Tuesday, January 22, 2008

1/22/08 Primer

One of my favorite movie rentals last year was the movie "Primer". (This information may be a repeat for some of you.) The movie was made in 2004 for $7000. So, in today's dollars, that's like $7020. The reason I liked the movie so much? As one reviewer best stated, "Anybody who claims they fully understand what's going on in Primer after seeing it just once is either a savant or a liar."

If you don't feel like renting it, you can watch all 77 minutes of it on Google Video. Also, this is sort of a spoiler, (but not really since, after 3 watchings, I don't completely understand what's going on), a visual timeline of events from the movie. I do, however, recommend using that timeline after you watch it.


This is bordering talking politics. But it's really not. It's just for fun.... It's ABC's Match-O-Matic. You answer a dozen or so hot topic questions and it gives you the top 3 candidates that match your responses. (Two of my top three are out of the race... Once again proving that I'm not in line with the pulse of anything mainstream).


Once again Eddie Murphy has been nominated for a whole bunch of Razzies. But, as my dad points out, he also has psychic abilities...


The Martin Luther King holiday started a discussion about holidays - specifically about days off of work and school. For those that went to school in the Chicago area, you'll remember Casimir Pulaski day. We got that day off every year. Without looking, I think he was a Polish guy who helped the American side in the Revolutionary War. Why, you might ask? As I understand, Chicago has the largest Polish population outside of Poland at about 185,000 native speakers. That being said, this video of Sufjan Stevens' "Casimir Pulaski Day" is dedicated to the cool kids in Farmville, Virginia that sparked talk of JMP Kazimierz Michał Wacław Wiktor Pułaski herbu Ślepowron.


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