Sunday, December 28, 2008

Unattended cars will be crushed and incinerated

Source: War, Inc.

John Cusack is pretty hit or miss for me. Ok, I've liked most of the stuff I've seen him in, but I just don't like HIM. He works in his roles. Although those roles seem to be a lot of belly button staring weenies. It's not even really that I've heard he's a first class prick in the real world. I don't know.

This was a pretty good movie. An in your face sort of satire, but I liked it. And it had a couple of lines that had me reaching for pen and paper.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Whose life is better because you woke up today?

Source: Will Smith

Taking a quick break from my sarcasm because this comment touched me. I like to think I'm a good person, but I don't know how much of a difference I make on a daily basis. Some days, I'm sure I do. Other days, I wonder if I'm part of the problem.

Perhaps the best we can do is be mindful of whether we're part of the problem or solution.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Alvin Tostig has a son today

Source: Levon by Elton John from the Madman Across the Water Album

Elton John and Bernie Taupin...a seriously amazing partnership over the years. With some seriously bizarre output.

He was born a pauper to a pawn
On a Christmas Day
When the New York Times said God is Dead

Um, what? But what sing-a-long type can resist belting that out along with Mr. Yellow Brick Road anytime they hear it?? I've always thought that Alvin Tostig sounded like the name of the OWNER of the NYT, though.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

It's more a relentless narcissistic drone

Source: The Big Bang Theory

Sheldon is the most awesome, annoying character EVER. Every episode, I tell Mike that he must be killed. But of course, there would be show without him. Seriously, you must watch this show.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Black rain clouds never eat honey no not a nip...

Of course, this all starts with
I'm just a little black rain cloud,
hovering over the honey tree
I'm just a little black rain cloud,
Pay no attention to me

No, I'm not feeling black or rainy, but as I was being the queen of washable piddle pads last night this song kept going through my head. It's from Disney's Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree which I did not know until I just Googled it. What did we do before Google? And washable piddle pads?

Ah, someone's gonna comment on that. You see Alice, that 6 pound bundle of doggie joy that 2 months ago I would not have acknowledged as an actual dog, is a wee petite flower, kinda like me. Here in deepest, rainiest Seattle, well, the wet and rainy grass sorta brushes the girls nether regions if she goes outside to do her bidness. Which she does not do. She is box trained. Honest to Pete. But Lil' Miss Petite Flower had delicate paws, or so she seems to say with her upturned nose when I tried to put litter in her box. Piddle pad are her preference. And there's NO WAY I'm going to buy those disposable things. So, a trip to a couple thrift stores, $15 worth of old towels and flannel sheets, and voilĂ ! Ok, so I had to cut 'em and sew 'em too. Hey, she's cleaner than those damned cats is ALL I'm saying!

Sunday, December 07, 2008

You're the Milli Vanilli of Patriots

Source: Tropic Thunder
I rented this movie because Chris mentioned it. I vaguely remember seeing ads for it, but never paid any attention. Ben Stiller, Jack Black and Robert Downey, Jr. sounded like an extremely obnoxious combination. I was pleasantly surprised. Mike didn't like it as much as I did, which seems to be true for most of what I've brought home lately, including Son of Rambow, which I thought was more sweet than funny, though the sight gags were quite good.

Robert Downey, Jr. playing a 5-time oscar winning Aussie who is playing a black man for the movie within the movie is pretty awesome. Even better (and WAY freakin' creepier) is Tom Cruise who I'm not sure I would have recognized if I hadn't known he was in it somewhere. I do admit that after his final scene, I felt very, very dirty in the worst possible way. He played his part VERY well.

Anyway, decent movie.

Monday, December 01, 2008

Did you know that trying to flush voodoo dolls down the toilet is a bad idea?

Abby Sciuto on NCIS

Mike and I are almost at the end of Season 4 of NCIS. Great show. All the characters are extremely well written. Of all of them, though, Mike and I agree we would both leave one another for Pauley Perrette's character, Abby Sciuto. Amazing, kickass goth girl who hugs her farting rhino when she's sad and exhorts Major Mass (her Mass Spectrometer) to give up the answers. It stretches the limits of credibility ocassionally that she runs DNA and blood samples, analyzes ALL forensic evidence, and usually saves the case by tracing a cell phone call across 37 servers including 3 in outer Mongolia. But she makes it all believable.

Anyway, this quote comes from a scene where the team bursts in for some answers and she's a little dazed. Turns out she didn't get much sleep the night before because her apartment flooded. She asks Tony "Did you know that trying to flush voodoo dolls down the toilet is a bad idea?" to which he replies "I do now." Good information for us all, I think.

I just can't believe you only have TWO therapists

Source: Chris

Oh, of course there's more. This conversation started with the timesuck that is Facebook. Chris has an account now, and was wondering why. I pointed out it was a great way to get in touch with people you knew in high school, ex-wives, little brothers of ex-boyfriends...

Anyway, this led to comparisons of that sociopathic ex-boyfriend (um, yeah...that's a whole other freakin' blog) to my sociopathic finally dead ex-stepfather. After a few comments, Chris shuddered. I apologized briefly and said "You asked." And he responded with this quote. Which makes me giggle every time I repeat it.