Wednesday, December 05, 2007


I've decided to take Joe's advice (thanks to everybody who wrote here and in email), and see how it goes when I'm writing on a laptop in bed. So this is a test.
So far it feels much better. But I'll talk to my physio about it.

Since last night, when I feel good, I'm watching Transformers on HD-DVD in my living room. And when I'm in pain, I'm watching Ghost Rider in my bed.

It's an interesting contrast, because they are both big summer-holiday Action Fantasy type of films, based on comic books or toys. But not equally well made.

Ghost Rider is... pretty silly. Well, they are both silly, but Transformers is it in a good way. Ghost Rider takes itself too seriously, and it's pretty cliched. It has flashes of humor, but too rarely. It looks good, but unevenly. For example, the most important design, the skull of Ghost Rider himself, is boring, a generic smooth skull. They should have done much better. Like the face of King Kong in the recent movie, which had scars and a chipped fang and so on.

Transformers is a nice surprise. It is much better than a silly toy-based film for kids is supposed to be. It is funny, often very funny, and has a good story. And it looks simply amazing. And not just the special effects either: every shot is just gorgeous.

Another thing that's gorgeous is the female lead. Holy cow, she can't be human. And a good actor too, like all of them, doing a good job blending drama and silly humor in this film. Recommended.

Monday, December 03, 2007

Back Trouble part II, this time it's serious

For the first time in ten years, I have to take a sick leave. I have acquired some painful inflamed nerves in my neck, and my physio therapist tells me I have to stay off the computer for a week, otherwise I'm in big trouble.
So I will really try to stave off my blogging addiction.

More on real estate

I read an article last year saying that the UK was closer to a burst of the real estate bubble than the US. Just goes to show that predicting is a mug's game.
But at least they were acknowledging the existence of the bubble, which many have been in consistent denial about.

Sunday, December 02, 2007


I'm amazed I keep hearing about new things. Now human flying squirrels.
Real "daredevil" stuff.
Amazing how much they go forward with that tiny area of "wings".
As you may expect, U-toob has lots of videos about it.

Hot mama

Morris, an 82 year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm.

The doctor greeted Morris and said, "Wow! You're really doing great, aren't you?"

Morris replied, "I'm just doing what you said, Doc, 'Get a hot mama and be cheerful.' "

"No, you misheard me!" the doctor said. "I didn't say that. I said, 'You've got a heart murmur. Be careful.' "

A ToP site

One of my favorite sites is two.

This is another excellent article by Mike.

Water as fuel

Is water as fuel becoming a reality? If this is true and will work, it might change the world.

Back troubles

I may post less for some days, I have some back trouble, currently manifesting in inflamed joints and muscle spasms in my neck. If I move my head wrong it can be painful, and it's hard to get my rest. It sux.
I'm getting physio therapist attention.