September 08, 2006

Here's a fresh start to an old blog. How've you been, Internet? I see that you've unexpectedly made me a Something Awful icon (scroll to the bottom of that page). That's new.

I'm finally moved into my new apartment, but Bella hasn't entirely adjusted yet. Every night she wanders here and there in my room while meowing strangely. Each time I open a door she runs to it, expecting to find the cottage or backyard that she knows just on the other side. I certainly hope she gets the idea soon, because it's growing rather tiresome.

It occurs to me that I never posted the list of movies I watched when Dianna went East. Good thing I saved it as a draft, otherwise this vital information might have been lost forever. At one point I had a plan to actually write little mini-reviews of each of these films, but became too caught up in just watching the movies themselves. Consider that bullet dodged, but clicking MORE... will bring you to the very list itself.


MovieDate Watched
The Bridge on the River Kwai07/21/06
The Magnificent Seven07/20/06
The Great Escape07/19/06
The Asphalt Jungle07/18/06
Angels with Dirty Faces07/10/06
Shaun of the Dead07/14/06
The Dirty Dozen07/13/06
A Scanner Darkly07/11/06
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre 07/10/06
Collateral 07/09/06
Strangers on a Train07/08/06
Samurai Champloo: Vol. 107/04/06
28 Days Later06/29/06
Hell Comes to Frogtown06/29/06
Oldboy 06/26/06
Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex: Vol. 106/25/06
They Live06/21/06
The Fast Runner06/19/06
The Third Man 06/18/06
Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence06/17/06
Posted on September 08, 2006 11:04 PM

gigantic sandwich with olives!! ha ha ha! WHO did that? HOW did you discover it? amazing.

how can you have only watched disc 1 of samurai champloo? did you not love it? i am disappointed in you. i used it once in a lecture as an example of anime's appropriation of western history and styles to create anime-fusion. specifically the episode with the painting. man, that's a good episode. blending ukiyo-e and van gogh's sunflowers in the quest for the samurai who smells of sunflowers. you know monet plagarized japanese art too.

Posted by: michele on September 9, 2006 09:34 AM

hey, jacob, good to see you again. while you've been gone, my spelling has really gone downhill and i'm taking a renewed interest in porn. nice to have you back, buddy!

Posted by: the internet on September 9, 2006 10:38 AM

Michele: I watched only the first volume 1 of Samurai Champloo because it was the one at the top of my queue. And after vol 1, I didn't find it intriguing enough to bump up the rest of the series. Don't get me wrong: I liked the show, and as time goes by I'll definitely watch the remaining episodes. But I'm not in any hurry.

Internet: How R u? I m fin. Tits.

Posted by: Jacob on September 9, 2006 06:16 PM

Wow, They Live and Hell Comes to Frogtown! You had a regular Rowdy Roddy Piper film festival. What'd you think of the oeuvre of one of America's foremost wrestler/actors?

Posted by: Zach S. on September 12, 2006 12:40 PM

I rented Hell Comes to Frogtown because They Live was so unabashedly awesome. The six-minute alley wrestling match had me rolling in the aisles. Hell Comes to Frogtown didn't really grab me (and put me in a headlock) as much as They Live. But it was still pretty fun.

Posted by: Jacob on September 12, 2006 01:10 PM