Thursday, September 05, 2002

Everyone is talking about Ozzy’s picture below. You know, the one where he’s trying to invite you into his den of sin? The one where you can smell the pomade just by looking at it? All that’s missing is the penciled-in moustache, and you’ve got the first serious competition for Raul Julia’s corpse in a Gomez Addams lookalike contest. Anyway, I liked Carlo’s caption so much I’m going to re-present the now-infamous picture with it in place of my own:

Allah peanut butter and jelly sandwiches!

I now announce this the new game! Because everyone’s just tagboarding and trying to rack up record numbers in their comments. Come up with a funny caption for this soon-to-be-legendary picture.


Got to see Road to Perdition tonight. Holy crap do I love it. Immaculately shot, you can’t find a single bad shot in the film. Good script, acting, sound (Dear God please don’t let yourself watch this in a theater with shitty sound): this is how you adapt something. Having read the original graphic novel it was based on (which is available at Not Page One), one of the reasons I now love the movie so much is because it had everything I wanted to see in the book (not that it’s bad, but it’s got a slightly different focus). The only thing I can complain about, and it’s a minor one at that, is that the score is a little too generous. It kept calling attention to itself, and there were some scenes where I thought it would be more effective to not have music. Sometimes it feels as if they’re only doing it for the benefit of the less-intelligent audience members who have to be cued “This is a sad scene.” Apart from that, though, this is now my favorite film so far this year.

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