Archive for the ‘Asides’ Category

Godzilla 2014 and my Visceral Hatred of its Choices

David Langford on May 2nd, 2018 under Asides, Optoblog, Reviews •  No Comments

WARNING: *Spoilers* As I mentioned before, I saw Godzilla (2014) in 3D with my son in the movie theater. At the time, I was disappointed with the story choices they made regarding killing the father off early on. I saw the movie again on BluRay with the entire family, and I felt felt a strong, […]

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Fun Fact #001

David Langford on January 8th, 2015 under Asides, Optoblog •  No Comments

The phrase “apple of thine eye” is really a mistranslation. We should be saying “Little Man of the Eye” or “Little Doll of the eye.” If you are the little man in God’s eye that means He is watching over you so closely that whoever looks at His eyes will see you in His cornea’s […]

The Problem with Godzilla (2014)

David Langford on May 17th, 2014 under Asides, Reviews •  No Comments

I took my son to see Godzilla in 3D on opening night. It was great that we shared the experience, but the Godzilla movie left me emotionally unsatisfied for 3 reasons: (Spoilers ahead)   I thought the movie was about the father, but then they take a turn, and I guess we follow the son […]


Why Does the Post Office Want to Search My Car?

David Langford on September 7th, 2011 under Asides, Optoblog •  1 Comment

I went to a post office that I don’t normally frequent and was met at the parking lot entrance with this sign: For those of you who can’t see the above picture, the sign says: VEHICLES AND THEIR CONTENTS ARE SUBJECT TO INSPECTION WHEN ENTERING, LEAVING, OR WHILE PARKED WITHIN THIS RESTRICTED AREA. ENTERING INTO […]

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Napoleon Dynamite Goes to Mutual

David Langford on September 20th, 2009 under Asides •  No Comments

We made a movie for a church talent show activity. I think it’s funny. Make sure you watch past the closing credits for a bonus. In case you are wondering, I wrote the script in Celtx, filmed with my 9 year old Sony Digital8 camcorder (hence the not-so-great sound), and edited it with Corel Video […]

Jokes That Don’t Translate Well

David Langford on February 5th, 2009 under Asides •  No Comments

Sometimes jokes don’t make sense unless you know the local customs and/or language. Here are three jokes that come to mind: Guatemala: A mother sends her son to the tienda down the street to get some tortillas. At the tienda the T.V. is playing the Miss America Pageant. When the boy returns home he says, […]

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Favorite Summer Grilling Recipe

David Langford on July 1st, 2008 under Asides •  No Comments

I’ll go a little off topic today. In the summer I like to grill as often as possible. I thought I would share my favorite grilled chicken recipe: Use frozen chicken breast and marinate for 4-5 hours at room temperature in a Ziplock bag using McCormick’s Grill Mates Southwest Marinade. Grill on low heat for […]