2. Help vote for the New Seven Wonders of the World. They're down to 21 contenders (pictures here). Hat tip to radiofreecarbon, My Hubby Who Never Updates But Who Emails Me Or Tells Me About Stuff. The old 7 wonders are mostly gone, so this is a vote to determine 7 wonders still in existence. It's interesting, in that there's such a diverse group. How do you decide which is more a "wonder"--Easter Island statues, or the Kremlin? Seems to me they ought to have an "ancient" and a "modern" category. And all Indiana Jones fans will CLEARLY vote for Petra as one of the ancient wonders.
3. Silliness: The Brokeback Mountain shopping list. Hee. (Hat tip to kenshi.) Incidentally, did anyone else catch this?: just after the Golden Globes, one of those entertainment shows had their behind-the-scenes schmoozing-with-the-stars special, during which their talking hairdo asked the "Lost" cast if there was more romantic action coming up on the show. They joked around in the usual manner--"Sure hope so!"--and Daniel Dae Kim quipped, "Brokeback Island." Which is especially funny since I'm used to him being, you know, Jin, the silent, serious non-English-speaker. Anyway, plenty of fanfic writers have been turning it into Brokeback Island for over a year now, as the cast is aware, so it's nothing new really. Just amusing.
4. Netflix: recent activity on the parts of sopdetly and alltimeqb reminds me that I've been meaning to tell people that they can invite me to join their Netflix friends list if they think it would be useful to know my ratings or what films I've been renting. To give you an idea of my tastes, here are some of the films I gave 5 stars to, one for almost every letter of the alphabet: Airplane!, Big Fish, Clue, Dangerous Liaisons, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Flirting, Galaxy Quest, The Hudsucker Proxy, Impromptu, Judgment at Nuremberg, Kill Bill Vol. 2, Little Shop of Horrors, Moulin Rouge, Northern Exposure (TV in that case), Office Space, Pretty in Pink, Rear Window, Spirited Away, The Talented Mr. Ripley, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Young Frankenstein. And the few I disliked enough to give 1 star to: The Astronaut's Wife, Beaches, The Crying Game, Dancer in the Dark, The Fast & The Furious, Gone in 60 Seconds, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Margaret Cho: Revolution, Phenomenon, The Scarlet Letter (Demi Moore version), Twister. No, I'm not interested in debating the list; I'm just giving you an idea of whether your ratings and mine would be any use to each other. If you think so, use the ladyirony address in my userinfo and invite away. Cheers!