Yeah, I know I said I was taking a break from blogging, but I thought I would leave you something to keep you occupied during my Siesta.
It's called Fantastic Contraption, and I guarantee that once you start, you won't be able to stop!
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Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
I'm going to be taking a break from blogging for the next week or so. Two reasons: First, school is starting up and I'm going to be busy getting readjusted to things. Second (this is actually the main reason), the DNC is happening right now, and the RNC is next week, so I'm going to spare you from my political ranting.
On a similar note, I'm taking a Film Analysis class this semester, so expect to see my now-defunct review blog get a sudden revival.
Also, I'm seriously considering opening an account on FictionPress.com to post some of my original works. What do you think? Should I go for it?
Posted by Raptor at 9:36 PM
Friday, August 22, 2008
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Watch this video. This guy says it better than I ever could.
I admit, the presentation is over the top, but this man has a very strong, very real point. We are sitting on our asses doing nothing while our government is running our country into the ground.
Think about it. Congress has an approval rating right now is at an all-time low (~15%) yet we still keep voting the same nonrepresentatives into office each year. Why? We all wine about how the President is a moron and how Congress is out of touch with the people, but that's it. We just talk. Nothing else. This has to end, or else America as we know it will cease to exist.
Posted by Raptor at 11:33 PM
Sorry, but yes. Yet another post involving the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe.
Now, we all know that the car's styling is somewhat controversial (not that it matters once you see it in person). However, I recently stumbled across a picture of a Drophead that will cause even the most hardened critic to start drooling.
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, The Hyperion:
It's a custom one-off Drophead designed by Pininfarina, the Italian design studio famous for applying its bodywork to Ferraris.
Unfortunately, the Hyperion, named for one of the mythological Greek Titans, will never see production. It was simply an excercise in design meant to recapture the elegance and sophistication that cars displayed in the 1920s and early 1930s. I don't know about you, but I think the boys at Pininarina succeded in a big way. Still, it's a shame that they won't build more.
P.S. I promise to leave this car alone now.
Posted by Raptor at 10:39 AM
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Okay, you all remember my Ugly Car post, ja? One of the cars mentioned in said post was the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe, which I criticized for its headlights and funky windshield.
I take back everything I said about it.
I have to: I saw one today. No, I'm dead serious. Spring Lake, NJ, about 11:30 PM, driving south along Ocean Ave.
Man, pictures can't do that thing justice. Yes, the headlights and windshield look odd. But it doesn't matter. It is drop-dead gorgeous! Anyone who says otherwise needs their head examined (myself included). I only hope Sir Henry Royce and Charles Rolls, wherever they are, can forgive me for my warped views....
Yet another entry onto my list of dream cars.
Posted by Raptor at 6:45 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
5. Jackie Chan
Chan has never once used a stuntman, leading him to be considered uninsurable by movie studios. He started out really awesome (and can still kick some serious @$), but he soon descended into the realm of "Kung-Fu Komedy," the low point of which being the "Westerns" he did with Owen Wilson and the two Rush Hour sequels.
4. Jason Statham
Not so much a martial artist as an all-around action star, Statham nevertheless has a few solid martial arts hits under his belt (pun not intended), the most famous of which being he cult classic The Transporter. He ranks in as number 4 only because of his limited exposure as a martial artist.
3. Jet Li
A lethal weapon if there ever was one, Jet Li is without a doubt one of China's most famous movie stars, with his films grossing millions at Hong Kong cinemas. Unfortunately his American releases (with a few notable exceptions) have been rather mediocre, limiting him to the Number 3 slot.
2. Chuck Norris
Dude, it's Chuck Norris, the guy who they couldn't put on Mount Rushmore because the granite wasn't tough enough for his beard. 5-time world karate champion and legendary film and TV star, Norris has been in the business for over 30 years and has hundreds of knockouts under his belt. Unfortunately, that's not enough to secure the top spot.
1. Bruce Lee
How can it be? How can Chuck Norris be beaten to number 1 by a guy with only one American blockbuster? Watch and learn:
That's right, he just took out an entire martial arts school singlehandedly. Bruce Lee was a human weapon who opened the door in America for kung-fu movies. His untimely death shortly before the release of Enter the Dragon only adds to his mystique. And in case anyone doubts Bruce Lee's superiority:
Yes, that was Chuck Norris you just saw die.
Posted by Raptor at 1:19 PM