Cleolinda Jones (cleolinda) wrote,
Cleolinda Jones

Saturday afternoon, getting ready

Okay, I haven't posted a substantial entry in way too long. I'm going to see Sweeney Todd this afternoon and then go straight to Brett the Vet's Christmas party (I wish I could say what I got for the Dirty Santa swap--which is "dirty" in the sense of the stealing back and forth, not in terms of the nature of the gifts, which often include liquor, vessels for liquor, recipe guides for liquor, books, games, magazine subscriptions, and liquor--but some of the attendees might read this and be spoiled), so I have a relatively small window of time in which to post and get ready, but I have to do something while my hair air-dries, you know? (Curly hair + vigorous blow-drying = BAAAAAD.)

Oh! Oh! Yesterday the Lovely Emily and I had a late lunch with the Amazing McRachel, a college friend of ours who was in from New York, yay! And then I have the party tonight and tomorrow to sleep it off. And Sweeney Todd, of course, which should be interesting because all I know about the musical is the barest outline of the plot--who the characters are and how they interact, generally how it ends, but that's about it. I've never heard any of the music and I haven't watched any of the clips--on purpose, to save as much surprise as possible. Exciting!

A holiday excellence of linkspam:

NJ inmates make Shawshank-style escape.

Aruba closes Natalee Holloway case; Not so cold: Holloway case in 'new phase.'

7 Medical Myths Even Doctors Believe.

Hasselhoff heads new wave of British medical slang. "A Jack Bauer is a doctor who is 'still up and working after 24 hours on the job,' while a Mini Me is a trainee or medical student who emulates their senior colleagues a bit too much but does not say a lot."

Internet Nice Guy Reads His Ugly Head Once More: "You ignored the nice guy. You used him for emotional intimacy without reciprocating, in kind, with physical intimacy. See, this is the part where I went 'holy shit,' because normally in 'I Used To Be A Nice Guy' type rants, this sentiment is only implied, a nasty little undercurrent of malicious envy and spite. But this guy comes right out and says it: if a guy acts friendly towards a girl, the girl has a moral duty to fuck him."

WGA Sets Meeting With Letterman Reps; Letterman, TV writers fail to strike deal; Late-Night Shows Return, But Will Stars? WGA to Picket the Golden Globes; Go Big or Stay Home.

Will Smith: 'Hitler Was a Good Person.' Okay, you know what? That's not what he said. Even in the passage quoted, that's not what he said. What he said was, "Even Hitler didn’t wake up going, ‘Let me do the most evil thing I can do today’. I think he woke up in the morning and using a twisted, backwards logic, he set out to do what he thought was ‘good’." From an actor's (or, for that matter, a writer's) point of view, that's an important distinction: real villains don't twirl their mustaches. They set out to do what they think is right, or at the very least what benefits them the most personally. People who do bad things can be selfish, can be hateful, can be bad--unbeknownst to themselves, generally--but even asshats like the Westboro Baptist Church gang think that they themselves are right and good, even though, as Warren Ellis says at the link, "If you can stomach it, the last twenty seconds are as close to pure evil as I’ve seen today." There's a difference between saying "Hitler was good" and "Hitler thought he was good," so let's be precise here.

"Interview with the fiercest bitch ever, Lauren Bacall."

Everett Dismisses Foster's "Coming Out."

Christians protest as Doctor Who is portrayed as ‘messiah.’

2008 Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees.

Roger Ebert Picks His Top Ten Films of the Year--and more; Entertainment Weekly's Best and Worst of 2007, all media categories.

trailer_spot: Hellboy II, Nim's Island, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Forbidden Kingdom, Atonement.

‘Sweeney Todd’: An Introduction To The R-Rated Musical; Exclusive Clip: Johnny Depp and Tim Burton on Their Working Relationship; Johnny Depp and Tim Burton Go 'Unscripted' for 'Sweeney Todd'.

Golden Compass Reaches $100M Overseas; Vatican Condemns Compass.

Cloverfield Guerrilla Marketing; ‘Cloverfield’ Finally Succumbs to Traditional Marketing; 3 Cloverfield TV Commercials; Cloverfield Facebook Contest; MySpace Update - Rob Gives Up on Beth; TidoWave - Problem with the "event."

Sound Off: Who Should Direct The Hobbit? - Guillermo vs Raimi; Casting Call: Who Should Play Bilbo Baggins In ‘The Hobbit’? (MTV is recommending Martin Freeman).

JK Rowling Named Time Person of the Year Runner Up.

First Photos Of Daniel Craig In 'Bond 22' Rehearsals; Mexican Actor Blabs About Landing Role In 'Bond 22'; Dame Judi In The Dark Over 'Bond 22.'

New Hellboy II Teaser, Official Site & Photos.

Neil Gaiman posts a sneak peek at 'Coraline'; a new Stardust illustration from Charles Vess.

Wolverine Starts Filming in Three Weeks; Is Brian Cox Returning as Stryker in 'Wolverine'?

Eva Green to Join 'Justice League'?

Ledger’s Joker A Hit With Batman Creators, Del Toro.

"Can You Believe They're Still Casting 'G.I. Joe'? Like It's a Real Movie or Something." Newest addition: Mr. Eko.

Hamm Joins 'The Day the Earth Stood Still.'

'Pirates' Blu-Ray Recall.

'In Bruges' Exclusive Clip.

First Official 'Australia' Publicity Stills Released.

"Dune Being Adapted Again?! This Time By Peter Berg!"; Peter Berg to Direct Tom Cruise in 'Edwin A. Salt'? Peter Berg must be stopped.

Kristin Kreuk Cast as Chun-Li in Street Fighter Movie.

'National Treasure: Book of Secrets' - Poorly Done But Still Enjoyable.

'Horton Hears a Who' Creepy Character Posters.

'Hottie and the Nottie' Trailer Ruins Christmas.

Jessica Simpson Wants to Remake 'Pretty Woman.' Well, I want to kick Jessica Simpson in the ass, but we don't always get what we want, do we?

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