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Jul. 21st, 2006

Not much going on this week, so far. This weekend will be busy but during the week it was pretty slow.
I did get out and see "Krrish" which is only showing at two theaters in Chicagoland. I can't remember how I first heard about this movie but it was definitely rysmiel's comments on it (including the fact that papersky and zorinth quite liked it) that changed my thoughts from "Huh, that sounds different, wonder if it's any good" to "I really should go see this movie." I'm glad I did. It was pretty much as he described it. I do enjoy a nice song and dance number, I like Bollywood style dancing and the one big production number that took place in a circus was great. The one thing that struck me as odd, especially early in the movie was that some dialog would be in English. Just a half sentence or so, for no apparent reason. It made more sense once the movie got to Singapore since English is one of the official languages, it was just a little weird to hear a character say "Oh my God, Honey, blahblahblah." I went by myself as I figured my chances of convincing anyone I knew to go with me on a weeknight at the last minute were nil. I'd see it again but I'm not going to press anyone else into going with me as there were some elements that were stylized enough to be off-putting to people just looking for regular light entertainment. (Priya's Boss, for example, while being a woman may as well have had a mustache to twirl, she seemed to exist only to fire Priya and Honey every now and then.)
The other thing I've been meaning to do for a couple of weeks is transfer the contents of a couple small notebooks of funny quotes that I've had for years here. I can't find the main notebook that contains a quote from Ray Radlien that goes something like "I see a post from James Nicoll that says "something interesting" and I think I'll be reading something about a flaming elephant and a bathtub full of mayonnaise" or something like that. I can't remember, googling returns amusing results but not the one I'm looking for. Bah.

Anyway, some of these are unattributed, largely because I didn't write down the name of the person who said them, if anyone knows please pipe up in comments.

"The Internet: May contain traces of nuts."

"You know how to send things back in time? Send me back to 1966 or so, I want to buy CarrotTop's dad a condom."

"Why yes, I am an agent of Satan but my duties are largely ceremonial." akirlu
"FTL Express--When it absolutely, positively has to be there yesterday." Jordin Kare

"Cry 'crotch-kick' and let slip the Mad Dogs of war."

"Gary (Farber, IIRC) you can mix your own metaphors right where you are sitting now! Don't be a passive consumer of media verbiage, grind your own on the mortar and whetstone of language." Bruce Baugh

"This happens to me in Minneapolis too. I have slowly begun to learn the Twin Cities signs of a Very Dangerous Neighborhood. There may be trash on the ground, as much as three or four items per block. Non-white people are publicly visible. And in residential neighborhoods some of the flower gardens are imperfectly kept up. This kind of gritty street life is no doubt why Minneapolis is such a well-spring of hard-bitten urban fantasy." pnh

"As to the sensible observation that "-gate" has been done to death, how about resurrecting the brief fad for "-scam" suffixes to scandals (which started and had its highest point with Ab-scam, or course). Perhaps 'Fucking Illegitimate Overthrow of Our Democracy-Scam'. Ray Radlien

"Look! It's a bird! It's a plane! It's End of Conversation Man with his sidekick Too Much Information Girl!"

"Just because my god has horns does not mean he is your problem." lilairen

"Drag queens are only guys who like to eat, drink, and be Mary."

"Who is this 'we'? You and the squirrels in your pockets?"

"The Belgian flies at midnight for his trousers have no mirth." (No idea, it was in the little notebook and I'm transcribing.)

"Of course I'm drawing my conclusions from the Big Book of My Ass." Gary Farber

"It may be that your sole purpose in life is to serve as a warning to others." Stacy Aill (?)

"Nobody around here is going gentle anywhere if we have anything to say about it." pnh

"Whatever does not kill me, makes me say 'Again! Again!'" Ray Radlein

Hmm, not as much there as I thought. Oh well.

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