Archive for July, 2006

Johnny Rockets rocks!

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Our last evening in USA and we go to Johnny Rockets, the one at Hollywood and Highland.
Great burgers and Malted shakes. This one is my Butterfingers Shake. With peanut butter goodness. Yum.

Very Happy Days look inside. Really felt like an Old School diner.

I had the Route 66 burger (grilled mushrooms and onions, Swiss cheese & […]

On the set of Crossing Jordan

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Our Universal Studios meeting also got us a great look at the actual set of Crossing Jordan, the NBC series. This is the autopsy room.

We also saw the cadavers they use for the show, which cost more than US$40,000 each, I am told. They change the heads to use the fake cadavers again and again. […]

Gentle Giant Studios

Monday, July 31st, 2006

Miyagi and I with Paul Schrier (yes, that one, from Power Rangers). He showed us around the wonderful Gentle Giant studios where we saw all the cool technologies they use to laser-scan and sculpt the faces, scenery and props from movies like Star Wars, The Matrix and Lord of the Rings.

The three-dimensional likenesses are used […]

Hot chilli for sale in Farmers Market, LA

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

From my flickr set for LA Day 5 and 6.
Here are Miyagi’s flickr sets for Manhattan Beach, Burbank and Hermosa Beach (where we’re staying now).

Los Angeles: City of freeways

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

I’m blogging this because I didn’t get to go inside the Universal Studios backlot for the meeting that mrbrown went to. Nabeh! I blog you ah.
L.A. is full of freeways and cars. We’ve been driving around the city to get to meetings and tourist spots, spending more time on the road than at meetings and […]

Los Angeles Day 5, Universal Studios, Battlestar Galactica post-production room

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

We were at Universal Studios for a meeting and got a chance to visit the bits of the studios that tourists cannot go to. And yes, we got to meet the guys who do post-production on BSG. When we were there, they were working on Season THREE!!!
Yes, we saw a little of the footage […]

the mrbrown show: maid owner’s manual

Friday, July 28th, 2006

There is a new brochure for employers of foreign domestic workers in Singapore. Maybe we need an even more comprehensive one — an “owner’s manual”.
This mrbrown show is sponsored by Razer Pro|Solutionsâ„¢ and Imaginary Friends Studios
Podcast: the mrbrown show 28 July 2006: maid owner’s manual (MP3, file size: 3.4mb, Time: 00:09:31)

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the mrbrown show: los angeles day 4 in hollywood

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

We went to Beverly Hills and the big-assed Grove mall and Farmer’s Market.
This mrbrown show is sponsored by Razer Pro|Solutionsâ„¢ and Imaginary Friends Studios.
Podcast: the mrbrown show 27 July 2006: los angeles day 4 in hollywood (MP3, file size: 4.7mb, Time: 00:13:11)

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Some Smooth Ways to Avoid Shark Attacks (Newcastle beer pamphlet)

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

Seen in the Hermosa cafe we ate lunch at.
Do not go swimming while wearing a sea lion Halloween outfit.
If you see a shark in the water, do not get in the water.
Do not go surfing with sardines stuffed into your wetsuit.
Do not swim with seals because you think it’s cute. Sharks eat them like popcorn.
Live […]

Road Trip: Los Angeles Day 2 and 3 Flickr photos

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

Behold! The Lord of the Onion Rings! More photos of food and other silliness on our LA stay at this Flickr set.