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Today I watched a VH-1 "I Love the 90s" show about the year 1990, and it was just too funny. My favorite part was Dominic Monaghan (Merry from LOTR) crying, "Stop! Hammer time!" and then proceeding to dance like a complete dork along with the song "You Can't Touch This." Hee! I watched it three times in a row, laughing out loud every time. Hee! Dorky dancing hobbitses! Hee!

I was also amused by Hal Sparks (Michael Novotny on Queer As Folk) singing "Nothing Compares To You" in an eerie Sinead O'Connor impression, complete with overwrought facial expressions and fake tears.

Then this evening Shannon and I watched the amazing film Adaptation, which I will probably write about in more detail tomorrow. Right now I just want to kick back and continue reading Craig Thompson's graphic novel Blankets, which reminds me quite a bit -- thematically and emotionally, anyway -- of his wonderful little book Good-Bye, Chunky Rice. Good stuff.

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webmacher
Jul. 12th, 2004 09:27 am (UTC)
Re: ixnay on the itler-hay...
Heh (though as I commented on my blog, I'm not sure I'm ready to love the 90s yet!)

Adaptation is brilliant, and I loved Blankets (as well as Good-Bye, Chunky Rice, which I read after hearing about it from you)
kimberly_a
Jul. 13th, 2004 02:47 pm (UTC)
Re: ixnay on the itler-hay...
Where does "ix-nay on the Itler-hay" come from? I've been wracking my brain and trying to find it on Google, all with no success. Gah! It's driving me crazy!

I finished Blankets yesterday and was really impressed. Craig Thompson is very talented. I'll definitely be watching for more of his stuff.

As for Adaptation, I keep wanting to write more about it, but most of what I want to write doesn't make much sense to anyone who hasn't seen the movie. Like how screamingly funny the chase through the swamp was. And the alligator attack! Oh my god! The alligator attack! I had tears streaming down my face! And the bright green flower drug powder which she snorted in this gigantic pile through a huge tube. Ha! I thought it was a wonderful movie until the last half hour or so, during which I was in hysterics almost constantly. But the end wouldn't have been funny at all if it weren't for the earlier stuff in the movie. I think I love Charlie Kaufman. :)
gailg
Jul. 12th, 2004 03:54 pm (UTC)
To me, Dominic will always be Geoffrey from "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates".
kimberly_a
Jul. 13th, 2004 02:50 pm (UTC)
I've never watched any of the "Hetty Wainthropp Investigates," though our TiVo is set to tape "Mystery!" and it often catches Hetty Wainthropp episodes. I won't watch a series if I haven't seen it in order from the very first episode, and I've never happened upon the first Hetty Wainthropp. Perhaps some day the TiVo will catch it, and then I'll check it out. :)
gailg
Jul. 13th, 2004 04:34 pm (UTC)
You know, I think "Hetty" is the kind of series you can watch at any time because it's so episodic. All you really need to know is that Geoffrey is Hetty's employee and lives with her and her husband. There are other background storyline things, but they're not that important.
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