I have heard it said that springtime at Shuangxi is yet lovely. I intend to sail there in a dainty boat.
by AnotherChris  August 25, 2007 2:56 pm

Holy crap. I can’t believe I am going to say this, considering what a complete piece of crap the first AvP was, but the trailer for 2 is pretty darn bad ass. Well, okay, the Aliens with Predator mandibles seem pretty lame, but overall it looks cool. IGN is presently hosting the video on their site, the direct link to the file options is here: AvP:R.

Here are a few screens to whet your appetite. You can click on the images, as well, to be taken to IGN. Personally, I think there is a small chance I may actually want to see this.

by AnotherChris  August 24, 2007 1:47 pm

It seems that a 17 year old in NJ, with the help of several other individuals, has managed to hack his iPhone and utilize it on the T-Mobile network. The full story from Yahoo is available here. And the really important thing I’m sure all you tech-savvy people are going to want: the instructions to do it yourself. (WARNING: This could be seriously complicated work, undertake at your own risk.)

I love Apple, but it’s nice to see that someone has taken the initiative to make the iPhone available to other carriers. According to the article, the young man in question doesn’t want anyone to make money off the discovery but it won’t be long until unlocked phones flood eBay.

by AnotherChris  August 22, 2007 9:32 am

Gentle readers, you may have noticed that Mr. Yuk is sitting up on top of this page glowering at you. Some of you more youthful folks may not remember Mr. Yuk from his heyday of the 1970s and 1980s. He hasn’t disappeared in the intervening years, in fact he’s still going strong. First, a little background from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh…

In 1971, Mr. Yuk was created by the Pittsburgh Poison Center at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Since then, Mr. Yuk has been used to educate children and adults about poison prevention and to promote poison center awareness. In addition, Mr. Yuk has raised awareness that poison centers are available 24 hours-a-day, every day of the year to assist in the management of poisoning emergencies.

Every Mr. Yuk sticker contains the name of the nearest poison center and the national toll-free poison help telephone number—1-800-222-1222.

It may interest you to know that Mr. Yuk has a theme song and was featured in numerous television ads. I myself remember seeing a safety video in school projected from what was even then a battered old 16mm projector. Indeed it was this same projector who introduced me to the delights of Donald in Mathmagic Land which was thankfully finally put out on an affordable DVD. But I digress. If you’d like to hear the Mr. Yuk theme song in all of its glory, click here: Mr. Yuk is mean!

For more information on Mr. Yuk or to learn how to get Mr. Yuk stickers or wristbands, please visit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh information page here.

Finally, check out this great classic Mr. Yuk commercial from those long ago days!

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by AnotherChris  August 21, 2007 3:19 pm

Dear Paramount,

Thank you for choosing HD-DVD over Sony’s Blu-Ray. Though there are many reasons for me to be thankful for this decision, the biggest is the girl fit that Michael Bay threw upon hearing the news. He is quoted as saying:

I want people to see my movies in the best formats possible. For them to deny people who have Blu-ray sucks! They were progressive by having two formats. No Transformers 2 for me.

It is my fondest desire that you hold him to this promise. For some reason people think that Bay is capable of directing movies that do not suck. This is very clearly not the case. Up until Transformers was released, his movies seemed to be waning with the general movie going populace, based on the declining box office results of those projects. Unfortunately with a property like Transformers, Uwe Boll could have brought in a few hundred million dollars. By bringing in an actual talented director next time out, you’ll be able to see the difference it makes. In conclusion, thank you again for making Michael Bay cry like a girl and please make sure he keeps his word to avoid Transformers 2. Thank you.


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