I love this article, especially the Matrix idea. Remember when that first movie came out and you were all “WOAH” and then the second movie came out and you were all “WHA?” And then the third movie came out and you were all “Really dudes?” Cuz didn’t it seem like hot Monica Bellucci and her boss man were totally significant? And then they weren’t really?
Highlander II – Note the 2 star IMDB rating, and they tend to be generous. It’s a terrible, awful film.
League of Extraordinary Gentlemen – This one might be my favorite because he did an interview back in the day and was asked why he did this film (it’s really not good) and he said it was because he turned down the role of Morpheus in The Matrix and Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings trilogy, two genre trilogies that ended up being huge. Why did he turn them down? He said he didn’t understand the scripts. Too confusing. So the next confusing script that came his way, League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, he said yes to, because, while he didn’t understand it, he didn’t want to miss out on the next big thing.
Two things I love, now together – Samuel L. Jackson and the book for parents “Go the Fu*k to Sleep.” If you’re not familiar with the book, here’s a general synopsis. I saw a full out page by page version online awhile back but it seems to be removed now that the book is for sale.
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So today for my birthday we headed up to the vast wilds of Walnut Creek to meet a new buddy.
He’s a 3 year old mutt. Some pit bull in there with some other mystery genes. His foster mom calls him the Love Tank because, while he’s prolly about 75 lbs he thinks he’s a small dog and wants to be in your lap and give you kisses. It’s kind of adorable. My face and neck are very, very clean. And by “clean” I mean “covered in dog spit.” We’re testing him out for a week to see if he’s a good fit for us and if he is, then we do a bunch of paperwork and adopt him. So far so good.
While he’s three, he’s got some puppy-isms to work out because he’s been floating around shelters and bouncing around homes for awhile. Mowgli and I worked on some commands today and he does seem to come when called, more or less has “sit” down and “off” down and “leave it” down. So that’s a really good start. If we keep him we’ll be enrolling in some puppy classes to learn better doggie manners though.
My favorite part? This is one of his new favorite things.
Yeah baby, down with sharks!
Anyway, I’m not sure who’s wearing who out today but I’m ready for a nap.