Tip o' My Brain

March 19, 2007

Random Things I Discovered this Weekend (Uphill version)

Filed under: Movies are, like, so cool — kryptobrent @ 12:55 pm
  • I found out on Friday that there’s a good chance Veronica Mars won’t be renewed for next season. I thought, “What a horrible way to start the weekend!” I hope it wouldn’t be an evil portent of things to come.
  • Thankfully, things picked up. I watched “Hollywoodland.” It was good. I’ll write a review of it in my next posting.
  • I watched Silver Streak, a Gene Wilder movie from the mid 70s. Not bad. A little slow. I thought it’d be funnier, although I will say Gene knew how to turn in a randomly manic bit better than anyone. Especially since you don’t see it coming.
  • Repairing screens in the patio is hard work! It felt good when it was done, but I found myself resenting my dog, Dexter, for ruining them in the first place. Now that I think of it, Dexter may be the source of all destruction in my house. Look at him–you can see he’s out some nefarious plan somewhere behind those dopey brown eyes…


  • The Amityville Horror remake from a couple years ago had some nice creepy, but overall I’ve seen better.
  • All Quiet on the Western Front is slow, but a good story. Funny, it was made in 1930 and it talks about how a fresh-faced recruit into the German army sees how unromantic and brutal it all is. It occured to me that most real war films are actually anti-war films, and they’ve been around practically as long as there’s been film.
  • Annie Hall is a Woody Allen film, but don’t let that throw you off. It’s actually quite funny. His character, an over-analyzing, pretentious, obsessive academic totally unable to love anyone but himself reminds me a little too much of myself.
  • And the big one: I AM EASILY CAPABLE OF PLAYING SEVEN STRAIGHT HOURS OF NINTENDO. Especially if the words “Legend” and “Zelda” occur anywhere in the sentence.


  1. >> Repairing screens in the patio is hard work!

    Now that you have it mastered: Wanna come fix mine? 🙂


    Comment by Ben Simo — April 27, 2007 @ 1:22 am | Reply

  2. Brent, Brent, Brent…call me for some pointers. Screens are easy…convincing your wife that you don’t need a new front door (without a [Texas lone-]star in the middle)…now that’s hard!!!

    Comment by Deryck — May 8, 2007 @ 10:28 pm | Reply

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