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Saturday, November 20, 2010

Newsbabes

When I saw this pic of Megyn Kelly from GQ, my only thought was, "Wow!"
But then I started thinking that this an old picture. Her hair is much shorter these days. Still, "Wow!"

David Frum Explains Why I Don't Like Sarah Palin

And no, it has nothing to do with her baby*.

It's this:
...Palin is a candidate who habitually qualifies some Americans but not others as “real Americans.” That subdivision is a crucial element of her mental architecture, maybe the single most important element of her mental architecture.




* One thing you hear from Palin defenders a lot is that people don't like her because she had a retarded baby instead of aborting it, and as far as accusations go, that's just weird. What part of "pro-choice" does she not understand?

Friday, November 19, 2010

Punch Drunk Comedy

This song is quite funny, but for my money, the funniest bit is when he goes crazy with the "The drummer from Def Leppard's only got one arm" line. (Around 2:20)
All day yesterday at work we were tossing that back and forth.

"Hey, did you know that the drummer for Def Leppard's only got one arm?"

"That was site 903. They said the drummer for Def Leppard's only got one arm."

"What's this alarm mean?" "It means the drummer for Def Leppard's only got one arm."

Ah, the things we do to pass the time.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Three More Days

And then I'm on the night shift.

The bad part? Harry Potter comes out at midnight. The epic struggle to get cooperation from underemployed, underpaid, teenagers who just don't give a shit just got that much more epic.

Just Saying

The drummer from Def Leppard's only got one arm!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Vampires

I watched a movie this weekend that I can't get out of my head. You might have heard about it, a haunting little Swedish film called Let the Right One In.

They did an American remake but I haven't seen that yet.

This one, though, this one borders on genius. The filmmakers use that old trick of not really showing you much, which allows the viewer to fill in the details with their imagination. There's a climactic scene set in a pool where the vampire girl Eli slaughters four bullies, but all you see is poor little Oskar, his head held underwater.

There's a splash, then two feet being inhumanly dragged across the pool, then a severed head plomps in, bounces off the bottom, and the hand that's been holding Oskar's head underwater? It floats away, gushing blood.

That and the aftermath is literally all you see. You couldn't improve on that with ten more Saw movies.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

La Nina

It snowed off and on today, nothing major. When I got off work at ten, it was more like rain. Until I got on the highway, that is. That's when it turned into heavy white flakes that bounced my headlights back at me, blocking the road.

And then after a while, it was like rain again. Weird.

Monday, November 15, 2010

49-29, and Guess who Scored the 49 this time?

In that post-season meeting, where Coach McDaniels sits down with the Broncos big dogs to talk about keeping his job, he should include this highlight reel to make his case.

The story: A team suffering a string of various losses, humiliations, and insults, a team crumbling, faces up against one of its conference rivals. It could be more of the same, the "same" being nothing but bad, or it could be...

An offensive explosion. Seriously, every pass in that highlight reel is amazing. Kyle Orton threads the needle, Brandon Lloyd snags it out of the air, Gaffney outruns three dudes. And Moreno drags his defender across the goal line and finishes him off with a suplex.

You can't see me, indeed.