Saturday, May 29, 2004

Shrek, the Bad Influence

I saw Shrek last night. I like to read reviews after I've seen a movie. I was looking at user comments on IMDB. One complained that Shrek is full of subliminal sexual messages, asserting that Dreamworks and Spielberg are promoting a left wing sexual agenda, sexual depravity. He complains about a gay man in drag, as well as a wolf character dressed up as grandma and referred to as a gender-confused wolf. Apparently this reviewer missed the magazine the wolf was reading when prince charming found the wolf in the bed he expected the princess to be in. The magazine was a take-off of Sports Illustrated's swimsuit edition called Pork Illustrated. Or maybe that's acceptable. In any case, to the extent it's true, I say good job. In response to the claim that it makes references inappropriate to children, I say kids from a very young age know about gay people. Portraying them isn't age-inappropriate.

The movie is wonderful though. It was my first movie at the Arclight theater. I saw it with Matt in the Dome. It's an amazing theater. The screen is incredibly wide. In Shrek 2, I loved in the send up of Hollywood, but I think I'm slowly being seduced by LA. I sure do like the nice theaters.


I'm hoping to get to some Sparks games this season.

Wednesday, May 26, 2004


This is a picture the E-Bay seller took of my new cooler. I have an identical one that I use as a nightstand. Will I have matching nightstands? Will I affix it to scout?

Tuesday, May 25, 2004

Actual weekend socializing

my lovely lab-mate andrew has decided to organize some lab outings. he's got us down for bowling next friday night. he had his eye on extreme bowling (seen above). we convinced him we didn't want to start bowling at 11pm, so we're going to regular bowling at 7pm. he's also setting up a team for the Caltech summer softball league, basically beer-ball. i'm glad someone's putting in the effort. leslie rounded us up for this last week, which was also lovely. now i need a mitt!

Saturday, May 22, 2004


i'm preparing a lecture on brain anatomy. looking at all these brain images is fun. there are lots of great ones. i also recommend some movies about unfolding the brain.


Commentators at a dog show talk about the dog's headpiece when they are referring to the dog's head.

Friday, May 21, 2004

My dog is a city mouse

These are the boots in beast's future.

Sunday, May 16, 2004

Foot sore, but cute

These are pictures of Mac during recovery from his foot trauma.

Eaton Saddle hike

This hike was great, but it chewed up bad dog's feet. Poor baby.