Friday, February 27, 2009

Random Friday #27

Malin Akerman in spandex with the tag line, I am used to going out at 3 am and doing something stupidSelective Technophile
The other day, I was looking at my blog (to answer comments), and blogger sort of hiccupped and gave me my blog feed instead. I have not ever seen the feed, and I was a bit surprised. I had heard about feeds for websites that have data that is updated frequently. I am a selective technophile; I understand some technology and don't know much about other things. I can blog and write a few things in HTLM. But I don't do the feed thing. Don't really know about it.

I have been entertained recently by ~Deb's videos. I mean, she videos Sunday fun, talking about a good porn plot, and my favorite, them just goofing around tp make a music video. Deb is incredibly gifted (has quite an expressive mind). But I sometimes wonder if video editing software is allowing people with smaller budgets and less technology to enter the fray. I would imagine this takes hours and hours to do. I don't have the patience for this, but I am glad that some (~Deb) do. And there are probably a bunch on YouTube that I wish lacked the skill to upload vids, but that is something else.

Academy Awards
I missed the Academy Awards this year, and you know, my life did not change. I did watch omovies summary, and I think I got caught up. I have not been to see an award-nominated movie in quite some time (I did not see Batman because it looked too violent). Don't get me wrong, I like artsy films. But I guess I am more used to a film being in a foreign language to make it artsy.

Blue Juice
I listened to part of Blue Juice, a really bad 1995 movie starring Sean Pertwee as JC, a twenty-something surfer, who is more of a surfer kid than an adult. The best part of the movie is in the first scene, where you see JC with full frontal nudity. Well, there is a strategically placed sock that keeps the movie at an R rating. Catherine Zeta-Jones plays Chloe, his girlfriend. Chole's best line, "Are you telling a woman with a pan of burning fat in her hand that she doesn't know what she is doing?" The film is set in Australia, and I wonder if Catherine Zeta-Jones has a good Australian accent. I have no idea, actually, because I have not been down under.

Anyway, I think if a movie is free on the web (and there is no copyright infringement), I can almost guess that it is old or it is crappy. This one is sort of crappy. There are touching points (about the one hour point, where they talk into a "lie detector blow hole"), but it is normally a bit flat. Or does it go from charming to flat, a bit uneven for a film.

Oh, and is it just me, or could you even imagine Catherine Zeta-Jones being Sean Connery's love interest in Entrapment. He is so sexy, but I just don't see the two of them together.

RPI and Basketball
The RPI (Rating Percentage Index) is a measure of strength of schedule and how a team does against that schedule. Created in 1981, the RPI is a tool used in selecting and seeding the 65 teams for the NCAA Men's basketball Division I tournament. This sentence is taken directly from its definition. But when I looked at the numbers, Tennessee had a #1 strength of schedule. Tennessee plays in the SEC, and according to everyone, they suck this year. Okay, this is by someone who pulls for Georgia Tech. Anyway, how can Tennessee be #1 in SOS when they play in a conference that sucks? I don't know too much about men's basketball, but this makes no sense to me.

Carpe Diem
"If you had one shot, one opportunity to seize everything you wanted. Would you capture it, or just let it slip away?" I heard these lines, or similarities to them, recently on a television program. Okay, I admit it, the lines are a bit lame. I think they were written that way on purpose. But you know, for most of us, I think we let these moments slip away. Sort of sad, really.

Flixter is a new-ish site. I wonder why they are not being sued by Flicker. Or Twitter. Or both.

Is it just around here, or do the movie theaters seem more crowded? I want to watch A Powerful Noise but there is some stink associated with the phrase "town hall meeting." Whenever I hear that, I think, "A meeting where we all bitch and agree with one another but nothing gets done." March 6 is when Watchmen premiers. Oh, and that is Malin Akerman on the movie poster. Not sure who she is, but I think people will go just to see her in spandex.

Lemonade Stand; Ian Tagged MeTagged
I don't like doing memes, and tags are just sort of memes. But since I sort of poked at Ian earlier in the week, he tagged me. Instead of just forgetting, I am going to list 10 sites with attitude. Because I have a bit of 'tude myself, I am not going to follow through with the entire request, telling them that they have an award.

Anyway, here are the rules, some of which I will not be following:

Rules for the award:

1. Put the logo on your blog or post.

2. Nominate at least 10 blogs, which show great Attitude and/or Gratitude!

3. Be sure to link to your nominees within your post.

4. Let them know that they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

5. Nominate your favorites and link to this post.

Here are my nominations, in a particular order, the result of an algorithm that involves numerology, metaphysics and Ti Chi:

1. Let Me Go On and On. Okay, my very own lesbian crush.
2. Grantochrist. If you ignore the J-bunnies, a really funny read.
3. Cup 'o Joe. The only HR person you will ever like.
4. SSC. Joe's main squeeze.
5. Heart of a Family. A day in the life of a super Mom with a child with special needs.
6. Xmichra. 'Nuff said. Don't want to make Deb jealous.
7. Dr. Deb. Always engaging.
8. Mal's Mumblings. One smart cookie.
9. Saur. I don't read her often, but a good blog with good 'tude.
10. A Tail of Two Towns. If you get jealous easily, skip this one. He lives in paradise.

Oh, and if I didn't list you? Maybe that is because I like you more. Did I mention I don't like tags and memes?


74WIXYgrad said...

I'm with you on tags and memes. I give out awards because I like to promote other blogs, but I try to keep that at a minimum. I do give out an exclusive award at the end of the year called the Top Banana.

Good post today Leesa.

Anonymous said...

The carpe diem quote is actually a line in an Eminem song! :)

Leesa said...

wixy: I don't promote like you promote.

brown eyed girl: it is the same line used in a tv show - I jotted it down but forgot where it came from. I wonder if Eminem knows.

74WIXYgrad said...

Leesa: You don't need to promote. You are a better writer than I am. I went to broadcasting school and you got a real education.

The common ground in which we stand is we both have a passion for communication.

SSC~ The Domestic Diva said...

Thanks for the tag. But I don't think I am any ones squeeze at the moment! You still like my blog though right?

Ian Lidster said...

That's my girl. I knew you wouldn't disappoint me. Like you, I hate being tagged and I really hate tagging, but you carried it off with elan.

Now I am off to check out your lesbian crushee. How could I resist?

Leesa said...

wixy: thanks, sweetie. I think most people want to communicate ideas. You do it with a bit more manners than most in the blog world.

ssc: of course I do. I thought you and Joe were an item. My bad.

ian: I had to look up elan (enthusiastic and assured vigor and liveliness). I'm not so good with the words and vocabulary, you know?

Xmichra said...

um.. i am not sure to thank you or not given your dislike of the meme tag. lol... but I will take that as a compliment, and say thank you! ;)

You didn't miss anything with batman, hell i wish i hadn't seen it. It was very borring (that's sad when there is violence and it is boring violence). But i watched Rachel getting married yesterday and it was good. Different facets of people dealing with addiction (themself, others, family, enablers) etc and was pretty easy to follow. Vicky Christina Barcelona was good too, but for an inexplainable reason. lol...

~Deb said...

Tags take much longer than making a video. ;) Thank you for nominating me...(I think?) Believe it or not, with the iMovies that Mac provides, the editing is less than an hour or so. I think that's pretty fast for a 10 minute video or less. It's a lot of fun though! :) Just like writing!

AcuityTodos said...

Thanks, Leesa. I hope it's OK to have attitude, because it is a part of me that would be hard to suppress.

And, while many people believe that both places that I live in are paradise, I suspect Ian may disagree about the Northern version. Paradise is for the dead, anyway, and I'd like to hang on a bit.

j. Winkel said...

Howdy, I think you would enjoy my blog. Take a look, say hello! My first book comes out in April, several more follow.

Leesa said...

xmichra: glad to know I did not miss anything with Batman.

~deb: well, I love your videos.

acuity: always okay to have attitide.

winkle: I can't tell if you are spam. I think you are.