I was up late last night getting a few things taken care of on the web, so I slept late this morning. By the time I got up my day felt half gone anyway, so I dressed and decided to head out and take a prowl through Big Lots
, as not knowing what crap they have piled up is a maddening state of affairs, figuring I'd pick up some food on the way home.
I was pleasantly surprised to find a few new items at Big Lots
, including a Peter Weller
flick called Of Unknown Origin
that I recently read about in a book on cult film, so that was kinda cool, along with a few other odds and ends, including a 4-disc edition of the 1st Superman
film. I don't think I've seen Superman
in at least 10 years, so I'm curious to see how that holds up.
I grabbed a burger and headed home, where the wife had returned from her latest series of meetings, so we visited a bit, then I left her to catch up with some stuff in the Office
while I chilled in the den and watched a few things off the TiVo
, another episode of The Pacific
(I'm slowly but surely chipping away at this mini-series), the latest TiVo
suggested episode of The Boondocks
, just a bunch of random stuff. I eventually settled in and threw in a flick I need to review for Pop Syndicate
.I Sell The Dead
was a pretty entertaining little flick, I enjoyed Dominic Monaghan
and Larry Fessenden
as the leads, though it does sort of yadda yadda over the logistics of how they go from 'normal' grave-robbers to people dealing in the supernatural, or rather how easily the supernatural enters into their lives and doesn't seem to faze them all that much. I'd say it's worth a look, though it's never all that much of a horror-comedy, it's more straight horror than anything.
I picked up Thai for our dinner and we watched another episode of The United States Of Tara
, another program we've been slowly but surely creeping along with. I was shocked to realize that we'd let the entire season pass without watching a single episode, so no we're left playing catch up. It's been a fun season, I think Diablo Cody
may've toned down her hipper than thou dialog just a smidge, or perhaps I've simply become inured to it. Either way, I've enjoyed where the show has gone this season, I'm looking forward tot he last three or so episodes we have left.
On a complete wild hair I popped in the recently acquired Blu-ray
of An American Werewolf In London
, because I wanted to give it another look, then check out the Beware The Moon
documentary in the special features. Imagine my surprise when I realize that the Goddamned
player doesn't want to play the documentary and locks up when it attempts to even do so. I attempted several times, tried to jump ahead in the doc rather than playing from the beginning, no dice, same stalling out thing happens each time. I finally calmed down enough not to break anything and instead took it into the bedroom to see if the PS3
would play ball with it, or if it was something to do with the disc. The Playstation
was also in a mood, whinging about an update, so I had to wait around for it to do all that nonsense, but I eventually got it to play the damned movie, so I suspect that our Samsung
player is possibly in need of some kind of firmware patch, which I will deal with when I'm less incensed.
As I type this the iPhone
are embroiled in the lengthy process of updating their programs and all the other bells and whistles that I doubt I give a shit to have, but have foisted on me periodically by Apple
. The process apparently backs everything up, then takes the phone back to factory settings for the purposes of updating software, then re-installs the backed up items, apps, music, ringtones, calendars, etc. Or at least it's supposed to; I honestly felt in the verge of a panic attack when I clicked 'OK
' to let it start any process involving the phrase 'factory settings'. I REALLY
hope it comes through this without a hitch, as I kind of doubt that an aneurysm would be as painless as I might think.
Be seeing you.Tag, you're it, Baggy Eyes! Shopping
, Of Unknown Origin
, Peter Weller
, The Pacific
, The Boondocks
, I Sell The Dead
, Dominic Monaghan
, Larry Fessenden
, The United States Of Tara
, Diablo Cody
, An American Werewolf In London
, Beware The Moon
, Technology Clusterfuck