I’m no movie critic, but Lord of The Rings: Fellowship of the Ring is easily the best movie I’ve seen this year, or in quite some time. It’s blend of memorable human and digital characters, and the marriage of spectacular real scenery and CG backgrounds is almost seamless. What caught me most were the eyes of some of the characters, even those of seemingly insignificant extras. Three hours have never passed so quickly.
Police warned on plate covers. Apparently there are license plate covers that make it difficult for the new traffic cameras to catch violators. “John Pinero, president of Performance Auto Care Center, which sells the majority of the plate covers on Oahu, says the Eliminator does work, though it is ‘not 100 percent.’ Since Pinero began selling the plate covers on Dec. 10, he said several police officers have come in and at times bought ’20 to 30′ covers each.” Hmmm.
Hawai’i GOP lawmakers may move to block traffic cameras. I’m a bit tossed on this issue. I’m an ex-police officer, and know firsthand how difficult it is to nab violators who only obey traffic laws when they see a patrol car around. On the other hand, it really bothers me that this system is set up to assume guilt before innocence, and without identifying the perpetrator. If your car was speeding or ran a red light you are guilty, and the only way to get out of it is to identify the person who was driving the car (spouse, kid,…
Recipe for Christmas Cheer. I have no idea who the author is.