Friday, December 21, 2007

review of sweeny todd: 1.5 out of 5

I want to start off by saying that I did not like this movie before I even saw it and that might have something to do with the review. When I decided to go with my love on opening night I really was hoping I was going to be wrong about Tim Burton's movie Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street and that it was going to be a good film and not too comically bloody and not have a whole lot of actors singing badly. I am sorry to say I was right.

I wish I had written it down but when I first saw the previews, and my love can attest, I said "Its going to be a bad movie. It's going to be a Tim Burton does Quentin Tarantino" and it was badly so. A whole 15 - 20 minutes of the movie is the Johnny Depp slitting peoples throat causing blood to gush out semi-comically so that it caused members of the theater laugh uncomfortably.

All of the gushing blood seemed to damper the singing of the actors. I have heard that Johnny Depp does not do singing parts and I now know why. The only thing Tim Burton did right was cast his wife Helena Bonham Carter as Mrs. Lovett the meat pie shop owner below Todd's barber shop of horrors because she seemed to know what she was doing. With lyrics throughout the movie that either made no sense or were hard to understand, put to the same song over and over and over again I really had a hard time enjoying the movie and really wanted to be somewhere, anywhere!, else.

There were some funny scenes in it and I would like to see if it was just this rendition that did it poorly or is this how its supposed to be done. I hope to see it done differently sometime maybe I will find the original melodrama.

The pros:
Helena Bonham Carter
A dark and twisted tale
a handful of funny scenes
Johnny Depp
by the end I really wanted everyone to die and it actually happened

The Cons:
Alan Rickman
inappropriate bloody scenes
completely predictable plot
Johnny Depp singing
dragging plot
lyrics that make no sense
everybody's accent made the singing hard to understand
the two and half hours of my life will never get back

I give this movie:
1.5 out of 5 necks gushing blood uncontrollably

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Looking back…

Ok wow! Wasn't that fun? It published it and it doesn't look funny or anything it just plain sent it down the tubes. I am hardly usually pleased with a Microsoft product as I am now. This is good because my update is still downloading at 27%. I decided to take a look back at my blog and see how long it had actually been since I actually posted something. It turns out that It has been since May when I posted last about my engagement to Breanne and so much has happened since then that I am surprised I haven't posted earlier. So here are the wonderful updates


First of all I posted about my pet frogs before and they are now dead. (ohh. 46% downloaded goody) Instead of trying for more amphibians (oh I spelled that correctly on the first try AMAZING!) we decided to get cats. 1 cat to be exact which turned into 2 when we found Jojo meowing at Gracie from the outside porch at 2 o'clock in the morning. Lo and behold Breanne fell instantly in love with Jojo and I was forced to open our house to another feline friend :D. ( oh its @ 89% downloaded)


Secondly we still don't have a date for the wedding. But we have a dress! And I saw it and I have forgotten what it looks like. I am supposed to because those are the rules. I think it is whitish and has beading on it. Apart from that I am pretty clueless. :( stuck at 89% oh wait there are sleeves… maybe..


I decided that going to College at OSU is not what I want to do so I decided to get my online degree at devry. I am already doing better so I think it was for the best.


Breanne is getting top notch grades for her quarter and has hospitals begging for her to work with them so she is very excited and nervous about graduating and having to take the NCLEX. You'll do fine Honey; you're a great nurse and even better at taking quizzes.




Oh, I figure that since I have read enough web comics and I am a pretty funny guy I might start to make some of my own. I have no idea how to start or anything but it will be fun to see in the future how this doesn't actually happen. For a preview its going to have panels and characters and words. I have no idea how those will interact.


Well its almost 5 A.M now and Breanne should be getting up for work soon. I hope my loud typing hasn't woken her up. That is the update I will try as hard as I have been before to keep everyone who actually reads this posted. If you are reading this and aren't my future wife tell other people about it that know me if they want to know how I am doing twice a year :D

Its 4 a.m. and I am typing on my blog for the first time in a very long time

Hello everybody I am waiting to finish downloading/installing the windows vista SP1 RC1 and it is taking forever and so I decided to try out the "blog post" new document thingy in my Microsoft office 2007 Word. geeze, I sound like a walking windows advertisement. Oh wow its up to 13% downloaded, It was 7 when I started. Well I am going to push the Publish button and see what happens. This might be fun.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Somebodies Getting MARRIED

Sorry to everybody that actually would take the time out of their day to read this. I haven't been very good at updating. But I have been VERY busy and I wanted to announce to everyone that i am have gotten engaged to Breanne. We plan for a long engagement (2-3 Years) and hope to see many of you there. To my future wife, who is probably the only person who reads this, I love you!

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

*sniff*... :(... they grow up so fast (kinda)

Over spring break my love and i went to Cincinnati to visit parental units. We brought with us our new pets Bonnie and Clyde. They are "tadpoles"; at least they used to be. Over the break while we were traveling from house to house Bonnie sprouted limbs and Clyde grew a little in size (i think he's a late bloomer). But the great news is the last night before my love and i went to bed we decided to check on our tadpoles and when, lo and behold, Bonnie had decided she would hop out of the water for us. She is now a froglet and Clyde still has yet to grow appendages. Today is a happy day!

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

many things to talk about today

First off, For those of you don't really know me. I have a physical disability, its called cerebral palsy. It doesn't affect me a whole lot but its there. The reason for this sudden confession is that every year I have to take a driving test, the same one you do when you first get your license from beginning to end, to prove to the state that I am a competent driver and until my Doctor approves a document in which he states he thinks I am a competent driver. My doctor has yet to think I am a competent driver so i have had to take the test about 8 times now. Would you still have your license if you had to pass the driving test again? Well I took the test this year on Friday and passed with a very good score and I wanted to share the good news with everybody.

Secondly, my disability affects my writing skills, I know how to write well its just illegible. To take exams in college, because college isn't about preparing you for work its about taking exams, I have to go through the Office of Disabilities Services just like all of the hundreds of other students at OSU with disabilities. Because of all of these people taking all of these tests and because of the lack of space in ODS, ODS moves exams schedules around to fit their needs and the ODS gods have not smiled on me today. On March 13th, the luckiest day in march, I will have to take both of my extremely difficult Finals. I am not looking forward to this at all especially since they start at 7:30 AM.

Finally On a similar note I have decided to cut out all caffeine but i have had a sudden urge to drink a coke. I have not found a single place that has non-diet caffeine free coke. the grocery store only sells them in 12 packs and all want is one small can! I can't win!

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

winter time blues

The constant melting of the snow and refreezing of the water into ice on the walkways that i walk on my way to work has brought the number of times i have fallen on my bum this winter to three. Winter needs to over quickly. It can still be nice and cool outside but the snow and ice are getting on my nerves.

Monday, February 26, 2007

happy birthday to me

For those of you who haven't found out yet yesterday was my Birthday. Joanna gets the prize for the earliest person who didn't have wish me happy birthday to wish me happy birthday. and Faye and Amanda are a close 2nd and 3rd place, hurray for Facebook! Thanks to everyone who made my birthday special, including my Mom, Dad, Sister and Brother for being with me this weekend, my grandparents for calling me and making sure I knew they cared, and my girlfriend for allowing me to be lazy and lovingly being with me throughout Sunday. I am now 23. 23 sounds really really old. I have been over 18 for half a decade and I feel like I have made a lot of good decisions in my adult life. I hope to make many more in the future.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

my brain officially hurts

yes it is official. there is pain in my brain. it is caused by math class. Mathematical things have been flowing in and out of my head. and its hard as hell when it take so long to type this stuff out. Computerized equation editors are so not user friendly.

Yesterday, was Valentines day. there were good things and bad things.
Good thing: It snowed so much that school was closed
Bad thing: it snowed so much both cars got stuck in the snow
Good thing: My Love and I were dressed nicely
Bad thing: Shoveling the car (without a shovel, yes we shoveled with anything we could find, including a now broken rake) while nicely dressed. For me not so bad, but my love had nice shoes and no socks. It was bad.. she was very upset and one step away from going into don't touch me phase.
Good thing: I was able to surprise my love with a reservation at a fancy restaurant and she enjoyed her foods.
Bad thing: The foods I ate did not agree with me. For the rest of the night so i got a $120 stomach ache that i will probably get again when i consume leftovers tonight.
Good thing: We got to the restaurant and came home with out much trouble on the roads
Bad thing: To get the car back into a spot he had to purchase: salt, shovels (in which they were out of Snow shovels at the lowes we went to therefore we had to purchase regular shovels), boots for love (because in all her pairs of shoes she has zero snow boots, also there were no snow boots in dsw, or target (even though they had bathing suits), we ended up having to go to Wal*Mart), and a bucket bringing the nights total to over $150.

update: the leftover were fine! and my love gave the night a 6 out 10 for the whole experience and a 9 out of 10 for the dinner.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Comment on: On being a widow of World of Warcraft

While searching the Internet for World of Warcraft type articles to entertain me while was at work I happen upon the title of this article and think that someone has died because they have played World of Warcraft and left behind a widow.
On being a widow of World of Warcraft - Rec Room - The Phoenix
Upon reading it I realize that it just a woman who is complaining because her boyfriend has stopped paying attention to her and her now has nothing better to do then write about how it makes her feel. Usually, I would look at an article like this and just pass on by it scoffing at the stupidity/sadness of the person who plays the game trying escape their crappy life so much that they are pissing off/ignoring the only person who can give them live the life they want to live, and person who has lost their current significant other because they have no idea how to deal correctly with the current situation. But this article struck a nerve, probably because of the false advertising in the title, and all the articles about Warcraft addiction and people quoting Dr. Maressa Orzack have just started pissing me off and because my brain needs rest in between studying I have decided to write about how i feel on the situation.

VR and AR
It is a great premise in Science Fiction that because of all of the hate and hurt that someone feels on a daily basis because of Actual Reality that this someone gets stuck in Virtual Reality. In reality though it is a different story, feeling numb is a sign that something is wrong and feeling nothing at all inhuman and robotic. What makes us know we are alive are things like anger, pain, and love. VR does not trump AR, it is a plastic shell to be used as a repository for feelings when it is not appropriate to use them otherwise or when one can go when they feel as thought they aren't getting feeling enough.

The moon is always fuller over Azeroth because its fake and the programmers can make it as full or as much of a sliver as they want to with the push a few buttons. Look to the actual sky and see the actual moon reflecting it light onto the earth moving oceans as it circles our tiny planet and be in awe of it regardless of its fullness.

It seems to be a word thrown around these days. Food addiction, nicotine addiction, gambling addiction, I am tired of hearing it. I am tired of seeing people on TV complaining about how broke they are because they gambled it away and other such sob stories, but seeing the destruction it has caused first hand it is possible to become addicted to something. Although being addicted to a video game seems rather stretching it. If you would rather play World of Warcraft then eat, or be intimate with your significant other. Then maybe you have a problem. If you end up selling objects important to you in order to get your World of Warcraft fix. Then you probably have a problem. But wanting to play World of Warcraft rather then spending every waking hour paying attention to you and your every whim is NOT a problem.

Ok maybe that was a little below the belt and maybe he does have a tiny problem. Writing about it isn’t going to make the problem go away.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

another thought for today

wow two thoughts in two days i must be on a roll! Ok, todays thought is ..
.. yes thats a good thought. you can wrap them around meat on a stick, you can smother them in butter, you can even tie them in a string to keep away pancake demons
anyway. today all in all was a good day. my Hebrew midterm went smoothly. i think/hope that i got a good grade on it. we shall see though. I had yummy Chipotle which made me happy and that pretty much has been my day. i have an exciting math quiz tomorrow over work and l'hopital. why do we need to solve problems in which people don't really care unless your an engineer. oh well I am at work again and then i get to eat dinner and got to sleep with my love and then i get to wake up tomorrow and go to work even more and then a math quiz. so I am excited for the next 20 hour with all the fun thing i have planned. the best thing is that i will get to spend time with my love. the thought of her now brings a smile to my face.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

my thought for today

apparently i haven't been having very many thoughts lately. Because this is my the place i put my thoughts and i haven't been writing in here recently. but since i have a headache now and can't study, i have decided to write a little in my blog

Today was going to be extremely busy but i cut it down a little by rescheduling something important so i am not happy about that. I am at work now. work sucks, especially when its in the proximity of math and physics. I really don't want to calculate the work done in moving a particle, I really don't care. although integration by parts is pretty nifty. Its like solving a puzzle. i like puzzles...thought train derailed .. math! right.. ok wtf is with l'Hopital. i definitely don't care about him.

Anyway.. I have a bible studies midterm tomorrow and thats something i don't want to study for. Stupid studing. My brain is already mush. random text color change . today for lunch i had a hot pocket(R) philly steak & cheese sub and it was tasty for about the first 3 bites of the first sub. after that it started tasting nasty and i wasn't even able to finish the second one. tomorrow i will have my weekly chipotle for lunch and i am excited for it.

i think thats all for now.