Sunday, April 20, 2008

I'll take potpourri for $900, Alex

She'll be back. TV Guide reports that The Sarah Connor Chronicles will return for a second season.

A methodology for deciding what movie to watch with your significant other.

Cool look at Micronauts, a sci-fi toy from the 70s. Yep, I had those.

I don't have much interest in seeing a GI Joe movie. However, this might tempt me to watch it on a movie channel.

A look at great title sequences. (Note: click the "next" at the bottom of the page to view more). John Adams (which I've been watching and enjoying, as long as I can fast forward through the kids and smallpox scenes) is at the top of the list. I'm ashamed to admit this, but every time I watch the wonderful opening credits, I wonder where Georgia is on the snake. I think I'll go research that.

A Green Machine with a water cannon! When I was young, you had the Big Wheel. About the time I graduated to bikes, they came up with the awesome "hand brake" thing on the Big Wheel to allow power slides, and I completely missed the Green Machine phenomenon. Wonder if I can add a water cannon to my car? And fill it acidy, alien blood? Would certainly help with panhandlers and those "wash your windshield" guys.


  1. I am about eighty-five percent sure Georgia is not on that snake in "John Adams."

  2. I just reviewed the title sequence of "John Adams" and Georgia is not on there.

  3. You're right. I watched that week after week, and it drove me crazy. This morning, after that post, I did some research, and it seems that the cut rattlesnake flag came from an editorial cartoon Ben Franklin did. What I couldn't find a good answer for in a cursory search is why Georgia is the only of the original 13 colonies not represented in some form (New England is lumped together as N.E. at the head). I love Ben! Why was he dissin' my homies in Georgia?

    Paul Reverse later adopted the snake for the masthead of a Boston paper, and did include Georgia as the tale, though.

  4. By most colonists, Georgia was not considered "one of them" due to their youth and loyalty to the crown.

    Yes, we all know how much you love cruisin' in College Park with yo niggas.