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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Semi-biweekly entry time!

First, Nathan tagged me for this sometime ago, so I’ll get that out of the way.

What is yours?
Explain yourself
Culinary: Dipping chicken mcnuggets into hot fudge sundaes with nuts It's probably no surprise to anybody that I like almost all fast food, but this one might actually gross people out. I really like meat and chocolate (and nuts) together as one.
Literary: I paid money for and read a Saved by the Bell book First of all, I was in eighth grade. Also, it involved Kelly getting sexually harassed at her workplace. Come on!
Audiovisual: American Idol Enh, I don't know... I like picking someone to root for, and even more than that, I like hating somebody and wishing them to get thrown off each time. I just look for it and go back to it each year.
Musical: Spice Girls Meh. I liked them even when it was far more socially unacceptable to do so. I found them likable and fun is all.
Celebrity: General crazy celebrity gossip I enjoy it when celebrities do stupid things, because I get to feel smug and think, "Oh, you're really rich, but you're still so stupid that you drive with your baby on you lap!" Come on!

Now I tag:-

I didn’t tag anybody. I’m not the tagging type. I also want to add that I failed to include stuff like shows that I watch that I know are garbage, and I just yell at ‘em the entire time. This wasn’t the place for good crap/bad crap.

Okay, I’m thinking about abandoning my blog and posting only at my livejournal. Should I do that? I know a bunch of people have already done it, but something is blocking me, and I can’t really describe it. I might feel guilty about it or I just don’t want to leave it alone. I’ve been crossposting a lot of things, and I don’t want to do that forever, either. I don’t even know that people still check the blog, but I’ve had it for so many years! But I don’t write as much as I used to, so maybe I shouldn’t complain about crossposting. Oh, what to do…

Cinema Corner
Ideally, I would have written about each Netflix movie I’ve ever seen, but that never happened, now did it? It wouldn’t have benefited anyone, but it would have been good, somehow. Alas! But this time I shall write of two recently viewed movies.

Urban Legends 3: Bloody Mary
First let me say that I really liked Urban Legend. It was released after Scream and shortly after I Know What You Did Last Summer, but I group it with them, because it was a very Hollywooded up 1990s horror film. It got less attention that those other two, but it was my favorite of the three. Recently, I also saw Urban Legends 2: Final Cut. The sequel was pretty bad. It was way way overdone and over-the-top crazy. I liked some of the legends that they used, but it was just too... not good enough.

Okay, so that said, I really enjoyed the third movie. Probably not as much as the first, but it was a lot better than the second, which wasn’t hard. It was less Hollywood-looking, the cast was smaller, the motives were less crazy. Okay, the second one had better special effects, but this one was straight to video, so I guess I can’t have everything. It also used some nice urban legends, too. The subtitle, “Bloody Mary” was a little misleading. I mean there was a Ring-like storyline involving a Mary who was somewhat bloody, but it really had little to do with what it might sound like. I guess that’s okay, though. I also have to give them props for mentioning how the Bloody Mary legend was something like Candyman. Candyman references are always good, and this movie didn’t really go in that direction, which would have been typical. But like I said, it went in more of a Ring direction. So yes, it was much better, and less cheesy, than the second.

Last night, Nathan and I watched Polyester. I feel like a huge jerk for not having watched this years and years ago. I thought it was great. Hell, I thought it was one of the best John Waters movies I’ve ever seen, at least definitely in the top two or three. I don’t want to say much more about it, because that would just be crazy gushing, but I thought it was really excellent. I loved Divine in it, and I just plain love Divine. I love how he delivered his lines (also something I loved about Pink Flamingos), and how he played women. Bah, I just loved Divine, you know? Divine was all about dignity and being over-the-top (in a good way) both at once, even while doing something disgusting (like in Pink Flamingos). But in general, I think that one thing I like about all John Waters movies is the dialogue. Not enough movies refer to “G-rated movies” and “juvenile delinquents,” you know? I’ve really enjoyed all three (Pink Flamingos, Crybaby, and Cecil B. Demented) of the John Waters commentaries that I’ve heard, so I am absolutely going to listen to this one before I put it back in the mail.

Waugh, I mentioned Polyester, and I didn't even say anything about Cuddles. Cuddles was Awesome.

Oh, I should also mention that I had a decent Valentine’s Day. I got a lot of candy, and Nathan gave me a pretty jade and peridot necklace, a Franz Ferdinand CD, and that new Tori Amos video collection. Yay!

And while I'm mentioning things that I should have mentioned already, last Sunday, we went to a burlesque show, and that was a lot of fun, too.

And and and I also want to roll back the calendar to the 7th, because I wanted to say happy birthday to erin. I hope it was good! I didn't forget. I'm just a jerk is all.

posted by Beth at 10:02:00 PM

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Stuff and things.

1. I’m not on any Arrested Development communities, and maybe you aren’t either, so I will share. My uncle told me about Fox getting a jeer of the Cheers & Jeers variety from TV Guide. And so I copy from the weird, new magazine-sized TV Guide:

Jeers to Fox for dumping the final four episodes of Arrested Development on a Friday night—opposite the Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. The network will air a two-hour block of the brilliant-but-doomed sitcom on February 10 (including the delayed episode guest-starring Jason Bateman’s sister, Justine). Considering that Arrested will go up against the eternally popular lighting of the Olympic torch, this brings new meaning to "burning off episodes."

Stupid stupid Fox will never know what they have with that show. Set your VCRs everybody. I know it’s not likely that I’ll remember to watch at that day and time, and if I miss it, I will cry the bitterest of tears.

2. Dorothea was so appalled by a particular Barbie doll that she bought it for me the other day. When we were in our younger teens, we used to go to the toy department of stores and remark on the sad state of Barbies, but this one so took the cake that I now own it. {g} It’s a My Bling Bling Barbie. Specifically, it's a My Bling Bling My Scene Barbie; the purpose of My Scene Barbies, I suspect, is to give the inexplicably popular Bratz dolls a run for their money, by remaking Barbies with bigger heads and bitchier expressions. Please take a look at it on Amazon. While you’re there, also look at how her friends are dressed. Dorothea got me the Barbie doll that’s actually Barbie, because she’s dressed worse than her three friends. You should also check out the customer reviews (such as "Thatz odd she lookz like Cloe from Bratz witch rock like marshmellowz so deal with it!!!!! Love Julia!")*. Here’s what the back of the box says:

Barbie, Madison, Chelsea, and Nolee are livin’ the ultimate celebrity lifestyle! We’re talkin’ totally blinged-out jewelry, super fabulous fashions, and a slammin’ silver ride with sparkling detail. Girl, with a life this good, you gotta love My Bling Bling!

Each doll also comes with a "Ka-CHING! Bling RING for you!" Not only that, this doll also boasts a skirt so short that you can practically see her non-existent Barbie sparkly bling-gina. She even has a belly ring. As do two of her friends. I’m not sure if the black girl has a pierced belly, because she’s dressed more conservatively than the others and her belly is covered up. But I assume she has one underneath, like at least for the sake of conformity...? I haven’t opened the box yet. That’s the nerdy collector in me. But I’m so tempted, because I want to put her in the other outfit, a skimpy halter-dress thing to see if that’s better or worse. Better, I’m thinking. Oh, she also comes with a cell phone to further accentuate her awesome superstar lifestyle.

That’s blingrageous!

I’m also fascinated by the name Nolee. I have called Nathan that name more than once, and I mean prior to the revelation of this Nolee.

3. And finally, it’s that time of year again. The other night, I saw that skeezy, pervy, makes-me-feel-filthy-to-watch-it Vermont Teddy Bear commercial. Last year, Adam Corolla did the narration. But this time it was just some guy. Which made it filthier, I tell you. That commercial gives my television STDs, I swear. I love/hate the part where the guy is placing his order online, and he kind of nods his head in an "awwww, yeah… I’m gettin’ some" way. So dirty. And then they show the hottt ladeez talking, and one of them says, "I can’t wait to give him MY present." Ew ew ewwwwww.

Blech. Just go to Build-A-Bear for all of your exchanging-stuffed-animals-for-sexual-favors needs.

*That quote about Bratz rocking like "marshmellowz" sounds like some of the crazy crap that sarah finds on myspace. {g}

posted by Beth at 9:47:00 PM

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