Saturday, March 18, 2006

80% completed

AFI's 100 YEARS...100 MOVIES

Seeing AFI's top 100 movies is vital to keeping my movie buff title. After this past weekend, I have seen 80 of them. That is thirty classic movies since 2002 when I noticed I had already seen about half. With each film comes a renewed passion for the film industry, both past and present. It is amazing what leaders in the industry were able to accomplish back then and fun to see how far they have come today. Even with the rising costs, the pitiful attempts at epic art, and the horrendous junk that is produced these days, it still remains my favorite pastime. "Let's all go to the movies." ~Daddy Warbucks, Annie 1982

Friday, March 10, 2006

I want my CL2 now.

TechCrunch » Exclusive Screenshots: Google Calendar
Let's hope this comes out soon because it looks awesome.

Updated to note that Google loves to bring out software on April 1 (sort of an April Fool's joke but not). Anyway, here's hoping that CL2 is released in a few weeks!

Thursday, March 09, 2006

A list as long as...

So I have a list of Anime that I have seen or want to see in my links section. I redid it last night using a better reference for links ( has an impressive site, I think). After completing the revamp, I noticed that the anime I have seen list is longer than the anime I want to see. That is a first.

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Fortune favors the brave

This week marks the end of two anime series on Cartoon Network in which I have been invested for a year; Full Metal Alchemist and Samurai Champloo. One is about two brothers struggling to put back part of their lives and literally part of their bodies. Following its mantra of equivalent exchange, this struggle comes at a huge price. The FMA story has become very complex and political but still retains its stamina. The characters leave me heartbroken but hopeful. The other's story does not live up to the hype of the crew's predecessor, Cowboy Bebop. Champloo is lacking in consistency and true character development. However, its art and action are one to behold and story paucity notwithstanding, I still am eager to learn its conclusion.