Monday, March 24, 2008

Lovely Sentiment. Now, Where's The Flippin' Car?!

Diddo! Southern J's latest post perfectly summarizes my feelings on the matter of BMW's maniacal insistence on never bringing the great cars stateside. He found a killer WIRED article proclaiming the all-new Advanced Diesel 1 Series as the winner of the World Green Car Award. And of course—as soon as it was proclaimed winner—the car was promptly packed up and shipped on back to Deutschland. At least the 135i sports sedan is still on its way.

Now I raise my voice to the heavens (with the half dozen other doods who like kinda like hot hatches, and by heavens I mean BMW NA) that someone, anyone will just snap out of it and bring the great rods here! At least give us the option to upgrade our options! Sheesh.

PS: No, I do not
regularly say "flippin'"—never actually—the title of this post is merely a quote from the WIRED article mentioned above. So thank you for listening.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

In The Not Too Distant Future.

When I was a kid, I’d seriously get giddy about flicks or shows that began with the subtitle, “In the not too distant future.” They were always movies that tended to have really cool vehicles and plenty of action. Today I’m here to say that the not too distant future is the here and now. I’m talking about the launch of

Hulu is a joint web venture between some of the biggest networks and studios to deliver free, ad-supported content of you favorite shows and flicks with none of the guilt of watching ripped content. I’m literally watching the series premiere of Airwolf while I write this post. I haven’t seen the adventures of Stringfellow Hawke and his supersonic chopper since I was about 13 years old—and even those were reruns on the USA Network. Yet here I am, watching it for free with a fullscreen option.

I can honestly say if it wasn’t for people yappin’ about LOST the very next day, I’d never buy cable television again. Thanks to our 24-in iMac, which is just about the same size as our TV set, Mrs. Kyality and I have been plowing through the first 2 seasons of Friday Night Lights online. Yes, we're officially Panthers. And I’ve become a pro at sitting back on our couch and dual-wielding a Mighty Mouse and an Apple Remote. Unfortunately, when watching shows online, you can’t navigate single-handedly with just the remote as you can when in Apple’s Front Row app.

Wouldn’t it be sweet if the Apple Remote had a little scroll ball embedded in it that simply controlled your mouse movement? Ya know, just like a Mighty Mouse. In fact, they could call it a Mighty Mote. Check out my awesome Photoshop skillz:

Pretty good idea, huh. Eat your heart out Jony Ive!

Thursday, March 06, 2008

I Love The Taste Of Vintage In The Morning.

So I’m home today with the Kyality Kids. Mrs. Kyality was in the hospital for most of the night with some awesome stones. Unfortunately, I’m not talking the old, British rocker kind; I‘m talking the prenatal, labor-inducing kidney kind. So after a long night, it was refreshing to wake up to a sweet little blast from the past. Apparently, General Mills and Target (of course) have teamed up to re-release and market a limited edition of vintage cereal boxes.

The line includes classic editions of Kix, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, Honey Nut Cheerios, and Golden Grahams. But the "Corn Kix" box is by far my favorite. The custom typography is unique, clean, and bold. The muted blue and burnt orange color combination oddly enough works extremely well. Luckily the cereal itself doesn’t taste too vintage. But best of all, it perfectly complimented my delicious glass of lemon-lime Airborne placebo. I don’t care what you say, that stuff still works.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

If Anything Goes Wrong Desmond Is My Constant.

So I figured it out. Yep, that’s right. I’ve got it all figured out. Let’s just say that it’s all about Desmond—and he’s been sent to “save” everyone. Well I've done some research and apparently this is a sneak peek at the LOST season finale:

I’m kidding. This is however Henry Ian Cusick playing Christ in 2003’s The Gospel of John. Anyone who’s kept up with LOST Season 4 knows: so far—so, so, so good. But this week, they upped the ante yet again with another mind-blowing, Desmond- centered episode. I won’t give anything away, but needless to say, it once again confirms that Desmond is without a doubt my absolute fave LOST character. I've mentioned this before, but Desmond is just smooth—Jesus hair and all.

But seriously, are Damon and crew taking the Messiah route with Desmond or what? I mean, he’s basically immortal, he can foresee the future, he’s got tons of brotha-ly love, and I’ll admit, sometimes I do find myself asking: What would Desmond do?

If for some reason you haven’t been soaking in the Season 4 goodness, get with the picture and catch up with’s Full Episode Player. And remember: WWDD?