You may have noticed a lack of updates recently (probably not). I'm focusing my efforts primarily on a new blog, The New Calamity, which is all movie goodness.
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The New Calamity
Today I went to the post office. In the front there was a spot for handicap parking, which makes complete sense and, I think, is required by law.
And then beside that spot was a spot for 'Senior Parking Only'. Sorry, but I think they should either make another handicap spot, or get rid of this tomfoolery. Honestly, if a senior has enough trouble walking that they need to park close, won't they have a handicap decal? If they don't qualify for one, they don't need the parking.
I understand that old people don't know how to use email to transport things, and are therefore the majority consumers of postal goods, but come on. This is bananas. B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
Firstly, I think we all know that I love Zooey Deschanel. Let's just clear that up right now.
Secondly, we all know that I love a good rom-com. But this one looks to be a little better than the norm.
First cute trailer:
Second cute Zooey Deschanel talking about her character. Because why not:
What's the point of Twitter? I thought it was dumb, but then I gave it a try. Now it still seems dumb, but also pointless.
Author J. G. Ballard has died. He died this morning at the age of 78. I had to read his book 'Crash' for Modern British Literature in college. I read it the night before class all in one sitting. I actually enjoyed it, though the book was very weird. It's always sad when a notable author (or person) dies.
Will update more frequently. Hopefully, but this week is very busy. Busy at work, and I will also be sending out my short story for publication. I need to hurry up so I can get those rejection letters back ASAP!
Since I have numerous favorite words and can never remember them all, this will be a new feature. And by 'feature,' I mean a bunch of sporadic, short posts with good words.
The first word is 'panicked.' I choose this word because the letter 'k' clearly defies the logical rules most kids learn for changing the form of words. The word 'panic,' in itself, is hardly noteworthy. But because of the randomly inserted 'k,' panicked and panicking are great.
Monsters vs. Aliens
How nice for my expectations to be surpassed for once. Especially with a non-Pixar animated film. Monsters vs. Aliens manages to tell a rather typical story in a creative and fun way, and isn't that what movies like this are all about? Many strive and few succeed. Here is a film that succeeds.
We begin with Susan, who is typically marrying the love of her life, who cares only about his career. Then she is hit by a meteor and grows to be about 50 feet tall. The setup is not important. There is subtle humor up to this point and many interesting details which lead to Susan being captured by the government, well, for forever.
My experience, for the first time in anything (not only in movies), was enhanced by the presence of kids. When the other monsters are introduced (a blob of blue jello, a genius cockroach, an extreme amphibian, and the most adorable giant insect ever), when they exhibited their unique abilities, the kids behind me, silent to that point, laughed hysterically. This helped me release my critical mind and go along for the ride. I suggest you do the same.
And Susan learns to accept her new, giant self. She knows she can't go back to her old life, and the world is saved because of the Monsters. We can all see that coming. But as the cliche goes, it's not in the result, but in the journey. And this is a fun journey.
IMAX and 3-D recommended.
I'm getting tired of that post below this one. Aren't you? I was out of town, though. Plus I'm old and busy.
But this week's Make Me A Supermodel was lame again. Well, CJ going home was fine. She sucked (though, gorgeous). Kerryn was due for a win and I like her, and I like Jonathan, too. But a lack of Jordan makes me sad. As consolation, here are some pics of her cuteness.
I promise the next post won't be about reality TV or Jordan!
Which of these gaffes by Mr. President is worse. First is the most recent from Obama, where he makes fun of his own bowling score, saying his 129 was "like the Special Olympics, or something."
Honestly I don't find that very offensive. People are just way too touchy about way too many subject.
Next, here are 5 epic Bush gaffes (there are way too many to find a video on just one, and way too many to take up only one video. But here is just one).
Wow, Bush has to have been the worst public speaker ever. Honestly.
So, new season of Make Me A Supermodel.
I love Jordan. Call me?
http://www.bravotv.com/make-me-a-supermodel/jordan -> Her pictures are all so awful, which makes her so much cuter. And by 'awful' I mean 'normal and homey.' Also, from her bio: "Her favorite activities include drawing, video games, and attending baseball games." Best reality contestant ever?
Call me. For serious.