I watched several movies this weekend:
Kickin’ it Old School – skip it. Jamie Kennedy does his usual semi-retarded shtick as a guy who has come out of a coma after 20 years and suddenly starts breakdancing. It’s not funny. It’s not even silly. It’s Jamie Kennedy. I’ve already given this movie too much of my time. Unworthy.
Blades of Glory. If you haven’t seen it yet, you must be living under a rock. Go out to Blockbuster and take this one back to the DVD player you no doubt have ensconced with you under your rock (right next to your 42-inch LCD). Watch it. You’ll laugh, you might cry. You will definitely have watched the latest from Will Ferrel. He’s amusing, usually. In this movie, yes.
The finest film I watched all weekend I actually watched this morning, and it’s only 18 minutes long: Cashback. G-$ (that’s Gee-Money) pointed this one out to me about two months ago, and it’s been in my queue on BB since then. Apparently it’s a popular film. Anyway, according to G-$, the film was based on this 18 minute short (which has won some awards, and it’s no wonder – every woman who shops at this supermarket is stupendously hot). Watch it here. Then try to find the full-length film and watch that. It’s a recent thing, released in 2006, and it’s not real common, so be prepared to do some hunting. But you will hunt for it. It’s that good.
In less interesting news, I got my Linux box to recognize my iPod shuffle. In doing so, I discovered Amarok, a music player that claims to rival iTunes for sheer awesomeness. No. It does not. But it does have some cool features that I can appreciate, and (after beating on it only mildly) it did manage to find my iPod, allowing me to re-up the ol’ shuffle to some fresh tunes. Other things I’ve discovered about Linux in recent history include: don’t use Fedora, unless you have a strange graphics card (or an ATI card), in which case use Fedora. If you use Fedora, be prepared for near limitless hassles. They have this whole thing about only including license-free software, blah blah blah, GNU licensing, blah blah blah. Sounds like lots of commie propaganda to me.