Thursday, November 29, 2001

Weirdness

So check this out. I'm at work right now, and out my window I have a beautiful view of the Social Science Building parking lot, and it's pouring rain outside. The weird thing is, the row of parking spaces closest to the door is empty. No cars. The rest of the parking lot is practically full, but that row is the only empty one. Why? It's raining outside...you'd think people would want to get as close to the door as possible to avoid getting wet. They're not reserved spaces or anything, and I see no reason why people wouldn't park there.

It's weird...when you pay attention to the world, I mean really pay attention, you realize that there are all these little things that just don't make sense. Hmm.

Monday, November 19, 2001

So I saw this movie called "Harry Potter and Philosopher's Stone" last night. If you're from the USA, you're probably wondering why it's not "Sorcerer's Stone". Well, wake up, idiot! The original book was called Philosopher's Stone, plus in real life alchemists tried to make a Philosopher's Stone to give them eternal life. So, the American title is not only untrue to the author, it's not historically accurate. What I'm wondering is if they refer to it as the philosopher's stone in the American version. If I was a kid, I'd be confused by that. I'd be like "mommy, why is the movie called Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone? There's no sorcerer's stone in the movie!" then I'd throw my popcorn at the screen and cry until they gave me free movie passes. So please, if anyone reading this is from the USA (which is unlikely...only my friends read this crap, and even they only come here like once a year) and has seen the movie, tell me if they actually edited the movie to make them refer to it as the sorcer's stone.

But enough about that, let me give you my little review of the movie. I was sooo excited to see it, because I'd just finished reading the book an hour before leaving to see the movie, and I wanted to see how they pulled off all the wonderful scenes in the book. I hadn't been so excited to see a movie in a long time, so in other words, I was setting myself up for huge disappointment. Fortunately, the movie kicked bum! It stayed true to the book, down to the tiniest details (well, except for leaving some scenes out, and smooshing some scenes together, but that's true of any movie adaption). Chris Columbus has directed some shitty movies (i.e. Stepmom, one of the only movies in the world that I don't like), but he did a nice job here. I hope Lord of the Rings can pull it off as wonderfully as Harry Potter did.

Uuuugh...my stomach hurts. I guess I shouldn't have eaten that bowl of cereal that was sitting here for a few hours. How long does milk take to go bad, anyway?

Tuesday, November 13, 2001

I got the funniest junk e-mail today. The subject line was "++>Attract Men with Bigger Breasts! (17028)." Hahah. Yeah, I'm tired of attracting small-breasted men, maybe I should buy their product.

Friday, November 09, 2001

You've problably seen the following picture before on the internet of a guy on top of the WTC right before the attacks:




But, in the tradition of the whole "all your base" phenomenon, the picture has been spread and modified with hilarious results. Here are some of my favourites:





For more, go to TouristOfDeath.com. There's also a fun article about it at Wired, which talks about a guy who claims to be the dude in the picture.

Friday, November 02, 2001

A new version of ICQ is out. It has a sweet feature that lets you share files with people on your ICQ list (kinda like Napster, but different). It's also really small and easy to set up, so go get it at www.icq.com, and make sure you turn the file sharing thing on so I can steal all your files from you. Mine's on, and I have lots of good songs. If I'm not already on your list, my number is 252842. See you there.

P.S. Memorizing your ICQ number doesn't make you a geek, does it?