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  1. 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.
  2. 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...
  3. 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:
  4. 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...
  5. Julie K

    The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra

    This was the day the Earth was disemboweled with terror! Well, ok, maybe I wasn't disemboweled with terror, but I did nearly split my gut from laughing so hard. Lost Skeleton is an affectionate re-creation of the Z-grade schlockers of the '50s and '60s. "Spoof" is too hard a word for the...
  6. Julie K

    I brought home my adopted baby today

    I've been wanting to do this for some time and today saw the culmination of my efforts. I brought home an adopted baby. Ok, those who know me are either fainting from shock or are going "Yeah, yeah, Julie's got a new kitty". Well, no. I did not bring home a new animal - no cats, dogs...
  7. Julie K

    Shot a Deer at Work

    They wouldn't let me use my Savage .30-06 so I used my Canon 10D instead :) Here's a doe trying to decide what part of the nice landscaping to eat next. http://www.pbase.com/image/28857353 She's right next to the main cafeteria which is at the main entrance. This is in the middle of the...
  8. Julie K

    Good Photoshop Books?

    I'm having more fun with my new digital camera than should be allowed :) I'm starting to play around more with Photoshop. Does anyone have any good recommendations for books? I'm especially interested in tips for unusual effects. I did manage to do this today. (Yeah, the world really...
  9. Julie K

    New HP Lovecraft Documentary on DVD

    The Eldritch Influence: The Life, Vision, and Phenomenon of HP Lovecraft is being released on DVD sometime apparently soon. I saw this last October. It wasn't in its final edit but I enjoyed it and I think other Lovecraft fans will too. It features interviews with Lovecraft scholor ST Joshi...
  10. Julie K

    It's time for a digital camera - and I *am* happy

    Again, thanks to everyone who gave me advice in my "It's time for a digital camera - and I'm not happy" thread. I got my camera. I decided on the Canon 10D. I really liked the feel of it. I'll probably be upset about not getting the wider lens of the Rebel, but the sad truth was that I...
  11. Julie K

    I Married a Monster From Outer Space

    Well, no I didn't, but I would sure like this on DVD. I enjoy the old B-movies from the 50s and 60s, all the old Sci-Fi and monster flicks. They are fun, in a cheesy way, and give the modern audience some interesting looks into the culture and worries of a lost age. Most of them are enjoyed...
  12. Julie K

    It's time for a digital camera - and I'm not happy

    I have been postponing the purchase of a digital camera waiting for the resolution to increase and the prices to come down. However, an incident yesterday, which was dominated by incompetence, carelessness, and a good dose of cluelessness, has forced me to reconsider and and decide, much against...
  13. Julie K

    Benefits of Mars Exploration

    And who says there are no benefits in exploration and discovery...
  14. Julie K

    Are you bored with hot dogs?

    Gone. All gone. I weep for those who must forevermore suffer from boring hotdogs.
  15. Julie K

    Snakehead Fish Terror!

    I knew it had to happen, and I couldn't be more pleased :) From Fangoria...
  16. Julie K

    Jack Frost is coming to town!

    Sometimes everything just clicks into place. I was fussing in another thread about the non-anamorphic (and long out of print) DVD of Jack Frost. But what to my surprise when this morning I discovered that it's being re-released on 3/25 with an anamorphic transfer. Hot damn! This movie is a...
  17. Julie K

    It's OK to lose your head...

    Because it can now be reattached. (Although I take exception with the words 'medical miracle' as it's the result of a lot of hard work and effort and ingenuity of the doctors.)
  18. Julie K

    Beyond Re-Animator

    I'm a bit skeptical about the premise of this one (Herbert West in prison? No Dan Cain?) but I'll have to pick up the DVD as soon as its released anyway. Some pictures here. It's interesting to see a character with the name "Howard Philips" in the credits.
  19. Julie K

    Look at those dinosaurs fly!

    New Study Suggests Missing Link that Explains How Dinosaurs Learned to Fly This is an absolutely fascinating article. Someone has studied how chukars run. Chukars can fly, but do seem to prefer to run uphill. Until now, no one really thought anything of it, but the scientist who studied them...
  20. Julie K

    Beware the Giant Squid!

    Life does indeed imitate art. A giant squid "attacked" a yacht taking part in the round-the-world Jules Verne Trophy: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/2661691.stm And another story with a groan-inducing pun of a title: "Yacht Crew Suckered"
  21. Julie K

    Blood Feast 2 is Coming!

    I've always had a soft spot for Herschell Gordon Lewis' splatter films. 2000 Maniacs is probably my favorite, but Blood Feast is certainly a grand little film. I've been following the development of Blood Feast 2 for a long time and, while there's no date set yet, it looks like it's been picked...
  22. Julie K

    Astrological Predictions for 2003!

    After much careful study of the skies, and inspiration by that great astrologer Isaac Bickerstaffe, Jr., I humbly submit my astrological predictions for the upcoming year. January The conjunction of Mercury and Mars on the 1st indicates a prosperous and disastrous year. March The Sun...
  23. Julie K

    For Sale: Frighteners Signature Edition Laserdisc

    For Sale: Frighteners SE LD set for sale. Includes 12 extra minutes of the movie, Peter Jackson commentary, and 4-1/2 hr documentary. In fine, like-new, condition. $300 including shipping and insurance within US.
  24. Julie K

    Still Another Distributor for House of 1000 Corpses

    Yet more news in the on again/off again distributor news for House of 1000 Corpses. Creature Corner is reporting that Lion's Gate has picked up the film and has plans to release an R rated theatrically and an unrated cut onto DVD. The president of Lion's Gate was quoted as saying: "With...
  25. Julie K

    At the Mountains of Madness - del Toro Speaks

    Guillermo del Toro talks about his ideas for an adaptation of Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness. Lovecraft is hard to adapt to the screen. The wonderfully nihilistic elements in his stories send big studios and audiences who want a nice feel-good or life-affirming pictures screaming in...
  26. Julie K

    Attack of the Killer Fish!

    Well, my other "we're doomed" thread seems doomed itself. Maybe this one will fare better. I don't know about anyone else, but I find aggressive fish who eat almost anything in their path and who can walk between ponds and spend 3 days out of water to be extraordinarily fascinating. Another...
  27. Julie K

    It's Coming Right At Us!!

    It's 2 km wide, traveling fast enough to destroy a continent and trigger global climate changes, and will hit us in February 2019. Too bad we don't have an aggressive space program, isn't it? This is the most threatening object so far detected. However, future observations will almost...
  28. Julie K

    Tremors Series on Sci-Fi Channel?

    Creature Corner is reporting that the Sci-Fi channel is developing a 1-hour Tremors TV series. I haven't been able to verify it anywhere else - but the Stampede homepage is reporting that Tremors 3 was the second highest rated show on the SF channel, just after Dune. I guess everyone loves giant...
  29. Julie K

    Another Close Call!

    Well, we had another close call and only found out 3 days after close approach. This one would have been Tunguska sized - enough to destroy a city. Read about it here.
  30. Julie K

    I know what the end of the world looks like

    I know what the beginning of the end of the world will look like. Pick your favorite end of the world scenario: giant meteor smacking the planet, massive and unrelenting volcanic activity (like what killed 90% of all life at the end of the Permian), global thermonuclear war, an instability in...