January 26th, 2005


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1. How Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow was not nominated for anything visually-related - cinematography, effects, etc. - is something I'll never understand. It's maybe not the great action adventure epic I'd hoped, but it's absolutely staggering to look at. True, Gwynny's performance is so mailed in it's nearly dripping with stamps, and Lara Croft Angelina Jolie is on screen for maybe 5 minutes, making her subplot with Jude Law a nearly-invisible red herring - especially with that eye patch - but GODDAMN the movie gets it. If you want to make a movie out of comic-book, this is how you do it.

2. I've been on the verge of a cold for about 2 weeks now, and it's driving me insane.

3. Good Evening prepares for its EP tomorrow night; my high school band jams on Sunday. Very excited on all accounts.

4. There are a few interesting things about the whole Carlos Delgado thing - (i) it gets him out of the A.L. East, (ii) it means that Boston doesn't get him - why they never signed him is a mystery to me, since he's one of the biggest Yankee-killers of them all, (iii) his reasoning that the Marlins are a contender indicates that he thinks that the Mets' signing of Pedro and Beltran are empty gestures. That last one is pretty interesting; had he signed with them, the Mets suddenly look pretty good - certainly better than a 71-win team.

5. It occurs to me that maybe my cold is actually the beginning stages of BASEBALL FEVER.

BONUS - this morning my iPod treated me to my new favorite bit on David Cross' "Shut Up You Fucking Baby" - the bit about squagels. He repeats the bit somewhat on "It's Not Funny" with the thing about electric scissors, but his spiel about "Don't be oppressed by the tyranny of round" is classic. Still, my iPod then treated me to Patton Oswalt's "A Brief History of Shitty Comedy", with the immortal "Buddha has a ghost penis that lives in your cereal" line. Good times.