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Friday, January 18, 2002 :::


even though they figured out how to make clunky dialogue even clunkier, and i have no idea how anyone who hasn't had the incredibly good fortune to read the book would understand what's going on, and i really can't figure out how sam is going to get down those cliffs without galadriel's rope, and why weren't we told about the elvish cloaks and clasps, and if you're gonna cut the receipt of bill the pony, cut the goodbye to bill the pony...

the movie is incredible.

the addition of the fight between gandalf and saruman was great. i loved viggo's wry smile as he was about to kick a lot of orcish ass, and--sweet jesus!--are cate and liv beautiful.

i will have trouble waiting for the next two.

::: posted by matty at 1:31 PM

Wednesday, January 16, 2002 :::
"There is only one means of ensuring you are not ground into paste by disappointment, futility, and disillusion. And that is always to ensure, to the utmost of your ability, that you are doing it solely for the money."

-Michael Chabon
via George Deasy, Editor-in-Chief
Empire Comics
in The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

I'm not sure whether to laugh at this incredibly astute observation, or cry. Or both.

::: posted by matty at 8:02 PM

now i have a blog
they suggest i find haiku
but i say "hi, who?"

::: posted by matty at 5:20 PM

Tuesday, January 15, 2002 :::
the first post is sweet, baby.


::: posted by matty at 3:25 PM

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