"An era can be said to end when its basic illusions are exhausted." - Arthur Miller

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Links of the Day

Jon Stewart: Most Trusted Newscaster in America - According to a Poll from Time, the comedian has earned the title from Walter Cronkite by a wide margin. He received 44% of the vote, followed by Brian Williams (29%), Charlie Gibson (19%), and Katie Couric (7%). I think the title is deserved as he seems to know what he is talking about while the other three have just proven they know how to read off a teleprompter or index cards but really don't have anything but a surface knowledge of what they are talking about easily allowing those they are interviewing the run over them due to lack of any meaningful (i.e. not obvious) follow-up questions.

Serenity Model - Click the link for a gallery of a 19" replica of the Serenity spaceship for Firefly complete with lighting effects, Inara' Shuttle and more. No clue on the cost but apparently limited to 500 production run so I expect it to be expensive.

Back to the Future 1 and 2 Comparison - Video that shows that attention to detail that went into re-creating the end of the first movie in the second movie due to the original girlfriend was replaced by Elizabeth Shue. I get the feeling the non-Shue sequences were the scenes edited back in but anywhere she popped up at to be re-created (this is before digital replacement after all) and often the line up matches identically.

Metroid Prime Trilogy Trailer - "New" game for the Wii that releases the three Metroid games in one package with the first to tweaked for the Wii controllers and able to support widescreen TVs.

Mark Buehrle Perfect Game - I am not much of a fan of baseball, finding the whole affair incredibly boring but you don't have to be a fan to appreciate a perfect game from the Chicago White Sox pitcher. It is only the 18th perfect game in Major League Baseball history which considering the thousands of games played a year (162 per team) shows just how difficult just a feat is.

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