Thursday, December 18, 2003

Henceforth, I'll never again be satisfied by another movie

I just saw the jewel of all jewels...I just had the most emotional, visual, sensational, movie overload experience of my life. The Return of the King...is incredible. The immediate quotes heard after the movie ended from my fellow amigos:
"That was the best thing I've ever done with my life" Dave Ghidiu
"A dash mazing" Amy.
I don't remember any other comments as I was running to the bathroom. It was three hours and twenty minutes of movie. I feel now like I just broke up with my soulmate and I'll never again be fulfilled in the way that the soulmate did. And, I'd read the books. I knew everything that was going to happen. (and the movie is wonderfully adapted, everything that was important was in it, including the ending, the long drawn out ending). I saw one of the most breathtaking scenes of all time, and I was completely gaping at it. (It involves the lighting of fires above mountains)...and argh!
The thing I loved the most, was the ending...which I think made a lot of people think, what the hell? The ending is how it ends in the book, with a few things taken away. but, it gives the sense of melancholy. It is probably one of the most sad endings ever to a movie. And at the same time, it is probably the most loving end as well. I really felt like more than the movie had ended, I felt like I got to spy on a bunch of really close friends lives ending...and by that I mean Peter Jackson, the characters, the filmmakers, the extras, New Zealands support of the films, it really felt like this giant labor of love was put to rest, not just the film. Which is an incredible feeling that no movie has ever granted before. No other ending would have suited it. It's not your typical Hollywood film, and a typical Hollywood ending wouldn't have suited it. We couldn't have simply seen the end of action and than had the film say....alright, that'll be it than, see ya! We needed the goodbye, we needed the resolutions, and it was given to us, in spades. But everything was perfect. So, in sum...IT WAS GREAT!!!! GO SEE IT NOW!!!! I can't wait to see it again.


Once again, I'm stealing from Amanda...according to the completely thorough quiz I've just taken (It was 10 pages) ha! I've been given the following recommendations for life in the United States after college, the following cities were highly recommended to suit my living style. And, with the exception of the number one pick, it don't look too damn shabby!


1: Hartford, Connecticut
2: Portland, Oregon
3: Albuquerque, New Mexico
4: Medford, Oregon
5: Carson City, Nevada
6: New Haven, Connecticut
7: Bend, Oregon
8: Worcester, Massachusetts
9: Sacremento, California
10: Providence, Rhode Island
11: Danbury, Connecticut
12: Boston, Massachusetts
13: Corvallis, Oregon
14: Honolulu, Hawaii
15: Sante Fe, New Mexico
16: Eugene, Oregon
17: Sheboygan, Wisconson
18: Frederick, Maryland
19: Reno, Nevada
20: San Bernardino, California (isn't that where Bill and Ted are from? Excellent!)
21: Baltimore, Maryland
22: Salem, Oregon
23: Fayetteville, Arkansas
24: Las Vegas, Nevada
alright, why is Oregon on there soo much? not that I mind Oregon, I'm one of the few New Yorkers that know how to pronounce the state correctly...but really, it's sorta a crazy state...at least they didn't select Pennsylvania, speaking of crazy. Actually, they didn't recommend anywhere in New York. I'm pretty much destined for one of the corners, the Southwestern corner, or the Northeastern corner. And, Oregon, which isn't really southwest, oh, and Maryland, which isn't really a corner....well, Northern California isn't either, oh, neither is Wisconson....and Hawaii, that's not really a corner of anything.....so what I'm trying to say is I shouldn't live in Texas.


Back to what I was saying.....which was....erm....break, it's really boring.

Sunday, December 14, 2003

It's just too true

So, here it is, the most accurate nonsensical test I've ever done....everything they say is true. I have said it for years, I'm the most violent pacifist I know....(hence the title of my blog, heavy metal hippie)
merry
Congratulations! You're Merry!


Which Lord of the Rings character and personality problem are you?
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A Little Dose of Daily Love

Some awesome web only newspieces from the ever spectacular....Daily Show with Jon Stewart who is known simply as "the man" (In my circles....and by circles I mean, just me)


On one of the Democratic Presidential debates:
The debate was co-sponsored and broadcast by Fox News, hence the event's official title, "The Democratic Candidate Debate: Get a Load of These Queers."

Meanwhile, having recently bowed out of the race for the Democratic nomination, Senator Bob Graham watched the debate from a local watering hole, pointing up at the television and telling disinterested patrons, quote, "Seriously, I know that guy. He's an asshole."


On President W. Bush and Schwarzenegger's meeting:
Afterwards, Arnold spoke of the meeting, saying, "We just talked about that we can do so much together in this relationship, and that it's very important for me to have a good relationship." Handlers later reminded Arnold that it's not a good idea to talk about the relationship so much on your first time getting together because he'll think you're one of those really needy governors who just wants him for his aid.

Schwarzenegger, who will enter office facing a budget deficit of possibly as much as $20 billion, will likely look to Bush for federal help to bail out California. Insiders say the president has so far committed to writing a three hundred dollar "tax return" check to Arnold and hoping that shuts him up for two or three years.


Prince Charles:
While the founding fathers may have dropped the ball on slavery and a women's right to vote while letting everyone own a machine gun, they showed remarkable foresight in abolishing any form of monarchy. Not because they sought to prevent a single person from seizing the reins of government, but because they knew full well that anyone wearing a crown wouldn't be able to keep his hands off of the butler.


Bush Talking to Australia:
In a speech to the parliament, Bush came with an important message for the Australian people. Speaking of the U.S. and Australia's shared histories he said "We fought together in the battle of Le Hamel, together in the Coral Sea, together in New Guinea, on the Korean Peninsula, in Vietnam." He then added, "Not me, of course. That fightin' stuff can get a man killed."

Bush then went on to say, "In our time, we must decide our own belief: either freedom is the privilege of an elite few, or it is the right and capacity of all humanity." He continued, "Now money and access to power -- that's a whole different story. Heh, heh...a whole different story indeed..."


Music:
The Zagat survey also found that, on average, 53% of fans download music from the Internet, 55% burn their own CD's, and 95% got really embarrassed when someone found that Hillary Duff song on their laptops.


And On Iraq:
Despite continuing reports of bad conditions in Iraq, critics of the war have struggled to be heard over the White House's carefully coordinated positive spin. Well, many Bush opponents are cheered tonight, because finally a loud voice critical of the war effort has broken through. And who is this hero of dissent? One Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.

In a memo sent to top-ranking defense officials last week, Rumsfeld himself questions the progress in the war on terror, saying that the U.S. is in for a "long, hard slog" in Iraq and Afghanistan, and ends by imploring whoever is eating the leftovers he brings in for lunch out of the fridge to please stop it. They are labeled for a reason.

In the memo, Rumsfeld poses difficult questions, asking, "Do we need a new organization?" and "Is D.O.D. changing fast enough?" and "Most critically, are we positive that there are no leaks in the Department of Defense through which confidential internal memos might embarrassingly find their way into the news?" Sadly, he now knows the answer to that last one.