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Posted on 2006.05.23 at 22:50
Current Location: 63114
Current Music: MI:3 score; X-Men: The Last Stand score
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I go to Target on Tuesday's. I hate Target. Anyway, so I catch every green light there, it's fantastic. Last light I hit is red. I move into the right-turn only behind a semi. He turns right. I watch in amazement how they always manage to clear the obstacles. Then, he doesn't! He runs into a telephone pole! I watch nervously as it sways. I already have the car in reverse. Amazingly, HE DOESN'T STOP! He starts tearing the forward rear axle OFF THE TRUCK! Then - BAM! the tire explodes and I jump in my seat. I've already checked behind me and I'm moving backwards...

As I was leaving I snapped these, as he had pulled his truck in the Target parking lot...








Picked up the following soundtracks today:


Mission: Impossible 3
X-Men: The Last Stand
The Da Vinci Code
Kill Bill Vols. 1&2 (Enhanced)
Lost score




Batman
Congratulations! You scored a super 75%!
Cool, calm and powerful. Whilst your actual super abilities may not be anything too dazzling, you have earnt the respect of both friends and enemies in response to your amazing fighting skills, strategic combat and experience.

Luckily you have access to the greens which can fund all your majorly cool gadgets, vehicles and weapons! Also, you're reluctant but still accepting to the idea of having a teammate/side-kick, which just makes everything a whole lotta fun, doesn't it now!

On the down side, you've probably suffered some sort of trauma at a young age (that's why we don't talk to the old man near the swings, kids).
Similar to the Wolverine, your past is a base for your current motivation, undertaking some kind of personal vow in search of justice.

All in all though, you're one tough nut. There's not a lot of people who have the minerals to go up against you, and you're experienced enough not to get cocky and let the little things like never finding happiness get you down!



My test tracked 1 variable How you compared to other people your age and gender:
free online datingfree online dating
You scored higher than 90% on Heropoints
Link: The Which SUPER HERO are you Test written by crayzee69 on Ok Cupid, home of the 32-Type Dating Test



And finally - the new BSG comic preview artwork:


Comments:


CeltManX, Devlin O' Coileáin
celtmanx at 2006-05-24 07:37 (UTC) (Link)
Wow what a moron!!!! I bet that truck driver used to be a cab driver.
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2006-05-24 18:29 (UTC) (Link)
Mission: Impossible 3
Decent but ultimately very utilitarian music. Works gangbusters in the film, though.

X-Men: The Last Stand
Holy #&@$* style awesome, and I'm usually pretty indifferent to John Powell.

The Da Vinci Code
Dunno. A Hans Zimmer score to a Ron Howard film. Not my cup of tea.

Kill Bill Vols. 1&2 (Enhanced)
These are awesome on many different levels. The theme from Twisted Nerve finally gets a legit release!

Lost score
I'm curious as to what this sounds like.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-24 18:57 (UTC) (Link)
Mission: Impossible 3
Decent but ultimately very utilitarian music. Works gangbusters in the film, though.

Haven't seen the movie yet - hopefully that will liven up the score for me. Was hoping for more of that Michael Giacchino sound - could pick it out only every now and again. Good soundtrack to use as background.

X-Men: The Last Stand
Holy #&@$* style awesome, and I'm usually pretty indifferent to John Powell

I think that I'm the only person on the planet that hasn't been entirely blown away by this score on the first listen. That's ok, I'm patient, and I usually do require multiple back-to-back listenings before I get completely absorbed in it. Have only listened to it twice so far.

The Da Vinci Code
Dunno. A Hans Zimmer score to a Ron Howard film. Not my cup of tea.

Haven't heard this one yet. Hans Zimmer has done some OUTSTANDING scores, and some really, REALLY lame ones. My absolutely favorite Ron Howard film score, is A Beautiful Mind.


Kill Bill Vols. 1&2 (Enhanced)
These are awesome on many different levels. The theme from Twisted Nerve finally gets a legit release!

Loved Vol 1, hoping this set is more of the same.

Lost score
I'm curious as to what this sounds like.

Haven't had a chance to listen to this one yet, either, I'm sure I'll post something when I have them all under my belt. I've been told my several people that the score is the number one reason they watch the show? Wow. I had to experience this - another Michael Giacchino production. I can't wait!
Joshua Gizelt
swashbuckler332 at 2006-05-24 19:15 (UTC) (Link)
Haven't heard this one yet. Hans Zimmer has done some OUTSTANDING scores, and some really, REALLY lame ones. My absolutely favorite Ron Howard film score, is A Beautiful Mind.

I loathe Hans Zimmer. I feel that his generic approach would be bad enough on its own, but the fact that he has legions of those Media Ventures/Remote Control sycophants perpetuating what is essentially the same approach for every film they do is detrimental to film music as both a craft and as an art form. The lack of any sort of substance or challenge to the listener has made filmmakers extremely complacent when it comes to scores for their films, and so we now see real talented composers having excellent scores rejected in favor of the same boring crap we've heard in six other movies this year. Pirates of the Carribean, anybody?

Although I must admit that I like Paperhouse.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-24 19:29 (UTC) (Link)
Yes, wasn't Klaus Badelt a student of his? *groan* When I mention his EXCELLENT scores, I was thinking of one in particular, Gladiator and I can qualify that one: As a lover of musicals, classical, and opera - I found his plagiarism of Wagner's Ring Cycle enjoyable. Noble, no. But Wagner's dead, so I'll take what I can get!
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-24 19:42 (UTC) (Link)
Zimmer's got some great work. Didn't really care for Gladiator, though.

I like Hannibal, Matchstick Men, Black Hawk Down, The Weather Man. Da Vinci Code was good to. I hope you didn't buy it, because I had been meaning to ask you if you wanted me to upload it.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-24 20:01 (UTC) (Link)
got a good convo going here.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-24 20:39 (UTC) (Link)
Thank you for your insight.
Tomas Gallucci
schpydurx at 2006-05-24 19:39 (UTC) (Link)
61% Batman.
drax0r
drax0r at 2006-05-26 05:50 (UTC) (Link)

Nice to know road stupidity happens in other places than DFW.


That BSG comic looks pretty awesome. I'll need to be reading those ASAP.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-26 16:35 (UTC) (Link)
galinda822 has just informed me of the route to the location in which to pre-order the first issue...I'm all over it.
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-05-27 01:01 (UTC) (Link)
Wow, that's not something that happens every day. Talking about driving, though, my (and my sister's- we share) car died today. I'll try to update about that tonight some time when I get the chance.
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-27 01:26 (UTC) (Link)
Sorry dude, that's never fun. What are you going to do?
Penguin Puppetmaster
oxy_irony at 2006-05-27 01:40 (UTC) (Link)
We're talking about our options. We're going to see if we can reboot the engine or anything (we're not sure why it died so suddenly), first. If we can't, we may have to get two new beater cars (we had to get another one, anyway, since my sister needed a car, and my parents agreed it wouldn't be fair to have given the car to my sister, who had ALWAYS had a car to drive at my age, and not to let me have a car).

I find it rather amusing, but, at the same time, kind of depressing- the Ford (the beater car that died) was my first and only car so far. Then again, I've only had my lisence about 2 months or so... I had my permit for 9 months before that, because I was too lazy to set up my driving test until my birthday...
ehowton
ehowton at 2006-05-27 01:44 (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure you're talking about rebuilding the engine. I prudent measure, but almost the price of a good used car once you look at labor and wear and tear on the rest of the vehicle.

Good luck!
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