Thursday, December 22, 2011


Speaking of trailers, the one for Prometheus, Ridley Scott's maybe-prequel to Alien, has just gone live. Check it out. See if you notice any similarities to this trailer for Alien.

By the way, do any Browncoats out there think the ship in the trailer looks a lot like a Firefly-class freighter?

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The Hobbit Returns

As you may know, Peter Jackson is bringing an adaptation of The Hobbit to the big screen, and he's splitting the story into two films. The trailer for the first of these two movies, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, has just gone live. I must say that, after a few-year break, I am officially re-excited about the Lord of the Rings universe.

Friday, December 09, 2011

PR: Fight Gone Bad

Tonight, I set a new personal record for the workout known as Fight Gone Bad: 287 points. That's a solid improvement, and I plan to aim for 300 next time.

PR: Snatch

Yesterday, I set a personal record in the snatch: 144 lb. That's not only a PR but also my first above-bodyweight snatch. I felt like I could have gone up a pound or two more, but I ran out of time. My technique still needs work, so I think 150 should be possible in the near future.

I also put up a 190-lb clean and jerk last night. That's 2.5 lb short of my PR, but, after all the reps of heavy snatch I'd done, I was pretty happy with it.

Monday, December 05, 2011

A Trailer Parked by the Cabin

The first trailer for Joss Whedon's upcoming horror flick, The Cabin in the Woods, is now available on the Tube of You. I can say, with only a small risk of spoiling anything for those of you who don't watch the trailer, that the movie appears to be a little more science fiction and a little less fantasy than I was anticipating.

Now, who wants to go see it with me in April?

Friday, December 02, 2011

PR: Snatch

Tonight I set a PR for the snatch: 140 lb. That's a 3.5-lb PR and just 2 lb shy of bodyweight for today. My technique needs a lot of work, so I think 150 lb is possible in the short term. Wish me luck.

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Boneshaker: The Motion Picture

Cherie Priest has just announced that her steampunk zombie adventure, Boneshaker, is being made into a motion picture. There's even a screenwriter attached already. Follow that first link for more details and this one for a few more.

Having enjoyed Boneshaker and the other stories in Priest's Clockwork Century series, I'm quite chuffed about this news.