Wednesday, July 29, 2009

C Is For Cookie, It's Good Enough For Me

  • The Monologue:
    • Microsoft and Yahoo are joining forces to try to take down Google. The internets are abuzz with word of the impending conflict. We haven't seen nerds this worked up over a battle since Viggo Mortensen was at the gates of Mordor.
    • Kevin Federline has a new reality show and people were shocked when he showed to film having gained a lot of weight. Employees do get McNuggets for free.
    • Tomorrow is the day when Obama is going to sit down with Crowley and Gates to have beers together. It will be a regular Menage Stella Artois.
    • (I wrote that joke earlier today in response to a question by the Post's Chris Cilizza over Twitter about what the meeting should be called. He liked it, broadcast it, and it got re-tweeted by a few people. Hardly viral, but I'm still proud.)
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • Thinking about the top movies by decade and a discussion arose about the 1990s. Let's say you wanted to do a list of the top five movies of the '90s. Saving Private Ryan, Schindler's List, Pulp Fiction, and Shawshank Redemption are no-brainers. Doesn't leave room for much of a good argument.
    • Yeah, they went there.
    • First three episodes of Lost season two today on the rewatch. The Swan orientation video in episode three. They sure did drag out answers on the "Incident".
  • Story of the Day:
    • Decided to eat out tonight and went to Cosi. Next to the registers, they have a mock setup of their s'mores, so you can see what it looks like. The graham crackers and Oreo cookies are real, but they've been sitting out for months. We're standing at the register when all of the sudden the cashier looks to the side and freezes. She leans over to the cashier next to her and says in a low voice, "That woman just took a cookie." My wife and I and the other cashier all gave her a funny look. "That woman just took one of the Oreos, she has it in her pocket. Go tell her she shouldn't eat it. It's been sitting there for months." The other cashier didn't want to do it, because the woman was obviously hiding that she stole it. So we stared, until the woman, with her back to us, very quickly put her hand in her pocket, broke off a piece of month-old cookie, and popped it in her mouth. That's when the laughter began. To be fair, none of us ever laughed loudly enough to alert or embarass the woman, but we sure as hell laughed hard.


angie said...

I'm sure I will be ridiculed, but I hated Pulp Fiction.

Haven't seen Saving Private Ryan, but the other two were fantastic.

Josh said...

Your right to not like it, and I'd be concerned that you haven't seen Saving Private Ryan, but I know it's a lost cause. :)

The thing that blows my mind about those four films is that only one of them (Schindler's List) won Best Picture. Saving Private Ryan lost to Shakespeare in Love and both Pulp Fiction and Shawshank Redemption lost to Forrest Gump.

angie said...

Eh, I'm not that surprised. Not saying that they didn't deserve to win (well, except PF ;-), but I'm not surprised they didn't. The Academy often chooses movies I never would have know, like No Country For Old Men! Or to be less taunting-you, Titanic. Really? Titanic?

So, what's your fifth movie of that decade?

Josh said...

Titanic. Just kidding.

Probably one of (depending on my mood) The Lion King, The Usual Suspects, The Sixth Sense, or Clerks. Probably The Lion King.

angie said...

I think I too often think of things in terms of what I know/like, but no A Few Good Men anywhere?


Josh said...

Wow... I totally slept on that. That's #5. That may be as high as top 5 all-time for me.

It's the problem with movie lists, there are so darn many that you can easily miss something if you're not looking right at it.