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Beneath the Glittering Sky
Well, yesterday your devoted narrator went to see the new movie Battleship, and just let me tell you one thing: It's a resounding stinker! Don't waste your hard-earned lucre on this heinous frittering away of more than $200,000,000. The writers and the director throw every fawkin' military cliché ever conceived at the audience, and the plot line is so simple-minded that it does nothing but insult the viewer's intelligence. The so-called "humor" falls flatter than a pancake; I could do nothing but groan when the movie's (predictably and stereotypically geeky) PhD ducks in fear upon encountering a guy with pair of metallic prosthetic legs, horrified that he may be encountering a "cyborg." Jeez! And the aliens are just laughable, looking pretty much like slightly malformed homo sapiens. I wasted $9.50 and almost two hours of life watching this dog, and I don't want you to make the same mistake.

(Methinks this cinematic travesty is what you get when you decide to base a movie on nothing more than a silly damn board game.}

In other news, the die is cast: I'm off to Portland on or about July 3rd. I'm going to take the Sounder down, as I've never ridden on a train before and this move will afford me the perfect chance. At $32, the tickets are enticing. Once in Portland, I'll set myself up in a hostel for a few days while looking for a more permanent abode. I'm really excited about this change of scenery, as 1) it provides me with an ideal chance to rewrite my life in the grandest Jack London sense, and 2) Portland is a much more politically radical city than Seattle, as well as a supremely quirky and eccentric one. So, in just one month, I'll shake the Californicated dust of Seattle off my heels, and blow into Oregon with a song on my lips and a flutter in my chest.

Mahalo, my little superstars!

Dark Alley: 47.61322°N 122.3465°W
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photosexual From: photosexual Date: June 4th, 2012 06:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, Portland. Every time I visit it, I keep thinking I should uproot and move down south. But then the trip is over, I come back home, and I like it here again.

But Portland has smut. Lots of it. And booze. Cheaper. And Rose City Rollergirls! It'll be a fine place for your adventures.

I miss the older Seattle. The pre-millennium city that had a lot of Seattlites in it, and a different culture, and feel... probably a lot like what Portland is like now, or has grown into.

Timing being what it is, there's a spectacular annual blues festival there for a couple days on/around the 4th of July holiday. Go corrupt it, if you've got an ear for the blues. I keep thinking I"m going to make it there every year, and never can afford it or organize myself in time.

penguin2 From: penguin2 Date: June 4th, 2012 08:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Methinks this cinematic travesty is what you get when you decide to base a movie on nothing more than a silly damn board game.

Ah, but let's not forget when, a few years ago, someone decided to base a very expensive-to-make film on a naff funfair ride, and ended up with the gorgeous hard-rocking jewel that is Pirates of the Caribbean :D But yes, none of us here had the slightest interest in Battleship when it came out because the trailer looked so lame.Not to mention the unwelcome presence of that overly-inbred-Pekingese-sucking-a-lemon-face Barbadian ho, whose 'acting' is probably just as vile as her 'singing'. Pass!

OTOH we did go to Men in Black 3 (in 2D, of course; 3D is for arseholes and other Barnumites) last week and it well and truly rocked. So very silly. So much fun.

Have fun in Portland!
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