This week's Trailers Without Pity is about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra. The trailer ended up bringing back a lot of childhood memories I didn't realize I was still carrying around. Like, say, what is a Zartan and why does he change color?
Again, things have come in waves: first, today's NPR segment was about tech energy consumption, something I knew next to nothing about before an all-day cram session yesterday. I learned a lot.
The segment is online in two parts: the first part is about digital picture frames and how much energy they consume. The second is the interview with me talking about other kinds of gadget energy issues. (I had to restrain myself from doing Dracula Gottfried when we were talking about vampire power: "Yes, MEEEECHELE NOR-VIS. You haff to turn off zee POW-VER! And in zee darkness, I vill drain your keelovatts! Blah!")
She also mentioned again how she'd like to call me "Original Gangsta" on the air sometime. I swear I didn't bring it up; she did. This lady is cool.
So, apart from all that, I also had two stories in the newspaper today. The first was a Tech Monday column about AMD's recent record-breaking overclock of a Phenom II four-core processor (no, wait! Don't go! It gets interesting!). I had done a video interview on the subject and spun it into a column about the culture of hardware overclocking. Got a few interesting calls and e-mails about it today from hardcore dudes.