Category: movies

The French are very French.

posted by ben on 06.06.08 at 01:15, null, movies, movies, Leave a comment Permalink


-Anatomie de l'enfer, Catherine Beillat

Cthulu

posted by ben on 06.03.23 at 18:46, null, movies, movies, seattle, 1 comment Permalink

I'm pretty sure this is the movie they were filming in the rat infested basement below my home: Cthulu. I only got to talk to one of the grips though.

Comment from: graham [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/index.php?blog=9
Sounds like a "Must See" to me. I bet they put the stars up in the Best Western down the street.
Permalink 03/26/06 @ 19:08

posted by ben on 06.01.05 at 00:16, movies, movies, Leave a comment Permalink

I've always hated Cronenberg... ever since watching Crash at 4am. So, I can't really say what possessed me to watch Scanners, other than the lack of other things to watch. The movies actually get worse without Cronenberg... which I guess says something good for him. The first movies have exploding heads. The third has an exploding pigeon.

If you watch more, Scanners III has gratuitous nudity, monks, a Buddhist ascetic riding a motorcycle, The Blues Brothers, a sexy nurse, underwater exploding heads, a terribly motivated love interest and a sexy woman with a terrible Russian accent. I still like Lifeforce better though.

Bug me no more

While getting a user/pass from bugmenot, i noticed their "NY Times recommends bugmenot" link.

I especially like the bit about stuffing return envelopes with pieces of sheetmetal.

Also, while I'm strongly in favor of the short/tall/grande system, the Lincoln Park shirt sounds pretty amusing.

Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
And Venti? What is there to be said in favor of the Starbucks system?
Permalink 06/01/05 @ 20:19
Comment from: graham [Member] · http://nonplatonic.com/index.php?blog=9
Short = 8 oz
Tall = 12 oz
Grande = 16 oz
Venti = doesn't matter because only starbucks uses it

The beauty of all this is that I can go anywhere in Seattle or to most any Starbucks on the planet and order a tall latte knowing what size latte I am receiving. Whenever I go somewhere with "small" or "large" lattes, how much am I getting? I have no idea! Medium? Fahgettaboutit!
Short, tall and grande quantify the size without making ordering the drink sound like a math problem.
It's like with gasoline... you don't ask for gas by the octane rating, you say regular, plus, or supreme/premium.

Don't make me start on the "Pitcher of Mocha."
Permalink 06/02/05 @ 00:30
Comment from: ben [Member] · http://ben.nonplatonic.com
Explain to me why this doesn't make more sense... Oh God I suck.

Small = 8 oz
Medium = 12 oz
Large = 16 oz
XL = 20 oz
XXL = 24 oz
...
Permalink 06/02/05 @ 04:09

In Bollywood there is only inneundo.

posted by ben on 05.05.04 at 15:07, art, movies, Leave a comment Permalink
-Bride and Prejudice