Bad Joke

The first thing I thought when I saw that Charlton Heston died was: “Well, I guess you can pry the gun out of his cold, dead hands now.”
I’m a bad man.

DaVinci Code Quest

The last puzzle in Google’s DaVinci Code Quest was just posted.  This was another one asking questions about a video clip you had to watch, and so it was pretty easy.  I had a bit of trouble earlier in the week doing the restoration puzzle, but eventually got it.  I put my entry in, so now I guess I have to wait and see if I was one of the 10,000 fastest entries.  If I was, I’ll get to do the final quest puzzle for the chance to win all sorts of great prizes.  But frankly, I think it’ll still be cool to just be a finalist and get the plastic Cryptex replica.
You have until tomorrow at 1pm to do all 24 puzzles, if you haven’t been doing them already, so get cracking!

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

The Good: “A Christmas Story” in 30 seconds, as told by bunnies.
The Bad: Disney’s updated version of Winnie the Pooh will give “a breath of fresh air” to the classic by turning Christopher Robin into a girl! It wasn’t bad enough to take the Milne stories and Disney-fy them, they have to Disney-fy the Disney version. Ugh.
The Ugly: “A Christmas Gory”: a spoof trailer of “A Christmas Story”, if it was released as a horror movie. No actual gore, just humor.

Van Helsing review

About a month ago, Starz had a free preview weekend, and so I taped “Van Helsing”, since it’s a vampire movie, and you know how I love those. Too bad it wasn’t very good.
If this movie is any indicator, stunt persons have nothing to worry about. The special effects were overused and obviously not real. I don’t mind special effects, but not effects for the sake of having fancy stuff. In one scene, an actress falls off a cliff, and manages to grab on at the last second. It could have been a harrowing scene, but instead they chose to do it digitally, which ended up being unbelievable and lame. That happened far too often in the movie. The other thing that bugged me was a seemingly gratuitous use of werewolves and Frankenstein’s monster, which again seemed to be used for the sake of doing more effects. It’s too bad, I thought the movie could have been good. Instead, it gets a big thumbs down (for the two of you who haven’t already seen it like me).