Posted by: turtlebella | 5 December 2007

I love me Ana Castillo

via Castillo’s blog

In a post-script about the movie Bordertown, Castillo says,

A more provocative story about the Border today might be called:  When the $3 an Hour Jobs Closed Down and Headed to China Where They Could Pay Desperately Poor Women There Even Less, Also with No Regard for Their Health or Safety and Still Charge the American Middle Class Allegedly Under Seige by Immigrants Taking Labor Jobs in US the Same as They Would if US citizens w/ Unions and with Mandatory Testing for the Safety of the Products Were Producing the Goods and All the Maquila Bosses from Mayordomos to the Presidents, their families and CEOs Went Wee-Wee-Wee All the Way to the Bank.

Posted by: turtlebella | 4 December 2007

Hate/love and the Oscars

I’m sure movie memes are a dime a million, but I’ve never done one. And I’m too tired to come up with actual content. And I like griping about how crappy the Oscars are. I saw this list at The Ballpoint Banana, it’s Oscar-winning movies. And I thought I would turn it into one of these list meme things.

Key: bold for movies I’ve seen, red for movies I’m never going to see (by virtue of Mel Gibson-ness, Dickens-ness, war or violence which I just.cannot.take), underlined for movies that I was dragged to see, *for movies I saw in school, italics for movies I might like to see, purple for movies that made me cry a river, green for I’ve read the book (or, at least, the book that the movie was based on).

2006 The Departed
2005 Crash
2004 Million Dollar Baby
2003 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
2002 Chicago
2001 A Beautiful Mind
2000 Gladiator
1999 American Beauty
1998 Shakespeare in Love
1997 Titanic
1996 The English Patient
1995 Braveheart
1994 Forrest Gump
1993 Schindler’s List
1992 Unforgiven
1991 Silence of the Lambs
1990 Dances with Wolves
1989 Driving Miss Daisy
1988 Rain Man
1987 The Last Emperor
1986 Platoon
1985 Out of Africa
1984 Amadeus
1983 Terms of Endearment
1982 Gandhi
1981 Chariots of Fire
1980 Ordinary People*
1979 Kramer Vs. Kramer
1978 The Deer Hunter
1977 Annie Hall
1976 Rocky
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
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Posted by: turtlebella | 26 November 2007

Question for the universe

Why hasn’t teleportation been fully worked out already?

I mean, really, what are you physicists doing with your days and nights? (Obviously if you are reading this blog, you are NOT working on this issue right now! Get back to work!!! heh)

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