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Tuesday, December 20, 2005
1. funniest thing I've seen lately: the Chronic of Narnia video. call us Aaron Burr from the way we're dropping Hamiltons ha ha ha! Not to mention the whole cupcake thing. Double True!

2. Movies I've watched over the last week or so: A. The Corporation (long, but good for getting your outrage heart-rate up into the aerobic zone). B. Battlestar Galactica mini-series. I thought this was really good - I've seen a couple episodes here and there, and decided I needed to start from the beginning. It looks like it will ask some interesting questions and go to some interesting places. (no, I don't mean space, wiseass.) C. I Know Where I'm Going! - a great romantic movie. The DVD case said romantic comedy, but it doesn't really seem to fit into that category (mostly because it is not funny). But it was so good! I had never really heard much about this movie (or really know much about any Powell and Pressubrger films), but I read something about it recently, and that coupled with a cover of the theme song by John Wesley Harding - well, it must have been too much for my subconscious to resist. D. House of Flying Daggers I loved this movie! It was so beautiful, and it just kept moving all over the place. The colors!! The bamboo forest scenes reminded me of Amelie a little bit. Not because Amelie kicked 18 kinds of marital arts ass, or because Mei became suddenly a French gamine, but because of the GREEN. All the colors were super saturated, and made me very happy. (re-reading this it sounds like I would be equally happy watching the boohbah's, but it's just not true) I even liked the tragic but inevitable conclusion. (The Chinese film industry does love its doomed romances). But unlike many tragic endings (::cough:: madamebutterfly::cough::, I did not spend my time thinking that these were the most ridiculous non-thinkers-through of all time. Either I am developing a taste for tragic romance (v. v. doubtful) or this just made more sense in my tiny mind.

3. Current song playing on iPod: Sugar Water by Cibo Matto

4. I can't remember what 4 was going to be, so I guess I should just go to bed. ooh! book just finished: Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. It was so good! But more about that later.

5. Item number one in this list reminds me: Hottest Founding Father? I'm going to have to go with Alexander Hamiltion. Feel free to agree or disagree in the comment section, but you are going to have to have a pretty convincing argument to get me to waver from Hamiltion. (although duels, while being all swashbuckly and romantic at first glance, are really pretty stupid. But that is just one minus against a whole ledger full of plusses.)
2 comments on "no-name list"
  1. Alexander Hamilton is all right, but I'd have to see a lineup of the rest of the founding fathers before I make my final decision!

  2. Hee Hee! I never thought anyone would take me up on the Founding Fathers Challenge!! First, take a One, a Five, a TEN (dreamy Hamiltion!) and a Twenty and line them up. (or scroll down on this page)
    $1 - Washington: wooden teeth, plus my Grandpa kind of looks like him.
    $5 - Lincoln: great man, but I just can't get behind the beard with no mustache thing
    $10 - Dreamy Hamilton (I think his new big face portrait is better than this one)
    $20 - Andrew Jackson - I like the hair, but the Trail of Tears is a dealbreaker. Plus he's got serious OME's (Old Man Eyebrows)
    $50 - Ulysses S. Grant (not really a founding father, so I won't get into the details, but he has NO NECK)
    $100 - Ben Franklin - I suspect he was one of those guys who was WAY better looking in person. Actually, not better looking, but that his personality was such that he became more attractive by virtue of his charisma.

    Not on folding money: Thomas Jefferson - Brilliant mind, but I can't get past the slavery issue. Hamilton was virulently anti-slavery! (doesn't that make him hotter?)


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