had to show how Anakin became Lord Vader, and make up for the horribleness of Episode II.).  T3 showed that judgment day happens, and sure, it may share alot in common with T2, but it was still a good action movie.  That being said, Salvation is not so much an action movie as a War movie.  Sure there is action involved, but it’s more about war, and with war comes sad, depressing moments.  So here’s my review of what I thought about it.  It’s after the click, cause it’s full of spoilers see, I’m being nice today.

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The Milky Way

Galactic Center of Milky Way Rises over Texas Star Party from William Castleman on Vimeo.

I think that this is an exceptionally cool time lapse video of the Milky Way. I can’t wait to try it out one day myself.

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LEGO Movie posters

LEGOs have been made into alot of interesting things before.  Taking a page from the LEGO Album covers book, here are a bunch of LEGO movie posters.  Some of them are really good, while others just suck.  The Harry Potter one, why just have Harry as LEGO and everyone else not, that’s kinda half-assed I think.  But for the most part there are some good works of LEGO art here.  I’ve included my favorites after the click, cause there’s too many pictures on the front page already.

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Living beyond time

So, how would you like to live totally in the dark, in a cave, with no hint of the outside world?  No clocks, no natural light, nothing that can give you any hint as to what’s going on.  Personally, I think it would be pretty cool.  I’d love to spend a month or so underground reading, and living on my own.

That’s exactly what Michel Siffre did for two months with the goal of discovering the natural rhythms of life.  Eating when he felt hungry, not a breakfast, lunch or dinner, sleeping when he felt like it.  The results are impressive.

He was able to attain the 48 hour cycle, being awake for 36 hours, and asleep for 12 hours, but to him, that was a single day.  The way it worked was he went into a cave, set up shop with some books and stuff, and left a team of people at the entrance of the cave.  He’d call them when he woke up, when he ate, and when he was gonna go to sleep.  The team wrote this info down, but didn’t tell him anything.  One of the more interesting things they found is that in counting from 1 to 120 at 1 digit a second, it took him five minutes, so what felt like two minutes for him, was in reality five.  That’s cool.

There’s a ton more information in this interview with him, you should read it it’s really interesting.

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A guide to Cats, by Engineers

If you can get past the first minute or so of it, it is worth the watch. Simply for the tuna line. And for those of you who want to take on Cat Yoddeling, here’s that video:
Chris thinks it’s mean to the cat’s I think it’s just annoying them. Besides they are already plotting to kill us anyway, so all we can do is speed up the process.

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Jam Wow!

djsteveporter has followed up his awesome Rap Chop music video remix of the Slap Chop commercials with Vince’s other (superior commercial) for the ShamWow!.

Personally, I liked the other remix better, but this one is good.  I only hope that Vince starts to make more infomercials so that djsteveporter can makes more remixes.

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Man The Enola Gay

Dropping the Atomic Bomb: Video Game Documentary from Gizmodo on Vimeo.

Wow, you have a sick mind.  This is a World War II reference, grow up.

The idea behind it is to get you into the cockpit of the Enola Gay and do what the pilot and crew did, say what they said, and experience what they experienced (minus the whole witness an atomic bomb go off part(cause if that was there I would sooooooooo sign up for this like yesterday!)).  I like it, but, the reasoning behind it is a little out there. I get that we don’t want to repeat this, but you know what you sound like, a peace loving hippie.  War is a necessary part of human nature, we’ve been doing it  since the begining of time, nothing you can say or do will change that.  Also, regardless of how many lives were saved/killed in the dropping of the Atomic bombs in 1945, it was a military decision, not an ethical one (I am in no way saying it was unethical to drop those bombs, I fully endorse it).  Had it been an ethical decision, we would probably still be fighting World War II, or at the very least, speaking Spanish or German right now, because The United States would no longer exist.

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Doodle 4 Google again

Google is having the finalist stage of their Doodle 4 Google contest.  The country is broken down into 10 regions and 4 age groups, 40 finalists are chosen, and you get to vote for one from each age group.

This year’s theme was “What I Wish for the World.”  Well, most of the kids who drew pictures choose “greener worlds” and animal rights, and peace and unity, and an end to wars.  Is everyone a Miss America?  Damn, kids are optimistic now a days.  I remember when I was 8, I didn’t give a rat’s ass about the environment, or all the different Religions that populate our planet, and how they all hate each other.  Why are these kids thinking of them?  They should be thinking of G.I. Joes, and Power Rangers, and trying to stay up late to watch The Simpson’s without mommy and daddy finding out.  I blame the parents, they are giving their kids too much responsibilities now a days.

Anyway, here are my favorites:

Grades K-3

Gilding Over our Great Loving Earth
Gilding Over our Great Loving Earth

Grades 4-6

Go Green
Go Green

Grades 7-9

Paperclips A Unified World
Paperclips A Unified World
Be Seen Being Green
Be Seen Being Green

Now I’m torn on this age group because I like the paper clips one, but I like that the author of the Green one realizes that nuclear power is green. However, the paper clip one is more unique, and better, so I choose that one.

Grades 10-12

Spreading the Spark
Spreading the Spark

Well those are my picks, now it’s your turn, go vote!

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My favorite flash game has a 3rd variation, Pandemic Extinction of Man.  Of all three versions of the game, I think this one is the most dumbed down.  Just look at this:

The world is split up into 10 sections, each has 10% of the world’s population, represented by the little people.

Green means healthy people, red means infected people, and black means dead people.  Of each of the 10 areas, you can spread the virus through, or attack airports, water, or the country’s attempt at a cure.  If the country is not infected, but shares borders with one that is, you can attempt to infect it with the “!” icon.  That’s the newest feature, controlling the virus itself, and not letting a random generator do it.  It lets you actually control which places you attack, which is nice.  And except for Greenland, and the South Pacific (Australia), all of Europe/Asia/Africa is reachable through land, you need a plane to get to the Americas, and you need a plane to get to Greenland and South Pacific.  And you can do whatever you want, for the low cost of 1 point each.

Look at that.  That’s all you get to control?!  No individual features of the virus like in Pandemic II, and no control of it’s transmission attributes like Pandemic.  That truly is dumb simple, and I don’t like it.

However, it’s one saving grace is that unlike Pandemic II, it is winnable.

Orange areas show infected countries, see, all of them are orange.

I choose f-11 because it was very governmenty.  I could have chosen Captain Trips, but I felt this virus didn’t deserve the honor and prestige that that name inspires in me, (yes inspires).

Unlike the other games, this one is probably the most realistic.  Because after 0% of the population dies, and 1% is infected, all the other countries start to develop a cure.  (Just like in real life, when one kid who may have swine flu, the entire school is shut down for 2 weeks for disinfection).  But that being said, I have been able to beat it repeatedly, unlike Pandemic II.

Fuck you Madagascar.