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"This is the wierdest damn funeral I've ever been to..."

Thank you, Frank Lapidus. *G*

I can't remember how to do an LJ-cut, so - SPOILER ALERT for anybody who doesn't want to talk about last night's LOST episode.

Loved, loved, loved.

Actually, what I really wanted to start with were these two words: "Inside joke." My reaction? ROTFLMAO. Oh, yeah....!

Thank you, LOST, for the promise of a final season that just might meet or exceed my expectatios. Whooooooot!

On a different subject, I'm baaaaack. Hopefully. *G*

About 2 or 3 years ago (has it really been that long?), I decided that spending so much time on-line might have been keeping me from making friends in "real life", so, reluctantly, I went cold turkey on LJ. Well, guess what? All that happened is that I ended up missing all of you terribly, losing touch, and being lonelier than ever. I'm sorry for being away for so long, and I hope you can forgive me, and let me back in.



ETA: Check out these photoshops of movie posters, ala LOST - http://www.theackattack.net/?p=1323#more-1323. Love the Dom and Claire one, but the John and Yoko one was also on the spot.
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What can I say? Worst... slashing... EVER.

p.s. In case you're not aware, that's actually just the name of a movie coming out about the interviews David Frost did with Richard Nixon. *G*

p.p.s. Rob Blagojevic, the governor of Illinois who was arrested today for attempting to sell Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat can please go to hell. Please. I've never been so ashamed to be a Democrat.
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Goths and Vampire fans - you gotta watch South Park!

Gaya and Catw - this is for you. *G* Great episode on South Park this week where some of the kids start a Vampire club, where they all pretend to be vampires. Problem is, the goths are pissed off because the vampires are stealing their looks. Heck, the goths are even being mistaken for the "vampires"!

Funniest part? When the vampire club brings in a new member and, to undergo the transformation... they take him to Hot Topic and put together a suitable outfit for him. *L*!!! Love it.

(could somebody remind me how to do the html for lj-users? Thanks)
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Adam Busch Sighting in "Sarah Connor Chronicles"!

One minute ago I just saw Adam Busch (of the band Common Rotation, and also known for playing one of the Geeksome Trio in "Buffy the Vampire Slayer) on "The Sarah Connor Chronicles"!

A soldier from the future who's traveled back in time thinks she recognizes a traitor from the future who apparently has also traveled to the past. When her compatriot isn't sure whether or not to believe her, she goes out and comes back dragging... Adam!!!! He's playing Charlie Fisher... which is who the first guy refuses to admit being. Basically, Adam gets to play scared and confused by this all, as he sits strapped in a chair. (Okay, I'm a bit confused... is Adam the current Fisher, and the older guy from the future is the younger him? Oh, crap!!!! The compatriot is threatening to cut off the younger guy's finger. Ah... because he wants to protect his younger self. Cool.)
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Question for LOTR fans...

So I read on TORN that there's a movie being made in England (low-budget, not for profit) about Gilraen and Arathorn: http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=10543119

Tell me - is this still that movie that we saw clips of at various conventions? Do you remember the one I'm talking about? I don't quite remember the name of it... darn, it's driving me crazy. Anyway, I thought that it was also about the Rangers.

Sorry for my rambling, but I'm hoping somebody remembers the movie in question, and what happened to it.
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And on the lighter side...

At the end of the latest beach volleyball match played by Misty May-Kreanor and Kelli Walsh (did I get the names right?), I saw something that really impressed me: Kelli Walsh went around to each and every official/volunteer/judge/whatever from the host nation who was on the floor, shook their hand and thanked them very graciously and warmly. It was good to see somebody - especially somebody American - show that kind of kindness and graciousness. My respect for her, already very high for her athletic skills, really rose.

I got a great opportunity today to do something real and concrete to help others - and get paid for it! My company let us choose to help out in an organized day of volunteering, if we chose to. About 300 of us went to a school in one of the more disadvantaged area neighborhoods and painted the classrooms. It was fun, I got to do it with some great people, and we did a really good job; our classroom looked professionally painted. I'm really glad my company does this, and that what we did really accomplished something and wasn't just a feel-good activity.

But boy are my legs tired!

ETA: Great Olympics cartoon by Dork Tower today - *G*: http://syndicated.livejournal.com/dorktowerfeed/164849.html?view=3640561#t3640561

ETA yet again: Can somebody please explain what this "Podium Training" is that all the commentators keep mentioning? As in "Earlier today, in podium training, such-and-such happened". They... train to get on the podium for their awards? Or is this some gymnastics piece of equipment?

ETA ETA ETA: omg, these are TOO CUTE! All you Dr. Horrible fans (that's YOU, anonypooh!) and My Little Pony fans (psyknife, you know who you are) must go forthwith to see MY DR. HORRIBLE LITTLE PONIES! (thanks to green_queen for the info): http://www.requiemart.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.ShowItem&g2_itemId=6124
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Scientifically inaccurate song lyrics...

Okay, I'm going to give into my inner geek here, but does hearing these lyrics make anybody else feel like somebody is scratching fingernails on a chalkboard, because... they're just wrong? Or maybe you have a lyrics pet peeve of your own to add? Here I go:

"Turpentine" - A great song by Brandi Carlilie (http://www.myspace.com/brandicarlileband), who, btw, sings the song to the car commercial that plays over and over during the Olympics coverage - you know, the one called "The Story": "All of these lines across my face... tell you the story..."

Lyric: "These days we go to waste like wine... that's turned to turpentine".
Come on, Brandi... wine turns to vinegar; turpentine is made from gum from pine trees!

"Good is Good" - by Sheryl Crow.

Lyric: "And everytime you hear the rolling thunder, you turn around before the lightning strikes" Now that would be a neat trick... being warned of lightning by thunder! Sorry, you see lightning before you hear it.

Do you think they didn't know any better, or that they just couldn't resist the way it sounded?
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Olympic in every sense of the word...

I haven't really watched the Olympics for years and years. In fact, I don't think I remember any I've watched since I was a kid. But after hearing how amazing the opening ceremonies were going to be, I watched it, and I was utterly stunned. I watched it with my mouth open, saying over and over again "how are they DOING that?!", while, at the same time, enjoying its beauty, grace, and dignity.

Then, I decided to watch a little on Saturday... and Sunday... and even today! I'm not an athlete, and I never watch athletics, but the difference from what I remember seeing decades ago and what I'm seeing now just dumbfounds me. My god - have any of you been watching what the Chinese men do on the stationary rings? How can anybody DO that? The body strength required is absolutely phenomenal. And then to see Michael Phelps and his complete control in swimming, or the way the American relay came from behind to pass in the last lap?

And then... there's the little things. *G* Like:

- When did gymnasts start wearing those funky leather supports on their hands and wrists - the ones that look like what people wear when they have wrist problems due to poor ergonomics. How do you grip with those things on?

- When did swimmers start doing that "stick your arms out in front of you, clasp your hands together, and wiggle like a dolphin" move whenever they dive into the water or turn around at the end of a lap?

- What's with this "landing on your upper arms" on the parallel bars - ouch! ouch! ouch!!!! What sadistic person thought of that?!

In addition to swimming, and men's and women's gymnastics, I've watched some of the women's beach volleyball. No way - 102 wins in a row for ANY team - even a beach volleyball team? How is that possible? That's just unreal!

The best thing about this Olympics? Seeing the athletes really do their best. That doesn't always happen, as the pressure causes people to fall apart, but for most of what I watched, everybody was truly performing at their best. You hold your breath, wondering if people are going to stick that landing, or put on the speed they're supposed to - and they do! (I have to mention, though, that women's gymnastics was a pretty big exception, unfortunately)

Oh - and finally - best uniforms? Chinese by far. Wonder if there's a medal for that?