Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Age of Persuasion: Selling God

I love catching the Age of Persuasion on CBC Radio One while driving around Saturday afternoons. We all complain about advertising, but rarely think about it. AoP is a thoughtful creative look at the world of marketing. I think they've hit a new high with "Selling God". A look at the intersection between marketing and faith and why it makes many of us a bit nervous.

- Peace

Monday, March 30, 2009

Cinematic SFU

Moving Through
While visiting SFU, I could see why it is the backdrop for so many movies.

- Peace

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Vancouver UBC SFU Pictures

Garden Offering
I've started posting pictures from our whirl wind trip to UBC/SFU and seeing friends in Vancvouver. The picture above is my favorite from UBC.

- Peace

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Vancouver UBC, Dominion

Spent the day at UBC watching my daughter navigate a giant university, overcome minor setbacks and impress one of the recruiters. As a dad it was deeply satisfying. Pictures to follow in a few days. I'm curentley posting pics from our weekend at Mosquito Creek.

Winter Wonder

Lisa and Matt took us out on the town for authentic Japenese food and wild ice cream. I had a balsamic vinegar and figs & lemon.
Back at their place they introduced us to Dominion and Sarah won. Sarah was on a roll today.

- Peace

Friday, March 20, 2009

Yay for power charging standards

OK so having a different charger for each device is a total pain. I was happy to find that the car charger I have for my ipod will also charge my new cell phone. The phone came with a USB cable. The ipod charger has a USB port. USB Phone cable to USB port on ipod charger and I can now charge my phone in the car. Yay!

- Peace

Monday, March 09, 2009

Saturday Morning Watchmen

From a VHS tape that popped out of a wormhole to an alternate 80's reality. Thanks to Scott Paeth.

- Peace

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Watchmen Review

Watchmen does it best to stay faithful to the original graphic novel. Ironically I enjoyed it most when it strayed. The look of the movie matches the graphic novel almost perfectly and is a wonder to see. The musical choices in the movie were spot on, especially Bob Dylan's The Times They Are A-Changin to take us through a large chunk of back story in a short period of time. Of course there was no music in the book.

The big surprise for me was that they improved the resolution of the plot. The end game stays true in spirit to the book but tightens it but having tie back to one of the major characters. The movie could have used more of that type of editing. There were details in the movie that had no set up and thus only made sense if you read the book. Take the inclusion of the right wing rag The Riffle Men for example. They were not introduced earlier in the movie, it is tacked on just to stay true to the book. Would have been better to tie in one of the reporters shown on TV through out the movie.

Watchmen the movie is good, but not great because it tries to stay too close to the great graphic novel.

- Peace

Slum Dog Millionaire Short Review

It was better than I though it would be, and I was expecting it to be good.

- Peace