RIP Bill Walsh (1931-2007)

NFL great Bill Walsh passed away yesterday following a long battle with leukemia.  How influential was Bill Walsh?  I think this image says it all: Bill Walsh Coaching Tree A couple of nice articles: Bill Walsh dies at 75 Bill Walsh planted the ultimate coaching tree Rest in peace, Bill.  It was a pleasure watching you and… Read more

And now for your feature presentation

Movies

A co-worker of mine has granted my wish: The Man Who Saves the World (Turkish Star Wars) Turkish-made film commonly known as Turkish Star Wars because of its notorious bootlegging of Star Wars film clips worked into the film.  Released in 1982, Dünyayı Kurtaran Adam was created in Turkey caught in the midst of massive… Read more

More on Turkish Star Wars

Movies

So, that Turkish Star Wars thing I posted the other day?  It’s for real.  Really. Video Review:  Turkish Star Wars The review seems pretty spot-on: Years before Star Wars was ruined by Ewoks, ruined again by Episode One, and then pissed all over by Episode Two, Turkey had already done it. Turkey was light years ahead of George… Read more

Turkish Star Wars

Movies

This just has to be seen to be believed… Turkish Star Wars final scene Just…wow.  It’s like Ed Wood gone wild in the editing room.  The Indiana Jones music is really the crowning touch, don’t you think?

Recent movies

I’ll try to get around to writing some full reviews soon.  In the meantime, a list of the recent movies I’ve watched along with some brief comments and ratings (out of 4 stars possible): Black Snake Moan *** – An earthy, uncompromising study of redemption and salvation.  Excellent performances from Samuel L. Jackson, Christina Ricci, Justin Timberlake (yes,… Read more

Seahawks in full attendance

NFL

I remember in years past, in the dark days before Paul Allen owned the team, before the Seahawks won three consecutive division titles and visited the Super Bowl, when holdouts were a yearly item.  There was always some drama about a high draft pick, a star player or a franchise tag-ee who wasn’t happy with… Read more

Going Mac – first impressions

Computers

I received my first-ever Apple Macintosh computers yesterday, a 20″ iMac and a Mac Pro.  As I mentioned in my previous post on why I decided to switch computer platforms (see link above), the iMac is for the wife and kids, and the Mac Pro is for myself.  Up until now, we’ve all shared one PC, and… Read more