Where, exactly, did this Mars Needs Moms thing come from, and why am I hearing about it all of a sudden? Apparently it’s based on a Berke Breathed book. You know, the guy who created Opus and Bill the Cat. But it doesn’t look anything like something he would do, and that’s due to the fact that Robert Zemeckis and his bizarro real CG team are on the case.
If you’re basing your material on the work of a great artist like Berke Breathed… why not use his art style? Maybe A Wish for Wings That Work turned him off from being involved. I don’t know. All I can see is that this looks like one of those films that nobody really asked for but is being made through the motions to have something, anything, in place at a dead time of March.
It just doesn’t make sense, I tell you, especially after having guys like Lasseter in charge. Oh well. I’ll just hang tight until Cowboys and Aliens come out, because that movie will be awesome. James Bond and Indiana Jones teaming up? Hell yes.
Yep, with Valentine’s come and gone, the next “seasonal” shelf item at the supermarket is Easter candy. Easter is coming late this year, on April 24. So we’re going to have a nearly solid two months worth of Easter stuff on the shelves. Spring hasn’t even sprung here, no matter how many times I have hummed “Winter Wrap-Up.” If people think having Christmas stuff on the shelves right after Halloween is creepy, this is probably just as bad.
However, it does mean one important fact, and that’s the glory of jellybeans. Yes, the variety of jellybeans has exploded over the past few years, and we now have a new flavor of Starburst ones. They’re basically two flavors in one bean – the shell is one flavor, and the interior is another. Kind of like those crazy core Skittles, except… jellybeans.
The verdict, of course, is that they’re awesome, because Starburst jellybeans are awesome. They’ve somehow made peach candy palatable, and for that, they deserve my utmost praise.
If you like nice weather, don’t have me wash cars, either mine or others. It seems, invariably, that whenever I cleanse a vehicle of its dirt and grime it invites rain or snow or frogs from the sky. I chalk this up to my inevitable cursitude. Washing cars is a necessity, after all, what’s the point in having a nice shiny new car if it’s not, well, shiny? Yet it is all a futile effort, as the car will just get dirty again, either by the sheer act of driving it or by mother nature deciding to take a leak.
But then again, perhaps it is the car washes that have finally mastered control of the weather. They know exactly when we wash and the best cycle for throwing the weather right at us. It’s a conspiracy, I tells ya!
…Or, the random number generator that is the world just likes to form coincidences sometimes.
Hey! More Let’s (re)Play NES Bionic Commando. You should watch it! Cause it’s cool, and stuff.
Sony Alpha a700, Tamron 17-50.
Go watch it. You’ll like it.
Nova is a great show on PBS. They have the full episode about Watson, IBM’s Jeopardy playing computer, up on their site.
You should watch it.