Tim Burton <3 Johnny Depp for sure

October 9, 2008 at 1:10 pm (Movie, Pirates, Random, TV) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

So there are some big rumors flying around about the 4th Pirates of the Caribbean movie which might have it’s own trilogy. I hope they don’t push for the trilogy personally because that will probably lead to forcing out another 3 Pirates movies without trying to make them good. But this might not be the case if one of the rumors is true. Supposedly Gore Verbinski (the guy who directed the first 3 Pirates movies if you didn’t know) is returning to direct this movie but there’s whisperings about Tim Burton maybe taking over as director. If this is true, then Burton and Depp are going to be spending a lot of time together since Johnny Depp is playing the Mad Hatter (like I mentioned here) in Burton’s Alice in Wonderland movie. Seriously I always knew they had a thing for each other lol 😉 .

Anyway, Burton would probably do a good job with the Pirates movies especially since they’re supposed to be focusing on the past (at least that’s what I’ve heard) when Captain Jack and Barbossa were looking for the Fountain of Youth. I think it’s very plausible that this is what the 4th movie is going to be about because another one of the rumors is that Geoffrey Rush has signed on for the 4th movie as well. I do think it would be a better idea for Orlando and Keira to return in this movie seeing as how Will Turner is now immortal and Elizabeth isn’t. They could even make it a few years after the end of the last movie so Will’s son could be older and go looking for Jack’s help or something. But currently I’ve heard no rumors talking about Keira or Orlando returning so that probably isn’t going to happen.

Captain Jack’s brother (when did he ever mention having a brother and where was he in the last movie when all the pirates faced off?) is also rumored to show up in this movie. From what I’ve heard, it’s either going to be Sacha Baron Cohen or Russell Brand (you know that crazy guy with the biggest white guy fro I’ve ever seen that scared people at the MTV award show lol). Sacha’s played in a movie with Johnny Depp before (he was Pirelli in Sweeney Todd which I still need to see!) but I haven’t really seen anything of either comedian’s work. I do think it would be good to have someone with a sense of humor playing Jack’s brother though 😀 . That’s all for the current rumors though.

Don’t miss The Office episode called “Business Ethics” tonight at 9 on NBC and don’t click here unless you want to read a summary of the plot. Also check out this very cool Nightmare Before Christmas theme for Firefox that I just downloaded today. It’s a very cool theme for Halloween.

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Google’s new browser wants your soul

September 2, 2008 at 10:48 am (Random, Technology) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , )

It looks like Google is trying another thing to steal people’s souls without them noticing. The Google Chrome beta will be launching today. They supposedly hit send a bit too early on their announcment and now have a webcomic explaining how Chrome works. I wouldn’t say announcing it yesterday was all that early. I’m surprised there wasn’t an announcement before then seeing as how it could’ve been completely hyped up by now. I guess they thought the secret slip-up would make it more exciting.

Anyway Chrome is Google’s first ever browser designed to run faster and load faster as well as work better with all of the things “that didn’t exist when the first browsers were created.”-Google. It’s also supposed to be more stable, so for Firefox’s sake I hope they put out their hotfix soon. (I die a little inside everytime my Firefox 3 freezes 😦 .) I won’t list all of the features that are supposed to be better because that would be a waste of their dorky little webcomic. [Edit: Also there’s a “privacy mode” included in this browser that lets you browse incognito. As they say in the comic “what happens in this tab stays in this tab.” It uses an example of buying a present for your special someone without them knowing. Basically you can view all your bookmarks but nothing is saved to your browser history. lol is it just me or does this sound like a secret porn tab? 😉 Check out pages 22 and 23 of the webcomic to see what I’m talking about.]

This will make the 4th major alternative browser available. I actually found this chart on Wikipedia showing how many people use each of the major browsers. It’s really sad that so many people still use Internet Explorer. I am forced to at work though so I can understand how that can add up. I’ll probably try and mess around with Chrome once I get my computer fixed. (Stupid power supply had to go and die on Labor Day weekend. 😦 )
Dark blue-Internet Explorer (73.81%)
Orange-Mozilla Firefox (18.43%)
Grey-Safari (6.14%)
Red-Opera (0.71%)
Green-Netscape (0.62%)
Cerulean(aka the color that burns your eyes)-Other (0.29%)

Also I’d like to say sorry about that not really posting since Friday 😦 . I had a really busy weekend doing Labor Day stuff starting on Friday when I had to take care of my fiance after his wisdom teeth surgery.

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