June '09

Jun. 26th, 2009 04:25 pm
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June '09: 7 - 13

June 7;

Wherever a person is standing in the state of Michigan in the United States, they are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes.

June 8;
Movie: Fanboys
Rating:
Goal: 20/50 (40% Complete)
Genre: Comedy; Spoofs and Satire
About: They've waited patiently for years for the release of Star Wars: Episode I: The Phantom Menace. But when one of their own discovers he's terminally ill, a group of pals embarks on a road trip to Skywalker Ranch to steal the long-anticipated film. Sam Huntington, Chris Marquette, Dan Fogler, Jay Baruchel and Kristin Bell star in director Kyle Newman's labor of geek love. Star Wars alums Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher and Ray Park make cameos.
Quote: "Nobody calls Han Solo a bitch!" -Hutch
My Thoughts: Okay, I'll admit I had no idea what this movie was about; I just rented it because of K. Bell. I really enjoyed the movie though even though I am not a Star Wars fan.

TV Show: In Plain Sight
Episode: 2.07 - Duplicate Bridge
Goal: 145/400 (36.25% Complete)
About: When a bridge collapses and plunges many to their death, the victims' families come after the engineer, who - once in Witsec - attempts to clear his name no matter what the consequence.
Quote: "What does your loved one say is your greatest asset? And don't say my chest. " -Brandi

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is 25,000 miles wide.

June 9;

Uranus is the only planet that rotates on its side.

June 10;
Movie: Scooby-Doo: Pirates Ahoy!
Rating:
Goal: 21/50 (42% Complete)
Genre: Animation/Family
About: Piracy on the high seas and the mysterious Bermuda Triangle loom on the horizon in Pirates Ahoy!, but solving mysteries is the last thing on the Scooby-Doo Gang's minds when Fred's parents invite the group on a luxury cruise to celebrate Fred's birthday. It turns out that the cruise is actually a mystery cruise, but the gang solves all the Program Director's mysteries so fast that it looks like their trip to the Bermuda Triangle will be an uneventful one full of rest, relaxation, and all-you-can-eat buffets. Enter the creepy Mr. Mysterio, astral photographer Rupert Garcia who swears his ship was attacked by ghost pirates, eccentric millionaire Biff Wellington, and an eerie green-glowing fog that envelopes everything in its path, and the gang is suddenly immersed in a mystery in which their own lives and the lives of Fred's parents are at stake.
My Thoughts: Scooby Doo is my absolute favorite cartoon. I wasn't impressed with the villain and explanation at the end of this movie, so this one wasn't one of my favorites. I did like the Irish/pirate music throughout this movie though.

TV Show: Royal Pains
Episode: 1.01 - Pilot
Goal: 146/400 (36.5% Complete)
About: When a hospital trustee dies on Dr. Hank Lawson's watch, he is shunned by the medical community. Later, at a party in the Hamptons, he saves the life of a guest and stumbles upon a new career as an on call doctor for high society.
Quote: "I love ya." -Evan "Like you." -Hank

Venus is the only planet that rotates clockwise.

June 11;
Title: Dog on It
Author: Spencer Quinn
Rating:
Goal: 27/60 (45% Complete)
Pages: 305
Genre: Mystery
About: Meet Chet, the wise and lovable canine narrator of Dog on It, who works alongside Bernie, a down-on-his-luck private investigator. Chet might have flunked out of police school ("I'd been the best leaper in K-9 class, which had led to all the trouble in a way I couldn't remember exactly, although blood was involved"), but he's a detective through and through.
In this, their first adventure, Chet and Bernie investigate the disappearance of Madison, a teenage girl who may or may not have been kidnapped, but who has definitely gotten mixed up with some very unsavory characters. A well-behaved, gifted student, she didn't arrive home after school and her divorced mother is frantic. Bernie is quick to take the case -- something about a cash flow problem that Chet's not all that clear about -- and he's relieved, if vaguely suspicious, when Madison turns up unharmed with a story that doesn't add up. But when she disappears for a second time in a week, Bernie and Chet aren't taking any chances; they launch a full-blown investigation. Without a ransom demand, they're not convinced it's a kidnapping, but they are sure of one thing: something smells funny.
Their search for clues takes them into the desert to biker bars and other exotic locals, with Chet's highly trained nose leading the way. Both Chet and Bernie bring their own special skills to the hunt, one that puts each of them in peril. But even as the bad guys try to turn the tables, this duo is nothing if not resourceful, and the result is an uncommonly satisfying adventure.
With his doggy ways and his endearingly hardboiled voice, Chet is full of heart and occasionally prone to mischief. He is intensely loyal to Bernie, who, though distracted by issues that Chet has difficulty understanding -- like divorce, child custody, and other peculiar human concerns -- is enormously likable himself, in his flawed, all-too-human way.
My Thoughts: Chet (the dog) was an amazing narrator. A good chunk of this book will have you dog lovers' hearts bleeding especially since you read it from Chet's POV. However, Chet keeps the rest of the book lighthearted with his unknowing wit. This book is definitely a must for all dog and mystery lovers.

TV Show: Burn Notice
Episode: 3.02 - Question and Answer
Goal: 147/400 (36.75% Complete)
About: Michael has trouble with Detective Paxson who tracks down a storage unit where he has hidden explosives. Meanwhile, Michael, Fiona and Sam help a couple find their kidnapped son.
Quote: "Well, someone once told me that caring for you is like trench warfare. So I thought you should arm yourself." -Fiona

If you were standing on Mercury, the Sun would appear 2.5 times larger than it appears from Earth.

June 12;
Movie: Transporter 3
Rating:
Goal: 22/50 (44% Complete)
Genre: Action/Thriller; Crime Thriller
About: Buckle up and hold on tight for the third installment of the action-packed Transporter series, which follows the thrilling adventures of Frank Martin (Jason Statham), a mercenary driver who makes his living by delivering important cargo, no questions asked. Co-written by French director Luc Besson, Transporter 3 brings back co-star François Berléand and welcomes the addition of Robert Knepper to the cast.
Quote: "I'd like to offer you a position." -Johnson "I'd like to offer you one - permanently disabled." -Frank Martin
My Thoughts: Jason Statham was amazing as usual. The plot and action in this movie was on par with the rest of the series but the love interest for this movie made me want to bash my head in. Both the actress and the character were terrible. The character was very poorly written...or she was severely bipolar. I gave the movie 5 stars anyway because I love Statham and Robert Knepper.

TV Show: Mythbusters
Episode: 1.01 - Ice Bullet, Exploding Toilet, Who Gets Wetter?
Goal: 148/400 (37% Complete)
About: Can a toilet be made to explode by pouring a flammable liquid into it and lighting a match? Does running in the rain rather than walking get you less wet? Can assassins really use bullets made out of ice so that they leave no trace?
Quote: "What did you do today honey?" -Jamie "I made a Meat Bullet. Is that what the kids are calling it these days?" -Adam
TV Show: Mythbusters
Episode: 1.03 - Barrel of Bricks, Pissing on the Third Rail, Eel Skin Wallet
Goal: 149/400 (37.25% Complete)
About: Can urinating on the electrified third rail of a train track cause you to be electrocuted? Can a wallet made from the skin of an electric eel erase the magnetic information from your credit cards? Can a construction worker be killed by a barrel of bricks?
Quote: "It just goes to show you that you should not kneel down in front of the third rail, grab it with both hands, and piss on it from three feet away." -Adam
TV Show: Mythbusters
Episode: 1.02 - Cell Phone Destruction, Silicone Breasts, CD-ROM Shattering
Goal: 150/400 (37.5% Complete)
About: Can using a cell phone at a gas station cause the pump to explode? Can changes in air pressure at high altitude cause silicone breast implants to explode? Can spinning a CD-ROM at too high a speed cause it to shatter?
Quote: "Jamie want big boom!" -Jamie

Even though red roses looks the same, there are over 900 different types of red roses.

June 13;
TV Show: Mythbusters
Episode: 1.04 - Penny Drop, Deadly Microwaves, Radio Tooth Fillings
Goal: 151/400 (37.75% Complete)
About: Can a pedestrian be killed by a penny dropped from the top of a skyscraper? The team finds out the terminal velocity of a penny and make a penny cannon, then shot it at a pigs scull. This showed if a penny being dropping at terminal velocity can kill someone. Can you be baked to death on a tanning bed? Can toothfillings transmit radio waves?
Quote: "Go on, shoot me in the ass, I can take it!" - Adam
TV Show: Royal Pains
Episode: 1.02 - There Will Be Food
Goal: 152/400 (38% Complete)
About: A ballerina Evan is dating loses consciousness after he feeds her junk foods she had to give up to keep her dancer's physique.
Quote: "Look, If you like her then... ask her out." -Hank "Did she ask you to tell me that?" -Evan "Yes, by my locker before homeroom." -Hank

An earthquake on Dec. 16, 1811 caused parts of the Mississippi River to flow backwards.

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"I never run around in the bushes in a ski mask when I’m breaking in some place. Somebody catches you, what are you going to say? You want to look like a legitimate visitor until the very last minute. If you can’t look legit, confused works just as well. Maybe get a soda from the fridge or a yogurt. If you’re caught, you just act confused and apologize like crazy for taking the yogurt; nothing can be more innocent."
-Michael Westen (Burn Notice)

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