Archive for April, 2012


Man’s Best Friend

Last weekend, I flew to Dallas to visit some friends for the weekend.   As my friend was driving us to the airport on Monday, we pulled out of the drive behind his house and into the street.  We made a slow right turn onto a neighborhood street and, from the back seat I heard, “Is that a dog?”  “It’s three dogs!”  I looked up just in time to see three good-sized dogs occupying the driver’s seat, front seat passenger’s seat and back seat of an SUV that was parallel parked along the curb.

Now this sight might not seem so strange in the telling, however it seemed, at the time, to almost go by in slow motion as we passed.  All of us in the car….staring, and all three dogs turning their heads (slowly) to follow our car as we drove by.  Definitely “shifty” looking.

My mind has a tendency to take something and “run with it”…so of course, I immediately began wondering aloud what these “shifty” and “suspicious-looking” characters were doing in my friend’s neighborhood.  Even going so far as to wonder if my friend’s dog, Ellee, had planned to have a little party around the pool with her “hoodlum” friends”, once everyone was out of the house.

Now, I didn’t have time to grab my phone and snap a picture, but I found one that will give some idea as to what the scene was like….

Sure there have been other animals that “drive” cars….

"Toonces The Driving Cat"

However….the look was less happy and more suspicious.  Like this dog….

Definitely up to no good.

It was a funny sight and a great way to cap off a great weekend.   It also got me looking for some of my favorite commercials from earlier this year.

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Leaking Prometheus

20th Century Fox has been leaking viral videos that give fans a glimpse into what is to come on June 8th, 2012…when Ridley Scott’s Prometheus is released.

This first video gives a look into Guy Pearce’s character in Prometheus, Peter Weyland.  As any fan of the Alien franchise knows, Weyland Industries is the (evil)  corporation that eventually merged with the Yutani organization, to create Weyland-Yutani…with slogans like “building a better future” and “building better worlds”.

The video is designed to look like a lecture from the popular lecture website TED.COM, (technology, entertainment, design), “Ideas Worth Spreading”, which is a website formed by the non-profit Sapling foundation.  TED’s mission statement is:

We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world. So we’re building here a clearinghouse that offers free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers, and also a community of curious souls to engage with ideas and each other.

 

 

Also, attendees at this year’s WonderCon were given cards to access this glimpse into Michael Fassbender’s character in the movie.  He plays an android named David.

 

 

More clues to Prometheus can be found at Prometheus Project, where there are still three locked pieces of information yet to be released.