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Daily Musings 3/18

Posted by goldwriting on March 18, 2008

1 – If you have to begin and end your video with “I’m not sick.” you have already doomed your public image. Judge for yourself with this oddly clever animation of Lego Sadism. [via GorillaMask via UniquePeek]

2 – Florida will not be re-voting for the primary they so brilliantly decided to hold prior to the dates set by the Democratic National Committee. Since the race is so tight between Obama and Hillary there has been talk about getting Florida’s delegates to sit at the convention and count (the same goes for Michigan), but Florida officially stated today that no new voting will take place. Hillary is an outstanding proponent for the votes standing as they were already cast, but that’s mainly because she whooped Obama in that state, mainly because he didn’t bother campaigning there since it wasn’t going to count in the race. Douchebag points: Obama = 0, Hillary = 2999 (if she makes it to 3000 I’m sending her a free Obama ’08 t-shirt) [via CNN]

3 – Hold the presses. Get out your sandworm nets because Dune is coming back to the big screen! Peter Berg, actor/director behind The Kingdom and Friday Night Lights among others, is attached to bring a new adaptation of the Frank Herbert classic novel to movie fans worldwide. According to the article they are now looking for writers and they want something that is more faithful to the original book, which many literary fans complained about with David Lynch’s 1984 version (which I still loved anyway). This is one of my favorite novels and I have good faith in Peter Berg, so this is what I like to refer to as “f’ing awesome news”. [via Variety]

4 – Condolences go out to the family of Anthony Minghella who just passed away. He was a highly acclaimed director and deserved every accolade he got. From The English Patient to The Talented Mr. Ripley and Cold Mountain the man was a consummate visionary and I’m convinced he would have continued making extraordinary work. [via IMDB]

5 – Stephen King’s The Stand is going to be turned into a graphic novel. Thrilling news, I must say, but the success of this all hinges on whether or not they include King’s own portrayal of one of the survivors in the TV mini-series version. Few things are as humorous as King telling Rob Lowe about how he gets used to moving tons of dead bodies, “Just think of ’em as cordwood. That’s what I do. Yeah, cordwood.” [via lilja’s library via comicbookresources]

6 – Now I don’t know what is so strange about this Garfield Minus Garfield strip. You mean most people don’t do this all the time? Hmm…i’m feeling a bit odd right now.


7 – If you are one of those zealots for the cult indie film Boondock Saints, this should be quite exciting for you. (I guess I need to actually watch the film now) [via FilmDrunk]

8 – Some kid found a completely fossilized dinosaur in his back yard. Hell, all I ever found were chewed up tennis balls and dried dog poop. I should’ve moved to din-country. [via CNN]

9 – The first full trailer is available for Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder, which originally didn’t look promising to me, but now I am turning the tide. This could be something special. Robert Downey Jr.’s controversial decision to play a character who is playing in blackface might just be a work of comic genius. Or he could start our country’s most vicious race war. Time will tell. [via FilmDrunk]

10 – There are many downsides to a night of binge drinking. One of those is having your mugshot taken like this: [via Perez Hilton]


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3 Responses to “Daily Musings 3/18”

  1. Bernadette said

    I’m not sick.

    I’ve heard of Boondock Saints but don’t even know what it is. And you’re telling me there are actual movie zealots out there? Thats a new one. Move over religious zealots!

    Wasn’t “The Stand” already a graphic novel? Aren’t ALL of King’s books graphic novels? I’m confused.

    I love Robert Downey Jr. so I don’t think he could really do anything wrong in my eyes….other than use drugs until he drops and, you know, having sex with hookers.

  2. Bernadette said

    OH! I get it. I clicked on the graphic novel link. A comic book! Wow. All caught up.

    I’m not sick.

  3. Luke said

    You’re not sick, but I’m scared of people who say that. That does put a damper on our relationship.

    I’m also a huge fan of Downey Jr. and I think almost all his work on screen is pure gold, like Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Thankfully he seems to be back on the somewhat straight and narrow because he was dangerously close to becoming another Hollywood tragedy.

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