Shut up and drive.

August 14, 2007 at 12:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

You’ve seen that State Farm commerical where people do stupid things while driving, like eating with chopsticks and putting on pants?

It is no accident that this comercial was shot in LA.  I think that Los Angeles has to be the driving-tard capitol of the world.  Forget about cell phones.  My favorite drive distractions from recent memory was the woman eating soup (soup!)  The woman curling her eyelashes, with one of those curler things, while the car was in-motion.  And the woman applying eye-liner while using a compact-mirror.

My general rule is: if it requires tools or a utinsil then you probably shouldn’t be doing it while operating heavy machinery.

This guy yesterday takes the cake though; he was FLOSSING.  And not even while stopped in traffic but flossing his teeth at crusing speed.

What the fuck is wrong with these people?

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Bourne Again

August 10, 2007 at 1:10 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

(sorry for the title, I couldn’t resist.)

Saw the final (yeah, right.) chapter of Matt Damon’s Spy Thriller trilogy last night and was pretty blown-away.  I’m a HUGE fan of the Bourne Supremacy and the third film takes all of the energy, style, and smarts of that film and cranks up the volume.  It also does away with a lot of the too-twisty-for-its-own-good plot machinations and simmers the story down a only mildly convoluted spy-out-for-revenge-while-being-chased-by-those-whom-he-wants-revenge-on story.  There is a lot I’d like to say about the fantastically kinetic camera work and the films visual style and sly narrative tricks but I’m just going to make a broad statement instead:  I think Jason Bourne is the best of the movie spies.  Yup.  Even better than 007.

Regardless of that statement’s accuracy The Bourne Ultimatum is certainly the years best action movie, exposing Live Free or Die Hard as a brain-dead popcorn flick and Transformers as a glorified Saturday Morning cartoon.

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