Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

Sofia Coppola
Your film will be 60% romantic, 23% comedy, 37% complex plot, and a $ 21 million budget.
Relatively inexperienced (The Virgin Suicides, Lost In Translation) as a director, but already highly respected and connected -- her dad, Francis, directed all The Godfather movies, Apocolypse Now. Also, at last word she's dating Quentin Tarantino, so I'm sure he'll have some input into the substance of your film. Sofia's good at making the romantic drama that is your life. Who didn't have at least a lump in the throat at the end of Lost In Translation? She's already won one Academy Award for her writing, now she'll be the first woman to receive one for directing -- YOUR FILM!

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Congratulations to every last one of the cast of American Sisters! It was poignant and wonderful. There were tears. I was thoroughly impressed, and I will absolutely come to see it again if I can get a ticket! :)
Following Shimobe's example... :)

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Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Angel
by Sarah McLachlan

spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there's always one reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memory seeps from my veins
let me be empty
and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

in the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there

so tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lie
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escaping one last time
it's easier to believe in this sweet madness oh
this glorious sadness that brings me to my knees

in the arms of an angel
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort there
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
She looked at me! HURRAH! :)

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

This will only be funny to you if you've actually watched Star Trek at some point. So if you haven't, stop reading now. Now. NOW, I SAID!

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Top 5 Phrases You're Not About To Hear on the Enterprise or Voyager

  • Captain's Log, Stardate... damn. What's the date? Number One, what's today? No, I know it's Tuesday, what's the date? The STARdate!

  • The... doohickey... has gone all... funny, making that gizmo light up... the one that means the warp engines are... ya know... all messed up.

  • Prime Directive? We don't need no steenkin' Prime Directive!

  • The aliens are locking their weapons on us... firing... a miss. Shall I open hailing frequencies so you can laugh in their faces?

  • Ah, hell, I'm bored. Screw the hailing frequencies, fire at will.
    - taken from here and edited slightly
  • Monday, February 13, 2006

    Eating plain Ruffles always takes me back to those long, depressing days after Halloween in elementary school, when my lunches were augmented with bizarre assortments of barely-identifiable candy and bags of greasy, unflavoured chips. (The teacher would sit innocently by and pretend not to notice...) These lunch additions would grow more and more stale as the months went by, and eventually I would bring large bags of the stuff to pawn off on my friends (the ones whose parents liked to pretend--like the teacher--that Halloween didn't exist, or else would force them to go can-collecting). They always fell for it, the sugar-deprived, desperate little suckers. *snicker*

    Saturday, February 11, 2006

    I just won my first chess game!

    And they were all amazed, and they glorified God, and were filled with fear, saying, We have seen strange things to day.
    - Luke 5:26
    Don't let life have this to mock
    Let go of this fake holy writ

    - something I found

    Thursday, February 09, 2006

    I laugh. :D

    Your love is... by ChibiMarronchan
    Your name is...
    Your kiss is...erotic
    Your hugs are...warm
    Your eyes...light up a day
    Your touch is...irresistable
    Your smell is...beautiful
    Your smile is...entrancing
    Your love is...unique
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    Sunday, February 05, 2006

    So, in case you haven't noticed, Buddhist and/or Hindu thought is actually based on some of the exact same ideas as Christianity.

    1) "God" is everywhere--inside us, outside us, around us.
    2) "God" sustains life.
    3) The ultimate goal is to unite with "God."

    And those are just a few off the top of my head.

    Doesn't that suggest a common deity in some way? If Eastern religions--on the surface appearing so opposite to Western ones--are actually based on some of the same fundamental ideas, isn't that more of a case for a single common deity, being expressed through different avenues and particulars?

    In turn, doesn't that help make a really, really good case for religious tolerance and freedom of worship? Perhaps even...pluralism?
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    Thank you, "Hollis Parsons," for such entertaining, profound, and nonsensical spam. Please tell your friend, "Krystal Granger," that I am grateful for her earlier note as well.

    Friday, February 03, 2006

    We Shall Be Free
    by Garth Brooks

    This ain't comin' from no prophet
    Just an ordinary man
    When I close my eyes I see
    The way this world shall be
    When we all walk hand in hand

    When the last child cries for a crust of bread
    When the last man dies for just words that he said
    When there's shelter over the poorest head
    We shall be free

    When the last thing we notice is the color of skin
    And the first thing we look for is the beauty within
    When the skies and the oceans are clean again
    Then we shall be free

    We shall be free
    We shall be free
    Stand straight, walk proud
    'Cause we shall be free
    When we're free to love anyone we choose
    When this world's big enough for all different views
    When we all can worship from our own kind of pew
    Then we shall be free
    We shall be free

    We shall be free
    Have a little faith
    Hold out
    'Cause we shall be free

    And when money talks for the very last time
    And nobody walks a step behind
    When there's only one race and that's mankind
    Then we shall be free

    We shall be free
    We shall be free
    Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith, hold out
    We shall be free
    Is Canada Boring?

    Wednesday, February 01, 2006

    In the departure lounge at Vancouver International Airport you can now pay $9 to take a thirty-minute Metronap in a reclining chair with your head and upper body inside a white metal bubble. The bubble is equipped with headphones for your choice of music or dead silence, and when it is time to wake up, the chair vibrates gently. An attendant is on hand to collect your money, give you a blanket, watch your luggage and make sure you wake up on time. If you pay $15 you can sleep for two hours.
    - P. Osborne, from Geist, Vol. 14 No. 59, Winter 2005/2006
    Language is for communication. Language, unfortunately, is just what prevents--or at least hampers--real communication so much of the time. It's supremely frustrating.

    In any case, do you think it's possible for something to be overtalked? I'm thinking it is.
    If you want to know what God wants you to do, ask Him, and He will gladly tell you, for He is always ready to give a bountiful supply of wisdom to all who ask Him; He will not resent it. But when you ask Him, be sure that you really expect Him to tell you, for a doubtful mind will be as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind; and every decision you then make will be uncertain, as you turn first this way, and then that. If you don't ask with faith, don't expect the Lord to give you any solid answer.
    - James 1:5