Monday, July 30, 2007

Simpsons: Live action?

I saw the Simpsons Movie on Friday. Not too bad. not great either. I haven't really watched the show much the last 3 years or so. It just doesn't do it for me like it used to. I found this on YouTube this morning. Now THIS, could be entertaining. No idea where it came from, but it looks British.

Friday, July 13, 2007

The Roaches at the monkey house

Monkey House
Monkey House,
Originally uploaded by jcroach.

This was taken in the Helen Brach Primate House in the Lincoln Park Zoo. Definitely Parker's favorite part of our trip to the zoo.


Originally uploaded by jcroach.

If you haven't been to your local 7-Eleven lately, go now. Run, don't walk. They have a bunch of Simpsons inspired products to whet your appetite for the upcoming movie. I picked up a Squishee last week. They also have Krusty-Os, Buzz Cola and the signature Homer pink frosted and sprinkled donut. I've heard they also have a issue of a Radioactive Man comic, but I didn't see it when I was there. Alas, no Duff Beer. So, why are you still reading this? GO!

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters

Here's another upcoming movie I thought looked interesting. It's called King of Kong: Fistful of Quarters. The web site states that the documentary focus on "a middle school science teacher and a hot sauce mogul battl[ing] for the Guinness World Record on the arcade classic Donkey Kong." It does quite have the political and social relevance of Sicko, but looks good to me! It opens August 17th in select cities.

U2 3D trailer

Found this on YouTube. It's the online trailer to the upcoming U2 3D large format 3D movie. The movie was shot in South America, is 80 minutes in length, and features 15 songs. Unlike U2's previous theatrical release, Rattle and Hum, this will just be concert footage. Look for it at your local 3D theater, like an IMAX 3D, in the fall.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

The Roaches in the Windy City

The weekend before Independence Day, the Roaches packed up the Family Truckster and headed to Chicago for a little mini-vacation. The highlight of the trip was our visit to The Lincoln Park Zoo where Parker got to see some of his favorite animals up close is this old-school urban zoo. The best were the monkeys. Parker is still talking about the "monkeys jumping" and "monkeys swinging." We stayed with our our friends the Treanors, who happen to live about three blocks from my brother George. We made the obligatory shopping trip to Ikea. George and I wandered the grounds of the Frank Lloyd Wright home and studio and saw some of his houses in the immediately surrounding neighborhood in Oak Park. We had some great food, including Chicago style hot dogs at Portillo's, Chicago style deep dish pizza at Lou Malnati's, beer from Two Brothers Brewing Company, and had some incredible ice cream at Matt and Connie Brown's Brown Cow Ice Cream Parlor in Forest Park. It was a great trip, but we were glad to come home. Maybe next year Parker will be up for the dinosaurs at the Field Museum!