Even though apparently Ronson Lighters aren't around anymore (from what I can tell), I have this terrifying suspicion after seeing this that Karloff will rise from the grave to come after me because I don't own one.
Written by Joe Eszterhas, based on the novel by Ira Levin Directed by Philip Noyce Starring Sharon Stone, William Baldwin, Tom Berenger
Released by: Paramount. Region: 1 Rating: Unrated Anamorphic: Yes.
My Advice: Rent something better than it. Which should be pretty easy.
After ending her waste of a marriage, Carly (Stone) is ready to make some changes in her life. Part of this is getting a new high rise apartment. Of course, she gets her new place the way a lot of New Yorkers acquire real estate: by someone dying. In Carly's case, the previous resident jumped off her balcony. In fact, everyone comments how much Carly looks like her. But she doesn't have time to consider this since she has two new suitors in her life. There's Jack (Berenger), a self-important macho cop-turned-author, whose attentions she's not thrilled with and Zeke (Baldwin), a young hot game designer, whose attentions she's very thrilled with. Thrilled multiple times, if you know what I mean. Zeke pushes Carly's boundaries and that is exactly what Carly is looking for. Even when he reveals that the apartment building has been turned into Zeke's private reality TV network, Carly doesn't look away. But when the competition between Zeke and Jack for Carly starts getting a body count, she needs to take a hard look at these two men. And herself.
No idea whether this is real or not, but it's hilarious nonetheless. You can find the full story at VideoSift, where I found this. The dime version is this: a scambaiter, one of those intrepid folks who gets revenge against scammers on behalf of all humanity, duped a couple of scammers into re-enacting Monty Python's classic Parrot Sketch.
Again, whether it's real or not, it's still pretty damn funny. We've got the original below the break, just because we can. [[ More This Way... ]]
Okay, it's official: television is so desperate that they're willing to stretch a sixty second gag into a sitcom. Best Week Ever reports that ABC is going to have a new series based around the idea of cavemen in the modern world trying to overcome prejudice and just get through the day.
While this sounds dumb as six hells, it could have been worse: just be glad nobody thought of doing this with those freaking Chick-Fil-A cows...
Okay. Comments are back up. All over. I can see the spam coming but we're able to take it for the moment. As I've mentioned elsewhere, if the fit hits the shan, then I'll slam the door again. But for right now, welcome back to the comments. I've missed them, if you can but dig it.
Now--for your awareness, another issue I'm trying to work. For some strange reason, the feed will pop old posts back up as though they were new and/or edited. I've seen this on Bloglines and some other readers, but not on Google Reader. I believe this is because Google Reader will process a post once and if it changes later on, it just ignores it. I'm trying to nail down where the problem is at this point, although it seems to be [...]
The Whitney Music Box is a nifty little web-bit that spins dots around a line, triggering musical notes when the dots pass the line. There's several versions of it, and it sounds simple, but it's a timesuck of fairly staggering proportions. Be forewarned.