March 2012

German design agency Korefe has created the first cookbook you can read, cook and eat. Called ‘The Real Cookbook’, the cook-able and edible cookbook is made of 100% fresh pasta, and gives you the recipe on how to make a classic lasagne at the same time.

Other than instructions, The Real Cookbook plays an essential part as one of the main ingredients in making the lasagne—pasta pages are used as sheets in a lasagne. Once baked, the book becomes good enough to eat.

Johnny Walker (Mickey Rourke) is a punch-drunk and alcoholic cowboy pugilist who gives boxing one last shot in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He meets Wesley Pendergrass (Christopher Walken), the smooth-talking hood who tries to talk Johnny into helping in the heist of a jewelry store. Johnny considers the offer but elects to enter the ring to help Ruby (Debra Feuer) and her financially troubled arcade with the prize money. He agrees to the bout despite the fact that a blow to his fractured temple bone could kill him…

Never seen this Mickey Rourke vehicle before and now I know why. Most likely Rourke´s worst movie during the 80`s in my opinion. Sloppy direction, bad editing, b-movie feeling, clichés in characters, soundtrack and script. And Mickey Rourke on autopilot trying to do some modern The Hunchback of Notre-Dame… A disappointment. At times the movie doesn´t even feel like it is connected to it´s different parts. “Homeboy” is one for the shelves in the back without no doubt. (2 out fo 5)

This is the story of how the 12 colonies of man are destroyed after a 1000 year war with the evil Cylon Empire. Through deceit, the Cylons are able to destroy the Colonies’ entire fleet, except for the Battlestar Galactica, captained by Commander Adama (Lorne Greene). Adama gathers up the few remaining humans left on all the twelve worlds and embarks on a journey to find the mythical planet Earth, the supposed thirteenth colony of Mankind, lost millennia ago when humans first left the motherworld, Kobol. With food and fuel running out, the fleet heads for an ore planet, Carillon, hoping to get what it needs. The Ovions, who populate the planet, are being controlled by the Cylons, who set a trap for the Galactica….

Was inspired to resee the “Battlestar Galactica” tv-pilot and it wasn´t what I remembered it to be… This is a halfassed carboncopy of “Star Wars” with very poor fx, backdrops, wobbly acting and a not that of an intriguing story. However, there are things I do like with “Battlestar Galactica”. Gotta like the characters Capt. Apollo (Richard Hatch) and Lt. Starbuck (Dirk Benedict), their outfits and Vipers. Gotta like Commander Adama (Lorne Greene). Gotta like Athena (Maren Jensen). And I reckon the platform for a solid story is there, but with obviously not the right peope in the production seat (and enough money) this just became as said a halfassed “Star Wars” copy. Nothing more, nothing less. (2 out of 5)

The Shins are finally back with their fourth album “Port Of Morrow”. An album that took 5 years to get out. I reckon after the very successful “Wincing The Night Away”  from 2007 there were maybe some sort of writers block going on and from what I have understood leadsinger James Mercer has as well found a healthier mindset during those years. The album opens with the great powerpoppy track “The Rifles Spiral” followed by the first single “Simple Song”. A track that hooked me straight away when I heard it. “September” is a slowsmelling 60s beautiful song. “Port Of Morrow” is a bit weak in my opinion. “No Way Down” is a summerexplosion you wanna crank up! The pianobased “Its Only Life” and The Beatles inspired “For A Fool” are classic The Shins songs I would say. “Fall Of 82” also with a touch of The Beatles is singlematerial for sure. Great song. More 60s feeling for “Bait And Switch”. The album ends with the great The Pixies inspired song “40 Mark Strasse”. All in all I think this is a strong album from The Shins and it is always a pleasure to hear James Mercers excellent voice. Would love to see them on the upcoming tour for “Port Of Morrow”.

Crank it.

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On Wednesday 21 March 2012, PIMA Air & Space Museum flew the largest paper airplane (thus far) over the Arizona desert.

As part of the museum’s ‘The Great Paper Airplane Project’ to get kids interested in aviation and engineering, a paper airplane with a length of 45 feet, wingspan of 24 feet and weight of 800 pounds was constructed. The plane, dubbed ‘Arturo’s Desert Eagle’, was designed by ‘B-2 Stealth Bomber’ designer Art Thompson.

“There’s no shortcut for greatness.”

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