Month: July 2009

Wes Anderson tackles Roald Dahl’s Fantastic Mr. Fox

Roald Dahl classic + Wes Anderson direction + great cast + stop motion animation = Fantastic Mr. Fox

Radiohead’s Reckoner gets an orchestral treatment

[via Green Plastic]

Traveling across time zones? Use BA’s jet lag calculator

Ahh, travel. Is there anything better than leaving the status quo behind and heading off to a foreign land? For some, maybe. But for those of us who’ve been bitten by the travelbug, there really isn’t anything that compares to the feeling of an impending journey.
As wonderful as exploring distant lands can be, usually the …


Official: Phish & Co. to invade Indio, CA for Halloween

Festival 8 • Indio, CA
[F]or the first time ever, Phish will combine two of its most cherished traditions – a multi-day camping festival and performing on Halloween – in a glorious three-day celebration.
Keeping the tradition of past Halloween shows, Phish will don a musical costume on Halloween night and cover another band’s album.
Tickets go on …


Study Tunes: Christopher O’Riley Plays Radiohead

Both of the “Christopher O’Riley Plays Radiohead” albums – True Love Waits (2003) | Hold Me to This (2005) – provide perfect background music for studying as there are no words (piano-only) and the great majority of the songs include rather calming melodies. Radiohead-fandom isn’t necessary, but highly recommended.

Save The Date: Phish Festival 2009 is in … California!?!

The latest (and final?) map update coupled with the original (Indio, CA) rumors and today’s supposed hotel leak all clearly point to California. Now all that’s missing is an official official announcement and details.
“The west is the best. Get here, and we’ll do the rest.”1


Quick Look: Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 HD “Dual Camera”

I recently bought a Sanyo Xacti VPC-CG10 High Definition “Dual Camera” in anticipation of an upcoming trip to Australia. I was looking for an inexpensive (sub $200) HD video camera with optical zoom (as opposed to something like the Flip MinoHD which has digital zoom only) to compliment my Nikon dSLR, so I’m giving …

Boilr Tweets Weekly Digest: 2009-07-19

How to Photograph a Sunset #
How to Understand Your Digital SLR #
VW Bluesport roadster lives?! #
DC, SF make list of top 10 riskiest driving cities #
Jaydiohead: The Encore released #
Redskins continue to beef up defense by drafting DE Jarmon #
Make Your Own Board Game @ #
Remove yourself from …


Best of the Bay: Little Lucca Specialty Sandwich Shop

I’ve been meaning to write this review since the first time I had the extraordinary pleasure to taste the delicious sandwich offerings @ Little Lucca in South San Francisco over two years ago. (Thanks CD)
Now that I’ve had a chance to sample a few different varieties from this delicious hole-in-the-wall, I can honestly say that …

Public Enemies: Classic Depp, Solid Action, Well Done

Michael Mann’s latest biopic – Public Enemies – about the infamous 1930’s bank robber, John Dillinger, is well done.
This should come as no surprise. The combination of a fascinating story (albeit a somewhat superficial one) about one of America’s most successful criminals, Johnny Depp’s always-fantastic acting (although not his best performance), solid action complete …