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Tired of all of those surveys made up by high school kids?! 'Have you ever kissed someone? Missed someone? Told someone you loved them? Drank alcohol?' 49 questions for the people who are a little older...

What bill do you hate paying the most? )

Memage

Oct. 1st, 2008 06:50 pm
thepeopleseason: (snowman)
From [livejournal.com profile] liz_marcs:
In an upcoming interview with Katie Couric to be aired this week, Sarah Palin is unable to name any Supreme Court Case other than Roe v. Wade.

The Rules: Post info about ONE Supreme Court decision, modern or historic, to your lj. (Any decision, as long as it's not Roe v. Wade.) FListers, please take the meme to your ElJay to spread the fun.


This is probably one of the most famous Supreme Court cases, if only because you can see its effects every evening on TNT or USA: In Miranda v. Arizona, the Supreme Court mandated that no one who watches prime-time police procedurals would be unaware of their rights (to remain silent, to have an attorney present... etc.) when accused of a crime.

Edit: Having just watched the interview, I noticed that Couric asks if there are any Supreme Court decisions that Palin can name that she disagrees with other than Roe v. Wade. The one off the top of my head is probably one that she and I differ considerably on: Bush v. Gore, but one that most people would agree upon is Plessy v. Ferguson.
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Does anyone reading this have DirecTV in the Atlanta area? Bonus points if you're a fan of sci-fi/genre television.

On a somewhat related note, I have the following books up for grabs to anyone local:
  • Rick Moody's Garden State (not the basis for the movie)
  • Everything Bad is Good For You by Steven Johnson
  • Opening Skinner's Box by Lauren Slater
  • Play Poker Like the Pros by Hellmuth
  • James McManus's Positively Fifth Street
  • James Howard Kunstler's The Geography of Nowhere
  • Geek Love by Katherine Dunn
  • Comic Wars: Marvel's Battle for Survival by Dan Raviv
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Bragging Rights: A Season Inside the SEC by Richard Ernsberger, Jr.
  • The Automatic Millionaire and The Automatic Millionaire Homeowner by David Bach
  • Oliver Sacks's A Leg To Stand On
  • Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
  • Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of American Culture
  • The scripts to When Harry Met Sally and Good Will Hunting
If you're not local, and you want one of these books, I'll probably need like 5 dollars or so to ship it out.

Irony

Sep. 24th, 2008 08:33 pm
thepeopleseason: (sad)
Tonight, I decided to forego watching the latest episode of Bones while eating my dinner, as I've discovered that the combination of that show and meals is one of questionable wisdom.

So I cooked myself up some Thai pasta, and sat down to eat and watch the Torchwood second series episode, "Meat."

WHAT???!?

Jun. 11th, 2008 11:42 am
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ABC's "Cupid" targets Paulson:
Sarah Paulson has been tapped as the female lead in ABC's one-hour pilot "Cupid," an updated version of Rob Thomas' 1990s comedy for ABC.
New Cupid? I'm hesitant, but hopeful. I'm not sure the update can match the original without Jeremy Piven or Paula Marshall, but Sarah Paulson is definitely a plus.

ETA: Sarah Paulson, good, but Dammit, dammit, sonovabitch!
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  1. Going to El Caminito del Rey
  2. Getting a cat (yes, I'm still allergic to them)
  3. Shaving my head
  4. Getting a tattoo (although not of the cover of the Tao of Pooh)
  5. Buying an HDTV and a PS3 or Xbox360
  6. Taking three weeks off to walk around Europe/Australia/Asia/Alaska
  7. Summiting Everest
  8. Growing my hair out
thepeopleseason: (fluke)
Reading a pan-fandom community, I came across this wrap-up of the entirety of Buffy the Vampire Slayer:
Quite a wonderful journey, watching Xander make an ass of himself while everyone else saves the world.
My response:
I don't know whether to classify this as hyperbole or missing-the-point.
thepeopleseason: (Default)
Wonder why Cory Doctorow was following Flash Gordon around in a Winnebago while watching the pilot of the eponymous new series of questionable quality?
thepeopleseason: (money)
Over on the Suicide Girls Newswire, some person named "TheCoolerKing" has a list of projects that The Coolest Man in the World should be contributing to. An excerpt:
Making and selling handcrafted, custom belt-buckles. Yep... Maybe this one isn't immediately obvious. Basically, I'd like to be at a party sometime, when a random lady looks me up and down before saying, "Nice belt buckle."

At which point, I'd get to say, "Why thank you... BRUCE CAMPBELL MADE IT." I don't know what would happen at that point. But I can tell you it would be awesome.
thepeopleseason: (burrito)
Well, Michael Bay brought Peter Cullen back to play Optimus Prime--here's hoping that this will still involve the disembodied voice of Mr. Feeny.
thepeopleseason: (orange wedge)
I know that Emergency Broadcasts are important, and I've even tolerated your stupid interrupt-the-program-when-you-test-the-system-during-primetime-programming test procedure.

But tonight, I watched you completely interrupt the penultimate episode of this season of Supernatural some five minutes from the ending, thereby completely obscuring the action from when spoiler ) to when spoiler ), rendering my watching of said program incomplete and unenjoyable, for the broadcast of an emergency notice of a child abduction which contained no discernable details other than it was in the state of Georgia.

In short, you suck donkey balls.
thepeopleseason: (money)
ABC Family is currently showing a version of one of the greatest 80s movies Better Off Dead in which they cut from Lane's failed first attempt of the K12 after seeing Monique ski it, to his trying to repair his ski right before the paperboy accosts him. WTF?
thepeopleseason: (tienxia)
I threw my back out on Thursday morning, so I've pretty much stayed at home since Friday morning, relegated to bed. Unfortunately, my WiFi is acting wonky, so I only had time to do the following:
  • Watch this week's Lost.
  • Read The Little Book of Common Sense Investing by John C. Bogle.
  • Read The Little Book That Beats the Market by Joel Greenblatt.
  • Watch Aqua Teen Hunger Force Vol. 1: Disc 2.
  • Watch Negima: Magic 601
  • Watch An Evening with Kevin Smith 2: Evening Harder Disc 2.
  • Watch Touching the Void.
  • Finish Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones.
I wish I could have known I would throw my back out--then I'd have planned to have more stuff on the TiVo to kill time.
thepeopleseason: (magic)
You really need to quit cooking yourself spaghetti before sitting down to watch Bones.

No, really. Quit it.
thepeopleseason: (sincity)
[livejournal.com profile] batnandu: btw, for the record, any story--movie, book, tv show, song--that's 100% historically accurate isn't a story, it's history
batnandu: which is why i like batman
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A few notable stories from Angry Asian Man

A marketing firm, SnapDragon, has released Ten Things Every Brand Should Know About Asian-American Youth. Of particular note:
The 15 minutes of seemingly benign American Idol fame for William Hung had a surprisingly negative effect on Asian-American students. There's a feeling that Hung perpetuated the worst stereotypes about Asian people and gave non-Asians permission to indulge in two years of racial stereotyping and mocking.
To which I say, NO DUH.

I didn't watch the Oscars, but the announcer indicated that Best Adapted Screenplay winner The Departed was based on a Japanese movie. Bzzt! Infernal Affairs (with Andy Lau from House of Flying Daggers) is a Chinese movie. Yes, I know we all look alike, you uninformed, ignorant round-eye.

The New York Daily News reports on a Chinese students' participation in the recent NYU College Republicans' 'Find The Illegal Immigrant' stunt. The piece recounts some of the troubling history of Chinese immmigration in America:
As early as 1850... )
Beau Sia, an Asian poet, posted an open letter to all the rosie o'donnells in response to her defense and half-hearted apology of her own 'ching-chong' remarks on The View. O'Donnell, after viewing the piece, has apparently taken his message to heart and sincerely apologized, all the racist, sexist, and ignorant shitcocks on YouTube, notwithstanding.
thepeopleseason: (freakin' duck)
So last night, I ended up hitting a local bar for their Guitar Hero competition. Having played very little actual Guitar Hero II, I didn't sign up to compete, my primary reason for being there was to meet up with El Guapo, his brother [livejournal.com profile] skander, and his other brother who to the best of my knowledge has no sort of blog. I get there somewhat earlier than the rest of the gang and mill about the bar while I wait for the Guapos. At one point one of the competitors walks up to me and asks, "Did you play at the competition at the Independent a long time ago?"

When I reply in the affirmative, he responds: "Dude, you're the reason that I play Guitar Hero!"

I'm not sure what to think of that.


Listening to the morning radio, I learned that the general contractor assigned to do roadwork on I-20 near Atlanta may be fined for exceeding the early-morning time alloted to blocking a lane on the interstate and causing a disproportionate amount of gridlock. Coupled with the recent news that Turner Broadcasting will likely pay some two million dollars for the media and police disruption of Boston as a result of the Aqua Teen Hunger Force viral marketing campaign, it occurs to me that if we're going to make people pay for screwing up traffic, then the purveyors of the Big Dig probably owe the city a pretty penny.


And finally, from [livejournal.com profile] countessmary: Bold the series that you've seen for 3 or more episodes. Underline the series that you know for sure (or that you've seen them complete). If you want, add three more series (keep it in alphabetic order).

I added Beauty and the Geek, Cupid, and Psych.

big list of television series )
thepeopleseason: (burrito)
[livejournal.com profile] lazystars, a.k.a. the Pink Gator, has been working as under contract for a Big, Evil, Megacorporation (you know, the kind that arrests their own customers). Lately, she's been having some major trouble connecting to their VPN, and I always end up offering, "Do you need me to stab someone in the face?" (because, as [livejournal.com profile] stalkyoulater maintains, in the face is always worse).

Today we had the following conversation:
[livejournal.com profile] lazystars: I may stab today
[livejournal.com profile] thepeopleseason: stab stab stab
thepeopleseason: there was an old issue of Applause (the Thursday Entertainment insert of the Alligator)
thepeopleseason: where Patrick Hughes wrote some of his poetry.
thepeopleseason: and one of his poems went like this:
Eye on a stick!
Eye on a stick!
I'm gonna stab!
I'm gonna jab!
Stab! Jab!
Eye on a slab!
YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
lazystars: that sounds more like a cheer
thepeopleseason: I would pay money to hear cheerleaders cheer that.
lazystars: save patrick hughes, save the world

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