Saturday, 14 March 2009

Man Utd 1 Liverpool 4!

Surely, being 7 points behind, there is little hope for Liverpool to win the Premiership this season but what a great step this is towards keeping those hopes up! They absolutely smashed Manchester United who were labeled as unbeatable by many.

Liverpool had a great victory on Tuesday by defeating Spanish giants Real Madrid 4-0 and kicking them out of Champions League. Liverpool is often criticized about not giving their 100% in English Premier League even though they have been doing a tremendous job in Champions League for the past 5 years by winning one in 2005 in Istanbul and making it to the final once more in 2007 in Athens. On the other hand they have not won the Premier League since 1990 even though they hold the "most-winner" title with 18 times.

and this one goes for Wayne Rooney who made a ridiculous statement couple of days ago about how he hates Liverpool being an Evertonian since childhood!

Walk on with hope in your heart
And you'll never walk alone!

Monday, 9 March 2009

Watchmen is a hit!

As I have previously pointed out, I have been waiting impatiently for the movie Watchmen. Apparently it became a hit as it earns almost $25 Mil on first day.

Watchmen is based on the comic book limited series of the same name. It takes place in an alternate history United States in which superheroes emerged in the 1940s and 1960s, helping the United States to win the Vietnam War. The country is edging closer to a nuclear war with the Soviet Union, freelance costumed vigilantes have been outlawed, and most costumed superheroes are in retirement or working for the government. The story focuses on the personal development and struggles of the heroes as they investigate the murder of a government supported superhero. The investigation pulls them out of retirement and eventually leads them to confront a plot to kill millions of innocent people.

It has a 8,3 score on IMDB so far which is relatively high for a comic-based movie. I just cannot wait to see it. I am planning to write a detailed review afterwards. Stay tuned!

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Tiger vs Dolphin

It is like a cat staring at the goldfish bowl but on a bigger scale.

Opening A Beer With A Helicopter

This is why Japanese TV is awesome!

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Monday, 2 March 2009

Pinocchio Paradox

"It's not a lie, if you believe it."
- George Costanza

Problem solved..

Smart is the new sexy!


Saturday, 14 February 2009

Red vs Blue

Inter Milan and AC Milan will be facing each other on Sunday at the Derby della Madonnina. The eternal challenge of Red and Blue is the subject of many football derbies all around the world. Below are some of them.

AC Milan - Inter Milan
Boca Juniors - River Plate

Everton - Liverpool

Arsenal - Chelsea
Roma - Lazio

and last but not least...

Fenerbahce - Galatasaray

Monday, 9 February 2009

Bertrand Russell

"The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

Saturday, 7 February 2009

Friday, 6 February 2009

40,000 planets could inhabit intelligent aliens

University of Edinburgh made a research that estimates up to 37,964 planets can support life form that is as intelligent as humans. This is actually more of a calculation than a research.

The estimate took factors such as temperature and availability of water and minerals into account. It was then extrapolated in the Milky Way. I want to stress out the point that this calculation is limited to our galaxy. Hubble Telescope estimated in 1999 that there are a minimum of 125 billion galaxies in the universe. Some research numbers go up to 500 billion. It seems extremely unlikely that Earth is the only planet that inhabits intelligent life forms.

The researchers believe it will take 300 to 400 years for us to make contact with our neighbors. It is only natural to think that some of them are more technologically advanced than us. I personally expect that we will first be contacted rather than contact. Especially when you think about how much we have on our plate with wars, global warming, poverty, immense capitalism etc. Extraterrestrial research will not have a financial priority unless we solve those problems first and I do not see it happening in the near future.

George Best

"I've stopped drinking, but only while I'm asleep."

Monday, 26 January 2009


... was in Istanbul last weekend for charity related activities which includes a popular TV show. She was angelic as usual..

Thursday, 22 January 2009


So many things have been written about Obama so I am not gonna go into that. I am also hopeful. However, I am not a US citizen so it does not affect me directly. On the other hand, whatever USA does, has an impact on the world. I just do not think it can get any worse than the 8 painful years with the dickhead below.

Monday, 19 January 2009

Three Monkeys

With his latest work, 3 Monkeys, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, the talented Turkish director, presents a masterpiece. I have seen the movie yesterday and I am amazed by the poetic expression of Ceylan.

The movie is dark and painful. It questions the moral of society and how one suspends himself from other people's pain and suffering. Even though it is a story of a family and the paths they take to avoid facing the truth, it's also about personal tendency to close our eyes to that we prefer to ignore.

Shots are brilliantly composed and the colors match the mood of the film perfectly. 3 Monkeys is such a great art-house film and a proof of how much a director can show his brilliance. Ceylan's movie has recently won the best director award in Cannes. It is now included in the shortlist for last eight in the Foreign Film Oscar. Since it is not a commercial movie I doubt that it will win the Oscar but it is very obvious who I am rooting for.

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Wingsuit Base Jumping

I have seen some extreme sports videos but this is nothing like that. I cannot imagine anything else that exceeds the adrenalin level in your blood than doing this.

wingsuit base jumping from Ali on Vimeo.

Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Prison Break to be Cancelled After This Season

According to the latest news, this will be Prison Break's last season.

"The show just played out," says Fox entertainment president Kevin Reilly. "Creatively everybody feels enough stories were told ... we want it to finish strong and not just gimp out next season."

"Prison" has four more episodes set to air, and might shoot a could extra series-ending episodes as well.

"They have a cool ending," Reilly reassured.

I could not have agreed more with this decision. It started great, it continued great but this season you really feel that everything that can be told has been told and they are now stretching it. I hope they have a good ending for this great show!

Sunday, 11 January 2009

The North Wind Blew South

Kudos to Keith Loutit. Awesome video technique and composition

The North Wind Blew South from Keith Loutit on Vimeo.

For the ones who are interested; The technique that makes it look like he is shooting the miniature models is called tilt-shifting and the fast forward is called time-lapse.

If you liked this, check out his other videos as well here.

Vicky Cristina Maria Elena

Aceto's post about this subject inspired me to write about this great movie I have seen recently.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona is about two American girls, spending the summer together in the beautiful Spanish city of Barcelona. The tale starts with Vicky and Cristina who have opposite attitudes towards life and love. They meet Juan Antonio, a mysterious yet magnetic painter and are seduced by him. Things get even more complicated when the crazy ex wife of Juan Antonio, Maria Elena, is added into the picture.

The film stresses out the impossibility of love. As Maria Elena puts it "only unfulfilled love can be romantic." It also analyzes the issues of traditional marriage and partnership in today's world. In the end, we are puzzled with the questions of if anyone in the world can achieve a desired level of total satisfaction through relationships. Otherwise, we are stuck with the "idea" of overrated romantic love affairs.

Even though it sounds like otherwise, this film is a classical comedy without exhausting you with the overused theme of love. However, this movie manages to leave you sour after the end with its approach to love and happiness.

I would highly recommend Vicky Cristina Barcelona, to anyone who would enjoy some self exploring. Besides it has two great scenery in it; Barcelona and Scarlett Johansson