Friday, July 20, 2007

Movies I've seen that I wish I hadn't.(p)
One star movies first, then the twos.. All of these are on my list at Netflix with low ratings. I'm sure I can find others that I haven't rated yet. Son of the Mask comes to mind. Oh... From Justin to Kelly. Stinker.

Not all these are bad movies - I just didn't like them, didn't get it or just plain wish I'd never seen it. The Weather Man? Hated it. Clerks? Didn't get it. Most Slasher Films? Wish I'd never had that image burned into my brain. This isn't an exhaustive list of MIWINS, but it will do to get the party started.

Clerks (1994) R Comedy 1.0 Stars

Half Baked (1998) R Comedy 1.0 Stars

Mind Hunters (2004) R Thrillers 1.0 Stars

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 (1988) R Horror 1.0 Stars

Starship Troopers (1997) R Sci-Fi & Fantasy 1.0 Stars

The Weather Man (2005) R Drama 1.0 Stars

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) PG-13 Comedy 2.0 Stars

Coming to America (1988) R Comedy 2.0 Stars

The Fast and the Furious (2001) PG-13 Action & Adventure 2.0 Stars

Final Destination (2000) R Thrillers 2.0 Stars

Flags of Our Fathers (2006) R Drama 2.0 Stars

The Frisco Kid (1979) PG Comedy 2.0 Stars

The Girl Next Door (2004) UR Comedy 2.0 Stars

Gremlins (1984) PG Comedy 2.0 Stars

Happy Feet (2006) PG Children & Family 2.0 Stars

Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001) R Gay & Lesbian 2.0 Stars

Hidalgo (2004) PG-13 Action & Adventure 2.0 Stars

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) PG Action & Adventure 2.0 Stars

The Italian Job (1969) G Classics 2.0 Stars

Johnny Dangerously (1984) PG-13 Comedy 2.0 Stars

Ladder 49 (2004) PG-13 Drama 2.0 Stars

Lady in the Water (2006) PG-13 Thrillers 2.0 Stars

The Ladykillers (2004) R Comedy 2.0 Stars

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) PG-13 Action & Adventure 2.0 Stars

Legally Blonde (2001) PG-13 Comedy 2.0 Stars

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) R Comedy

The Meaning of Life: Special Edition (1983) R Comedy 2.0 Stars

Men in Black II (2002) PG-13 Sci-Fi & Fantasy 2.0 Stars

Mystic River (2003) R Drama 2.0 Stars

Ocean's Twelve (2004) Ocean's 12 PG-13 Action & Adventure 2.0 Stars

The Office: Series 1 (2001) NR Television 2.0 Stars

Pitch Black (2000) UR Sci-Fi & Fantasy 2.0 Stars

Private Benjamin (1980) R Comedy 2.0 Stars

Raising Helen (2004) PG-13 Comedy 2.0 Stars

Robin and the 7 Hoods (1964) UR Drama 2.0 Stars

Shark Tale (2004) PG Children & Family 2.0 Stars

Single White Female (1992) R Thrillers 2.0 Stars

Starsky & Hutch (2004) PG-13 Comedy 2.0 Stars

Sweet Home Alabama (2002) PG-13 Comedy 2.0 Stars

Turner and Hooch (1989) PG Comedy 2.0 Stars

The Usual Suspects (1995) R Thrillers 2.0 Stars

Valiant (2005) G Children & Family 2.0 Stars

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Aw Jeez, Not This Crap Again!:
"The Pentagon told Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton that her questions about how the U.S. plans to eventually withdraw from Iraq boosts enemy propaganda.

In a stinging rebuke to a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman responded to questions Clinton raised in May in which she urged the Pentagon to start planning now for the withdrawal of American forces."

Here we go again - turning anyone who disagrees with the war into some sort of unpatriotic terrorist loving, soft on crime, baby eating zealot. Dissent is not unpatriotic - it is the most patriotic thing we can do when we feel our country is heading in the wrong direction.

Oh, and Mr. Edelman? If one Senator is all it takes to undo everything you think you've worked hard for, maybe you don't have as strong an influence as you believed.
No real surprises here

The Emmy's were announced today, and I'd like to give a shout out to Bob for his nomination for "The Deadliest Catch."

The most eyebrow raising? Try looking at Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics. Sure, it's funny enough that Scrubs is nominated for its song, "Everything Comes down to Poo." But it's downright high-larious that Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg's song "Dick in a Box (NSFW)(p)" is also.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Modern-Day Martin Luther Nails 95 Comment Cards To IHOP Door:
"'IHOP has grown weak on powdered sugar and fruity garnishes, forsaking the righteousness of its original rib-sticking mission,' said Lyman, who nailed his 95 comments to the door shortly before the morning brunch rush, when they would receive maximum exposure. 'This house is no longer a house of pancakes—it is a house of lies.'"

I heard that they had some guy named Tetzel selling syrup packets out on the streets too...

Monday, July 16, 2007

Buried in all this is a great point.

Deep in this article is a great point:

"Some critics invoke a Hollywood analogy: If audiences of record-breaking size were lining up to see the latest Harry Potter film, would hard-pressed theater owners then slash ticket prices in half to lure customers?"

I'm much more interested in reading the seventh book than I am in seeing the fifth movie. It's interesting that the book sellers all raced to offer the most popular book of its time at a steep discount. Can you imagine the final episode of Star Wars being discounted to $4.50? Not a chance - the movie industry raises admission prices on its most popular fare.

The book world should take note, and sell their product more like the entertainment that it is, and less like a product to manufactured, distributed and displayed.

Thursday, July 12, 2007


When will people understand that their own right to freedom of religion also means that others must be allowed to worship (or not worship) in their own way as well?