Fun and Games

FUN FRIDAY: Terminator 2 Judgment Day

Hasta la vista, baby. A few weeks ago I ran into this longform article over at VFXBlog (a blog surprisingly light on effects itself) that discusses the groundbreaking effects used in the 1991 classic Terminator 2: Judgment Day. This film…

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FUN FRIDAY: Best Cosplay

Cosplay. It’s gone from being a largely unknown form of entertainment to something totally mainstream. It’s all about adults who dress up as their favorite characters in public. A generation ago such behavior was relegated to Star…



FUN FRIDAY: Museum of Failure

Two things you need to know about this video. First of all this is basically what my garage would look like if I didn’t clean out about once a year. I have a tragic tendency to…



What to do with a broken tablet ??????

Here’s an interesting story for you. One of my lesser computers, a Windows 10 “convertible,” just stopped working. I mean, in the middle of a Powerpoint, just shut down and gave up. It’s getting power and…


FUN FRIDAY: Wait, Cars really ARE people?

In last week’s Fun Friday, I put forth the (not completely original) speculation that the universe of the Cars movies only makes sense if you believe that cars have people living inside them who can never get out. It…


THROWBACK THURSDAY: Old Hard Drives

The day of the mechanical hard drive is almost over. Truth is, no one really wants one, which is why you can get incredibly massive ones so cheaply. I mean, one terabyte for $50? I remember…



FUN FRIDAY: Cars are PEOPLE

Cars 3 is everything that’s wrong with Pixar right now. The studio that brought us the memorable moments of Toy Story and The Incredibles is now pandering to multiple sequels in a presumed attempt to keep their merchandising and theme parks…



FUN FRIDAY: Superhero costumes

Comic books, up until the 1980s, were a very limiting art form. They were produced as cheaply as possible and that meant limiting the number of colors and making everything look exciting even though it looked…