Sunday, June 29, 2008

Weekend Movie Wrap Up

I saw 3 movies this weekend: WALL-E, Get Smart, and Wanted. Ironically, that is also the order in which I rank them. WALL-E was an amazing film. I teared up twice and it pretty much poked fun of all the major sci-fi movies in recent history. +1 for making a garbage compactor cute. +1 for making fun of fat, lazy people. +1 for HAL-9000-like main computer. +1 for having a clear message but being less preachy than Happy Feet. -1 for robots being "weakened" by damaged circuit boards. +1 for the many Apple references.

For Get Smart, it was a lot of Mel Brooks type humor. Lots of fast dialogue with quick jokes coming mostly from people not being on the same page. +1 for having the Rock in it. +1 for fat Steve. +1 for short fat guy from Borat. +1 for Hiro and guy from Capital One comercials. +1 for Bill Murray in a tree. -1 for not having more Bill Murray. -1 for predictable storyline. -1 for guy falling out of a plane, landing on a pig, and surviving. +1 for ass cheeks.

For Wanted... Well.... At least I only lost $4 on it. +1 for "curve the bullet." +1 for naked chick. -1 for showing us the best parts of the movie in the preview. -1 for exploding rats. -1 for trying to be real but then having absurd things happen. -1 for stupid lines before killing people. +1 for a twist. -1 because the twist was expected. -1 how did she get on the train car? -1 for "circling the bullet" -1 for leaving the plot open for a second one, even though they probably won't make one (oh wait)...


Monday, June 16, 2008

Subject: The [Cr]Happening

Ok, P. told me you went to see it this weekend, and so did I.  I think the
people were killing themselves in the movie because they had to actually be
in a movie that bad. The acting was terrible. Like high school film
project terrible. Mark Wahlberg sounded like such an idiot. I liked John
Leguizamo, but of course he dies pretty early. The part where all those people
are in the dinner and one guy stands up to say that the safe zone is 90
miles from here, so so dumb. The storyline with his wife and the cheating was terribly
contrived. And, to top it all off, it was preachy at the end. Also, random
guy from CMU in the movie, not cool.

The only creepy parts were in the beginning, and the part with the old lady
and the doll. Plus the ending was pretty lame. People make fun of M.
Night. Shamalamadingdong because of his trademark twists at the end of the
movie, but in this case, I think it would have made the movie better.

Anyway, I just had to tell someone how bad i thought that movie was.


Thursday, June 12, 2008

Time Needed to Cause a 3rd Degree Burn

From: Here

For Adults

If the temperature is 160 degrees Fahrenheit, it would take 1 second [to cause a third degree burn];
If the temperature is 149 degrees Fahrenheit [common home boiler setting], it would take 2 seconds;
If the temperature is 140 degrees, it would take 5 seconds;
If the temperature is 133 degrees, it would take 16 seconds;
If the temperature is 130 degrees [recommended setting], it would take 35 seconds;
If the temperature is 127 degrees, it would take 1 minute;
If the temperature is 125 degrees, it would take 2 minutes;
If the temperature is 124 degrees, it would take 3 minutes;
If the temperature is 120 degrees, it would take 10 minutes.
[Adult skin thickness of 2.5mm]

Sunday, June 08, 2008

I don't DO rebates!

So I was in the AT&T store with some friends when we overheard the following conversation between an employee and large black man with chains around his neck:

Gangsta: Yo, you got that new Razor?
Employee: Yes right over here sir.

ThugLove: Looks real nice. How much?
Employee: Ummm, it's 150 dollars after a 50 dollar mail in rebate.

2Pac: I don't DO REBATES!
Employee: ummm ok then it's 200 dollars sir.

I mean who does that? Who doesn't "do" rebates? And who feels so strongly about it that they feel the need to shout at people?

The Machine Girl

Just picked this movie up at Best Buy. Probably one of the greatest movies ever made.