Wednesday, July 21, 2004

Firefly news... and my love of "B" movies..

I was browsing today and there was a message about Alan Tudyk (Wash) giving an interview at This will of course only interest you if you're a fan of the show... If you're not, relax; it's not the sole reason for this post.

While I was reading the interview, I noticed a link called "Buried Gems". This was really interesting to me because of the six movies the "guide" considers to be "gems", four of them I would list in my favorite movies of all-time (First Blood and Lost World would NOT be in my list... but I can agree that they are good movies that don't get the credit they deserve).

Speaking of movies, I watched Fahrenheit 9/11 the other day. I posted my opinion of it over on my other 'blog, but I can easily recap here: crap. Now I'm not a big political person, nor am I a big fan of either President Bush, OR Michael Moore for that matter... but this is just nothing more than propaganda and misdirection. I thought maybe it was just me, but then I started reading other, more informed views (like Christoper Hitchen at The Slate or Draginol at and it appears that I'm not the only one with this opinion... much to my relief. If I thought that a large percentage of people actually bought into Moore's hype, I would be even more concerned for the future of this country...

So, that's what's on my mind lately. I'll leave you with some thoughts from Steven Wright. (yet another thing Faris sent me)

If you're not familiar with the work of Steven Wright, he's the famous erudite scientist who once said: "I woke up one morning and all of my stuff had been stolen...and replaced by exact duplicates." His mind sees things differently than we do, to our amazement and amusement. Here are some more of his gems:

1. I'd kill for a Nobel Peace Prize.

2. Borrow money from pessimists -- they don't expect it back.

3. Half the people you know are below average.

4. 99% of lawyers give the rest a bad name.

5. 42.7% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

6. A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good.

7. A clear conscience is usually the sign of a bad memory.

8. If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.

9. All those who believe in psycho-kinesis, raise my hand.

10. The early bird may get the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese.

11. I almost had a psychic girlfriend but she left me before we met.

12. OK, so what's the speed of dark?

13. How do you tell when you're out of invisible ink?

14. If everything seems to be going well, you have obviously overlooked something.

15. Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.

16. When everything is coming your way, you're in the wrong lane.

17. Ambition is a poor excuse for not having enough sense to be lazy.

18. Hard work pays off in the future, laziness pays off now.

19. I intend to live forever -- so far, so good.

20. If Barbie is so popular, why do you have to buy her friends?

21. Eagles may soar, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines.

22. What happens if you get scared half to death twice?

23. My mechanic told me, "I couldn't repair your brakes, so I made your horn louder."

24. Why do psychics have to ask you for your name?

25. If at first you don't succeed, destroy all evidence that you tried.

26. A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking.

27. Experience is something you don't get until just after you need it.

28. The hardness of the butter is proportional to the softness of the bread.

29. To steal ideas from one person is plagiarism; to steal from many is research.

30. The problem with the gene pool is that there is no lifeguard.

31. The sooner you fall behind, the more time you'll have to catch up.

32. The colder the x-ray table, the more of your body is required to be on it.

33. Everyone has a photographic memory, some just don't have film.

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