Archive for September, 2014

→ Backlot Tour at the Studios to Close September 27

Disney has to make an announcement about a Studios expansion soon, right?

→ Star Wars Meets College Sports in New Apparel Line

Yes, I have already started hunting for Clemson – Star Wars t-shirts.

→ The New Kindle Voyage

Today, Amazon released the new Kindle Voyage1, an upgrade over the existing Kindle Paperwhite. It looks like a really awesome reader, but I am going to have to wait for some reviews before I can say that it’s $100 better than the Paperwhite.2

  1. Affiliate Link (as is the post link and the other links in this post.) 

  2. I have a Kindle Paperwhite that I absolutely love it. Also, it’s unclear from Amazon’s announcement whether or not the Paperwhite will be sold going forward. 

→ Some of the Recent New Photography Gear Announcements

New stuff from Canon, Sony, and Fujifilm.

→ Harley and Ivy  by Bruce Timm

I would be fine if Bruce Timm drew everything.

→ Report: Rusney Castillo to make Red Sox debut on Tuesday

Castillo and Mookie Betts are the only reason I am still half paying attention to the end of this season.

→ DFB Reader Questions Answered: Best Restaurants to Celebrate a Grown-Up Birthday at Walt Disney World

I would pick Narcoossee’s, and it’s not even close.

→ Saints coach Sean Payton buys 100 Devon Still Jerseys

At least something good happened in the NFL this week.

→ Neil Gaiman’s Anansi Boys To Be A BBC TV Series

This book has been on my “to read” list for years. I guess I should finally read it before it becomes a tv series.

→ Frozen is coming to Epcot (and replacing Maelstrom)

Tom Staggs just made the announcement:

So I’m pleased to say that we’re starting construction at Walt Disney World Resort on a brand new “Frozen” attraction at the Norway Pavilion in Epcot. The new attraction, which replaces Maelstrom, will take our guests to Arendelle and immerse them in many of their favorite moments and music from the film. The pavilion will also include a royal greeting location where Anna and Elsa can meet our guests. We think these “Frozen” elements are great compliments to the Norway Pavilion, which showcases the country and region that inspired the film.

Personally, I am in favor of this change. Yes, I will miss Maelstrom, but I think switching to a Frozen-themed ride is the right way to go.

→ Official Batmobile Photo Released

I am not particularly hopeful that this movie will be any good, but this batmobile looks pretty cool.

→ Dustin Pedroia undergoes ‘successful’ surgery on left wrist

Hopefully Pedroia is back to his old self by the start of next season.

→ Legend of Mythica at Tokyo DisneySea Concludes

This looks like it was a pretty awesome show. I wish Disney World would put something like as an afternoon parade in Epcot or the Studios.

→ Marlins’ Giancarlo Stanton hit in face with pitch and taken to hospital

This was horrific to watch. I hope Stanton can make a full recovery.

→ Has Mookie Betts made himself a trade untouchable?

Alex Speier writing at WEEI:

Now, at the least, Betts has a chance to assert himself as a player with sufficient versatility to offer the Sox coverage at a number of spots on the field. The Sox have been getting a look at him in center (where he’s been a fairly solid option even as a work in progress) and right (where he has more work to do, given that he’d never played the position before a crash course there in late June). He’s verified the Sox’ suspicions that he can play there.

I am going to be bummed if the Red Sox get rid of Betts or Pedroia. There has to be a way to keep, and play, them both.

→ Sigma Announces new 18-300 Sigma Lens

More details over at my photography blog.

→ Wine Pairings Offered at Martha’s Vineyard Lounge at Disney’s Beach Club Resort

I think this might be a decent way to pre-game before Illuminations.

→ Meet Arrow’s Ra’s al Ghul

If they can get permission to use a Batman villain like Ra’s al Ghul, can’t they bring Harley to the small screen?

→ NCAA flexes muscle by ridiculously reprimanding UConn for Mo’ne Davis call – Yahoo Sports

The NCAA is ridiculous. Sometimes I wonder of they are just trying to punk us by being this stupid.

→ Transmit is coming to iOS

If this kind of app is possible in iOS 8, I have a feeling that release is going be a proverbial “game changer.”