Friday, September 29, 2006

Preach it, Bob.

I'm not talented enough with html to figure out how to get this picture to fit without making it too small to read. I could split the picture in two, but I don't really feel like going through all that effort. So yeah. Just follow the link to see the best cartoon ever.

Preach it, Bob.

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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

"You look like that one girl..."

"... You know... the girl from She's All That." Yeah. I get that a lot. By the way, her name is Rachel Leigh Cook. I don't really see it, but I've heard it enough to think that there must be something about me that reminds people of her. Here's a picture.
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Do you see it? Ah well. The reason I bring this up is because I was goofing around on the other day. For those of you that don't know, you upload a picture and they tell you what celebrities you look like. I'm sure the process is very scientific, but I was a tad surprised that Rachel Leigh Cook wasn't one of my look-alikes. Then again, this isn't 1999 so I'm not really sure RLC counts as much of a "celebrity" anymore.

So here are my results. (The only reason I chose that picture of myself is because it's the most recent picture of me, I'm not all squinty, and my picture of me and Joe doesn't work because the system doesn't recognize my face as human. So there's three reasons.)

Let's get started. Just go ahead and assume that "I don't see the resemblence" applies to all.

75% Audrey Tautou- I may be the only college student/ movie fan who has not yet seen Amelie. I'm not really proud of the fact. I feel like it's a movie I should see, but the only person I would watch it with is my Abby, and she lives out of state 9 months of the year and when we are together we're too busy renting Michael Schoeffling movies to bother with artsy French flicks. But we have seen Dirty Pretty Things and she was wonderful and very pretty in it.

74% Julia Louis-Dreyfus- Nope. I guess she was funny on Seinfeld and she just won an Emmy, so I guess that's cool.

71% Katie Couric- Hahahahaha. Apparently I look bubbly and slightly crazy. I'm going to blame this match up on the fact that my face is so shiny in that picture. That's right. Blame it on the glow.

71% Lalaine- She's best known for playing a character named "Miranda" on Lizzie McGuire. Coincidence!? Yep.

70% Kelly Clarkson- She's very talented, but again, I don't see it.

67% Rachel Bilson- She's in the new movie The Last Kiss with Zach Braff. The jury's still out on whether or not I'll go see it in the theater or wait for it to come out on DVD. But, hey, I love ZB.

67% Christy Turlington- I've always thought she was very pretty, so I've got no complaints about this match-up.

66% Sarah Michelle Gellar- It's Buffy! I'm a little bit of a Joss Whedon whore, so I won't complain too much about this one. But, as with all of these: I don't see it.

If you're bored, go ahead and try it for yourself:

Friday, September 15, 2006

A YouTube Journey

I am currently suffering from a complete drought of material that I could use to create something interesting and slightly humorous to write about. Seriously. It's just... I don't know. I've become more boring than I could have anticipated. So, to deal with the fact that I'm at a loss for creativity, I'll take a moment and highlight some of my current favorite clips over at youtube. Because, really. I'm boring.

This trailer for the movie "Little Children" should win an Oscar. It's that good. It's like a short film. It's intense and dramatic, well acted and terrifically edited.

There are no words that could possibly describe the awesomeness of this next clip. It's just... wow.

I just bought the second season of The Office. I love Creed. I love Creed almost as much as I love Toby.

The Creed Mixtape (Abby must watch this, Creed gives a shout-out to HK)

Michael v. Toby ("I hate so much about the things that you choose to be.")

Ok. Make fun of me all you want, but I watch General Hospital. I enjoy it. Here's the ending montage from yesterday's episode. Lulu is getting an abortion at 7 o'clock. You see clips of the baby's daddy and his family waiting (they wanted the baby) and of Luke visiting Laura, per Lulu's request, and clips of other Port Charles families. And a really good song.

On a related note, Lucky Spencer is a completely different character than when he was played by Jonathan Jackson. The writing and the acting has ruined the character. If you don't believe me, go to youtube and just search for "general hospital lucky liz" and watch the ones before 1999. Here's the last clip between Lucky and Liz before Lucky "died." So sweet.

I've just come up with a really good entry but I'm not going to write it now. It has everything to do with a strange journey I went on trying to find a specific Sex and the City clip on youtube. The clip I wanted was from the episode with the new Yankee. In the episode Carrie has just broken up with Big and she has convinced herself that she's over him. While out on a date with the new Yankee she runs in to Big and she realizes that she's not over him at all. There's a moment where Big touches her arm and everything slows down and her heartbeat gets louder and I love it because who doesn't know that feeling? Well, I couldn't find that clip but it reminded me of how some of the passages in this one book illustrate those feelings. If you have the opportunity, please pick up Why Girls are Weird by Pamela Ribon. It's a great read and she's a great writer. The main character is, at times, so like me that it was uncomfortable for me to read. It's like the same feeling I got the first time I really listened to the lyrics to Rilo Kiley's "The Frug."

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

*This* is my life?

Well, I guess my life doesn't entirely suck, but it still kinda does. Oh, who am I kidding. My life totally sucks. Stole this from Abby who stole it from Dia.

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Monday, September 04, 2006

It's a little funny.

Abby: click
Miranda: steve irwin is a smart man
Abby: ahahahahahah i laughed so hard. it was wrong, but that guy had it coming
Miranda: yeah i heard it on the radio this morning.
Miranda: i was amused.
Abby: the people in my room when i heard were sad. not even a little amused.
Abby: disappointing
Miranda: not even a little amused? c'mon. it's tres amusing. sure, it's sad and all. but seriously.
Abby: i know. i dug myself straight into hell trying to convince people it was funny.
Miranda: you were going to hell anyway.
Abby: true enough