Sunday, July 20, 2008


While everyone in the States is scrambling to get tickets to see The Dark Knight (I'm very jealous!), this new trailer for perhaps the next great comic-influenced movie will appear over the weekend.

The Watchmen is the greatest comic book series I've ever read. And that's saying something. It's a deconstruction of the superhero mythos that was originally published in 12 issues back in the late 80s.
The author, Alan Moore, is a true genius, who along with artist Dave Gibbons crafted a towering work that redefined comic literature for the next two decades.

I highly, HIGHLY recommend that you seek out the affordable trade paperback of the comic series. It's an amazing read!

And I have high hopes for the film. Director Zach Synder also directed last year's amazing comic adaptation of Frank Miller's "300."
The visuals and costume design and attention to detail evident in this trailer have me hoping for the best.
I always thought Watchmen would be best served by a mini-series on a channel like HBO (it's R-rated material), but I have faith in Synder to pull off a feature film version.


Sunday, July 13, 2008

JET Program Vlog supplement - Rural reststop in Shimane


I shot this footage about 5 weeks ago, after the 3-day CHESS camp had finished.

I was on my way home in the afternoon and driving down from Mt Sanbe, when I was once again struck by how beautiful Shimane is.

Living in the inaka can be boring at times, but Shimane is surrounded by wonderful nature. The mountains, rivers, lakes, and the Japan Sea are all within a hour or less from where I live.

So enjoy the silence and I'll have another vlog up soon.


Saturday, July 12, 2008

Hi, I'm a Marvel...and I'm a DC...and I'm Hellboy.

This is one of very favorite series of vids on YouTube.
This guy started doing these for fun, got noticed by Marvel, made the rounds at last year's Comic Con and even made some ads for this year's New York Con.

Fun stuff - simple, yet very witty.


Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Some songs just never get old - I love this song! I still listen to vintage Cure all the time - one of my absolute favorite bands from the 80s.
This video is so Eighties!! :)


This is also one of the happiest "sad" songs I know.

"yesterday I got so old
I felt like I could die
yesterday I got so old
it made me want to cry..."

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

A Talk with Dave and Davedays

Dave is a great YouTuber who does interviews with YouTube's biggest stars.

He decided to give birthday shoutouts to his subscribers, so I sent in a few pics and at about 2:10 into this video, he wishes me a happy birthday. :)

Cool beans!


Friday, July 04, 2008

JET Program Vlog supplement - tour of my apartment

Here is short tour of where I live. My apartment is pretty nice - I like it.

I shot this with my new digital camera, and the quality if pretty good.