Thursday, November 4, 2010

Once I Blog This, It's Out There Forever. I Get It.

  • The Monologue:
    • Former Dallas offensive lineman Nate Newton has lost 175 pounds. This marks the second time he's lost this much as he once lost 213 pounds. Of marijuana from his van.
    • George Bush said that the aftermath of Katrina -- specifically what Kanye West said about him -- was the low point of his presidency. Similarly, lots and lots of people thought the aftermath of Katrina was the low point of their lives.
    • A United Nations study shows that Norway is the happiest country in the world and Zimbabwe the least so. In Zimbabwe, the per capita income is 176 dollars. On the good side, there's not much food to spend that on.
  • Random Pop Culture:
    • With a rare (as in once in the last three months) night to myself, I went to see The Social Network. It is overall a pretty good movie, visually stunning at times. There are flashes of true brilliance in Sorkin's script, but there are also some really confounding moments of preachy dialogue. Really preachy. Definitely worth seeing, but not the masterpiece I thought it might be. It's a clear third among movies this year after, in some order, Toy Story 3 and Inception.
    • I already have a front-runner for Christmas movie this year (assuming I get to a movie on Christmas). True Grit (trailer here) is going to be awesome.
    • I thought Community tonight was really, really good. They don't all have to be big productions like last week's zombie episode.
  • Random Music Video:
    • This popped up on Pandora as coming from Del Amitri's "Greatest Hits" album. Which is a single? And isn't this video a little creepy, since it seems it's possible that they are all flirting with their erstwhile mothers? Anyway, 132 seconds of perfection.

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