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Nobody gets to meet the Duke. You meet him once and then you're dead! [Dec. 29th, 2008 | 02:58 am]
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Oh and apparently the Wrestler is Micky Rourke's comeback vehicle. Given that Sin City was already Micky Rourke's comeback vehicle, we must find a serious director who can make a comeback vehicle for Kurt Russell. Deathproof doesn't count because that was neither a real movie nor all that good. Maybe if we time this right, John Carpenter and Kurt Russell can come back together. Carpenter put him in Escape from LA (good) Big Trouble in Little China (good) The Thing (GREAT) and who knows what else so clearly they work well together, and John Carpenter is bound to make another good movie sometime right?

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(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2008 | 07:54 pm]
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At commercial there was this attempt at being politically correct:


(no subject) [Oct. 30th, 2008 | 12:41 am]
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Hong Kong film director Wayne Wang's name is censored on iTunes as Wayne W**g.

Paul Newman: Not Dead Yet [Sep. 24th, 2008 | 01:09 am]
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I hope this incredibly resilient man lives to his eighty-fourth birthday.

Why am I so preoccupied with his impending death? Nominated for 10 Oscars - won one. Won a bunch of Golden Globes, including Most Promising Newcomer in 1957. Anyway!

(no subject) [Sep. 11th, 2008 | 12:49 am]
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[mood |go fish]


(no subject) [Aug. 10th, 2008 | 05:48 pm]
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paul newman's going to die

(no subject) [Jul. 14th, 2008 | 08:21 pm]
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A fascinating article ala  kindelingboy

For generations, the people of Britain heated their homes and fueled their stoves with coal gas. While plentiful and cheap, coal-derived gas could also be deadly; in its unburned form, it released very high levels of carbon monoxide, and an open valve or a leak in a closed space could induce asphyxiation in a matter of minutes. This extreme toxicity also made it a preferred method of suicide. “Sticking one’s head in the oven” became so common in Britain that by the late 1950s it accounted for some 2,500 suicides a year, almost half the nation’s total. 

Those numbers began dropping over the next decade as the British government embarked on a program to phase out coal gas in favor of the much cleaner natural gas. By the early 1970s, the amount of carbon monoxide running through domestic gas lines had been reduced to nearly zero. During those same years, Britain’s national suicide rate dropped by nearly a third, and it has remained close to that reduced level ever since. 

I find the empirical study of suicide rather enthralling. I think I've posted about Durkheim's Suicide before; he attempts to sociologically quantify suicide in European nations by establishing a methodology that took such a private, intimate act not at the level of the individual, but on a social scope. It's a seriously interesting historical read -- with delightful century-old translation from French. -- Then again, I'm biased, because my old college Sociology professor was enamoured with Durkheim (because Durkheim's theory supports the idea that prostitution serves a functional utility in society? Maybe!). I was going to post more on this but I'm instead going to go to sleep (sometime in the next five hours)


(no subject) [Jun. 6th, 2008 | 04:50 pm]
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today i had to go in for a blood test and it was traumatizing so i got myself a kitten
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(no subject) [Apr. 23rd, 2008 | 04:43 pm]
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Today I got the bestest junk mail:
Hello, kmui. Listen to me carefully, i don't know what your name is, but i'll find you and i'll cripple you, because this is you who tempted her!!! She has already gone to hospital, you're next, this is evidence: [link]

(no subject) [Apr. 6th, 2008 | 12:57 pm]
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charlton heston died and that makes me sad
even if you don't like him because michael moore has indoctrinated you, everyone should still be sad
even though he was a rich white male in hollywood fighting for civil rights and racial harmony, and that's really quite cliche, charlton heston did some important things in his life and magnificently acted in a handful of seminal films
he was friends with martin luther king jr i think that is cute

my birthday is in three days

someone should get me paid flickr account for my birthday because mine has run out SAD

i am having a party this year finally :) with sigrid! everyone should come it's on saturday at toby's

i have been off of work/school for nearly three weeks now for being ill but i'm going anyway
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