Thursday, July 21, 2011

What? Why, Yes, I Am Hard of Hearing Today...


What? You like that shot? Yeah, me too... oddly, I feel if the fence wasn't there, the shot would fall apart for some reason. Something about that fence makes the picture work...

What? How was A Dance With Dragons? Well, I thought it was terrific. I felt it could have spent a little more quality time in the editing phase, but beyond that, it was everything I'd hoped it would be. I rate it 4.5 out of 5 stars. I would dearly love to discuss one of the ending cliffhangers, and go over possible directions that GRRM could take that particular storyline, but I couldn't be that cruel to you. If any of you read it and want to discuss it in email or on Facebook, let me know...

What? What am I reading now? Well, I've started The Hundred-Thousand Kingdoms, by NK Jemisin, and I'm pleasantly surprised by the first 5 chapters. It's written in first person, which you know I usually have a problem with, but in this case it's done right, it's written clearly and is quirky and fun. It had a great opening hook, great atmosphere, and a fun premise. Once I get farther into it, I'll likely review it, and then, O happy day for you, eh! Since, Lord knows, I realize how highly you value my opinion on things!

What? You want to see a random, cool video? OK, here's one..



I find it fascinating when sewer lines erupt like that. What a ridiculous amount of force it must take to do that. I believe when last I posted a clip like this, Logan tried to explain to us how and why it occurs, but I sadly didn't retain it. Sorry, my brain is full...

By the way, Jack Vale finally got punched in the face for "pooting" on people in Walmart. I'm surprised it has taken this long. I find his antics funny, of course, but only because he's never done it to me. He posted the footage of the face-punching, like a good sport...

What? Have I seen any movies lately? Well, I'm glad you didn't ask if I'd seen any "good" movies, since I then would have said no. I did take the family out on Monday night to see the latest Transformers movie. I knew it would be a turd, but it was the one film we could all see in the time frame we had allotted. I wanted to see it in 3D, but no one else did. 3D would have made it worth watching, perhaps. It featured a completely incoherent script, retarded acting, embarrassing cameos, and the film was endless. 2 hrs 40 minutes long. I'm glad we had the family time, but man, I would never inflict that cinematic offal upon myself again...

What? You want me to post something tasteless? OK... how about this...


What? Not tasteless enough? Hmm... well, OK, how about this newspaper clipping...


There, you can't complain now. That was quite thoroughly tasteless. And hilarious. I bet Dave-O would enjoy that story...

Anything else?

What? One more nice, mellow landscape picture to refresh your pure brains after the previous tastless article? OK...


Ahh, beautiful!

I'm going to call this post done. I'll update again soon, fear not!

What? O, I know you love me, even though you won't leave a comment. It's ok, I love you too...

7 comments:

logankstewart said...

The Jemisin book's supposed to be good, so enjoy.

As for ADWD... still not even started it. I read an e-pal's review that said, uhm, "I wanted to love this, I really did. But in the end, as I angrily scratched my eyes across the epilogue(which in and of itself was bloated with more infodumping), I realized that ASOIAF has reached the fat, lazy, uncomfortable place that many an epic have reached before its time. Storm of Swords was the last novel where every chapter and viewpoint served a necessary, but not redundant, purpose. ADWD along with AFFC held too much pointless fluff." It goes on, but that's enough to convey the point. Fortunately this is the only negative review I've read so far. (Granted, I've only read one or two, and only then when they were absolutely spoiler free.)

The FB post is hilarious. Hilarious, I say!

And you get over to my Wise Man's Fear Re-Read post and postulate, my dear man. Do it!

Abbie Josephsen said...

wow, if that wedding story was true that is disgusting but hilarious!
love the pics dave :)

Paula Titus said...

Oh my...the FB post is so funny, but I must say the poster may be an insensitive boob.

I feel so sorry for that bride! How disgusting!

Nice blogging, per usual :)

Michelle said...

Ok, maybe I'm the only one that finds the facebook comment funny. I think that if facebook had been around when my dad passed, and someone had done that on his page, he would have been laughing...

Love the pics. Especially the last one. :)

Anonymous said...

Loved the opening picture! The sky in AZ is so picturesque - I enjoy that. Am now on Martin's book 3 - hated how book 2 ended. Thanks for no spoilers.

Having lost a piece of my heart, I can't appreciate Scott's son's sense of humor - but every family is unique.

It's amazing how those two "love birds" found each other - yuk.

When will your food competition interview be played - or did I miss it?

Beth the Bruised

Drydoryssus said...

Besides hilarious, that Scottish story is just ... extraordinary!
Rather than in real life, one would expect to encounter it in a comic book ... or a Monty Python sketch ...

My father loves to joke about death.
I believe he would actually commission me to pull such a prank after his death ...

He also told me a story once, of this guy who had his children send letters to most of his acquaintances one year after his death, written and signed by him in advance.
They all read "I think about you".

David Wagner said...

Logan: All due respect, but I disagree completely with your friend's assessment. It will be interesting to see what you think once you read it -- hopefully with fresh, untainted eyes. I'll let you know how Jemisin's book plays out. I think there's a sequel or two out for it already.

Abbie/Paula/Michelle: I aims to please. Glad you liked the tasteless stuff and pics.

Beth: You're in Storm of Swords already? Nice. Prepare for an amazing ride. I feel the third book is the best in the series. As far as the food doc, the director told me he'd notify me when the premiere was going to take place. You can bet I'll be sure to pass on any info I get as I get it.

Dry: Those crazy Scots! Gallows humor clicks with some people more strongly than others. Your dad sounds like quite a character...