Also! DO NOT SEE WINDTALKERS
!! I had the misfortune of viewing this alleged "movie" over the weekend and, lemmie tell ya, it's terrible. It's worse than terrible. It's whatever comes after terrible. It's petable
. The credits said that it took two people to write the screenplay. Presumably one person sat in front of his TV watching every cheesy war movie ever made, while a second guy sat at a typewriter, and occasionally Guy One would shout to Guy Two: "Okay, here's a scene that's been in the last dozen films; write this down." I mean, this had them all: The Placid Scene Just Before The Soldiers Meet Their Doom Where They All Casually Discuss What They Are Going To Do When They "Get Out," The Scene Where The One Racist In The Platoon Who Constantly Belittles The One Minority In The Platoon Is Saved By The One Minority In The Platoon And Changes His Ways, The Scene Where Some Guy Gets Shot (actually, Windtalkers
contained this particular scene approximately one infinity times). It really did a good job of conveying the horrors of war, though, as I am now under the impression that combat is the most boring activity imaginable.
Also! If you read some great idea
here on the yeti, and then you later discover a news article about some joker who used that same idea to make a bajillion dollars
, DO NOT TELL ME!!! (I'm talking to you, Jonathan Harris). I prefer to believe (a) I am the only one who comes up with these schemes, and (b) the reason I am not a millionaire is because I am a Pisces, and certainly not due to any lack of initiative on my part. I have worked for years to hone and maintain my current state of blissful ignorance, and I don't need you screwing it up with reality.
Posted on December 18, 2002 to Misc, Neologisms
How long did it take you to come up with a reason to use the word "petable"? Sad thing is, I 'got' that, without even needing to follow the link. *sigh*
The best thing about that article is that the car is called the "Beauty Leopard." Compare that to, for instance, "Focus" or "Neon." It's bad enough that America makes the worst cars -- why do we also need to have the most boring car names?
Songs of Sisyphus:
"Jump" is almost as numbing as "Hey Jude." 'Na, na, na na-na-na-na...' . No, this doesn't add much to the intellectual forum, but it is cathartic.
Nacho the Green