Friday, August 28, 2009

Friday News 'N Notes

- Peep the new site header. I figured the old shopping center postcard image was getting a bit stale and a refresh was long overdue. I did manage to keep the old image as a small part of the new design, however. If you look closely, you'll also notice that Ol' Chompy makes an appearance.

- As a follow-up to my earlier post on the subject, I should note that Whole Foods has thrown its hat into what it calls the "boutique" cupcake arena, and is selling $1.99 cupcakes at the bakery of its Silver Spring store.

I somehow doubt long lines will be forming outside like they did at Hello Cupcake's free cupcake day earlier this week. Sometimes you need to ask yourself how much of your time a free cupcake is worth. Maybe they are all unemployed.

- Has anyone tried the new Nicaro (or "Newcaro")? The reviews I've read have been mixed, at best. For one, it doesn't seem to bear any relation to the original Nicaro in terms of cuisine. I'm hesitant to try it until I hear some good feedback.

- Not that it really needed to, but the AFI Silver Theatre has justified its existence by scheduling showings of the all-time classic Transformers: The Movie. No, not the recent Michael Bay rubbish, but the original 1986 animated film. I'm kind of surprised a print of this one still exists. I doubt if it's been shown in a proper theater in 20+ years.

And now, one of the greatest scenes (and songs) in the history of cinema. I still get goosebumps. Spoiler alert, of course, but I doubt you'd actually go see this particular movie had you not already seen it years ago.

The first showing is tonight at 9:10 and there's another tomorrow at 10:30. I expect to see you there. One shall stand, one shall fall...


baji said...

new header is slick!

Thayer Avenue said...

Slick, indeed!

WashingtonGardener said...

Nice new header!

When AFI shows Jem the Movie THEN I'l be first in line. Got it on VHS - they are free to borrow it

Sligo said...

Jem is excitement!

Simon Burke said...

Drop dead awesome. Shorter than I remember but terrifcly paced. Loved it.
"Me Grimlock want to munch metal"

Curls McGhee said...

Tried Newcaro yesterday. The food and service was so bad that the manager paid for our entire meal. I'm sorry to say it, but I do not recommend it!