The Pacifier

The Pacifier (2005)I didn’t particularly want to see “The Pacifier“. Most of the Disney sucks these days and I couldn’t imagine Vin Diesel blend in nicely. But since I had no better film at my hands, I decided to give it a shot.

Directed by: Adam Shankman
Genres: Comedy, Action, Family, Thriller
Cast: Vin Diesel, Lauren Graham, Faith Ford, Brittany Snow, Max Thieriot, Chris Potter, Carol Kane, Brad Garrett, Morgan York, Kegan Hoover, Logan Hoover, Bo Vink, Luke Vink, Tate Donovan, Scott Thompson
IMDB raintg: 5.0
My rating: 6.0 ******

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Granma back in town

Granma back in town

Maxim’s grandma (my mother) is back in Cyprus. She arrived today via rather crowded airport of Larnaca and she will stay with us for the next two weeks.

It was interesting to see how both of them (her and Maxim) were rediscovering each other. Maxim didn’t remember her at all. That’s not surprising as he was only about one month old when he saw for the last time. Now he is about four and a half. She didn’t recognize him as well. He has grown and matured and changed a lot.

Lots of emotions and warm feelings are floating around…

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Meet the Fockers

Meet the Fockers (2004)I told you I was catching up, didn’t I? “Meet the Fockers” was next on my list.

Directed by: Jay Roach
Genres: Comedy
Cast: Robert De Niro, Ben Stiller, Dustin Hoffman, Barbra Streisand, Blythe Danner, Teri Polo, Owen Wilson, Spencer Pickren, Bradley Pickren, Alanna Ubach, Ray Santiago, Tim Blake Nelson, Shelley Berman, Kali Rocha, Dorie Barton
IMDB raintg: 6.4
My rating: 6.8 ******

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Switching off the notebook

This must be on of the most hilarious things I’ve heard in some time…

My mother just called me and said that she has a problem with her newly acquired notebook. The bloody Windows XP got stuck while booting up and there is no way to shutdown the computer. She pressed the Power button, but it didn’t work. She did than the next logical step – pulled the power plug from the socket. To her surprise, this didn’t help, because notebook’s battery was charged and the damn machine didn’t react in any way.

It’s been a while since I talked to regular computer users. Most of the people around me are professionals and have other fun problems. This one though reminded me of all those technical support jokes, but in a new, refreshing way. It also reminded me my frastration with ATX motherboards, when I first met them. I remember wondering why the Power button doesn’t work and who was the idiot who came up with this idea.

P.S.: If you came across this post trying to figure out how to switch the damn thing off, it’s actually easy: just press the Power button and hold it for ten or fifteen seconds and it should do the magic.