Friday, March 11, 2011

Tsunami Warning Arcata, Humboldt County & West Coast

An 8.9 earthquake hit Japan tonight. See USGS seismic records here. The ensuing tsunami hit very rapidly. Footage here.

A tsunami warning is issued for much of the Pacific Rim.

This site shows current tsunami warnings. Enter your city and state.

California readers can find tsunami inundation zones at this website. Find out if your area is at risk.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fast Cars

There are trailers for two auto-themed sequels on the IMDb homepage right now. Guess which one looks more tolerable.

Fast Five

Cars 2

They may both start with the same "futuristic text" sound, but Fast Five exudes far more action, heart, thrills,  humor and charm (thanks to Luda and The Rock) than Cars 2. Cars 2 matches with almost as many guns/explosions and two unfortunately contrived potty gags.

Cars was a misstep for Pixar. Cars 2 looks like a wreck.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

We Have a Winner!

Congrats to Mikey Filmmaker, who won the 3rd Annual G Dazzle Oscar Contest - with 18 of 24 correct picks for the 2011 Oscars.

So Mikey... email me at auntie granty 2003 @ (no spaces) to talk about getting your prize.