Also, just because I feel like recording this, the air conditioning guy totally gave me attitude yesterday. Look, I don't care that my parents have called you over multiple times about the unit outside their bedroom window making an unholy racket. I don't care if you claim you can't do anything about it and that we'd have to buy a new unit, particularly after my stepfather witnessed you adjusting the unit at one point so that it stopped making noise, which means that clearly there's something that can be done somehow. I don't care if you and I have personally discussed the AC before. What I care about is that I opened the door and you just stood there and smirked at me for twenty seconds ("Uh... hi... you're here for the air conditioner?" I said), and then finally said, "We've talked about this before." And that's all you said for a full minute while I flailed about. And then you smarmed that you needed to see the basement unit as well but I didn't have to show you where it is because you know where it is, because you've been here before, gah. Look, pal: I am just the person who opens the door. You wanna take it up with someone, take it up with my parents and don't give me shit about it, okay?
And then there's the bricklayer working down the street--he was wandering around our front porch, smoking, when I was about to run upstairs for something. Apparently the brickwork around our front door is about to COLLAPSE OMG, and my parents had Bricklayer Guy up to look at it, and he said it'd be something like $15,000 (!) to replace, but that that kind of work was "over his head." So they went and talked to a contractor the guy's worked with before, and Contractor Guy says it would only be about $4000, which is obviously a lot better. But apparently Bricklayer Guy wants a shot at the job now, because he was very insistent that I have my parents call him. And then, I passed the front door this morning and saw a note taped to the front door. It repeated his name, his number, the date and time of the note-writing, please call him, etc. Here's what weirded me out for no good reason: the note was taped so that the writing was facing me. As in, I could read it through the window, like it was a little face peering in. Also, the handwriting was kind of serial killery. I'm probably being way paranoid here, but the whole thing was a little too Gift of Fear for my taste.
The South has the sniffles from pollen. See? I told you.
Dan Brown wins copyright infringement case.
Deathly Hallows Cover Art and Summaries Released. Meanwhile, Behance has an interview with set designer Tino Schaedler. Which just happens to include three conceptual images of the Ministry of Magic from Order of the Phoenix. You want to see these.
From the LemonySnicket.com newsletter: "We're sorry to tell you that, at the end of April, Lemony Snicket will publish an unsettling new book called Horseradish: Bitter Truths You Can't Avoid."
First Photos of Depp as Sweeney Todd! Normally I strip exclamation marks from movie news headlines, as they seem both silly and superfluous, but I was a little too a-squee to mind this time. And rather than let Coming Soon redirect you to Perez Hilton, here are the three shots, courtesy of skyblade.
" 'Blades' gets the gay jokes right."
Evan Almighty Poster: Exclusive First Look at Cinematical.
Clinton To Appear on 'South Park.'
Helen Mirren and Ed Harris Hunt National Treasure 2. Oh, Dame Helen.
Deadly Jellyfish Halt McConaughey/Hudson Fool's Gold Filming. Go jellyfish go!
Jennifer Hudson's Next is Winged Creatures, playing Forest Whitaker's daughter.
''Goonies'' might be Broadway bound. I... I don't really see how this is going to work.
Ray Winstone Joins Indiana Jones 4.
Mia Farrow Probably Kills Chances Of 'Indy 4' Cameo After Likening Spielberg To Nazi Filmmaker.
Cruise's beliefs may stop Hitler film.
Lost to Start Back Up in January? Meanwhile, Matthew Fox To Quit Smoking for Kids. Aww, Foxy!
Angelina Jolie Is A Hypocrite And A Bad Mom, Says US Weekly, and also she is a Big, Big Stupidhead for giving all her exclusives to People.
Did Clooney leak the 'Huckabees' videos?
'Idol's' Sanjaya draws heat. I'm pretty sure there will be a one-man riot chez Jones if he doesn't go tonight. Namely because my stepfather seems to think he's a "terrorist" of some sort. There's a part of me that's really disturbed that he's making a weird sideways racial-profiling leap like that (the kid's apparently half Indian and half Italian, for God's sake)... and another part of me that really wants to name my next garage band Audio Terrorist.