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Decibel Levels

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image from here.

Have you been to the movies lately and noticed the decibel level?
It is loud. Really LOUD.

Last night, we decided to see "Toy Story 3" (yes, we're a little behind on our movie list). We went to a movie theater in Culver City. Just a basic movie theater with great ticket prices and decent popcorn. My son wasn't crazy about "Toy Story 3." Not your average six-year-old, I guess. He gave it two-out-of-six possible stars. He has his own inarticulable rating system but he did say the film was just too scary. I'm guessing it may have had something to do with that cymbal-crashing monkey. On the other hand, I really liked the movie, but ambiance-wise it was ridiculously uncomfortable.

What's going on out there in movie-land? And is it just me?

A similar experience occurred when we saw Guy Ritchies' 2009 "Sherlock Holmes." OMG. The theater was so loud, I actually walked out. I got up and left for other reasons too…

Unrelated Coolness

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Scouted while out and about...


This dress, a modern twist on Julie Andrews circa '65, by Tse.




Monaco Credenza from WeeGo Home, the photo does not do this little number credit.




photo credit - caldwell snyder website
Doug Owen's ingenious sculpture assembled from car, tractor and motorcycle parts.
Similar sculptures viewable at Caldwell Synder Galleries.




The traffic-stopping paintings of Ashley Collins.