Saturday, September 25, 2004

Dude, Where's White Castle?

Or more correctly, WHAT is White Castle? Yeah, I actually went tosee Harold and Kumar Go To White Castle. And I liked it..

That of course is completely weird, considering that it's certainlynot the type of movie I like.. I've not seen (director) Danny Leiner'sprevious effort Dude, Where's My Car?. Nor had I seen any of the other teenmovies like American Pie, Road Trip, There's Something AboutMary, etc. etc. So why watch this one? Mainly coz I just wanted tocatch up with the guys, and partly coz it actually looked prettyfunny.

And funny it was. Had me doubled over with laughter quite a fewtimes. Maybe I didn't find it QUITE as funny as the other guys,but it was the best laugh I'd had in ages. Specially Harold's elevator dream sequence and Kunmar's "getting married to a bagof dope" sequence. Oh yeah, Kal Penn who plays Kumar is frikking brilliant. Where has thisguy been? Apparently in a Buffy episode - Beer Bad and an Angel season 5 episode Buddy!

Oh, and Paula Garcés is SO HOT. I can't believe she's 30! She looks16!

Oh yeah, a main contributing factor was the fact that I didn'tknow that White Castle was a real burger chain... I'm not big on movies with commercial tie-ins....

Monday, September 6, 2004

muddy@au.ibm.com

or something like that I guess. I got offered the job at IBM which I mentioned last week. It will be with their On Demand Infrastructure Services division. So basically outsourcing. :)

It's basically a UNIX role looking after systems for a number of sites in Sydney. Looks like I'll be starting off at QANTAS. Anyways, I start in two weeks time.. it's all very exciting.

Friday, September 3, 2004

You Laugh Like A Girly Man

aaah, how I enjoy the antics of my favourite girly-man (TM Governor Arnie), Dr JD on Scrubs. Just finished watching the first episode of the new season I have some obeservations:

  • Heather Graham is so hot. Damn!
  • Don't like Sarah Chalke's new hair.
  • Sugar Hill Gang kicks ass!
  • Dr Cox's whole diatribe on things he doesn't care about...
    I suppose I could riff a list of things that I care as little about as our last week together... Let me see... Low carb diets, Michael Moore, the Republican National Convention, Kabbalah and all Kabbalah related products, high def TV, the Bush daughters, wireless hotspots, The O.C., the UN, recycling, getting punked, Danny Gans, the Latin Grammys, the real Grammy's, Jeff that Wiggle who sleeps too darn much, the Yankee's payroll, all the red states, all the blue states, every hybrid car, every talk show host, everything on the planet, everything in the solar system, everything, everything, everything, everything, ev ev ev everything that exists! Everything past present and future, everything in all discovered and undiscovered dimensions.... oh! and Hugh Jackman... (Hugh Jackman is Wolverine! How dare he!)

This was classic Scrubs... had me laughing out loud so many times. Specially with Elliots "Want me to rub ointment into your thighs?" line. Kudos to Eric Weinberg (writer) and Bill Lawrence (director).

In other Scrubs related news, the real group behind Scrub's "Worthless Peons", the a capella group "The Blanks" have a CD, and there are some samples on this website. Brilliant stuff!!!