Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Which way did she go?

I can't imagine that anyone reads this with any regularity, but if you happen upon it and are wondering why this jo! character never updates, perhaps you should go and check out...


That's my travel blog while I have grand adventures down Australia way. Check it out! Hope you like it!

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Super Fun Movie Meme

*I know I suck and never update this. I promise that will change, probably around the time I move to Australia in a couple of months. More on that later. Anyway, I came across this meme and simply couldn't say no. I love movies, especially quoting them. Have fun!

1. Pick 15 of your favorite movies.
2. Go to IMDb and find a quote from each movie.
3. Post them here for everyone to guess.
4. Strike it out when someone guesses correctly, and put who guessed it and the movie.
5. No Googling/using IMDb search functions.

1. Every time they run, we take a shot!

2. There's nothing on him 'til '46, when he was picked up in El Paso, Texas, for trying to smuggle a truckload of rich white Americans across the border into Mexico to pick melons.

3. Christmas is not "clothing optional" this year - we have a guest.

4. He's teaching me to change my instincts... or at least ignore them.

5. We didn't need dialogue. We had faces!

6. Dammit, Franklin, I have better things to do than stand around listening to you quote yourself!

7. Put me in your pocket, Mike.

8. As long as there's, you know, sex and drugs, I can do without the rock and roll.

9. Oh. Where you going?... Oh, you men are all alike. Seven or eight quick ones and then you're out with the boys to boast and brag. YOU BETTER KEEP YOUR MOUTH SHUT. Oh... I think I love him.

10. Strong men also cry... strong men also cry.

11. He really is in love with himself. I thought it was just a summer thing.

12. What are you afraid of, a fate worse than death?
~No, just death. Isn't that enough?

13. Let me break it down like a fraction.

14. You a Yankees fan?
~No, Baltimore.
Baltimore? That's like being hit in the head with a crow bar once a day.

15. Water polo? Isn't that terribly dangerous?
~I'll say! I had two ponies drowned under me.

Friday, March 14, 2008

I Meant What I Said and I Said What I Meant

I am an avid movie watcher. This should not be news.

Furthering my status as movie nerd, I also have a favorite movie critic. I will do anything A.O. Scott tells me to. He would probably be weirded out by how much I bring his opinions up at the dinner table.

So this morning, reading the New York Times in my office, I glanced at the one sentence teaser of his review for Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who:

"What distinguishes “Horton Hears a Who!” from the other recent Dr. Seuss film adaptations is that it is not one of the worst movies ever made."
This guy gets it.
You can read the rest of the review here.

Saturday, February 16, 2008

Bad jokes, Lord! I love 'em!

I have a Groundskeeper Willie figurine on my desk. I got it about 9 years ago at a Burger King in a kids meal. (This was long before I started boycotting them for being such jack-holes to migrant workers-- bastards.) Anyway, he's dressed as the grim reaper, but he is holding a broom in a menacing pose, as janitors are wont to do. He actaully came on a little stand that has since been lost (Damn you, Chronic Messy Desk Disorder!), but it was probably the funniest thing I ever owned.

It was a tomb stone, and on one side it said:

The Grim Sweeper

and on the other:

Prepare to meet thy broom!