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Wednesday, December 10, 2003
Hola, amigos. It's been awhile since I rapped at ya. Things are OK.

Saw The Last Samurai t'other day. Good from a technical standpoint, but I thought it was lacking emotionally. Tom Cruise couldn't keep the "smirk" out of his voice at times. I do agree with Ebert that Ken Watanabe could be the next Toshiro Mifune, however. If you have no idea who Toshiro Mifune is, log off and rent The Seven Samurai and Yojimbo. And, bear in mind that George Lucas considered Mifune for the role of Obi-Wan Kenobi before Alec Guiness. Overall -- good fight sequences, good cinematography, good special effects, lacking emotion. In my book, not an Oscar® contender. Of course, I think that Peter Jackson has a lock on Best Director and Best Picture, since the previous installments of The Lord of The Rings didn't win.

Ben Affleck or not, I want to see Paycheck. It has Uma Thurman, it's directed by John Woo, and it's based on a Philip K. Dick story. Uma's attractive, John Woo is awesome, and PK Dick kicks ass, in a drug-induced paranoia sort of way.


I've not done any sort of demographic breakdown of my audience here (beyond my core "fans". You know who you are.), but, if there are any twenty-something males here, lemme hip you to some science:

You need to go to your local record store, or hit Amazon, and purchase The End of Silence by Rollins Band. I'm not just saying that because I've been in an End of Silence mood, either. If you're 27 (like me), male (like me), and are generally embittered by the daily drudge that your life is (like me), you desperately need this album. It has songs for every mood that dudes like us experience:

  • Depression -- "Low Self-Opinion"

  • Social anxiety -- "Grip"

  • Generalized weirdness disorder -- "Tearing", and pretty much the rest of the album

  • Rejection -- "You Didn't Need"

Solidarity, brothers. *thrusts right fist skyward*


I also recently acquired Strong Bad Sings and other type hits from Homestar Runner. Standout tracks: "TROGDOR" (of course), "The System is Down", "Moving Very Slowly" by Tranchula, "Because It's Midnite" by Limozeen, "I Think I Have A Chance With This Guy" by What's-Her-Face, and "Secret Song" by Homestar Runner.


Looks like YACCS is busted again. Dagnabbit.

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