Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Glasses, New Look

Now I look ...

... really smart

... plain dorky

I just bought a new pair of glasses. Always wanted a pair with black rectangular lens frames.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Conference Paper Presentation

Start:     Aug 1, '09 4:15p
Location:     VU University, Amsterdam
The Effects of Goal Revelation on Computer-Mediated Negotiation
Presented by Gal, Y. (MIT) and D'souza, S. (BUiD)
At the 31st Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society

Saturday, July 11, 2009

I Love You, Man

Genre: Comedy
- "Ladies' man" is engaged to love of his life
- Realizes he does not have close male friends
- Tries various setups to get a buddy
- Runs into carefree, brazen dude who just might be "the one"

- Comedy, especially wordplay- and awkwardness-driven
- Acting, especially by Paul Rudd

- Too much reliance on "cringe humor"
- Implausible marketing scenario

Verdict: Definitely see.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
- Excellent battle scene action
- Special effects
- Awesome bots
- Megan Fox

- Implausible archaeology
- Dragged-out plot
- Unnecessary characters
- Occasionally corny dialogue

Overall: See it if you have the time