Archive for October, 2010

The Mentalist Pink Chanel Suit S03E06 (CBS)

The Mentalist tells the story of Patrick Jane played by Simon Baker, a man specializing in studying the micro-expressions of people who became involved with trying to catch a serial killer named Red John. Red John killed his wife and daughter. Since then, Jane has been working with the stupidly named CBI, California Bureau of Investigations, a kind of state police.

Robin Tunney plays Agent Lisbon, who is in charge of the unit. Van Pelt is the new agent on the squad. Rigsby has a crush on her. The Mentalist is kind of like the TNT show Psych, but it’s not a comedy, it’s a drama. I’ve enjoyed this series because it’s light and interesting. I’ve kind of come to despise Criminal Minds.

Jane uses his semi-celebrity and his lack of protocol to solve cases quickly, cases in which the CBI wouldn’t be able to come up with answers without him. Each episode has the color red in its title. The Mentalist resembles the show Lie to Me, which premiered in 2009 on Fox. The Mentalist started on the 23rd of September 2008 on CBS.

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

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Stargate Universe Pathogen S02E04 (Syfy)

SG°U title card, via Wikipedia

Stargate Universe title card

I’ve never been a Stargate fan. I’ve tried watching SG-1 and Stargate Atlantis, but never really found them compelling enough. I actually like the original movie with Kurt Russell, but the series never really interested me that much. One of my friends recently bought all of the seasons cheaply. I thought about watching them, but ran out of time. Scalzi is a creative consultant on this series and it looks pretty interesting, so I’ve decided to give it a go.

Now, before any bitching and hating starts― too late, it’s already started, I haven’t bothered to read, review, or watch any of the Stargate series, and I’m not going to. I’ve watched a couple of episodes and didn’t continue. I tried Stargate Atlantis, but didn’t like it. My friend told me that starting season 4, SG-1 was really good. I can’t really comment on that as I stopped watching the series after a few episodes.

Basically, I’m a new viewer of Stargate, but I’m not a science-fiction novice. It puts me in an interesting spot about reviewing this show. My point of view is from someone who hasn’t watched any of the SG shows, so this review and recap should be interesting to those of you who haven’t watched SG before. For the others, leave some comments and start a discussion.

Is the show good or bad? Read on to find out more.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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Castle 3XK S03E06 (ABC)

Castle title card via Wikipedia

Castle title card via Wikipedia

I’ve been a Nathan Fillion fan for quite a while. Ever since Firefly, I was really impressed by his acting. Since he is starring in a new series named Castle, I took it upon myself to watch it weekly.

Anyway, what do I like about Castle? Well it stars an obnoxious, womanizing novelist. Detective Kate Beckett is a closet hottie, played by Stana Katic. Her hotness is kind of hard to explain. The actress is quite hot, but in Castle, she toned it down. She doesn’t wear much makeup and favors a natural look, kind of like “Oh I’m hot, but I could be the girl next door, BTW, FYI, I’m still smoking hot.” That’s how I described her in my mind. She’s kind of got the ex-catwalk model look going for her, which is quite good.

So that’s a good point. Plus she’s Canadian and a good actress. That’s always a good combination.

Warning: spoilers ahead

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My Daily Tweets 10-30-2010

  • 00:31:26: “We’re so sorry”, BP renamed DP ‘coz we care
  • 00:36:24: It’s the kind of thing you would actually need to see someone else do before you believed it was possible. Tony Hawk McSw http://goo.gl/32nZ
  • 00:40:25: His peers, out of reverence, stopped skating and surrendered the ramp to him. about Tony Hawk in McSweeney’s http://goo.gl/32nZ
  • 00:45:13: He doesn’t look like someone who’s found religion; he looks like someone who’s found divinity. about Tony Hawk in McSw’s http://goo.gl/32nZ
  • 00:52:52: Tony Hawk and the 900: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JX
  • 02:07:37: Is what Lisbeth Salander did feasible in the Stieg Larsson books? Vanity Fair asks a real hacker. http://goo.gl/38LU
  • 03:03:38: From Twitter 10-29-2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4K0
  • 16:31:15: Firefox Halloween Costume: Gimme Some Mo, Zilla: http://wp.me/pWvW-4K3
  • 16:33:08: Deadmau5 Halloween Mask Powered By A Netduino: Rocking to the Beats: http://wp.me/pWvW-4K5
  • 16:41:59: Managed to sleep 11 hours last night.
  • 16:43:31: RT @bedheadblonde: If you can’t figure out how to unfasten your seatbelt, you should be left on the plane to die.Airplane Darwinism.
  • 16:43:42: RT @goldengateblond: You’re the one who dressed up your baby as a whoopee cushion. I was just testing him out.
  • 16:44:42: RT @brem: Si y a rien de plus excitant qui m’arrive dans les 4 prochaines minutes, je vais me coucher #menaces
  • 16:48:27: RT @warrenellis: Apparently FREAKANGELS just won an Eagle Award. Sadly, they still don’t give real eagles as prizes.
  • 16:58:12: Maytag’s Maxima and Bravos Washers & Dryers: http://wp.me/pWvW-4K8
  • 16:59:45: Are Desktop Computers Obsolete?: http://wp.me/pWvW-4Ka
  • 17:25:19: 13-Inch MacBook Air Review: So Long, Fatty http://t.co/fAp55I4
  • 17:25:55: Time to walk Spike and do some more relaxing. Love Saturdays.
  • 18:42:05: Took me a while, but I managed to find my gigantic 18×24″ watercolor canvases.
  • 19:36:37: It’s to create a plot storyboard for my Werewolf story. I’m 23,000 words in.
  • 19:38:33: It’s 6:37AM in Urbana-Champaign & I just called the wife to say that I loved her. She’s on her way to teach. Yes, Saturday teaching classes.
  • 19:44:05: Wow, looks like I’ll be watching Inception tonight. Was planning on watching The Social Network, but I’ve been waiting for #Inception
  • 21:00:44: RT @annebgodbout: Finalement, fiston était tranquillement crampé de son érection matinale en chantant pénis-pénis-pénis. Charmant les mâles.
  • 21:01:33: Catching up on some shows that I missed this week. Even after 11 hours of sleep, I’m still a bit groggy.
  • 21:03:01: I think I’ll have some pasta tonight. Not in the mood to make anything elaborate. The wife confessed that she deeply misses my cooking.

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Are Desktop Computers Obsolete?

102910_rg_AreDesktopObsolete_01.jpgAs more and more people are buying laptops, it begs the following and immediate question: are desktop computers obsolete? It all depends on what you do with your computer. For a lot of users, laptops are fine, especially if you one of the more powerful desktop replacement laptops. However, in some cases, desktops are still very useful.

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Maytag’s Maxima and Bravos Washers & Dryers

102910_rg_MaytagMaximaBravos_01.jpgMaytag recently released some new washers and dryers, which are the creme of the crop when it comes to energy efficiency and overall good looks. The only hitch is that they cost a grand each, otherwise we’d have them in our homes already.

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Deadmau5 Halloween Mask Powered By A Netduino: Rocking to the Beats

Who is Deadmau5? He’s a DJ based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and he’s mostly known for wearing these crazy masks during his live sets, that kind of look like a dead mouse.

deadmau5 halloween netduino mask dj

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Firefox Halloween Costume: Gimme Some Mo, Zilla

My Halloween dress up duties have thankfully already passed, but for some people, the big night out is coming up this Saturday. This Halloween, I’ve seen some really interesting costumes, including this Mozilla Firefox costume. It actually looks cute, which is a bonus.

firefox_costume_1

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My Daily Tweets 10-29-2010

  • 00:01:01: Midnight, & I just finished working. Time to walk Spike and relax before going to work tomorrow morning.
  • 00:01:33: Ghost Reporting: The Best Costume at Blizzcon by Far | http://bit.ly/9njNQn
  • 00:25:49: Ah, time for Survivor.
  • 03:03:52: From Twitter 10-28-2010: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JC
  • 12:51:43: LED Jack-O-Lantern: The Geeky Way to Scare People Away: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JE
  • 12:53:38: USB Flower Light With Aroma Diffuser: The Gift That Keeps On Stinking: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JH
  • 12:56:43: Survivor Nicaragua What Goes Around Comes Around S21E07 (CBS): http://wp.me/pWvW-4JJ
  • 20:08:09: After my nap this afternoon, I was totally out of it. Freaking Halloween is almost over.
  • 20:08:31: RT @annebgodbout: Ouin ben, me reproduire, c’était pas mon meilleur choix détente.
  • 20:10:40: RT @jane_l: so now we know that @marieclaire hates bloggers, fat people & people who like to dress well.
  • 20:11:42: @katiewest when I think of love, I think of my wife Joanna.
  • 20:12:11: RT @davidonformosa: Lowest temperature in Taiwan (excluding mountain areas) was 15.7˚C in Chiayi (according to SET TV News). http://twi
  • 20:12:33: RT @ThinkingFox: The Facebook engineer who just destroyed our privacy further is @waynekao Notice how he protects his twitter account
  • 20:13:20: RT @annebgodbout: Stratégie : Je m’endette au max toute ma vie en payant le minimum seulement, en me paddant d’assurances en cas de décè …
  • 20:13:32: @annebgodbout hum, non, SVP.
  • 20:13:47: RT @annebgodbout: Il annonce de la neige dimanche!!! Wahooooo!
  • 20:15:46: RT @brem: wow, 10 minutes sans rebooter, mon Live Messenger 2011 bat des records
  • 20:17:30: RT @annebgodbout: Si je chiale sur mon poids, rappelez-moi la shitload de crème irlandaise que je viens d’ingérer via mon café.
  • 20:20:46: Both pets are sitting w me on the couch. I just spotted Yoda the cat biting Spike’s lower eyelid. WTF. Yoda & her love bites.
  • 20:25:40: A girl named Candy told me that she didn’t like candy.
  • 20:29:52: I think I’ll have some ementhal cheese right about now.
  • 20:30:59: Simple & Effective Mac-Based Setup Includes New Air: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JM
  • 20:32:17: Is the New MacBook Air Right For You?: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JO
  • 20:49:23: I like delving into the source code. Makes me think that I’m in the Matrix.
  • 22:21:53: Saw Scott Pilgrim Vs the World recently. Loved it. Music was also awesome. That Metric track was incredibloos!
  • 22:33:29: Holy fuck, Metric’s Black Sheep is an incredible track. On repeat for the rest of the night. Had to use my headphones bc I had it on so loud
  • 22:49:46: @Dezeen Hey thanks for the mention. I love funky watches!
  • 22:56:25: RT @Dezeen: Thanks to @djrange for his post about our “cool and funky” watch store! http://bit.ly/azN20r
  • 23:19:55: RT @asimone: Last night my barista called me a hipster. I tried to explain that my clothes don’t match my bike, but he would have none o …
  • 23:40:52: Dentsu Green Vending Machines Grow Veg Without Sun: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JR
  • 23:46:52: 23:46 on a Friday night in Taipei. TGIF. BTW, still listening to Metric’s Black Sheep. WoW
  • 23:47:44: I’m in lesbians with this song.
  • 23:54:47: Brie Larson Covers Metric For Scott Pilgrim Vs The World: http://wp.me/pWvW-4JU
  • 23:55:19: Jeez, i got 6 tabs open on McSweeney’s articles.

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Tony Hawk and the 900

Great column over at McSweeney’s about Tony Hawk’s new book.

It’s the kind of thing you would actually need to see someone else do before you believed it was possible.

His peers, out of reverence, stopped skating and surrendered the ramp to him.

He doesn’t look like someone who’s found religion; he looks like someone who’s found divinity.

I saw this when it first aired because back then I was a street rollerblader. I was also flabbergasted.

Here is the video from the 1999 X-Games when Tony Hawk first landed a 900.


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