Still Not A Blog


Posted in play by Greg on the July 29th, 2007

Here are the pictures, as promised. I didnt get a lot of good shots, and the low lighting prevented most of the pictrues from turning out. Delara will probably have some better ones on her flickr. All in all, we had fun. Though, the actual convention was less then I expected. It was a lot smaller, there were less people dressed up, less vending and less stuff going on then I imagined. Still, it was entertaining, and nothing beats a weekend with friends.

Assimilated NYC
TOS uniforms
Robert Picardo
Cheating at StarTrek Trivia
Command uniforms
Absorbant Towel Guy
George Takei
Lacey and Delara

Next Up: Star Trek Convention

Posted in play by Greg on the July 18th, 2007

On one hand, I’m embarassed to say that I’m going to a star trek convention. On the other hand, I think it’s cool enough to mention on my NOT (pause) blog. Regardless, I expect it to be a good time. I’ll follow this up with pictures and possibly amusing stories. The convention is in NJ, about 90 miles from NYC. If i was properly motivated and had the time, money and parts, I would make myself a borg costume. Then I would truly have an amusing story because I would drive to NJ wearing it. And I would get pulled over. Then I would go to jail after threatening to “assimilate” the cop that will pull me over for speeding. In jail someone would tell me that “resistance is futile.” And I wouldnt like the borg anymore after that…


Transformers the Review

Posted in play by Greg on the July 5th, 2007

70 out of 78 stars.

Overall, I really enjoyed this movie. My high expectations offset my transformers fandom, so think that is a fairly accurate assessment. I do have a few complaints, but I would definitely recommend the film. I liked it enough that I intend to see it in the theater at least one more time. Repeat theater viewings is something I usually reserve for Star Wars. Great action, not too much cheese, plenty of humor.

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Best Part of the Movie: Mikaela and Sam are riding in the Bumblebee as a 1976 Camaro when Mikaela asks why, if Bumblebee can transform into whatever he wants, he chooses to be such a “piece of junk.” Bumblebee gets offended and ejects her (and Sam) from the car. He then transforms into a 2008 Camaro.

Worst Part of the Movie: Megatron beats the crap out of Optimus Prime. Come on Prime….

Most Astute Social Commentary Moment: Barricade, an evil Decepticon, transforms into a police car that says “to punish and enslave” on its side.

Most Confusing Part of Movie: Everything the AllSpark touches becomes an evil transformer. My theory is that this is because all of our modern technology was reverse engineered from Megatron. So when it is animated, it is as evil as he is.

Most Stereotypical Moment: Glenn, the black hacker, yelling at the FBI that his grandma will beat them up.

Best Action Moment: Optimus Prime stabs Bonecrusher in the neck and decapitates him with his retractable sword/axe.

Best Product Placement: The AllSpark animates a Mt Dew vending machine which transforms and starts fighting.

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Go see it!!

barricade attacks sam