What the fuck. We just got home from Comic-con and our house got robbed. Everyone is safe, but some valuables have been stolen: - All 4 of our laptops - Rob’s videocamera - Aziz’s Backpack and Headphones - Jason’s Gillette Fusion Shaving System (and replacement blades) The Oceanside police are here collecting evidence. If Michael C. Hall or anyone else involved with the show Dexter could come help out, that’d be great. UPDATE: Paul’s electric toothbrush and copy of Bad Boys 2 are still here. UPDATE 2: Jason’s Red Bulls were stolen! UPDATE 3: All our liquor is gone!
That’s fucked up. I know for a fact the Gillette Fusion Shaving System is high-quality equipment.
Gillette, for a closer shave.
- Friend: Fwour Mrs Gowdie is so hot
- Jake: Is she your English teacher?
- Friend: Yeah
- Jake: Yeah, she's pretty cute
- Friend: Yeah
- Friend: Today...Fwour
- Jake: Is she good?
- Friend: Good teacher
- Jake: Does she put kisses next to your grades?
Every time I piss on Valleywag or their writers via Twitter, they reply with a very mature response that makes me feel bad for doing it in the first place. From the limited contact I’ve had with several of the staff, they are quite professional.
Sigh, I guess it’s time for me to grow up.
The web is in a sorry fucking state when people are writing articles on how to become web famous without the aid of any talent. I’ve seen two in the last week, both written by Julia Fucking Allison. I don’t think I’ve mentioned Julia Allison here before, because I haven’t cared enough to feed that particular beast until now, but here’s my official stance on Julia Allison: go fuck yourself. I’m bored of seeing boring people with nothing but tits or “personality” (or some stupid gimmick, but that at least has novelty value temporarily, see: Tay Zonday) to offer become “viral sensations” or pseudo-celebrities, or whatever trash like Julia Allison calls them.
The creator of a recent blatant Muxtape ripoff has another venture whose tagline is “genuine brand protection.”
Yeah, the similarities are too numerous to ignore. Ryan Sit is clearly an unoriginal twat.
- P: mark zuckerberg is a product development thesaurus
- P: he is a genius
- P: in the future, you will need a certificate to operate an automobile, but today, anyone can do it
- (Uhh, guys? Driver's license)
I don’t know why I feel this quote has any sort of authority, but it completely changed the way I look at journalism and journalists ever since I read it.
Exactly one year ago today, I made a bet with Zach Klein, who at the time was swept up in David Beckham soccer fever.
Zach was confident that America would fall in love with Beckham and within a year he would be starring in his own feature film. Well, sorry Zach. Americans still don’t care about soccer.
The prize was dinner anywhere in the world, so if you have any suggestions as to a dining spot, please tell me or let me know via reblog.
During the last World Cup, my friend bet that Australia would become so swept up with soccer-fever that it would replace AFL (which is a pretty shitty sport, admittedly) as the national past-time. Boy, was he wrong.
Aside: One day I want to be at a stage in my life where I can promise someone dinner anywhere in the world.
I saw The Dark Knight. When I came out of the cinema, I had learnt the meaning behind two phrases: Adult Themes and Emotional Rollercoaster.
We almost missed the film. Unfortunately, we only got there ten minutes before it started, meaning tickets ran out shortly after we joined the line. Instead, we bought tickets to The Love Guru. It was my favorite movie ever.
Just kidding, we walked into The Dark Knight theatre anyway. We thought the jig was up when an usher walked over to us. There was never allocated seating at this cinema, hence nobody ever checked tickets, but I got the feeling they were making an exception for The Dark Knight. Fortunately, he just wanted to get us seated and neglected to validate whether we were in the correct movie or not.
So, the film. Heath Ledger was just… amazing. While watching I couldn’t help but be reminded how great a loss his death was. His performance as The Joker is my favorite portrayal of a character, ever. Ledger has played many fairly standard characters (characters requiring very little in the way of transformation), but his ability to get into not only the shoes of the Joker, but the mind, was mind-blowing. I would compare it to Johnny Depp’s uncanny ability to portray an insane variety of personas, but I don’t believe even he could compare to Heath’s metamorphosis.
Christian Bale was a little disappointing. While his performance was excellent, Bale has set the bar so high (at least for me) from his other movies, like American Psycho and Equilibrium. I wish he picked a different voice for The Batman, because in several parts he sounded notably croaky, as if he was straining to do it. That said, Batman is the perfect role for Bale, because as he’s proven in the aforementioned two movies, he is brilliant at portraying an emotionless warrior and a charming socialite. The role combines his strengths.
The film was long, but long enough. Everything felt so natural, like the transformation of Harvey Dent to Two-Face, the plot twists, the little bits of humor and the various emotions. From a technical standpoint, the film was very well-made. I don’t know if this comes from being a film student or if everyone gets this, but when I’m watching poorly made movies (like Harry Potter V), I cringe when something like a camera angle is bad. It may be unnoticeable to the general public, but it ruins movies for me. Fortunately this didn’t occur with The Dark Knight. Inevitably, I have to compare this to Iron Man, the other superhero film of 2008 (fuck off, Hulk). They work on two different levels. Iron Man was upbeat and entertaining. It was a fun ride. The Dark Knight is a more powerful movie, it’s much deeper and emotionally involving. This is not a happy film and I’m glad it isn’t. Batman’s story is not supposed to be happy, it’s dark and gloomy. Gotham is a pit of corruption and filth, and I’m glad Nolan chose to portray Batman’s story this way.
tl;dr - Everything was fantastic. Heath Ledger deserves an Oscar. If you don’t see this movie, you are incomplete.