Catwoman Cast for New Batman Movie

Anne Hathaway Catwoman The Dark Knight Rises
Anne Hathaway, Cast to play Catwoman in
The Dark Knight Rises
So, apparently Anne Hathaway has just been cast to play Selina Kyle (Catwoman) in the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises. I'm pretty excited to see Catwoman come into the picture, but I'm not sure about how well Hathaway will be able to play me, she just seems too sweet/silly to be able to live up to the high expectations fans will have of Catwoman (especially after the painful travesty that was Halle Berry's version...I don't have anything against her acting, but that was hard to watch).

I guess we'll have to wait and see; she might just be amazing, who knows. I think by this point we can at least trust Christopher Nolan to produce something worth watching, and if he believes in an Anne Hathaway Catwoman then so will I.


Russian People

One of my electives is Russian and the textbook, while helpful in the learning-the-language sense, has some of the most ridiculously terrible pictures I have ever seen. For example, here is an artist's depiction of the average Russian person, saying hello to a friend or teaching a class:

Yup. They look somewhat like large, blocky monkeys. And the real people aren't much better:
This is only chapter 1; I have so much more to look forward to! I would be a little more forgiving if this textbook was from 20 years ago, but it's the newest version, published fairly recently.
My teacher is pretty darn attractive, so maybe the only people they could find for this book were the ones they normally don't let out of Russia.


The Green Hornet

I'm home from University for the weekend, so I managed to convince my parents to take me to dinner and a movie. We saw The Green Hornet in 3D, and while I went in not knowing what to expect (not having seen the TV series or read any of the comics), I came out much the same. It was a strange mix of a comedy and a superhero movie, although it wasn't a spectacular example of either genre. I suppose that a good comedy/superhero movie could be made, but in this case I was extremely underwhelmed. The plot was predictable, the villain was pretty lame, and the comedy often felt forced, and never made me laugh out loud. I'm not saying it was terrible, it was somewhat entertaining, just not spectacular. I'll have to find some people who are more familiar with The Green Hornet and see how they liked it ... for all I know they could have hit the nail right on the head. Although were that the case, I can't imagine finding many true fans out there...


USBs for everyone!

It seems that things seem be tending more and more towards personalized, individualized everything - do you like Batman? Have this Batman coffee mug, a Batman watch and some Batman underwear, a toothbrush, a pillow cover, maybe even a shirt or two. A licence plate and phone cover, so people will know you're cool and unique, before you've ever been introduced. No personalized laptop cover? WHO ARE YOU?

If your urge to identify yourself by your belongings happens to extend even to the smallest of objects, I present to you this list of fully functional USB sticks, from the gold-plated to the profane.

 At a meagre $3500 for this gold-plated, diamond studded stick, this
1 GB USB is simply a steal. I really hope it's easy to swap out the insides,
considering the speed at which technology is advancing, but I suppose if
you've got $3500 to blow on one of these you don't care too much anyway.
We all know what's going to be stored on this.
This will actually work with normal lego pieces, which is neat if you're
a spy with children.
The 'thumb' drive, har har. More than a little bit disturbing, but hey, it comes
with an in-built joke.
In case you prefer fidgeting with your data instead of using it, a transformer USB stick.
These will actually glow when you plug them in. Are you a Jedi, or a Sith?
A burger, you ask? What do burgers have to do with computer storage?
Absolutely nothing, I respond.

In case you're ever on Jeopardy, USB stands for Universal Serial Bus. Recently, the storage of these tiny devices have expanded exponentially, to the point where they can now hold over 1 TB of data. Perhaps soon human heads will come ready-equipped with USB 3.0 ports.


Watchmen Condoms

I stumbled upon these recently, and I thought they were pretty funny. Bright blue, just like Dr. Manhattan. I can only imagine the colour they might turn your penis. I believe they were given out as a promotional item before Watchmen came out in 2009.
I wonder if they make condoms based on other superheroes or movies; I'd personally enjoy some Star Wars light saber condoms, or  perhaps a blocky Minecraft one.