Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Random Thoughts 7/17/12

  • Even in the midst of one of the hottest summers in years, I'll maintain that man-made global warming is still a ridiculous hoax.  Frankly, I'm skeptical that the earth is actually getting hotter at all, because even though this summer is blazing and has set all kinds of records (in the U.S.), it comes on the heals of about 15 years of no global warming at all.  It's still colder than usual in other locations and we had a crazy bad winter in the U.S. just two years ago.  But even if we were getting warmer, we're talking about a degree Celsius, a fraction of what it has fluctuated in the ancient past, long before the industrial revolution.  So why assume that man is causing it?  And why assume that a communism-esque, anti-capitalism agenda is the solution?
  • Nerds, Peter Jackson loves you.  The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit director said he'd like to return next year and shoot more footage, perhaps for an extended edition of the two Hobbit films or maybe even a third movie.  He says there's just so much good material in the appendices (of the books) that they didn't have time to shoot.  Peter. Jackson. Is. Awesome.
  • Rumors are out that Pixar is going to make Finding Nemo 2, due out in four years with a writer and director already attached.  Ugh.  That movie was just about perfect and really, really does NOT need a sequel.  Cars 2 was really not necessary and proved to be the first Pixar movie to not be nominated for any major awards and to get a "rotten" rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
  • Here's a great list of 50 free iPad apps.
  • I keep chipping away at getting our fantasy football league back up and running but I keep getting interrupted, you know, by real life.  The invite email goes out tonight for sure though.

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