I was somewhat skeptical when the alarmists started crowing about India banning major blog sites, and I was right — turns out it wasn’t a case of boneheadedness on the government’s part (this time), but on the ISPs’. Isn’t it fantastic that supposedly world-class companies like Tata and Reliance can’t block individual blogs, so have to get the whole domain?
If you, like me, can’t wait to see Casino Royale, then then this might tide you over until then (via Cinematical). Since I wasn’t interested to begin with, I had no problem looking at the trailer, and have come away generally impressed. Maybe worth a rental or even a visit to the cinema if the buzz is good. I’ve never read the books they’re based on, but it looks more like Bond and less like Banks, which is always a good thing. Alicia Silverstone’s squeaky sidekickiness notwithstanding (what happened to this girl?), it plays out well and doesn’t seem dumbed down despite the 14-year-old protagonist. The trailer is cut like most Amercian hold-your-hand affairs (complete with condescending movie-voice introductions), but with a cast full of cool people (Ewan McGregor, Robbie Coltrane, Bill Nighy) and scene-chewing Mickey Rourke as the villain, it’s probably not going to suck.
(note: trailer’s in English, but the site’s in German. Click on the “Stor” button)
OH. MY. FREAKING. THIRTY-THREE. MILLION. GODS. I’ve probably never mentioned this before, but Wes Anderson is one of my absolute favourite filmmakers, and the thought of him and Wilson teaming up again (Noah Baumbach and Anderson did The Life Aquatic), and then going to India — well, that’s it. This is officially the movie I’m most looking forward to in the entire world.
On a related note, have you seen this awesome Wes Anderson American Express ad?
Retro Gaming Symbology is finally coming of age. I wonder what kind of stuff will we be seeing twenty years from now, coming from kids who have grown up on Pokemon and Halo?
More retro-gaming inspired art.
Upon viewing this item I was reminded of the fact that motorcycles and cars are descendents of horses and carriages respectively, and that this, um, vehicle wouldn’t be a bad off-road, deep-jungle ride, if given the proper styling (make it more like a 599 GTB Fiorano, less like a Chinese Take-out box), a roll-cage (which is my main problem with quad-bikes — just because they’re descended from horses doesn’t mean you can’t change something — it’s called progress, you know) and some wheels for highway motion.
Real dogs vs. Nintendogs :
Real Dogs – 1, Nintendogs – 0
Finally, a USB hub that goes along with the rest of my crap!