|Adventureland||December 26, 2008, 5:54 pm|
I'm pretty stoked for this, for a couple of reasons.
One, it was filmed at the amusement park where I work in the summers. It's funny how realistic the movie actually appears to be, even though it's a complete exaggeration for the most part. For example, I worked at the game featured in the horse race scene my first summer, and I actually did get told by one of my supervisors to be more enthusiastic when announcing the winner, etc.
Also, my cousin has a pretty decent role in the movie. He's the kid in the trailer who's singing and playing the air drums on the dock.
It comes out some time in March (in the U.S., at least). So you all should go see it.
|I like change||December 10, 2008, 7:47 pm|
Every time I spend money, I immediately take all the coins out of my wallet that I get back in change because they make my wallet bulky and uncomfortable and I put them all into a box in my room. Every so often, I'll gather everything together and either put it in coin wraps and deposit it in the bank or if I'm lazy I'll just go to CoinStar.
It's about that time again, and I just counted $59 in quarters, which obviously doesn't even include the insane amount of smaller change that's accumulated over the past 8 months or so. So once I get everything sorted out, it'll be like finding a $100 in my pants pocket or something. Pretty sweet. It's like my Christmas present to myself, except I'll probably just end up spending it doing all of my Christmas shopping for other people.
|wtf is a casecool_baby?||April 16, 2008, 4:15 am|
|Did I miss something?|
|Of all the places on the entire internet that I visit||March 25, 2008, 2:30 am|
|I've come to realize that Doomworld is far and away the most soothing on the eyes. I use the default theme and the navy blues/blacks make me far more likely to zone out staring at dwf than any other site that I check out regularly.|
|Se7en (spoiler alert but if you haven't seen this by now, come on)||February 13, 2008, 10:30 pm|
I just saw it for the first time, like ten years late apparently. It was on cable TV so I'm assuming it was somewhat watered down, but I was not overly impressed considering what I've heard people say about it before. The ending was pretty predictable, I thought the last two kills were going to be Brad Pitt's wife and her unborn fetus (and I really thought it was going to be the fetus when the box arrived). But then once all that shit went down I really thought a better ending would have been for Brad Pitt to cap himself instead of or in addition to Kevin Spacey.
Anyway there was this thing on the Weather Channel earlier about people who live in these Antarctic bases at the South Pole year-round. That was way more interesting than Se7en. They live in this big dome that basically has a small town inside of it, complete with a library and a bar and everything. Since they're so far south, they literally have no sun from March to September, so they're pretty much trapped in there. I think it'd be pretty cool to do that for a year.
So yeah talk about whatever you want I guess, I just wanted to share my channel surfing results of this idle Wednesday night.
|My VHS collection||October 24, 2007, 7:17 pm|
I have this strange nostalgic fetish for VHS movies. Maybe it's just the fact that I grew up during the 1990s and I hate to see that part of my youth just go to waste, or maybe it's the fact that the little 12" TV I own is like ten years old and has a built-in VCR. Either way, I've amassed a nice little collection of VHS tapes that I take with me everywhere I go for more than a few days at a time that I am still adding to constantly. Just today, I stopped at the local Exchange and bought 9 more movies at $1 apiece, and it inspired me to catalogue my collection:
Air Force One
American History X
Army of Darkness
Babar: The Movie
A Charlie Brown Christmas
A Christmas Story
Eight Men Out
Field Of Dreams
The Jungle Book (live action)
Jurassic Park: The Lost World
The Land Before Time
Men In Black
The Mummy Returns
Robin Hood (animated)
Romancing The Stone
Saving Private Ryan
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek: First Contact
Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace
Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back (I can't find the other two and it's really pissing me off)
The Wizard of Speed and Time
Some of these I've had since I was a kid, others I've come across since I began my VHS revival a couple of years ago. Eventually, I want to reach the point where I have a nice, diverse collection of films, so that there's nothing really integral from my youth that I'm missing. Right now, there's about 20 more movies that I really would like to find, after which I think I would be satisfied. After all, videos tend to be somewhat unwieldy compared to today's technology and I would like this collection to be finite.
However, I'm always open to suggestions. The only parameters are that it has to be something that came out before 2002, which when my family got its first device capable of playing DVDs, thus finally beginning to render my video cassettes obsolete. Apart from that, it just needs to be something that I could always put in and enjoy, a film that does well to represent its genre in the particular era in which it came out.
|My city is now available on Google's "street view"||October 9, 2007, 11:52 am|
|Holy shit this is fucking awesome. I can practically walk up to my doorstep.|
|The kinds of things we do for fun at my place of employment||July 7, 2007, 8:55 pm|
This is what happens when two trucks accidentally arrive on the same day even though they're not supposed to and we wind up with more stuffed animals than we know what to do with.
|Also||July 3, 2007, 11:55 pm|
|the new Pumpkins leaked. And it's surprisingly good.|