06.28.2003 - 12:21 p.m.
I used to be a huge horror
movie fan, the gorier the better. Obsessively watching intestine-spattered
flicks was a hobby that went along nicely with my charming habit
of ringing my eyes with an inch of black eyeliner on a daily
Somewhere along the way I lost
both the desire to be a melodramatic Vampira-clone (my appearance
represents my troubled mind, please pass the Manic Panic)
and to watch every gorefest that oozed its way onto Blockbuster's
Horror section shelf.
However, I still get excited
when a movie comes out that looks like it might actually be scary,
as opposed to Good Lookin' Teens + Guy Who Keeps On Killin' Em
= Cinematic Gold!
The Ring scared the shit out
of me. I thought that was a genuinely frightening movie. Come
on, don't tell me you didn't get skeeved out by that scene in
the well with the hair
the wet hair everywhere
So last night I dragged JB
to 28 Days Later. He was whining and blatting about wanting to
see the Italian Job, but I stubbornly refused to give in. "It's
got zombies," I said, drawing on my miniscule knowledge
of what the film was actually about, "and...zombies fucking
Whoah, now that I type out
the word "zombie" it really doesn't look right. Shouldn't
it look scarier? It looks funny. ZOMBIE. Hee.
Anyway, I liked 28 Days. The
movie isn't your run of the mill crappy low budget flick - the
cinematography is pretty impressive. There's some footage at
the beginning with a guy walking through an absolutely deserted
London, and I don't know how the shit they filmed that but it
is creepy as hell. The rest of it had several incredibly tense/startling
scenes that had me doing my patented method of blurring my vision
as I stare at the screen so I'm a little removed from the part
I know is coming but I don't look like a pussy. Verdict: ok plot,
decent filmmaking, and genuinely scary. Thumbs up.
JB thought it semi-sucked.
"Myeh," he said as we left the theater. "Italian
Job would've been better." I don't know, man. Charlize Theron?
Seth Fucking Green?
Hey, I have a question for
you, since you guys are always so helpful and shit. I downloaded
a couple different filesharing programs a while back, for the
purpose of finding and legally purchasing music online, you know?
Ever since then, I have had this really annoying problem with
pop-ups. I deleted the apps and all the associated junk they
install, but I can't figure out how to stop the ads. It's random,
sometimes they spawn when I launch the browser, sometimes it's
when I hit a certain page - but it's definitely not the websites
serving them up, it's something triggered by the browser. Does
anyone know how to get rid of this?
I can't remember whose site
I was on when I saw a link to this, but thank you, Mystery Person, for
providing me with such hilarity.
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comments so far.
I have moved. - 1.03.2005
Obviously, a work in progress. - 12.27.2004
Happy holidays! - 12.24.2004
Listen, I am not a complete dick, it's not like I want Joe to die alone surrounded by cats or something. - 12.23.2004
Plus I am convinced my butt is extra big when it's upside down. - 12.22.2004