Tuesday, December 28, 2010

The very, very Best in Movies Of 2010 BONUS: that also was the best year in the history of time

Extremely likely that this was the best year to date of young Christian’s life. He enjoyed it more than ever. More than he probably should have. It started quite chaotic, but as we’re reaching its end, in the best possible way. Someone else’s choice, your luck.

So what did happen, you ask and chew your fingernails. Well, a lot. Plenty, too much and then more. I have personally started to have this very eerie feeling of loving New York more and more every day. It’s like a fairy tale. Everything is great. The reason it’s eerie is simply cause I feel like I’m living in this bubble. A fantasy world. It can’t be this good forever. It has to collapse some time, right? It’s always the best before the end. (Knock on wood).

What else. 


  1. The Town
  2. Inception
  3. The Social Network
  4. 127 Hours

A pretty expected list. No shockers there, but then again, who the hell thought Ben Affleck was gonna do something even remotely decent again. Rhetorical question. How is that for a shocker.

Inception was just as perplexed and fucked up but still delivered all the way through. And hats off for the most amazing action scene since the first Matrix.

Damn we were hesitant when we heard about this Facebook project. And when I heard hero David Fincher was making it I quietly wept inside. Why would he do this? He only creates great, great movies. Then we saw the trailer (and rushed home to download Scala’s ‘Creep’) and switched to hey wtf this looks fucking great. After seeing it we vowed to never doubt Fincher again.
A guy. Stuck between a rock. And that’s pretty much it. Not just trapped within a confined space, but also actually trapped in the very confined area he’s arm is stuck in. James Franco showed once again why he might actually be what Heath started – the very next great thing. Danny Boyle also redeemed himself after the catastrophe called Slumdog Millionaire. God it angries me more and more the more I think of that movie. The guy is a brilliant director (Trainspotting, A Life Less Ordinary, 28 Days Later and Sunshine only to mention a few). So we’re greatful for this film in many ways. Also side note kudos for creating the most intense scene I think I’ve ever seen. Ever. Heard people were leaving the theater, vomiting, passing out and having heart attacks during it. You’ve been warned.   

  1. The Tree Of Life
  2. Battle: Los Angeles
  3. True Grit
  4. Biutiful
  5. The Adjustment Bureau
  6. Your Highness
  7. Defendor
  8. Tron

Terrence Malick’s coming masterpiece will be the best movie on the history of time. Everyone else is excused.

Battle: LA simply can’t suck with a trailer like that. (The first one, the one with the weird music and random cuts. Not the adjusted one that felt way to correct). It seems so perfectly epic. 

The Coen brothers can't fail. Even their bad movies don't really suck. And since they made me love noth Jeff Bridges and Josh Brolin, we are in no way even doubtful this won't be a success.

Biutiful is just one of those trailers that should make it so, so easy for the film to live up to it. Then again, we all remember the devastation after seeing Slumdog Millionaire.

I’m pretty sure the trailer-music in The Adjustment Bureau is John Murphy's (or is it Clint Mansell?) from Sunshine. Which is epic enough for me to even remotely start liking anything ever.

Your Highness has a cast to die for. And even though it’s loaded with a line-up descended from comedy-heaven (and heaven, yes we’re looking at you Ms. Portman) their biggest win is crazy-underestimated Justin Theroux. Bigass LOL to the studio for editng in a pair of full-on panties on Natali Portman’s ass. Sick.

I still don’t know what happened with Defendor. Did it come out? Did it actually suck so much it just vanished? Or did they simply put it on hold to steer away from the Kick Ass hype? Me don’t know, but it looks brilliant.

Tron. Yes, we've heard so/so. It seems to divide everyone in two camps. Love/hate. Then again. We love that, it gives us hope. No one wants a movie that everyone loves.

  1. Sucker Punch
  2. Source Code
  3. Cowboys & Aliens

Zack Snyder has still not let us down, but we’re just concerned since Sucker Punch’s trailer more has the feel of Mortal Combat than the epicness we’re sure it entails. Bonus: This is also the counterpart of 300 – where there used to be thousands of naked over-buff men are now hot mega-hot chicks. 

Source Code is like Groundhog Day meets Minority Report so lets just hope it follows though and don’t mess up towards the end (still movies biggest enemy of fucking everything up at the end).

Cowboys & Aliens has already got a huge heads start by its sheer title. Jesus Christ. Someone promote the Title-writer dude. Now.

  • Batman 3 – Rise of the Dark Knight
  • Transformers 3 – The Dark Of The Moon (GHA! – if it wasn’t for Tree Of Life, this would probably be the best movie evaaa)

(Yes, it's a tie). All comments superfluous. 

Merry X-Mas from the Franco's!

James seem to be the genuine guy you want to have a beer with. Or just go out and hit on ladies with. "Well if the Swede's with James, he ought to be something to have". That's what they must think. His grandma seems to be alright too.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

BOOM we're [soon] off

Leaving for sunny and warm Sweden in a few hours. Blog will be poorly updated, but maintained.
That is, if I we can land there or not. Heard the blizzards in Europe are insane.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Why The Other Line Is Likely To Move Faster

Some simple math of how checkout lines work. So you understand why it's all psychological. Kinda.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Happy UZI Xmas!

I won't tell you what it is. But it's awesome. And you can kill people with it in drive-by's and shoot-outs. Ok now guess!

Eclipse in New York 4:56 AM

Photo from awesome Jason Gould.

The digital story of nativity

If only they had the digital platforms then. A few days old, but 'Uncheck Romans' is still genius.

The Secrets Of Video Game Character Design

Facebook Vs. Twitter: The Infographic

Check origin heaaaa for more info, better image size etc

Monday, December 20, 2010

The miracle punt return

Wasn't all happy chaps in New York yesterday. Nope.
But it's the beauty of sport and we love that.

The first ever drawing of the Joker

JerryRobinson, genius creator behind Batman and the Joker, drew Batman's arch enemy and nemesis back in 1940. Jerry was only 18 years old at the time the Joker was created

From Bit Rebelz.

OMG wow this is so good I don't even know how to breathe

Fockin' genius

Style icon #14

The style and poise you wish you'll have when you're past 40. And haircut + hairline.

William Eggerstone

Zebra Sucks Rhino’s Horn

Qwiki of the day

Did you know that today marks the anniversary of Carl Sagan's death? He once said that "somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known."

Don't upset Bob

The mighty POWER of alcohol

Ratings and reviews of Ben & Jerry’s – the best ice creams on the planet Part 1:2

I could live my life with ease never eating hamburger, pizza, chips or French fries again. Anything salty snacks really. But take away my ice cream and I will die prematurely an unhappy and bitter man. I need my sugar rush. It’s not good for you, yes (no) but since I’ve given up candy (2 years soon!!) I need to fill the void with something. Ice cream does a great job on that. Anyways, I know my shit. I’m a gourmet ice cream eater. I know how it should taste. Trust me. And trust my judgments here as we rate and review the flavors of Ben & Jerry’s. The most magnificent ice creams on the planet. So packed with yummy!

Side note clarification: I obviously did not include sorbet. Sorbet is not for men.

Banana Split 
Banana & Strawberry ice creams with Walnuts, Fudge Chunks & a Fudge Swirl
It’s completely impossible to fail when you have a starting point that begins with the most epic dessert ever. But somehow the geniuses at B&J do it. It doesn’t feel at all as epic as it should. It’s good, but any shitty diner could scoop you up a much better one with less effort and lower price. Guess some things should just be kept outside a box.

Boston Creampie 
Boston Creampie ice cream with Yellow cake pieces, Fudge Flakes and Swirls of Pastry Cream
This one got me emotionally mixed up. For one who isn’t from America, not sure exactly what Yellow Cake was, it’s easy to get perplexedly over-excited of what it entails. And it was good. Nothing extreme, but someone did a decent craftsmanship at the B&J factory.

Brownie Batter 
Brownie Batter ice cream with a Brownie Batter Swirl.
Sure it might not look overwhelming (no fudge, pieces, etc) but it came off as surprisingly rich. All that heavy chocolate was enough to prevent you from downing one at once.

Cake Batter 
Yellow Cake Batter ice cream with Chocolate Frosting Swirl
Not sure if I’ve tried this puppy and even if I have the lack of memory of a presumed taste is verdict enough.

Cheesecake Brownie 
Cheesecake ice cream with Cheesecake Brownie Chunks
Oh boy. This one looks so good on paper. Some genius at the script-department got all the parts right, but somewhere, somehow, someone else down in the factory miraculously messed it up along the way. It just isn’t all that great. Lesson to learn: always ensure you have a bulletproof string of flawless coworkers when you create.

Cherry Garcia 

Cherry ice cream with Cherries and Fudge Flakes.
“Hey Bob, I have an idea. You know how everyone loves cherries and we make ice cream, so wouldn’t it be smart to throw them all together and make a new flavor out of it”

Chocolate  -
SMOOTH Chocolate ice cream (made with Fare Trade Certified Cocoa
If only charity tasted good it could potentially get more points, but this is just ridiculous. Who buys B&J single flavor?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough 
Vanilla ice cream with Gobs of Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
It starts like blessing from heaven. Five spoons later you can’t feel your tongue cause it’s numb from the overflow of sugar.

Chocolate Fudge Brownie 
Chocolate ice cream with Fudge Brownies
This is actually the very first time I realized the greatness of B&J so some stars are actually out of sheer nostalgia. Nonetheless it’s a great fucking invention. The guy who dreamed up this mushy lovely mess is obviously promoted, and now sits on a much larger chair. Fitting his entire ass now.

Chocolate Macadamia  +

Chocolate & Vanilla ice creams with Fudge covered Macadamia Nuts
Barely knew what Macadamia nuts were not that I loved them so much before I tasted this. Doesn’t seem all that, especially with the lack of swirl and fudge, but those nuts-puppies are a killer. Thank you, B&J.

Chubby Hubby  + 

Fudge covered Peanut Butter Filled Pretzels in Vanilla Malt ice cream Rippled with Fudge and Peanut Butter
Words. Can. Not. Describe. This. Blessing. It’s like the opposite of curse. The counterpart of getting seven years of bad luck for breaking a mirror. I’m (still) not a fan of peanut butter, so the fact that they make me crave it is in itself worth a round of applause around the world. The guy who came up with this now owns sixteen Ferrari’s and lives a complete carefree life in Monaco with his two superhot model girlfriends. This ice cream wakes up and does fifty push ups effortlessly. 

Chunky Monkey 
Banana ice cream with Fudge Chunks & Walnuts
We like bananas and all so it saddens us that it doesn’t deliver all the way through. Might also explain why the monkey (intended pun) who messed this up is also now working as a cable installer in southwest Serbia.

Cinnamon Buns 
Caramel ice cream with Cinnamon Bun Dough & a Cinnamon Streusel Swirl
No one knows what the hell a Streusel really is before they Google it, and Swede’s love to think we invented the Cinnamon Bun so it’s hard not to give this puppy less stars.

Coffee Heath Bar 
Coffee ice cream with chunks of HEATH Bar Crunch (made with Fair Trade Certified coffee)
Again, if only great heart tasted as well as it is a good cause. Problem here is obviously also the oversized HEATH Bars themselves. So when the ingredients per se are part of the downer it inevitably gives it a poor rating.

Créme Brulée 
Sweet Custard ice ceram with a Caramelized Sugar Swirl
A for Effort in trying. B- for execution. We adore Créme Brulée, in all shapes and forms it comes in (we’re not snobs who prefers either the thick or thin here, no we eat it after dinner regardless for dessert. Gladly. But this is not dessert. This is B&J ice cream. Restaurants simply do it better.

Magic Brownies -

Black Raspberry ice cream swirled with Sweet Cream ice cream & Fudgy Brownies
Hello curiosity! WTF is Black Raspberry ice cream we yell and jump all over it. Well. We’re still not sure. Another perfect example of a genius behind the script-ingredients who teamed up with an intern behind the ice-cream maker machine. There’s just something not fully functioning here as it should (hell it got a good 4 you scream, but calm down, pressure is high here and demands colossal). We expect greatness in every scoop.

Dublin Mudslide 
Irish cream Liqueur ice cream Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies and a Coffee Fudge Swirl
Once upon a time, for a period, this was my favorite. We salute the decision of making coffee so delicious. Extra bonus points for adding two rounds of ‘Chocolate’ in the description too.

Dulce Delish 
Rich Caramel ice cream with dark Caramel Swirls
Who allowed someone’s daughter write scripts for B&J? Of all the 47 flavors B&J have, why would I want to buy this particular one? No answer has been given.

Everything but the… 
A collision of Chocolate & Vanilla ice creams with HEATH Bar chunks, White Choclatey Chunks, Peanut Butter Cups & Chocolatey covered Almonds
First time I saw it was in Williamsburg. I trembled. I quickly walked home to Claire, the girl I was staying at during my first week in the States, and politely smiled at her as I closed the door behind me in my room. Then I ate it. Slowly. (No I didn’t I ate it quite fast to be honest). Could this be for real? Was it a joke? What absolute genius is it that walks on this earth and suddenly decides to put everything but the… in one basket and sell it to the public? I don’t know. But he will soon be President of the United States of America. Remember where you heard it first. Funny* how it took me a few months before I could even find it again.

*Not funny

Fossil Fuel 
Sweet Cream ice cream Chocolate Cookie Pieces, Fudge Dinosaurs and a Fudge Swirl
Sounds all good and tastes pretty good too, but those extinct giant lizards are exactly that; too big. The harmony isn’t quite there.

Half Baked 
Chocolate & Vanilla ice creams with Fudge Brownies and Gobs Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Dreams do come true. But it’s funny, cause we all know how this was invented. Kip had been out with his douche bag friends again, hammered as usual, but the morning after was the day when he was to present the new genius flavor to the B&J boss. As he stood there complete hungover, stinking alcohol in front of his boss with a complete blank mind, he remembered what he ate for lunch the day before. B&J Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough and Chocolate Fudge Brownie mixed in one bowl. Even Kip was surprised by him when he heard himself muttering those words of mixing two flavors and was sure to start looking for another job. He is now their Chief Financial Officer. Still hammered.

Maple Blondie 
Maple ice cream with Blonde Brownie Chunks & a Maple Caramel Swirl
Every week after smoking too much weed, the scriptwriters get together and come up with new flavors that doesn’t exist, but sound like they do. This one was created by Craig. Or should I say, Horny-Craig. He craves blondes.

Imagine Whirled Peace 
Caramel & Sweet Cream ice creams swirled with Fudge Peace Signs & Toffee Cookie Pieces
The hippie who came up with Fudge Peace Signs was relieved of his duty before this hit the stores and is now happy living in his treetop without personal items staring at leaves and munching on bark. You can’t build an ice cream based on a funny word-joke. This everyone knows. Regardless how good it actually tastes.

That's it for now, but soon you'll have Part 2:2. It all comes categorized in alphabetical order. You're so very welcome.