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First, you must watch this movie trailer if you're a fan of one or more of the following things:
The Legend of Zelda
John Hughes' films
Bizarre Love Triangle
Side note: All songs from the 80s should come in 8-bit form. I listened to the end of that video about 8 times 10 times. (That's 80, for those of you who don't have time for math)
Second, speaking of movie trailers, check out this Myspace Movie trailer for people who are sad that everyone left Myspace/people who wanna mock people who are sad that everyone left Myspace.
Side note: Who invented Blogger? I Googled it and couldn't find an answer in 10 seconds or less, so I gave up. I don't think it was a young Harvard drop-out anyway, so who cares. But I found this time-line of the Life of Blogs. Scroll down to December 1997. That's where it gets interesting. Weblog, to We Blog, to Blog. It's all about simplifying, people. Smplfy!
Third, check out this article about iPads by John Swansburg. (I don't know who J. Swansburg is or anything, if I sound like I do.) If you're lazy and don't wanna read it, it basically says if you're in the market for a super expensive iPad, there's "a device for that," and you probably already own it. What says you, iPad owners? Agree? Disagree? I'd still receive one as a gift, btw, if you're thinking ahead to my birthday on June 12th.
Also, in case you haven't heard, Borders filed for bankruptcy. Not all locations are closing, follow that link and scroll down to see the list of locations near you that are closing (they are listed in seemingly random order for your inconvenience).
Why is this so depressing to me? Why didn't the government print more money and bail them out? I'm not saying they should have, I'm just curious as to why. I like books. Is this partly my fault cuz for the last few years I've downloaded 99.9% of my books on my Kindle, rather than shop at Borders? Just because I don't shop at Borders anymore does not mean I don't want the option. This is smply unacceptable.
Now, on to American Idol. I'm not gonna start making rash predictions about who's gonna win 'til they narrow it down to 24 or 36 or what ever even-number they choose this year, despite the fact that I already have some rash opinions. At this point, I only wish to give a nod to the brilliant editing I've noticed this year.
Case in point, the following scene from group week, in which the judges find out that sweet little JC had been kicked out of a cool group and accepted into a group of rag-tag misfits. When the camera cuts backstage to the ring-leader of the cool group (the guy responsible for giving JC the boot), he's applying a generous layer of Chap-stick to his lips. That's the smart editing I'm talking about. Because there is something highly dismissive about Chap-stick. It says, "I gots no time to worry 'bout you, my lips are dry," further villainizing their chosen villain. Take a look:
Chap-stick guy can definitely sing, but how far can he possibly get after America saw him carelessly moisturizing his lips backstage while JC was keeping a stiff upper-lip in front of the judges? The only Americans who are gonna vote for him are the cold-hearted snake ones. What says you, AI fans?