Monday, July 27, 2009

This Bodes Some Strange Eruption to our State...


"The Holy Ghost" or "The goalie host," which one?

Another week begins; I trust it was a good one for you all? Well, was it? Go ahead, take your time... formulate a thorough and honest answer, I'll wait. Hmm? It was a good Monday? Excellent, glad to hear it. It was pretty uneventful day for me. Put in some time at the Rug Shop, took some pics, worked on some bookmarks for the website, etc. Had my car looked at again at the same station that serviced it last week... they were puzzled and said I should have the dealership look at it. Well, that's the way it goes, eh?

I hate to admit this, but the well is pretty dry today. Don't feel like I have much to offer that is worth reading. I watched a couple things on Watch Instantly in the last day or two, including Full Metal Jacket, No Country for Old Men and another WW2 doc. Of the three, I suppose I would recommend the last one only, unless you're pretty immune to offense. Full Metal Jacket is an overdone, story-less, Vietnam Snapshot, overacted and underwritten. The first part of the film takes place in boot camp, and definitely is unique and memorable, let me leave it at that. The rest of the film is most unnoteworthy. No Country for Old Men has some terrific dialog (like most Coen Brothers films) and some excellent acting by all the principal actors, but it, too, is more of a snapshot than a traditional film, which isn't necessarily a bad thing. It certainly is unique... I've never seen a film without a soundtrack in it... no music whatsoever, except for a brief scene in Mexico with a Mariachi street band for a few seconds. It won Best Picture in 2008, and while I agree it is a quality film, I'm not sure it was worthy of winning the big prize.

The doc was on the 200 US Army Rangers that stormed the cliffs of Pointe du Hoc on the Normandy Beaches on D-Day. It was a fascinating retelling of perhaps the most important victory the Allies won on D-Day. Wildly outnumbered and outgunned, they overcame the odds and volatile circumstances to take and hold the Pointe for 48 hours until reinforcements arrived. Of the 200, only 40 remained unhurt when it was said and done. They silenced those guns (though they had been moved before the attack, oddly enough) and saved hundreds, perhaps thousands of lives. Awesome.

I'm watching Music Box as I write this... perhaps I should pause it and focus, I might think of something better to write...

The Wagner Women are heading out of town Tuesday for a few days of R&R up the coast a bit. I hope they have a good time. It's their Summer break, they need some fun. Don't worry about me... I won't be lonely... much... MUAHAHAHA!!!!! I have my computer to keep me company... and my book shelf. And if I get desperate, there's always the TV...

Oh, what the heck, here's a cool video for you... don't know what kind of projector system they are using to do this, but it's pretty flippin' amazing, if you ask me.


Wild stuff, indeed. Reminds me of those sci-fi movies that sometimes show giant, building-sized video billboards that broadcast messages from Big Brother...

Dave-O had a birthday yesterday... you'd think I would remember that, especially seeing as how I offered him a kidney yesterday. I'm so bad with birthdays, I don't know why. I barely remember my own. Sorry, Dave-O, you rock. And everyone else that has had one recently, or will have one soon... Happy Birthday(s) and I hope you're enjoying your Summer.

I misplaced the novel I'm currently reading. Kind of odd. Don't know where I put it... I'm thinking of going back to Terry Brooks and trying to reengage the Sword of Shanarra series again. We'll see...

Dang... I'm fizzling here... better toss in a quick Funny Picture and hope for the best... in keeping with the "building" theme...


I am now officially out of steam. Sorry about the dearth of movie quotes. Lemme regroup and hit it again tomorrow. Until then, remember... um... remember.... well, heck remember anything you want to!

8 comments:

Avari said...

title hamlet. you sure like that movie a lot

Avari said...

beginning picture and ending picture are really cool. I'll remember hmmm... I'll remember that I need to keep earning money so I can buy a poster frame for my awesome poster you gave me!!! I get to help demo a pond tomorrow, so that should help.

havah said...

That video is wild! I love the moving-brick sounds. Wouldn't that make a cool burglar system, though? The bad guys would plan their break-in only to discover the windows aren't really there or something.

Love the building. Every time you walk inside, you become an architectural hors d'oeuvres.

Not looking for any movie quotes, but I have to say that this: "It was a good Monday? Excellent, glad to hear it" could, with the correct accent, sound very much like Basil Fawlty. ;)

"No Country for Old Men" has been recommended to me by several people, but I'm not sure I can survive a blood-fest right now. Or am I being presumptuous?

Oh, had a Migraine Monday, btw. Got to love those!

Paula Titus said...

Very cool video, I wonder where that is.

logankstewart said...

Go back to Shannara. If you listen hard enough, you may be able to hear it whispering "Come Back To Me!"

ASOIAF, by GRRM, casting Boromir as Eddard is great. I can't wait for the filming to start.

David Wagner said...

5 points for Shannon! Yup, Hamlet is my favorite film - the Gibson/Zeffirelli version, not the Brannagh turd...

Havah, No Country for Old Men is definitely not for the squeamish...

Paula, I bet Havah could track down where that video was filmed at... she's apparently a research hound...

Logan Ninefingers: Welcome to the blog, eh! Yeah, I'm diving back into Brooks, so it's all good. As for the HBO series, I don't have HBO, so I'm going to have to wait until season 1 comes out on DVD!

:O AAAA!!!!!

Claudette said...

My weekdays are mostly predictable. get up, go to work at a job i wish i liked, go home. my evenings vary, but have lately been of the quiet evening with the spouse variety. thanks for asking.

yeah, i know. who cares, right?

hope all is well in your half of the country.

David Wagner said...

Who cares? Well, I care, as it turns out! Funny that!

All is well out here on the near-bankrupt west coast... come out and visit us! Stimulate our economy! So we can be taxed more!

4 days until Josh comes out... I'll tell him you said hello, lol....