Friday, May 30, 2008

Random funny stuff

From the files "More stuff that cracks me up:"

Courtesy of Movies Saved By Historical Inaccuracy

Reenacting Mel Gibson’s “Braveheart” yelling “they may take our things but they’ll never take our FREEEEEEDOM!” when we have our nail clippers taken from us at airport security.

This one is even funnier:
Why historical accuracy would have sucked for “Amadeus:”
Having a friendly rivalry with someone [Salieri] he respects and admires, then slowly drinking himself to death, would have been about as entertaining as home movies of me interacting with my father.

Historical inaccuracy in “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon:”
You’ll be happy to know that the Chinese, in fact, cannot fly.

I’m still laughing.

Courtesy of Movies Ruined By Last Minute Changes
For "Superman II," [Richard] Lester also felt the need to give the Kryptonians a series of increasingly bizarre and useless powers. In one of the most inexplicable changes to the Superman mythos, our hero is given the power to tear the insignia off of his costume and throw it at an enemy. Yes, they gave him super-logo powers.

[Dawn of the Dead] The film was to conclude with a haunting final shot of our heroine Fran shoving her head into her helicopter's propeller. This was of course an allegory for America's failing educational system.
It also is the way that, in our opinion, most movies should end.

You know when I said I was still laughing earlier? Well, I'm still laughing.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Hedge Fund Manager didn't like the view

So he hanged himself. Apparently he was going to be locked into a jail cell for several years for defrauding investors.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Don't want to go to rehab

Not that anyone is asking. But you start wondering when you're transcribing your notes from a spiral notebook you've been dragging around for two years. And you learn a few things.

1) No future as a typist.
2) Atrocious handwriting. I had conversations like this with myself: is that word VIRAL or VEILED? And some of this stuff was written two years ago so I don't know where I was going on some of this stuff.
3) I'm particularly keen on one scene. I wrote it up not once, twice, but THREE times. Criminy.
4) I also scored quite a few White Sox games in 2006 (I was very hopeful) and 2007 (stupid Sox).