Thursday, April 23, 2009

a concerted affair

Yesterday, I had the pleasure of seeing Fall Out Boy in concert for the third time. Overall, it was a great concert I had a great time, but I still liked them best the first time I saw them, which also happened to be my first concert [you never forget your first, right? :P] Cobra Starship, All Time Low, and Hey Monday also performed.

Anyway, there were a few things that irked me about this concert. Not the acts [though I personally did NOT like 'All Time Low' at all], not the venue [UCF Arena is cool, though the recently added no-moshing rule is madness], not even the fact that the majority of the people attending were 12-17 year old girls screaming about Pete Wentz. What really bothered me are what I dub "pit-poopers" [think party-poopers, but applied to the floor pit at a concert]. They are at every concert: the few people who are up-front-and-center in a concert pit and not wanting anyone to touch them, claiming to be claustrophobic, hyperventilating if someone comes within a 3-foot range of them. Those people are pit-poopers.

At this concert, there was one entire family [Mom, Dad, and FOUR children ranging from ages 12-17ish] like that. The Mom and Dad were actually standing there with their arms outstretched around the kids and yelling if anyone bumped into them. Note: they were in the CENTER of the very FRONT of the pit at a FALL OUT BOY concert. It was hands down one of the stupidest things I have experienced in my relatively short life and hands down the stupidest thing I have witnessed at a concert...ever - and I have seen some stupid things done at concerts.

Either way, it will most likely be the last time I see Fall Out Boy [Thank you Kristy!]. Three times is enough. Next concert: INCUBUS in August! I can hardly wait.

Monday, April 20, 2009

new harry potter 6 trailer

Despite being the obsessed Harry Potter fan that I am [yes, even more than Twilight], I was very skeptical about the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" movie that was upcoming, especially since it had received a 'PG' rating and should be the darkest book to date.

However, my fears have been calmed. Check out this new trailer - I cannot WAIT for the summer movie scene.

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

tv science and reality

Recently found out about PhD comics, and so far I've liked what I've seen. Thought I'd share one of my fave so far.

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

autopilot meltdown

Google released a new application today called Google Autopilot. I would love to see the responses to these Autopilot responses that were "sent" to people :P

Well, other than the fact that today is April 1 and the year is steadily plodding on, I am doing well - though i wouldn't mind having an autopilot version of myself to turn on sometimes.

In the mean time, some interesting things I have found on the internet recently:

>Soundwave Jewelry: basically, this artist can take a sound clip and make jewelry [rings, brooches, etc] out of the resulting soundwave pattern. Neat, huh?

>Cool Photomanipulations, by artist Erik Johansson. Below is my favorite, though more are shown at the link.