Monday, November 10, 2008

Monday Blogservations

Everything Old is New Again
Was I the only one a little freaked out by CNN's Wolf Blitzer in his New York command center flashing back to to standing 10 paces away from a 3-D rendering of a reporter? CNN projects Jessica Yellin into the studio just 31 years after Princess Leia and R2D2 teamed up to send holographic messages in Star Wars. Since that movie supposedly took place a long, long time ago in a galaxy far, far away isn't the technology severely outdated by now? I mean, shouldn't we have holographic televisions and flying cars by now?

We have a bid of $100 million from the an anthropomorphic cartoon cheetah in the back row
On a day in which we took a huge step forward and several steps back, Massachusetts voted to decriminalize possession of small amounts of marijuana. Now the bidding to become the official state munchie can begin in earnest.

We're Hoping to Avoid Bankruptcy So We Can Afford to Hire People to Proofread our Copy
Electronic retailer Circuit City which filed for bankruptcy today, is apparently hanging it's hopes on a new price pledge campaign. The commercial is bad enough on general principles alone, but the actress actually uses the phrase "...whole 'nother price", conveniently ignoring the fact that there no such word as "nother."

We Have No Budget but Hopefully Nobody Will Notice
Jan Terry's video for her 1994 song "Journey to Mars" is my new Favorite. Video. Ever. Clearly it's the campiest video of all time. Pay special attention to the out-of-focus camera shots, the clever use of the monorail as the spaceship stand-in, the futuristic communications device, and the catchy "Beam Me Up Scotty!" sex-kitten chorus.

And the Academy Award for Overexposure Goes to...
Apparently Elizabeth Banks will fall just short of her goal of appearing in every single movie, television show, or webisode released for this year. It wasn't for lack of effort, though. As evidence, you can see her in the movies Role Models, W., Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Lovely, Still, Meet Dave, and Definitely, Maybe and the TV mini-series Comanche Moon. If that's not enough, you can also catch her in web-series Wainy Days and you can hear her voice overs in several episodes of American Dad. Sorry, Elizabeth. Better luck next year.

My 15 Minutes Have Arrived, Yet Wealth Remains as Elusive as Ever
Thanks to GreenJello I've had one of my quotes featured on Blogtations, which advertises itself as "a place to collect the funny, inspirational, thought-provoking things shared on blogs every day." Well, there's all of that and then there's me.