Daily Archives: July 1, 2008

How good is the quality of the U.S. terrorism watch list? well…

…when it takes a law to get Nelson Mandela removed from it, I would say it is poor. See here: Mandela off U.S. terrorism watch lists – CNN.com for more information.

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Hidden gems in the film WALL-E

WALL-E is another in a sequence of great films from Pixar. What is great about Pixar films, besides the obvious, is the way they include great detail in each film. For WALL-E, there are a number of things, obvious and otherwise, that can be found in the film, as noted in this article from slashfilm.com: WALL-E Easter Eggs

One thing this article doesn’t point out is the references to “2001: A Space Odyssey” by Kubrick. I spotted at least two: the references to HAL and the part with the apes. There’s likely more.

For folks like me with kids who will watch these things over and over again :), all these details are appreciated.