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People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.

August 3, 2009

I watched V For Vendeta again tonight.  I’ve seen it a dozen times, I have it on DVD.  But each time I watch it, especially the end, I get the same stir in that same place.  You know the little spot inside of you, below your heart and above your stomach that twiches from the inside whenever you really feel something?  That place.

The title of this post is one of my favorite lines from the movie.  Every time I hear it though, I get the feeling that I’ve heard it somewhere else, like I heard it long ago in a US History class in a grade I can’t remember.   Probably not the exact quote, but something similar…Can anyone help me on this one?  I searched a bit, but I couldn’t find it.  Searchers and History buffs, I’m calling on you!

I saw another thing today, on youtube, after proxying onto it to search for some good ‘ole American TV to watch, couldn’t find full episodes of the Daily Show like I hoped, but I did watch some Bill Maher.

Okay so do you remember that place I was talking about?  Just a second ago, that place where you feel?  I got the same feeling from watching this video, but instead of feeling hopeful and elated, I felt…terror, and…anger.  Please watch.  It will only take 8 minutes and 48 seconds out of your day, but I make no guarantees on how much time you my spend thinking about it afterward.

Oddly, it made me think of another famous quote from the annals of US History-

“You are either with us, or against us.”  –George W. Bush

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Progress…and a new blog!

July 8, 2009

I know I’ve been promising it for weeks, and my new Turkish travel blog is finally on its feet with a grand total of one post, but hey, it’s there!

You can now check out my adventures by going to http://turkdelights.wordpress.com

Now, some inquiring minds might ask, “Why do you need a separate blog for that?  Why not post all your stories and pictures on this one?”

Well…good question.  The short answer is that I really want to return this blog to its original intention, not a blog about me, but about my point of view on TV shows, movies, and silly things I find on the internet.  I’d like to keep my personal life more in the background.

Also, the other big reason is that my family and some of my friends don’t know about this blog and I don’t want them to so I can be free to say whatever the hell I want.  The travel blog is safe for grandma and grandpa.  But you, my bloggy friend, are welcome on both!  Just keep this blog a secret for me 🙂  Oh, who am I kidding?  I’ll get found out if I’m not already.  Also, just so you don’t get confused, I refer to my husband as “Q” on Turkish Delights because 1. That’s his real nickname, and 2. A few members of our family don’t know that we’re married yet, and I don’t want a bunch of angry emails about why they weren’t invited, and then I’ll have to explain that there wasn’t a wedding ceremony…blah blah blah.

In other news, I’m still up to my neck in work, so those Weeds recaps are going to be extra late.  Good news is we scored our first client over here!  They’re a body-building website that needs a re-design for their streaming video players, and we’re also going to sell them space on our servers.  Woot!  Work never stops.

What’s been keeping me going with all this non-stop work is music.  I’ve been thinking about starting a new section at bottom of my posts to discuss what I can’t stop listening to that week, but we’ll see if I can keep that up or not.  This week I cannot stop listening to Adele.  Just when I thought these young Brit soul singers were becoming a dime a dozen, Adele came along and proved me wrong.  Girl has got some pipes!  Her first album, 19, blows her contemporaries like Amy Winehouse and Duffy out of the water.  I have to wait till hubby wakes up and shows me how to hack back into youtube (yes, it’s blocked here) and I’ll post some videos so you can see what I mean.  I can’t get her single “Chasing Pavements” out of my head, and I think she wrote “My Same” about me and hubby.  Just to prove what a music schizo I am, the other album I can’t stop listening to is Pimp to Eat by the Analog Brothers.  Kool Keith with Ice-T…it just doesn’t get better than that!

“Chasing Pavements”

“Cold Shoulder”

If you like these you should also look up her song “Hometown Glory” on youtube as well.  I couldn’t find a version that would allow me to embed it.

I would post some Analog Brothers, but I don’t want to drive you all away.  If you’re feeling extra freaky, look them up.

Regina is Zoe Bell!

May 16, 2009

Okay, okay I know that this is older than old news, but I’m just watching these episodes, bitches!

I can’t sleep, but that’s nothing new, and I decided to do a little Lost marathon because I’m trying to catch up before next season.  So after a few hours (it’s 5:57 am right now) I get to S04E07–Ji Yeon.  I already saw most of this episode a few weeks ago on SciFi channel so I already know that Sun has her baby in Korea, Jin is “dead” (sad!) and Michael is on the motherfucking boat!! (so I already had my OMG moment on that one).  But I hadn’t seen the beginning of the episode…

So I still had one shock waiting for me, two minutes into the episode and we finally get to see Regina and it’s Zoe Bell!  I am so excited about this one because even though I know she’s not in many episodes I KNOW she’s going to go out in a blaze of glory because she is a badass stunt woman. How do I know?  Check this out:

I first noticed her for her jaw-dropping car stunt in Death Proof (actually one of the worst scripts Quentin Tarantino’s ever written, if you watch it, just fast forward until they get the white car, trust me) and then I learned that all those amazing things I thought Uma Thurman did in Kill Bill were actually done by Zoe Bell, her stunt double.  I seriously have a straight girl crush on this chick.  Other fun fact, she got her start as Lucy Lawless’s stunt double on Xena: Warrior Princess.

I’m so excited to see what Lost has in store for her character.  Nobody tell me how she dies!

Update…okay what a disappointment.  They had to hire a world-class stunt woman just to jump off a boat?  That’s how she dies?  I’m really confused by this one.  Thanks for nothing Lost.