Friday, January 30, 2009
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Reuters reports that Chrysler has unveiled plans to help underwrite Terminator Salvation.
Chrysler, which has received $4 billion in emergency aid from the U.S. government, has a deal to place its vehicles in cameo roles in the film, scheduled for release on May 22 and starring Christian Bale, executives said on Tuesday.
Financial terms of the sponsorship deal were not disclosed.
"This spring, 'Terminator 4' comes out and we will be one of the sponsors," Chrysler director of media Susan Thomson said in a presentation at the Automotive News World Congress. "We have a following with the 'Terminator' movies and we are going to continue with that."
"Cameo roles," not product placement. Christ, even the Gran Torino in Gran Torino didn't get "cameo role" status. Chrysler: Punching America in the balls with stupidity. "Gee, a mediocre movie with irrelevant product placement--that's never been attempted." Seriously, why not put your bailout money on a fucking horse? At least the horse has a chance of not being a loser. Although I'm sure a lot of the thirteen year olds who go see Terminator 4 will be impressed.
Friday, January 16, 2009
The Tetris effect is the ability of an activity to which people devote sufficient time and attention to begin overshadowing their thoughts, mental images, and dreams. It is named after the video game Tetris.
People who play Tetris for a long time might find themselves thinking about ways different shapes in the real world can fit together, such as the boxes on a supermarket shelf or the buildings on a street.In this sense, the Tetris effect is a form of habit.
--From the "Tetris Effect" Wikipedia page
I've been playing a bit at tetrisfriends.com , and today I got to level 18. But I've been experiencing this for days. I wonder if the same principle holds for Leisure Suit Larry...
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has launched a marketing campaign to rebrand fish as "sea kittens," a name the organization hopes will increase awareness and make the vertebrates more endearing to those who would eat them...."Knowing that the fish sticks in the school cafeteria are really made out of tortured sea kittens makes most kids want to lose their lunch."
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
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Saturday, January 3, 2009
The pages of Hemingway's own copy of Joyce's Ulysses, a book he praised to the skies, were cut only a third of the way through, suggesting his enthusiasm flagged early among the run-on sentences and carloads of stream-of-consciousness.