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Monday, January 31, 2005

Meme Monday

Why the hell not?

From Zib

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the "coolest" book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

"You have to understand." Robert Goddard, Out of the Sun. One of a pair of books that Dad brought back from Germany, given to him by one of the guys he works with. Haven't read them. My books are all in my bedroom, way down the hall. Just started Homicide Special by Miles Corwin. It was a Christmas present (that almost didn't get given - Mom stashed some gifts in the buffet and forgot about them - had little brother not mentioned that he didn't get the "Corner Gas" DVD that was pretty much the only thing on his Christmas list, they might still be there!) I've only read the preface, so I'm still keeping an open mind. I doubt it will beat Homicide by David Simon. Absolutely brilliant book, basis of the TV show.

Seen on Yarn Harlot:

1. The last movie you went to see in a theater:

The Forgotten. Better left that way.
2. The last movie you watched at home:
Super Size Me. I started Fiddler on the Roof, but it didn't send me.
3. How many movies do you own?
35. This includes a few duplicates (I have Heathers and The Big Easy in both VHS and DVD.) This does not include TV shows on DVD (it does include TV movies taped for repeated viewing.) The total of TV shows is 3, almost 4 (Firefly, Popular Season 1, Twin Peaks Season one, to be joined in two weeks by Wonderfalls.)
What was the last movie you bought?
Red Dawn (I'm a child of the 80s, OK?)
4. Got Netflix (or a similar service)?
Hell, yeah. Relay Rentals. I love those people.
What are the next three movies in your queue?
Technically, the next three movies are the first three discs of The Wire: Season 2.
The first three movies are Alphaville, You Can Count on Me, and Angels in America.
5. List five movies you adore/mean a lot to you:
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Jesus de Montreal
the entire oeuvre of Eric Rohmer. (yes, a cop-out. I can't pick just one.)
6. Name your guilty pleasure movie (or genre):
The Doom Generation (director's cut, of course)
7. What's your favourite quote from a movie?
"Fuck me gently with a chain saw." Heathers. Surprisingly useful in real life.