Thursday, July 21, 2005

Incredibly Fascinating Stuff Here *

"Bartucci, 18 at the time of the alleged assault, has said his memories of the events were suppressed until two years ago, when news coverage of child molestation charges against Jackson in California revived them."
I suppose this is all part of being Michael Jackson. And it could be said he's brought all of this on himself, he's a tad eccentric in case you hadn't noticed.

Anytime I see the words "suppressed memories" I become REALLY skeptical. It smells to me like an asshole who wants money he didn't earn from an event that didn't happen. Ah, the American legal system.


"I'm givin' her-r-r all she's got, Cap'n! She won't take much mor-r-r-re of this befor-r-r-re she blows!"

Scotty got beamed up** yesterday at age 91. Dr. McCoy died 6 years ago. Slowly, the stars of Star Trek are "going where no man has gone before."

RIP James Doohan.

I've always been a fan of the show, but never enough to dress up, go to the conventions or collect the videos. I do, however, occasionally get drunk and feel like I've been hit by a phaser set on "stun."


''I am in shock. OMG, I can't believe what I just read. I spent like the last three chapters bawling my eyes out. I'm just in shock, pure utter shock."
A book about 9/11? A pictorial of our Viet Nam war dead? Perhaps a transcript of the trial of Susan Smith, the woman who drowned her own children?

Try the new Harry Potter book.

I've seen the movies, but I haven't read the books. I just don't "get" it, the series doesn't hold quite the level of mystique for me that it clearly does for some.

Bawling your eyes out? C'mon.

* A lie, none of it was particularly fascinating. Sue me.

** Yeah, I said beamed up. I'm a cheesy, predictable bastard who occasionally falls into the 'cliche pit.' Cut a guy some slack, it's not like I earn a living writing this shit.


Kerouaced said...

I read the first Harry Potter just to see what it was like. It was okay I guess but it didnt' knock my socks off. I don't get what all the hype is about...

Lee Ann said...

Skeptical, me too!
and....I think I might have been beamed up a time or two, that tequila is strong stuff! Maybe that is why I don't like it anymore :P

Raehan said...

My 40 year old sister, a sociology professor, was up at 2:00 AM bawling at a friends house over that book. I feel like it's too late for me to start reading the series, if that's how I'm going to end up. In a heap of tears.

Amandarama said...

I haven't read them yet. I am currently in possession of copies of all of them. I'll read them because they are one of the few things my kids read and this way I can discuss the books with them.

I thought the Prisoner of Azkaban movie was a lot better than it had any right to be.

Gwen said...

Well, I am a huge Potter fan. I JUST finished the book (07/23/05, 7:20 pm) and yes, I cried my eyes out. This one was so well written!

BTW, Dave, you know better than to judge books by the movies made from them. The movies aren't nearly as good.

That said, I need to go wash my face.