Go go go! This is the last day to see it free!
If it comes out on DVD as hoped, we’ll be buying a copy. It’s hilarious.
Oh! There’s also a Captain Hammer comic!
Katie got the Juno DVD last week, so we all watched it together Friday night. She’s been gushing about it since seeing it in the theater, and adores the soundtrack, so we were certainly curious.
It was an odd movie, fairly quiet – no car crashes, big tragedies, etc. It was really well-done, and I was pleased with how realistically it depicted a teen pregnancy.
I’m more than slightly annoyed with what feels like a little puritanical “gotcha,” with the girl getting pregnant the first and only time she had sex. Yes, of course I know it can happen, but it still feels a little like the horror movies in which any female who has had sex dies.
The music was really, really cute, and very Katie-ish. She’s a quirky girl, my kid.
I was a little distracted every time Jason Bateman was on the screen, because he loooks so much like Nathan Fillion.1 I wonder if they’re related at all? If they are, IMDB doesn’t mention it.
1 I didn’t realize how young Fillion is, either – five years younger than I am!
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At Sam’s Club.
Okay, he was maybe 4 years old, and a serious cutie. Wearing a Marine Corps t-shirt, no less. First, he ran up to a couple in front of me and “RAWRRd,” (not actually touching anyone). The man laughed, but had to stop and try to look huffy when his wife got all pissy. I smiled at the little one and laughed, and smiled at his parents.
His father came over and informed me that his son had been watching “monster” cartoons. He didn’t speak a lot of English, but we were able to communicate just fine.
Monster Boy figured that I was safe, so he “attacked” me a half-dozen times before I got to the “check your receipt” lady. I suppose my “Oh Noes!” response was good enough, because he kept coming back. I did get a tickle in, which made him squeal with glee.
I did get a little worried when he tried to follow me out to the parking lot (lots of traffic!) but his father was on the ball.
I try to avoid Sam’s Club/WalMart/etc., but they do have the cheapest prescriptions in town, so we end up there once a month.
That was the nicest visit I’ve ever had.
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I’ve been on a video spree over the last month or so, getting caught up with all three C.S.I. shows. We also finished watching season 2 of Torchwood, and realized that some of it wouldn’t make sense unless we get caught up on Dr. Who.
Annoyingly, all three C.S.I.s ended on cliffhangers. I do hate that. I would keep watching next season anyway, so why the tease? They’re all very well established. And one episode of C.S.I. Miami had a “special scene” that was only available on the official website – and it isn’t there any more! What are all the viewers who didn’t view it in real time supposed to do? I found a description of the scene, but it wasn’t as good as actually watching it.
Sam is always amazed that I can watch that stuff. Honestly, the violence and blood do bother me, especially when there are random crimes. For some reason, it doesn’t bother as much as some other things, maybe because I take off my headphones so that I don’t have to hear some sounds, and I generally avoid looking at the bodies too much.
The part I like is the puzzle, figuring out how a crime was committed and who did it. I know the shows are incredibly unrealistic in many ways, from the fact that real crime scene investigators almost certainly do not go running around with guns to arrest criminals to the reality that nobody can be proficient in every single type of forensic analysis that needs to be done. Actual forensic labs are almost always underfunded, so getting evidence gathered, processed, and analyzed in hours (as the shows often depict) is pure fantasy. Real forensic labs don’t usually get the equipment they need regularly, and they certainly don’t have the latest and greatest toys of every sort in handy forms that every single tech can carry in his kit “just in case” he ever needs it at a scene.
I can suspend my disbelief that much. And I can almost ignore the nonsense of “tracing an IP address to an email address” to get a criminal’s identity in seconds. It’s Hollywood.
I watched the first episode of The Closer tonight, since I’ll have to wait until fall for more C.S.I. I don’t like cop shows as much as forensics shows, but I was intrigued by Kyra Sedgwick’s performance in some promos I saw a few years ago. Her “Atlanta accent” is atrocious, but the character is interesting. I don’t know why the “big plot twist” that was obvious to me in the first few minutes of the show would take a bunch of professionals days (apparently) to figure out, though. Maybe they’re too gender-bound? Who knows.
I suppose that if we had cable and I happened to run across The Closer, I would watch it again. I think I’ll find another forensics show the next time I’m bored enough to go looking for viewing matter, though.
My one and only complaint about gaming with Sam is that I never, ever get enough. He’s just so good, and the stories are so fascinating, that I always want more! I’m just greedy, I guess.
Yep, I flubbed my saving throw against being a geek.