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  1. Julie K

    Show us your camera's best pix!

    I was recently in Providence, Rhode Island for a conference and while I was there they set a river on fire. It was a part of an art exhibit called WaterFire and I found it very enjoyable. They light aromatic wood fires in the river and play evocative music over loud speakers. I've started...
  2. Julie K

    Canon 20D and G6 on the way!

    Hmmm...nice, but not nice enough to upgrade right now. I'm still very happy with my newly purchased 10D and think I'll sit things out until the 20D Mark II or whatever. Maybe by then we'll get the 1.3 crop factor. Although I'm afraid that may not be too likely given the growing EF-S line...
  3. Julie K

    More BS!

    Yep, that pretty much covers it except for the discrepancies in the official Elvis Presley fried chicken recipes. (That makes a lot more sense in the episode than it does here, I'm sure.)
  4. Julie K

    More BS!

    Enjoyed last night's show - I had no idea about much it cost to dump someone in the ground. But then, I'm constantly amazed by what people pay to get married, too. I saw season 1 again recently and was pleased at how rewatchable the episodes are. There are also some great extras - the ghost...
  5. Julie K

    More BS!

    No DVD announcement yet. The second season resumes tomorrow with "Death Inc."
  6. Julie K

    More BS!

    Most recycling is "feel-good" at best and at worst hurts the environment. The only worthwhile recycling is aluminum recycling (which people actually pay money for - amazing!). Landfills are not the great evils they are generally thought to be and are actually quite benign. P&T are right bastards...
  7. Julie K

    Tremors 4: The Legend Begins

    The first is the best by a long shot and is one of my favorite movies. I didn't like 4 much when I first saw it but it's grown on me since. I suppose I'm really just a Burt-junkie and even though Gross's character became Burt-like, he still didn't have that great Burt-ness that I needed to see.
  8. Julie K

    More BS!

    P&T are really going after some sacred cows in Season 2 and they are well-armed with tons of BBQ sauce. Some of the highlights have been episodes about PETA, the War on Drugs, Recycling, and the Bible. The next two shows look the industry around death and an episode about profanity. (As can...
  9. Julie K

    More BS!

    Not only does Season 2 of Penn & Teller's Bullshit! restart next week, but the show has been renewed for a third season! I've been amazed by how they've topped their already fantastic Season 1 and how they keep finding new topics. I guess the bullshit truly never ends.
  10. Julie K

    Bad news for blobologists

    I had thought the blob was resolved some time ago. I recall seeing many experts saying "rotting whale blubber" (AKA 'globsters') right after it was found. In any case, it couldn't have been who you suggested. He's much too busy with his presidential campaign.
  11. Julie K

    I Guess I Need to Get Rid of my SLR...

    I would have thought that would hurt a bit...
  12. Julie K

    SHAUN OF THE DEAD R2 Specs

    Have I ever mentioned how much I love my region-free player? :D
  13. Julie K

    What are the best books you've read in the last 2 years?

    Nope. :D I found the books to be quite tedious and I had to force myself to finish them. I enjoyed the movies immensely though, and like Andrew think Jackson did a wonderful job of keeping the good bits of the story and pruning the rest. There's only so much hobbity songs and hobbity cuteness...
  14. Julie K

    I Guess I Need to Get Rid of my SLR...

    I don't understand those gripes. The 70-300 DO isn't an L lens (although it can come pretty close) and people complaining about its non-L status are missing the point, IMO. I really like its small size and unobtrusive presence. I've been very pleased with this lens and I think it's going to be...
  15. Julie K

    I Guess I Need to Get Rid of my SLR...

    if I want to be a "fun, fearless female"... http://www.dpreview.com/news/0407/04072108benqdce40.asp Oh my, I just can't be fun and fearless playing with my new Canon 70-300 DO with its lovely green ring, now can I? :rolleyes Seriously, while there may be a market for a "fun" point...
  16. Julie K

    Gravity Effect of Moon

    Wow, what solid proof that no-moon guy has! ;) (At least he's far more entertaining than the moon landing hoax folks are.) BTW, I've seen the dark side of the moon many, many times....
  17. Julie K

    Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Prequel to the Remake!

    I'll be there with chainsaws on. I just hope the prequel corrects the one major problem I had with the remake - where's the cannibalism?!? We have to have Leatherface & co eating their victims and I didn't think this was really brought out in the remake. Oh yeah, and please no more...
  18. Julie K

    Gravity Effect of Moon

    Half the moon is always dark. It's just not always on the far side of the moon, however.
  19. Julie K

    Who knows what evil lurks in...a rubber ducky?

    I cannot take credit for finding the ducky. My normal ebay search is (cthulhu,lovecraft,thickets), to no one's surprise probably. That ducky is up to $11 now. $11 for a rubber ducky! Brilliant marketing tool.
  20. Julie K

    Who knows what evil lurks in...a rubber ducky?

    Ebay item # 5508453273 Have to say it's the cutest evil possessed rubber ducky I've ever seen. From the description: "if it had not happened to us I would've never given it a second thought and I certainly would have dismissed the author as a quack" :laugh:
  21. Julie K

    Cheesiest movies you'd love to see on DVD?

    Curse of the Blue Lights is a nice bit of cheese I'd love to see on DVD.
  22. Julie K

    DVD Review HTF REVIEW: The Butterfly Effect

    Wow. I really enjoyed this movie. I was intrigued by the trailers but lost interest when it was finally released theatrically but decided to give it a rent, partially on the discussion of the alternate ending. I am so glad I did and I'm going out to buy a copy tonight. Having gotten a...
  23. Julie K

    I've been on a reading frenzy

    I really enjoyed rereading Erikson's books - I found all sorts of little (and sometimes big) details that I had missed before, especially in Gardens of the Moon. I generally agree with your ranking, but I put Midnight Tides over House of Chains because I love Tehol and Bugg and absolutely...
  24. Julie K

    HP Lovecraft Collection, Volume 1: Cool Air

    We HP Lovecraft fans have to put up with a lot of bad or unfaithful movie adaptations of his work. And despite Guillermo del Toro's intention of making a large budget faithful adaptation of At the Mountains of Madness, I have my doubts. However, last October I came across the HP Lovecraft...
  25. Julie K

    Missed Photo Opportunities.

    I was photographing a flower up close and just as I hit the shutter a hummingbird zoomed in and starting drinking nectar from the flower. I quickly refocused for what I though would be a fantastic shot. I pressed the shutter button and nothing. The battery had died.
  26. Julie K

    The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

    Yep, this is a recent movie that is bad on purpose. I thought it was absolutely hysterical. Mark, About that signing - the info I saw stated that you have to buy the disc at full price at Dark Delicacies.
  27. Julie K

    I Love My Neighbors

    There seem to have been no ill effects. While there have been a lot of very close fires none have swept through the city causing the devastation seen elsewhere. I don't believe any homes were lost in the last fire although there were some close calls.
  28. Julie K

    I Love My Neighbors

    I've been thinking about it again Jack and it may very well show up sometime in the not so very distant future. Not too long ago similar solicitors arrived in a very large SUV right outside my house, which they seemed to use as their base camp. Alas, circumstances were not as fortuitous as...
  29. Julie K

    I Love My Neighbors

    I've been thinking about it again Jack and it may very well show up sometime in the not so very distant future. Not too long ago similar solicitors arrived in a very large SUV right outside my house, which they seemed to use as their base camp. Alas, circumstances were not as fortuitous as...
  30. Julie K

    I Love My Neighbors

    I absolutely love the neighbors in the house next door. The house is empty...
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