Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Ghost in the Shell Live Action Movie?!

Did I just hear Hollywood making a live action film of Ghost in the Shell? Akira? Even Macross (a.k.a. Robotech)?? And not by anybody, but by big names like Spielberg, DiCaprio, and such?

Stop whatever you're doing, and check this out!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Missing Out

[Live Review] Coldplay - Philips Arena, Atlanta (11th November 2008)

Here's something I missed on last Tuesday. *sad face*

Coldplay Concert at Philips Arena last Tuesday

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Hail Colbert!

This may be a old video, but it gave me a great laugh, which I couldn't do out loud because I was at work... but hope you can.


Wednesday, November 5, 2008


A funny joke my co-worker gave me today.


The European Union commissioners have announced that agreement has been reached to adopt English as the preferred language for European communications, rather than German, which was the other possibility.

As part of the negotiations, Her Majesty’s Government conceded that English spelling had some room for improvement and has accepted a five-year phased plan for what will be known as Euro-English (Euro for short). In the first year, ‘s’ will be used instead of the soft ‘c’. Sertainly, sivil servants will resieve this news with joy. Also, the hard ‘c’ will be replaced with ‘k.’ Not only will this klear up konfusion, but typewriters kan have one less letter.

There will be growing publik enthusiasm in the sekond year, when the troublesome ‘ph’ will be replaced by ‘f’. This will make words like ‘fotograf’ 20 per sent shorter.

In the third year, publik akseptanse of the new spelling kan be expekted to reach the stage where more komplikated changes are possible. Governments will enkourage the removal of double letters, which have always ben a deterent to akurate speling. Also, al wil agre that the horible mes of silent ’e’s in the languag is disgrasful, and they would go.

By the fourth year, peopl wil be reseptiv to steps such as replasing ‘th’ by ‘z’ and ‘W’ by ‘V’. During ze fifz year, ze unesesary ‘o’ kan be dropd from vords kontaining ‘ou’, and similar changes vud of kors; be aplid to ozer kombinations of leters.

After zis fifz yer, ve vil hav a reli sensibl riten styl. Zer vil b no mor trubls or difikultis and evrivun vil find it ezi tu understand ech ozer. Ze drem vil finali kum tru.

The World Is With Us

World reaction to Obama victory: Elation

One of the reason I support Barack Obama is because I believe that he'll bring back the sense of responsibility to this nation, reminding us that we don't live on an island, but on a globe full of different people.

Reading this article on World's reaction on our new president, I believe it even more.

We Made A History

Yesterday was truly a remarkable day. It was the first time I've exercised my most valuable rights as a citizen of the United States--the right to vote.

Until yesterday, all the numbers on all those election days I've lived through were just numbers. But it was different this time. Knowing that one of the vote in those numbers is mine, it was something invaluable, something one must experience to understand the significance. Yesterday changed me from skeptics of Democracy to a believer; I now do believe that the ideal this nation stands on is not just a sales pitch, but really one of the mankind's greatest achievements.

I was driving down the downtown Atlanta, and have seen people honking, dancing, screaming his name, and most of all, connecting with strangers next to them. I've neveer seen the country so energized and elated. Not for World Series, not for World Cup, not for Olympics, or Superbowl. And certainly not when G. W. Bush was elected president.

After watching another touching and inspiring speech of Barack Obama, one of the people in the bar exclaimed, "Now, that's a motivation." It's things like this that tells you, he is someone special. And I have my hopes up for him, and for this nation.

Video: Report on the Election Result
Video: Washington's Reaction to Election Result
Video: Obama's Acceptance Speech

PS. Watch the footage from Washington. I wish I'd been there.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Say Bye to Circuit City

Circuit City in fight for survival, to close 155 stores

As predicted, Circuit City is closing a large chunk of its retail stores.

So, can I please get nice deals now? I want sub LCD HDTV 42" 1080P at sub-$600 for myself, thank you very much. ;)

Monday, November 3, 2008

Don't Vote (Seriously)

The presidential election is right around the corner, and I just wanted to show a video why you shouldn't vote. How effective this video really is is up for a debate: