Sunday, June 15, 2008

Where is the lamentation of their women?

Another week, another mass of empty hours filled with nerdy nonsense and work. Work was work, so I won't really get into it. The nerdy nonsense on the other hand...

I went to see Don't Mess with the Zohan, because I am an Adam Sandler fan. That's right I said it. I don't care what all the pretentious twats out there say. He's funny, most of the time. That said, Zohan isn't great. It's pretty much mediocre across the board. A few laughs, but keep your expectations low. I'm saying Meh.

Trip and I also saw Kung Fu Panda, which I didn't know a lot about going in, but I like animation, I like Jack Black and I like Kung Fu, so I figured what the hell. Turns out, this movie ruled! Nigh-Pixar level animation, cool story and characterization and just plain fun. It's awesome (Filet Mignon).

I also watched Semi Pro, because I also love Will Ferrell. It did not disappoint, foot massage. And I am about midway through the third season of Battlestar Galactica, which I love more and more. It offers up really awesome political and social commentary wrapped in a satisfying sci-fi package. I challenge you to look past the nerdiness and try it for yourself.

On the video game front, I finally beat Conan on the 360. It's basically a hack and slash God of War knockoff that I only went to because Trip beat it. I also cranked up the difficulty so I could brag about how my epeen is bigger than his. No big whoop. As I told him I crushed my enemies and saw them driven before me, but I never heard the lamentation of their women. Therefore the game gets a Meh. rating. (There were also glaring technical flaws and poor level design, but the lack of lamentation is the major factor.)

I also re-read Max Brook's World War Z. It's really well thought out and wonderful. If you like zombies, this book is for you. I'm hoping there is a sequel or just something new from him soon. I'm also in the middle of Christopher Buckley's Little Green Men and it's not bad, but I'm stalling a little bit. I think it's been hard just because I've only been reading it at work.

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