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Jul. 26th, 2008

The Dark Knight

Well, Wow. Several things.... first off, The Joker? Words cannot describe. Heath - his best performance. Ever. I was disturbed at how appealing his character was. Why am I always attracted to sadistic psychopaths? A question for the ages.

Christian Bale - Improved! Much sexier than the last installment. MMhmm.

But mainly Heath.

I can't even write coherently. He was just mind-blowing.

Adored the movie, and I would be on a total film-induced high right now if it wasn't for Heath being dead. ARGHHH It makes me so angry! It's so freakin' unfair.

*breath*

At least he lives on in film. Which was probably all I'd ever get to see of him anyway. But just to think of all that talent wasted makes me want to cry or blow something up.

Sad.

In other news, other than Batman, I watched "Zeitgeist." Pretty compelling stuff, though I'm sure half of it is bullshit. Idk . Makes you wonder about the world/government. www.zeitgeistmovie.com

Jun. 2nd, 2008

Bad marketing ploys.

You know, generally (generally...) i'm all for this targeted marketing technique that websites are employing, you know, they match keywords on the page with relevent ads so that the adverts more precisely target the audience. Cool. However, earlier today I was reading a news article about someone who outed some protected pedophiles (that phrase itself makes me want to rant about why sexual predators need "protection" - biggest bullshit i've ever heard - but that's another story...) Anyway, the adverts on the bottom of the page said "Find a babysitter near you!". 

Ahem. 

I've just been reading about child sex offenders being released back into society, and the ad is telling me to get a babysitter. 


nice one. 

I actually don't have a lot to rage about these days, as I've been cooped up at home "studying" for my upcoming exams, so I've had no run-ins with late buses, over-priced fuel, political hypocrisy.... It's a liberating feeling, not being mad at society! But then this article ruined my home run. As did that baseball metaphor I just employed. lame. 

I am annoyed actually, but more at myself than anyone else - I've fallen into the "bad sleep" pattern. I went out the other evening, I didn't get home till 3 am and then I slept in until 1pm. And hence I wasn't tired so I stayed up again watching quentin tarantino interviews. So now I'm stuck in a loop of staying up late, getting up late, and feeling like shit. It's annoying. So tomorrow i'm gonna have to force myself to get up early so i'm exhausted. Awesome... 

Speaking of Quentin Tarantino, he is my new hero. I watched pulp fiction, and it's fucking incredible. Better than Kill Bill. I am so looking forward to watching Grindhouse, it's not even funny. I have a thing with violence right now. Although PF wasn't that violent. Meh. 

Anyway, the reason i'm here is because I am totally uninspired to do my job and write three articles on the most effervescent topic in the world "Ocean acidification". Cue sarcasm. Maybe I can write a satire on it, but somehow I think it lacks the social commentry. 

I should probably get back to that. 

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Writer's Block: Some words to live by...

What words do you find wise enough to live by?


"Don't read what they write about you, just measure it in inches" 
I love this quote by Andy Warhol. It's basically saying that it doesn't matter what people say about you, if they're talking about you, then that's cool. As Oscar Wilde says, the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about... Who wants to be a wallflower? Another quote that i'm considering getting tatooed on me is "Aduentes fortuna juvat" translated as "Fortune favours the brave". If you don't take risks, you can never have anything worth having. It's worth the risk. I'm pretty sure this is an Airforce motto, which just makes it cooler as I love the airforce. </font>


May. 24th, 2008

Internet shopping.... Priceless.

In the words of Bridget Jones.... fuuuuuuuuuuuck.

I have just accidently spent $500 on my mother's credit card.

Shit.

I blame microsoft office. I went to purchase my little online version (at the exorbitant price of $250) and when I click "buy" it tells me there is an error, please try again. So I try again. "Error!" it screams maliciously. This is ridiculous, says I, and exits the window in a huff. Then I recieve an email. "Hello, thank you for purchasing microsoft office. Here is your activation key."

YAY! says I, delighted.

3 seconds later.

"Hello, thank you for purchasing microsoft office."

What?! No, no, I've already..... oh shit.

Now my dilemma. I've already sent an email telling them to cancel the second order but, it being a saturday, probably won't be processed until it's too late. I have the wonderful task ahead of me of informing the credit card owner of my little 250 dollar fuckup. Yikes.

It's moments like these I wonder what I did in my last life to deserve such punishment. Hatred.

May. 23rd, 2008

OMG LIKE, MOVIEZ R REAL?!?!

Found this article that actually almost made me cry with laughter. Some people, I believe, actually write this shit. INDIANA JONES: ANTI SOVIET PROPAGANDA?

Head of the World Archaeological Congress, Professor Claire Smith from NSW's Newcastle University, said the fourth instalment in the adventure series, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, would spur interest in archaeology around the globe.</p>

But she said if the character played by Hollywood veteran Harrison Ford was a real archaeologist, his methods would face stern criticism from colleagues.  [this immediately makes the entire article null and void, because he is NOT a real archaeologist, it's a film.]

Prof Smith told the ABC: "In pursuit of 'fortune and glory' Jones ignores international treaties, treats human remains as weapons, and destroys archaeological sites in a bid to escape from potential entombment, and other worrisome possibilities". 
[I forgot that reality archaeology was so exciting! That's what I'd rather pay 12 bucks to see! - - once again, does this woman not realise it's a film? I also find it noteworthy that she considers being buried alive a "worrisome possibility." Nice one, Claire.] 

"Archaeologists are concerned with preserving the past, not making a profit from it, and sometimes Jones seems more finely tuned to the commercial value of an artefact than the information it can give us about past peoples. [He's an ACTION HERO! this is HOLLYWOOD!]

"Our women don't look like Nazis, but maybe Cate Blanchett was threatened by unemployment, so ... she made this film," Perov said.

"Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett [are] second-rate actors, serving as the running dogs of the CIA. We need to deprive these people of the right of entering the country," said another party member, Andrei Gindos.
 

Actors working for the CIA? Say what, child? Let me introduce you to the good versus evil dichotomy. You may have seen it in, I don't know, Every single action film there is?!!? Set in that time period, the russians and the americans were enemies and that's just history. It's not a personal blow at russia today.
This whole thing it's so nuts I laughed the whole way through... And guess what, I'm seeing Indiana Jones tomorrow. Give us all a break and watch a good film, Smith. 


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