Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Someone got fired from their job this week. And I'll give you three guesses who. I don't want to get into it. Let's just say it was only partly my fault, I don't entirely blame my boss, and a certain someone can go fuck themselves.

So I guess I'm moving away sooner than I expected. Oh yeah, I was moving after the wedding. Didn't I tell you? Oops.

Everyone should check out Katy Perry. Particularly her songs "I Kissed A Girl" and "Ur So Gay". She's been called 'a skinny Lilly Allen and a Fat Amy Winehouse', which is a shit comparison in my mind because those two artists are nothing alike, and why should we care about the physical when it comes to music? That being said, she's also somewhat attractive.

This fella gave his 3 year old son a camera and loosed him upon the world. A lot of the pictures are what you'd expect from a 3 year old, but a few of them are better than anything I've ever taken. Cool for him, makes me feel like a complete failure. Anyways, go check out My Kid Took These. has compiled a list of The 100 Best Movie Posters of All Time. I don't agree with some of these picks, nor have I seen all of these movies, but it's a pretty good list I suppose.

And speaking of movies, lets end this with a review. Yes, lets.

Blackbeard (2006 TV)
Starring Mark Umber's teeth as Lt. Robert Maynard, Jessica Chaistain as his love interest, and Angus MacFadyen as the only good part of this made for TV abortion. Holy crap was this bad. Like, seriously. The plot was awful, the effects were awful, and the acting was extremely awful. Even the music was awful. As I mentioned, Angus MacFadyen's portrayal of Blackbeard was the only thing that made this movie worth watching, and makes me wonder why he isn't in more movies these days (Saw III and IV don't count because they're not real movies, even compared to this steaming pile of awful)
(My Rating - 1 out of 5)

P.S. - Play Dinorun

Monday, June 16, 2008

Polyvinyl Conspiracy.

Have you heard that PVC shower curtains are bad for you? Ignore it. Seriously, it's bullshit. Normally I don't buy into 'conspiracy theories', but every year they come up with something new that's going to kill you (and usually it fades into obscurity within another year). I remember when I was a kid and they said hotdogs cause cancer.
This isn't the 1800's people, it's the modern world. It's not like we're using heroine to make our kids calm down. There are people that safety test this stuff, they don't just throw it on the market for us to use. Until someone I personally know gets cancer from eating a hotdog and talking on their cellphone and showering, I'm going to keep doing all three.
(In my mind I'm arguing with myself 'You don't know anyone who died of falling off a cliff, so are you going to go do jumping jacks near a ravine?' 'SHUT UP BRAIN!')

The video for "Weighty Ghost" by Wintersleep, which I linked a while back, has won an MMVA for Best Independent Video. This pleases me.

Edit: Oh yeah. What's with the president of Afghanistan threatening to invade Pakistan? The only reason he has a damned country is because of the coalition. If he wants to go invading, I say Canada should get the hell out, let them fight their own damn war.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Darkness in the Boy

Fellow amateur photographers may find this interesting:

DES MOINES, Iowa - He spent his entire savings of $12.50 on the 35 mm Argus AF camera in 1939 and for four years documented life in the small Iowa town of Ridgeway. But it wasn't until he was diagnosed with cancer more than 60 years later that Everett Kuntz actually printed the more than 2,000 snapshots

(link to full story)

And speaking of photography, have you seen my daily photoblog? You really should check it out, and make me feel good about myself.

I watched some movies yesterday. Let me tell you about them.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)
I liked it. It was clean and funny and it had talking animals and kung fu. I had a good time trying to guess which actor was voicing which character. And it made me feel good about being tubby. My only complaint is that the Furious Five didn't get enough screen time. That's... about all I can say about it. Really. That's how good it was. No, I'm serious. Go watch it.
(My Rating - 4.5 out of 5)

The Prestige (2006)
I've seen it before, but you don't know that. And it makes more sense the second time around. This is really a wonderfully made film. I may not have been alive in 1899, but the costumes and sets seriously convinced me that this was taking place at the turn of the century. I love Christian Bale, I love Hugh Jackman, and I love Michael Caine. Um, as actors of course. I was also pleased with The Veloceraptor, ahem, David Bowie's cameo as Tesla. I only had one real problem with this film... how can Michale Caine and Christian Bale, both born in the UK, have such horrible British accents? And as I mentioned, the story can be a bit confusing. Just watch closely, and you'll figure it out.
(My Rating - 4 out of 5)

That's all for now. I always start these posts off thinking I have a million things to tell you, then I either forget it all, or realize there's not much to say anyways. I'm going to start writing down the interesting things I see/think of during the day, and keep a separate folder for interesting websites.

P.S. I couldn't think of a clever title for this weeks post. So I found a random title generator. I wouldn't normally do this, but the post is kind of long and I'm not in the mood for being clever. 'Darkness in the Boy' was one of the titles it gave me. I was amused.

Monday, June 2, 2008

Trippy, dude.

First off, I know everyone and their dog has linked this video. But I effing lurve it.

I had a very good weekend, despite getting bit by a dog whose life I was trying to save. I got to ride a donkey, so that pretty well made up for it. All of the pictures from the weekend can be seen at my Flickr Photostream.

I think that's all for now. Join me next week when I discuss the finer points of the Reagan/Thatcher alliance.

Pfft, Yeah right, I don't even discuss current politics here.