Tuesday, January 29, 2008

4.12 - The One with 50 years of Lego

Yesterday Lego celebrated its 50th anniversary of the infamous Lego brick. I was first introduced to Lego when I was young...and I loved it. Of course there came along it's competitor MegaBlocks, but my parents would never get me that even though it was cheaper...they stuck to the Lego brand. MegaBlocks is to Lego what GoBots were to Transformers. Thankfully my parents always got me the good stuff. When Lego got the Star Wars license I was in bricker heaven. I think between my brother and I we had all of the sets that they first introduced. Then Lego came out with the Ultimate Collectors series with many more pieces and with that, so much more detail.

This is a time lapse video of the Ultimate Collectors Millennium Falcon that I saw on Boing Boing. The set consists of 5195 pieces and is the largest set in production...too bad it's HUGE and costs nearly $700.

if the video doesn't load...click here to see it.

Friday, January 25, 2008

4.11 - The One with Mr. Bublé

Last night I took Naomi too the Michael Bublé concert at the Air Canada Centre...and wow...it was amazing.

A vocal group from New York called Naturally 7 opened for Buble with their soothing renditions of Mr. Misters Broken Wings, Phil Colins' In the Air Tonight and a medley of Simon & Garfunkel tunes. Then they went to do a demo of what they call "vocal play"...basically they show off their vocal skills imitating various musical instruments. The guy doing the bass guitar was incredible.

Onto the main event...Bublé came out and did his thing. He sang, danced, went out into the crowd to take pictures, sign some autographs and even got his ass grabbed by some over zealous lady. It's a good thing Bublé has a great sense of humour...he complimented on the lady on how she really got a good firm...uhh...grip... and told a couple of 9-year old girls in the front row, "I'm glad I have fans like you, or I'd turn into Amy Winehouse so fast."

His ad-libbing throughout his show kept it lively and spontaneous...when he started to snap his fingers to the beat of Fever, the crowd started to cheer. "How do you know what song I'm going to sing?" The crowd had a good laugh and Bublé went into the Hockey Song by Stompin' Tom Connor. It didn't take long for the entire arena to sing with him. He also told us that his song Home was written about Toronto. This was one of the most entertaining concerts that I've been at...his band was amazing...especially his 19 year old pianist/music director/co-writer.

Bublé ended his set (before his 2 song encore) with Song For You where he sang the last few lines a capella...and without a microphone. His voice carried around the arena and was the most heartfelt, most sincere expression of his appreciation to his Toronto fans who propelled him into stardom. Great concert.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

4.10 - The One with the new kinda 'Hero' game

Introducing...Smarties Hero!! Now this is a game that I can play on expert!

So I decided to drop my cell phone provided for a new one...I got to keep my old number so I'm happy for that. I also get to save at least $10 a month on my new plan...plus I got a new phone. Picked up the Motorola Razr2...it's a pretty slick phone. It's super thin too...I like that. It's got a lot of cool features on it that I'm probably never going to use...but hey...it's me.

*** ...a few more things ***

got home after work...went online to check the latest news...Heath Ledger dead at age 28. That's just scary...He was just a year older than I am. I still looking forward to what's quite possibly his last movie performance as the Joker in this summer's upcoming Batman movie. It's going to be a different movie experience that what I was expecting. RIP Joker...

on a lighter note...go see Juno...it's an amazing film...it's up for best picture at the Oscars...I hope it wins.

"That ain't no etch-a-sketch. This is one doodle that can't be un-did, homeskillet."

Monday, January 21, 2008

4.09 - The One with the 27 Cloverfield Dresses

I saw two movies at the theatre this weekend...27 Dresses and Cloverfield. There were some similarities to both of the films I saw:

  • both of the movies were based in New York City
  • both movies had some soft of monster...Cloverfield a 'real' monster, 27 Dresses...a Bridezilla if you will
  • both had a party during the film
  • guy wants girl and will stop at nothing to get her...happens in both
27 Dresses is your typical romantic comedy which uses the girl meets guy...they hook up, something bad happens...they break up...then get back together again cuz they can't be apart formula. All the writers have to do is come up with new situations in which the couple go through. This movie has Katherine Heigl's character Jane being the best friend to everyone who can't say no. In being this kinda of friend...she ends up in 27 weddings as a bridesmaid. 27!! Really sheds new light on the phrase, "Always the bridesmaid, never the bride." There were some pretty good quotes in this movie like:

Kevin: What about you? Don't you have any needs?
Jane: No, I don't have needs...I'm Jesus.

Jane: I feel like I just found out that my favorite love song was written about a sandwich.

Kevin: [in Jane's apartment, with her showing off her dresses as she pulls out a loud-looking Gone With The Wind dress] What is that?
Jane: [holding the dress up to herself] Theme wedding!
Kevin: What was the theme? Humiliation?

overall...it's a chick flick...Naomi really enjoyed it...I felt bad for all those bridesmaids out there who were forced to wear a dress that was just plain...ugly. I will be avoiding all theme weddings...

I left Cloverfield with more questions than I had answers. It was an intense movie. This movie was edited in a way that it looks like an amateur home video. Sort of like the Blair Witch movie, but instead of running from a fictional witch...they are running away from a monster and it's other monsterlings. So if you can`t handle that kind of cinematography...I suggest you stay away from this movie. I had to put my down and close my eyes for a second during the movie because I was getting dizzy. The box office at the theatre had a warning which stated that viewers of this movie may experience the same symptoms as if you were on a roller coaster...a 90 minute roller coaster. I can't really spoil the movie for anyone...I can't even describe the monster...it's nothing that I've ever seen. I think the studio did a great job of marketing the movie and when you left...you wanted more. I want to see it again...

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

4.08 - The One with the movie theater

You gotta love small town movie theaters...below average screens, minimal seating, horrific sound...but on Tuesdays it's cheap night...$4/ticket. Even though the theater is pretty sad...it's a good deal. PLUS you'll never know who you'll see and experience there. Last night a few of us went to see National Treasure - Book of Secrets and the best part of the movie experience was when an older lady walked into the theater...wandered up and down the side aisle looking for the people who she was with. Having no success she seemed to be a little flustered...then she realized that she came into the wrong theater and into the wrong movie...

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

4.07 - The One with the Youth in Asia

I found this on Not Always Right, check it out:

(A woman came up to my register today and began putting her items up on the counter. All of a sudden, she stopped to listen to the pet store advertisements that we have playing all day in the store. The ad mentioned donations would prevent unnecessary euthanasia in animals at shelters.)

Woman: “What would they do with the euthanasia?”

Me: “The donations would help animals find homes so they wouldn’t use euthanasia unless it was absolutely necessary.”

Woman: “What do euthanasia have to do with it?”

Me: “Well, euthanasia means putting them to sleep.”

Woman: “They’re killed?”

Me: “Essentially.”

Woman: “I thought that was just a rumor.”

Me: “…what?”

Woman: “So do they eat them?”

Me: *so confused* “…the vets?”

Woman: “No. The kids.”

Me, perplexed: “…kids?”

Woman: “In Asia!”

(Then I realized that she meant youth in Asia. Not, euthanasia. And here I thought that mistake was only made on TV. Wow.)

Thursday, January 10, 2008

4.06 - The One with THE dunk

I've seen a lot of my share of dunks...some of the more memorable ones are the Vince Carter slam dunk competition in 2000, or his dunk in the olympics where he jumped over the 7' French center.

Now take a look at this...it's UNC-Ashville's 7'8" - 360lbs center, Kenny George. He can dunk with out jumping...just stands there and boom...no chance whatsoever for the opposition. Imagine playing against him?

Now THIS dunk is something else...UNC's Tyler Hansborough (probably a top 5 pick in the NBA draft this year) dunks on George. That's right he goes right at him and throws it down.

all I can say is..WOW...there must be something in the North Carolina water

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

4.05 - The One with Mark living in Ikea

I have a friend named Mark...but he isn't as crazy as this particular Mark. He's living in an Ikea store in New Jersey for a week because his New York City apartment had to be fumigated. Pretty funny idea...he's also the guy that visited all 171 Starbucks in Manhattan in a day. Check out the links:

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

4.04 - The One with the FREE guitar

I love this picture...

Sunday, January 06, 2008

4.03 - The One with more Rock Band

who loves Rock Band? Conan loves Rock Band!!!

Saturday, January 05, 2008

4.02 - The One with the All Star vote

you gotta love Chris Bosh...

Friday, January 04, 2008

4.01 - The One about nothing

well it's 4 days into the New Year and I haven't blogged about anything. I've been sick and nothing has really happened that's blog worthy. Maybe the sweet Rock Band playing on New Years Eve...I think it's gotta be THE best party game. Nothing else is that exciting right now...my head hurts and I'm tired...I'm out