Wednesday, July 30, 2008

A Problem I Have. Do You Have It Too?

Here's the trailer for Tropic Thunder:



I mean, it looks entertaining. Actually kind of funny. But I have a pretty big problem with Robert Downey, Jr. for all intents and purposes going blackface for the movie. Does anyone else have this problem? Should I just overlook this and watch the film? And hope for some put-in-your-place jokes at the expense of Mr. Downey, Jr. during the movie? Or should I just not see it at all?

Thoughts?

(Man I am on a blogging ROLL!!)

W.



Looks interesting.

The Greatest RnB Song of All Time

Yea, I said it. This song had been on repeat in my head and in my car for months. I remember I downloaded it back in February. It was the advance version and thus wasn't as edited as much as the album version. Still though, I loved it immediately. And still do.

...?

What a dumb fucking advertisement.

I remember I saw this last year. Immediately I thought, "Wow, only 1,944?" Then I did some research. "Research" means I went on Wikipedia and searched "nyc subway." What I discovered is what I thought all along. The yearly ridership for the MTA is about 1.45 billion. BILLION. That's 1,450,000,000. So out of those BILLION people, only 1,944 saw something and said something. Now I'm no math teacher(oh wait...), but that comes out to a mind-blowing (get ready for this)

0.0001 % of all riders

My calculator couldn't even handle that low of a number. Why the hell would the MTA advertise this?? It's embarassing.

Anyway, anytime I see it I get pissed off. I will now leave you with some awesomeness I found on Google images when searching for the above pic. This makes me feel better.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dark Knight

On Friday, I saw the Knight. Better yet, I saw the light.
I went to the IMAX showing in New Roc City. Got there early enough to have excellent seats in the middle-center. There really isn't a good way to describe the movie because it will not do it justice, but I guess I will try.
I was truly blown away. Never has a movie that has been so hyped up, so talked about, so marketedly exposed lived up to all of it. It was 2.5 hours and I loved every minute of it. I can't wait to go see it again.
I believe the acting on everyone's part was amazing. Obviously, Heath Ledger stole the show but we all knew that going in to the movie. But he really just hit a grand slam. I found myself laughing at these horrible images of violence because of him. His facial expressions, that sucking thing he did with his tongue, the voice, everything was just so good. I think second after him was Aaron Eckhart. He had to convince everybody of his characters transformation and I think he got the job done. Plus, the make-up on him as two-face was amazing, wasn't it? After him came Bale's performance, which is consistently good and has been in all of his movies.
I know this movie is way over-hyped and there will be many haters that come out of the film (I can think of a few right now). But this is truly an epic film and will be remembered so for many, many years to come.

What did you all think of it?

Monday, July 14, 2008

Question

A question pose I:

Is leaving your newspaper on the subway littering?

I believe the answer is NO. Here's what I think. If I am leaving my paper on my seat when I leave the subway (which I do often), then I believe someone else will pick it up and read it, thus deriving use from my action.

Personally, I always look for a left newspaper to pass my time on the train, so I assume at least some other people do as well.

What do you think. Is it littering? Or a simple act of kindness?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

WTF!

You've heard of drinking and driving, talking on your phone while driving, and most recently, texting while driving.
Well what about lying down and texting while driving... your motorcycle?!?!
Watch this shit:



This is how your people do, Victoria?

My Drink of Choice

For awhile now, my alcoholic drink of choice has been the

Vodka Gimlet

Simply "stir 1 1/2 oz. Rose's Lime Juice and 2 oz. vodka with ice. Add a wedge of fresh lime and strain into a cocktail glass."

I've always been a fan of vodka (naturally), and my good friend Nicholas introduced me to the Gimlet back in college. Ever since then, I have preferred it to other vodka-based drinks when I am at a bar. I even introduced to my dad this past December on our cruise and even he was surprised at how good it tasted and he's a life-long vodka drinker!
I guess the only drawback is that if you find yourself drinking Gimlets all night (like I did last night until 4 in the morning), the citrus from the lime juice bothers your throat a good amount in the morning. Then again, if you find yourself drinking all night, I guess that will be the least of your worries ;)

Thursday, July 10, 2008

An Open Letter

Dear Rite Aid,

Why do you look like you're always closed in the city? Why don't you have nice big windows like your friends CV or Duane? Nice big windows I can see into to make sure you are, in fact, open for business. Why is it that anytime I pass by you on 165th street I hesitate and have to pull my car up to make sure that I can go in and purchase my regular pharmaceutical-type products? Why is it that when I actually do make it in and make my consumer choice, I have to wait in a long line because there is only one check-out clerk? Even though I see like 5 of your reps giggling and shooting the shit in the back room? Then, on top of that, once I've waited 15 minutes and I get like 3 people behind me, one of your workers comes out and opens the register in time for those 3 people to get in that line? And leave me as the last person in both lines again?
But that's neither here nor there. I guess my main issue is your lack of looking like you are open. Your outside walls look like the grates that store owners pull down when they close their business up for the day/night. There are maybe like 3 narrow windows up high. You look like a fucking prison. Start trying.

Sincerely,

Concerned Consumer

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Wet Paint

What do you do when you see this sign? I'll tell you what I do, what I ALWAYS do... I touch the surface in question. I actually think I get excited when I see a "Wet Paint" sign. Will it be wet? Won't it? You never know!... Until. You. Touch it!
Most of the time it's already dry and I am left with a severe sense of disappointment. But sometimes, just sometimes, I am left with a tiny smear on my curious index finger and warmth on the inside of my heart.