May 212008

Wii Fit

Wednesday was the day the Wii Fit was made available in stores everywhere (at least in the Pacific Northwest). I asked the wife the other day if she would throw herself into the fray, the pack of wolves that would surely descend upon Circuit City’s and Best Buys everywhere to snap up these peripherals.

She did indeed show up 30 minutes before the Circuit City opened today, lined up early in front of the door and was #4 to purchase one (in all 20 people were waiting for the door to open).

I haven’t even put batteries in it yet and I’m feeling fitter already, man Nintendo is good!

So we’re clear, that’s not me above. :)

 Posted by at 10:28 pm
May 212008

If you’ve never seen the International Space Station flying 220 miles overhead, this is the week to do so. The station will be in almost constant sunlight from Wednesday through Friday, offering an incredible view to sky gazers across the country.

In order to find out when the station will be visible over your city, visit the NASA Sightings site.

 Posted by at 12:05 am
May 202008

ST Convention

Jeez Louise, bidding has begun on official backstage passes for all 5 days at the Star Trek convention this August in Vegas. Looks like the starting price is $1200, which may not be too bad when you consider getting an opportunity to rub elbows with Spock, Data and Captain Janeway. :-)

Keeping up with fashionable sun glasses is very important. Not all sunglasses come up to the mark, only a few like fendi sunglasses, the revo sunglasses and the serengeti sunglasses are good enough.

However, I’ll pass on the pass, thank you.

 Posted by at 12:18 am
May 192008

Get Smart was one of my favorite shows as a kid; it first appeared in 1965 and I started watching it in reruns in the early 70’s (I’m dating myself). It was the brainchild of comedic legend Mel Brooks, while the show revolved around Maxwell Smart (Don Adams) the bumbling secret agent, it was his faithful assistant Agent 99 played by Barbara Feldon that really made the show special for me. She was smart, attractive and always the ‘straight man’ to Don Adams’ goofy antics. She was the one that really saved the day, if they were cartoons he’d be Bart and she’d be Lisa.

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Old Get Smart New Get Smart

The remake to Get Smart is released to theaters in about 4 weeks and from the trailers I think there’s a good chance it’ll do the original show justice. Though I’m completely sold already on Steve Carell as Smart, I’m not so sure about Anne Hathaway as Agent 99. We’ll just have to bide our time for the next month and see, but while you wait you can visit the official Get Smart site for some KAOS/Control fun.

The trailer poster is at the bottom, instead of providing the remake’s trailer on Geeknews we’ll go old school and reminisce about the original from 40 years ago by watching the intro sequence to the first season of Get Smart…it’s classic:

Plot to the remake of 2008:

Maxwell Smart (Steve Carell) is on a mission to thwart the latest plot for world domination by the evil crime syndicate known as KAOS. When the headquarters of U.S. spy agency Control is attacked and the identities of its agents compromised, the Chief (Alan Arkin) has no choice but to promote his ever-eager analyst Maxwell Smart, who has always dreamt of working in the field alongside stalwart superstar Agent 23 (Dwayne Johnson).

Smart is partnered instead with the lovely-but-lethal veteran Agent 99 (Anne Hathaway). Given little field experience and even less time, Smart—armed with nothing but a few spy-tech gadgets and his unbridled enthusiasm—must thwart the doomsday plans of KAOS head Siegfried (Terance Stamp).


Get Smart Movie Poster

 Posted by at 12:01 am