May 13th, 2005


Friday the 13th: ...and productivity will go down...down!...DOWN!

So far I am in a much better mood this morning than I was yesterday, confirming my own personal experience that Thursday the 12th tends to be worse than Friday the 13th. (And Saturday the 14th? Piece o' cake.)

A fitting piece of news for today, posted a while back by tdj: 616 is the new 666. Looks like if you really get into the earliest fragments of the Book of Revelation, the number might well have been 616. Transliteration error. This cracks me up. Oops, your scary tattoos aren't evil after all! Remember "Goth Talk" on Saturday Night Live? I can imagine them discussing it--
"What make you of this news, Azrael?"
"Utter tragedy. I spent 25 dollars to get the 666 prefix on my cell phone number."

Anyway, to fit the ee-ville reputation of today, I popped The Cure's gloriously dark "Pornography" album into the car stereo for the commute. Everyone sing along now: "It doesn't matter if we all die..." Also dabbed on a Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab sample scent: Dracul, from the Diabolus collection. Described as "Black musk, tobacco, fir, balsam of peru, cumin, bitter clove, crushed mint, and orange blossom." Comes across as more like Dracu-Cola on me, but at least it's a woodsy/musky cola, so therefore still pleasing.

Have a lucky day, my children of the night.
Dirk - crayons

Movie meme

Assigned to me by darthbeckman. Who is, incidentally, the third person lately to name me as a candidate for filling out a meme. (Two about music, now one about movies.) I am honestly flattered that my tastes may be interesting at all.

Total number of films I own on DVD/video:
According to my quick count just now, 42, combining VHS and DVD. Which, yes, is the meaning of life.

The last film I bought: Office Space, for Steve's birthday.

The last film I watched:
In the theater: The Aviator

On TV: part of The Empire Strikes Back (Who's scruffy-lookin'?? Btw, I'll be very disappointed if we don't find out what nerfs are in the new film.)

On video/DVD: The Phantom of the Opera

Five films that I watch a lot or that mean a lot to me:

1. The Lord of the Rings (counting the series as one) - for all-around awesomeness that I needn't elaborate upon any more than I already have.
2. Harold and Maude - for being hilarious, heartbreaking, and morbid all at once
3. Rushmore - for brilliantly entertaining and moving presentation of a simple story (could also have said The Graduate for similar reasons)
4. Blazing Saddles and/or Young Frankenstein - I grew up on Mel Brooks and it probably shows.
5. (I guess technically I've already named six. But I'll add Little Shop of Horrors, the musical version, just to include a musical, and a dark/funny/catchy one at that.)

Pick five people and have them put this in their journal:
Hmm...madbard, jedmiller, vill, kalquessa, celtic4. Yes, that was almost done at random.