March 24, 2012

This was on the other side of the world. I was told this is a siskin but the siskin photos I  find tell me it isn’t.


Corvette C6

February 5, 2012

The C6 reminds me of the last generation Vipers. The Corvettes have stepped up its muscularity while the Vipers in a cost reduction moves had the cowls revamped and to me emasculated.


Corvette C5

January 21, 2012

Some people have money.  Others can only take photos.

The Sword Stained with Royal Blood (1981)

January 14, 2012

Released March 6, 1981

Director: Chang Cheh

Cast: Phillip Kwok, Chiang Sheng, Lu Feng

A wu xia film starring three Venoms. Kwok as usual has the lead honorable protagonist role.

Kwok is an orphaned raised by renowned swordsman.  One day Kwok and his mute servant discover the cave of the Golden Snake and learns the martial arts skills detailed in the manuals left behind by the now dead Golden Snake.

Feeling obligated to honor the will of the Golden Snake, Kwok journeys to solve the mystery of the Golden Snake.  Kwok meets up with an spoiled brat (which he believes is a boy but only a blind deaf person could not recognize as a girl)  of an evil clan who has a mysterious connection with the Golden Snake.  Kwok eventually learns of the nefarious deeds history and confronts the clan in a final 5 Element showdown.

Rating: This was a change of pace from the usual Venom movie with a more complicated plot, more story telling, and less fighting.  8.1


Kung Fu Master (2009)

January 8, 2012

Cast: Yuen Biao

Reportedly it is the condensed version of a TV series.

I bought the DVD because of Yuen Biao.  What the DVD was was a string of endless fights separated by paper thin moments of plot telling.  The fight scenes changed rapidly and if you blinked, you’d be lost wondering where the segue was.

It was like watching a low budget 70s kung fu flick where the fighting seemed endless. The big difference was that the wire fu was much better here but nonetheless the movie lulls the viewer into fight fatigue.  It was a huge disappointment as I had high expectations.

Rating: 3.5/10

Nissan GT-R: Supercar for the Middle Class

January 7, 2012

I haven’t seen one on the road so I took a snapshot at the dealership. For me, the black paint makes it a stealth bomber that turns heads out of curiosity, not out of attraction or desire. Gun metallic gray is the standard or the Super Silver paint will also do.

0-60 in 2.9 seconds

3.8 liter twin turbocharged V6

530 hp @ 6400 rpm

448 ft lb torque @ 3200 to 6400 rpm

Dual clutch 6 speed transmission

All this at a comparatively meager and hard to believe $90,000, within the range of a middle class to upper middle class Joe Average. Of course that means the kids have to pay for their own college tuition…


January 1, 2012

While common, these are a rare daytime photo op