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This Blog … NOW IN 3D!!

Posted in Food, Nonsense, TV/Movies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on September 15, 2011 by Bob

Sounds ridiculous doesn’t it? Well it is. What is the point of a blog being in 3D? There is none. That is how I feel about the ongoing spate of movies that are coming out in 3D. Movies that have nothing added by them being in 3D. 3D to me should be like the old 50’s movies with things that flew out of the screen at you. Things that made you jump. Things that were cool.

Today, 3D is in EVERYTHING! Do we really need to see a dolphin without a tail in 3D? There isn’t even a tail to jump out at you. The Lion King. Why does that have to be in 3D? I don’t get it.

For me, very few movies I have seen in 3D lately have really been worth the extra $72 per ticket. The 3D of today is more trying to imitate the real world. I go to a movie to escape the real world. I don’t need it to look like and remind me of the real world. I need that fabulous 2D effect to know that I am not in the real world.

I like meatloaf. The food, not the singer. I like the singer too but … anyhoo. I like meatloaf. It is one of my favorite comfort foods. Today I had a Lean Cuisine meatloaf. Meatloaf is not something that should be leaned. It wasn’t as comfortable as I thought it would have been. Also, it was NOT something that should be in 3D.


It’s Never As Good As You Hope

Posted in Nonsense, Tech Stuff, Wacky News with tags , , , , , , , on May 18, 2010 by Bob

Welcome to Techtainment Tuesday everyone, the shortest running and most incoherent column about tech and entertainment on the web that you don’t need 3D glasses to read. Last week we left our hero dangling from the magazine rack at the local 7-11, patiently waiting for the 3D edition of Playboy to hit the stands. Friday came and went. The issue hit the stands. I thought that being such a novelty that this particular issue would have sold out fast and been gone for a while, unattainable to the casual research shopper. BOY was I wrong.

It took me until Monday to get around to picking up this potential technological master … piece. I stopped at a local purveyor of adult entertainment … a 7-11 on my way home from work, fully expecting them to be long sold out. I figured this would be the case even more, since the store I stopped at is in a part of town that you would expect them to sell out quickly. They had a full rack (sooo totally pun intended) of them. So, I grabbed a bottle of coke, small bag of Funyuns, Butterfingers, pack of gum, $5 in Lotto tickets, (didn’t want them to think I was there just for the magazine after all) went to the counter and when they asked “is this all sir” I said “and oh yeah…why don’t you give me one of those 3D Playboys too … for research of course.” He looked at me a little weird when I said the research part but what do I care.

I resisted the temptation to open the hermetically sealed publication as soon as I got to my car. I headed off to the grocery store. When I got there, I took it out of the bag and prominently displayed it on the dash of my car. I thought the old folks  from Sun City that were at the Jewel that afternoon would get a kick out of it. I am starting to digress.

Later that evening I decided it was time. I tried for 2 min to pull open the plastic bag that holds the magazine. They sure don’t want you to get in there easily. Finally I cut open the bag and let all of the subscription cards fall onto the floor. There was really only one thing I was looking for at first of course, the 3D centerfold. I went to the normal centerfold area (I assume that they are always at the middle right? I am not that familiar with the magazine) and was a little disappointed to see just your every day normal naked centerfold. I closed it and looked at the cover. “Including bonus 3D centerfold”. Hmmm.

I looked the centerfold over for a moment, and then realized it was not the same one as on the cover. Upon further research I found the 3D glasses. They were sponsored. By True Blood. There was a True Blood print ad in 3D in the back of the magazine. That ad folded out to be the 3D model. I put the glasses on, held the centerfold out. It was a centerfold in basic red/blue 3D. I have to admit, I wasn’t all that impressed. It was one picture and she was naked in a sideways pose. It wasn’t even like anything was jumping out at you. She just looked like she was in front of the bookshelf or whatever furniture was there.

I haven’t read the rest of the magazine yet, I flipped through looking at the little cartoons on the various pages, even those were lacking in some respect. I might read the articles except one is with some right wing radio guy and the other is 20 Q with Russel Brand. Good thing I was actually buying it for the naked ladies this time. Not really the 2 interviews that would be at the top of my reading list. Overall I think I have to give the 3D playboy centerfold 1 ½ stars. It was cool but, not THAT cool. I hope the other parts of the magazine are better so that I don’t feel I totally wasted my money.

But still related to technology, we had our 20 week ultrasound today. Initial indications are that the baby is a girl … as I have predicted all along. The reason I say initially, is that the ultrasound tech really didn’t seem like she was in the game today. I can’t blame her fully, it seemed as it was a bad morning in the office, but still, she could have been a little more thorough explaining things to us and not asking “Wanna know what it is?” in a “why do I have to be here all day” attitude. We will be getting the fancy futuristic looking ultrasounds so we will find out more definitive then.

That’s all for today campers. Tune in next week, same tech time, same tainment channel for another exciting episode of Techtainment Tuesday. Until then remember … “I’m a 3D boat captain”


Posted in Nonsense, Tech Stuff, Wacky News with tags , on May 11, 2010 by Bob

What better way to celebrate Techtainment Tuesday than the combination of the most popular form of technology these days and the most popular form of entertainment of all time.

Weeks ago I wrote about a 3D relief book of nakedness. Now, a new form of 3D is coming to a news stand near you. Yes, Playboy has combined 3D with nakedness. In the issue that hits the stands Friday, the centerfold is going to be in 3D. As I understand it, the mag comes with it’s own pair of 3D glasses so you don’t have to be left in the cold. I do not know how many 3D images there are. I think it might only be the centerfold from what I have read. Not sure also how good a still image of 3D will be. I am picturing old 3D little pictures that you would get inside of a Cracker Jack’s box. Certainly hope it would be better than that. I don’t normally buy Playboy, unless they have a good interview or something of course, but I might have to get the 3D issue. Purely for research of course.

A Simple Touch Is All It Takes

Posted in Nonsense, Tech Stuff, Wacky News with tags , , on April 13, 2010 by Bob

I have carelessly been shunning my posting duties these last few weeks. Been busy, been tired, been lazy most of all. I am back though in time for Techtainment Tuesday!

I have been thinking about how I can relate the following topic to a Techtainment Tuesday blog and I think it fits. Braille is a technology that was invented to let blind people read. You can find those little bumps on just about everything from Elevators to ATMs. And I am still waiting for someone to explain to me why brail is on a drive-up ATM. I know that is a common question and everyone asks it but, I want to know! But I digress. You can probably get just about any book you want in Braille. I don’t know this for sure, since I am not blind, I just assume you can. This “technology” brings “entertainment” in book form to the blind.

Where am I going with this? Well, this morning on my drive into work, I heard something about porn literature for the blind. I didn’t hear the whole story, just a few snippets but my curiosity was piqued. It is well known that Playboy published Braille versions of it’s magazines years back, but this story seemed to focus on something new. So, I looked it up. It seems what they were talking about goes beyond the Braille magazines of days gone by. The new magazine they were talking actually wasn’t a magazine at all but a book. It has 3D body parts throughout the pages. Yes, now instead of just reading about it, blind men and women can slide their fingers across various images much as was done in MASK. I think the results will be a tad more pleasurable than feeling up Rocky Dennis’ face though. I didn’t read the entire story as it was at work during my lunch hour, and some of the images were, shall we say, risqué? It did seem interesting but I wondered, if all these images are raised in some fashion to make them tactile, wouldn’t that make for a really big book? Doesn’t seem like something that could be hidden between the mattresses.

I have always wondered what is was like to try and read Braille. I touch it in the elevator  and other places when I see it. (the brail numbers you sickos) I am wondering if this book might be something that sighted people could bond over with the blind and find common ground. Touching IS a universal language after all.

While I am pushing the boundaries of political correctness … On my way home from work last night, a person in an SUV pulled up behind me. They were having, what appeared to be, a very involved discussion with someone. I thought maybe she was yelling at someone in the back seat, or on the phone. The more I watched, I am pretty convinced she was having some major turrets syndrome ticks. Her arms flailed and her head did some crazy movements too. This is the second time I have seen this behavior in someone driving. By no means am I making fun of anyone with this affliction, I am just wondering is it really safe to be driving with all of those spastic body movements?

Until next time, remember … “studies show that smoking in the shower reduces risk of fire by about a half. “

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