Picked up X-Men at the library, well, guess it was yesterday at this point. Hadn't seen the thing until now, out of a complete lack of interest in doing so.
Delusionally, perhaps, I'd thought the film would at least be more entertaining than watching that unelected blithering idiot giving the State of the Union.
Instead, I learned a very valuable lesson. Namely, that although there was a time I was willing to calmly accept that some people have much more emotional investment in the symbolic value of Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty than I have any possible reason to, that time is long past. Instead, having someone make a blatant attempt at emotional manipulation using those symbols just annoys the fuck out of me.
I should point out that I don't think that's the lesson they were trying to get across.
While I'm working up the enthusiasm necessary to get through the no-doubt-thrilling final battle sequence, could someone be a perfect dear and ask the creature that runs a small victory to remove whatever link is bringing people here and causing that monstrosity to appear in the referrers list? I'd do it myself, but the mention of "pro-Saddam activists" made me realize that I don't ever, ever want anything to do with the little shit.
Oh, and Amish Tech Support? I want the link gone. I also want the dipshit asshole motherfucker responsible for that thing gone. No, scratch that. I want him to suffer. I want him in agony. I want to be able to create a mix cd consisting entirely of selected highlights from hours of his recorded screams of torment. I want him being tortured to be a permanent fucking installation at the Art Institute. I want people to be able to take their grandchildren there someday to look at him and say, "Oh, I remember this from when I was a kid. There was still some flesh left on the body back then."
On the plus side, I rather enjoyed Patrick Stewart's and Sir Ian McKellen's performances. And since I also have zero interest in seeing either the fucking Trek movie or the fucking Hobbit movie, it ain't like I can see either of them in anything that's out now. . .
Great. On top of everything else, CassieNewton.com is over the GeoCities bandwidth limit.
I think some poetry would be just the thing to cheer me up now, too.
Update: How to Spot a Tourist.
Ten-to-one "Aaron the Uppity Negro" is really one of those skinny, pasty white boys with fake sandy dreads or an orange 'fro. He's just mad because none of the girlies will say he's pretty fly for a white guy.
I think Jhames sums all this up rather nicely, but that quote from her really defines their side completely.
At this point, I can't even feel insulted by them, to be honest. I just wonder who -- or what -- they're talking about.
It obviously isn't me.
If you're even considering whining here about X-Men 1.5, I'd advise against it.
Consider this a pre-emptive "Shut the fuck up."
Thank you for your kind consideration. And shut the fuck up.