Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Two-Sentence Movie Reviews

House (film, 1986)

Fabulous, a horror-comedy done right- creepy, funny, atmospheric, well-written, coherently filmed, excellently acted, and tragically underrated. Why didn't William Katt get more starring roles after this?


Two-Sentence Movie Reviews

Legion of the Dead

Owlvark: "So that's it then- he dies, and leaves us with a poignant shot of his roll of toilet paper hitting the floor and unrolling."
Duamuteffe: "It's so sad that he'll never get to take that dump."


Tuesday, February 24, 2009

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

It's Pancake Tuesday, apparently. Mmm, pancakes.

Monday, February 23, 2009

"Some people I know have given up on their lives
Drowning their sorrows and mumbling and forgotten the fight
We can tip the balance
We can break those barriers down
Little things count as much as the big and turn it all around

And it's oh, don't always look at the rain
No, don't always look at the rain

Some people I know have lost their feel for mystery
They say everything has got to be proved, this isn't a nursery
And Joseph who's five years old stops fights in his playground yard
No more fights and bigotry, oh is it so hard?

And it's oh, don't always look at the rain
No, don't always look at the rain
Don't always look at the rain

And tell me, is it a crime to have an ideal or two?
Evolving takes its time, we can't do it all in one go
Doesn't have to drive us all mad, we can only do our best
Let the mind shut up, and the heart do the rest "

- Howard Jones, "Don't Always Look At The Rain"

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Reason 1,000,057 why my life rules

Nojim: "Hey, you know that 'Rock the Cashbox' song?"
Owlvark: "Casbah."
Nojim: "Yeah, that one. I heard it like, six times in 24 hours the other day."
Duamuteffe: "I mostly envy you- the Clash rules."
Nojim: "Well, yeah, but I rocked so much I literally ran out of cash boxes to rock."
Duamuteffe: "Casbahs."
Owlvark: "I bet the Sharif was super pissed."

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Sunday, February 22, 2009

Sunday afternoon conversations

"Why did you need to go to Radio Shack?"
"What do you need to solder?"
"I got a new radio. Well, it's from 1946, but it's new to me."
"Why did you get this one?"
"I like fixing radios."
"...You know, I'd like to say that your problem is because you're not getting laid, but that's obviously not the case, so I have no idea what's wrong with you."

- Nojim the Noble and the Owlvark


Saturday, February 21, 2009

Reason 1,000,043 why my life rules

Trying to explain "asshat" to my British mother-in-law via a phone conversation when I am not actually the one on the phone with her. Priceless.

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Friday, February 20, 2009

So, it's been a pretty productive day here- we had a decent breakfast, the Owlvark worked on stabilizing T$'s computer for the nth time, and then helped him pick out new parts to order for it (that computer is so tricksey that we've decided to give it its own saga...) started working on another vintage radio he picked up, and got a haircut. We shoveled the parking spaces, I baked bread, and I tried out a new recipe for dinner (a sort of bacon and barley and spinach casserole) which turned out fairly tasty, if I do say so myself, and I ordered two security screwdriver bits so we can take apart and clean the Sega Genesis cartridges that were submerged in the flood. All and all, a pretty productive day, I though. We'll probably spend the rest of it snuggled up, drinking tea and watching movies, which sounds just fine to me. :)


Reason 1,000,009 why my life rules

#Patrick Lee is playing in the background...#

"So you think I did okay?"
"What? Of course! Yesterday was a great day! Why?"
"I dunno, I has a PMS, so I worry more about things, and I worry that everything I say is coming out wrong- you know, the usual. Anyway, we should have a shower so you can get a haircut."
"Okay. But first, we dance."
#dancing in the kitchen ensues#

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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Reason 1,000,001 why my life rules

"I've been straightening up the back room."
"I saw- it looks good so far. I'll vac it when you're ready. Just say the word, and Vac Man will appear!"
#general giggling, then pause# "...Am I a bad person?"
"No! Of course not! Who said that? I'll vac 'em! And not in a good way!"

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Saturday, February 14, 2009

Two-Sentence Movie Reviews

Dracula (1979)

"That doesn't look a thing like _________! I've *been* to _________!"


Thursday, February 12, 2009

funny pictures of cats with captions
more animals

(If you can't see the whole thing, click on it to view the image in its entirety.)

Monday, February 09, 2009

Because it bears repetition

"And a woman spoke, saying, "Tell us of Pain."

And he said:

Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.

Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain.

And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy;

And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields.

And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

Much of your pain is self-chosen.

It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self.

Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquillity:

For his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen,

And the cup he brings, though it burn your lips, has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears."

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet"


While watching "Look Around You"...

Duamuteffe: I don't know, I find it kind of unnerving- it's like watching a science show from a horrible alternate dimension.
Owlvark: What, the Seventies?

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Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I don't understand why people think rats are awful

They're smart, funny, and entertaining, and I defy anyone not to call the above picture adorable. She's not an exception, but rather a good example of how cute pet rats actually are. And I feel compelled to point out that our Badger could have given even this little girl a run for her money in the cute department.