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I'm tempted to see the Transformers sequel just to post thereafter, "NOW, Michael Bay raped my childhood."

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2188: "He's Just Not That Into You": I should actually start with a confession: I like classic and surreal romantic comedies. I'm a romantic. The more twisted, the better as long as one thing happens: he gets the girl or vice versa. This is why I thought "Slumdog Millionaire" was a good choice for Best Picture at the Oscars. This is why, though "Chasing Amy" was better in originality and intelligence in dialogue, I preferred "Zac and Miri Make a Porno". This is why I bought the DVD to this film. By many purposes, this should be at best a mediocre film. It's easy to scoff at how the characters deconstruct and dissect each movement and word to falsely surmise any hidden message. We believe what we want to believe and can be guilty of overanalyzing. We think that our crowd is above the antics of the characters in the film, but the film is applying what I call "Hollywood Hyperbole:" a bit out of proportion but the problems are real.
In my case, I envision the letter "S" in the beginning to reiterate that there were times in which the answer was simple: she just doesn't like me "that way."
Surprisingly long actor/character analyses with possible spoilers )

Overall, one must remember two things after seeing the film: (1) the less serious you take dating, the happier you will be, and (2) avoid genearalized pronouncements on how supposedly all men or all women think.
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The problem with Live Journal is that we all think we are so close, but really, we know nothing about each other. Hence, I want you to ask me something you think you should know about me. Something that should maybe be obvious, but you have no idea about.

EDIT: Comments will be screened.
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I was amused that some of the panic and anxiety I got from being boxed in at Diesel can be eased with a Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock T-shirt.

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I have a weakness for whoppie pies from Steve's Snacks Bakery, particularly peanut butter/chocolate. Now I've discovered that:
1. You can order online.
2. They come in mint.
3. They sell by the dozen.

This is dangerous information to have.
Yum.
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Why do I feel like I'm listening to a Cylon Basestar Hybrid every time I read a Twitter post?

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1. You can ONLY answer 'Yes' or 'No'.

2. You are NOT ALLOWED to explain ANYTHING unless someone messages or comments you and asks—and, believe me, the temptation to explain some of these will be overwhelming. Nothing is exactly as it seems.

Kissed any one of your LiveJournal friends? — yes
Been arrested? — no
Kissed someone you didn't like? — no
Slept in until 5 PM? — yes
Fallen asleep at work/school? — yes
Held a snake? — yes
Ran a red light? — no
Been suspended from school? — no
Experienced love at first sight? — yes
Totaled your car in an accident? — no
Been fired from a job? — yes
Fired somebody? — no
Sung karaoke? — yes
Pointed a gun at someone? — yes
Did something you told yourself you wouldn't? — yes
Laughed until something you were drinking came out your nose? — yes
Caught a snowflake on your tongue? — yes
Kissed in the rain? — yes
Had a close brush with death (your own)? — yes
Saw someone die? — no
Played Spin-the-Bottle? — no
Smoked a cigar? — no
Sat on a rooftop? — yes
Smuggled something into another country? — no
Been pushed into a pool with all your clothes? — no
Broken a bone? — yes
Skipped school? — no
Eaten a bug? — no
Sleepwalked? — no
Walked on a moonlit beach? — yes
Ridden a motorcycle? — no
Dumped someone? — no
Forgotten your anniversary? — no
Lied to avoid a ticket? — no
Ridden in a helicopter? — no
Shaved your head? — no
Blacked out from drinking? — yes
Played a prank on someone? — yes
Hit a home run? — no
Felt like killing someone? — yes
Cross-dressed? — yes
Been falling-down drunk? — yes
Made your girlfriend/boyfriend cry? — yes
Eaten snake? — yes
Marched/Protested? — yes
Had Mexican jumping beans for pets? — no
Puked on an amusement ride? — yes
Seriously & intentionally boycotted something? — yes
Been in a band? — no
Knitted? — no
Been on TV? — yes
Shot a gun? — yes
Skinny-dipped? — yes
Given someone stitches? — no
Eaten a whole habenero pepper? — no
Ridden a surfboard? — no
Drunk straight from a liquor bottle? — yes
Had surgery? — no
Streaked? — no
Been taken by ambulance to a hospital? — no
Tripped on mushrooms? — no
Passed out when NOT drinking? — yes
Peed on a bush? — yes
Donated Blood? — yes
Grabbed electric fence? — no
Eaten alligator meat? -- yes
Eaten cheesecake? — yes
Killed an animal when not hunting? — no
Peed your pants in public? — no
Snuck into a movie without paying? -- no
Written graffiti? — no
Still love someone you shouldn't? — no
Think about the future? — yes
Been in handcuffs? — yes
Believe in love? — yes
Sleep on a certain side of the bed? — no
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I had a pasta meal at CPK. Between that and a burger last night, I had my first meal in a week. It felt bloody good. Now I just have to feel confident enough to drink either coffee or alcohol.
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2185: "Havoc": I didn't count this earlier because, to be honest, I only saw it through MrSkin. Now that I've seen the full version on IFC, I can say that I saw the best parts already. I finally found out what the film was about, and it disturbed me. It's pretty much about bored teenagers from upper-middle class families who decided to go gangsta in dress and attitude in LA, getting high and talking trash. Little do they realize the horrors of crime and poverty in real gang life. If they don't like it, they can crawl to their rich, emotionally ineffectual and numb parents.

2186: "Terminator: Salvation": I saw this while [livejournal.com profile] hammercock was on a date. As I discussed with others, this film made the TV series "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" redundant which probably helped in its cancellation. Viewers, tired of seeing John Connor as a wishy-washy angsty teenager can embrace the character as close to the iconic savior as possible given the setting. Since the movie takes place in 2018, it is before he leads the entire resistance. It's better than T3, but not as good as the first two which doesn't say much. James Cameron set the bar high with the look and feel of the machines, the characters, and the settings. The terminators of this film are not as glossy. (They haven't had time to perfect the hyperalloy combat chassis, so steel/titanium had to be used for the clunky T-600s, Harvesters, and Hunter Killers.) Anton Yelchin nailed Kyle Reese right down to his diction.
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In this economy, Bohemia is trendy again.

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Last night, I knew what it was like to have the digestive capacity of [livejournal.com profile] hammercock, [livejournal.com profile] taura_g, OR [livejournal.com profile] ariesd. It sucked.

EDIT: They all have stomachs smaller than an apple, so this post was about my INABILITY to eat.

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As I try to catch up with the outside world after illness-related exile, my mental reactions have been limited to:
He didn't.
He did.
She didn't.
She did.
Him???!?!!!!
Her????!!!!!

Let's play a game called "End of the line, my Valentine." (I dare someone to guess which movie that came from.)

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2183: "Kung Fu Panda": I saw this in Youtube installments. It was actually cute. I'm still trying to process Dustin Hoffman as a Red Panda master. Seriously, Oscar winners, Tony winners, and Emmy winners as CGI furry animals.

2184: "Edmond": William H. Macy goes insane. Enough said.

Last Night

May. 30th, 2009 10:08 pm
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Apparently, I'm not 100% well. The digestive system is not a coordinated unit. My brain processes no appetite, but my stomach reacts to emptiness while my intestines are still skeptical about anything that comes through. I was ambitious and ordered a chicken dinner from Pops. I tell this tale vilely...

Miscalculating the date of [livejournal.com profile] big_jewfro's party (still kicking myself, I know), [livejournal.com profile] hammercock and I had two tickets to "Jerry Springer: The Opera". Yes, Jerry Springer. Yes, an opera. Yes, we actually waited five years to watch this ever since we saw it headline on Drury Lane in London.

And, yes, we felt dirty before, during, and after watching this, especially since it all worked. It brought back memories of adolescence as I saw the actual show. (Before I discovered porn or sex, I discovered Jerry Springer.) The opera was accurate, right down to lime green pumps, leopard print miniskirts, men in diapers, and tap-dancing Klansmen. We had our pictures taken with the cast. I still remember one of the cast members from "The Mystery of Edwin DROOD" as Princess Puffer.

After the show, we walked and took the #1 to Harvard where we had a sundae at J.P. Lick's before it closed.
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The best of birthdays to [livejournal.com profile] bester!
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Niles: No surprise

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But I'm free for the summer.
Either way, I win.
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2181: "The Simpsons Movie": This was on Tivo. It was pretty much a 90-minute Simpson's episode. I don't have [livejournal.com profile] jbsegal's enthusiasm for the franchise, so I have to convince myself that the characters of Homer Simpson, Peter Griffin, and Roger from "American Dad" are likeable. Also, I like Green Day.

2182: "Far From Heaven": Also on the Tivo. Once again, I'm reminded against romanticizing 1950s suburbia. It's great if you're a strong, white Republican male--that sums it up. For others, there was a lot of hypocrisy and mirrors surrounding a house of cards. It was the prototype to "Mad Men". Of course, you can't go wrong with Julianne Moore (one of my favorite actresses).
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From what I could remember, this is how I perceived a character analysis about me at a party on Saturday:

I am more confident dressing up as a nurse and having my face/hair mutilated to resemble a scary clown than in my normal wear.

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