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Miyazaki vs Pixar

| March 31, 2009

Ah, Miyazaki. His mama raised him right! I’m totally going to sound snobby, but I’m going to say it, “Pixar stuff is overrated” and Miyazaki stuff is underrated (in the States anyway). Uh oh. Maybe it’s the foreign factor (I suspect it’s a big factor). I was watching some youtube vids of clips/music from some [...]

Berserk: The Abridged Series

| March 30, 2009

Oh man. This is hilarious. I was mildly entertained at first, but after a while I was just bursting out laughing. Pretty good writing and editing, some witty observation about anime in general (some reasons why I kinda got bored of anime). It probably won’t be as funny if you’ve never seen the original, though.  [...]

My Hands Have a Voice

| March 24, 2009

Oops, almost forgot to post this up. Saw this on TOKiMONSTA’s blog not too long ago. It’s a benefit for anti-slavery, Saturday April 18th, 7 PM at 8332 Commonwealth, Buena Park, CA 90621.  There will be music, a film, and an art auction. What’s the proper usage for “benefit” in this case? “Cancer benefit” [...]

Miscomm Blamed For Not Walking Ichiro

| March 24, 2009

Wow. I’m f’n writing about baseball. I never thought I’d see the day. Because I hate watching baseball. But “small ball” is actually pretty fun to watch. That and the epic rivalry. I really wish I had gone. Especially for $15. Anyway, lots of people were wondering why the Koreans didn’t walk Ichiro. Apparently it [...]

The Unreliability of Memory

| March 19, 2009

This is fascinating: It never ceases to amaze me how powerful asking for forgiveness can be, and in kind, forgiving. It equally ceases to amaze me how stubborn some people can be in refusing to ever admit being wrong. Because that would be weak. To me, it’s cowardice; it takes more balls to swallow pride, [...]

Oldboy (올드보이)

| March 12, 2009

Wow. I just finished watching Oldboy. What a mind-fuck. Mental flagellation. I’m still kind of stunned. I feel like I should wait for my mind to simmer down before writing further, because I can’t yet decide if I like the film or not. On the one hand, this is a very jacked up movie, and [...]

Good Idea, Bad Idea: Welded Differentials

| March 12, 2009 [Update: Yeah, it's fake.] Wow. One can never be sure if people are being flat out retarded or if they are just trying to create a new internet meme.   This ranks alongside Direct Exhaust Injection (the guy thought if he routed his engine’s exhaust back into his intake, he would have unlimited, perpetual [...]

Arial vs Helvetica

| March 11, 2009

So I was working on some documents and was starting to fiddle with fonts when I realized, “Hey! I’m on a Mac now! Helvetica should be accessible to me for the first time ever!” For all you Windows-only people who have never heard of Helvetica, Helvetica was/is the original de-facto standard font, before Arial was [...]

Picture Bride

| March 10, 2009

  Kana: The first time I get off the boat, I see Kanzaki. I think, “Ooh! He’s so handsome. How I get this kind handsome man? More better than picture!” All the other brides look at us, tell me “Lucky!” He act so nice, so kind. I think I’m in paradise. Riyo: Why Kanzak-san change? [...]

The Simpsons Foreclosure

| March 9, 2009

Zing! “I have this magical thing called a home equity loan. I borrow all the money I want, and the house gets stuck with the bill!”