Monday, November 06, 2006

Random Thoughts #44

--I cannot WAIT for election day to get here. Not because I'm dying to be part of the democratic process, but because I'm so tired of the endless political ads--on TV, on the radio, in my mailbox and countless calls on both my home and office number. And the worst part is, the ads are so trite and blatantly misleading that I don't even bother listening to them. It amazes me that other people do. Wait, do they?

--I went to see Augusten Burrough's "Running with Scissors" Saturday night. It was a solid A- movie, I recommended it. Unfortunately, it's hard to capture Burrough's wit and humor on the screen, but they did a pretty decent job of bringing out the nuances in the characters. Go see it if you get the chance.

--Although it probably wasn't such a great idea, I tried driving this weekend. Turns out, it's not as difficult as I thought. I only went a couple of places (mostly related to food and fake suntans), but I don't think I'll make it a regular practice. It was nice to get out of the house, though, I felt like I had a day pass from my cell. Next step: motorcycle! (kidding).

--There's a show on TLC that is showcasing a young Indian boy with 25 fingers and toes. The interesting thing about it, though, is that they're completely functional and look perfectly normal. Most of the time when you get extra limbs they're sticking out of the side of your head on in the middle of your back. But not this kid--he's typing faster than everyone in his school and the best football player on his team. You have to wonder: The first to evolve?

--So apparently the new James Bond is getting rave reviews for Casino Royale, despite almost categorical rejection from the majority of Bond purists. What I think is so ridiculous about that is that there is really such a thing as a Bond purist. People: It's a m-o-v-i-e. Fiction. James Bond isn't real. Oh, and did everyone see how Out Magazine ran the James Bond theme throughout the entire issue last month? Every article had some relevance to the Bond motif. Kinda cool, if you're a James Bond fan. If not, it sucked.

3 Comments:

At 10:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Told you driving wouldn't be much different, you should try skiing at Snow Creek. Oh yeah, you should watch "Borat" too ...

 
At 7:44 PM, Anonymous MiKell said...

I have never seen a Bond movie. Ever.

The new one is still a hottie though. Especially when he walks out of the water onto the beach.

*drools*

 
At 7:57 AM, Blogger Kevin said...

This new Bond movie looks good -- like a "classic" Bond movie. The newer ones lately have been cheesy and unimpressive. I like the idea of Bond being a little rugged.

 

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