Archive of January 2009
30 January 2009 - 17:26 | Tags: tv, lost
The only advantage of 2009 is that Driveshaft’s greatest guitar player has been memorialized by the demon spawn of Desmond and Penny Hume.
I will convince the world that Hot Rod must be considered amongst the best movies ever created.30 January 2009 - 16:35 | Tags: movie, hotrod, dannymcbride
28 January 2009 - 16:48 | Tags: movie, physics
So, in every state except Wyoming, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Maine, there is a building high enough that Marty McFly could have taken the innards of his DeLorean up a freight elevator and acheived the required 88 mph (40 m/s) by jumping off the roof. (Because of air resistance, I wouldn’t try it in NH/MT/ID/WV/AK/VT, either.) He just needs to leave a note at the bottom explaining that in 30 years they should set out a trampoline.
Locke: What is it?
Richard: It’s a compass.
Locke: What does it do?
Richard: It points north, John.
— Lost, S05E01, “Because you left”
My philosophy is basically this. And this is something that I live by. And I always have. And I always will. Don’t ever, for any reason, do anything to anyone, for any reason, ever, no matter what. No matter… where. Or who, or who you are with, or, or where you are going, or… or where you’ve been… ever. For any reason, whatsoever.
— Michael Scott, The Office, S05E11 “The Duel”
Current box office takings for the five films nominated for best picture:
- The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - $104.3M
- Slumdog Millionaire - $44.7M
- Milk - $20.6M
- Frost/Nixon - $8.9M
- The Reader - $8M
That’s a combined total of $186M. In comparison, The Dark Knight passed that mark soon after its first 4 days.
The Oscars live in a strange world where they don’t represent popular movies (other than maybe Titanic) and they often don’t represent the types of intellectual movies that I find appealing (eg. Crash and Gladiator both won best picture, yet I hated them).25 January 2009 - 05:58 | Tags: film, oscars
I have a nosebleed (and a bit of a headache, but I’m dilly-dallying).
This is mininova’s TV leaderboard 24 hours after the return of LOST.
Actually, my memory is failing, as it would on the island if I was unstuck in time. Did Charlotte have a headache?23 January 2009 - 17:26 | Tags: tv, lost
The Washington Post says:
President Bush will take to the airwaves for the last time at 8 pm tonight, saying in a prepared speech that while he “experienced setbacks” during his tenure, he always acted “in the best interests of the country”.
I think it reads better as:
16 January 2009 - 11:25 | Tags: bush, usa, politics
President Bush will take to the airwaves for the last time at 8 pm tonight, saying in a “prepared” speech that while he experienced “setbacks” during his tenure, he always “acted” in the “best interests” of the “country”.