Mondays Suck Less in the Third Row


I admit I’m biased (but I love this!):



Shooting the MGM Opening Logo:



Hey, if you’re gonna plagiarize someone, you could do a lot worse than Michael Douglas:



Potentially NSFW (mild):
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DoubleStar Corp. Zombie-X AK with Chain Saw:



Fan of R.E.M.? Ingrid Michaelson Covers “Nightswimming” in her own unique way:



Some Pretty Awesome Graffiti:



Filming Godzilla:



Other fun links:
Oscar Nominated Film Posters (if they were honest)
Minimalist Heroes and Villains posters
Worst Stadium Seats in the World

Andrew James
Podcaster. Tech junkie. Movie lover. Also games and guitar. I dig music.


  1. Those honest Oscar-nominated posters are great! And the Hugo one reminded me…what genre would you actually call Hugo? I found myself wanting to call it fantasy, even though nothing actually fantastical happens. It just has that aura of heightened reality to it that makes it seem like fantasy. But it’s not quite drama, not quite comedy, and I resist “family” being a genre.

    Also, in that top image? The Apple logo is saying “if you strike me down, I will become more powerful than you could ever imagine.” 🙂

  2. While I’ll not seriously argue against the analogy of Apple as a Top-Down, vertically integrated, shiny-designed EMPIRE… Viewing Google as the Rebel Alliance (or worse, The Jedi Order) is a complete fallacy.

    Furthermore, where does RIM/blackberry factor into this, as the Ewoks or the ineffectual Galactic Senate??

  3. Stop being apple Drones, and be completely on board with being Samsung (Android) Drones. A very lame commercial targeted at a very lame demographic. Samsung thinks it is insulting apple customers, but it is endeavoring to make them Samsung customers, but keep their sheep/idiot status-symbol mentality.

    Apple tends to talk to its customers with its Think-Different / Switch / Mac-vs-PC ads, where as, Samsung aims to talk around (or over) them..

    • I don’t think this ad is targeting anyone who would line up for a phone, but the majority who find that behavior as a bit obsessive. They are just poking fun at that and then trying to push their own product.

      I found that video funny and saw a lot of people even iPhone owners sharing that video online because they also thought it was funny. As the majority of iPhone users don’t seem themselves as the kind of people who would line up for a new phone.

      • Fair enough. I’m not a ‘line-up’ kinda guy either, I just found the poke-fun to be rather obvious, and not in a clever way, although there is this ‘look how clever we are smugness’ to the whole thing, which makes Samsung’s marketing people look even dumber than the Apple people they are poking fun at.

  4. I defended Android phones wholeheartedly and turned my nose up on iPhones… until I succumbed and purchased the 4S. I can’t lie: my Android phone was nice, but the iPhone really does live up to the hype. It’s beyond awesome.

    • I’m done arguing Apple/Android. There are great and bad things about each.

      I was going to get an iPhone until I realized they’re not 4G (which is ridiculous). Also the screen is smaller than I wanted. Also not open source (I love rooting and flashing roms and playing around with my phone). Also no widgets. Also Android integrates with Google much better (which is where I have pretty much everything). All of these things made an iPhone and positive NO for me.

      On the other hand, iPhones work more smoothly, their displays are a little nicer and there are better apps.

      Essentially, iPhones are for people who just want their shit to work and work well. Androids are for tech geeks and those who demand speed.

      • “Essentially, iPhones are for people who just want their shit to work and work well. Androids are for tech geeks and those who demand speed.”

        Yep. We have a Bingo.

        • My Droid was definitely more customizable and I miss that, but BOY, did it slow down after a while. Particularly, I had to delete all of my text messages constantly, because once it reached a few hundred, my Droid was slow to a crawl. Very bizarre. Granted, maybe phones using Android have improved since my model, but there were many strange quirks like that which really got under my skin. I wish I could mate Android and iPhone and take the parts I liked from each.

        • “Essentially, iPhones are for people who just want their shit to work and work well.”

          Apple’s stuff works great… except when they don’t and then seem to fail to a huge degree when things don’t work (like iTunes trying to sync music files only to delete a massively expensive collection). I’ve heard all sorts of crazy stories about how badly things go wrong when they do for Apple.

          However, I’m a developer so it’s only natural for me to hate Apple and their archaic policies, despite the fact that I’ve made a lot of money from their platform.

          In the end, it’s great to have multiple mobile platforms competing. Even Microsoft with their Windows Phone 7 that so far really hasn’t gone anywhere, as pushed things forward with both iOS and Android taking ideas from that platform.

        • I had a buddy who owned (I think) an HTC android phone and the battery used to overheat when he multitasked too much with it, to the point where the device would automatically reboot! Then he’d have to wait for it to cool down before using it again. this was literally NOT COOL.

          • I have a friend who’s iPhone battery would just randomly die. The phone could have just been charged, showing a full charge and at any point just go dead. More often than not when it was in his pocket and would go to check and see that it died having missed all sorts of calls.

            Technology can fail, but I’ve never seen Apple’s iPhone as being more stable and failing less than Android. However, as mentioned I completely realize that being a developer and working with these platforms might taint my perspective than the average person.

          • Of course there will be random technology fails on both sides of the fence. I’ve LOVED my last two Android devices. The Bionic I’m using right now is f’ing fantastic. Streams like a mo-fo and the screen is bigger than an entire iPhone body. It’s also 4G Network with 1.5 dual-core processing and more RAM than my laptop. So downloading podcasts and watching Netflix on the bus is speedy and flawless.

            That said, everyone I know who has an iPhone loves them equally. And every time I pick one up I’m in love with how smoothly they operate; both physically and in app design.

            I’m just a huge fan of constantly dicking with my phone and making my own icons and folders with Photoshop. Also, without widgets I would be sad. Many people probably couldn’t care less about these things.

    • All well and good if you’ve got a handset that runs ICS. Jonathan’s relatively new G2 doesn’t, and it doesn’t seem like there are plans to update it – to an OS that’s been out for months.


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