Bookshelf 2008

This is a long post, but if you’re interested please read on.  For those reading from the homepage, I’ll break it up for the sake of space.

As I did in 2007, I kept track of what books I read in 2008. This may or may not be of any interest to you, but it’s useful for me, especially as the number seems to be increasing.  This list allows me to show not only my exceeding inteligence, but also how big of a nerd I am.  🙂

Here are some thoughts on the various books I read in 2008:  Continue reading

Friday Five: People Who Should Be Imprisoned For Life…

..but only because I’m 65% pacifist.

  1. Grown men who say “buh-bye” in any context that does not involve small children.
  2. Any vehicle owner with a faux-Calvin-urinating-on-something sticker.
  3. People who insist on men wearing ties.
  4. The producers of automatically flushing toilets.
  5. The men and women of Springfield, MO who sport non-ironic mullets (white men with soul patches will also be considered).

When the revolution comes, these people will be some of the first to go (assuming it isn’t a robot revolution, which I fear).  I’ll generally be a benevolent dictator, but in these cases I can’t make any exceptions.  Any suggestions would be welcome.

Friday Five: More Holiday Movies

Since my original list of top holiday movies is getting so many hits, I thought I would add a few more (but this time only five because I can’t think of any more).

  • Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.  Had this on my first list, but I took it off for Little Women.  Again, I know it’s technically not a holiday movie, but a good portion of it takes place around Christmas.
  • Miracle on 34th Street (the new one).  While I like the old one better, this version does have Sir Richard Attenborough.
  • Die Hard.  Don’t remember this took place around Christmas?  The reason everyone was in that building was for a Christmas party.
  • Trapped in Paradise.  Nicolas Cage, Jon Lovitz, and Dana Carvey star in this hilarious movie.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: the Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.  Okay, admittedly this is a stretch (as well as a soulless movie), but Santa is a character.  (And, contrary to popular opinion, he does give presents that can take your eye out.)

Honorable mentions: Ernest Saves Christmas, Mr. Magoo’s Christmas, and A Chipmunk Christmas.  Oh, and my daughter says to add Mickey’s Twice Upon a Christmas.