"The growth of understanding follows an ascending spiral rather than a straight line." ~Joanna Field

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vanilla Sky

I don't want this to become a movie blog... but it kinda is.

However that's what I've been doing, so it's what I'm writing about. (A lot of contractions in that sentence.)

I watched Vanilla Sky Friday night. Another from that list of more mind-blowing than Inception.
And I'd say, eh, not so much. It was a good movie, interesting, confusing as hell at times, but the base concept wasn't any more mind-blowing than Inception really.

Spoilers ahoy:

Guy dies, is frozen cryogenically, is stuck in a lucid dream (though these people don't seem to understand that part of a lucid dream is that you know you are dreaming...) and gets fucked up in his head before choosing to wake up.

Of course, not so straight forward. It isn't until the last scene that any of it really makes sense.

Good movie, I'd give it 4.5/5 It lost half a point for being just a bit too confusing at times. Kinda left me bored because of it.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The way life is...

So life kinda hates me right now. But I think I'm getting over it.
I got the last bit of money from my stepmom yesterday, yay.
Not so yay I had overdraft fees. I only have 14 interacts allowed on my card, each extra costs $0.65. So I had $14 in extra interacts that got overdrafted when I only had $0.23 in my account. Yay me...

Anyway. I finally got all my Res fees paid at least.

I'm writing this on Friday to auto-post on Saturday ('cause I'm not sure I'll feel like posting tomorrow and I'm here now.) so I hope I went grocery shopping, but it is looking less likely...

I hope to go to Mick and Franks today (Saturday), but the bus tickets are $7.50 for three bus rides, so $15 for three somewhere-and-back trips. (Assuming each is more than an hour (bus transfer timeout)) I have enough change ($2.10) from paying the res to go get a slushie. Woo.

I was crying my eyes out yesterday, I missed another French class and I think I'm going to fail that course. Money is tight, I'm hungrier than I can afford to fill most often... I'm still behind on some assignments. Bleh. Good thing I'm going home soon.

Anyway, just thought I'd update on that side of life.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Movies, Movies, Movies

So I've been watching movies. A lot of them.

I tried to watch Sweeny Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street again, but the only version I could find was in French. Fuck French.

That's when I went on to eXistenZ. Then I watched The Eternal Sunshine of a Spotless Mind. Which was an interesting concept, but kind sucked...

I watched Mrs. Doubtfire again yesterday, and I found a great example of being "in lesbians" with someone, as Scott Pilgrim put forth. The mother, Miranda, dislikes Daniel and the way he acts, but loves Mrs. Doubtfire for the things she does. But Mrs. Doubtfire is Daniel, just a different side of him. So while she may not be in love with Daniel, she is certainly in lesbians with her.
I don't know, it made more sense at the time.

I just finished watching Matilda for maybe the millionth time. I love that movie so much. But I can probably mark it as the beginning of my teacher obsession. Who wouldn't want to meet Ms. Honey?

Alas, the teacher thing will probably never pan out for me, (though I can hope~) but it is heartwarming to watch. Roald Dahl is an amazing mind.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Mindfuck in a movie, basically. I found out about it through Stumble, I got hit to another blog with a list of movies "more mindblowing than Inception" and he was right!
(I've been trying to work my way through the list, but I've skipped Primer as I can't find an in-sync version to watch, Revolver as I didn't feel like it and Memento because I've seen it recently)

I watched eXistenZ last night and when the movie ended I quite literally let out a hearty laugh and a "Woah! Fuck that was awesome!" Those who know me know that my use of expletives, while not rare, is limited. This was a perfect occasion.

Following a game designer and her sexual interest (though the way she was acted it seemed everyone/thing was her sexual interest) the movie takes you in and out and around many levels of a game world. Like Inception, except I actually enjoyed it. Inception I found too straight forward and, eh, kinda hard to suspend my disbelief. eXistenZ had me believing it could really happen, that people could get so engrossed in their video games that they could lose sight of reality -- big time!

I have to say that there are some... odd gadgets, the whole movie seems to be laced with sexuality to the point where even the game controllers (pods) seem like organs meant to be fondled. Plus a gun made out of mutated reptile bones.

Anyway. Good movie, really kept me thinking through it. The layers were engaging, the characters were so-so, but the ideas behind it all? Superb.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011


So I made a Tumblr. Have to say, not that much of a fan, I still find the basic blog set-up more versatile. But it is a convenient link faver thing with the widgit I have.

Between Tumblr and Vi.Sualize.Us I ca nsave those links and images I find useful. So yay.


If you're like me, you have lols to spare.

Well good! Why don't you come spend them over at QuickMeme, a place to make a favourite meme pictures. Paranoid Parrot, Insanity Wolf, Socially Awkward Penguin and the similar.
Per the usual, look for ekobor if you want to find me.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Have some documentaries, I don't feel like writing anything witty, I'm learning about dogfighting in the EU:

-- Some of them appear to be down.

Monday, April 11, 2011

Take a moment

Take a moment and feel some calm. Whether you are resting before starting an essay or like me and trying to decide if it is time to sleep or not (no), "Do Nothing for 2 Minutes" is a website that encourages you to step back and rest yourself. The timer will reset if you move the mouse or touch the keyboard, so turn you music off before starting so you can listen to the pleasant sound of waves.

Take a moment, and click the link:

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Magnified Curiosities

Ever wonder what a needle and thread or a used q-tip looks like under extreme magnification?
Neither have I, but I was still quite interested to see these images from SlightlyWarped.

What do you think this is?

Saturday, April 9, 2011


So Esquire (You know, that men's magazine?) made a list of books that all men should read.
Some of them are very good books, others just seem like an interesting change of pace.

Call of the wild by Jack London,
Invisible man by Ralph Ellison,
Deliverance by James Dickey,

Even the Grapes of Wrath (John Steinbeck) made it on there. (Sure, it's listed as being 'all about the titty', but it's still there)

Take a look, how many have you read?

Friday, April 8, 2011

Something nifty of the day:

Look like a tiny and useless printer? Think again! This is a machine that turns paper into pencils. Yup. Just insert that bit of recycling into the slot and it will om-nom-nom it then poop out a neat little pencil. Not only that, it is also a pencil sharpener. -nodnod-

No word on if it is actually going into production or how much it is, but I predict that I'll never have one. But I wish I did!

Click through to read more: Yanko Deign

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Family Feud

So old video is old, but here are some fun Family Feud answers for your entertainment:


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Amazing man is amazing

So you may have seen this video before, but I found it for the first time a couple days ago. This man is a very well practiced and coordinated person and shows himself well in this video.

For your pleasure, please click here: Amazing Man is Amazing

Monday, April 4, 2011


Just like their tagline AntiLimit has pretty well anything worth seeing.

I'm still trying to figure out what is going on with this site. I think it is an artist's gallery (which is very nicely set up bee tee dubs). All I know is that the photography on this site is superb and I have spent a good chunk of time perusing it.

Take a look, it is eye candy!

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Good Reads

Another Stumble'd site, Good Reads seems a lot like Shelfari, but minus the Trojan warnings I got there. So major ups on that.

A site that lets you organize and remember books you've read. And we all know how much I like organization/remembering sites.

It also lets you review them and gives suggestions for new books to read. You can also connect with your friends through Facebook, twitter and the rest of the major ones to read their reviews and keep up to date. Not to mention the sheer shock factor you get if you bring up a book they reviewed the next day!

So take a look and hit me up as ekobor if you like. I'm still in the process of transferring Books in My Arsenal over to this. (You may have noticed a lack of updates there. Yeah, When do I have time to read?!)

Saturday, April 2, 2011


Not sure if this is supposed to be said 'Eight Tracks' or 'Infinity Tracks' (as their logo suggests) I'm guessing the latter as this site basically allows you to click 'Play' and just listen to music continuously.

Set into playlists created by users (as far as I can tell) you can make an account and save your favourite playlists. It is like Playlist.com except it allows you to find music you didn't really know before much more easily.

Take a look, I don't think you'll be disappointed: http://8tracks.com/

As always, hit up ekobor if you want to see what I'm up to.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Craft Gawker

Another interesting website, CraftGawker seems to be a place where you can favourite crafts and art and the sites that host them. I haven't fully explored this site yet, but it sure looks neat.

As always you can find me there as ekobor .