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June 29, 2005

Idiots abound

Filed under: General — phil @ 10:43 pm

So, I just got back to my computer. On it was an ICQ message from Tano. It’s quite a story.

Apparently, some dumb ass couldn’t get through the front gate to our complex. They tried the keypad, but it didn’t work. So, what do they do instead? They ram the gate with their car and force the gate open. It’s broken now.

The punchline: The apartment manager was in her car behind them. She wrote down their license plate and the make and model of the car and called the police.

Justice is served.

June 6, 2005

Episode II: Attack of the Sap

Filed under: Rants,Reviews — phil @ 8:29 am

So, last night I watched Episode II again. It has been probably about a year since I’ve seen it. I watched Episode I before going to see Episode III, but my old roommate had my DVD of Episode II so I wasn’t able to watch it ahead of time.

That’s terribly unfortunate. For the sake of Episode III, I mean. For instance, if I had watched Episode II previous to seeing Episode III, my Episode III review would have read thusly:

“Thank fucking god it was better than Episode II.”

Although, Episode II does contain the best scene in the entire prequel trilogy, in my opinion. It’s the only time that Anakin even appears to be turning to the dark side. When he rescues his mother on Tatooine. Say what you will about “scowling Hayden”, but that’s the only time in any of the movies where I thought, “Wow, he’s going to be evil. Very, very evil.”

And I still can’t get over the fact that good actors were reduced to reciting lines in that. George, you’re a horrible director and writer. Great ideas, poorly executed.

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