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Date : September 2009

There’s Water on the Moon

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Published on: 2009.09.24

In case you missed it: There’s Water on the Moon.

Spend. Less. Expect. Life

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Published on: 2009.09.23

Is it just me, or did some of the biggest retailers in the world hire the same advertising firm this time around? In recent television ads, I’m seeing slogans that are surprisingly similar, almost as if they were thought of by the same person. And each of them makes little sense, when scrutinized closely. Let’s[…]

It Should Just Work

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Published on: 2009.09.23

In the mid-1980s, when I was just a young teen, I overheard my Dad talking with a computer man named Bill Wolfe (nice guy, good father, very smart). Mr. Wolfe said, “Students should be required to take computer language courses in school.” I can’t remember whether he was talking about Fortran, BASIC, or what. He[…]

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009)

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Published on: 2009.09.22

If you have the chance, see this movie in 3D. No, it’s not mind-blowing, or spectacular. But it’s a lot more fun when the food falling from the sky seems to be coming right into your lap. I’ll give Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs my personal award for “Most Innovative Title” of 2009. I[…]

The Wrestler (2008)

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Published on: 2009.09.22

The Wrestler features a couple of actors in the evenings of their careers — Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei — but both prove why they’ve been in the business so long. They carry this movie. Rourke has 10 other movies either in production or post-production, scheduled for release in the next year or two, and[…]

District 9 (2009)

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Published on: 2009.09.21

The trailers didn’t do this movie justice. Neill Blomkamp’s debut as a writer and his first major film as director should be a smash hit. If it doesn’t do well at the box office, it’s sure to be a favorite on DVD. The basic back-story is this: an alien race (called “prawns” by humans) arrived[…]

Frost/Nixon (2008)

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Published on: 2009.09.15

Covering one of the most devastating political events in this nation’s modern history, Frost/Nixon as a movie is superb. Ron Howard proved again as a director that he can be trusted to handle pinnacle moments of our history with honesty and accuracy, keeping true to the spirit of the events. Unlike many “period pieces,” this[…]

How Sad Were the VMAs?

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Published on: 2009.09.14

Having been without regular TV (by choice) for more than eight years, last night’s VMAs on MTV opened my eyes. I mean, I knew television’s quality, content, ethics, and watchability have been declining steadily since … I’m not sure when. (When did TV reach its peak? Let’s just say it was the late 1980s or[…]

Closer to Solar

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Published on: 2009.09.10

Wired.com published this story yesterday, about a thin-cell solar power company about to go public. To me, the biggest news in the story is their ability to build inexpensive peak-load solar farms near cities. Of course, they still haven’t solved the problem of how to store energy through the night, or how to keep up[…]

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