automagic eh?

Slowly fumbling around this set up. They say it doesn’t work when using Opera – partly it doesn’t but my mozilla fonts look all crap at the moment – something to do with all the upgrading I think.
In other news, Hooray! – I finally go update with all the Red Hat updates. It wouldn’t have happened unless I’d been way for two weeks, not using the Meg.s I don’t know if I’ll be able to stay up to date only time will tell.

Ocean’s eleven

(Warning: Possible plot spoilage happening here.)

The other day I found out that the movie they’re advertising by this name is a
remake. Found out because one of the tv stations showed the original. This
itself was odd. Maybe because it’s non-ratings season, (and of course because
it’s been dragged up by Hollyweird again) but rare are the times that they put a
1960 movie on at 8:30pm.

Read on…
I wish they’d do it more often. Generally, old movies are easier to watch, the violence, if there is any is much lighter and the whole thing goes slower
therefore easier to understand. They’re funny in their antiquatedness and also
interesting from that angle.
I haven’t seen this new version so I don’t know how closely they followed the
plotline of the original. It had an unexpectedly quirky ending; the heroes
didn’t get their money.
To me this oldie highlighted how the values of Hollyweird have changed. Of
course, even Hollyweird has bosses they answer to – but it’s the directors,
stylists, and casting agents who tell us what we want. It’s not `give the
audience what they want’, it’s `We’ll give the audience what we want’.
The original starred (Mr.) Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., another
guy who looked familiar but who I couldn’t put a name to (the guy who croaked
it) and another guy who looked oddly similar to Biily Crystal! Hahah
Now let’s compare this to Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Julia Roberts … (I don’t
know who the hell the rest of them are).
But my point is that Now – there is less emphasis on talent and more on looks.

Put aside the question, `Can any of them act?’ – because I can’t answer it.
What is good acting? I don’t know… I feel like all this watching of
Hollyweird’s output has completely blunted any sense I had of what good acting
Acting as a creative endevour is right up the other end from where I am. it’s
alien to me — there’s no way I could ever do it. i should ask my sister if she
can tell good from bad – she’s into drama.
Ah – hang it – I’ll have a go anyway – Franky S. can’t act. -1960 he looked
quite young – it took me a while to catch on that it was actually him, and he
didn’t do any singin. I don’t think Sammy Davis is much of an actor either, but
then, he’s got a brilliant singin voice, and they gave him a bit of a run in
that area.
Dean Martin is probably the only one of them all who’d cut it in today’s
Hollyweird. This is because he fits into the “Dreamboat” catagory. (I
say this as a happily hetro fella, but who can openly recognise a handsome man
when he sees one.) Martin can also sing – and got to, incedentally, they also
gave him a lot of the funny lines too, so his character really shined.
This is what I’m saying – talent like singing ability these days is worth little
compared to looks — or so say the powers that be in Hollyweird.
Of the 3 modern day actors that I know of in the remake – I don’t think any can
act — Clooney should stay on tv, Pitt gets roles based on spunk-ability (and
the crowd that’ll pull (this brings up the question of beauty: do we know what
we like, or are we conditioned through mass-media to like what we know — I’ll
leave this for another time) (although I did like Pitt in Johnny Suede) and
Julia Roberts, from all appearances, seems like a lovely person, but I don’t
think she can act either, and is starting to go the way of the `Jack Nicholson’
figure – where the actor shows up to any sort of movie and *plays themselves*
rather than a specific role.

So what actors do I like? I s’pose I make my judgements based on what type of
roles they take, and how well they fit the roles. Keven Spacey is good, John
Malkovich, Judy Davis, Samuel L Jackson… I can’t think of many right now.

If I was an actor I don’t think I’d be satisfied with taking a role in a remake
of essentially what was a dud movie to begin with.

They always do that. Haven’t you ever noticed whenever a supposed new Holywood “blockbuster” comes
out, the Saturday/Sunday night movie turns into a) the latest “hit” movie one of the stars (or preferably) both were in,
or b) in the case of remakes, show the old movie.
Pushes up ratings 🙂
“Hey, that guy thats in that new movie is going to be on tonight.” – Famous last free-thinking words
phony bolognese – 02.03.02, 09:20

The beginning of the beginning…

of live-in testing and alterations.
The main reason why I’ve swapped over to the pivot system is that it’s easily changable – most of this – the index/log page is in HTML – as opposed to YaWPS which was all confusing and perl.
What you see is the plain vanilla set up look that comes with the package. (I’d put in a link to where you can get it – but there’s one right there –> where it says pivot and a whole bunch of dutch.)
I’m almost tempted to stay with this layout – one thing I’ve come to realise is that I don’t have any sense of “taste” or cool when it comes to putting together layouts and choosing colours. I look at other people’s and I think, `yeah, that’s all right’ – but I can’t get comfortable with what works for me.
I was muckin around most of yesterday on that – and then I get frustrated and think – `what the hell’s the layout got to do with it anyway – isn’t it about the content?’

Also, am converting most of the entries form the old set up – over to here somehow – is a pain in the arse. I really hope I can be satisfied with the pivot set up becau

I been safarian’ since before you were born

I’m not pooh-pooh-ing, honest. I like there being a new browser on the scene Safari – that is.
Speaking of browsers, I don’t know if it’s just me but Opera seems to have stopped advertising in its rectangle up the top of the adware version. I’ve been conscious of it for the last week but it may have been like that for two or three. It’d be a bit odd if they shut them down over the holiday period. Even the opera promotional cartoons have stopped. And it’s not just this one I’m using here in mandrake.
I stuck a newly downloaded copy on a different partition today and it’s the same.

Yes – I’ve been muckin’ around with Lycoris. In a nutshell, I like it — but a proper write up tomorrow.

In non-computer related news, all of a sudden today i notice the gap between my top two front-middle teeth feels wider. It was miniscule to begin with but today it feels just a smidgin less miniscule. What’s with that? Why do teeth move around of their own accord?

I think I’m about to introduce some categories to this thing. (but musings about teeth won’t be one of them.)

name: Quanta
date: 2003-01-09-13-42
I think you have the T-Virus…

/me just finshed watching resident evil.

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name: crisp
date: 2003-01-09-19-25
about that gap between your teeth….madonna has one and its “in” to have a gap there now….just be happy you dont have an increasing gap somewhere else eg between your toes…or butt cheeks…now that would be freaky.

hey i like the new site style by the way 🙂
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name: yak sox
date: 2003-01-09-22-16
ha ha ha. Thanks Crisp. :^)
Yeah – there’s a French Canadian race car driver who has one too. (I love those french canadians – all the shrugging and arm movement.)
It’s not visible though. y’know how the smallest change in your mouth can feel like a huge difference to your tongue…

Quanta, is this T-viris a good thing? The kind of thing that can ‘help me win friends and influence people’?
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name: Quanta
date: 2003-01-09-22-29

No, you will need some thick book with chapters titled “Drugs and Them: For best effect.” or maybe “From their Mouth to the stomach, the cheats guide.”