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Aw, it's really too bad to hear that Rutger Hauer is not only a jerk, but the kind of major jerk who ruins films and the experience of making films. I've always had a fondness for him because of the unarguably iconic 80's flicks I first saw him in (Blade Runner and Ladyhawke), so poo to him for not being cool. Oh well, just goes to show that just because your film character is cool doesn't mean anything in the least about you as an actor and person (and obviously vice versa, hee hee. Hee. Hee ... u c wut i did thair)
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What makes Total Recall even better in geek terms is that none other than Piers Anthony (whose borderline pedophilic Xanth novels made an impression on my late teen-hood) wrote a novelization of the movie in 1989. Read it for more hilarity. To flensr: Not to be a "typical hollywood shitbag," (especially since I no longer live in SoCal and have never even been to Hollywood), but that article was written for the Suicide Girls site, for crying out loud, and if you can't express political opinions there, where can you? I hate the attitude that demands that intelligent people "shut up and sing/dance/write funny stuff," censoring themselves to conform to majority opinion as if their job or address invalidated their personal views on current events. Besides, that opinion happens to be one shared by many, many non-Hollywood California residents, especially ones working in the school and university systems. So whatEVER right back atcha from a "typical shitbag academic." In my best Valley Girl tone. :)
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Along with the title (though the rest of the article doesn't exactly reference futuristic dystopia or AIs gone amok), I love the quote of one of my favorite images in Neuromancer (not coincidentally from the first sentence of the novel): a sky "the color of television, tuned to a dead channel." The funny thing is that someone on the LA site pointed out that that should mean the sky is a fuzzy static gray, not blue, but I've always read that as blue, too ... And I just realized why: it's the brilliant blue of the VCR channel before you've turned on the video. Generations are funny things.
Toggle Commented Jan 22, 2009 on LA Daily: Winter Mute at WWdN: In Exile
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Brunching Shuttlecocks! Oh my goodness, I'd sort of forgotten about the wonder that was Lore's site. One of my personal favorites was the "Björk" song. ("... were you brought by the stork, or were you created from butter and cork?" My husband still occasionally belts that song out at me, especially if I happen to insist on listening to Björk, whom he despises and I adore). Wil, I hope you feel better soon, and that the game was much more exciting than it promised to be.
Toggle Commented Jan 8, 2009 on collecting random thoughts at WWdN: In Exile
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Happy Merriness indeed! We're doing the same here, and it's cozy and wonderful. All the best to you and your family!
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Happy Merriness indeed! We're doing the same here, and it's cozy and wonderful. All the best to you and your family!
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This is such a hard thing to remember sometimes, especially when the stresses of life tend to overshadow what's really there. Thanks for the reminder, as usual. 1. My husband, who always gives me more than I deserve. Or rather less, depending on your perspective. 2. My health. While I just went deaf in my right ear, I have great hearing in my left ear. I could be completely deaf, and I don't have any life-threatening illnesses. 3. My surroundings. I love this new condo we're in: it's the best place we've ever lived, we have a working roof over our heads, a warm interior, and a lovely kitchen. We're really lucky.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on my roof is leaking; life is good at WWdN: In Exile
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This is such a hard thing to remember sometimes, especially when the stresses of life tend to overshadow what's really there. Thanks for the reminder, as usual. 1. My husband, who always gives me more than I deserve. Or rather less, depending on your perspective. 2. My health. While I just went deaf in my right ear, I have great hearing in my left ear. I could be completely deaf, and I don't have any life-threatening illnesses. 3. My surroundings. I love this new condo we're in: it's the best place we've ever lived, we have a working roof over our heads, a warm interior, and a lovely kitchen. We're really lucky.
Toggle Commented Dec 23, 2008 on my roof is leaking; life is good at WWdN: In Exile
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