Wednesday, July 18, 2018

[dislike]

so, i haven't logged into my facebook account in, easily, 5 years. (More, maybe?) I don't know that i could get in, even if I wanted to, because I certainly don't remember my password.
Anyway.
Despite that, I still get the occasional email from FB telling me updates that others have made. But.
The frustrating thing is that the emails show me only the first few words of the post.
So, I see things from Saren that say, "u can only pick one: Jeff Bezos"

...and then i have no idea what else was said! (Unless I log in. which aint gonna happen. Or I could go ask, in person. Which is more likely.)
But what about OTHER people who post things? I have no way of knowing their complete thoughts.
Sigh.
just another reason to dislike the book of face.

Sunday, July 15, 2018

wii u woes

Our Wii U gamepad no longer functions. For  while, it was workng, but only if it was near th Wii U itself. And now... completely kaput.
That's been the case for a while now. It's (at least) 100 dollars to have it sent to Nintendo to get repaired, and we don't have the extra cash to get that done. (And when we do get money, there are numerous other items that tke precedent.)

I just was reminded, though, of all the games we haaave on our Wii U that we can't play. Super Mario Maker, Captain Toad, Mario Kart 8... well, some day.

Saturday, July 07, 2018

that'll do

Had a dream last night that Key and Peele were in a third Babe movie.
In the dream, they were transporting Babe ...somewhere, and they had to travel by hot air balloon. There may have been a joke about pigs flying involved.

I don't remember much else from the dream, but now that I've thrown this idea out there, Hollywood, ya'll need to run with it.

Tuesday, July 03, 2018

top 100 horror movies of all time

What? No Maximum Overdrive? Who made who, indeed.

Anyway. Remember when lists were a thing people did? Good times.

So. Here's a list of the top 100 horror movies - OF ALL TIME. (Oddly, no horror movies appear to be made after 2017. Guess real life is scary enough at that point.)
Also, this list was compiled by critics, so, you know, it's not necessarily ...accurate.

I'm bolding the ones I've seen.

Here's the list:
100. Willow Creek (2014)
99.   Split (2017)
98.   Santa Sangre (1989)
97.   The Others (2001)
96.   The Conjuring 2 (2016)
95.   Dressed to Kill (1984)
94.   Dracula: Pages from a Virgin's Diary (2003)
93.   Save the Green Planet (2004)
92.   The House of the Devil (2009)
91.   We Are What We Are (2013)
90.   The Thing (1982)
89.   Paranormal Activity (2009)
88.   Backcountry (2015)
87.   Gremlins (1984)
86.   The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016)
85.   Spring (2015)
84.   Altered States (1980)
83.   A Field in England (2014)
82.   Ginger Snaps (2001)
81.   Slither (2006)
80.   The Omen (1976)
79.   The Descent (2006)
78.   Goodnight Mommy (Ich seh, Ich seh) (2015)
77.   Chronicle (2012)
76.   The Devil's Candy (2017)
75.   This Is The End (2013)
74.   Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut (2004)
73.   Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
72.   Poltergeist (1982)
71.   An American Werewolf in London (1981)
70.   Near Dark (1987)
69.   28 Days Later (2003)
68.   The Orphanage (2007)
67.   Bone Tomahawk (2015)
66.   Gerald's Game (2017)
65.   Cronos (1994)
64.   The Shining (1980)
63.   Misery (1990)
62.   The Dead Zone (1983)
61.   The Conjuring (2013)
60.   The Exorcist (1973)
59.   The Blair Witch Project (1999)
58.   Frankenweenie (2012)
57.   Let Me In (2010)
56.   The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
55.   Little Shop of Horrors (1986)
54.   The Wicker Man (1973)
53.   Don't Breathe (2016)
52.   We Are Still Here (2015)
51.   Phantom of the Opera (1925)
50.   Dawn of the Dead (1979)
49.   The Fly (1986)
48.   Eraserhead (1977)
47.   Suspiria (1977)
46.   What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962)
45.   It Comes at Night (2017)
44.   Dracula (1931)
43.   Zombieland (2009)
42.   Shaun of the Dead (2004)
41.   The Host (2007)
40.   A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
39.   Train to Busan (Busanhaeng) (2016)
38.   Re-Animator (1985)
37.   Room 237
36.   The Love Witch (2016)
35.   Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Nosferatu the Vampyre) (1979)
34.   Halloween (1978)
33.   Young Frankenstein (1974)
32.   The Loved Ones (2012)
31.   The Evil Dead (1981)
30.   Carrie (1976)
29.   Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978)
28.   Drag Me To Hell (2009)
27.   A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night (2014)
26.   The Innocents (1961)
25.   The Vanishing (Spoorloos) (1981)
24.   Don't Look Now (1973)
23.   The Cabin in the Woods (2012)
22.   The Birds (1963)
21.   Gojira (1956)
20.   The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
19.   Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
18.   The Witch (2016)
17.   Pan's Labyrinth (2006)
16.   Eyes Without a Face (1962)
15.   Night of the Living Dead (1968)
14.   Freaks (1932)
13.   Aliens (1986)
12.   Let the Right One In (2008)
11.   It Follows (2015)
10.   Frankenstein (1931)
9.     Rosemary's Baby (1968)
8.     The Babadook (2014)
7.     The Bride of Frankenstein (1935)
6.     Repulsion (1965)
5.     King Kong (1933)
4.     Nosferatu, A Symphony of Horror (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens) (Nosferatu the Vampire) (1922)
3.     Psycho (1960)
2.     The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari) (1920)
1.     Get Out (2017)

Hm. Looks like I have a lot of catching up to do. 

Sunday, July 01, 2018

twe eig te

2018 is half way over.

I had thought about making a post about ICE, and how, while it's great that the idea of abolishing it has started to gain momentum, I'd prefer that the idea of "prosecute ICE" would grab hold. I guess maybe one step at a time. But,  I shouldn't hold my breath. Heaven forbid that anyone with power actually face any consequences for their abuses.

Anyway, I guess I *did* make that post, since, really, that's all it was going to say. Heh.


Friday, June 22, 2018

you know what, never mind. Contour, what's this song

ugh. SUCH a horribly delivered commercial. The content itself is meh, but the people reading the lines should be ...well, they shouldn't have been compensated for it, let's put it that way.

Anywhat, today was somehow even longer than the longest day of the year, but if there's anything the past two years have taught us, it's that this timeline will constatnly find new ways to surprise you with what you thought wasn't possible.

Speaking of! I totally want a Melania jacket. It would come in handy SO often.
Eh. I guess I don't really care that much. (I do expect that it will make appearances come Halloween time, though. Although the distance between now and end of October is pretty wide, and people's memories are short.... guess it depends on what ELSE happens between now and then. Maybe she'll have other messages on other jackets.)

There was something else on my mind to blog about while I was driving home, and, now, as is typical, I can't remember what it was. Ah well.

"Well what do ya know."


Thursday, June 21, 2018

it's been a long day

Man, sometimes - not often enough, lately, but sometimes - I am really funny.

Anyway, yes. Long, hot day. One could say it's been the longest. And the hottest. And you'd be correct on both counts.

It's all downhill from here. (Well, until it starts being uphill again. Oh, earth, with your rotational movements. Never change.)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

almost forgot to blog

But then I remembered at (more or less) the last minute. Crisis averted.

....Until Next Time...

Saturday, June 16, 2018

water day it was

Went out to Cowabunga Bay for about 4 hours today, rode around on the lazy river and nearly drowned in the wave pool, and slid down the "Surfin USA" water slide, and had really expensive pizza. I'm exhausted, but it was a good time. We have a season pass for the four of us (me, Steph, and the younger kids), so hopefully we can go at least a few more times during the year.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

43

pretty good bday.
Worked, which was eh, but not all that bad. Saren bought me sodas, Wendy brought in a strawberry cake, and Joni got me a gift card to Amazon.
Then we went to dinner at Peter Piper Pizza (because i'm a grown up) and bought some new board games ("Unearth" and "Hey, That's My Fish")
uploaded the one year anniversary vlog post for OK What Now
and played some Mario Party Ten.
blogged, and now I'm going to go to bed - because I'm old, and going to bed at 930 at night is a freaking awesome present, shut up, you'll understand when you're older.