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Halloween 2009
Sunday, 01 November 2009 18:34

Ok, well my site has been down for about three weeks now. Apparently my hosting department has been suffering some serious DDOS attacks from their former LiveChat support providers. Hopefully things are working better now.

Anyways, I went to the halloween parade yesterday, had tons of fun. Lol I was Waldo in case you wanted to know. Gave out candy to the kids any any adults who 'found me' lol.

Me as Waldo

Anyways, when I get a chance I will upload all my photos from the parade up here :-)

 


 

The Halloween Gallery is up, check it out at http://www.starperceptions.com/gallery/category/13

Halloween Parade 2009 in Greenwich Village

 

 
So True
Friday, 16 October 2009 11:55

Heh, yes, this is so true. I do not know how to do everything. usually if someone asks me how to do something, I google it.

 
Marketing is funny
Thursday, 15 October 2009 08:39

I see myself in awe of how marketing works. Take, for example, the movie Paranormal Activity.

I saw a thing on MySpace, 'Scariest movie ever!' or something to that effect.

I looked to see when it would be playing. Dammit, only one theater on 42nd street had limited show times on Saturday and Sunday. I called the bf, asked him if he wanted to go check it out on Saturday. Went to the theater on Sunday, and the five showings were all sold out. DAMMIT.

Meanwhile, I still know nothing about this movie other than the fact that it is supposed to be scary.

So, come the next week, the bf calls and says its playing at 8:40, asks if I want to go check it out. SURE. So straight after work I go head out to Manhattan to see this movie.

I'm glad I went it was a great movie, but in hindsight I'm trying to figure out why I was so thrilled about checking it out. I didn't know ANYTHING about it other than it was supposed to be scary. I had no clue what it was going to be about other than the title. I had no clue who was in it, who wrote it, etc. I just knew it was a film that got good reviews.

Marketing sure can be funny. Take, for instance, a movie like Snakes on a Plane. That movie knew it was going to be god awful. It had a stupid idea. Some Snakes. A Plane. All mixed in with Samuel L. Jackson. But they created such an internet buzz it still did well in box offices.

Other things I notice, how things are directed at kids. My kids are always telling me about something they saw on TV that they want. When you ask them why, they repeat the slogan verbatim. Because that's what the commercial said. It must be the greatest thing in the world because it has a cool catch phrase and kids are jumping and are all happy for no reason other than the fact that they have this great product. Psh. Isn't that a load of...

Marketing is all around us. The human psyche is always being played with and manipulated just to get us to buy random things... With the whole internet buzz thing going on, advertising is getting to be really interesting...

 
Paranormal Activity
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 22:36
So I just came out of the movies. It was definitely creepy. Lol. One thing I never understood about Horror movies is why must people always go and INVESTIGATE stuff... lol. I know if I were somewhere where some creepy stuff was happening, I wouldn't go check out every bump I hear... Lol. Anyways, even though it had the Blair Witch Shaky camera thing going on, it was still a good movie.
 
Paranormal Activity
Tuesday, 13 October 2009 20:12

So I am sitting in AMC on 42nd waiting for the 9:15 showing of Paranormal Activity. This movie is supposed to be SCARY, and I hope it is. I haven't seen a good horror flick in AGES. After the movie I will update you on my thoughts, when I get home. But for now, I hope that it is all its cracked up to be.

I'm still waiting to be able to see 2081, based on the short story by Kurt Vonnegut. If you've never read it before, the story is called Harrison Bergeron and you can check it out at http://instruct.westvalley.edu/lafave/hb.html . The trailer looks fantastic. Heh. Much better than the Harrison Bergeron move. The first movie was something someone puked out after reading the story, taking 10 pages of material and turning it into an hour and a half worth of film. Bleck!!! Anyways, Paranormal Activity is about to start...

 
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