For those running HTPC units at home in an attempt to duck the high cost of cable, it’s always a bit of a pain trying to skin things just right so that people don’t point out that watching a show or movie is being done through Firefox / Opera / Safari / IE / Chrome
Today the folks at Hulu have come up with something new, something a bit refreshing even. The Hulu Desktop application for full screen dedicated access to their show archives in pretty high res for streaming free video.
It’s still in development obviously and yes it did nuke my desktop when I tried it but it still looks pretty promising. One can only hope that they keep stepping it up as it comes along because it would be nice to switch from the AMD Live Explorer to Hulu with a quick alt+tab gesture.
For those looking to sleek down their system the app works pretty well outside of the random failures but the launch speed of the app seems to help to make up for it.
and more most likely. Sorry about the lack of updates, but yeah, my sanity only goes so far for writing things at times. Enjoy the awesome fan made green lantern trailer and I’ll catch up soon with tales from LA.
I stumbled across the greatest team up in documented history. Pb and J are blown out of the water by This completely awesome pairing.
Of course I am talking about Hasbro and Marvel.
Anyone born in the 80’s was raised on a steady diet of ghost busters, transformers and GI Joe. Of the three, GI Joe by far had the most action pose potential. Marvel toys were never the most agile of figures. They moved like they had all four limbs in a cast. And then over starched their undies.
For years kids just used the Joes and pretended they were comic heroes.
Hasbro had the GI Joe license and the Marvel line was handled by Toy Biz. Hasbro had the superior play quality and Toy biz had the detail… but it was like playing with a detailed block of wood.
Action figure collector’s prayers have been answered. Hasbro unveiled it’s Marvel Universe line of figures.
Look at that maneuverability!
The first wave includes:
* Human Torch
* Translucent Burning Human Torch
* Extremsis Iron Man
* Stealth Iron-Man
* The Punisher V1
* Silver Surfer
* Classic Spider-Man
* Wolverine (X-Force)
That is a very nice first wave to start your collection. Finally Iron-Man can take down cobra!
I’m still writing that guide, I lost most of the day as I had some appointments to handle but there shouldn’t be anything to really delay it from this point out. In the meantime enjoy more classic cinema with “The Brain that Wouldn’t Die!”
Right now I’m actually working on a lengthy new guide, the details I can’t reveal yet but I promise it’ll be quite in depth and handy. To have a taste of what I’m onto though look no further than this. Yeah that’s right, Santa versus some Martians.
I mentioned it in the AMC B-Movie posting but this really is something that needs it’s own mention.
Manos: The Hands of Fate is probably one of the most terrifying movies that I’ve watched, the dubbing, the cuts and the general story is just mind blowing and because of that I’m now posting it for anyone that feels up to it. This isn’t the MST3K version that most watch, there’s no comic relief, just a thought in your mind of “Make it stop already!!!”
Streaming movies isn’t that new these days, but it’s often hard to find the latest hot spots worth checking out. Usually when I want a great B-Movie I often hit up Google Videos, a lot of titles manage to find their way over there and some are just awful. Today though I hit up AMC for my usual dose of TV catchup and found a series of B-Movies listed
The Hellfire Club
Saga of the Viking Women
Shake, Rattle & Rock
A Swingin’ Summer
Assassination in Rome
Carnival of Souls
College Girl Murders
Reform School Girl
Rock All Night
Corridors of Blood
The Horror of Party Beach
How to Make a Monster
War of the Colossal Beast
What a Carve Up
Creation of the Humanoids
Invasion of the Neptune Men
Planet on the Prowl
Terror Beneath the Sea
The Ruthless Four
Here’s to hoping they get some true winners like Manos: Hands of Fate in there, although honestly I think I couldn’t take that movie all the way through once again.
Also many apologies if these are beyond your regular B-Movie radar, some of these really kind of look like they’re gonna be grade A stink.
I don’t like to think of myself as a yogurt fiend, but I really can’t help but dive into a good cup when it comes around, this past month I got a local taste of the franchise Tutti Frutti and I have to say it was quite a refreshing trip.
The yogurt bar features a huge assortment of flavors to self serve, on top of that they have fresh fruit toppings and a variety of candies or cereals to throw on as well. Unfortunately I have no idea when I’ll find my favorite flavor as they’re pushing well over 10 unique selections all with their own great taste, right now I’ve worked through their orange cream, french vanilla, strawberry shortcake, death by chocolate, banana pudding, blueberry, strawberry banana and original and have yet to find something I didn’t like.
The flavors are impressive, the yogurt is sweet and rich when it needs to be, the result is that you get exactly what you’re aiming for and that’s absolutely amazing to have when you mix up some chocolate, banana and vanilla all in a nice bowl during a nice hot day and top it with some mochi. The better part so far is that the yogurt is consistent, it doesn’t come out watery or under-chilled, some places struggle to keep on top of that and instead deliver soup instead of an cool treat.
The company seems to have locations all over the place, the one that sprung up for us took over a doomed Carvel and Cinnabon franchise and hopefully it sticks around a lot longer because the other options aren’t nearly as impressive or close.
Also lots of thanks to the neighborhood store in Corona for their great discount coupons 😀 makes it even moreawesome to be able to go up and get about 16oz of yogurt for about $5.
Check out their website and see if one is near you, it would be great to find out all the potential flavors around given that they don’t have all of them on their website.