February 23rd, 2002

VM

Snatch is good... (DS=10)

Well, I was inspired to go buy Snatch this evening.... The movie sickos :)

Dave & I watched it a while ago amd I gotta say, wow. It's an awesome movie. My DVD player had some issues with it, but at least now I can get around to buying a new one in a few months without feeling guilty about it. This is one of those movies that I don't really have much to say because it's just so... cool and everything is just spot on. The casting was amazing, the script and dialogue were excellent, and the filming, sound (squeak squeak squeak), and soundtracks were just right. I have no complaints with the movie. I can't think of anything I'd want to change in it. It's a solid 10. I would recommend it to all of my friends, but it's not for everyone. It's a Pulp Fiction-esque movie (convoluted plot, lots of concurrent stories, doesn't totally make sense until the very end) without as much of the graphic depictions of violence. That's not a knock on either movie, it's just a notable difference because I know some of my friends wouldn't watch Pulp Fiction because of the on-screen violence. This movie has more than it's share of violence, but it handles it much more elegantly (think hearing dull thud instead of seeing a bat cracking open someone's head).

Oh, and as hillhouse said, "It's all about the squeaky dog." :)
  • Current Music
    Snatch - Kosha Nostra Theme
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What are the odds.....

Ok, this particular bit of amusement deserves it's own entry.

His ultra-goofiness Dave was responsable for this one.

So we're chilling out at the movie theatre a bit before the movie (more of that later). We're talking about how lame M$ is about it's spyware and how it likes using it's EULA to sodomize it's customers. So we're totally geeking out and then Dave goes quiet for a second. He motions to some people walking off to the side behind me, I turn around and lo and behold, it's Dave's oh-so-not-beloved ex. Dave has this slight look of confusion because a) she had always claimed to not like Carmike (the theatre we happened to be in) and b) she was with her previous ex (i.e. the one before el Dave).

All right, so we both kind of go "Huh? That's weird." and Dave says something to the effect of "Man, what are the odds that she'd be here when we are" to which I reply (while deep in though)...ummmm about 1... 1:0 right? Dave looks at me and is about to say something but then stops because well, those are the odds. We both just crack up because it wasn't meant as a joke it was my honest first reaction. He needs to have a little sign that says "rhetorical question" before he asks it, otherwise if I'm in heavy geek mode, forget it :).

A while later, we where hanging out in my office geeking out about cars (Psyche in particular) and he says "Wouldn't it be funny if the engine was so powerful that it just ripped forward out of the truck like in the cartoons" which gets my response "It wouldn't shoot forward, the engine's main thing is rotational, so if anything it might sping itself out of control and fly out the top or the sides or something, but it probably wouldn't shoot forward".

Dave looks at me with this "man you are really sad dude" look and proceeds to explain that it was a joke. I knew that, but still my first reaction (while in geek mode) was to just correct or respond to the statement. It's not that I don't have a sense of humor (no comments from the peanut gallery) it's just that if I'm dedicating too many cycles to some technical thing that I'm really interested in (e.g. thinking about things I need to do to get Psyche fixed up) then I can totally blow by "obvious" things like rhetorical questions and jokes.

Still though it does make for some amusing stories :)
  • Current Music
    Huey 'Piano' Smith & The Clowns - Don't You Just Know It
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boingy boingy boingy.... squeak squeak squeak (hehehehehe)

Ok, note to self, do NOT eat the brownie a la mode from Village Inn ever again. Can we say sugar rush? Yes we can, we can probably say it three times very quickly while standing on my head writing haiku. Yes, I'm a bit hyper right now, but it's starting to wear off.

I just felt like posting while I was listening to this song (from the Snatch soundtrack). I'm just kicking back here jamming out and shaking my booty to some funky music.

Oh yeah.....

I am the scary lookin' funky groove master... or something.

Of course in about 15 minutes I'm going to go kerthunk and hopefully I'll be in my bed or at least near it. I'd rather not pass out in the hallway or in the kitchen :).

boingy

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owwww!!!!! ceiling fan... :-/

:-p

'night all :)
  • Current Music
    Mirwais - Disco Science
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Couch Potatoe Happiness....

Oh yeah, tonight on Sci-Fi, Jackie Chan Presents: Metal Mayhem

I'm always wary of person X presents type shows, but Sci-Fi is pretty good at picking good/decent stuff, and I doubt Jackie Chan would put his name on something truly craptastic (ok, so maybe I am a little too optimistic to be a true cynic :-p ).
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    cheerful cheerful
VM

So much for that theory....

Well, that'll show me to get all excited about a made for TV movie. Metal Mayhem was not worth the price of admission (mind you it was free). Ugh. What is it with TV movies? I mean I hear all this stuff about how hard it is to get movies made in Hollywood and it always sounds like there's all this great stuff out there that Hollywood just won't make and you know what? I'm starting to wonder. Thinking back to what I've seen on TV. Assuming that it's easier to get something on TV with like 1,000 channels out there, you'd think that you'd see simple (a la 12 angry men) drama and good old fashioned action movies made.

Back to the crap at hand. Metal Mayhem was very bad cheese. For just about all occasions it deserves a DS of 1, but it might be ok with a large group of people who enjoy making fun of movies and who enjoy watching cheesy kung-fu, on the off chance that they suggest a movie that you haven't seen of vice versa. It's the kind of movie that will probably get comments like: "oh, they did this much better in ____", or "this is a blatant rip off of _______" etc...

If it was possible, I'd recommend this movie for linging the bottom of a birdcage of maybe a feret cage.
  • Current Music
    DJ Kim Oslen - Germans In Da Hause