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Because staying sane this weekend would be welcome, even under the barrage of slings and arrows courtesy of outrageous Fortune, fickle whore that she is...I've been using my spare time at work to browse some not-strictly-work related stuff. Astonishing, I know.

Roger Ebert's most hated movies

Few people can write a lambasting movie review like Roger Ebert...and few people can write a cogent one like him either. These are a collection of the former. I've never seen any of these flicks, sadly, (except for Baby Geniuses, of all things...TERRIBLE movie.) so I can't agree or disagree, but I usually trust his taste.

ETA: Wait, I also saw Spice World. And The Waterboy. And 13 Ghosts. And Armageddon. Clearly, my brain is covering up the memories like a large, ugly scab.

And in any case, watching him eviscerate Freddy Got Fingered or Deuce Bigalow 2 brings a little thrill to my black, black heart.

Interesting Macleans article about a book about the ebb and flow of indulgent sensuality in human culture.

It will surprise no one that I want to find a copy of this book - if the review is anything to go by, the author raises some good points, and doesn't make the mistake of blaming two milennia of widespread sexual repression entirely on the Catholic Church. Not to mention giving some frank consideration of where the roaring tides of the sexual revolution might actually take us.

Pirate Monkey's Harry Potter Personality Quiz
Harry Potter Personality Quiz
by Pirate Monkeys Inc.

Just the Myers-Briggs test all over again, and I've always been all over the place on that one. :) But the author's done a good job of placing people with characters, as far as I can see.

On that note, I'd like to wish opendestiny a happy 19th birthday. Hopefully Saturday improved on Friday - at the very least, it could scarcely have been worse. *hugs*

Also, I shall point out that you never did post your gushing review of the Foo Fighters concert. What, me live out my fantasies vicariously through other people? Never!

-D.

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precia
Aug. 15th, 2005 12:31 am (UTC)
That book does sound rather fascinating. Still nearly $30 in hardcover, though, after all of the Barnes & Noble discounts. Too bad I'm poor.
paleshadow
Aug. 15th, 2005 04:44 am (UTC)
Poverty is temporary. We hope.

And hey, if you come up to Toronto for school, it might just be a library book for you. :D

-D.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2005 12:33 am (UTC)
I should lend you Ebert's book I Hated, Hated, Hated This Movie (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0740706721/qid=1124065884/sr=8-1/ref=pd_bbs_1/103-0586298-1623841?v=glance&s=books&n=507846) - it's got a lot more of those scathing reviews we all love so much.

-Nathan
paleshadow
Aug. 15th, 2005 03:33 am (UTC)
Yay! Almost makes up for the fact that you continue to suck at HTML. :D

Another book I shall need to find. Ah, well. I could stand to read some nonfiction once in a while.

-D.
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
My HTML is fine. I'll be buggered if I know what LJ is doing to it, though

maybe all the unusual characters in the Amazon link were throwing the parser off or something. (http://news.google.com/)

-Nathan
(Anonymous)
Aug. 15th, 2005 04:35 pm (UTC)
BUGGER
(Anonymous)
Aug. 17th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
My amusement at your comments on the HTML skillz of others might be a little more enjoyable if your own link in this comment did, in fact, work.
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