3-Dont

Every year there are around five 3-dimensional films released to remind the world that this technology exists. These films are usually animated films, but also action films that we wished were in good old 2-D. It’s only May and 3-D has blasted its way onto a ridiculous amount of films.

Lets take quick look at some 3-D madness:

-A Christmas Carol (2009)
-Alice in Wonderland (2010)
-Avatar (2009)
-Clash of the Titans (2010)
Friday the 13th Part 2 in 3D (2010)
-Final Destination 4 (2009)
Halloween 3D (2010)
-Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2 (2010-2011)
-How to Train your Dragon (2010)
-Hubble 3D (2010)
-Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)
Jackass 3D (2010)
-Megamind (2010)
-Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
Saw VII (2010)
-Shrek Forever After (2010)
Step Up: 3D (2010)
-Toy Story 3 (2010)
-Tron Legacy (2010)

There are also talks of re-releasing Star Wars, Jaws, and Hamlet in 3D!

Some of these I understand. Animation movies are easily connected with 3D and can bring the graphics that much more to life. So I’m in full support of Toy Story and Ice Age in 3D. I’ve also been told that Avatar is amazing in 3D (I’m one of millions that refuses to watch it), and Star Wars 3D just makes tons of sense.

Then..well then there are films like Hamlet, Halloween, Saw and Jackass that just make me wish 3D never became the big craze again. Halloween and half of that list (there were about 10-15 more for 2010, but I got tired of listing), are just abusing this old technology. It’s getting annoying.

Please movie world, only use 3D if it makes sense and adds to your story. If you’re just using it because you think its cool…its probably not.

Trust me if you have a good plot, 2D is enough. Then again, after watching the remake of the first Halloween, which was horrible horrible shit compared to the classic original, they really might need 3D to create an ounce of hype.

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09/09/09

Today is 09/09/09. What would have made this post better is if I woke up at 9:09 am and posted it, or if I waited until 9:09 pm. However, since I am not an early bird, and one of my favorite shows premieres tonight, America’s Next Top Model: 2 hour special, I will post now at 1:51 pm.

So what is so special about today? Here are 9 reasons. Of course.

Number 1: Single-Digit-ness
You’re unlikely to experience another single-digit date in your lifetime. The next one won’t come around for 92 years, until 1/1/2101.

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Number 2: Math-Magics
Lots of silly mathematics can be made this day. The date falls on a Wednesday in September, both of which have 9 letters. September 9 also is the 252nd day of the year. 2+5+2=9.

Number 3: Beatle-Mania
Its a big day for the Beatles. Today, digitally remastered versions of all of the Beatles studio albums will be released, along with the artwork that was originally released in the U.K.. Not to mention some other goodies that come along with them; expanded booklets and documentaries.
Additionally, today is the day that The Beatles: Rock Band releases.


Number 4: Apple Announcements
The Apple iPod Event is today, which will unveil the next generation of iPods. There are some rumors about what these future product announcements will be, but I’ll just wait and see.

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Number 5: Movies
Today the movie ‘9,’ an animated sci-fi/action film, produced by Tim Burton is released. Not to mention that this marks 2 more days for the long awaited release of Sorority Row. Yeah. You’re looking forward to it, don’t lie.

Number 6: A Day Without Cats
A day without cats on the internet. Urlesque is organizing a web-wide ban on cat-related coverage today. No posting about adorably funny kitty cats today. Although, I suppose I may have broken this rule by even posting about them.

Number 7: Exchanging Vows
This is supposed to be a big day for weddings, along with lots of hotel deals for, you guessed it, $99. Sin City is making lots of preparations for today. Okay you crazy kids, you have fun.

Number 8: ANTM
I mentioned it earlier. You didn’t think I’d forget, did you? Today America’s Next Top Model: Cycle 13 premieres. What makes this season different? Tyra casts models under 5’7.” Excited!

Number 9: Birthday
Quite possibly the most important part about today is that its 5 days away from my birthday! This really should have been number 1, but sometimes you have to save the best for last.

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Daytime Dora Drama

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Today a star fell. Dora and her monkey Boots, which I really think she should have a permit for owning, ran after it. They blankly stared at me for a few minutes and asked if I would help them find Little Star. Waiting for a response I never gave, they figured I could spare some time and assist, which okay, I guess I could.

But, them asking me to point out where Little Star was, when he was clearly just laying face down in a bush, was a little demanding. I managed to look in the stars general direction anyhow and they got the hint.

Dora asking me to sing Little Star a song to cheer him up was going too far. I just met her and was still getting used to the fact that Boots was not on a leash. Sing the star a song? I don’t think so.

She was taking advantage of my kindness, and when I said no, she blurted out words in Spanish I didn’t understand. Then mocked me by repeating it’s meaning. That was one angry explorer and the last straw.

I changed the channel and can only assume that Little Star never cheered up, turned to a hard life on the streets never to return to the sky, and is now face down in an alley, much like when I first found him.

On a “post-worthy” note, here is a hilarious video from SNL a while back making fun of my demanding little friend. Enjoy, and I apologize for anyone having to read about my experience this morning. I’m glad that X-Files: I Want To Believe is now on and I can divert my attention elsewhere.

Puke in My Mouth

Last night, I was on a site. As I recall, it was a Stumble site. On my couch I made a few clicks. Checked this post and saw your vids and I…

“Puke in My Mouth,” in response to Andy Samberg and Lonely Island’s video “Jizz in My Pants,” is, if nothing, an accurate portrayal of the creepers of the night, and is quite funny.

After looking further into this video I learned that it was made to promote a product. Did you catch it? Its for Ms. Taken, a company that sells fake engagement rings to women who want to repel creepers. Clever company name and product. Makes me love the video that much more. Good job Pantless Knights and Ms. Taken.

For those who haven’t seen “Jizz in My Pants,” here you go:

There is another “Puke in My Mouth” video out there by Lindsay Gareth & Kosha Patel, however it is not as funny as this one, so I thought I’d just give it a mention.

If there’s a way to procrastinate I’ll find it….bleep

This is what I get to do in my copy writing class at MSU. I’ll admit it was probably the best thing we’ve done so far.

But, while I’m supposed to be writing copy for an ad in that class right now, I will instead post this video.

Once again I used a Flip and iMovie. It’s a 30 second ad for Geico.com using the caveman and the concept of bleeping.

Being creative in bed…

…I mean the blog is named Afterglow. Haha, no no this video is clean, and 100% creative!

This is “Her Morning Elegance” by  Oren Lavie from his debut album “The Opposite Side of the Sea.” Props to Oren Lavie, Yuval and Merav Nathan, Shir Shomron, and Eyal Landesman.

Enjoy the very very time consuming beauty of this video. Did I mention that the video was made from about 3225 still photos? Yeah…talk about dedication. Very cool effect though. Learn some more fun facts about the video here.

Mac vs. PC Transformers

As for my first interesting thing I’m going to post, I’m going to have to go with a video I discovered a few weeks ago.

This is just awesome. The way they took the concept from Transformers and made it work for a Mac vs. PC short film is just creative. Now if there were a clear winner, I’m sure Apple would be happy to use this as a commercial for their Mac vs. PC spots.

I myself use a Mac and was cheering for the little guy. I only wish I was as good at animations as they are. Great job Dan Chianelli, Nick Greenlee and anyone else who contributed to that video.

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