Friday, March 31, 2006

Black People Are Still Funny

Leprechaun Spotting


Jessica Simpson and Dane Cook? I approve of this union. I want to hear him tell her his material on stupid people in the world. That should be interesting. story

Quick Movie Review: Inside Man

The critics have just about messed their pants talking about this movie so I had to check it out. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing. I won't give anything away, but that's because there's isn't much to say. Denzel tries to negotiate a bank robbery. That's it! There's some twist at the end. But it's not that big, and not interesting enough to make it a great movie. There are a cool parts sprinkled throughout so I'd just say that it's a pretty good bank heist movie.

I know movie buffs will love the way Spike Lee stylized the shoot. It looks and feels very unique. Lee found the perfect bank as the main location. And he covers it amazingly. But... most people won't care about subtle shit like that. I give it the PR stamp of approval. B-



Friday, March 24, 2006

V is for Pretty Damn Cool

I went to see the ultimate guys' movie. It had everything guys look for in a flick; the sex, the fighting, high-concept philosophy, and Natalie Portman. Nice! I like! The tie-ins to the Count of Monte Cristo added even more. I think the Monte Cristo story is the best lesson for any young man.

:::No spoilers, I promise:::

"Vendetta" addresses it from many different angles. First is "V," he went through his tough times as a young man. A time when he had nothing and felt like no one wanted him. He found purpose and fought through his difficulty. And came out a much stronger man. Natalie Portman's character, "Evey," went through something similiar. At first she was young and naive. She also went through her tough times in what I call "The Wasteland." The time when you're all alone and must figure your way on your own or with the help a mentor.

In the end, they both come out stronger no matter what happens. Everyone has to go through their wasteland. I've been through it a few times. It's made me who I am. I'll never be the same.
I didn't see anything worthy of political controversy in the movie. The movie's based on a comic book. It mentions the United States and "the war." But it doesn't really dive to deep into any of that. It's like the mention of the U.S. was just a tool to frame the future as different and bleak, without any hope. Almost as a springboard to give "V" the frame to be who he is.

Great movie.

Some Reviews

Monday, March 20, 2006

Crazy-Ass Buffet

I went to Crazy Buffet yesterday and had sushi. I've had sushi before, but this was the first time I went with the intention of trying it. It wasn't half-bad. I don't see the big deal though. Maybe I have to try it a couple more times.

The waiter did something weird though at the end. He brings me my payment and says, "Okay, this copy's for me, this one's for you, and that's your card." Now, I don't mind the talk of the different copies, but why the hell do I need to know which one of the three objects is my card. Is it confusing some people?! I was about to say, "I'm sorry, which one's my card again. Oh okay, I mean, you went through it all so fast. Thanks man!"

Was he an idiot or just being helpful?

(Speaking of sushi. How about video of a guy snorting wasabi. hilarious

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Happy St. Pat's

I hope you guys had fun last night. I had to work late and was too tired to go out. Plus my roll dogs sold out on me. :( Anyways, let me know what yall did to celebrate.

Friday, March 17, 2006

Time For Celebration!

I finally chucked my old pos cpu, and got a new one. I got a pretty good deal on it from CompUSA. Plus I got these slick new speakers. Suhweeet!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

What A Piece Of Ass: Erin Wasson

Erin graced the cover of Esquire last month and made my coffee table a much beautiful place. Oddly enough, Jessica Alba on the cover of Playboy started looking kind of bland next to her. btw Jessica looked like a nasty toothpick at the Oscar's. I'm gonna put my Esquire mag over the Playboy.

What I've Learned: Just DON'T Be Yourself

A wise man once told me that life is willing to teach if I'm willing to listen. Whenever I stumble upon a kernel of truth I blog it in a segment I like to call: What I've Learned.

This was going to be a long post. But I feel like shortening it by just getting to the point. Don't be yourself. Don't be true to yourself. Don't be "happy" with who you are. Or any other version of the just love yourself dogma. Why? Because you are more annoying than you think. You aren't as funny as you think. You aren't as good-looking as you think. You need to improve yourself. And the biggest thing stopping you from doing that is thinking that you are fine the way you are.

My mantra has changed to "Just Be Your Best Self." I'll explain it more later.