Best Buy laptop running OSX?

Best Buy is hosting an ad for a Toshiba laptop running Mac OSX.

Update: Note that the bottom of the page indicates the system comes installed with Windows XP. Thanks to Sidney who pointed this out in the comments:

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition operating system preinstalled; software package included with Sonic Solutions RecordNow! Basic, InterVideo WinDVD 5, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 and more

iPod Shuffle Updates?

Macworld San Francisco kicked off today but the real news will be tomorrow, when Apple CEO Steve Jobs will keynote. A wealth of new Apple products are set to be announced. Most of us are expecting an update to the iPod Shuffle line – particularly a 1gb model with a screen. I’m picturing a 1gb Nano at the current 1gb Shuffle price point.

Macrumors provides a rundown of the rumored releases circulating the event, which begins 9 a.m. CST tomorrow.

The Full House drinking game

Lexrob has posted the rules to the Full House drinking game. It’s a hilarious read:

The way I sees it, if you’re gonna watch Full House, you might as well go ahead and get completely ripped in the process. After all, a half hour of your life doesn’t have to be the only thing getting wasted, right? For this reason, I have created The Full House Drinking Game.

Required Equipment

  • Liquid refreshment
  • At least one shot glass for each player
  • One comb (any other hair care item will work if a comb is unavailable)
  • One pair of sunglasses

Rule #9: How Rude!
If Stephanie says, “How rude,” it means she feels slighted in some way, and that should make you feel bad. All players must take one shot, repeat the catch phrase, and then take another shot.

Rule #10: Cleanliness
Whenever Danny Tanner is cleaning, all players must take one shot. If he is cleaning a cleaning product or item (such as a bottle of detergent or a vacuum cleaner), all players must take two shots.

Rule #11: The Gibbler Rules
Any time Kimmy Gibbler says, “Tanneritos,” “Mr. T.,” or “Squirt,” all players must take one shot. Upon any reference of her parents’ desire to disown her or get her out of the house, all players must take one shot. Whenever she mentions professional wrestling, all players must take one shot. Upon any mention of Kimmy’s foot odor, all players must take one shot.


Phoenix, Witherspoon deliver in ‘Line

For several weeks I saw Joaquin Phoenix in movie trailers looking a little less like Johnny Cash than I had hoped for since learning of Walk the Line’s production a couple years ago.

I’ve been a Cash fan since my college roommate introduced me to a few of his albums seven years ago. Since then, I’ve been hooked on both the man and the myth, though differentiating between the two is often difficult.

My fear was not only that Phoenix, who I admire for his role in Signs, was not quite Johnny-esque enough in character and stature, but that Reese Witherspoon would also fall short in the role of June Carter.

My fears were unfounded. Producers surely made a mistake by using the trailers and adverts to hype the believability of Phoenix as Cash (which I still feel failed). Instead, they could have captured the intense and endearing story the film tells. Instead of falling into the typical trappings of rock and roll hero storytelling – flawed but genius hero wrestling addiction and evading redemption and the women who love him – we actually see multidimensional characters struggling with complex sets of ambitions, motives and deep-seated insecurities and weaknesses.

Sun Records founder and mythic music legend Sam Phillips is only briefly potrayed, and Elvis Presley makes several appearances as a womanizing, chili-fry eating mischief who has yet to collapse under the weight of his own fame. The depths of supporting characters outside of Cash and Carter are carefully subdued as if not to steal the thunder that is brewing between them throughout the film’s initial acts.

Director James Mangold took a cue from Ray and took trust in the audience’s ability to see several layers and elements of depth to musical characters instead of relying on tired cliches. I went in with little trust of Magold, Phoenix and Witherspoon’s ability to effectively tell this story, but within minutes found myself on the edge of my seat anticipating the outcome of a story I already knew.

Though I have yet to see Capote, Walk the Line gets my vote for best film of 2005.

michael castellon