Leonardo DiCaprio the Environmentalist

Django Unchained and Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprioThose of you with your ear to the media-stone have already seen this gem.

But in the off-off chance that you haven’t heard of it: I am a bit drained. I’m now going to take a long, long break. I’ve done three films in two years and I’m just worn out. I would like to improve the world a bit. I will fly around the world doing good for the environment, added Django Unchained and Titanic star Leonardo DiCaprio.

Ah, Leo is here to save us. Flying around the world in his Learjet saving the environment. Of course, surely he can see the irony in his statement?

Mongo-sized Diesel Watch

Certainly the Diesel is an intriguing timepiece. But, I’ll stick with my Timex. After buying a Suunto watch and finding it annoyingly big (nevermind that I pressed the buttons if I ever tried to bend my wrist), I am careful with large watches.

A reader on the Poor Man’s Watch Forums (PMWF) had this to say about the above watch:

I watched the movie 127 Hours last night which recreated the dramatic true events involving Aron Ralston, ( played by actor James Franco ) a mountain climber who amputated his own arm in order to free himself after being trapped by a boulder. Ralston became trapped for five days (127 hours!) in the isolated canyon of Robbers Roost, Utah in 2003 after a boulder fell on his arm. Ralston amputated his own arm, scaled down a 65-foot wall and hiked more than eight miles to find help.

The Suunto Vector plays a very important role in the dramatic movie–documenting every minute, second and hour of the whole ordeal.

I’ve heard of the movie 127 Hours, but have no desire to see it. In a way, it reminds me of Titanic. You know what is going to happen and the beginning of the flick is one long hors d’oeuvres table. (As in: little quiches, pigs-in-a-blanket, cold cuts, shrimp cocktail. . .) (I may be hungry.) (My point: you know the entree.) (Everything else is an appetizer.) (Like delicious fried calamari. . .)

Neither movie has much sequel potential. (Although, Ralston got his leg caught recently.) (Hmmm, poor humor on my part.) (Ralston did not get his leg trapped.) (Actually, I have no idea if his leg was caught or not.) (It may have been.) (Nevermind, moral of the story: don’t buy a watch that is too big for you.) (And be careful hiking.) (You might have to rely on your timepiece to “play a very important role” in your life.) (Cue the 24 red-screen from the Kiefer Sutherland, as Jack Bauer, television show.)

(Yes, that is a doll and not actually Kiefer.) (Hit the above link and scroll 2/3s the way down.) (The website is called Squidoo and I can’t find how to hyperlink to the exact picture.) (You would think that with that title, it would be Sailor-friendly.) (But no.) (Do you find that parentheses are addictive?) (They are.) (Trust me.) (Like fried calamari.)

The Titanic II, Electric Boogaloo

I love boats, ships, trawlers- being in the Navy and all. But one of Australia’s richest men, Clive Palmer’s idea of bringing back the Titanic sounds a bit loony:

One of Australia’s richest men, Clive Palmer, has unveiled plans for a 21st century version of the Titanic to be built in China, with its first voyage from England to New York set for 2016.

Australia’s Clive Palmer

Palmer, a self-made mining billionaire, said he has commissioned state-owned Chinese company CSC Jinling Shipyard to construct Titanic II with exactly the same dimensions as its predecessor.

“It will be every bit as luxurious as the original Titanic but of course it will have state-of-the-art 21st century technology and the latest navigation and safety systems,” Palmer said in a statement, released on Monday.

Titanic II? Ah, sometimes you gotta let sleeping dogs lie. Or would that be sleeping logs?