Friday, January 15, 2010

Lookin' Like A Fool

  • Coming Up:
    • Going away for the weekend. May have computer access, may not. I'll watch my bad movie (it's going to star Vin Diesel, yippee!) on Monday. In the meantime, don't forget to mark tomorrow, the one-year anniversary of the plane landing in the Hudson. Don't forget to applaud Sully for doing his job and ignore all of the people who save lives every day and those who are working in Haiti right now in horrific conditions.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • I guess that yesterday I neglected Pat Robertson's assertion that Haiti deserved what it got because of their pact with the devil before the slave rebellion and Rush Limbaugh's assertion that you shouldn't give money to Haiti because the Federal Government already does. Both despicable, neither surprising.
    • I watched Rob Zombie's remake of Halloween this morning. In John Carpenter's original, the killer is just an unstoppable, unthinking force of evil. Carpenter did a lot of character development with the victims so that you care when they get killed. Zombie made it more of an origin story with character development about the killer, but not the victims. It made the first half of the movie surprisingly good (I had low expectations) and the second half, with the killing, pretty boring.
    • I was looking at Halloween on IMDB and found a weird anomaly that turned into horror. In Carpenter's film, the killer is played by Nick Castle. Nick Castle went on to direct The Last Starfighter. Coincidentally, Lance Guest, who starred in that movie, made his feature film debut in Halloween II, though Castle did not play Michael Myers in that one. Continuing to search, I found this. Say what? A Last Starfighter sequel? Twenty-six years after the original came out? What the what?
    • There were two new episodes of 30 Rock tonight. The second one was just okay, but the first was pretty good, with no better moment than the realization that Liz Lemon was about to have a threesome with James Franco and a body pillow that had an anime character drawn on it.
    • Jack Black guested on Community and, while the episode was funny, it was not as funny as it could have been. Except for the first few minutes, when they showed clips from old episodes with Jack Back badly spliced in to make it look like he was there the whole time. That had me rolling.
  • Random Music Video:
    • If you missed the first two episodes of American Idol, you only need to see one two-minute clip. Here is the remarkable story of General Larry Pratt, a civil rights hero and community activist who actually had a day named in his honor in Atlanta. And here is the topic that's been one of the most tweeted about over the last 24 hours, even as much as Haiti or Conan. It is, of course, "Pants On The Ground".


Betsy said...
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Betsy said...

I dunno, the pact with the devil still took me by surprise. Insane!