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Monday Miscellany #3
Apparently Sony's Everquest 2 has added a new "feature". If you type "/pizza" the game launches Pizza Hut's web site, so you can order a pie whilst slaying dragons or virtually wooing an elven princess. This beats the former method, which was spending 5 minutes on the phone with a good pizzeria, ordering something that would actually be edible. The online comic Crtl-Alt-Del has taken this "innovation" to its logical conclusion. Joy.
Bad Cover Alert™: Some bimbo named Katrina Carlson has forsaken all credibility or originality and covered the classic "Drive" by The Cars. Another case of trying to cash in on someone else's brilliance, this abomination adds absolutely nothing to the original. Ben Orr is spinning in his grave, no doubt. I was driving (no pun intended) Sunday night when we heard this crap being pushed over the airwaves and into the car's stock radio. The resulting hysteria of both of us simultaneously trying to stop the demon incantation, coupled with the Seattle storm we've been having in Southern California almost ended in complete tragedy. We both hope that that jogger is OK. He certainly came down hard after hitting the hood.
Bad Cover Alert™ #2: "Dirty Laundry" by Lisa Marie Presley. I like Lisa Marie and I wish her success, but this is not the way to go about it. Some tunes don't need to be covered. Ever. Of course, this might be better than listing to the latest Jennifer Lopez, but I can think of about 9 dental procedures that would fit that bill.
Jessica Alba apparently is done sleeping around. I know this is tough to hear, but you'll get over it. I promise.
This might be the way to make a movie. Let Oliver Stone royally screw it up, then just don't do what he did. At least you can't do any worse, right?
What? Today's Tuesday you say? I was on holiday yesterday, so piss off.
I'll post what I thought was overlooked and what shouldn't have been included later. Meantime, here's the list as it is: “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn,” “Gone With the Wind,” 1939. “I’m going to make him an offer he can’t refuse,” “The Godfather,” 1972. “You don’t understand! I coulda had class. I coulda been a contender. I could’ve been somebody, instead of a bum, which is what I am,” “On the Waterfront,” 1954. “Toto, I’ve got a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore,” “The Wizard of Oz,” 1939. “Here’s looking at you, kid,” “Casablanca,” 1942. “Go ahead, make my day,” “Sudden Impact,” 1983. “All right, Mr. DeMille, I’m ready for my close-up,” “Sunset Blvd.,” 1950. “May the Force be with you,” “Star Wars,” 1977. “Fasten your seatbelts. It’s going to be a bumpy night,” “All About Eve,” 1950. “You talking to me?” “Taxi Driver,” 1976. “What we’ve got here is failure to communicate,” “Cool Hand Luke,” 1967. “I love the smell of napalm in the morning,” “Apocalypse Now,” 1979. “Love m…