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(on the evening news) Big Church offers Financial Advice!

Give money to buy humongous ugly crosses next to the bypass!

It burns…

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Posted by on March 25, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

speaking of stupid…

Often, blogs contain “favorite” or “best of” lists of actors, bands, artists, whatever. I’m feeling the need to unburden myself of a very abbreviated “Can’tStand” list.

Because I’m being lazy and don’t want to do anything productive, I streamed the silly 1998 teen movie, Can’t Hardly Wait off Netflix. I can’t really defend it, but I’ve admitted before that I’m kind of a fan of silly teen movies; especially of the 80’s variety. (Ferris Bueller, 16 Candles, Breakfast Club, Say Anything…, Some Kind of Wonderful being the best).

Can’t Hardly Wait is actually pretty good. It’s funny to me that it came out at the very end of the 90’s but most of the songs on the soundtrack that is supposed to be at end-of-school party are all songs from the end of the 80’s. It’s got all the classic stereotypes: the stupid jock, the princess, the loveable-but-low-self-confident-thinker, the smarter-than-everybody-chick-who-is-not-immediately-a-hotty-but-is-actually-really-cool, the geek-who-everybody-makes-fun-of-that-ultimately-becomes-a-millionaire, etc. When I first saw this movie, I was entertained and was thinking I kind of liked it, and then the final girl-shows-up-for-likeable-guy scene and the background song for the scene is “Only You” by Yaz! (Yaz was easily MY band throughout my teen years…) The movie gets my raised thumb.

Unfortunately, watching the movie again reminded me of it primary failure: The misunderstood-dream-girl-princess is played by Jennifer Love Hewitt. Gag. Do you think she could over-act any worse? Ghost Whisperer? blech.

Holly will tell you there is a list of people that whenever I see them anywhere I have to voice the fact that I can’t stand him or her. Right now, I can only think of two people:

Jennifer Love Hewitt
Candace Bergen

Yuck.

 
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Posted by on March 12, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

i feel it…

thestupiditburns

 
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Posted by on March 11, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

Almost there…

If you are anywhere within my regular circle of contact within the last few weeks, you know that I had my final state observation test. Assuming I passed (don’t ask, I don’t know and it’s annoying to me…) I now only have one more Saturday module and I’m done with the Non-Traditional License Program. This is joyous news.

Two more weeks till Spring Break. That is also joyous news.

I finished reading Stephenie Meyer’s The Host which I started reading on the cruise. The premise is much more interesting to me (read it on Amazon for yourself), but was sorely disappointed to realize that the idea that aliens invaded earth and are implanted into human bodies lent itself to whole new levels of boy-subverted girl who is still aware but unable to speak-alien girl inhabiting subverted girl’s body and feels all her emotions as well as her own-boy #2 who first hates then falls in love with alien girl drama. barf!

Saw The Watchmen on opening night. It was very dense and kind of long and I don’t think I’ve ever read all of The Watchmen graphic novel. However, the more distance I get to the movie, the more I think it’s pretty impressive.

U2 on Letterman every night last week was awesome. i’m still getting to know No Line on the Horizon.

Have been having a hard time getting into No Line because I’ve been so outrageously infatuated with the band, The Weepies. It’s very much in Shawn Colvin vein and I love it.

There’s a blog.

 
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Posted by on March 9, 2009 in Uncategorized

 

God bless’em

For years now, I’ve been listening to idiot fellow/former Bible college students/graduates lamenting U2’s “fall from grace”.  They’re just not a “christian band” anymore.  Pull your head out already. Thank God they’re not a “christian band”.

“Only love could leave such a mark
Only love could heal such a scar…”

I’ve also listened to idiot music snobs who can usually find something to dismiss U2 out of hand. To you I say, name one band that has been around since the early 80’s, is still producing records of new music, is still touring, is still having massive hit songs and CDs and isn’t touring the county fair circuit. It’s fine if you don’t like U2, (although you’re another idiot) but just don’t even pretend that they’re not cool enough for you to like.

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2009 in Uncategorized