And the winner is…

…me!  Yes, despite missing a full 1/3 of the categories, I won my workplace Oscar pool.  Huzzah!

This goes nicely with the Atonement soundtrack that I won for answering a trivia question at the AMC Best Picture showcase on Saturday.  I guess being a total movie geek does pay off sometimes, eh?

February 25, 2008 at 8:49 pm Leave a comment

There Will Be Oscars, Part Deux

And now, the technical awards, i.e. the ones no one but me cares about.  (Where are the shorts categories, you ask?  Even I don’t care about them.)

This will take forever if I do them all the same way as the main categories, so I’ll only include commentary for some of them.

Here we go…

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February 24, 2008 at 12:55 pm Leave a comment

There Will Be Oscars

Yeah, I know I’m the 400th person to use that headline. Sorry.

I meant to do my Oscar post the day of the nominations, but then the Heath Ledger news hit and I wasn’t really in the mood. Then I kind of forgot about it, had other things to do, etc.

But now, with the show less than 10 hours away, I’m finally ready to foist my thoughts on the world. So herewith, my predictions, wishes, and other pre-show comments for the 80th Academy Awards.

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February 24, 2008 at 12:14 pm Leave a comment

Things I Hate, Part 1

Yes, there will be more along these lines, so I might as well make this part one of a series.

The honor of being first among the many things that tick me off goes to…

People who talk at movies.

More (including spoilers for Cloverfield) after the cut. (more…)

January 21, 2008 at 10:07 pm Leave a comment

Statement of purpose

Well, it’s been about three weeks since I set this thing up, so I suppose I should start making posts at some point. Now seems as good a time as any.

So I thought I’d write a bit about what it is I plan to write about. Short answer is: whatever’s on my mind. My interests are wide-ranging – at any given time I might blog about science (and various subtopics thereof), education, movies or TV shows I like, and so forth. I’ll also post on things that bother me – I’ve been told I have anger issues, so there shouldn’t be a shortage of that. And of course there will be dinosaur content.

So for anyone who might be reading (so far I seem to have had one whole visitor since putting up my first post), strap in and enjoy the stream of consciousness. It might not be pretty.

January 21, 2008 at 8:42 pm 1 comment

In which I explain the name of this blog

Hello out there on the Internets! Welcome to the greatest, most stupendous blog in the history of blogs ever written (by me).

I’m kind of new at this, and I have no idea how much time I’m going to have to update it or how regularly I might do so. In the meantime, though, I guess I should try to shed some light on what probably seems a rather bizarre blog title. (more…)

January 1, 2008 at 8:30 pm Leave a comment

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