Best movie review I’ve seen all day

Cynical Chris reviewed the new Twilight movie.

There is honesty in perspective that can only come from a non-believer.

Ahhhh! Refreshing.

He says:

My wife likes the Twilight series…. And because our wedding vows said through sickness and in health, through the good movies and the ones featuring mindnumbingly vapid abstinence porn starring sparkle vampires… I had no choice but to accompany her to the latest chapter of The Good, The Bad and the Mormons. So for you faithful readers who want to know what the movie was about without actually suffering through it, I present to you my review of the new Twilight movie.

There were 16 steps leading up to my seat.

There were 64 lights on the wall leading up to my seat like a little runway, twinkling and waiting for a little plane that will never land.

There were 24 seats to a row and we were 14 rows up.

My first memory is from when I was about 3 years old in a crib begging my father to take me out while he was looking for socks in an old dresser.

My left thumb beat my right thumb 4 out of 5 times in a thumb wrestling match but only because I’m right handed and favor underdogs.

I can’t sleep sitting up. Even when I’m exhausted, the room is dark and I’m watching the cinematic equivalent of Ambien.

If I really try, I can remember pi to the 2nd digit. 3.1 something.


I was pretty impressed with the comments as well. Go check them out.

Mark Twain’s Autobiography to be Unveiled

July 7, 2010 on PBS NewsHour

Mark Twain’s autobiography is set to be published for the first time, 100 years after the famous author and humorist’s death.

Twain on Christianity:

“There is one notable thing about our Christianity: bad, bloody, merciless, money-grabbing, and predatory. The invention of hell measured by our Christianity of today, bad as it is, hypocritical as it is, empty and hollow as it is, neither the deity nor his son is a Christian, nor qualified for that moderately high place. Ours is a terrible religion. The fleets of the world could swim in spacious comfort in the innocent blood it has spilled.”

Reblogged from Atheist Media

Second chances

One of the reasons I’m looking forward to this trip (should we call it “Jezzasia”, “BangkokHotNWet”, “AsianFamCam”, “CamboFirstMud” or something else? context here see the last paragraphs and comments) is that I will have a second chance at doing what I had hoped to do during two trips to the Philippines back in 2001 and 2002.

While I was in the Philippines, there was a lot going on with my head. I was certainly not as matured professionally. Not that I’m über hot pants now, but I’m sayin’ … I’ve come a long way since then.

I recently pulled up three videos that I edited to music back then, and while they don’t give a perspective of thought, they might give a peek into my head and what I saw back then.

I realized I wanted to upload these videos a while back but haven’t shared them yet. Since they use copyrighted music, I don’t feel comfortable uploading to facebook, like the millions of other yahoos who do it. So in the most discreet (irony noted) and private way I can, I’ll share them with you all via my r25 productions web site. Think of it like you dropped by le café and you saw it playing on my screen.

Click here or the image below, and I’ll upload the others before I leave.

If you can’t see it, it probably means you need to update QuickTime.

And yes, that is me in the beginning sporting the worst, Puerto Rican goatee known to humanity. One thing I am proud of, though, is the attempts at animation at the beginning.

Bon appétit.

Be sure to leave any more ideas for trip names either here or in the original post. And thanks to Biodork for doing a call for names at her blog!

Thursday morning reading list

Above: Letters from Camp via I have seen the whole of the internet