Saturday, March 10, 2012

Saturday suds.

So, in a nutshell, Deschutes County considers itself too good for the applicants who actually applied for the position of county administrator.

Well -- this really ought to attract an even better crop of candidates.


Moebius has died. Anyone who ever saw the original Heavy Metal movie should grieve a little. He also did the production design for Fifth Element. Airtight Garage. A genius.

Some of his material (Incal) finally came back in print recently -- and then seemed to go instantly out of print. argggh.


I go to Reddit now for my daily dose of belly laughs. Usually only takes a few minutes.

Amazing what is caught on camera. I mean, think how weird and funny life is, that this much stuff is online.


I was grocery shopping with Linda (usually not a good idea since our bill usually doubles). I picked out some "Sugar Free" pastries.

My stomach does not like "Sugar Free" pastries. Not at all.


The Hunger Games juggernaut is rumbling our way.

I wonder if all those people I've told over the last three or four years: "Oh, you haven't heard of Hunger Games? Believe me, I may be the first to tell you, but I won't be the last..."

...I wonder if if they remember me saying it?

Probably not.


I was drinking my lemonade, and it was kind of warm but there was still some ice rattling around. Couldn't figure it out.

Finally emptied the container, and there at the bottom was a big chunk of hard milky plastic that broke off from the ice dispenser.

Now I know how I died in another dimension.

No wonder the ice was coming out so slow!


John Carter is trailer proof -- critic proof. Linda and I are going to the noon showing today. I'm letting my 12 year old kid out -- the one who loved "The Long Ships" and "The Vikings."

If you've been reading this blog, you know I've been panning their lousy trailers and their stupid name change.

But now my Underdog rooting wires are being tugged -- since it appears it will be a famous commercial disaster, I just have to go see it.

It's getting about a 50% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, but only a 30% rating from "Top Critics" which means, what, a higher rating from other critics -- shall we call them "Nerd Critics.?"

The original books probably wouldn't do well if they were reviewed by current critics, now would they?



H. Bruce Miller said...

Gotta disagree about the search for a new county administrator. Local governments and school districts around here generally have been too willing to settle for mediocrities (or worse). I'm glad the county seems to want to do the job right this time.

But that's just, like, my opinion, man.

Luci & Loree said...

I remember 'the Long Ships" and 'the Vikings"!!!!! OMG... i recently even bought 'the Vikings' so i could have for my own and watch whenever i want!!! tony curtis :) kirk Douglas.

Duncan McGeary said...

I remember when The Long Ships was The Golden Bell.

H. Bruce Miller said...

I read part of the first volume of "The Hunger Games." It's a pretty good story for kids.

"The Vikings" is cool. The music is the best part.