Friday, March 31, 2006

Aeron Chair- A La Mode

“Combining distinctive looks with pioneering ergonomics, Aeron performs like no other chair. It adapts naturally and adjusts precisely to fit people of all sizes and postures doing all kinds of activities, all day long. The imaginative design of both the work and side chairs gives superior comfort, body support, and style that are widely copied but never matched.”
-Herman Miller Website

I find it interesting that this “ergonomically perfect” chair has very traditional looking cushion on it. This chair was given to our division manager by a local furniture representative and has, obviously, not met his needs. Subsequently, this jarringly different cushion was placed on a very contemporary chair.

I gave this marriage of chair and cushion two Leos, because I have to laugh every time I walk by it. Don’t get me wrong, I doubt the chair is performing incorrectly; it probably needs to be adjusted to fit my division manager, but why bother when you can use a cushion that doesn’t remotely blend with its aesthetics?

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Guyver (aka: Power Rangers)

This is a review of the first minutes of a horrible movie that was released in 1992 called "Guyver". Its illustrious stars include Mark Hamill, JJ (from "Good Times"), and the creepy cannibal from the original "The Hills have Eyes". I feel compelled to write this review because the movie was incredibly bad. It amazes me that anyone signed up to work on this project.
It is in the Science/Fiction genre and follows a college kid that gets super-human powers from an alien device and then goes on to fight these alien monsters. The graphics and acting were very much on par with "Power Rangers".
Now, the reason I gave this movie a review of one Leo is because Mark Hamill has a mustache in it. It's nice to see him change it up every once in a while.

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Bleak House

"Bleak House" is, without a doubt, my favorite production of a Dicken's novel. It does credit to the writing and art of this mini-series that, although some of the main characters aren't incredibly attractive, you get drawn in to the plot and become emotionally invested in each character. The plot had its usual twists and turns and kept you on your toes enough to become completely involved.
The casting in the series was terrific and completely believable. You should recognize Lady Dedlock from “X-files”, the Nemo from “Sliding Doors”, and you might recognize John Jarndice as a pilot from the original “Star Wars”. It’s productions like this that make me really want an English accent and frolic around in my misery with the rest of the aristocracy and pseudo-aristocracy.
This series is not for the faint of heart, however, and can only be recommended if you are willing to sit through 8 hours at one time. I was unable to stop watching and couldn’t wait for the next installment as it was shown on PBS.