Tag Archives: deep thoughts

I need to start writing these prophecies down

Last year, when I wrote a blog post reacting to Sarah Palin’s nomination as a VP candidate, I almost included a lame joke about how Palin would be great at foreign affairs, since Alaska is right across the water from Russia. … Continue reading

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MJ and the Cruisers

Via cherylmmorgan, The Pagan Prattle is tracking developing conspiracy theories that (a) Michael Jackson was murdered, and (b) he’s not really dead. The latter possibility already occurred to me over breakfast this morning, not as serious speculation but as possible … Continue reading

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Simulating a low-gravity environment on film

Yesterday’s New York Times had a Dave Itzkoff piece talking up Moon, the new SF film by Duncan Jones (aka Zowie Bowie) and starring Sam Rockwell and Kevin Spacey. The movie sounds interesting, and I look forward to seeing it. … Continue reading

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So I’m halfway through Underworld: Rise of the Lycans…

…in which Rhona Mitra takes over for Kate Beckinsale in the ass-kicking vampire chick role, and it occurs to me, “Rhona” has the same number of syllables as “Lola,” and “vampire” has the same number of syllables as “showgirl,” so if … Continue reading

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Live Free or Die Hard: action movie tip of the day

When someone’s firing armor-piercing bullets into your car from above, screaming “Get down! Get down!” to your passengers actually doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. (Driving over a fire hydrant in order to take out an airborne sniper with … Continue reading

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“It’s ______ to me.”

Via jaylake, a Map of Incomprehension: “When an English speaker doesn’t understand a word of what someone says, he or she states that it’s ‘Greek to me’. When a Hebrew speaker encounters this difficulty, it ‘sounds like Chinese’.” And so … Continue reading

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My takeaway from last night’s Battlestar Galactica episode

Man, that scene where Edward James Olmos was brushing his teeth was some of the most dramatic tooth-brushing I’ve ever seen in a science-fiction series.

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And on a personal, authorial note…

I love the fact that he stumbled a bit during the oath of office. Next time I screw up during introductory remarks at a reading, I’m going to remember that, and how it doesn’t have to detract from the main … Continue reading

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My brilliant idea for the next Battlestar Galactica remake

I think the characters should say “fuck” instead of “frak.” Also, I think the producers should map out the main story arc in advance, so that the surprise plot twists MAKE FUCKING SENSE.

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It’s Election Day

Go vote.

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