June 2004 Archives
Interesting to note what proportional representation would do for this election:
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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.)
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)