Monday, September 17, 2007

Info-Hound -- by J.O.B.

So, I don't know about you, but I've never been one to limit myself to one area of interest. While I'm familiar with the old adage of "Jack of all trades, master of none," I still like knowing a lot about a lot of things. I don't need to master all the stuff I like to read about, but I like to be knowledgeable. It's great for networking as you never know what that contact you need to make is interested in.

Car Stuff
The small crossover SUV market is hot and popular in the Chicago area. Not one to be left out in the cold, Nissan drops the Rogue here in the next couple of weeks, but they announced pricing today. The fully loaded, AWD, top of the line SL version will undercut the competition (Rav4 and CR-V) with a price point under $27K. Details here:

Random Tech
The future is upon us. I never knew who David Hanson was before, but I do now. Zeno, his new "robot-boy" is kind of eerie looking. 18 inches tall, 6 lb. with facial recognition capabilities and a whole slew of talents, check out Zeno in motion as well as David Hanson's other neat robotic cache:

All About The Benjys
Nobody does original like Dubai. They make the coolest (or oddest depending on your taste) looking buildings and islands. Wait - did he say islands? That's right, if you haven't seen it yet, you've got to check this out. You can actually buy an island off the Dubai coast that has been made to look like a Country. Many have already been purchased (and some given away i.e. Michael Schumacher,) but many are still available:

Silver Screen
I'm a sucker for the big-name action blockbuster as much as any XY-chromosomer out there, but there's always a place in my heart for the good, independent (or independent-looking) movie. Fox Searchlight puts out a lot of independent crap, but Juno looks like it's money. Jason Reitman directs (yes, Ivan's kid,) and the cast includes Jennifer Garner, Jason Bateman, Ellen Page, Allison Janney, Rainn Wilson, J.K. Simmons and Michael Cera. Oh, dramatic themes with comedic dialogue to tell a coming of age tale. On December 14th, I'm a sucker:

The Emmy Awards were last night and while I'll skip commenting on any particular person's attire, I'll happily let this site do it for me. I will say that I'm always amazed at the wierd features I notice on actors on the red carpet that I don't necessarily spot in their movie or tv roles. Such as the size of someone's head in relation to their body, etc. Peep this link but I'll warn that not all of the comments are particularly PG, or containing any taste:

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