Tuesday, February 27, 2007

comics, movies, and Europe

You may or may not have noticed, but I added the "Official tpol (the politics of lonely) comic" link off to the right-hand side of the page. If you follow that link, it will take you to a comic known as achewood. I find this comic strip to be very funny most of the time, and kind of ridiculous a lot of the time. Which is nice. The comic is about a group of anthropomorphic animals (cats, bears, lions, an otter, etc) that live in the "underground," an area under the human realm. Or something like that, I don't know if it's ever really explained. It's pretty much their own world. Anyways, these animals just have normal, every-day lives. Like Ray, one of the main characters. He's worth multiple millions of dollars, gained by writing a hit song, and selling one of the first-known pornographic images. Or Roast Beef. He's got the depression. Really depressed. So depressed, he has his own flow-chart to make decisions. Occasionally there are some story lines, but a lot of the time the strips can stand on their own. Check it out if you have some time to kill. Maybe at a later date, I'll post links to some of my favorites. Also, almost every day has some funny "alt-text," something that usually adds to the humor of the strip, or sometimes totally unrelated. To see it, either let your mouse hover over the image for a second and it'll pop up, or right click and go to properties of the strip.

Nothing else is really going on with me. I got Stranger than Fiction today, after everyone who saw it said that I'd love it, even people that I barely know. People would seriously tell me that they thought of me while watching it, which is kind of nice that they would think of me, but at the same time, I'm kind of wondering what makes this such a "Flenker" movie. I guess I'll just have to watch it. I hope it's good though, it's one of the few movies I've purchased not having seen the movie. But now that I think of it, I've done it a lot more recently, with For Your Consideration and The Departed. The Departed was alright (although I'm a little upset it won best picture, I was going for Little Miss Sunshine, but oh well.), but I haven't watched the Christopher Guest movie yet. Haley recommended it so strongly to me that I had to buy it. Now I just need to find the time.

My roommate Daren leaves for Europe tomorrow. His band, racoo-oo-oon (I don't know if that's the correct spelling, but you get the gist of it) is going on tour over there. I'm kind of jealous. I'll be here getting pelted by ice and snow and whatnot, while he'll be drinking the finest Belgian beers. Where's the justice in that, I ask you? But now that I think about it, we're supposed to be getting the crappy weather tomorrow. I really hope that they're able to go. I may be jealous, but I'm not so much to the point of wishing their trip to be canceled, I'm not vindictive or anything like that. Maybe one of these days I'll be able to travel to a foreign country and drink delicious beers.

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