Showing posts from September, 2003

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Been watching the one and only season of My So-Called Life on DVD. It's so amazing - each of the characters is so fleshed out, from Angela Chase to her parents to Rickie and Rayanne... definitely among my list of best-ever one-season shows. (What else would there be? Hmm... Profit ?)

Essence of our natural fluids

The parallel to the left side listing of movies I've watched in the theatre this year is this listing of movies I've watched this year on DVD, video, and other media: Alfie , ... And God Created Woman , Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure, Boyfriends and Girlfriends , Dr Strangelove (or How I Learnt to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb) , Heathers , The Italian Job , La Collectioneuse , Last Year at Marienbad , The Naked Kiss , Old School , Roger Dodger , sex, lies and videotape , Teenage Doll , Who Framed Roger Rabbit? , Withnail and I .

I am an old woman named after my mother

Salon has a funny summary of the MTV Video Music Awards , including some of Chris Rock's great, great lines. "Good Charlotte? More like a mediocre Green Day." - man, the more I see Rock's act, the more I see just how sharp he is. And his taste is impeccable. Unlike whoever voted for Linkin Park over the White Stripes. How does one deal with people who think Linkin Park is real rock music? And how good is Johnny Cash's video for "Hurt"?

Yes, yes, I woke up and a kidney was gone.

Urban legends really bother me. Or rather, people who have the credulity to accept urban legends without looking them up really bother me. does a very good job of thoroughly investigating these stories. Especially "inspirational" stories that claim to be true. I received a magazine today that repeated the (untrue) story of the Seattle Special Olympics and how one boy supposedly fell down and the rest stopped, linked arms, and walked to the finish line together. (The real story , apparently, is that there was a track and field event in Spokane in 1976, and one competitor fell down, and one or two people went back to help him.) A mawkish story, and, as some have pointed out, a story that's actually quite insulting and demeaning to the Special Olympics participants. Yeah, I'm a skeptic by nature... I like the kind of person who actually bothers to call to verify these stories .