Monday, March 22, 2010

Previously on Point Dume

I was a huge fan of Dollhouse when it was on the air. Despite its rocky start, it ended on such a high that it was quite possibly the best show that was on at that time. I've been keeping track of what the cast is doing, as I do with most of Joss Whedon alums (some of the best writers are currently working on Caprica, are you watching?).

The break out acting star of Dollhouse, Enver Gjokaj aka "Victor", just premiered his web series on Funny or Die. Watch Episode One below:

I particularly loved "I want him off of my property and out of my daughter" and "I payed you plow only one thing of mine, but you plowed two."

What do you guys thing? Will you be tuning in when the next episode appears online?

Happy Birthday, William Shatner!

In honor of his 79th birthday, watch this classic Shatner video:

William Shatner's Rendition of RocketMan

Now This is a Book I Can Get Behind!

Update: Check out the new video promo for this book!

I like this trend for books. What better way to peak people's interest than a trailer?

From The LA Times Hero Complex Blog:

Next May, Putnam will release "Blood Oath," which tells the tale of Nathaniel Cade, a vampire who has secretly served and protected every U.S. president for the past 140 years. "It's got a bit of a '24' concept to it so some people are describing it as Jack Bauer meets Dracula, or '24' meets 'True Blood."

Now if that doesn't sound like an awesome read, I don't know what does!

Coming out May 2010 in hardcover, you can count me in for this novel.

For more info, visit the original post on Hero Complex.

Living a Video Game: Paintballing

Last weekend I had the awesome experience of going paintballing, just outside LA. We had some discount coupons for a whole package for only $40, which covered gun rental, 2 rounds on each of the 6 courses, and 400 pellets. Plus, since we were a large group, we got to do every course on our own, eliminating the risks of getting destroyed by experts on the courses they are far more familiar with. It was a great deal and I wouldn't want to do paintballing any other way!

When we arrived, a few of us were seriously reconsidering doing it. We were surrounded by big men decked out in camouflage, wearing intense vests equipped with ammunition so they could reload quickly on the fields. They were war-ready and we were mere children by comparison. However, once we confirmed that it would be just us on the field at once, it was a lot more fun and a lot less scary.

Hollywood Sports Park, in Bellflower, has great fields to play on. Granted, I don't have any thing to compare it against, but the fields are based on movie sets! We played on "Lunar Wars," based off the set from Starship Troopers, "Korea" based off Apocalypse Now, and a few others that I don't remember what films they were inspired by. We ran through mazes of ancient ruins in "The Forbidden City," used hollowed out wrecked cars as cover, and were covered in paint by the end of it.

It was such a fun day, and a much healthier Saturday than my usual routine of going to the movies. We were at the park for about 5 hours and my arms and legs were sore for days afterwards from all the running, crouching, and lugging that heavy paintball gun around. If you get the chance to go paintballing, I definitely recommend it! It has this stigma of being painful and scary, but after the initial shock of getting hit it only stings for a few seconds. Plus, I'm sure the more you play, the better you get at avoiding the bullets.

Good Deal: Free Pastry Day

Need a mid-week pick me up? Starbucks is having Free Pastry Day on March 23! Well, it should really be called Free Pastry Morning, since the deal ends at 10:30am. If you plan on stopping by your local Starbucks, be sure you print out the COUPON.