Jurassic Park, back in theaters...
Saw this flick with my dad on opening night. We ended up having to go to two theaters several times that night. Syosset to Commack. Back and forth at least twice each. Moviefone was new. Cellphones were around, and airtime was pricey. I think I called at least ten times that night. For some reason, we didn't buy tickets over the phone. Listening over and over is how I managed to perfect my imitation of the moviefone voice and all the commands. Of course, the prompts are all irrelevant, now. Sponsors change. Options move about. Here's what it used to sound like...
Hello, and welcome to Moviefone. Brought to you by the New York Times, and Hot 97!
- If you know the name of the movie you'd like to see, press 1.
- To choose from a list of CURRENT movies, press 2.
- To find out what's playing in a par-tic-ular theater, press 3.
- Or, to purchase tickets in advance using your credit card, press 4.
Your selection, Jurassic Park, rated PG-13 is playing at:
- The Syosset Triplex! 565 Jericho Turnpike, in Syosset!
- Today's remaining showtimes are: 8:30, and 9:00, and 10:45, and 11:15.
Ah, memories. Oh, and the movie experience was amazing. We sat together, amazed by the awesome renders of the dinosaurs. It was really such great cutting edge CGI. The kind that was finally hard to tell from what was proposed reality. I mean, back then CGI was used for stuff that was impossible. As opposed to now, where a lot of it is used so as not to pay stuntmen for their craft, or just because it's easier to pass off garbage special effects in place of real art.
Seeing dinosaurs that looked as real as they could back then was really just incredible. That moment when everyone gets out of the truck and just stares up at that huge brachiosaur. Mouths agape, and stunned into silence, we felt like they acted on the screen. Clearly an unforgettable moment.
I'll see if Dad wants to go see it with me.
"Hold onto your butts."
This is Zev. He is my favoritest man in the whole world.
Nicole's b-day CIRCUS party. Welcome to the "Over the Top" Circus!! Ringling Bros and Barnum Baily's CIRCUS Show reality time fun special viewing
time zone place!
They won't tell me where they get the delicious sandwiches. Things are
said about me behind my back. I am not paranoid (about this). People
have let some bits of information slide to me. "Is that sandwich from
the place they refuse to tell you about?" Why behave this way? I'm
looking for comments. I really don't understand why someone would
specifically withhold information regarding lunchtime edibles.
Perhaps someone feels completely inferior, so they exploit any advantage
they may have when they realise without that "advantage" they are
useless. It's very disheartening to know that this type of behaviour is
commonplace; that intellectual zeroes are successful enough that they
find employment and then realise they are useless unless they make an
effort to reduce someone else's efficacy.
Clearly success is only an individual measurement. One who is
successful at hindering some else doesn't contribute to everyone's
success except their own. Sounds selfish to me.
Labels: delicious, paranoia, sandwiches, selfishness
Sociology isn't so hard
I made a couple of changes to my jDate profile. Nothing major. But as an experiment, I did
change my income to 100,000 dollars +. Just to see what kind of change in the number of views, if any, this would garner. I'm not claiming any statistically accurate results as of yet, but there have been a few additional viewers to my profile. Some have even been viewed and "hotlisted" in the past by me, with no response from them. Not even a simple viewing.
I know what you're all thinking... Qbrad, you don't make anywhere NEAR 100K. Quite right, my adoring public. But I put a disclaimer in the profile. Right after I tell people I don't lie, I mention that I don't make 100K, which is viewable BEFORE the ladies even see the income section. That is, if they begin with reading my profile. I even thank them for taking the time to actually read my profile, as in: "I don't make 100K, but thanks for reading!" Cordial. Polite. Informative. I've got it all.
More to come.
I think I like asparagus these days, as long as it's cooked properly.