June 2004 Archives

Canada election results

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Interesting to note what proportional representation would do for this election:

partyactual seats%% as seats
Liberal13536.7%113
Conservative9929.6%91
Bloc5412.4%38
NDP1915.7%49
Other15.6%17

I totally went shopping today

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I'm going to get a little LiveJournalish this entry, so watch out. Today I bought 3 DVDs because they're excellent movies, and they were incredibly cheap -- under $10 each, and I don't mean $9.99. The movies: Running on Empty, The Mosquito Coast, and Ghost World. The first 2 of course have River Phoenix in common, but I forgot they also have Martha Plimpton!

Ghost World and Running on Empty have no cast in common, but GW and The Mosquito Coast share 3 crew persons in the sound department. Eerie! Chill running down spine! (Also, coast rhymes with ghost.)

I'm pretty sure the staff at A&B are told to say any movie you buy is a great movie, because they've said it the last 3 times I was there. Or I just have amazing taste.

Oh, one more thing: The New York Times has compiled their list of the 1000 greatest movies of all time, which I intend to read through and post the number of which I have seen. Because anyone who has read through this dumb post would probably like to know something like that. (Ghost World is on the list, so that's one down.)

Update: 233/1000 that I'm sure of. I've got some work to do. Except some of the movies on that list are crap. (That's right, I'm talking about you, Chicken Run.)

Remind me to never write a letter to the Pope.

Daily show clips

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Some nice political clips from recent episodes of The Daily Show. Oh snap!

The Great Brain

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A series of books about a couple of smart kids growing up in predominantly Mormon Utah have inspired The Great Brain field trips to sites described in the books. I really liked The Great Brain when I was a kid, and when I searched for the books recently, I was surprised to find them out of print. I'm glad they haven't been forgotten completely. (link via boingboing)

Coolest song parts

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There are lists of the coolest albums and the coolest songs, and now there are the 50 coolest parts of songs. I can't argue with number one. (The cool parts are linked as mp3s in the descriptions.)

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