Saturday, October 08, 2005


768) Remember Me, My Love. Could easily have been titled Italian Beauty. Monica Belluci, as always, was astoundingly beautiful (behind only Sela Ward in my esteem), and at first I was a little disatisfied at the end, but thinking back on it now it doesn't seem like everything wrapped up neatly out of the blue like I first thought, but that everyone had just finally gotten over the delusions and insecurities causing the problems again and are back to their routine. Having the husband call Monica and want to start the affair up again was a nice (though ultimately depressing) touch, and showed the family hadn't really resolved anything, but had remembered that they are a family and what was tearing them apart wasn't as important as they thought.

769) Buffalo Soldiers. There was some controversy when this came out because the movie portrayed US troops as nothing but thieves and junkies, but the real controversy should have been over why a movie this suck ass terrible got made at all.

770) Con Air. Another one that most people can't believe I've never seen.

771) Into the Blue. Dear Jessica, You've won my heart. Love, Todd. P.S. Plus any other parts you might want.

771 down, 229 to go.

- and the inevitable slide begins...

Friday, October 07, 2005


766) Platoon. Of the many directors that I can't stand there are only two that I actually wish physical harm; Oliver Stone and Mr. David "I'm on TV" Lynch. Both are neck and neck in the "Which One Does Todd Hate More?" derby, but Lynch just pulled ahead. The only thing keeping him from being a clear winner is Twin Peaks, cause I liked it. Not sure why. Thinking back on it now, it was kind of stupid. But I got into it and that's that. Oliver Stone had Any Given Sunday to keep me from claiming him as my most mortal of enemies, and now he has Platoon too. So congratulations Mr. David "I'm on TV" Lynch. I seriously doubt you'll ever come up with anything else redeeming, douche bag.

767) Waiting. I'm tempted to say it's like Office Space for restaurants, but the humor is more in line with the Van Wilders and Road Trips of the world. Still, funny is funny.

767 down, 233 to go.

- What are they teaching kids in school these days? The theater had one of those big banners up for Walk the Line and when we were headed in to see Waiting this couple walked by and the girl said "Oh, I love Reese Witherspoon!" and the guy was like "what's that movie about?" and she was like "I don't know, some singer or something" and he was like "Oh yeah, I heard about that, I think my dad likes him" and she was all "Who is it?" and he's like "I don't know, some country singer. It will probably suck." And the whole time I was so ready to scream "JOHNNY CASH! IT'S ABOUT JOHNNY CASH! JOHNNY CASH WHO IS GREATER THAN TEN THOUSAND OF YOU!" and maybe even hit him. I hate teenagers.

- Charity got set up with an Auburn guy recently (I was dead set against it, but what can you do?) and she didn't really like him but went out with him again last night just to give him another shot. Turns out the dude's a total loser. She said he kept talking about playing football at Auburn which, first off, the girl doesn't give a crap about football and she'll tell you that in a heartbeat if you start in on it. Second, and this is the best part, she found out he was only the holder. Even better, he wasn't even the first string holder! Okay, the best part is actually that he still lives with his parents. I tried to warn her...

He's got Bette Davis eyes...

SEC secondaries beware, not only does Brodie have a cannon for an arm, he can shoot fire from his eyes!

Thursday, October 06, 2005


765) Raise Your Voice. This is normally where I'd say "Can't get enough of that Hillary Duff", but it would seem that I have, at long last, had enough.

765 down, 235 to go.

- At one point during the Ga. Tech/NC State game, Herbstreit actually uttered the phrase "You'd think the diminutive Johnson would be at a disadvantage." I laugh because I'm 12.

When the routine bites hard...

...and ambitions are low...

- Why is Bama off this weekend? I need Tide football!

- Robin's in town so she's coming over in a little while to watch The OC. I need to be watching movies but I just can't bring myself to right now.

- My head is freaking killing me. All week long with the headaches...

- I've been listening to Joy Division a lot lately for some reason. I used to HATE them, but I was visiting Robin in Atlanta while 24 Hour Party People was still in the theaters and she wanted to go see it and told me it was like a history of rave culture in England so I thought it was going to be a documentary and was like "sure, whatever" cause I secretly like techno and dance music even though the thought of me dancing would be enough to kill anyone who knows me with laughter. Anyway, once it got started and Joy Division came in I was pissed cause, like I said, I HATED them, but the movie was so good that I kind of looked past it and bought it on DVD and now I'm actually into them after having seen it several times. Curse the British New Wave!

- Can you really put "Hummer" and "Pole" in the same headline?

- I'm not Catholic and don't ever really intend to be, but I think I'm going to run for Pope. I hear he gets all kinds of free stuff.

Update: Turns out there is no OC tonight. I hate baseball.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


763) Crash. I get that it's supposed to be twisted and shocking, but it was laughably so and then, after about 30 minutes, it was just boring and stupid. HATE.

764) The Battle of Rogue River. I've gotten to where I don't like cavalry pictures anymore. I'm more of a gunslingers and sheriffs kind of guy. Still, a western is a western.

764 down, 236 to go.

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Tuesday, October 04, 2005

What is the difference between a litter of puppies and Auburn fans?

The puppies stop whining after 6 weeks.

Our UPS driver is still referring to Auburn as "The People's Champions" and claiming that the Golfer's Digest poll is some sort of mark of legitimacy. Auburn fans of the world, STFU.


762) Paycheck. Not as bad as everyone thought, if only for the performances of the supporting cast. Affleck was lame/terrible and I can't stand Uma Thurman, but the rest of the cast was good and the action was fun to watch (it is a John Woo picture after all). Not really that good, but not awful either. So whatever.

762 down, 238 to go.

- "Dear Netflix, welcome to dumpsville, population you." Netflix was supposed to send me The Honeymoon Killers but instead I got Below, which I have already seen this year! They are back to their old frustrating tricks with the sending of wrong discs, waiting an extra day to ship, etc. and I think after this month they'll be dumped again. I mostly signed back up to get all the Hitchcock movies and more obscure stuff that they don't have at Blockbuster anyway and I've done that.

If you're going to San Fransisco...

You'll find free wireless internet because that's a fundamental human right!

Best part?

The mayor said he had no exact figures on how much it would cost to build a wireless umbrella to cover the entire city, but cited general estimates that have ranged from $8 million to $16 million for antennas and other gear.

"My intent is to have the taxpayers pay little or nothing," Newsom said of the municipal wireless project.

Phew! I was a little worried there when I saw that politician didn't know how much something was going to cost cause that's ALWAYS trouble, but then I felt better when I found out he didn't intend for the taxpayers to pay for it (well, mabye a little). Countdown til the first objector is branded a racist on the grounds that he hates minorities and doesn't want them on the internet beeegggiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnssss.......NOW!

Monday, October 03, 2005


760) The 6th Day. Nacho flavored bananas, cloned pets, virtual girlfriends, THE XFL...I can't wait for the future!

761) How to Stuff a Wild Bikini. Kooky mixed up fun, and a serious contender for title of the year. So I used to watch Back to the Beach a lot when I was a kid and my mom thought it was hysterical that I was watching Frankie and Annette and I had no idea who they were, I just knew that Gilligan was the bartender (and then I'd watch it later on in life and realize I was also witnessingg Dick Dale and SRV play together and Fishbone backing Annette on Jamaican Ska. Weird.) and that I thought it was hilarious. Unless you count Horror of Party Beach, that was the only real beach party movie I've ever seen until today, but now I can say Frankie and Annette are legit hilarious. Seriously, I was laughing the whole time, not because it's witty and clever or anything, but it's just so goofy you can't help but like it.

761 down, 239 to go.

Sunday, October 02, 2005

I thought Mike Judge was the voice of Boomhauer...

- Check out this video of Urban Meyer going into the half. Sounds an awful lot like a beloved Fox character to me. (found via Clay's Bama Page)

- I've added Clay to the links because you have to love a guy who posts a screen cap of Coach Fran losing to OU 77-0 and then refers to him as "man tits."


756) City by the Sea. There were about ten too many subplots going in this so it felt incomplete at the end. It would have made an excellent TV series like The Wire or Boomtown though since there was a lot of potential with the characters and their stories. Oh well.

757) The Serpent and the Rainbow. This is supposed to be based on a true story but I don't know how much of it was poetic license and how much actually happened. Either way, Voodoo is messed up man.

758) Necronomicon: Book of the Dead. Maybe if they took the budget and resources used to make three short stories into three short films with a lame-o "Lovecraft snuck into a monk's library and got his stories straight from the Necronomicon AND killed a monster" thread tying them together and made just one of them into a feature length film it would have been good. As it is, weak.

759) Pieces of April. Patricia Clarkson earned that emmy nomination. Funny characters and scripting, sweet and poignant ending. I really liked it.

759 down, 241 to go.

- Bama is back in the top ten after their drubbing of Florida yesterday and the world is starting to make sense again. I'm not entirely sure how they are still behind a 3-1 Tennessee team in the Coaches poll but give it three weeks and they'll see the error of their ways. Looking at those rankings, I can easily see four teams going undefeated again this year. I still think Notre Dame will upset USC but that's a long shot, Va. Tech could finish the rest of their schedule with only Miami to stop them in the regular season (which is doubtful since they own the 'Canes these days) and probably FSU in the ACC championship game, Texas could realize Mack Brown is their coach any day now but pinning your hopes on OU, Texas Tech and A&M are risky propositions at best, and even though Florida State got off to a shaky start and still has to beat Florida they could make it to the ACC championship game undefeated and possibly pull out a win over (I'm assuming) Va. Tech. So that leaves the very real possibility of USC, Texas, Bama, and Va. Tech ending their seasons undefeated and the same mess we were in last year with Bama being the low man on the totem pole and whipping hell out of whoever wins the Big East when the final rankings come out. Damn it!

- Note to self: Cancel moving to Seattle plan.