October 20, 2002
Action Jackson

Speaking of movies, I just got back from seeing The Transporter, starring Jason Statham as Frank Martin, Qi Shu as Lai, and Ric Young as A Chinese Jack Palance. I wasn't expecting much; just lots of gunplay and fighting. And while there were one or two neat fight scenes, most of the action was just one cliche after another. Plus, the dialogue was even worse than I had expected it to be. To make matters worse, whoever was in charge of continuity wasn't doing their job. Things appear/disappear/turn into flamingos from shot to shot.

But at least Jack Palance was good for a laugh.

Posted on October 20, 2002 09:58 PM

but.....but.....shu qi.....i mean.....porn star, jacob. porn star. come on. ahhhhhh sex and zen. good times. bad movie. good times. there's this part with a horse....although it's not the movie with the HORSE. but mainly there's the scene with the flute. yes the flute. gives you some perspective on what your high school peers were really doing in band class.

Posted by: michele on October 21, 2002 08:38 AM

ew, your brother was in band. not you jacob. though maybe he was, do I know? nope.

Posted by: didofoot on October 21, 2002 09:17 AM

welll but he didn't play the flute. and drums are much more difficult....to um....stick somewhere.....um. ew. ok. i was meaning more whats her name who played the flute and also did strange things with tubes of chapstick. or maybe she played the clarinet....

Posted by: michele on October 21, 2002 10:08 AM

Thanks about the banner, michele. Oddly, though, OSX (the mac in the lab) turns it into a disaster area. Damn you, non-W3C compliant browser!

Posted by: Jacob on October 21, 2002 01:17 PM

it works on my mac.....wierd.

Posted by: michele on October 21, 2002 01:25 PM

p.s. but i still hate macs. with a vengenance.

Posted by: michele on October 21, 2002 01:25 PM

Hmmmm. We have a mac (running OSX) and a PC in our lab, and the page seems to look the same on both machines. Fascinating....

Posted by: Doug on October 21, 2002 05:17 PM

Hmmm.....Is the tagline, "Girded, like a loin" sticking off the right edge of the banner when you see it, Doug? For some reason, that's what IE 5.2 for Mac is doing....

Posted by: Jacob on October 21, 2002 05:54 PM

(sung to the tune of sex bomb, sex bomb.)

pork loin, pork loin.

Posted by: michele on October 21, 2002 06:03 PM

michele, do drums not come with drum sticks? and would drum sticks not work just as well or better than a flute? i mean, um, i don't know. what? go away. stop looking at me!

Posted by: erica on October 21, 2002 11:15 PM

i was trying to avoid thinking of that erica. thanks.

Posted by: michele on October 22, 2002 08:47 AM