Movie #5: Pineapple Express
I’m really behind on my movies (obviously). I finally popped this one into the DVD player the other day. It’s now officially one of my favorite action movies of all time. Danny McBride fucking kills it (and I hear he’s incredible in HBO’s new Eastbound & Down, which I’m getting caught up with sometime this week), and the stunts are actually really, really cool.
Also it made me want to smoke pot.
Tomorrow I’ll be following my friend Tye around as he consumes over 6000 calories of fast food before he gives it up for Lent. I’ll be filming it, and maybe turning it into a short documentary for the student film festival at the end of the semester (because I’ve been feeling complacent and want to just DO something). The schdule is as follows:
9:30 - McDonald’s and Dunkin’ Donuts
12:45 - Nathan’s, Chik-Fil-A, Sbarro’s
6:20 - Five Guys
8:15-Midnight - Burger King, Taco Bell, Domino’s, Backyard Burger, Wendy’s
You can follow my exploits at twitter.com/sims5487
I am going into Internet war with blogger Wil Wheaton, I think. A few weeks ago he appeared in my ear in the form of a guest on the This Week in Tech podcast. He used to be in Star Trek. He’s also a big geek. And now I’ve been seeing him everywhere: on Reddit, on Twitter, and now even on the fucking Michael Ian Black blog comment section. I am thinking about starting up my Twitter again just to go to war with him. He may be up several thousand followers on me, but I’ve got the determination to bring him down.
Let it be war between us then, Wil Wheaton.
NEW RULE: You have 3 FULL DAYS to watch any missed episode of any given television show, starting at midnight the night of the broadcast and ending midnight the 3rd day. After that, the episode in question is fair game for discussion.
For example, let’s say, oh I don’t know, some dude is going to miss LOST tonight and is going to record it on his DVR. Hell, let’s say it’s me. That means I have all of Wednesday night after the broadcast, plus Thursday Friday and Saturday to watch it without motherfuckers spoiling it for me on Facebook, MySpace, Tumblr, Twitter, or any and all other websites. If you’re talking about it and I politely remind you I haven’t seen it and it’s not Saturday, you honor that request (and in the future I will honor yours).
Come on, Internet. Let’s standardize this shit.
The fact of the matter is, if somebody has a story to tell there is no reason at all that they should not be telling it. The quality of the material that exists — I’m talking about the physical [equipment] like the cameras — [allows you to do] things that could not be done when I was a kid for almost nothing.
People aren’t going to the Internet to look for IMAX [large screen movies]. They’re going to look for things that shock and delight and surprise and upset and all that good stuff. They’re going for the most basic story.
A lot of people sit around and go, “How can I get this made?” The only answer is: By making it. By borrowing someone’s camera. By buying a camera. They come cheap and they work well. And if you know where to point them — and the person that you point them at is saying something interesting — that’s it! That’s how it works.
I can’t stress enough that I believe the best thing in the world is for everybody who feels like they have a story to tell, to tell it.
If they want to sell it, if they want to make a lot of money, they can do that — and they can kiss their story goodbye. Because, in general, that’s the last they’re ever going to see of it, because somebody else will own it and they will either not make it, or make it very differently than that person hoped.
So, if you really have a story you think you’re ready to tell, what are you doing talking to me?” —Joss Whedon
Congratulations to Omar Epps of House and his Pittsburgh Steelers for winning Superbowl XLIII!