Discussion in 'Live Action, Clone Wars & Classics' started by G-FETT, Jul 1, 2007.
19th? Wow that makes me feel young.
Nothing too special. I went to a fancy Italian restaurant in Little Italy with my sister. I got tiramisu for dessert. Then that weekend I partied hard with my dorm roommates. Not with any alcohol (or drugs) of course. That would have been irresponsible, not to mention illegal.
@KenobiSkywalker: Merci for the wishes
My pals took me to Canada even though I don't drink. Still loads of fun, even driving them all home.
Now that I think about it, that's probably why they took me....designated driver for them. Selfish bastards.
Hope you had a good one, Akash.
@CT-867-5309! I sure did!
MAKE IT STOP.
CHRISTMAS MUSIC EVERYWHEREEE
I love Christmas music! It's peppy, fun, bright! I'd take a Christmas song over most of the crap out there any day.
Plus, it has led to this parody that makes me laugh every time:
Well that ruined that song for me.
Interesting thing about holiday music: I'm reading a (nonfiction) book at the moment written in the mid 1950s, and the author complains about the Christmas music playing in every store. The date of his complaint is Nov. 12 -- I guess harassing customers with Christmas music has a longer history than I thought.
Lol, weekend did not go according to plan. Somehow... I went into Sam's on Saturday morning and... walked out with a great big 39 inch HDTV, lol (not!). Christened it with a movie binge. Watched Brave, then both the SW PT and OT. Then went to a friend's house and watch the Dark Knight Trilogy or whatever you want to call it on his enormous 72 incher. Good times.
Lol, one of the funniest FG moments.
I love Christmas Music as well. Maybe its that 8 year old in me. This is my favorite Christmas song although its more of a poem. Gives me alot of feels and hits close to him since most of my family has served in the military at some point.
Belated Happy Birthday! My 19th birthday was nothing. That year was overshadowed by my mom's best friend's wedding being on my Birthday.
Glad to know kids still like those books, maybe there is slight hope yet.
@Seerow: Merci beaucoup! And I must say, that's an unfortunate coincidence...
I watched A Christmas Story and Elf today.
I like a lot of Christmas music. Enya, James Taylor, Sarah MacLachlan, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Jewel all have good Christmas CDs. Some songs on the radio are so sappy that I feel like I need a fluoride rinse afterwards. "Merry Christmas, Darling" by the Carpenters is one of them--Anakin's dialogue in the fireplace scene sounds normal compared to that. "Christmas Shoes" is another one. If I'm dying on Christmas Eve night, my kids better not be in a damn store buying me ****ing shoes. I'm getting cremated anyway, let me die barefoot.
Here is my favorite Christmas song at the moment. It's upbeat and fun, and not in-your-face religious even though I think the singer is a Christian artist.
And probably because I'm immature, I still find this song hilarious (and know all the lyrics):
There's only one song that does it for me around Christmas.
Anything from the Santa Claus the Movie soundtrack (1985 movie).
Christmas music is depressing:
-There's a song about "mommy" cheating on daddy with Santa Clause and her kid seeing, but nobody believe him when he tries to tell people
Mommy could have a thing for celebrities
In a world where Santa doesn't exist, "Santa" could be a lover or the husband himself engaging in potentially traumatizing seasonal roleplay in front of the child
The kid could be spreading nasty lies about his mother to his friends and contribute to rumors about an infidelity that never happened and ruin her.
-There's a mean spirited song just about how much someone known as "the Grinch" sucks.
-There's a song about some guy promising to be home for Christmas... if only in his dreams. After his initial promise to be home in time for Christmas, that last part is just a big "PSYCHE!" and middle finger to whomever he is making the promise to.
-The Twelve Days of Christmas is about the most psychotic and irresponsible gift-giver ever. I don't know who gives gifts over a period of twelve days for Christmas. And they seem to consist mostly of what I presume to be live fowl, which is just rude to drop on someone due to the amount of care that would go into taking care of them and all the feces they produce. Birds are phenomenally messy. Alternatively, the birds, with the exception of the laying geese and swimming swans, might be dead...
That is enormous.
That "Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" song is almost as creepy as "Santa Baby."
The most beautiful rendition of a Christmas song in history. Ideal listening conditions are absolute silence with the lights off...or maybe some candles.
The violin gets me every time...
I watched John Carter for the first time yesterday and thought it was kinda awesome. And by "kinda awesome", I mean it was awesome.
@TaradosGon I believe Robot Chicken had a thing or two to say about the "Mommy Kissing Santa Claus" song. I'd post it but this page is already clogged with videos. XD
I liked John Carter well enough, CT. The main reason it didn't do well was the fact that Disney had a horrible ad campaign for it. They probably thought "Oh! People liked Pirates and Prince of Persia, so they'll like this no matter what. Might as well barely advertise for it. "
I need to break out the Robot Chicken and South Park Christmas collections soon. xD
I think the creepiest Christmas song is the "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas" song. I know its supposed to be funny but that's one of the most dangerous animals in Africa your asking Santa for.
this pic is so funny i just had to show you this
I also thoroughly enjoyed the John Carter movie, but I felt the further in the movie got the further away from A Princess of Mars the story got, and by the end they had added in this whole extra thing that tied everything together that shouldn't have been there at all (those telepathic bald guys or whatever they were). It's like they thought the book was too plain by itself and tried to stick more direct magical elements in, as if the guy hadn't just been mystically transported through space to Mars and encountered a bunch of otherworldly stuff as it was. I'm not really sure where the franchise would have gone had the film been a success, because it had failed attempts at themes that really shouldn't have shown up till the next book, The Gods of Mars. That was worse than any of the more minor mistakes.
It was good action and awesome to finally see this film that had been talked about for roughly 100 years (especially since it is arguably the foundational work of the genre Star Wars later revived from the dead), but while it started out with an oh crap - they're seriously nailing this it ended with a why the hell would they think they needed to add that.