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Tron: Legacy is the lovechild of Star Wars,
The Matrix, and Daft Punk

18/12/2010

Instead of using words, I’ve decided to express my review of Tron: Legacy as a venn diagram. Because it was really just Matrix + Star Wars + Enginerd Parties + a little bit of extra shininess.

Click for full size!

Only other comment: they really should’ve done without the…script. Really fun movie, but I would have traded the sum total of all the words for another light cycle race.

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Sexting on the Dancefloor?

1/12/2010

Help me decipher this conversation I overheard yesterday between two girls on the quad! I didn’t get a good look at them, but if I had to guess I’d probably say they’re sophomores.

Girl 1: you guys were like TOTALLY sexting on the dancefloor!!
Girl 2: I–I know!
(both laugh)
Girl 2: But he’s like a really good dancer!!

Now, I was under the impression that sexting involved texting people… on your PHONE. And therefore has nothing to do with dancing skillz. Were they texting each other while grinding at Cly’s (woo woo multitasking)? Or does “sexting” mean something else now?

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Japanese Dancing: Soran and AKB48

28/11/2010

In case you didn’t make it to the J-Net Fashion Show a couple of weeks ago (or even if you did) I’d like to share the 2 dances I was involved in.

Soran Bushi (ソーラン節)

Soran is a traditional Japanese fisherman dance from Hokkaido. It’s supposed to make you think of the ocean! (Usually, after soran dance practice, I would get a craving for some sushi…) Here are all the J-Net officers doing the dance:

AKB48

So unbeknownst to me, who somehow managed to miss this important tidbit of Japanese pop culture, the Japanese pop group AKB48 has risen to disgusting amounts of fame in the past year. Their claim to said fame? They’re a group of FORTY-EIGHT teenage girls. FORTY-EIGHT!!! That’s so many that they’ve taken a Guinness World Record for having the largest pop group. Kawaii MEGA-OVERLOAD.

What’s with their name: AKB is an abbreviation of “Akihabara”, where they’re based, and the 48 is for the number of members.

Anyway, J-Net decided to be AKB48, schoolgirl outfits and all. I’m not sure we quite reached the necessary kawaii threshold, but we definitely ganbatta.

Here’s us dancing to “Ponytail to Shushu”

And the original. Proceed with caution. I am not responsible for anyone’s death-by-cute. You have been warned.

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