You are what you watch.

TV, Movies, Web, Books, and other extraneous things, and why some are worth your time and money - mostly

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Quickie Holiday Movie Round Up


King Kong - Mind Blowing
Syriana - Mind Boggling
Chronicles of Narnia - Mind Numbing

Friday, December 16, 2005

iTunes: Music Store officially pissing me off for the first time.

So, I'm at the iTunes store, looking for this song by Daft Punk, Around the World. It's a pretty cool song, and Michel Gondry did a pretty cool video for it, which is for sale in the music store. But the song isn't. If you want the song, you have to buy the whole goddamn album. And not a normal 9.99 album either, but a 12.99 album. For that price, I might as well go to borders and get a DRM free version.

It's just kind of unreliable of them. Oh, the only way to get the song you really want is to pay for an (by iTMS standards) overpriced whole album.Steve Jobs, I'm very disappointed in you.
Almost makes me want to risk LimeWire again, almost. iTunes really ought to stick to it's pricing plan, that's one of the things I really like about it. And it would be nice if, now that most artists are available in the iTunes store, they'd make all their goddamned songs available. Does not selling the song alone sell the album better? Or does it just piss people like me off?

Of course if all CD's cost 10 dollars, I'd buy a lot more CD's in general. (something about them being tangible is really appealing)

Thursday, December 15, 2005

What the hell is that?

No, seriously, what the hell is it?

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Save bookmarks toolbar real estate with folders - Lifehacker

Save bookmarks toolbar real estate with folders - Lifehacker

I feel pretty bad about not blogging for like a week. I can tell by the flood of angry letters that I've been missed. (JK, no one loves me). Actually I'm midway through finals week, and the fact that I'm up this late, finding the time to blog yet some how not finding the time for my pseudo-pop history final (It's some day this week, and he won't tell us what's on it. Also, my teachers southern, adding another thing to the list of "things I hate about the south")
This is totally the angsty Xanga crap I've been trying to stop, but it feels really nice, this post. Just free and natural, like I'm not forcing myself to be all "content" and "stay on topic." I'll see how I feel about this post in the morning, meantime, I posted the above link to life Hacker, because that tip made my day, no my week.

I'd squished my toolbar bookmarks so small that many of them only got two letters (blogger only got 1 - "B") and I still had spillover. Now I have excess space.


PS. I'll have my thoughts on Chronicles of Narnia up sometime this week (or maybe after finals/ college apps are done) I'm finishing my reread of the book. Meantime heres a summary of the review: You'd have more fun slitting your wrists with a rusty razor, pouring salt on the wounds, then being buried in a coffin filled with scorpians and listening to emo as you bled to death.

(we were not amused)

Tuesday, December 06, 2005

New iTunes Shows

Long time readers (do I have any?) might remember my excitement at the new iTunes TV deals. I thought it was fan-fucking-tastic. Well, they've added almost a dozen new shows, including Law & Order, The Office, & Late Night with Conan O'brien. Although I don't watch any of these shows, I am still totally psyched about this.

They've also started varying the movie pricings, but unfortunately, making it more not less expensive. For example, Conan charges 1.99 for individual clips or 9.99 for a whole show (who the hell would pay 10 dollars for 45 minutes of Conan?) also the Battlestar Galactica (link go's to Apple store) mini-series is available for 15.99. Personally, if I were them, I'd charge like 20 cents for Conan episodes, cause two bucks is alot.

It's still really exciting (if only they'd offer Invasion... Ah soon enough) I'm pretty sure all the other networks will eventually join in the fun, too.

Friday, December 02, 2005

The Producers - Straight for Pay

Apple - Trailer - The Producers

Amidst all the discussion of straight actors playing gay, nobody seems to care that our favorite queen Nathan Lane is playing it straight this Christmas. Watch him rub his face in Uma Thurman's bosoms and not so subtly refer to the boner she has given him in the Producers trailer. Sellout.

And yet none of the recent flurry about gay-playing straight actors (including Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Felicity Huffman, Philip Seymour Hoffman, and Cillian Murphy to name a few recent ones) have mentioned that it's a two way street.

What a double standard. Hypocrites.


PS. I'm dying to see every one of these movies.

Update: First, I realized that in my excitment to get my thoughts on proverbial paper, I garbled them to the point of incoherence, specifically I said gay actors playing straight, instead of the reverse, in the first sentence.