Friday, February 17, 2012

Santorum (all over the place)

I am really not sure what to say about this ad.

Were it someone else, I might think he had a sense of humor.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Progress or Regress?

My latest favorite saying, which I stole from someone (sorry I cannot remember who to credit), is that eating mostly local and eating organic is not some newfangled, trendy, snooty thing.  It is basically just eating like our grandparents did.  It is that simple.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Take the Day Off

Maybe it is my age.  Maybe it is the fact that I lived in Chicago.  Maybe it is my love for 80's music, but I loved and continue to love Ferris Bueller's Day Off.  I own it and have watched it within the past year.

So of course I was excited to hear about the Honda commercial featuring the return of Ferris.  Yes, I know that I preach against consumerism and giant corporations, but as an artist and filmmaker, I can enjoy a well-made commercial.  Realistically, I also just love to laugh more than the next guy.

Many people seemed disappointed with the ad, but I for one loved it.  I thought it was pretty clever.  Broderick did not actually reprise his role, but played himself having a Ferris-esque day playing hookey.  Here is a side by side comparison that shows that they "quoted" the movie even more than you might have realized.

I also admit that I take a certain amount of pleasure from Ben Stein's displeasure over not being included in the ad.  He is pretty much a right wing-nut, so I am glad he was left out.  Hearing his asinine opinions over the years have ruined his part of the movie as I tend to should out (or at least think), "jackass" when he intones the famous "Bueller, Bueller."

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Mind Blowing Technology

So that might be a little like saying "tasty bacon."  The mind blowing has been going on for quite some time.  Every once in a while, something comes along that takes it to the next level.  You can feel the world shift a little as you contemplate the ramifications of some new device or piece of software.  You start to imagine where this will lead.

This happened to me with the Cube, the first 3-D home printer.  I saw it on Thrillist.  The company's website is here.  If you read this and are planning to buy one, please let me know and share.  I want one so badly, but with no practical purpose, I could never justify it.  Sucks being all practical and crap.   

Watch it go!