November 29, 2008
Watch Empire Strikes Back tonight, why don't you?
So, this is as last minute as it can possibly get, but Spike is showing Empire Strikes Back at eight tonight, and as an added bonus, they're showing Tarkin n Friends at some point during the breaks.
I'm not sure why they didn't show it during Star Wars itself, maybe they were worried about spoilers.
November 25, 2008
I'm in a frigging book so deal with it
I'm not really sure how this happened, but I was interviewed for a book called Daring Tales of Daring. Jacob Ditkovski, the author/editor got in contact with me, talked to me on the phone for about an hour, and put the parts where I didn't sound like a complete idiot in his book, which you can get on amazon.
Aside from my interview, there's four short stores, wholly un-Will related. Jacob sent me a copy of the book (which I will read, but haven't yet, because I'm in the middle of It's Superman, given to me by Seth for my birthday). He also sent me a nice little stamper thing with my name on it that reaffirms that I'm a true person of daring (the stamper thing's words, not mine).
And, while I recommend you buy the book, you can read the interview itself on Jacob's blog.
November 23, 2008
Don't kick me
November 22, 2008
You know what's annoying, is annoying things. Some friends of mine made a site where you can vent your anger about your favorite peeves, and if you're lucky, they'll make a weird video about it too.
November 16, 2008
Hey look, another My Best Friend episode
November 13, 2008
Diogenes Club: 3. New York Times: 0
Republicans claimed then that traditional voting patterns among absentee voters favored Mr. Stevens’s holding on to win, but Mr. Begich countered that he had made a concerted effort to win early and absentee voters.
Mr. Begich can't make a concerted effort. A concerted effort requires more than one person so that they can work in concert with each other. I realize that it was probably Begich who made the mistake, but the Times should at least but quotes around it or add a [sic] or something.
Boo-yeah, New York Times!
(For reference: the other two times I sonned the Times: Strawberry Shortcake redux and This is probably the only chance I'll ever have at impugning the New York Times' accuracy)
November 10, 2008
I keep on keeping movies out longer and longer on Netflix
Netflix was pretty thrilling in 2001. I mean, the very idea! Getting DVDs! Digital Video Discs! In the mail! I'm sure it's going to be one of those things that I tell young people in fifty years, and they'll think I'm an idiot for ever thinking it was exciting.
But, here we are in 2008, my queue hovering around a hundred movies, which it's been doing pretty much since I joined. The difference is, a lot of those movies, nay, most of those movies, I'm not sure why I put them on there in the first place, and when they finally show up at my house, it'll take me a long time to finally sit down and watch them.
This is basically just a long winded excuse for me to post another chart I made in Excel.
Around mid-2002, I was returning movies pretty much as quickly as they came. As you might imagine, I was unemployed at the time.
Two movies have the honor of sitting on my desk for over a hundred days: Triumph of the Will and Bus 174. Triumph of the Will, of course, is the famous Nazi propaganda movie by Leni Riefenstahl. I didn't think I could want to be a Nazi less than I already did, but boy, is that movie boring. I ended up sending it back without finishing it. Bus 174 is a documentary about a Brazilian bus being taken hostage, is generally depressing, and also got sent back unfinished.
Twelve movies made the quickest possible round trip, three days, including three made for video animated Batman movies, a Deep Space 9 Season 4 Disc, and Mutiny on the Bounty, which I don't recall ever actually watching, though I probably did.
The average is thirteen days, which, when you think I'm paying twenty some bucks a month for Netflix, isn't that great a deal compared to going to the video store. But then, video stores in my neighborhood don't have the weird selections that I choose on impulse and then regret a few months later when I actually have to watch them. Not to mention, it would be a lot tougher to make graphs.
November 3, 2008
Some Will related links
If there's anything I like more than writing about myself, it's having other people do it for me. The good people at Tilzy.tv and Tubefilter have written up some nice things about me and here they are in no particular order: