January 9th, 2006

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Oh dear.. a new documentary series on Channel 4 in the UK promises to bring some bad puns to their subjects. The first one? "Circumcise Me". ^_^; (Have I mentioned how wonderful BitTorrent is?)

Via triggur, one of the stranger furry Flash animations (1.9MB) I've come across; some background on it.

Soft Claws: "Developed by a veterinarian, Soft Claws are vinyl nail caps that glue on to your cat's claws. It covers the claw tips so no damage occurs when your cat scratches. Each package of Soft Claws contains 40 nail caps, 2 tubes of adhesive, applicator tips and easy to follow instructions."

That'd be fun to watch.

Sounds like the movie adaptation of Bloodrayne is pretty bad.. ^_^ (What is it with Ben Kingsley's agent? Even moreso than John Hurt, he can find the most wondrous roles (Gandhi!), and still wind up going for the worst dreck around.. Species, anyone? Which, for its sheer cheese value and Giger design work, I actually bought :)

As one of the comments put it:

"I have to admit, at the beginning of this review I was almost slightly tempted to see this movie (though I had never previously had any remote inkling of a possibility of a desire to see it), if only due to the bizarre human psyche. Example: A person smells something absolutely terrible drifting out from around the corner, is disgusted for a moment, and then... breathes more deeply, if only for the purpose of determining whether something can actually smell that bad.

However, by the end of the review, even that inkling had been quashed."

But hope is not lost - Brokeback Mountain proceeds to gain momentum, its theater count bumping up to 483 as of last Friday. (Interestingly, the reader grading on Box Office Mojo is almost all "A"s or "F"s - 72.9% vs 21.1%) And apparently, Howl's Moving Castle is in the number two spot in British cinemas. (Brokeback Mountain opens in the UK next Friday. Interestingly, it will be showing in Singapore, not known for its artistic freedom - there, it debuts on Feb 16)

Schwarzenegger laid out his 10-year plan for infrastructure overhaul in the state, coming to $222b. Not surprisingly, it entails heavy debts and indirect financing, rather than making it clear that expenditure must also be paid for. However! There are what seem to be many long overdue proposals included, and should probably be given due consideration. Gods know Californian schools could use a load of attention.

It's time for the annual MacWorld rumormongering to reach its peak. ^_^ Actually, it seems to've been relatively low-key this year, so far, with speculation mostly around the possible introduction of a 13" widescreen iBook, possibly single-core Yonah-based, and relatively minor possibilities like an iPod boom box.