I can’t believe I’m watching The Pitts. What’s even worse is that I’m laughing at it. I really like the daughter – not only did she have a “relationship” with a VW Bug, but she just got a remote control that was out of her reach using the vacuum cleaner. Lizzy Caplan’s hot, even if she is only like 16 or 17. Alright, I really shouldn’t print that on the web, but that remote control scene was pretty frickin’ awesome. More politically correct, I like Kellie Waymire. She played a really cute girl (real hard for her to do) on Enterprise who even briefly got involved with my favorite alien, Dr. Phlox. This show won’t last long, but I’ll laugh at it for now.
“The high point of my day was raising money for a good cause. The low point – getting mauled.”
“Not being shot?”
– Dylan Baker and Kellie Waymire, The Pitts
Uh-oh, the ridiculous reviews have spread to Netflix – the source of all my movies. For some reason I began reading the reviews on there for American Beauty – one of my absolute favorite movies. If you don’t like it, too bad, I think you really missed out on it. But some of the people on that site called in pornography, a celebration of pedophilia, and dark drama with no humor. You’re really missing the point of the movie there. On top of that, I found DD from MO 2 who claims that “Anyone who heaps lavish praise on this movie is a sheep to the Hollywood Studio hype-machine.” Ah, thanks for telling me why I liked it. Of course this is coming from a simpleton who gave Starship Troopers and Kingpin 5 stars while saying he didn’t laugh once at Dr. Strangelove.
I guess I’d just like to hear some more intelligent debate on some of these films. There were hundreds of 4 or 5 star reviews for American Beauty, many of which were rather lengthy and gave reasons behind enjoyment of the movie. On the other hand, the majority of the 1 star reviews basically said “This movie is trash and you are an immoral ape-monster if you think otherwise.” Ok, they might not have actually used the term “ape-monster,” but they were pretty scathing. It’s just hard having the only correct opinion on movies 🙂
“As a matter of fact, I ran into Simone on the lot the other day.”
“Really? She didn’t mention it.”
– Jay Mohr & Al Pacino, S1m0ne
Now I’m having this whole argument about budgetary inflation in movies on IMDb because of some comments I made about Ringu. Anywho, I found this cool inflation calculator.
Another link with an animation to help you visualize hypercubes. Pretty cool.
The Onion has a great article pointing out just how messed up things have gotten. Since when did it become policy that we only protest when it’s convenient? Oh, now that people are actually dying for this ridiculous war we’re not supposed to talk about how wrong we are. That makes a lot of sense. I’m really glad that in 2 years we won’t have to re-elect Herr Bush because we’ll have lost our right to vote by that time. Not that he was voted in the first time. America is currently run by a man who illegally gained power and has now illegally invaded another sovereign nation to forward the interest of his golf buddies.
I can say all this because I supposedly have the freedom of speech. It doesn’t matter that it’s wartime, I can still say what I like. I don’t care if I offend anybody – not that anybody’s reading this. I don’t want American troops to die. The best way for that to occur is to not put them in a senseless war that we have ABSOLUTELY NO RIGHT TO BE IN. Somehow that makes me un-American. To quote Eddie Vedder: “We’re just confused on how wanting to bring them back safely all of a sudden becomes nonsupport.”
How’s the economy in Canada these days?…
Just want to go on record – “Groove is in the Heart” is the greatest dance song of all time. Sure, I can dig disco and funk and all that other stuff, but Deee-Lite transcend genres and just made the most incredible and fun dance music.
If you haven’t seen the video for Baltimora’s Tarzan Boy, you should. It’s funny in a somwhat disturbing way. Maybe I’ll put a clip up sometime. It’s kind of a low point for the 80’s.
There are too many morons on the ‘net. I’m sure everybody has figured that out on their own, but sometimes I get a harsh reminder. I’ll go off on all the “anti-leachers” later, but right now I’m in the middle of an argument with some idiot on WinMX. Unfortunately I didn’t keep a log of it all, so I can only paraphrase. It went something like this (obviously I’m indieb0i):
uploading=faster – do you want to trade for the files I’m getting from you?
uploading=faster – ooooooooh. you don’t share. then you’re cancelled.
indieb0i – uh, i share over 100gigs. so you and your little mp3 collection can just go elsewhere.
uploading=faster – “I rarely trade, so it’s doubtful that I’ll start you no matter how much you bug me.” that’s what your message says.
uploading=faster – so you won’t be getting those songs from me.
indieb0i – i don’t TRADE shithead. i SHARE over 100gigs that anyone else is free to queue up and d/l from me. i have no interest in any of your files, so i’m not trying for any of them. learn a little about filesharing before you act like you know anything.
uploading=faster – you’re not getting anything because i cancelled your 3 downloads.
indieb0i – well, since you’re not sharing anything worthwhile, i’m not trying to get any of them. you probably bumped the wrong user.
uploading=faster – so your name just came out of thin air?
indieb0i – guess so. i’m d/l’ing 9 files and they’re all movies. don’t ask me what you did wrong.
uploading=faster – the name glassjaw ring any bells?
indieb0i – nope
At this point, I think he finally got the message that he screwed up. I have a simple auto-responder on WinMX that tells people I rarely trade on WinMX, but if they’re serious about it they can leave their AIM nick or e-mail and I’ll get back to them. Some people don’t bother after readin it, some leave contact info, but some actually get upset. I actually had some guy respond “why should I leave you my e-mail address?” Well, if you really want the file and don’t feel like sitting in my queue, that’s what you do.
Alright, I’ll take a break from that rant… for now.
“Please, not in front of the children. They look up to me.”
“They’re small, they look up to everyone.”
– Rita Wilson and Greg Kinnear Autofocus
Ok, here’s some great links courtesy of the Tea-Tasters mailing list:
Confused Protesters – I don’t know what they’re for then.
Stoopid Morans – It’s so nice when the other side of the debate makes your job easier.
Too Much Free Time – Is this just the government form of busy work? As my friend said, “It would be funnier if it weren’t true.”