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Posts Tagged ‘2009’

Goodbye, Summer

August 31, 2009

Well, we’ve come to very nearly the end — Summer 2009 (light beer advertising style dictates that you capitalize this) is almost over, and we reflect on a season filled with both sun (happy moments; sun) and storms (death; storms). Fun fact: Summer is second only to spring in the “seasonal weather-related metaphors” department!

sunset_wallpaper_brazil-1600x1200So a lot of famous people — some pretty important — died these past few months. Did you hear about this? Those of us still living continued to fight the effects of this pesky recession, taking “me-kends” and “stay-cations” instead of real trips to real places, which is a luxury we can no longer afford. “Get a job,” your father told you. You’re only twelve! Movie studios were still cool with stealing people’s cash, shitting out everything from Transformers to Paper Heart (not all that dissimilar!) and laughing while we Twittered tweeted how much we hated them, because they already had our money. They’ll be laughing again when we buy the collector’s edition DVD in November. We might buy the Blu-Ray version, too, because even though we don’t own a player yet it’s good to be prepared for when the prices come down. That’s just being prudent.

The sunny side – it’s not all bad! – after the jump.

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Oh, Hi! So…

January 12, 2009

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My bad.

To explain my month-long vacation from Lifting Fog (shorter than the last one by two weeks!) would mean painful recollections of Russian Roulette tournaments, extraterrestrial probing, and drug addiction, so I figured I’d spare the grisly deets and just say I’M BACK and I’M SORRY and CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME. A question mark seems unnecessary because I know you will.

Not that I deserve it. According to the ever-reputable Wikipedia, blogs are typically updated “on a consistent basis” and with an eye toward “charting current events, whether public or personal or both.” I could argue semantics all day long with the world’s favorite collaborative encyclopedia (… or just re-write the article) but in the spirit of the New Year, I’ll instead own up to subpar results. I failed my blog test. DJ Steve gets a check plus.

You’ll earn a ‘plus plus’ if you keep reading!

2009 Can’t Come Soon Enough

November 20, 2008

With Watchmen and the fifth season of LOST (three-hour premiere airs Jan. 21st!) double-teaming the geek lobe of my brain, it’s all I can do to finish out this year with any sense of propriety. Posters like the one below (courtesy of Ain’t It Cool News) just make the task that much more difficult.

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What was good about 2008, anyway? While it would be nice for LOST advertising to move beyond its lingering blue period, I’m still totally jazzed by the design. The Oceanic Six… castaways still stuck on the island… society… wilderness… order… chaos. Dichotomy! Only LOST affords me the chance to write navel-gazing bullshit while simultaneously name-dropping philosophers in a way that’s only sort of douchey. God, I love this show. See you soon, Kate…

Things That Happened In The Last Five Weeks, Part 5

November 9, 2008

5) I Became More And More Convinced That Watchmen Might Actually Be Good

Over the summer I shared with you my concerns for the upcoming Watchmen adaptation. How Zach Snyder doesn’t inspire much confidence. How the book is practically holy scripture for legions of bearded, caped fans and to translate would be blasphemous. How after following the film’s production and watching its trailer I… am not so worried anymore. Really. At least on an artistic level, it looks as though they’ve done everything right. The latest round of posters (included below) does nothing to dissuade that notion.

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Exhibit B after the jump!

6 To Midnight: LOST Season 5 Teaser

October 24, 2008

It really isn’t fair. Fall TV is in full-swing and my viewing schedule largely complete… save for one show. One awesome, badass show. Four months still separate me and other creepily obsessed fans from the fifth and penultimate season of LOST (apart from the fact that I think the title is capitalized like this, the show just deserves it), ABC’s best show and one of the most engaging hours of television… ever. While there are other shows I like better, none can match LOST for sheer excitement or WTF-ness. I’ve watched religiously since the start of season two; it’s the reason most of my college professors thought I was retarded.

ANYWAY, linked here (c/o EW’s PopWatch blog) is the cockteaser trailer for said fifth season. Current WordPress technology prevents me from embedding the video like a truly masterful blogger, but know that I would if I could. Namaste!

It’s A Crow Eating Contest

August 1, 2008

The Watchmen movie marketing machine (M³) is still batting a thousand. First that pimptastic teaser. Then the introduction of unique “Motion Comics.” Now these:

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Oh, there’s more.