So I decided that I would write another little post just because I haven’t in a while. This may be short, or it may be long. It will definitely lack any sort of structure, and will probably contain a joke or two.
I rearranged my “living room”. I know the period is supposed to go inside the quotes, but I’ve never agreed with that. I’m not trying to convey ‘ “living room.” ‘, I’m saying ‘ “living room”. ‘ Enough of that rabbit trail. I made a more optimal listening position for myself. When I do homework now, I’m sitting almost in the optimal equilateral triangle configuration. I’m actually a couple feet behind it, but still. It’s a lot better than what I had before. Why the change? I was sick of hearing the left channel so much. There was no depth. All left. I moved my couch too. It seems like I have more space now. Even though I probably have less usable floor space. I did feng shui without even thinking about it. Hooray for phil.
Mandy and I went to the movies tonight. We saw “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. It was my second time. The first time was in New York, New York with my two sisters. But since then, I had re-read the book. It’s such a short book, I read it in 3 nights. Before bed. I’m so pissed that they left out the line that Aslan says, when the Pevensies ask him if there’s anything that can be done to save Edmund, and he replies “All shall be done.” And when accuses Edmund of being a traitor, he just keeps looking at Aslan, and doesn’t think about himself. The part of the book where some of Aslan’s army goes and rescues Edmund from Jadis and the dwarf was left out, or abridged heavily. Jadis and the dwarf are supposed to look like a stump and a boulder. It’s much more entertaining that way, and it shows some of the witch’s craftiness in deception. Sucks to hollywood. They just need someone for 3 hours to read the book. No one can write a screenplay that captures the whole of C.S. Lewis’ writing. A lot of it is in the wording, and how he breaks character.
Plus, the older Peter looks like the Burger King. I owe that remark to Pauline; thank you for pointing that out.
I have recently rediscovered “The Simpsons”. I think that I got back into it because of my obsession of late with Conan O’Brien. Season 4 is definitely gold, man, it’s gold! Homer eats a giant sandwich that’s blue and black, Marge works for the powerplant, there is a ridiculous amount of musical numbers, they have Leonard Nemoy on for the monorail episode, Wiggum has the infamous line, “Hey, it says here that I’m supposed to get a pig every month! ‘And two comely lasses of virtue true.’ .” Gold, I tell you, Gold! Anyway, I think that it’s all owed to Conan O’Brien. Well… not entirely, but I’d like to think it.
Mandy doesn’t like “The Simpsons” because she says it’s “childish.” I disagree. The golden years were rife with satire and wit. This was all ruined when the show later evolved into an idiotic mix of homer’s stupidity, bart’s poor behavior and marge’s disappointment. Formulaic. Begin plot with one premise. Pull 180. Make homer do something stupid. Roll credits. Someone please bring back the old writers. I’m trying to get her to like the early seasons. I want her to hate the later seasons, but I don’t want her to see them, because it may taint the good from the old ones. Homer wasn’t just an idiot. “Donuts. Is there anything they can’t do?” He cared about his family. There was virtue in the shows.
If you haven’t noticed, I’m a media whore. I grew up a few blocks from Sesame Street, kinda near Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. PBS was my favorite channel. I’m such a nerd. Anybody agree? With the PBS thing, not the me being a nerd. We all know I’m a nerd. Please don’t belabor the point.
I wish I could write more cohesively. The problem is that I don’t go through the proper revision process. And I don’t prepare ahead of time. It all just kind of comes out, like vomiting. And that’s how it reads. Like pungent vomit. Enjoy, folks.