RNF XXII

10 June, 2009
Rat Fink

Random Neuron Firings

1. Ya know…I just don’t see the attraction. Tepid at best.

*yawn*
*yawn*

2. Remember that “New in Box” or “New With Tags” item you bought on eBay last week?  There’s a 50% chance it’s hot.

3. BoomR (and other iPhoners out there), have you heard about the big flap between AT & T, Apple and iPhone users? And of course, now they tell me, after I get my Storm (which I adore, btw, but I did want an iPhone first). Anyway, what’s your take on the whole thing? Seems I remember you liked the reception from AT & T, especially since you live and work in urban areas.

4. I don’t know how I got this, but I was going through some papers in my classroom, and found something that someone printed out for the fun of it. The title of it was “Things You Would Never Know Without the Movie Industry.” I thought it was rather amusing. Behold the truths that stretch our suspension of disbelief:

In the movies…

  • Large, loft-style apartments in New York City are well within the price range of most people, whether they are employed or not.
  • Even if you are heavily outnumbered in a fight involving martial arts, your enemies will wait patiently to attack you one by one by dancing around in a threatening manner until you have knocked out their predecessors.
  • All grocery bags contain at least one loaf of French bread.
  • You’re likely to survive any battle in any war, unless you show someone a picture of your sweetheart waiting for you back home.
  • The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will ever look for you there.
  • All bombs are fitted with electronic timing devices with large red readouts, so you know exactly when they’re going to go off.
  • Any person waking from a nightmare bolts upright and screams. (Don’t we all?)

And my favorite of the lot:

  • A man will show no pain while taking a ferocious beating, but will wince and make a fuss while a woman tries to clean the wounds.

Ha.

I’ll bet we could come up with some more. There were more on that list, but I didn’t include them all. You know, the standard ones having to do with lipstick that never comes off, panes of glass that shatter into a million pieces when bodies are thrown through them, never saying goodbye when you hang up the phone, etc.

I guess they call the movies & television an “escape” for a reason. And speakina…

We watched The Wrestler the other night. Interesting. Depressing. Great performance by uber-ghoul Mickey Rourke though. Very nice. Tonight’s NetFlix menu: The Other Boleyn Girl. I look forward to it. I like this NetFlix thing, btw. At least until fall gets here…but we won’t discuss that right now.

Have a great…um…what day is it anyway?

FO

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Suzanne
Suzanne
10 June, 2009 8:10 am

Glad to hear that you are enjoying your free time!

One more thing you learn from movies/tv–when the phone rings everyone must stare at it before answering it. :)

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Ross
Ross
10 June, 2009 10:07 am

Love the French bread. As for your favorite of the lot, true in every cinematic example, with one glaring exception. I’ll add one regarding language: We commonly dismiss others by saying “Beat it” or “Scram”.

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PKPudlin
PKPudlin
10 June, 2009 5:55 pm

Well I know they call TV ‘programming’ for a VERY good reason… think about it…..

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BoomR
BoomR
11 June, 2009 8:41 pm

Yup – have heard the flap & while I’d like to get the new one, it just ain’t worth it. I’ll get most everything I want in the firmware upgrade on the 17th with my 3G (2nd gen) iPhone. I think AT&T definitely needs to get their sh*t together & get their infrastructure beefed up for all the extra data traffic. I’ll be curious to see how the Verizon deal all shakes out, for sure :-)

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