Music, Movies, Tv, and Holiday 2008 Coke.

June 24, 2009 at 8:46 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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A few film and music recommendations.

What I did on my summer vacation.

Film.

12 and Holding. 5 stars.

Directed by Michael Cuesta. 2005.

Directed by Michael Cuesta. 2005.

Anabella Sciorra

Marcia DeBonis

Conor Donovan

Zoe Wiezenbaum

Jesse Camacho

“After his twin brother is accidentally killed by vengeful bullies, a disfigured 12-year old boy and his friends face the harsh realities of death, hormones, and family dysfunction.” – IMDB

So many layers in this film that after the end you’ll want to watch it again for the brilliant acting and great story telling.

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i’ve a snuggie. now, for cultish doings.

February 20, 2009 at 10:29 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
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My stepmom got me a Snuggie for Christmas. It’s a blanket with sleeves – or as some prefer: a bathrobe worn backwards. The snuggie is in the minority of late-night and early afternoon commericials selling “buy now and get X added for free!” products that made it big. How did a blanket with sleeves, originally marketed as a Slanket according to Wikipedia, make the jump from an absurd commercial to real life?

Good question.

This is a product whose commercial lauds it as a substitute for those pesky blankets that “tangle up your hands”  when you’re reaching for the phone.

Snuggies look more suited for couch potatoe cults, Halloween, sky diving. This parody commercial (of what they call the “WTF blanket” ) plays off the Snuggie’s wizardly structure.

When I tell people that I have a snuggie I get one of three reactions:

The WTF blanket: “I think you just lost status points.”

Hmm: “I don’t know how I feel about you having a Snuggie.”

Opposites Attract: “That’s so fucking dorky. You’re AWESOME.”

I’ve worn my snuggie on a few occasions. Ultimiately, it’s as a simple blanket. I don’t need the sleeve upgrade. It makes things complicated and now I sure as hell do get “tangled up”. At least it came with a book light.

My hallmates want me to wear it around town for a day. They want to document the day in a Snuggie. It has its uses.

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The penguin to do list.

December 7, 2008 at 1:44 am | Posted in Cool Things | Leave a comment
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If you would like to see a hilarious “March of the Penguins in 30 seconds” click here.

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The Dark Knight was a Joke.

August 12, 2008 at 5:23 pm | Posted in opinion | 2 Comments
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Here is my article about why Heath Ledger did not do an Oscar worthy job in the Dark Knight. (No real spoilers that weren’t in the trailers).

Ha. ha. he. he. ho. ho. squee.

Batman circa 2008 can safely yell BINGO! Batman had all the right ducks in all the right rows. Teenage boys? (Explosions!) Check. Teenage Girls? (Explosions, Christian Bale). Check. Adult men and women? (Explosions, famous leads). Check. Older audiences? (Remake comparisons to be done!) check. Comic book mongers? (Batman….) CHECK.

1 + 1 is 1 billion dollars and counting.

Ok. Whatever. Inflation holding it in check, The Dark Knight has a ways to go before it dethrones Titanic as the highest grossing movie of all time. And Titanic didn’t come close to the all-ages audience success. Titanic had the awe inspiring direction, the actors, and the plot. The Dark Knight? Ehhhhh. Heath Ledger (first half of movie), ok cool. Heath Ledger (second half of the movie), ehhhh. Continue Reading The Dark Knight was a Joke….

Alright, doc, keep your hands where i can see them!

July 30, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Posted in health | Leave a comment
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I walk into the medical district and my skin loses the tan I got from swimming, the slight brownish Filipino pallor I stole from my father, and any dirt that might hide the sudden glaring white that has taken up residence as my face. Doctor visits mean sitting on a papered table (depending on the type of visit, it may be a stirruped table), naked and freezing, while your doctor pulls on latex gloves and decides which part of your body to attack with pokes and prods first. And at the end of the visit, the reward is occasionally a stick in the arm with a needle or two.

I had a gynocologist appointment today to refill my birth control pills before I go off to college. My gynocologist is young, pretty, and nice. I’m just not to fond of her hands. I KNOW where they’ve been. Continue Reading Alright, doc, keep your hands where i can see them!…

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