Wednesday, July 06, 2005

Here and There...

Great quote from Johnny Depp: "Everyone is entitled to think what they want, even while being violently wrong." It applies to a lot of things, but he was talking about comparisons of his Willy Wonka character in the upcoming Chocolate Factory movie to Michael Jackson. The movie trailer is kinda creepy, but I don’t think it’s Michael Jackson creepy…

When you’re a rapper, and you go by the name Notorious B.I.G., it makes for some confusing headlines. I.e. – Mistrial Declared in Notorious B.I.G. Case. As I am not a rap fan at all, and wasn’t following the case, when I first read this I thought: “Who the heck is B.I.G. and why is his case so notorious?” Obviously that was the wrong train of thought. I really don’t think his case is notorious yet, whoever he is.

Ernest Lehman died at the age of 89. He was the screenwriter of Alfred Hitchcock’s classic thriller North by Northwest. I have yet to see the full film, but it is one that is high on my list. Especially since it was referenced several times in Due South…

London won the 2012 Summer Olympics, in an upset win over Paris. I really couldn’t care less either way, as long as the Olympics stay out of my neck of the woods. Traffic is bad enough, thank-you. So, um, Congrats London – way to go…

The Dukes of Hazzard flick will still be in theatres in August. Warner Bros studio ponied up 17.5 million to settle a lawsuit. That’s more than they paid for the actors, apparently. The only good news about this movie is that they got the General Lee right and Willie Nelson as Uncle Jesse is driving a Dodge Ram. Jessica Simpson portraying Daisy Duke is just so wrong it should be illegal. The official website has been updated with new graphics and lots of ‘Coming Soon’ buttons…

Looked at a bunch of new pictures for the movie The Island on Yahoo Movies. Its out July 22. The trailer and pics look like this flick could be really intriguing. I have heard, though, that there is basically a lot of running and chasing in the film. Oh well, even if the movie is a bomb, I can think of worse ways to spend a couple hours than watching Scarlett Johansson running around…

And finally, Canadian PM Paul Martin actually stuck to his guns and didn’t promise the world to singer Bono when he was pressed to up Canadian Foreign Aid to a certain amount in a certain time frame. I don’t usually give props to any Politician, but way to go Martin for not bowing to pressure from a Rock Star - of all people - to spend our hard earned tax dollars out of country. Here’s a couple quotes:
Bono: "He's very difficult to deal with because he won't agree to things that he doesn't believe he can deliver, although that is very frustrating and annoying and infuriating," Bono told reporters while standing next to Martin.
Martin: "We will ultimately (reach) the 0.7 percent, but we're not going to do it... until we can basically say to Canadians 'Here's how we're doing it and here's when we're going to do it and there are no caveats and conditions'," Martin said
Nice quote, Bono. Basically you’re saying if someone doesn’t agree to your line of thinking and promise to do something they don’t think they can deliver, you call that infuriating. I call it common sense. Geez, Bono, you sound like some kind of over-privileged, pampered rock star or something…oh wait…
Now, if Martin could just concentrate on not wasting the tax dollars he’s getting from us poor working stiffs already, maybe we could get somewhere…

Later.

Comments on "Here and There..."

 

Blogger The Original LRU said ... (July 08, 2005 12:26 AM) : 

The Liberals only open their wallets when they need votes. Or when it is politically correct.

Ok, bad joke. :-)

I wonder how much of that is due to the minority government making Martin very careful, and how much is due to Martin's general fiscal policy. Maybe it's both.

Funny Bono quote though.

Oh, by the way, I can get you North by Northwest free on DVD if you want. It's all perfectly legal, I assure you.

I saw it a few weeks ago, and it's pretty good. From the Due South references, I was bracing myself for a bad ending, but it wasn't drastic, fortunately.

 

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