Sunday, February 19, 2012

Gotta love the internet and the magic o' hollywood

I for one am pleased to be living in the age of information. It's very nice to be able to self educate yourself on anything in the blink of an eye. For example today I was doing my nuclear engineering homework. The question was talking about some weird equations and stuff that when I googled it there was only 1 result that was actually relevant, but that result helped me so much. It allowed me to finish my homework without having to contact my professor. It's truly a pleasure to take advantage of free information at your finger tips 24/7, and hard to imagine a world without it.

In other news I had a nice weekend. Spent some time with my friends that go to another school. It was good to see them. We saw the movie "This Means War" which was actually pretty decent. It definitely had some clever and witty moments.

There was, however, one of those ridiculous "did they really just do that" moments. At this exact moment my friend and I turned to each other with that look in our eyes, and both burst out laughing at the sheer improbability of it all. What happened was as follows:
Good guys in cars are getting pursued by bad guys in cars, good guys throw gas filled can toward the enemy car and bulls-eye a shot at it, which immediately ignites it and explodes the bad guys' car.

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  1. All else fails in movies, they blow stuff up!

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    1. If you can't excite the audience about some random bloke, send the whole scene up in smoke!
      (Figured I'd try to rhyme my response to you, in the spirit of your blog.)

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  2. I was actually planning to watch this with mates in the weekend, but now your post convinced me otherwise.

    Hollywood is (creatively) dead IMO.

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    1. I didn't mean to discourage you! Like I said firstly, it definitely did have some funny/witty moments, and it wasn't all bad. Overall I'd probably give it a solid 7 out of 10.

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  3. Most accurate equation ever.

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  4. Yeah, lol, gas does NOT work that way. Plastic and bullet a spark do not make :D

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  5. Yeah, those poorly scripted excuses for including explosions do pull us all out of the story, right? Information is always great, as well as the sharing of it.

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  6. Gotta love technology !! haha and most of all Hollywood!

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  7. Haha gasoline and a handgun, sounds like a fun bachelor party to me. Hope to head back from you, and then I will follow :D
    -college speed

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  8. I think its amazing how the movie avatar was shot primarily in a warehouse

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    1. That's a good point. You could say a lot of the same about the new Star Wars movies too. Sooo much green screen!

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