Saturday, August 30, 2008

John McCain proves he has a sense of humor!

Did you hear the one about the Vice Presidential candidate? Oh man, I thought McCain was old, and completely out of touch, but instead here he is totally punking the entire country. He had the balls to get on national TV and pull off the best practical joke I've seen in years! He actually acted like he picked a former beauty queen with a BS from the University of Idaho in journalism to potentially run the country! Oh man, that's rich! That's less education and foreign policy experience than I have! It's so funny because the Democrats are now tripping over each other to dis this Mary-Anne look alike as if McCain would really pick someone with an active misconduct investigation against her to be his running mate. As if that's not enough, he hilariously said Sarah would pick up Hillary supporters, although she is anti-abortion, anti-conservation, and is literally married to someone in the oil industry. That's high satire! Oh, the irony is funnier than Arrested Development and How I Met Your Mother combined!

You got us John, and it's a good one. Funny stuff. Now who's really your VP pick? No, seriously, quit playing around. Who are you really picking? John? JOHN???!!!

Oh Shit.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Batman's Smart.

Comic geeks like me can laugh at this picture.

Grammar geeks like me can debate the meaning of this post's title.

Geeky, squared.

Friday, August 08, 2008

One stone, and a few birds.

I am currently living in an area of the country where this ad is running and I love it and want to share. I also wanted to teach myself how to embed video here (seems simple enough) so I am meeting both goals and putting it here.

Before anyone gets all concerned no birds were harmed making this video. (Swear to God, saw someone else's blog about how cruel this ad was. I suppose I shouldn't criticize-- special effects have only existed for what? Sixty years? That blogger may not be aware it's possible... Trying not to be negative, but sometimes my fellow humans need clues.) Hope you dig it.

Sunday, August 03, 2008

I can't review this film.

So, I had every intention of pouring my adoration and praise on this film, this thing we call "The Dark Knight." So, I looked around to see what others were saying, see how the buzz was. I watched the box office. I was all ready to give my honest efforts to convince people what an incredible film this is, and get them to go give it a shot.

I guess I don't have to.

Look at the other movies I give lip service to here-- "Hancock," "Superman Returns;" these are movies I don't think got a fair shake and needed to be relooked. It seems obvious the remarkable piece of film Chris Nolan has given us has found its audience, and it really doesn't need me to help.

I was looking forward to pointing out the sublime intensity Heath Ledger brought to the Joker, to the point that you never look at the screen and say "oh look, it's Heath Ledger" but rather "oh God, it's the Joker." But a thousand other reviews have already done this. I want to talk about how this movie is a marvelous crime film that could just as easily have names like "Coppola" or "Scorsese" attached; that's been done as well.

As far as my reaction to the film, you can pretty much read Jett's review at Batman On Film here. He pretty well sums up how I felt after the film as well.

And, for once, a truly fine film is actually making the money it deserves. Now, I suppose my only hope is the overwrought, over-produced, over-long "Titanic" gets deposed as highest grossing film.

So, I am not really going to talk about "The Dark Knight." Leave the kids at home and go see it. It's the Batman movie I have been waiting for since Denny O'Neil (or back when Frank Miller still got it).

Wait! I do have a complaint. The movie makes "Batman Begins" seem old-fashioned. I really liked that movie...

Will there be a third? Will the Dark Knight Return? If he does I hope he brings at least one of these guys with him.

I do wish he could bring this guy.