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Jan 312009
 

Don’t know if you are aware of this or not (and it might be too late at this point, but hey you have until 6pm est to head out to a store and find yourself the glasses) there will be a 3D commercial during the game.

Yep, 3D as in jumping off the screen at you.

I love 3D. Went to see My Bloody Valentine in 3D two weeks ago with my niece and I came out of that film thinking ALL movies should be released in Real D 3D. Even the non-3D-ish (meaning stuff poking out at you) scenes just looked cool.

 So run out to the store and get your glasses. I have seen them at Target and the grocery store. But don’t just chuck them after the game, Monday’s episode of CHUCK will be in 3D as well.

According to NBCWashington.com, Some 150 million 3D glasses will be given away for Super Bowl viewers to watch a 90-second 3D sneak preview of the big-screen animated feature “Monsters vs. Aliens.” While 3D telecasts are nothing new, this marks the first time one has been done for such a large audience.

Jan 302009
 

It has been a month since Mom’s funeral. It is kind of hard to believe it has been that long already. I know it will take time.

I don’t know how I did it, but I got back to work the following week. Tried to keep myself busy. Tried to be there for Dad and keep him busy (although I have been a big slacker in that area this past week).

It has to be the hardest on him. He doesn’t have family here. They are all in Virginia. He spent his life devoted to Mom. He seems so lost without here. We all are.

I miss her terribly.

Jan 302009
 

I was just sent a link to this video from a friend and fellow cat lover over at CatToys.com. This video shows a cat sledding down a hill and ENJOYING it! He even gets off and starts heading back up the hill when he is done for another ride.

I don’t think my big scaredy-cat Boris would sit still long enough for the ride. Wonder how they discovered the cat liked to sled? Would have been nice if the video had a small interview of the human involved 🙂

Jan 292009
 

I just found a way cool steampunk contest over at Dvice (part of SCIFI channel). Design a steampunk cylon and you can win Battlestar Galactica goodies. Here are some of the details…

Steampunk Cyclon“STEAMPUNK CYLON” CONTEST
Cylon Background: The Cylons were created by the people of the Twelve Colonies. Intelligent robots, they were used as slaves and soldiers to fight humanity’s wars. But the Cylons became sentient and they rebelled. Man and machine fought to a bloody stalemate, then the Cylons withdrew to a remote region of space. A truce between the Twelve Colonies and the Cylons lasted for 40 tense and silent years. Then, on the 40th anniversary, a stunning blonde a Cylon in human form met the human envoy¦ moments before the Cylons vaporized the station and launched a genocidal attack on the Twelve Colonies.

Now DVICE gives you the opportunity to create Steampunk Cylons to win prizes. There are many examples of steampunk design contemporary objects re-imagined as if they were built in the Victorian era.

HOW TO ENTER
Design a Steampunk Cylon: Entrants must create an image of what a Cylon from the “steampunk” era would look like. You can use graphical software (such as Photoshop), draw or paint your Cylon, or you can physically build the Cylon and photograph it. You then submit the image(s) of your design to editor@dvice.com. Please do not exceed 1 megabyte per image! Your entry should also include your full name, date of birth, phone number, physical address and a valid e-mail address.

We’ll also accept entries for creations in the general Battlestar universe (steampunk ships, steampunk devices, etc.), although our preference is for Cylons.

Jan 222009
 

Bob MayBob May, the man who fit inside the B9 Robot of Lost in Space fame has passed. He died January 18th. He was only 69.

According to the WashingtonPost.com, “May died Sunday of congestive heart failure at a hospital in Lancaster, said his daughter, Deborah May.”

He will be greatly missed by fans.

Stop by the Bob May website to send the family your condolences.

http://www.robot-b9.com/

Jan 192009
 

KhaaaanRicardo Montalban passed away. He died January 14, 2009.

As posted over at the Huffington Post, he is often remembered by things like: “Fine Corinthian leather,” Khan and, “Smiles, everyone, smiles.” The “Fine Corinthian leather” dates us all. Perhaps the younger generation better remembers him saying “carne asada” in a Taco Bell commercial a few years back.

Check out the very nice write up on Ricardo Montalban over at the Huff Post and be sure to watch the TCM movie marthon (7 in all) starring Mr. Montalban.

Jan 152009
 

Fly FusionYou might remember how a raved about the digital Fly Fusion pen in  a past post. Well, hopefully these are still available over at your local Target. Run back to the toy clearance aisles and you’ll find these once $80 pens for under $20.

Go now, Target will be cleaning out those rows of cheap toys and sending them off to the local Goodwill which will mark it back closer to the original prices.

Jan 142009
 

Remember the Fisher Space pen and how cool it was to be able to write anywhere even upside down? I found another pen that is just as cool, maybe even cooler. (If that’s possible since the Fisher Space pen did do a licensed Star Trek pen back in the day, I have one in my collection.) This new pen I am talking about is the INKA pen.

Inka PenThe Inka pen is from those innovative guys over at Nile Ize and it is pretty sweet. Like the space pen it writes anywhere — upside down, under water and in extreme temperatures. So you can take it with you anywhere you go even planet Vulcan.

It has a multifunction design. The closed pen is watertight and can be used as a key chain or attach it to your gear. There’s a PDA stylus too so you can quickly tap out commands on your tricorder or smart phone (which ever one you happen to have). Take the key ring off and reassemble your Inka in to a full size writing instrument, which by the way is pretty smart looking, with its stainless steel and carbon fiber components. This would make a great gift for anyone from all out geek to a sports nut. For more info check out writeanywhere.com or just head on over to ThinkGeek.com to pick up yours.

Jan 122009
 

Originally submitted at Toys R Us

Prepare for the return of Star Trek with this exclusive action figure release featuring the original Captain James T. Kirk as he appeared in the classic Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan! This six-inch figure includes 18 points of articulation and accessories from the legendary film! Only available…


Khaaan!

By whataslacker from StarTrekToysOnline.com from Rdg, PA on 1/12/2009

 

4out of 5

Pros: Classic

Cons: Flesh color is off

Describe Yourself: Collector

This is a great sculpt of Kirk screaming Khaaan! TRU should have had more made these are too hard to find!

Khaaan! Kirk in Package

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Jan 012009
 

Not too sure how happy this year will be but since 2008 ended so badly 2009 should be better. I hope. Here’s wishing everyone else a great new year. I am sitting here watching Bugs Bunny and trying to remember better times. So far I got to see some of my favorites like the little […]