I want:

Friday, 27 June 2008
  • a spacesuit
  • a fire extinguisher

semester’s over now

Saturday, 10 May 2008
  1. Northern Water Snakes
  2. Enemy at the Gates
  3. Robert Downey, Jr.
  4. Book sale
  5. Modeling clay
  6. Window envelopes
  7. Scrambled eggs
  8. Nimbus clouds
  9. Callithump
  10. Twelve-hour airplane flights
  11. Five hundred dollars
  12. Science fiction

actors who were considered for roles in ‘Star Wars’

Sunday, 9 December 2007
  1. Richard Dreyfuss
  2. Jodie Foster
  3. John Travolta
  4. Tommy Lee Jones

Things that make me nostalgic

Tuesday, 27 November 2007
  • Legos
  • Copperline
  • Star Wars
  • My drawings
  • Problem sets from Prof. Bolton’s classes

well, well…

Sunday, 22 July 2007
  1. Glider and tow plane
  2. Champagne Supernova
  3. Vermont
  4. Paycheck
  5. Red October
  6. Mozzarella pesto burgers
  7. Jupiter
  8. Ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene
  9. The Gates of the Desert

we interrupt these lists to bring you Joe’s review of the ‘Pirates’ threequel

Wednesday, 30 May 2007

Note: wherever possible, I will limit spoilers.

I went to see Pirates with pretty low expectations. Given other cliffhanger-based third-time fizzlers (the Matrix trilogy comes painfully to mind), I didn’t have a lot of hope for this new franchise. However, I was very pleasantly surprised. This movie outstrips the second one in many ways; it delivers action, some fairly interesting character dilemmas, an intriguingly bittersweet ending, and a good dose of the piratical humor that was somehow muted in the second movie.

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the way things used to be

Monday, 14 May 2007
  1. Rock
  2. Jetpack
  3. Swiss Army Knife
  4. Garthim
  5. Sun
  6. Swadesh list
  7. Q