Posts Tagged ‘steph & tony’

16th January
2009
written by Steph
Na na na na na na na na na na na BATBEAR! (see below)

Na na na na na na na na na na na BATBEAR! (see below)

Steph's Take

No this isn’t one of those Sci-Fi channel made-for-tv movies in which a hybrid man-bear (pig?) monster terrorizes people.  I don’t know about you, but personally my favorite types of documentaries are slightly kooky and a little quirky.  Which is why I could hardly resist when I stumbled across Grizzly Man in the documentaries section on Netflix.  A movie about a guy who yearly goes to the northern wilderness in order to “protect” the local population of grizzly bears?  Sign me up! The movie is directed and narrated by Werner Herzog, who edited over 100 hours of footage shot by one Timothy Treadwell, the founder of the nature preservationist group Grizzly People.  The movie showcases a good deal of Treadwell’s footage of the bears that he captured over the summer months that he had spent out in the wild over the course of the past 13 years.  Of course, Treadwell often features prominently in a lot of the footage, so rather than an eye-opening exploration of the ursine community, this is more the examination of the man himself.  Within the first half hour of the doc, you learn that Treadwell and his girlfriend wound up perishing in Alaska, ironically mauled and devoured by an ornery grizzly. (more…)
30th November
2008
written by Steph
Two what? Slightly dull soldiers, that's what.

Two what? Slightly boring soldiers, that's what.

Tony's Review

Steph and I recently finished with this game (note how I didn't simply say finished) and we had a few thoughts regarding game-play and such. Overall it's a fairly playable game, a little light on story but easy enough to get into once you get the swing of things. There are some quirks I don't particularly care for, but overall it was reasonably playable. (more…)
27th November
2008
written by Steph

Tony's Review

(Steph's review will appear after mine later in this post)
Quantum? Like the physics, right?

Quantum? Like the physics, right?

This past Monday night Steph and I went to see Quantum of Solace, the new Bond flick. After the last movie's blazing success (in our opinion), especially in light of the rest of the Bond series, we were prepared for a a treat. As the day came nearer (all this suspense building actually implies we were waiting with baited breath - we were not. We go to a movie about once every two months) early reviews started to trickle out - the critics were not impressed. Having read all of the Bond books (I mean all of them) in a fit of adolescent obsessiveness, I could see where this flick might have its shortcomings. (more…)
2nd November
2008
written by Steph
Tony & I created this blog so that we could create something commemorating and celebrating our life together. And no, it isn't intended to be one of those sappy couple blogs, so much as an exercise in writing for both of us on topics that engage us and ignite our passions (but, you know, platonic passions. Friendly for all readers!). Tony is a graphic designer by trade - formerly a professional photographer - and he also dabbles in web design (he's chiefly responsible for getting this site up and running, as well as all future face lifts), and he plans to post about his investigations into topics of that ilk. I'm a graduate student by day in the domain of cognitive neuroscience, but I like to keep that element of my life fairly segregated from my "real life" (which I possibly live out in "real" America), which is to say that I am unlikely to write about things of a scientific nature, unless they should crop up in popular media sources and infuriate me due to their oversimplification of complex and potentially unanswerable questions. Instead, I would like to use this site as an outlet for my other interests such as books, cooking/food, movies, tv, and music. An obsessive list-maker, I've been keeping track of the books I've read for pleasure over the past three years, and would like to formalize the process by actually reviewing each book I read, using complete sentences even! Tony would like you to know that he also intends to write about all of those categories, as well as video games. We live, laugh, and love in Nashville, TN, so our (mis)adventures around the buckle of the Bible Belt will likely feature as well. So yeah, pretty much a blog like any other, only not, because this time WE'RE doing it, which automatically means it will be slightly more awesome.