26 May 2010

The frogs

Today, in Greece (thank god), my nightmare came to life.
“There was a carpet of frogs,” Chief Thanoglou said. The scene of the incident was near the town of Langadas on the Egnatia Highway, which runs between the northern port city of Thessaloniki and the Turkish border. He speculated that the frogs were trekking for food at a nearby lake.

The police closed the highway after three drivers, apparently trying to avoid the frogs, skidded off the road.
The highway -- apparently, a major one -- was closed for two hours.

But seriously, I've had nightmares throughout my life where I am in a car that is attacked by a giant horde of frogs. It's terrifying. I hate those little green devils. Continue reading this post >>

14 May 2010

Toy Story 3: Inception

If Christopher Nolan was handed the reins of the Toy Story franchise.

If you're interested, you can check out the actual trailers: Inception and Toy Story 3. Continue reading this post >>

04 May 2010

LOST posters

Gideon Slife is creating a poster for every single LOST episode. He's almost halfway through season five and posts a new one each day.

House of the Rising Sun (S1, Ep6) was the first Sun-focused episode, when they discovered the skeletons in the cave.

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03 May 2010

Electron Boy Day

I generally try to keep up my midwestern stoicism and avoid "the lighter side" stuff, but this story is too sweet to pass up. The Seattle Times reports on Erik Martin, a 13 year old with liver cancer. For one day, the Make-A-Wish Foundation transformed him into Electron Boy, a superhero.
Erik got into his red-and-blue superhero costume, and called on the powers of Moonshine Maid, who owns a DeLorean sports car. For good measure, more than 20 motorcycle officers from the Bellevue Police Department and King County and Snohomish sheriff's offices escorted Electron Boy to Seattle.

"They shut down 405 — they shut down I-90," marveled Moonshine Maid, aka Misty Peterson. "I thought it would just be me, in the car."

At Qwest Field, Electron Boy was directed by frantic fans to the Sounders locker room, where the entire team was shouting for help behind jammed doors. With a little help from Lightning Lad, the alter ego of local actor Rob Burgess, Erik opened the door with his lightning rod. The Sounders cheered.
Ya know, in a time of tea parties and Goldman Sachs and Glenn Beck, sometimes the lighter side is just plain nice.

(Tip of the ol' hat to Brandon P, who hates blogs.) Continue reading this post >>