Friday, July 18, 2008

*clap, clap, clap, clap*

So, I just went to go see Dark Knight, and I think I can sum up my feelings about it in one word: hooolyfreakingshititwasAMAZING! Seriously, one of the best movies I have seen in a long, long time. Everything was done perfectly- the psychological portrayals of the characters, the twists that keep you guessing at every point, Heath Ledger's and Aaron Eckhart's amazing portrayals of their characters- oh man, so good. If you haven't seen it yet, do it. NOW.

Have you seen it yet?


In other news, I've been fooling around with some really cool addons that I found for Firefox 3.0. I mean, there are the obvious ones- a little icon on the bottom of screen that tells you if you have mail, a German dictionary, an improved GMail, a faster downloading program, the appointment reminding program Don't Forget the Milk (it sends e-mails or text messages when appointments are coming up), but there are some really... shall we say, unique ones. First is PageAddict, which monitors the amount of time that you spend looking at different websites while surfing the web. Then, you can tell it to create a graph showing exactly how much time you are spending where. Hopefully this program will stop me from wasting so much time trolling the same old sites to see if there are any new updates yet.

The second really cool addon is called Stumble. When you add it on to your webbrowser you select different areas that you are interested in, with the option to change them later if you so desire. Then, all you have to do is click on the Stumble icon on your dashboard and it will load a random page that has been tagged with one or more of your favorites. So far it has led me to a lot of really cool sites, including ones containing thousands of free books, tales of the supernatural in America, a place you can e-mail yourself at a future date, and a really cool demo that illustrates an easy to comprehend way of understanding how to move in 10 dimensions.

My favorite site that it's taken me to so far, however, has to be a photography site. On it the artist has taken many normal, every day objects and used them to mimic other every day objects. For instance, there is a Roman arch made of books, a burnt match whose flame is created out of the rings in wood, and a zippered shirt using shadow and a flashlight. Really cool, you should check it out.

Well that's all for now. Oh, if you haven't checked out the Watchmen trailer, I recommend that you do. It's a little weird, and I agree with Jared that it probably uses too many slow downs, but hopefully the movie will be awesome... and at least Rorschach, Dr. Manhattan, Nite Owl and The Comedian look freaking awesome, especially the American god. And I'm going to Niagara Falls tomorrow with my pseudo sister Danielle. So, till next time...

I never said, "The superman exists, and he's American." What I said was,"God exists, and he's American." ~ Dr. Milton Glass, from Watchmen, about Dr. Manhattan


Jared Evans said...

Yes, holy crap, that movie was SO AWESOME! HAHA! And I did kinda come down hard on Watchmen. It actually looks pretty freaking cool. But hey. A fanboy has to complain about these things sometimes. I gotsta repatation to upholds.

Jared Evans said...

Argh, sorry I can't edit my comment about, but I watched the Tenth Dimension video. That was really cool.

Laura Stratford said...

THE DARK KNIGHT WAS INCREDIBLE. I left the theatre actually speechless. I just had nothing to say. Until I started gushing about Ledger's performance. I was actually pretty disturbed by some of the stuff in that movie, which means it did a really good job of making the Joker's terror actually terrifying.

Rachel Carroll said...

My yes. I completely agree about the movie. I saw it in a packed theater this afternoon and now I want to see it again to figure out what happened.