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Reason for blogging: I'm incredibly self-absorbed.
|I'm listening to...
::"Stay Beautiful," The Last Goodnight
::"Spaceman," The Killers
::"Green Light," John Legend
::"Superstar," Lupe Fiasco
::Taiwan, A Political History, by Denny Roy
::The Devil and Miss Prym, by Paulo Coehlo
I've just seen...
::I Love You, Man
Deliver Me After having a bunch of people quote it to me, I finally rented Deliverance. Any desire I may have harbored to go canoeing in the Appalachians has been completely killed. Hillbillies are scary.
And the winner is.. I was surfing the tube when I hit upon the Discovery Channel's "Greatest American" show (not to be confused with "The Greatest American Hero," which is something else entirely), where they let people call in and choose who they think is the greatest American EVER! And the winner was RONALD REAGAN! He beat out Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King, Jr., George Washington, and Benjamin Franklin. Sometimes I forget that I do not share the same views with the majority of Americans, and so shows like these are nice, gentle reminders. The best part was when the host, Matt Lauer, asked one of Reagan's kids to comment on their dad winning the title. The kid basically said (I am paraphrasing, of course), "Wait, you picked my dad? What the? Uh, well...Thanks for picking my dad...He probably won because you guys don't know your history and picked the only guy whose name you've seen in the news recently."
A Peaceful Weekend I went up to Sonoma this past weekend for Reebok's wedding, which was at a winery. It was so beautiful and peaceful in Sonoma, with nothing but rolling hills as far as the eye could see. I'll post pictures in a bit.
And a great, big congratulations to P$, who is now the proud uncle of an adorable baby boy!
He Got Game...Or Not While I am "on hiatus," I have been watching a lot of TV. And I do mean a lot. I don't understand why people say that television isn't educational, because it is. I have learned so much from watching the television for hours at a time. For example:
TV on Saturday sucks.
There is a lot of bad programming on the TV. A lot.
There is no point in TiVo-ing anything on MTV because if you miss anything they will replay it 5 million times.
You may have been watching too much TV if you've seen every episode of every show -- twice.
A nugget of wisdom from Blow Out: "Don't get involved in the drama."
I just finished watching an episode of Pimp My Ride where some Vietnamese kid needed his Nissan tricked out to look like a car from the "Need for Speed" game. Geez. I'm convinced that there is some conspiracy to portray Asian dudes as poor saps who are desperately in need of game, with an emphasis on "desperate." So sad.
Nothing to report My life is boring. I have seen some movies though (some willingly, some not so willingly), so here are my thoughts in case you are going to see them.
Star Wars 3: Revenge of the Sith: Simply saying it's better than Episodes I and II isn't really saying anything. It's actually not bad. A tad melodramatic in parts (the scenes between Padme and Anakin are kinda lame), but action scenes are pretty good. Yoda kicks ass, as usual. It's weird watching a movie where you kinda already know the end and it's more about the journey to a known conclusion.
Crash: Good. Disturbing. You'll laugh in parts, but uncomfortably. Doesn't really provide any answers or a nicely wrapped-up conclusion.
Kingdom of Heaven: It's like Gladiator set in the Crusades and with Orlando Bloom. His acting has improved a lot, even though he isn't really "good." Predictable in parts, not so predictable in others. The "King of Jerusalem" has a weird lisp thing going on...but I guess that's what happens when your faced is all f*ed up and you have to wear a mask all the time. The chick in it is annoying; I think she needs some Prozac or Zoloft or something. And there's a lot of preachy stuff about the "why can't we all get along" stuff what with the Christian/Muslim conflict mirroring -- dum, dum, dum! -- today's instability in the Middle East. Yeah, Ridley, we get it. Oh, and we learn very important lessons about waging war in the desert, such as "people need water." As Van Wilder would say, "Write that down."
That's about it.
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