Dan: "Ultimite frisbee."
Marshall: "Killer tag. With knives."
So I watched The Day After Tomorrow yesterday. I wasn't really expecting much, but I love disaster movies so I thought I'd give it a go. The first half-hour or so was really jumpy and choppy, but then it settled down a bit, and really, it was much better than I had expected storytelling- and writing-wise. I thought the ending in particular was very well done.
The only part I thought was really hokey was the wolf attack; that was pretty dumb. But all in all, it was actually a fairly solid film. I don't even have to classify it as a guilty pleasure!
Kathy: "Actually, that would be a good idea..."
Seriously, I'm continuously amazed by the things I find. Case in point:
( Cut for like five embedded videos. )
I can't believe I'm not the only person who remembers some of these things.
... I have three memes; this is definitely not a waste of my time. I was tagged to do these forever ago by fire_lord_azula (who gave me Ty Lee) and pushpushlady (who gave me Azula). OF COURSE I'm just getting around to it now.
( OMFG IT'S TY LEE )
( OMFG IT'S AZULA )
( Animation meme )
HEY REBECCA, I HEARD YOUR FIRE NATION FRISBEE GOT STOLEN OUT OF YOUR LOCKER. :(
Oh, and this? Scariest shit ever. I don't know where I first saw this, but I remembered the clay people being killed to this day. And up until yesterday, I thought it was just a nightmare I had when I was five or something. Creeeeeepy.
And also on the nostalgia topic- guess what CD-ROM I found lurking over at Dad's this morning? ROLLER COASTER TYCOON 2. ZOMGYES. I recall many, many hours spent screwing around with that game, making things such as an unnaturally small observation tower named 'The Holly Short', and christening merry-go-rounds things such as 'We've Turned the Corner' (Bush should SO be thanking us for the free publicity) and 'The Merry-and-Pippin-Go-Round'. Also, killing people by purposely making the rides defective. I wish I could still remember how to do that; it was great fun.
I also think one of the best was when we named a ride Nemo, and then hid it away in a very inaccessible place (like in the middle of a lake or something, probably). Everyone was wandering around going, "I can't find Nemo!" It was fantastic.
That game will go down in history (along with Zoo Tycoon- animal abuse, The Scientist Frenzy, reenacting books- and Let's Ride: Rosemond Hill- glitches galore, impossible horse feats, JOHN) as one of the games that is soooo much more fun when played incorrectly. Whee.
You know, if it were that many Europeans or Americans being massacred, the world would actually care. But it's Africans, so everyone's all whogivesarip. ::headdesk:: gsdojiLDGOIdjO>GF.
On the plus side, I've found a new cause to donate the money I earn from painting wooden stuff to. ('Wooden stuff', I know. I'm so descriptive.) Before it was the Red Cross, then it was the ASPCA. Now it's Any Organization Giving Money to Help People in Africa. Hmmm. Maybe I should just split it between the three. (Please note that as of now, this is all speculative- I currently only have $35. Stop laughing. At least I'm trying.) But still. But still. But still...
'But still' should totally be my motto. Along with 'Toby Ziegler is God in human form and should be treated as such and worshipped accordingly. Start building your shrines now'.
I always seem to take scenes/quotes in movies the wrong way. I suppose the fact that I'm basically asexual is coming back at me in a very dirty-minded way. Though scenes that I find unintentionally funny don't always have sexual undertones (imagined or not). When we watched An Inconvenient Truth (totally rocks) for Peace Studies a month or so ago, the line, "In the distance, you hear a cow..." almost made me lose it right then and there. I never quite figured out why.
Ah, wonderful. Autosave is working correctly. So if AOL conks out again (which it is so well known for doing), I won't loose much crap. Yayyy.
Eh... what else, what else... Oh! I took the PSATs today. My inner Toby-ness did very well on the verbal sections, particularly with grammar/sentence structure. Now all I need is an inner John Nash or somebody to take over during the math sections, which I am notoriously slow at (during sophomore testing last year, I was the last person to finish (math was the last section), and was largely credited with "holding everybody else up". Which is ridiculous, really, because they had to keep us all all in our testing rooms till a specific time anyway, and if I hadn't finished by dismissal time, I would have had to give in my test unfinished, and therefore not hold anyone up at all.) But anyway. PSATS. Cool. I'm probably the only person in the world who finds standardized testing fun. Yes, even on a Saturday morning at 7:15. I'm odd in that way. (And many other ways as well, of course.)
I just realized I have seen another rated R movie besides Hide and Seek. We watched The Emerald Forest in World Cultures freshman year. But since it was made in the '80's, I don't think it really counts as an R-rated movie. It's more like PG-13 with pizazz.
Because I'm incredibly bored, I'm going to post the 'revised' High School Musical lyrics my thirteen-year-old sister and I made up yesterday (actually, they're really just snippets of the songs, but whatever). I'm doing this because 1.) I very much doubt anyone but me is reading this, and 2.) I basically made this journal for myself, so that in twenty years I can come back and see what an idiot I was. I just made it public because if other people read it, I don't mind. I really don't know why anyone but me would want to, but whatever.
So anyway. Yes, I know they suck and don't really follow the original songs all that well. But we also found them incredibly hilarious.
Stupid? Of course. But they were a hell of a lot of fun to write.
I really didn't think The Ring 2 was as bad as everyone said it was (apart from The Attack of the Killer Deer, of course. Most unintentionally hilarious scene LYKEZOMGEVER). I still liked the general plot of The Ring better (well, up until the part where it is determined that "setting Samara free" or whatever the hell it was that Rachel did while trapped in the well was, in fact, the wrong thing to do, because Samara is and always will be teh eb0l. I liked the idea of sort of a misunderstood!Samara. But where the whole 'seven days' shebang originated from was cool... eh, whatever. I'm basically paraphrasing what I remember about the first movie- which I haven't seen in over a year).
Anyway... I want to see the original Japanese film, since it's supposedly better. I'll just filch it off my Dad's DVD shelf the next time I'm over there... heh.
Seriously though: "I'm not your fucking mommy!"? HEE. That is totally my new catchphrase this week.