At the 100 day mark of this presidency, here’s my situation: My Twitter consumption has returned to normal levels. I no longer read every single tweet looking for the next 140 words that are going to piss me off. My ACLU donation is now recurring. I know a lot more about the Federal Budget because… More
Screwed by Sith?
When Return of the Jedi hit the theaters, I saw it on the first night. The theatre was, of course, packed. It was the first time I ever saw fans dress-up in costume for a movie. There was a Boba Fett, a Darth Vader, and a Princess Leia. I thought they were nuts. When the… More
Your Favorite SpongeBob
Hands down. No question. Rock Bottom. I know nothing about SpongeBob history, but there are clearly, at least, two drawing styles. The early style has less vibrant colors and pays more attention to drawing detail… also voices are clearly not well defined yet and the creators are still trying stuff out. The latter style looks… More
Where the Wild Things Are
Variety (via movies.go.com) is reporting that Spike Jonez has signed up to direct a live action version of Where The Wild Things are. How very cool. Apparently this was originally intended to be a CG movie, but Jonez wants to live action. Can’t decide which I’d like to see more.
The Donut Book
I’m not manic about keeping crap. During the last survey of the garage, I counted five medium sized brown boxes which I knew contained report cards, year books, a painfully out-of-date set of Dungeon and Dragon books, and a collection on comic books I plan, at some future date, to impressively hand over to my… More
Cultural Literacy and Commercials
I’ve started watching advertising again AND I own a TIVO. “Rands,” you say, “isn’t the whole point of owning a DVR to get rid of those pesky commercials?” “No,” I respond, “it’s about watching what I want, when I want to. I like commercials.” “Rands,” you reply, “Did you say you LIKE COMMERCIALS?” This all… More
E! Online is reporting that CBS is going to do an All-Star Survivor with contestants from previous shows. The quote below includes folks who actually won… so the question is, would a jury ever vote for someone who already won the million? SNAKES AND RATS: CBS announcing an all-star edition of Survivor for its eighth… More
Ok I’m a Teenager
I�ve got a decent amount of guilt about this, but I�ve got a serious THING for Avril Lavigne.
More 9/11 collateral damage. The first time I see the news regarding the shooting at LAX, I quickly scan to article to see how many people were killed. When I discover that only three people were killed and one of them was the shooter, I think, “Well, hey, that’s not so bad.” Update (7/5/2002 @… More