Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Movie Night #8





  • FINALLY (hah) another movie night! But I've seen this already! Did you think that up yourself? Grats.
  • No, really. Why this movie? Honestly, this wasn't my first choice. But due to various reasons, I cannot obtain the movie I originally wanted to show. So I'm going with my backup. Forget the clunky story and dialogue, come for the cool action scenes.
  • Why not just wait until you can get that other movie? Normally I would. But now that I have a fulltime job, my Saturdays aren't so free anymore. So it could be a while before I can do another movie night again. Unless you guys don't mind coming over on weekdays. Like Wednesday. Or Thursday. After all, it is almost time for summer vacation for you kids.
  • Pfft. Screw it, I'm not coming. No, screw YOU.
  • Dude, I was kidding. Oh... so was I. Yeah. This Saturday at 8:00pm. Don't be late. Just follow the sounds of Guitar Hero if you can't find my place.

Friday, May 26, 2006

2+2=5 (The Lukewarm)

Chuck Norris fact of the day: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles is based on a true story: Chuck Norris once swallowed a turtle whole, and when he crapped it out, the turtle was six feet tall and had learned karate.



Here's an excerpt from Harry's review of X-Men: The Last Stand from Ain't It Cool News:

Imagine… the powers that be had just made DR. NO and FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE… but a powerful executive for some arbitrary insanely stupid reason decides to rush GOLDFINGER… but at the same time, being so short sighted that this same executive decides that he’s tired of paying Sean Connery and wants to do a big blowout film… so he combines into GOLDFINGER… THUNDERBALL, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE and for good measure a dash or two of MOONRAKER. I mean, why not… this is gonna be the last one. Then, before a script is in place he announced the release date, one approximately a half year to a full year ahead of what would best serve the film. He decides to kill off M, Q, BLOFELD and render Bond impotent – since he won’t be in anything else, it’s best that he lose the ability to procreate.

To reflect the giganticness of this monstrosity, they retitle GOLDFINGER… GOLDMOONBALL’S TWICE LIVED SECRET SERVICE. Because good news is delivered in short bursts – this third film will be 40 minutes shorter than the last one, because they have so many kick ass characters and action set pieces that rather than exhaust any single one of them, they’d just touch upon these bits, change day for night at a moments notice to hide the seams of the threadbare action… cuz rather than fully produce any of it… they’ll do a couple of high water marks and then let the waters recede under the cover of darkness as to not reveal that it’s mostly cardboard cutouts and extras from the SPARTACUS sets in wristwatches and togas.

The film you’d get would be… sort of like what has happened with X-MEN: THE LAST STAND.




That pretty much sums up what I've been expecting ever since I heard Brett Ratner was hired to direct the movie (after Bryan Singer left to do Superman). But then I see a clip like this:



...and I wonder if I should give it a shot. But then I think about it more and decide that, although it was hilarious and unexpected, that clip doesn't belong in the film. I can't take the film seriously. It should have been more like a blooper or a deleted scene on the DVD. I'll wait for it to show at the dollar theater.

And it's just not as funny with a British accent.



oh, go and tell the king that the sky is falling in

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Take Me 5 Gold Plz

Chuck Norris fact of the day: Chuck Norris originally appeared in the "Street Fighter II" video game, but was removed by Beta Testers because every button caused him to do a roundhouse kick. When asked bout this "glitch," Norris replied, "That's no glitch."



So, the first day was pretty great.

But I found out I'm not allowed to discuss my job or any related topics on this blog(especially regarding the game), or I will be punished (i.e. get fired). And this is for the guys that play the game: DO NOT TELL ANYONE (especially in-game) THAT I WORK FOR B**ZZ*RD. Oh, and another thing: DO NOT ASK ME TO "HOOK YOU UP" WITH "EPIC LOOT" OR SUMMON YOU TO MOUNT HYJAL OR KILL RAGNAROS FOR YOU OR ANY OF THAT NONSENSE. (I'm putting it in caps because it's important, so don't take it the wrong way.)

So no more talk about this.

But I can discuss my first day with you in private if you're really curious. Just ask.



For sticking it out to the end, I'll give you a little treat.



we scratch our eternal itch

Monday, May 22, 2006

Jump On It





Chuck Norris fact of the day: Chuck Norris can win a game of Connect Four in only three moves.



I got a car.

It's a '96 Honda Civic DX. I wish I can tell you the DX stands for "Deluxe" but it doesn't. No options whatsoever. I have to roll down the windows with a crank. It does have a CD deck but they couldn't find the faceplate so I have to go back tomorrow to install it. No complaints here though, I just needed something to get me to work and home. Grats me.

Speaking of work, I start tomorrow. 5pm to 1am. Training for two weeks. I honestly don't know what to expect. Am I going to be answering emails all day night? Do I actually get to go in the game and do stuff? Will I be surrounded by super nerds? Can I wear my "WTF" shirt and not get fired? Will there be anything to eat other than In-N-Out?

Stay tuned.



the yuppies networking

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Grand Marshal Brokeback

Chuck Norris fact of the day: If you ask Chuck Norris what time it is, he always says, "Two seconds 'til." After you ask, "Two seconds 'til what?" he roundhouse kicks you in the face.



I got the job.

Goodbye, Best Buy. Hello, Blizzard.



it's like this and like that and like this and a

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Pick Up On That Smell



I immediately thought of the Wench when I saw this because she's a big Wes Anderson fan (and so am I), so this is for her.



Chuck Norris fact of the day: Chuck Norris successfully seperated twins conjoined at the head by roundkicking them in the face.



I have good news to share - which most of you already know anyway - but I'm going to wait 'til I'm 100% sure about it, which will be on Tuesday.

Eric T. Cho knee'ed me on my left shin during a basketball game today, and it hurts like hell. I owe you one, Cho. Which reminds me - people at work have been calling me "Cho" recently. I don't know how it started. I'm gonna assume they're being racist, it's easier that way. The only other person that gets called by their last name is Greg Fetter. "Fetter" just rolls off the tongue easier than "Cho," dontcha think?

It's funny how people have been asking me about the movie nights... especially because it's people that never show up to the damn things. They'll be back on soon. I promise.



move around like a scientist

Tuesday, May 09, 2006

Ride the Snake





Chuck Norris fact of the day: Chuck Norris has to use a stunt double when he does crying scenes.



So people are going crazy over Myspace.

Just like when Friendster came out.

Which was preceded by Xanga.

Which, in turn, came out after Blogger.

Anyway, funny video.



In other news, work hours are slowly increasing. Good. Clippers lost game one to the Suns. Bad. Arctic Monkeys and We Are Scientists show on June 3rd. Good. $35 per ticket. Bad. Shopgirl. Good. Work tomorrow. Bad. Bigger paycheck (probably). Good.

Nice to end on a good note.



of course I do, I clearly do

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Hey Oh





Chuck Norris fact of the day: When Chuck Norris was born, the only person who cried was the doctor. Never slap Chuck Norris.



I thought I would start getting more hours at work since three people left - one of them a full-timer - but that hasn't been the case. So I've been looking through Monster and I came upon a posting for a GM position for World of Warcraft. For those you do that don't know what that is, GMs (game masters) are basically the customer/technical support group that helps you in the game when you're having problems. So it's a job where I would get paid to play WoW.

Let that digest for a bit.

In other news, Mission Impossible 3 is great. Best one out of the three. It's not just a one-man-show for Cruise (but the story is centered around him), he actually has a team backing him up this time. How novel. I demand more Simon Pegg for number 4. And more Maggie Q. Prease.

Speaking of great, that new Red Hot Chili Gochu album is so effin' good. It is a MUST BUY (for people with money; if you don't, download it like I did) when it comes out next Tuesday.



get the message on Flea's fist

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