I don’t go around claiming this casually, but I have often mentioned in the past that my cat Ninja eats pineapple. I don’t want to go so far as to say that people don’t believe me, but I would say the general reaction is politeness and nodding of heads. That and a smile that says “I don’t really believe you, but I’m not going to argue with you about your cat.”
So for those people, I offer the video above. You can even to go YouTube and watch it in HD if you like. Then tell your friends. Then go eat some pineapple.
It’s not just that she eats pineapple - it’s how she eats it. Who needs a fork or fingers or thumbs to be civilized?
I was watching The Departed on Showcase - or really I should say I was TRYING to watch The Departed on Showcase, when I realized I couldn’t take it anymore. In the bottom left corner of the screen, as shown in the video, was an ad for Rescue Me. This ad was always there, and it periodically exploded in a flash of flame.
The on-screen chaff was already taking up about 5-10% of the screen between the Rescue Me graphic and the Showcase imprint, but then when you throw in the explosions, it was not only blocking a huge portion of the screen, it was INCREDIBLY distracting.
The Departed is a great movie, but I couldn’t stick with it, the ad was just too much.
Rescue Me is a great show, and its star Dennis Leary had more screen time in The Departed than Nicolson and DiCaprio combined (at least on Showcase), but I can’t watch it anymore either, which is a shame, because Andrea Roth deserves all the world watching her.
While reading a trail of posts related to Shatner Day, 2009, I came across this YouTube clip entitlted “Worst Fight Scene Ever” and I became distracted. Why? Because it really really was the worst fight scene ever.
I mean, look at it, one guy is in a horrible rubber suit and moving slower in a terrible slow motion. The other guy, despite having physical tasks that would really be pushing it to call strenuous is actually a body double / stuntman (who looks nothing like Shatner).
What really gets me though is that when I was a kid and watched this episode, I was tense every time! In fact, if I had to make a list of the BEST fight scenes ever from memory, I would have put this one on it — why was my memory so faulty? I think maybe it’s because as a kid, this fight represents how we see the world, someone stronger than you but who you can outrun, out think and out dodge, but who you’d better not let hit you with a boulder.