We at “Hey, Martha!” do not advocate the purchase or viewing of bootleg discs. The quality is often inferior, and movies tend to get released on video about 4 months after their debut in theatres. But it would be worth buying The Avengers now for the bad subtitles.
Sorry it’s been over a month since I last posted here. Work has been crazy, going 6 days a week. I’ve been getting back into the swing of things over at Mah Two Cents. One of the things I’ve been thinking about is continuing the original mission of Hey, Martha! which is to point out interesting things I’ve found online. Kathy may be stuck on Facebook, but like I imagined when I started this blog, I imagine there’s other people looking for interesting things online.
One of the things that just caught my eye was this post at the Mental Floss blog about the Civilian Conservation Corps, created in the Great Depression to not only provide work to the unemployed, but to improve their skills and morale. I’ve been to the Rockefeller Memorial at the Great Smoky Mountains, but didn’t know that’s where it came from.
Wish there was something like that nowadays. There’s a lot that needs to be done, and a lot of people out of work. Also a lot of empty houses, as has been pointed out in several places.
Well, it’s the day after the 4th of July. We didn’t get to to the fireworks, but we got to watch them on TV, via PBS’ “A Capitol Fourth” special. Kathy’s still unhappy about not getting to see live fireworks, so if you didn’t get any because they were cancelled (or you were in San Francisco) here’s something for you:
More fireworks can be found at Mental Floss.
And here’s an article about different fireworks effects.
You know, last year at this time, I woke up to find an e-mail from my old hosting company for Mah Two Cents was going to close down in a few months. I was worried about how it would affect the traffic, getting people to read my blogs. Months after moving to a new hosting company, it looks like I have plenty of spammers, dunno about the readers. But I have a place to write what I want, and will keep it going as long as I have something to say (or want a place to play).
Here’s an interesting article about the different Pixar movies by the numbers. We saw Brave last weekend. We enjoyed it, and looking forward to the blu ray release. There have been some grumblings about the movie but I don’t know how much of it is genuine dislike of the movie, or the desire to tear something down after you build it up, like Pixar. There’s also some attempts to lump Merida, the lead character in with the other Disney Princesses, but I don’t see it, other than the character being a princess. There’s no (spoiler alert!) getting married and happily ever after ending, which makes Brave more interesting to me.
You know the song “One Night In Bangkok” from the 80s? Here’s the video if you need a refresher course:
I knew that it was a song from the musical Chess, but I didn’t know the musical was based on a real event. Mental Floss has more on the story.
One of the many things I like about computers and the internet is how easy it makes you excited and make things. Its a whole lot easier than the old days (back in the crustacean era) when the best you could do is a VCR and some paper. Somebody made new opening credits for The Avengers done in Joss Whedon’s show Firefly style:
Thanks to The Daily What for the link.
Wow, has it really been about 2 weeks since I last posted here?
I just wrote a post on Mah Two Cents explaining I’m still plugging away at the day job, and while that’s a great thing in this economy, it leaves me with little time for anything else. But I do have a vision for the blogs and continuing them. I would like to use this blog to post interesting things I’ve found online. I originally started this blog to point out interesting things for my wife Kathy who started getting online, but she’s hooked on Facebook. But if you’re like me, you’re always on the lookout for new and interesting things on the internet.
Here’s something I found on ComicMix. Its a computer animated fight between Superman and The Hulk. What’s interesting about this is how much Supes looks like the late Christopher Reeve. I wonder how long it will be before we can see movies like this, featuring entertainers no longer with us? Not to mention the can of worms it will open up. But I’d rather see a computer generated Reeve than the Henry Cavill Superman we’re getting next year.
I also wonder how long it will be before something like this will make comic books obsolete, or more of a fringe entertainment. Some people would think why put the effort into reading something when I can just watch it? That’s the attitude of too many people nowadays. Sometimes I wonder what will go first, me or comics?