June 22nd, 2005

Conan the King (Conan the Barbarian)

Lousy day at work

...but at least I got myself two hours of overtime. Frank better not bitch at me about it or I'll have my steward rip his nuts off, barbecue them and make Frank eat them. I was planning to pick up my apartment a bit, which has been getting a bit cluttered of late, but most likely once I get home I shall stand in front of my bed and it will come up and hit me in the face.

Next month I'm taking an out-of-tour shift, four to midnight. I'm not sure exactly what this will do to my social life, but its going to be a bigger paycheck what with the night differential, and I'm feeling the bigger paycheck. The tour lasts three months. It'll be an interesting change of pace, that's for sure (my next out-of-tour shift may be years from now).

I should be getting my first shipment from Netflix tonight. Thus far, Dave and rhakka have been added to my friends list, and I've been getting a whole bunch of recommendations from Dave, all of which I've added to my now-voluminous cue save for The Great White Hype, and that's only because I have a copy of the film lent me by suitboyskin that is sitting, as yet unwatched, in my apartment. I've only made one recommendation to them, Mountains of the Moon, but I'm going to start going through the catalog and start pointing championing the movies I like but are a bit out-of-the-way (let's see who likes Paul Cox's Man of Flowers). What finally convinced me to do the whole Netflix thing was that Dre has it, and he would just drop the DVDs in the mailbox at our hole. It was too easy not to try.

I've been listening to FSM's release of David Shire's score from Farewell My Lovely fairly often lately. It's a perfect companion piece to Jerry Goldsmith's Chinatown.
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Conan the King (Conan the Barbarian)

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Movie Quote of the Week

Kinsey



Dr. Kinsey is teaching the first lesson of his marriage class.
Alfred Kinsey

Who can tell me which part of the human body can enlarge a hundred times?

You, miss?

Student
(indignant)

I'm sure I don't know. And you have no right to ask me such a question in a mixed class.

Alfred Kinsey

I was referring to the pupil of your eye, young lady.

Class laughs.
Alfred Kinsey

And I think I should tell you, you're in for a terrible disappointment.



Gossip


• Yesterday after I was done with my work I changed into my white shorts, but I had my white socks and suede shoes. The effect was that of a British schoolboy in his knickers. Embarrassing. • In addition to the Netflix DVDs I recieved today, I also got my copy of the Jerry Goldsmith "Film Music Masters" DVD. I had seen Royal Brown's copy of the original VHS edition years and years ago. I'm glad to finally have it and it's a nice companion piece to my laserdisc of Bernard Herrmann: A Life in Music. • I was shocked to learn from aerolyndt that Jamaican beef patties, which are ubiquitous in New York, are all but non-existant on the West Coast. I had one for lunch today, but I couldn't help but feel a little guilty, almost like I was eating it maliciously at her. Sorry, aerolyndt. • I really like New Cathay, the Chinese food place right around the corner from my apartment. • Child actor Harley Cross is responsible for those "Hint Mints" one sees at the checkout counter of bookstores. • People reportedly taste like pork. • I sustained two head injuries on Monday, the first from when I impaled my forehead on the mirror in my bathroom, the second when a bunch of panels off of the cans fell on me. I might need a helmet! •