Friday, January 18, 2008

Arm rests in movie theatres can be put up

I tend to rarely hit the theatre anymore now that I have one in my home, but when I do, I like to try and be as comfortable as I am on my couch at home. Unfortunately, that's not always possible: The arms on the chairs are awkwardly placed, the seats in front of you are too close to sensibly position your legs (well, if you're tall like me anyway), not to mention the other people around you who can annoy the crap out of you.

This is basically a public service announcement to everyone out there who regularly goes to the theatre to see a movie. I just learned that in some theatres, you can put the arms up. They fit back in the slots between the seats and end up flush with the backs. I thought this was the best development in movies at the theatre since I invented throwing Skittles at people in the dark.

Next time you go to the movies, try to put up the arms. My girlfriend and I were lounging on a 6-seat-wide section of seats, right in the middle of the theatre while we watched National Treature 2 last night. It was fantastic. Sometimes you just can't beat a big, big, big screen.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Pandora is back!

If you were like me, rather than listen to your own (stolen) music, or subscribe to some satellite radio service, you'd head over to and set up a station of your favourite music and rock out like you were excreting boulders. That happy fantasy came to an end in 2007 when they were force to limit their streaming to only American IP addresses.

I'm happy to report that is back (at least for Canadian IPs), as good or better than ever, and even works with your old accounts! Looks like the box is open again.