Why can’t people sit still in a movie theater? I mentioned that we went to see the new Harry Potter last weekend, and the place was predictably crowded. And during the entire film there was just constant motion in the place: people getting up to go to the bathroom, trading seats, and apparently just walking around.
And what kind of weirdo just walks around inside a movie theater?
I admit that I don’t like long movies. But that’s because they’re almost always in bad need of editing, and therefore suck. They’re usually made by some director who had massive commercial success early in his career, and now longs for “respect.” So he starts bloating his shit up with unnecessary scenes, and crap that doesn’t move the story forward.
But even during the most self-indulgent turd of a film (think Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me) I don’t feel the need to power walk around the screening room. Ya know?
Call me a radical, but I just sit there and watch the movie. I don’t talk, I don’t shake a Skittles bag as if it’s my turn at Yahtzee, I don’t chew popcorn like it’s been very naughty and requires discipline, and I don’t call my boss to check on the “Tayback project.”
I think it’s an inability to focus, some kind of attention-deficit situation. That, and just general douchebaggery. You can never completely discount douchebaggery as an explanation for such things…
What do you think? Am I just a pain in the ass, or has theater decorum gone downhill over the past decade or so? Sweet sainted mother of Jonas Grumby!
Last weekend I added Carbonite to my laptop, and it’s been doing its initial back-up for almost a week now. There’s 51 gigs of stuff on that computer, almost all of it music. And I think it only backs-up three or four gigs per day.
So there’s a major backlog. Like in my liver.
But I’ll certainly feel better once all that stuff is protected. If I lost those mp3 files (about 15,000 of them), I’d probably just roll into a ball and start sucking my thumb.
Do you back-up your computer? I was using an external hard drive for my PC, but wasn’t very conscientious about copying things over. Eventually it just turned into a gigantic Phil Hendrie Show archive.
So now I have Carbonite on both computers, and they’ve got me ensnared in a two-headed auto-renew cycle that will never end. Good job, guys!
Believe it or not, I’m going to play golf this afternoon. The younger Secret wants me to take him while his mother and brother are out of town, and I’m gonna do it.
Should be interesting. Because I am to golf what Stephen Hawking is to… golf.
Are any of you familiar with a so-called band called Tinted Windows? I didn’t know anything about them, until about fifteen minutes ago.
Apparently they’re a “super-group” featuring Taylor Hanson(!) from Hanson, James Iha from Smashing Pumpkins, Adam Schlesinger(!!) from Fountains of Wayne, and freakin’ Bun E. Carlos(!!!) from Cheap Trick.
James Iha doesn’t get any exclamation marks; I can’t just be handing them out all willy-nilly.
But have you heard the album? On paper it seems like a can’t-miss. How does it actually sound?
And what’s the greatest super-group of all-time? Has there ever been one that could be called great? I’m drawing a blank here. The Traveling Wilburys? Nah.
I’ll leave you now with a question from the Stealing Clive Bull‘s Topics desk. It’s a fairly wide-open subject, but it translated into interesting radio and I’m hopeful it’ll do the same here.
Please use the comments link to tell us your stories about being lost. Have you ever taken a wrong turn somewhere and ended up in a… situation? Or have you somehow found yourself in Deliverance territory, not having any idea how to get out?
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And I’ll see you guys next time. Possibly tomorrow, with something quick and fun.
See ya then, I hope.