Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Satisfaction



Enjoy the rest of the summer, you can try to top that picture, but I'm pretty sure that kid is possibly having the best time ever. That, right there; is the definition of confidence caught on film.

Perfect hair + Ice cream + No pants = all smiles.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Rob Riggle

I think he is awesome



I was dying at the end of this clip.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

F. Scott Fitzgerald



I might give him a second chance, I read "The Great Gatsby"....... in 9th grade. I didn't like it, we even watched the movie for it. I personally have a man crush on Robert Redford too and I didn't like it. My brother Craig came out and visited for a couple of weeks and he left me a collection of F Scott Fitzgerald short stories to read, mostly I just wanted to read "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," that movie looks awesome, but I have been just reading some of his short stories, and I like them, especially "Bernice bobs her hair." That is my favorite one so far, I enjoyed Benjamin Button, but I think it's super depressing, very interesting though.

I know I always hassle James and Valerie about how bad "The Great Gatsby" is, mostly because if you have ever met me, that's kind of my thing. Find something you like and then pretend that you are gay for liking it, even though 90% of the time I enjoy it as well. I bet if I read that book again I would probably really enjoy it, but I am just stubborn enough not too read it again just so I can disagree with people.

Life of Pi



I just finished reading, "The Life of Pi," which is an awesome book! It's a story about a man who is stranded on a life raft for I think it was 227 days, with a freaking Bengal Tiger. Pi, the main character is from India and is traditionally Hindu but explores Christianity and Muslim, he doesn't understand why he has to choose only one. He talks about this and his life on the raft, about his struggles to survive his loss of humanity and respect for nature. I don't want to spoil the book at all, so I am going to keep it pretty vague, but seriously I read this book in a couple of day, and I really reccommend it.




Also the pictures are pitches by Tomer Hanuka, for an illustrated version of the book, also that guy is awesome.

My thoughts on..... stuff that doesn't really matter

I just finished reading Alan Moore's "Watchmen," which is being called the most celebrated graphic novel of our time.



First off let me say, I really really hate Alan Moore's writing, seriously I would rather watch meatspin.com until I bleed out of my eyes than read his stuff. (DO NOT GO TO MEATSPIN.COM, unless you are Darren, then check it out you might come to a realization about yourself. but seriously don't go.) But, being the oh-so open minded person that I am, I read it at the behest of my older brother James (who put Craig TenBusschen on my Hollywood video account as "lover" and I have to explain it every time I rent movies.) Well I read it and it's not bad, I was expecting some huge payoff the whole time, like a Usual Suspects finale, and it kind of happened but no where near the scale I wished it would. All in all I'm not a big fan of the Watchmen, the movie looks awesome from the trailer, but I mean I just wasn't super impressed with it.

Don't think I would leave you hanging after that, of course you are now wondering what perhaps is the greatest graphic novel of all time.



Frank Miller's "The Dark Knight Returns," hands down the ultimate graphic novel. This comic book is amazing, so good I get a tingling in my pants when I even mention the name. It has everything you could possibly want, a old man batman coming out of retirement, and showdown between the two titans of DC comics, Batman versus Superman, and alright it does have a Robin in it, which I know looks bad but this one is a girl, so it's not overly homo-erotic.
This graphic novel is phenomenal, I think after reading it you will see the actual value of comic books and come to understand that everyone, I mean everyone is a nerd somewhere deep down. Apart from the Reading Rainbow finish to this post, I will say go out and read them both if you are even slightly interested in comics, they are both worth reading and they are also well recognized in the community as being nerd gateway books.

If you like the movie The Dark Knight, I really think you will enjoy the The Dark Knight Returns.