Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

You Want Help But Won’t Accept It?

February 28th, 2017

I really hate people like this.  This guy pops up on a woodworking forum begging for help.  He bought a house with a built in bookcase with 4-foot long shelves and the shelves are sagging.  He wants suggestions how he can stop this from happening.  Lots of people jump in, but in the end, he says “I have minimal time, budget, and materials to make this happen. Adding dividers, building fancy torsion box shelves or multi ply shelves with rebar or other metal components is beyond what I can produce right now. ”  Then why the hell did you ask?

Movie Review: iBoy (2017)

February 21st, 2017

Sometimes you just see something go by and say “what the heck?”  Such is the case with iBoy, a Netflix movie about a boy with a smartphone in his brain that develops super powers.  It sounded interesting enough so we sat down to check it out without really knowing any more about it.

So, was it an interesting take on the superhero genre, or was it badly misidentified?  Find out below the fold.

Woodworking Shop Update: Outfeed Table

February 19th, 2017

So once I got my table saw completely rebuilt and the brand new blade installed, it cut like a dream, like a hot knife through butter, but there was a problem.  See, in my old shop, I had a big outfeed table that was 8 feet long and 4 feet wide behind it, but my new shop setup doesn’t allow for that so the old table went elsewhere and now, I had nothing to feed wood onto.

But never fear, a new table is on the way!

Movie Review: Gatchaman (2013)

February 14th, 2017

Space Ninja Team Gatchaman might have been the first actual Japanese anime series I ever saw.  I had been watching Sandy Frank’s Battle of the Planets with the sound down because the Americanization was so awful but the animation was great.  I had a friend from Japan who took pity on me and brought over a bunch of the original Gatchaman, in Japanese, and translated it for me on the fly.  He’s also the one who introduced me to the C/FO back in the late 70s.  So I have a special place in my heart for Gatchaman and when I saw that they were making a live action version, I couldn’t wait.  Except I forgot about it until recently.  So let’s see if it was worth the wait.

TV Thursday: Frequency Season 1 (2016)

February 2nd, 2017

Based loosely on the 2000 film of the same name, Frequency, the televised reimagining changes characters but doesn’t significantly change the story.  Instead of Frank Sullivan being a firefighter, he’s a cop.  Instead of his son John, we get his daughter Raimy.  Otherwise, if you’ve seen the movie, you won’t be very surprised at how the series plays out.  Still, it’s an interesting enough concept, so let’s see how season 1 of Frequency played out.

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.