Friday, February 27, 2009
"The bottom tier contains eight strips of bacon, six sausages and four burger paddies; followed by a second tier of black pudding; topped by a third tier comprised of two diced chicken breasts and six fried eggs."
--The Sandwich of Knowledge (See Picture)
Quick vote: This blog is fun, gross, and fascinating. Watch it!
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Hancock is a worthless superhero. He can fly, is invincible/immortal, and has super strength yet he spends most of his time drinking and messing around. Luckily, he helps a public relations expert (played by Jason Bateman) and in return, he is advised on how to be a better superhero and interface with the world in a better way.
Quick vote: We loved the beginning of this movie, but we didn't love the ending. We won't spoil it for you, but suffice it to say, we had a lot of questions that were left unresolved.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Ted is a single guy living in New York City, who realizes that he is ready to drop the dating scene and settle down after his good friends Lily and Marshall finally seal the deal and get engaged. Meanwhile, his friend Barney (aka Doogie Houser) is constantly teaching him how to love 'em and leave 'em. Oh, and Robin's just around to provide emotional support.
Quick vote: Funny? Yes. Cheesy? Yes. Worth your while? Meh... If there's nothing else on.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
"Callous is the old crow, he mocks even the sun;
Eyes as black as blood, bone crack in the craw.
He'd say, he'd say: always never mind,
Always never mind."
-- Gossip in the Grain
"When we first met we were kids, we were wild, we were insects.
And after awhile I grew coarse, I grew cold, I grew reckless.
I hold this memory, hold you, so close to me.
Whispered, we'll always be happy."
Quick vote: This is a great album. Pick it up!
Monday, February 23, 2009
While we were waiting for someone to pay attention to us this weekend, we had many opportunities to read, so we picked up our Uncle Buster's copy of Maus, which had been recommended to us before, but which we had never had an opportunity to read. Maus is another graphic novel, but entirely different from Rabbi's Cat, and we loved it. Our accolades are nearly as prestigious as some of the other awards Art Spiegelman has received for it, like the Pulitzer Prize...
The book is a graphic novel memoir told from the perspective of the author as he interviews his father about life as a Jew in Poland during WWII, including a year spent at Auschwitz. The Jews are portrayed as mice, the Nazi's as cats, the Poles and pigs, the Americans as dogs, and so on. We loved the way the story was told, and it's realistic aspect, despite the comic strip format. Again, though it is a comic book, we wouldn't recommend it for younger readers because of the (fairly obvious) graphic scenes and heavy subject material.
Quick vote: This book was phenomenal, and we would whole-heartedly recommend it to anyone!
Aunt Annie's 2 Cents: I like to eat mice.
Monday, February 16, 2009
Edgar is a young boy growing up with his mother and father in the midst of dozens of dogs designed by his grandfather for their intelligence, patience, and obedience. From his birth, Edgar is unable to speak, though he can hear perfectly; his disability teaches him to listen and watch, taking in his surroundings and communicating with his dogs on a different level. This book is a Hamlet-esque journey into a boy and his dogs, and the magic that exists in everyday life.
Quick vote: We loved the majority of this book, though the end was confusing and disappointing. It's a good book, but we don't really recommend it.
Friday, February 13, 2009
"Superuseless Superpower: Eventual Kevlar Skin. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Bang. Boink."
-- 13th Bullet Bulletproof
Quick vote: This is a great blog. We love it!
Thursday, February 12, 2009
This movie takes place in a high school in Seattle, and loosely follows the plot of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Bianca Stratford is young, beautiful, and isn't allowed to go on any dates unless her older sister, Katerina-the-shrew, goes out as well. So some enterprising young men pay Patrick Verona to ask the shrew out, and you can guess where things go to from there....
Quick vote: We love this movie. It's a classic, it's awesome, it's smart, and it's funny.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
This picture (supposedly taken eight days before the eight babies were cut out of her belly) truly demonstrates how wrong this is. Basically, we think that somewhere something went serious wrong. We're not sure where the fault lies, but ultimately the fertility doctor should be blamed for this transgression against nature. And who will pay for this travesty? The fourteen children that have to eke their way into society on government welfare (Despite her claims that she won't take welfare, she took disability payments and food stamps.), and a fraction of the love they ought to have received from their parents.
Quick vote: Somewhere the system broke down, and we're not necessarily blaming her, but we do think that she is a psychopath. It saddens us that an event like this is possible, and that fourteen human children will suffer because of it.
Aunt Annie's 2 Cents: I can't have puppies because I don't have any girl parts anymore.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Genius takes the song that you are currently listening to and opens up a world of possibilities. It recommends songs from your library that are similar to the song you are currently listening to, and also recommends songs that you can buy (With one quick click!). It works pretty well too, we're quite impressed!
Quick vote: We have been asked recently about where we get all of our ideas for great music. Although we get tons of great recommendations from readers, friends, and family; we have to give some serious props to Genius. It's genius!
Monday, February 9, 2009
When young children are first discovering their world, there is a huge opportunity for them to be impacted by their surroundings and the apparently simple objects that occupy their wold. These essays are about how simple childhood interactions with objects have the potential to inspire generations of future scientists, engineers, or geniuses.
Quick vote: This is an awesome collection of essays. They have inspired us to go to MIT and get a degree in canine science.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Haven’t these two realized yet that they’re poison for each other?
The buzz is that Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson are together yet again. They spent Sunday at Owen’s Malibu home, chilling with Kate’s son, Ryder."
--Kate and Owen Back On? You Have Got To Be Kidding Me.
Quick vote: We like this blog. It's ridiculous, and yet still pretty funny.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Kiera Knightley plays Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire; a real historical figure known for her beauty, political clout, and fashion sense. She marries the Duke at a young age and tries her best to give him a male heir while he is repeatedly unfaithful. She spends her whole life searching for what really matters, looking for love and satisfaction in a wild and beautiful world.
Quick vote: This movie is pretty much exactly what you would expect. But we love it, and so will you if you liked great movies like Pride and Prejudice.
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
You are a sackperson named SackBoy and you explore a world where you run and jump and pull and fly. The world is fairly two-dimensional, not unlike the SuperMario type games, and yet has astounding depth. You can create levels, decorate your person, and design your world.
Quick vote: Alright we get it, it's really hard to explain this game, but trust us: it's awesome! If you've got a Playstation 3, rent or buy it for a great time!
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Quick vote: No doubt about it, this is a weird album. And yet, we love it.
Monday, February 2, 2009
Running away from a disastrous affair with her archeology professor, Willie Upton arrives in her home town needing some R&R but instead she finds that a 50-foot-long monster has floated up from the local lake, her mother has abandoned her hippie ways and found Jesus, and that her father is not a random man from a hippie commune but a man from Templeton whom she has known all her life. She uses her archeology skills to dig into history to find out who her father is, while unearthing things about Templeton and its members that intended to remain buried. This is a great story and a cool read. Lauren Groff has included 'family portraits' and ancestral trees that lend the novel an air of authenticity.
Quick vote: This is one of the best books we've read in a while. It was different, it was interesting, and it was a great read!