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I think I'm getting depressed again

Mom can't go to a movie, any movie, tomorrow because she's stuck making a frickin' Linzer torte for a coworker's birthday (his fellow officemates are giving him hell for choosing that, too). Maybe I can still talk her into it, but the cake involves harvesting roasting and shelling her own hazelnuts, so... I have my doubts.

(You know what I like about the Chris Cornell song [see previous entry]? You can listen to it as a song and not feel like an idiot. Sure, it seems to take a few listens for people to get into it--me included--but it's more of a particularly apt rock track than a cheesy theme song with a ridiculous chorus/title. I don't care if you get Tina Turner; nothing called "Goldeneye" is going to have a very long shelf life.)

Particularly depressing linkspam:

NYPD bullet kills groom on wedding day. "Police opened fire early Saturday on a car full of men driving away from a bachelor party at a strip club, killing the groom on his wedding day in a shooting that drew a furious outcry from family members but little immediate explanation from police." Yeah, I can't wait to hear their explanation for this. Right now, the LAPD is probably feeling pretty good that they only beat the shit out of people.

Prominent Chinese AIDS activist missing. I'm starting to miss the days when I wasn't old enough to read the news like the other adults.

Rumsfeld okayed abuses says former U.S. general.

Waxman has Bush administration in sights.

Staph infections rise among athletes. I mention this only because my sister mentioned just this morning that one of our high school's football coaches has been sidelined with one himself. If you or someone you know plays a team sport, keep an eye out.

Web catalog offers prison-made products.

'Tweens' becoming the new teens. I am so old.

The trailer for Bridge to Terabithia.

Geoffrey Chaucer Hath a Blog, and also a list of books he's currently reading (including Battlestar Ecclesiastica): "As messire John of Gaunt loueth women, so ich loue bokes: without limit or discriminacioun, ich loue hem oolde and newe, short and longe, frensshe or latin or on englysshe tonge, of heigh sentence or of lowe japerye, from the smalest leef of parchemin to the gretest volume clad in blak or reed wyth commentarye and big honkinge metal claspes for fasteninge it shut." "For the munchies sore possess me" instantly entered my daily vocabulary after I read this, by the way.

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Jeez. I want to have Waxman's 5' 5" babies. No matter how ugly they will be they will totally help turn our country around. Yup yup.

Why did they destroy Bridge to Terabithia? The book is about friendship and imagination and a stark, harsh, realistic portrayal of life and death at a young age.

Now it's about Horrible Miniature Murderbees and other knockoff Lord of the Rings-esque creations.

The Chaucer Blog rocks, just saying

The Chaucer blog is hilarious!

And did you see the t-shirts?

And you're right... the munchies bit is absolute *gold*.

*points at icon for the taking*

*hugs* I hope you feel better soon.

That Chaucer blog is absolutely hysterical. Thank you for linking to that.

You know what I like about the Chris Cornell song [see previous entry]? You can listen to it as a song and not feel like an idiot.
Ha, I've had that song stuck in my head since I saw the movie. I do like it, and I liked how the musical theme ran throughout the movie, even though I missed the regular Bond theme.

As I love Garbage, I think "The World Is Not Enough" is also a good Bond song.

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I think I'm getting depressed again

The news links alone will do it. I can't even read some of these, as the summary on the link is enough to make me glad I'm in a smallish town where I've yet to hear anyone raise their voice. Except for post-football game glee.

I'm drinking green tea in the only coffee bar open this evening that isn't Starbucks. Everyone has a family to hang with this weekend, except me, waaah.


Those staph infections aren't just on the rise for the athletes. There's a drug-resistant rendition going 'round to your average joe and josephine, and the doctors (according to mine, at least) don't know why or how it's getting around. I'm just recovering from one, myself, which required sushi-making of my leg (complete with wasabi. Or gauze. Same difference when the doctors have made a gaping hole in your leg) and doctors' visits every couple of days for about two weeks. What I thought was an insect bite rapidly and painfully turned out to be something else entirely.

A med-assistant friend of mine tells me she's seen a significant increase in similar cases over the past few months. Bit of a mystery as to what's causing it.

Anyway, point is... everybody should be on the look out. Put down the Bactine, folks. See a doctor.

That's really strange, because my best friend's mother just got a Staph infection. She's a stewardess, so I put it down to that- increased exposure to all sorts of bad things, but I'll tell her to go see a doctor now. Thanks! Hope you feel better!

I have just watched the B to T trailer. I am about as confused as I can be.

I always thought B to T was about kids during the Holocaust.

What the hell book am I confusing it with??

I'm a middle school librarian, and I have no idea what book you're confusing it with. :)

Granted, I am old and read Bridge to Terabithia about a million years ago, and all I really remember is the rope swing and the crab apple tree and yes, friendship, but I don't remember anything else I saw in that trailer *so confused*

Dude, and i thought *i* had berely emerged from my tween years. I thought that "Tween" was a portmanteau for "twenties" and "teens". So much for English as a Second Language. So, me, at 25, am... what? "Old"?

I'm not sure, but I think "tween" was supposed to designate kids who were "between" childhood and teenage adolescence--8-12 years old, according to the article.

I actually love "Goldeneye" rather unashamedly, but that's just me. And I do like this new Bond theme as well. I just wanted to let you and anyone else know if they are looking for any of the main title themes to any of the 21 Bond films (I don't count Never Say Never Again since it was a remake of Thunderball) let me know. I'm willing to upload them!

You are my hero.


Will the sacrilege ever end? Why would anyone remake Bridge to Terabithia?

Re: Terabithia. Wasn't that book about two kids in the early-/mid-1900s, learning how to use their imagination? I...I don't get why they made Terabithia real. And I mean, with surviving tree giants and killer attack catdogthings, the ending of the book would seem kind of anti-climatic if they left it in the movie. But if they take it out the whole meaning of the story is lost! *flails* I'm not sure making Teribithia real didn't already do that. God, I hope the trailer's just misleading. :(