July 24th, 2009



I'm sure most people have heard the intentionally misleading but technically correct review of a certain very well known movie, "Transported to a surreal landscape, a young girl kills the first person she meets, then teams up with three strangers to kill again."

Well here's another one, "Santa Claus is transported to a strange land, where he validates the legitimacy of a new proprietary holiday mascot, who since the release of the movie has become the cornerstone of a large merchandising campaign." I'm not sure if that makes it sound more cynical than it is, or exactly as cynical as it is. In either case it certainly goes against the popular perception as a somewhat counter-culture icon :)

And of course while searching for the exact original quote i found an entire list "uncomfortable plot summaries," and entirely coincidentally, it turns out that TVTropes has a similar page of "Better Than It Sounds Film." I was actually intending to show shelleycat the "Better Than It Sounds Tabletop Games" since the topic came up during boardgame night, but our initial google search ended up at the generic "Better Than It Sounds" page, which has a list of all such indices, including the Film one which shelleycat wanted to check out, but also Video Games, which i really need to check out, Literature, Anime, and all the other usual suspects.

(BTW, does anyone know what the "proper" pluralization(s) of "index" is/are? I thought it was always supposed "indices," but my default dictionary complained about it while having no issues with "indexes," and the first online dictionary i checked seemed to think that either one was okay.)
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Since i got out a little earlier than usual today i stopped by the store to get some mustard and half & half. While i was there i noticed that they had a really good sale on Maruchan cup of noodles and ramen, so i picked up a looot of that. Unfortunately i then let myself be tempted into buying some Hornsby's cider and cans of "Mike's Harder Lemonade," so in the net i probably didn't end up saving any money =P

I also got a loaf of french bread (it's easy to forget exactly how cheap a whole loaf of fresh french bread is.) On the downside, since it doesn't keep at all almost my entire dinner tonight is going to consist of about 1000 calories of french bread, oh noes! :) (Next time i do this though i should remember to buy some margerine.)

Oh my, the song currently on the Retro Video Game show is a remix of the main(?) Metroid theme, or rather using the notes from the Metroid theme, to recreate "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen" O_O
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