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More than meets the eye!

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In news that disrupts major portions of my life, there’s this happening:

Robots in disguise will likely alter your commute for the next few days as filming for the third installment of the Transformers film franchise takes over the Magnificent Mile.

Michigan Avenue between Wacker Drive and Ontario Street will close Thursday night and will remain shut down through 5 a.m. on Monday, July 19.

But that’s okay, because that’s a pretty cool thing to have the filming of Transformers 3 in town.  Even cooler is what’s on Michigan Avenue between Wacker and Ontario:  my office.

Because I don’t intend to sit in the office all weekend, I’ve set up a web cam pointed down at the street.  On Friday I’ll aim it better, but for now, you can watch the traffic on Michigan Ave.

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Also, here’s a bonus photo of my buddy Chris with an Autobot he found in the loop last weekend. (Click for the full size.)

Believe it or not, I’m walking on air.

american-hero-symbol.jpgI’ve always been a superhero geek, so its no suprised that when I was a kid I enjoyed watching The Greatest American Hero.  Much like another 80s tv show, Automan, I’m afraid to go back and watch the original episodes because I’m sure its radioactive craptonium, despite fondly remembering it and digging on the concept.

It looks like others want to revisit the concept as there is apparently a big screen adaptation coming.  I think its something you could have a lot of fun with if you approach it the right way.  Hopefully the story changes a bit from what’s mentioned in that rumor article, I’m not sure if I like another teacher being the big bad, but who knows.  I’ll just keep my fingers crossed it doesn’t become a turdfest.

You love the Red Sox, but have they ever loved you back?

Last night, Sarah and I watched Fever Pitch.  The movie was a light romantic comedy and was entertaining.  It has Jimmy Fallon as an insane RedSox fan and his relationship with a woman and how the two mix and match, or don’t as the case may be.

Anyway, a lot of the movie takes place in Fenway Park, among other baseball stadiums.  I’m glad I saw this movie at home as the repeated scenes of people eating hot dogs and drinking beer got to me.  I had to drink a beer while watching the movie.  I’m still craving a hotdog, but I can solve that today at lunch. 

You can’t take the sky from me.

We saw Serenity over the weekend. Being huge fans of the show, we’re probably biased, but we loved it.

There were some really surprising parts. I don’t want to say anymore due to dropping spoilers. However, Sarah is still pissed at Joss over one part of the movie. She love it, but she’s still pissed.

If you haven’t seen it, go see it now! Linky says in his post on the movie that he enjoyed it without seeing the series first. So go see it! (However, watching the series first helps and makes a few things resonate more, IMHO.)