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May the Force be with You

Posted on 2007.12.23 at 12:14
Current Location: 75409
Current Music: Age of Mythology Soundtrack
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  • Took an unscheduled trip to visit the folks Saturday morning even though they're driving out here on Christmas day, and ended up leaving the children there until Tuesday. Bonus. We had a nice visit. I feel like I'm really getting my money's worth when they show up next week, because we've already caught up; we can now do some real visiting with the pleasantries already behind us.

    The house sure is quiet though.


  • One of my favorite quotes in The Three Amigos is the monologue concerning El Guapo, and I required the text for a comment. IMBD however, doesn't re-direct to a list of movies for you to choose which The Three Amigos you want to view details for, no it takes you straight to Carlos Mencia's comedic standup because of the inclusion of the article, "The." I find this unsettling. So I do an actor search - Martin Short, nah - Steve Martin, that should do it. There are thirteen. Art Directors, Production Specialists and the like. I can't find the actor Steve Martin...that's because he's listed as the writer of Shopgirl. Of course he is. Almost no one is familiar with the fact that he also acts.

    Dumbasses.


  • Found A Life Less Ordinary at Fry's for $7.99 and watched it last night. I was sure my wife had seen it. galinda822 let me borrow it when I first arrived in STL, but I thought we all watched it together at her place once. She enjoyed it, so that rocks. Holly Hunter is fantastic.

    Then I finally got around to watching, I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry. Good stuff.


  • When I was in Alabama several years back, we were staying in a million-dollar "log cabin" about a quarter mile away from where our friends lived on the same property. Every morning we'd walk up, and every evening we'd walk back. In between we'd spend time walking around the acreage. Our friends ran an animal rescue, and had several pets of their own as well. I'd never seen cats "walk" with you, but there were about six that walked with us and the dogs wherever we went.

    Daisy "walked" with us today as we took the pug for a walk. That was awesome.


  • schpydurx posted some anti-Semitic material for which I called him on. I mean, I know he has a love-fest for Mel Gibson, but Christ! Reminds me of the They Might Be Giants song:

    This is where the party ends
    I can't stand here listening to you
    And your racist friend.



  • I've been replying, "May the Force be with you." whenever someone wishes me a Merry Christmas, and since we've been out shopping today, that's more than a few opportunities. I thought it was funny and witty.

    My wife hates it.



I think I'll drink Peppermint Martini's to excess this evening.




Comments:


Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-23 22:26 (UTC) (Link)
You're an asshole, you know? Why stop with calling the piece anti-Semitic? Why don't you talk about how it doesn't accurately represent Kwanzaa by Americanizing it? While you're at it, you could also mention the lack of diversity in the chorale. You could also talk about how--since this is the group from Indiana University--as professionally trained musicians they disrespected every song in their medley by not performing the entire song in a reverential manner.



And you say that I'm a bad filmmaker because I don't watch every blockbuster or don't appreciated your popcorn comedies. It's because of ambulatory meat like you that art stays on the bottom and pop-culture rises to the top.



So since you've invalidated everything you've ever said about being a connoisseur of music and film, you might as well admit the only reason that you don't participate in Christmas is that you want attention and are a cheap bastard, most likely the result of brainwashing from some cult.



You are shit just like the next human being. Thanks for playing.
Me
photogoot at 2007-12-23 22:32 (UTC) (Link)
WTF? I had no idea you were a film maker! This is so exciting, seriously do tell what films have you made?
Cat Who Likes OpenBSD
bsdcat at 2007-12-23 23:35 (UTC) (Link)
It didn't seem anti-Semitic to me, honestly... it looked like they were trying to include the common American Jewish experience regarding late December into the medley. One way of looking at it (in my opinion) is "who's the sympathetic character?" The guy so moved to sing that he 'steps out of character' and sings a Chanukah song, or the rest of the buttoned-down chorus who glares at him?

It feels a little weird defending schpydurx, but that bit looked about as anti-Semitic as the rabbi in Robin Hood: Men in Tights.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 00:04 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for coming to my aid, sir.
snapper521 at 2007-12-24 03:01 (UTC) (Link)
Folks/kids: Meh don't whine that the house is quiet. With the kids gone that just leaves time for cuddling with your wife. [A direct quote from my dad; not me]

Movie quote: I am aware that he acts. However my opinion matters naught of late.

My cats tend to follow me everywhere because they know I have food. So we have 8 cats... 3 of which are almost always within close proximity to my hand in the event that I may have something for them to eat... and or may want to pick someone up to stroke his coat. We had 5 kittens if you'll recall. 3 of whom were male. All the male cats we own are always within close proximity of me unless they are hungry and haven't been fed for a day or so.

Your greeting for those who say Merry Christmas: You are an odd duck aren't you? /: ) Good luck with that. And in the words of Dr. Phil "How's that going for you?" [another direct quote from my dad]
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 03:20 (UTC) (Link)
Meh don't whine that the house is quiet.
Oh I wasn't complaining. And your father is correct. Its happened more in the last two days than the last two months.

I am aware that he acts.
Yes, he's an actor. I understand that he also produces, writes, whatever. That's just not what he's known for.

However my opinion matters naught of late.
I wouldn't say your opinion doesn't matter, more to the point that by your own hand your character has come into question far too many times, and when you then propose to dish out advice, well, it goes down like a bucket of cold vomit it what it does. No matter.

My cats tend to follow me everywhere because they know I have food.
As do all the cats I've owned, and I've had quite a few in my lifetime. I'm a cat lover. What I haven't ever seen before or since Alabama, is a cat taking a walk around the neighborhood with you, like a dog, except not on a collar.

You are an odd duck aren't you?
You have no idea. And since you asked, (outside of my wife, of course) its going great! No one knows quite how to respond. They smile with nervousness. Its so freeing to not be bound by the rules of convention.
Melancthe the Woe, So-Called
melancthe at 2007-12-24 05:54 (UTC) (Link)
Why doesn't anyone say "May the Force be with you" to me when I go shopping? Sigh. It would make my day.

Especially if whoever said it was hot. /shallow
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 06:26 (UTC) (Link)
Its terribly entertaining. We're going out again tomorrow!
time3 at 2007-12-24 11:56 (UTC) (Link)
I think I'll drink Peppermint Martini's to excess this evening.

A refreshing alternative to Cool Mint® Listerine ;-)
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-24 13:57 (UTC) (Link)
They turned out even worse than they sound.
snapper521 at 2007-12-24 17:00 (UTC) (Link)

Pre Christmas

*smirk* My father is a wise man... though I don't speak of him often because I prefer to leave him out of the conversations I have with people on here.

It is just so much easier to talk about my mom since I disagree with her more then not.

Steve Martin: Thats what I know him for... *shrug*

Opinions: Yes, they matter naught. :-P Since I haven't been the wisest book on the shelf lately; why in the world should people listen to me? I understand it and frankly appreciate that you haven't turned tail but the point is still the same.

I am not a cat person. At least up until Garfield came along, impregnated Suki and produced Leo was I not. Lio, Cookie and Tigre have changed my entire outlook on cats. Now I suppose you could say I am one... since I am seldom seen without a cat in my arms lately. That also has to do with my being sick, Lio, Cookie and Tigre being such lover cats. If I sit down; one of them are instantly on my lap. Yesterday while watching Meet Joe Black, I had all of the kittens (Lio, Oreo, Cookie, Tigre, and Calli) on my lap. One on my shoulder, one on my stomach, 2 on my legs 1 on my foot. And Princessa and Suki were on the couch and lazy boy. I literally had every house cat we have, in the room with me. And amazingly they were all asleep but Cookie.

Note: Cookie and Oreo are twins (one male on female). [black and white; reverse siamese coloring]
Tigre and Calli are half twins (only difference is their gender and one orange spot on Calli's forehead) [grey tigers]
Lio means trouble in Spanish, and is an orange tiger. Male.
So we have 3 males, 2 females (kittens) and 2 adult females. :-P Yup it's chaos around here.

Odd duck: When I was 12/13, if someone would say something I didn't like... I would say Hump-tee dump-tee! I did it to annoy Tom. It worked but it didn't make him go away.

You aren't the only odd duck. :-)
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2007-12-24 19:55 (UTC) (Link)
Steve Martin acts? Say it isn't so!
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-25 02:26 (UTC) (Link)
And you want to be a filmmaker.
irulan_amy at 2007-12-24 20:52 (UTC) (Link)
The Three Amigos was hilarious!

Like Steve Martin is also an actor, pshaw. =P

So I need to put A Life Less Ordinary on the to-watch or the to-buy list yes? I am making a list of movies I need to buy that I can't seem to find at stores and treating myself on http://www.deepdiscountdvd.com for my birthday next month.

I managed to harness train one of my cats (Zeus the Bengal cat) and he walked really well - until a bug flew by or a blade of grass looked interesting. Thus I ended up carrying him. Really cool that she walks along by herself.

I love the "may the force be with you." Because it's so applicable. I had a crazy craving for Pizza Rolls yesterday; I went to Target to get them because it's closer than the market and they have groceries. I often get mine there. Every. single. space. in the parking lot was taken. I found a spot, walked in, looked at the lines that stretched to the back of the store and walked right back out. You would need to the force to survive that.

Also - lesson learned: When close to Christmas don't go grocery shopping at a place that also sells toys, etc!

I want peppermint martinis. I need to go Google the drink recipe and walk to the liquor store. :)
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2007-12-24 22:27 (UTC) (Link)
Startrek to Enterprise...

Oh, wait...

Your notions of anti-Semitics should meet Adam Sandler.
ehowton
ehowton at 2007-12-25 02:24 (UTC) (Link)
Speaking of...I watched I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry this weekend. Good stuff.
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