November 14th, 2005
|11:43 am - Mechaweekend Updatezilla|
Y'know how I keep saying that I'll be brief, and then I completely fail to do so? I'm getting a little better:
Friday: I went over to fuzzyinthehead and agaysexicon's apartment to watch lousy movies. nocturne152, koriandrkitten, and tmbgfan1234 were already there, and bluntobject and Collin's brother Gavin showed up later. It was a fun evening but not much movie watching got done because they were, as stated above, (mostly) lousy movies.
Saturday: Ellen and I got together during the day and hung out for awhile before she had to go to work. We decided to watch The Nightmare Before Christmas which she honestly had never seen (before you ridicule Ellen, keep in mind that I still haven't bothered with either of the Kill Bill films*, The Shawshank Redemption**, or any of the Naked Gun movies†). She's exhibiting the classic symptoms of somebody who's just seen Nightmare for the first time (enjoyed it, wishes she'd seen it years ago, etc.).
Saturday evening was spent at a coworker's wedding reception at the VFW here on the east side of town (as I mentioned a couple of weeks ago). Lotsa people were there and if you worked with me I might discuss the party in more depth, but it's not like you know any of these people... Mostly worth mentioning is that after the AEG's husband brought a pitcher of beer over to the table, my boss's 14-year-old son kept sneaking it into his Pepsi when she wasn't looking. She knew he was doing it, and it didn't make her happy. Of course, most of the rest of the table had started drinking long before the actual reception, so they all thought it was hilarious. There was a live band called the Leading Zeroes, and I was the only person at the table who knew what their name meant. They were reasonably good, leaning a little too heavily to country, but there were enough Green Day, Zepplin, and Melissa Etheridge covers to balance things out. I suspect they could do some good Sheryl Crow covers, too.
After the reception I went to hippieprincess1's house where she'd held another Existo party with her boyfriend. All of the usual suspects were there, of course. We played Apples to Apples which I didn't do very well at because I like to play funny cards, ironic ones, or total non-sequiturs ("sexy" = "beets"), but appropriate trumps funny with most of this particular group. Meh. It's not a game you play to win, anyway. I had arrived in the middle of the game, so I only played a couple of rounds, after which we watched Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.
Sunday: My sister and I went to our parents' house. She did her laundry and we discussed Thanksgiving plans. Later I went to evil_jim's place and helped him record some incredibly amusing material for his upcoming website. We also watched some of the documentary which came with the recent special edition box set release of Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds. I swear, I do more with my weekends than sit in front of the TV with friends, it's just that that's how it comes out on my journal.
I'm not sure what exactly I'm doing tonight, but I don't feel like I've had any appreciable amount of personal leisure time for several days, so I'm going to take advantage of the fact that I have no plans.
* Because I need to be in a special mood to watch Quentin Tarantino, and an even specialer mood to appreciate martial arts films. The two don't intersect often.
** Because I gave up after having this conversation with you (or someone like you) several times:
You: See anything in my DVD collection that you'd like to watch?† Because I don't actively hate myself.
Me: Um... I've never seen The Shawshank Redemption, but everybody says I should.
Me: Okay then.
You: I'm not really in the mood. How 'bout The Fifth Element?
Current Mood: working
Current Music: John Linnell -- Maine
I love not having any plans :)
Caleb was at the Saturday showing of Existo? And Tick? They were gone before I got there and I got there before you did :) Haha, I'm funny.
Okay, not really.
Caleb showed up later, and I don't know where you're getting The Tick from... He's not linked anywhere in there.
Colin, you asshole! You changed it! You should be drug out into the street and hit with a hammer!
Okay, yeah. That's where I got Tick from. You and your sense of humor amaze me sometimes...
I could change it back... I figured after I posted that comment that it would make more sense if I moved the links around a little bit. Oh, well.
'course now Tom only gets the smallest link.
Yer funny and amuse me greatly :)
|Date:||November 14th, 2005 06:38 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Oh, and...
Part of the reason I haven't seen Kill Bill yet is my disgust with the DVD releases -- I remember reading about how, counting separate releases of both parts, it's coming out on DVD six times. That annoys me. It's rarely worth my money to buy the special edition for the extra features (not that there aren't exceptions), but dammit, releasing the film on DVD and then holding off on the special edition just so that the same people will buy it twice pisses me off.
As to the Naked Gun movies: I just never got around to it, and finally a couple of years ago I decided that the only Zucker Brothers movies I really like are The Kentucky Fried Movie, Airplane!, and Top Secret! (which is my favorite of the three). I'm open to sitting through their later work, but it's not a priority.
|Date:||November 14th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Oh, and...
I recommend Police Squad! It's where all the jokes in Naked Gun came from in the first place and they're funnier the first time around, even if they didn't have as much of a budget. Oh, and I do have them on VHS.
|Date:||November 15th, 2005 05:17 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Oh, and...
This is not the first time somebody's told me I should check out Police Squad! (in fact, it's the third), so it's probably worth my time. For reference, the first time Police Squad! was recommended to me was by you, and the second was by Ellen. I wouldn't say that either of you have my tastes pegged, but if anybody could make a good guess, it would be the both of you.
|Date:||November 15th, 2005 06:40 am (UTC)|| |
Re: Oh, and...
Combined Ellen & I form the Ultimate Unstoppable Super Power!! Someday we will combine our vast resources & pick out the perfect Kwanzaa gift for you!
Attack of the Killer Tomatoes was so bad, I'm gonna have to purchase it and inflict it on other unsuspecting friends.
|Date:||November 15th, 2005 05:04 am (UTC)|| |
Now hold on a sec, that's a fine, fine film...
You kids and your slang... "Bad" means "good," right? Like Michael Jackson?
|Date:||November 15th, 2005 08:25 pm (UTC)|| |
Re: Now hold on a sec, that's a fine, fine film...
I did say I was going to have to invest it a copy.
|Date:||November 15th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)|| |
I'm 'the'? Kevin Spacey good. Links funny. That conversation sounds exactly like Keith though. I agree with the disgust at the dvd release for Kill Bill, but if you see it, let me know what you thought.
|Date:||November 15th, 2005 01:04 am (UTC)|| |
I'm "there"...it's not much better. Why couldn't we be "suspects" or something good?
Oh, fine, I promise I'll pick a better sentence next time.
Actually, Keith wasn't the one I had that exact conversation with, but he did give me basically the same "see it but not tonight" speech. I'll let you know what I think of Kill Bill, I just don't know when...
Hopefully even though the movies were god awful, you enjoyed yourself.