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Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"The Adjustment Bureau"

Meant to post this a while ago, but just remembered to do so...

Anyone else see the movie "The Adjustment Bureau" with Matt Damon and Emily Blunt?
I thought it was a solid, entertaining movie...

Anyway, I also thought the story was a little familiar and realized the plot is actually a combination of two other movies.

It illustrate (and because I need a picture for this post):

I won't go into too much detail in case you haven't seen any of these movies, but the fate aspect plays heavily in all of them.
Of course they all take their own separate paths and conclusions...

Thoughts? Agree/disagree?

Also- "Bureau" is a really odd/annoying word to spell.
Also #2- "Bureaucracy" is even worse.
Also #3- If you haven't seen any and had to pick one, I'd recommend "Serendipity". It is one of my all-time favorite John Cusack movies. Scratch that. It is tied with "High Fidelity" for my all-time favorite John Cusack movies. Don't listen to those "Say Anything" fans... that's Cusack's most overrated film.

That's all.
Happy Hump Day!


Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Drew Carey & Penn Jillette

Found out about Penn Jillette's webcase from Reason.com.

This episode was pretty amusing (only I've listened to so far).

They talk about a whole bunch of things, including Libertarianism, but here are a couple particularly funny parts to note:

0:44:00
"If you're a libertarian, every election you're sad. Every election, if you're a libertarian, you're going to feel like you were playing Monopoly and you got up to go to the bathroom for five minutes. And when you came back, everybody made a trade and fucked you out of the game."

After that they launch into a deep discussion into Monopoly. As a big Monopoly/board game fan, I thought this was awesome.

1:00:00
Drew Carey starts talking about "The Price is Right".
One of the funniest parts is when he explains that he sometimes tries to help contestants out by hinting at the order they should attack a game, then they just do the exact opposite.

Each episode is pretty long (about 1.5hrs each), which may keep me from listening to more, but they all sound interesting.

Here's the episode I've referenced, below: