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‘All About Steve’ is a wonder drug

Monday, September 7th, 2009

After several days of suffering almost nonstop from a heavy dose of clinical depression, last Monday night I started to crawl tentatively out of my funk (emotional and olfactory) and felt well enough to attend a movie screening. It was for “Extract,” which I thought I would probably enjoy, and which I knew some of my critic friends would be attending. I had no intention of reviewing it. I just wanted to do something NORMAL, something that’s usually part of my daily life, but without any of the pressure or obligation.

I was right; I enjoyed the movie; it was a good experience. Afterward, my friend Jeff asked if I would be at “All About Steve” the following afternoon. I said I was on the fence. While I’d had some non-professional interest in “Extract,” this Sandra Bullock thing was something I would only see if obligated to, and I was at this point trying to curtail my obligations as much as possible so that I could recover from my illness.

Then my other friend, Dawn, asked me the same question, and I told her the same thing. But she pointed out that “All About Steve” was probably going to be pretty bad, and I do enjoy writing scathing reviews of terrible movies, so maybe this would be a good thing for me to do, to help me get back to normal?

She made a fine point. I went to the press screening of “All About Steve” the next day at noon.

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I no longer enjoy “rockin’” as…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

I no longer enjoy “rockin’” as a synonym for “wearing,” e.g., “He’s rockin’ a handlebar mustache.” “Wearing” is just fine, thank you.

The man who patented the first…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

The man who patented the first flush toilet was named Jonathan Plop-Plop. #trivia

Next Tarantino Movie An Homage…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Next Tarantino Movie An Homage To Beloved Tarantino Movies Of Director’s Youth (via The Onion): http://bit.ly/B7ofd

Did anyone actually go to summ…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Did anyone actually go to summer camp as a kid? I didn’t. None of my peers did. Is it an East Coast thing?

Hilarious vid of dumb woman cr…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Hilarious vid of dumb woman crying about Obama. “What are you concerned he might talk about?” (long pause) “Socialism.” http://bit.ly/vI9qx

Here’s Obama’s school speech f…

Monday, September 7th, 2009

Here’s Obama’s school speech for tomorrow. Better read it with only one eye, lest you become a socialist. http://bit.ly/18Zd6a

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