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Tuesday, July 14th, 2009
9:53 am
From This page, over at io9.com, I give you PSAs from the future!

...You'd think that old lady would have learned her lesson by now. NOw, if you'll excuse me, I need to go set up that time machine.
Saturday, May 9th, 2009
10:29 am
He brings "Subtext" to the table. (And probably doesn't know it!)
So, I was discussing with a co-worker the superhero movies coming out over the next few years, leading up to the Avengers movie. And, I decided last night who I want to play Captain America.

Ready for this?

I want The Rock to play Captain America. That's right, Dwayne Johnson.

"But but but," you say (as my co-worker said), "Captain America is white." To which I reply, "So fucking what?" And I mean that on many levels. But here's a summation: let's not cast the role of Captain America based on his skin color, or more accurately, just his looks alone. The Rock has the impressive (to the point of superhuman) physique needed for the role, as well as good screen presence and charisma. We know he can act, people! That puts him ahead of pretty much anyone ever gotten to play the role, ever. We'll ignore for now the historical accuracy of the military testing stuff on non-white soldiers.

So. I vote Dwayne Johnson for the role of Captain America. Because he'd kick ass.

Let the flaming begin. You people warm up, I'm gonna go get some coffee.
Monday, February 9th, 2009
12:33 pm
Religious Imagery much?

...I wonder if this is why some Republicans are backing Obama, against the stubborn sulking wishes of their party.
Sunday, January 18th, 2009
12:53 pm
"You see, I learned something today..."
I thought I'd share with you something that amused a co-worker of mine:

"Akon sucks! He's got no rhythm, no flow! It sounds like he learned to rap from Alanis Morrissette!"
Friday, August 1st, 2008
6:36 pm
Political Snark: now with cheese!
John McCain: the new Bob Dole?
Tuesday, July 29th, 2008
1:20 pm
What, this thing still works?
Yes, people, this is what it takes to get me to post: a friggin' earthquake.

I'm fine, we're all fine here, everything's fine... how are you?

And an interesting observation: Usually earthquakes move either up-and-down, or side-to-side, but there was a point (well into the actual shaking) where the earth moved both up-and-down and side-to-side, giving the sensation of standing on an ocean wave. Which is both good (because it's never really done that before, and it felt cool) and bad (because it's not supposed to *do* that).

Current Mood: surfing.. on land?
Saturday, February 16th, 2008
12:33 am
So, I'm thinking of opening my own coffee shop. Am I insane?
Thursday, February 8th, 2007
7:38 pm
A celebrity near-miss is much like an asteroid near-miss...
Here's one for the "Only In LA" file:

While watching this week's episode of Boston Legal (the episode with the girl who wanted to take a pill to forget her sexual assault, and the mother suing to stop her from doing it), I thought the daughter looked really, really familiar. Then I remembered: she reminded me very strongly of a girl who I went to junior college with. (Old Skool GCC-ers: I'd swear it was Aisha!) I mean, spitting image. Well, differently-colored (and longer) hair, but this is Hollywood, so hair color means nothing.

Well, apparently not: the girl in question is HalleeHirsh And just for kicks, Here's a pic wherein she strongly resembles my old friend and college-mate. Oh, and for those of you who thought (as I did) that it might be my friend with a stage name: the dates don't add up; Hallee is too young to have gone to college with me back then.

Oh well. Close call, that. (Of course, now I'm wondering what my old friend is up to now...)
Monday, January 29th, 2007
12:32 am
The World's Biggest Magic Lamp
Dear LJ Genie:

I'm looking for a recipe for lasagna; specifically, a good lasagna recipe with bacon. Preferably, with multiple meats, but bacon has to be one of them. (Mmmmmmm, bacon and 5-other-meat lasagna...) Anyone out there heard of anything like this?

Also, on a completely different note, I'm debating what my plans for Valentine's Day should be, with respect to work. There are a bunch of single girls at my work who are starting to "think about" (read: fret and dread and worry about) Valentines Day, and I'm feeling the urge to do something or plan something. In the past (specifically, my early junior college days) I've given small boxes of chocolates to my female friends (on the advice of a Lothario co-worker at the Library) but I'm wondering if that'd be a good idea here, since so damn many of my co-workers whine about how fat they are. (fyi, they're not) Plus, since I have at least one co-worker who has a reputation for eating other people's food, gifts of chocolate might lead to "unpleasantness". I was also thinking of organizing a cheap-and-cheesy-but-fun "Valentine exchange" just like we used to do in elementary school. I'd get a group of co-workers together, and we'd give each other some of those cheap valentines you can buy in supermarkets. Thoughts?
Monday, January 22nd, 2007
9:13 pm
Update status: cultural indoctrination
Since several of you have asked me about this movie in the last week, I'm posting this to tell you all: I have now seen Idiocracy, and I liked it.

I had one thought, though: I hope my Starbucks employee discount still works in the future. ;-)
Wednesday, December 27th, 2006
3:15 am
Thunder?!?!?!? Woo! ...Of course, its timing could be better. I prefer my thunder and lightning to not be at 2:50 AM.

See, this is one of the fun aspects of living in SoCal. Last week, it was cold. Damn cold. (Which qualifies as just regular "cold" in most of the rest of the country.) Then, Monday was spectacular: perfect temperature, clear skies, a classic Southern California day. Yesterday was great, too (or so I heard; I was working from 4 AM to noon, and then slept until 5 PM). And today, the day hasn't even properly started yet, and we've already had a "Severe Thunderstorm Warning" for the area, which includes warnings for "dime sized hail and wind gusts to 60 mph" as well. But the whole warning ends at 3:30 AM. Oh, and we've had a couple quick downpours in the last half-hour.

I've said it before: everything about SoCal is weird, even (perhaps epecially) the weather.

Current Mood: buh?
Wednesday, December 20th, 2006
9:45 pm
Is this where I enter a subject? It's been so long, I forgot!
This post is to let all you peeps out in LiveJournal Land know that I am not, in fact, dead or otherwise deceased. I got a "nudge" from someone here on LJ, so here I am. Um, better late than never? :-)

I just don't have a lot to post about lately. It's winter, so I'm kinda hibernating. And it's the holiday season, so I'm staying in my house as much as possible, to avoid the idiots and crazy people who swarm on the streets during this time of year.

Work is... well, work's work. I'm restless, and a bit frustrated. Restless + frustration + holiday season = Joy And Fun!

So, bottom line: I'm alive.

Current Mood: At least, I think I'm alive...
Thursday, July 13th, 2006
12:38 pm
And now, for your Moment of Internet Drama-fight.
This is too damn funny. First, go check out How NOT to get Gizmodo.com to help you do your job, although he pretty much asks them to do his job for them. Feel free to browse some of the comments.

Then, check out the drama whore journalist's response on his blogspot blog.

One part he left out, though, was when he responded to Gizmodo.com with "You have your blog, your readers will trash me. While I have my blog, and my readers will trash you. So don't think that you actually did accomplish anything." Yeah, that's right, your 15 readers will totally trash Gizmodo.com, because how could they have more readers than you?

But maybe Gizmodo.com gets the last word... There's also supposedly a Digg.com bit on this thing, too, but I can't find it.
The Internet: How did we get enetertainment before it?

Current Mood: entertained
Wednesday, June 28th, 2006
9:07 pm
"Like Sea Monkeys!" "...Yes, Kitty. Exactly like Sea Monkeys."
So, there's some stuff that I've been thinking about, from Superman Returns. But I'm cutting it, because all this blather WILL spoil the movie for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. Besides, it'll be here after you see the movie.Collapse )

And in other news, I saw a reviewer complaining that the composer for the movie kept throwing in the Superman theme whenever he could. Um, hello, that's what we're expecting! Do you also complain every time Adam Sandler makes a fart or piss joke in any of his movies? That's what he gets paid to do!

Oh, and one other thing: Why is it that everyone is making a big deal out of the Christ references, but no one is making any deal about the Greek Mythological references? That Atlas reference was a lot more interesting than the Christ reference. Greek pantheon REPRESENT!
6:13 pm
"I hope this little incident hasn't put anyone off of flying."
I went to see Superman Returns last night at the Westwood Village Theater, and let me tell you, that movie rocked. I thought it was a great sequel to the first two Superman movies, with just enough of the personal drama that Brian Singer brings to his movies. Also, mad props to Brian Singer for NOT taking the easy way out of the love triangle.

You should totally go see it. Well worth the money. In fact, I'm thinking I'll see it again in the theaters.

And I want to talk about the movie, and elements from it, but that's going in another post.
Monday, June 19th, 2006
12:18 pm
For InfMom, and for anyone else who likes Jon Stewart
Now, I'm sure this comes as a total shock to everyoe out there, but I'm a fan of The Daily Show. I know, it surprised me too. But one of my favorite parts of TDS is when Stephen colbert and Jon Stewart work so hard to get each other to crack and laugh on-air.

Case in point: Jon's interview with the "Reverend Al Sharpton." Courtesy of YouTube.

EDIT: Yes! They also have The President Bush vs. Governor Bush debate! Must Watch TV!
Sunday, June 18th, 2006
11:38 pm
Last night, I got dragged went with some co-workers to go bowling. ("to bowl" just doesn't sound right.) Yes, it was my first time bowling, ever.

My British co-worker was right: alcohol does improve your game.
Sunday, June 11th, 2006
11:51 pm
Put this in the "Double-yoo Tee Eff" Category
ECW coming back to life... on the Sci-Fi Channel?!?!?!?!?!?!?

ECW? "Extreme Chamiponship Wrestling" on a science fiction channel? Seriously, What the fuck!

Oh, here's a quote from Wikipedia that clears it up: "Although a puzzling decision, Sci Fi Channel's President Bonnie Hammer believed that ECW would fit the channel's theme of stretching the imagination." That's gotta be one of the best unintentionally funny (and ironic) statements I've seen in a long time. (Isn't Miss Hammer also the lady who cancelled Farscape because "the future of science fiction isn't with the space-type shows any more", just before she greenlighted the remake of Battlestar Galactica?)

The really depressing part? It'll probably be the highest-rated program on Sci-Fi. :-/
Wednesday, June 7th, 2006
10:20 pm
For all the GCC Peeps in the Hizzood
The Glendale News Press published a list of GCC professors retiring this year. Among them: Angelo Montante.

He was seriously one of the best professors they had.

Also on the list: Susan Brinkmeyer, Phyllis Hoover, Paul Dozois, Desmond Kilkeary, Gail Cloutier, and Lola Taylor.

Not on the list (but should be): Rick Williams and whats-her-bucket Gupta.
Tuesday, May 30th, 2006
7:57 pm
Time marches on. It used to be that most nights, you could find every family member in my house on their computer at the same time. But those days are fading. Now (as in right now), every member of my family in the house is on their laptop.

Of course, part of the reason for that is that the house is warmer than the evening air, so most of our household is sitting at a picnic table in the backyard, working in their laptops. Yes, that's right: we each have laptops, but we have no air conditioning in the house. We are the Very Modern Family.

And on a sidenote, why is no one having fun at the Freudian-ness of that toy I posted about earlier? Buncha savages in this town! :-p

Current Mood: techie
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