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Monday, June 30, 2008

"This -- IS -- SPARTA" and Other Similar Quotes

A few months ago, we all kept hearing the same type of one-liner again and again in movie trailers:

"This, Is, Sparta!"

"I, Am, Beowulf!"

"This, Is Our, City!"

And then, even in a movie's title: "I Am Legend"

I can almost hear someone shouting it... "I, Am, LEGEND!"

I'll bet most people didn't know or didn't care. You probably noticed, saw the pattern. I thought it was mildly amusing. A bit annoying on some days, though.

Because when you think about it, it represents creative copycatting.

One ad executive is told, "Come up with a new idea, something that works!" And he watches other ads, looking for something that is "proven." Sees that people are lining up to see "300," and boy, isn't that powerful when the guy says, "This Is Sparta!"

Let's copy it!

Stop copying me, little bro, it's getting old.

Then some maternal figure shows up and says, "Can't you see he admires you?"

Be original! Like that SoBe super bowl commercial that ripped off Thriller. Now there was a unique masterpiece... Not!

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

CPU Breakthrough A Month Away?

I would LOVE to hear that some extraordinary breakthrough had been achieved, and that CPU speeds in typical home PC's can now exceed 10 GHz.

I read that at some point, we're going to plateau, because speed gains have been achieved simply by shrinking the CPU parts, and CPU's won't work with parts that are too small. So we could make them as small as would work, and that'd be it. Nothing faster could be achieved.

But then, what if some quantum processor were made? Or what if instead of a single square chip, they made a huge rectangular sheet of square ships. Instead of Dual/Quad Core, we've got Core factor 3000!!

Anyway, I just thought it would be cool to have faster computers again.

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Monday, June 2, 2008

I Got My Wish: Wayne's World 3

Wayne's World was on the other day, and I watched some of it. A few weeks ago, the sequel was on. I enjoy both films very much. So I thought, "Why not a Wayne's World 3?"

It seems I sort of got my wish.

Today on Yahoo, I saw a video clip of the MTV Movie Awards, in which Mike Myers and Dana Carvey reprised their respective roles as Wayne and Garth. Awesome! It happened!

Sure, it wasn't feature length, and sure, they probably won't make the movie (who am I to say?). But! The fact that they got back into the World of Wayne after a 14 year break, even if for only a few moments, is totally excellent!

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