Monthly Archives: April 2011

The MPAA are a bunch of prudes

It’s not news that the Motion Picture Association of America movie ratings are bizarre.

There is an interesting rant on the subject over on www.tccandler.com.  (see Why the MPAA Sucks! NSFW)

I was reminded of the fact with the recent re-release of The Kings Speech.

See, the original MPAA rating for The Kings Speech was ‘R’.  This was due to a few “too many” instances of the F word (That’s “Fuck”, not “Foreign Policy”).  Since the movie is so darn good, they decided to edit out the F words to get a MPAA rating of PG-13.  You know, so that it’s more “Family Friendly”.

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LG eXpo / IQ – New Custom ROM

LG eXpo

Image courtesy of The Gadgeteer

Wow, where does the time go.  I can’t believe it’s been three weeks since my last post.

I guess I have to blame my phone.  For the past few weeks I’ve spent most of my free time working on a new custom ROM.  If you happen to have a LG Monaco device (eXpo, IQ or GW825V) you may want to check it out over on XDA Developers….

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1025113

Hopefully I will have a final version up in the next week or so and I can get back to everything else I have on the go.

ComputerAbuser

Wii Party = Wii CRAP!!!

My family loves to play Mario Party 8 on the Wii (especially my wife).  I guess the series has been a fan favourite for a long time, but Mario Party 8 was our first exposure to the series (apparently it’s far from the best of the series according to reviews).

After many hours of fun, our copy ended up getting wrecked after we loaned it to an acquaintance.  Yes, sad indeed.  It’s in my Goozex queue, but it’s pretty popular and doesn’t get traded a whole lot.  I suppose I could buy another copy but it still costs $50 and I have over 8000 points on Goozex that I would like to use instead.

Anyway, when Wii Party was released, we were able to use a Best Buy promotion to trade two of our existing games for a copy.  From all appearances, it seemed that Wii Party was to be the successor to the Mario Party series (using annoying Mii’s instead of lovable Mario characters). Read more »

Random: Bank Refuses to Make Change

It’s not often that I have to take the bus, but yesterday afternoon while my trusty Yaris was getting a check-up, I decided to take the bus down to have lunch with my wife.

The bus fare where I live is $2.50 and as luck would have it, I had a $5 bill on me (I generally don’t have cash in this increasingly cashless world).  Further to this lucky streak, I was directly in front of a bank when I made this decision and it seemed like a perfect place to get change.  You know, since it’s a bank and all. Read more »

General Mills / Cineplex Free 2 for 1 Starts Today

This is just a small reminder that all of those free Cineplex movie passes that didn’t get used up in February are now good for a free 2 for 1.

I suppose you could have used them in March for a free small popcorn, but that would have been a waste.

April is not exactly the best month for movies, but it’s not all bad.  If you haven’t already seen The Adjustment Bureau, Battle: LA, Limitless, The Lincoln Lawyer, Paul or Sucker Punch, they should all still be in theatres.

Coming up in April we have Source Code (today), Your Highness (April 8th), Scream 4 (April 15th) & Fast Five (April 22nd).  Ya, OK that’s a pretty weak line up.  Oh well, might as well use them up now.  Next month the passes are only good for a free small drink.  😉

ComputerAbuser