All entries for December 2006
December 02, 2006
Writing about web page http://www.youtube.com
Today’s Theme: Transformers the Movie
I remember back in my first year at Warwick there was a video floating ‘round on DC++ of a VW Beetle-like white car parked in a nondescript location smoothly transforming into a humanoid shape complete with shield and gun. It was extremely impressive.
Then came a car advert which pretty much ripped off the aforementioned video. Bastards. (Anyone remember the advert I’m talking about?)
Now that the Transformers movie is soon to hit our screens, courtesy of Michael Bay (yay Pearl Harbour, The Island and other big-budget crap… to quote Team America “How does Michael Bay get to keep on making movies?”), it seems that youtube has been hit with a load of vids created by fanboys in honour of one of the greatest ‘toons of the eighties.
1) Ultra Magnus Transformation – an excellent video. If anyone’s seen the first shot leaked on aint-it-cool-news.com (subsequently removed), you’ll see that Michael Bay has gone and Matrixified the Transformers (thank you Michael. Asshole.) This video showcases how professional and loving fanboys can be. It’s really impressive.
2) Sideswipe Transformation – the video has been slightly ruined by the attempt to dress it up as stolen footage from the movie. Still you can see how well-done it is. If this was how Michael Bay was going to be treating the movie, I could get genuinely excited.
December 01, 2006
Writing about web page http://www.comedycentral.com/shows/the_daily_show/index.jhtml
On the 28/11/2006 episode of The Daily Show, Jon Stewart was commenting on the recent problems the Bush siblings have had in Argentina:
And apparently their trip has caused what’s known as “Chaos”. To the point where, according to ABCnews.com, ‘the American Embassy and many Argentinian officials have strongly suggested the twins return to America’.
Just to repeat… Argentina, former safe haven for Nazi War Criminals, is drawing the line at the Bush twins.
Gotta love Jon Stewart.
1) 爱相随 – Ai Xiang Sui – “Love Follows Us” – This song is by 周华健 (Zhou HuaJian – Emil Chau Wakin It’s quite a nice song though, like many of his other songs, it’s very much a pop song. But, like many of his other songs, it’s also a good song.
You can download this song from Here
2) 味道 – Wei Dao – (Your) Scent – By 辛晓琪 (Xin XiaoQi). I like this song. It’s quite soft and sorrowful and at the same time shows quite a passion in the lyrics:
XiangNian Ni De Xiao – I yearn for your laughter.
XiangNian Ni de WaiHao – I yearn for your coat.
XiangNian Ni De BaiSe WaZi – I yearn for your white socks.
He Ni ShenShang De WeiDao – And your body’s scent.
Quite moving although seemingly ridiculous.
You can download the song here