February 19th, 2004


Tonight on GishTV

Maybe I'm cranky. Or something.

I just watched "Pursuit of Happiness", with Annabeth "Agent Reyes" Gish, Amy Jo "Pink Power Ranger" Johnson, Jean "Edith Bunker" Stapleton, and Liz "Captain Liberty" Vassey. Some guys in it, too, but not to speak of.

This might have been a good movie. Replace the writing, the lead male actor, probably most of the cast, in fact....

And one thing that bothered me was the representation of Seattle. One of the major conflicts in the film is that the main character is conflicted about leaving Los Angeles to move to Seattle. He spends an inordinate amount of time watching the weather channel, cleverly letting the reports of bad weather in Seattle telegraph to the viewer that he has misgivings about leaving L.A..

Yes, it rains here. Somehow, though, this movie managed to simplify existence in Seattle to working 16 hours a day at a software company and carrying an umbrella. I guess that's two dimensions, which is more than anything else in the film got.

For what it's worth, I'm missing an umbrella. I may need it before leaving home tomorrow to work at the software company for another 16 hours.

I'm mildly amused, I mean offended...

I took that book quiz twice (which is cheating, I know...)

You're The Dictionary!

by Merriam-Webster

You're one of those know-it-all types, with an amazing amount of
knowledge at your command. People really enjoy spending time with you in very short
spurts, but hanging out with you for a long time tends to bore them. When folks
really need an authority to refer to, however, you're the one they seek. You're an
exceptional speller and very well organized.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.

You're Mother Night!

by Kurt Vonnegut

Nobody knows what to believe about you, and you know least of all. You
spent most of your time convinced that the ends justify the means, but your means were,
well, downright mean! And the end is nigh. Meanwhile all you want is to travel back in
time, if not to change, then to just delight in the way it used to be. You are who you
pretend to be. Oh yes, you're the great pretender.

Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.