Archive for August, 2009


Monday, August 31st, 2009

I was rather surprised to learn today that the Walt Disney Company is buying Marvel Entertainment for a whopping 4 billion dollars. (If that link doesn’t work at first, try it again and then click your browser’s refresh button.)

It’s certainly not a merger I would have expected, the images I have of the two companies’ products are just too wildly different. (Princesses on the one hand, Mutants on the other? Then again….)

One plus side I definitely see however is that Peter and Mary Jane Parker can finally take Aunt May on a trip to Disney World without anybody’s licensing department getting bent out of shape.

Update 9/2/2009: Thanks to Gavroche for pointing out the first of no doubt many Disney/Marvel cross-overs.

And sure enough, The Joy of Tech crossed over too!

Children of the Earth – Day 5

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

In a word – Wow!

I agree with the friend who thought this is the best Torchwood story yet.

*** Note — Spoilers *** (more…)

Children of the Earth

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

At long last, Netflix has delivered season 3 of Torchwood. I just watched episode 4 last night and I’m completely blown away.

I wish the season was more than 5 episodes, but the story arc is fantastic. They’re definitely able to do a much richer, more complex storyline this way.

*** Note — Possible Spoilers ***

UFO Detection

Saturday, August 8th, 2009

Well this is certainly good news. After decades of reported UFO sightings, is now selling a battery powered UFO detector. The device purportedly works by detecting the magnetic and electrical disturbances associated with UFOs. Seems like just the device for anyone wishing to make first contact or possibly avoid being abducted. Be sure to check out the customer reviews.

Also available from the same seller is the upgraded UFO-02 detector.

Neither product includes a battery, nor a tin foil hat. Regrettably, Free Super Saver Shipping is also not available.