A Couple of Movie Reviews

This week I think I’m going to do some capsule reviews of a few movies that I’ve seen recently.

Boyhood

This is definitely not a movie for everyone. If you just go to movies for escapism, or a rollicking good time, you will not enjoy this one. But, if you are interested in a beautiful story of growing up that isn’t sugar coated or especially profound, you should check this out. Most coming of age stories tend to focus on one event as the incident that changes someone from a child to an adult. This is more realistic in that it tracks one boy for twelve years. And, here’s the kicker, it actually took 12 years to film. Continue reading

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The evils of auto dialers

One of the “problems” that telemarketers face is that they spent a lot of time waiting for their potential victims to pick up the phone.  Thanks to technology, they have a solution to this problem: the autodialer (or predictive dialer).  The system will automatically dial many numbers at once.  When the person on the other end picks up, they are connected to a telemarketer.  If all of the telemarketers are busy, then the person being called will be put on hold.

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Thorry About That

Today, Marvel Comics made a pretty big announcement about the future of one of their main characters on The View of all places. The internet was full of guesses as to what the announcement would be since that show is not the place you would typically go to for breaking comic book news. No one could have guessed, though, that they were going to announce that Thor will be becoming a woman.

New Thor

New Thor

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Pre-heating is a scam

For many foods, there is no need to wait for the oven to be heated to a certain temperature before putting the food in.  Especially when it comes to frozen food.

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Graham’s Crisis

It’s come to my attention that there aren’t enough hours in the day. I’m a pop culture junkie in a very jack of all trades kind of way, and for the first time I’m starting to feel like I’m the master of none. I love comics, sci-fi, movies, TV shows, video games, and hockey. It used to be that I was up to date on all of those topics and could discuss any of them with vigour and passion. Now, with real life intruding, I’m lucky if I’m two years behind on any one of those. Continue reading

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Queen Beryl versus Sailor Moon

queen_beryl_vs_sailor_moon_by_crash_the_photos-d6ma4spSo let’s break it down.

Queen Beryl is a consummate professional who has worked hard to become successful in her field.  You never seen her go shopping or slack off from studying.  In fact, you never see her have any recreational life at all.  Sailor Moon on the other hand is a whiny little girl who is successful simply due to extrinsic factors.  Her victories come not from years of honing her craft but from magical jewelry.

Queen Beryl has broken the glass ceiling.  She is a leader and has people working for her.  Sailor Moon can’t even break wind.

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Lesser Known Canadian Superheroes

Happy Canada Day! This is the first time that I can recall this most prestigious of days falling on a Tuesday and thus allowing me to write about it. Not that I’m actually going to write about Canada Day. I don’t actually know that much about it, except that it gives us an opportunity to be unabashedly patriotic and shoot fireworks. Oh, we also get the day off work which I’m sure plays into the whole patriotism thing. What I will write about are some of my favourite Canadian superheroes. Continue reading

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Shameless Promotion Time™: 3d Matt is doing commissions!

So last week I posted about the curse of stuff.  Forget everything I told you.  Because you know what you should do?  Buy more stuff.  Especially if it’s in 3-D.  Uberfriendship’s very own 3D Matt will help design 3-D STUFF for you.  Here’s an example:

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Breaking Down Breaking Bad

I am inducting myself as the latest member in the “Better Late Than Never” Club as I have just now finished watching Breaking Bad. I wish I could say that I binge watched it, but, as discussed, I took a break to actually watch Downton Abbey. Obviously, I can’t go on record as saying I’m the bigges fan of the show, but I’d like to spend some time discussing my thoughts on the series. Continue reading

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The curse of stuff

Having too many material possessions sucks up time.  If you have to move, more stuff means more time spent moving.  Stuff clutters up your life and makes your other stuff harder to find.  At a certain point, stuff becomes a liability.  It becomes a burden taking care of all your stuff.

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