Monthly Archives: June 2009

British Humor

For some reason, I don’t think it would be quite as funny without the accents. Unless they’re doing accents. I love it when British people do French accents. It’s outrageously funny, offensive, and true.

In Defense Of Redcoats

No, I’m not defending King George’s attempt to crush the revolution in the American colonies, but the seemingly stupid idea to outfit the British army in bright red coats, thus making them extremely conspicuous to their less-than-primary-colored enemies. If you think that dressing your army in identical, unique colors is stupid, think how stupid it would seem when you realized that you were shooting at your own troops because they were dressed in vaguely similar colors to the enemy. Who’s the stupid one now, hm? Having said that, bright red is never a smart color to wear on the battlefield. You couldn’t tell if someone was bleeding or not. I guess there’s no excuse for that, really.

500 Days Of Summer

I am excited

I am excited

I haven’t seen this movie, but I know that it will be my favorite movie of the year. Why? DO I NEED A REASON TO THINK THAT IT WILL BE THE AWESOMEST MOVIE OF ALL TIME? NO! But nonetheless, I will give you several reasons:

1. The premise: According to the Apple Movie site, “Boy meets girl. Boy falls in love. Girl doesn’t. This post modern love story is never what we expect it to be — it’s thorny yet exhilarating, funny and sad, a twisted journey of highs and lows that doesn’t quite go where we think it will. When Tom, a hapless greeting card copywriter and hopeless romantic, is blindsided after his girlfriend Summer dumps him, he shifts back and forth through various periods of their 500 days “together” to try to figure out where things went wrong. His reflections ultimately lead him to finally rediscover his true passions in life.” Now, that sounds like the description for a movie titled “She’s Just Not That Into You”, but so much better! Continue reading

Lessons Learned: Taken

Paris: The City of Living Nightmares

Paris: The City of Living Nightmares

Here are some lessons that I learned while watching Taken, a film starring Liam Neeson and taking place mostly in Paris, a city I had intended to spend quite a bit of time in before I watched this movie. I still intend to spend time in Paris, but now I fear it will be the last bit of time I have. Continue reading

In Defense of Creationism

To those who don’t believe that God created the universe and living things in seven days: Couldn’t it possibly be that when God was busy working on His creations, He’d sit back, look at the clock and say, “That was just five minutes? Felt more like a million years!” and actually mean it? Either that or maybe He just told the guys who wrote the Book of Genesis, “Creation? Yeah, that took me like, seven days” when it actually took Him far longer. I mean, it does seem like the kind of thing He would do to impress a few mortal men. Who knows?

Who Will Be Kim Jong III?

Disclaimer: The author does not have the knowledge to speak authoritatively on the following subject. So he’ll just speak on the following subject.

When the world isn’t concerned with more important issues like some voting irregularities in Iran or the demise of a world superstar or Michelle Obama’s toned arms, the media often spends its time trying to figure out another mystery: who will be Kim Jong-Il’s successor?

Because most people have no idea what the ruckus is about, I’ve kindly volunteered to write a list of possible candidates and why they will (or will not) be the next in line. Continue reading

Last Night

I dreamed that I was the prince of a fantastically large palace. Unfortunately, I had been partying all night and lost my way back to my residence and had to purchase a guidebook to figure out where I was supposed to go. Turns out, I had to take the number 6 shuttle bus to get to the gardens nearest my home and then walk for a couple hundred meters. I thought it was too much of an effort and decided to wake up. Man, being royalty must be such a hassle.