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Buffy Poon: 101

I am so thirteen. Super happy: crazydiamondsue and elcazavampiros decided to drive down to Texas for New Years Eve!! Woot! Got my house cleaned and scrubbed, fridge filled with treats, finishing up with laundry so everything is spic and span. The kids got a trampoline (with the net/cage thingy around it) so we have been calling it the THUNDERDOME. I am hereby challenging Sue to a death match in the THUNDERDOME. (Be sure to say that in your best Hulk Hogan voice, BROTHER.) There will be champagne, drunken phone calls to the flist, drunken jump challenges, and perhaps some herbage. I mean, we're on a trampoline and all. I might have to put Dark Side of the Moon on and find a black light. Hee!!



Took the older two kids to see Lemony Snicket's: A Series of Unfortunate Events a few days ago, but have been too busy to post about it. First off: I got over Jim Carrey rather quickly. I can see why they picked him. He has moments when he's still where he looks EXACTLY like Brent Hilquist's drawing. I still think he's too hammy for the role, even though Count Olaf is a ham. I always thought of him as more EVIL than anything else. The henchmen are frightening when they need to be, and silly at times, which bothered me.

The movie is breathtakingly beautiful. The sets are precarious, deadly, beautiful, and I found out later that the set designer for Sleepy Hollow did this movie. I thought Sleepy Hollow was another beautiful movie to see. The children were darling and sad, and escaped the "cutesy child actor" thing I hate.

That being said, you don't really care. It's hard to care when you are so inundated with bad things happening to them in such a short amount of time. They should have made a special for cable or television and done each book as an hour long episode. Mainly to give the audience a chance to pity the orphans and recover for the next series of unfortunate events. My main reason for saying this? We drove home from the theater in an absolute funk. SOme might say that is testament to the movie. Well, the books are COMICAL. This was just depressing. My seven year old daughter burst into TEARS at the last five minutes of the movie. Just completely undone with how horrible life was to these kids. Alrighty. Thanks, MOM!

Positives: gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. The closing credits are wonderful to see. The last time I had this much fun with credits was HP: PoA (watch the feet: some kids are making out! Some feet jump over other people in a game of leap frog... Fun!) Meryl Streep is obviously having fun, the moments with Uncle Monty are heartbreakingly sweet after everything that's befallen them, and the author's notes from the books are translated well on the big screen. But then, I want to hollow Jude Law out and make Man PantsTM out of him.

So, if you are a die-hard fan (like us) pay for a matinee. If you are just curious, wait until it comes out on DVD and watch it at home so you can pause the movie, step outside, breath deep the scent of flowers, then go back. But it is lovely to see.



I also received a package from dusty273 today! My daughters have been wearing their Guatemalan headbands all day, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE my CDs! Thank you so much, Mari! ladycat777 I received your fic today and the card and I'm so glad to have the other fics you wrote posted so I can see your "grand work." Thank you so much for thinking of me!

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ex_dovil323
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:46 pm (UTC)
So jealous! *stares through hubble telescope directed at your trampoline*
stoney321
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:51 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I have only been jumping on it at night because I'm afraid my neighbors can see me, cackling and tits bouncing like a circus freak. Or like a woman in her early thirties that has had three children... Wheee!!

You should come for a visit this summer and we can set the sprinklers on underneath it and get super tan from the black material. Except unlike my 16 year old self, I can drink margaritas!

(I'm off to vote in your poll: I say keep it up 'cause bad!fic is phun!)
lynnenne
Dec. 29th, 2004 06:53 pm (UTC)
I want a Thunderdome! And a drunken phone call!
stoney321
Dec. 29th, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
Dude. THUNDERDOME. Two men (chicks) will enter. Only one will leave. (because the other will be passed out from laughing, jumping, and being drunk)

There will be pictures!! Drunken, jumping, ringing in the New Year pictures!
lynnenne
Dec. 29th, 2004 08:30 pm (UTC)
drunken!stoney pictures! I must survive my New Year's hangover long enough to check your LJ on Saturday. And now I go jump on my bed in jealousy.
stoney321
Dec. 30th, 2004 06:59 am (UTC)
Be sure to put on spandex and make "devil rocker hands" while you throatily yell out to those who would oppose you, "I'll take you down, BROTHER!"
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stoney321
Dec. 29th, 2004 07:07 pm (UTC)
They are terrific!! I almost elbowed it away from my daughter... Ha!

So when are YOU coming to Texas? *looks at you over her glasses*
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likeadeuce
Dec. 29th, 2004 07:13 pm (UTC)
thunderdome
I'm burning the Firefly mixes now, and I was very close to putting Tina Turner singing "We don't need another hero (thunderdome)" on it, but I have a rule about nothing, however amusing in concept, that I wouldn't want to listen to repeatedly.

I pretty much fell asleep during that movie, though it was very pretty.

and, oh yes, you must go to xtrustno1x's journal this instant and see what her evil genius has wrought.
stoney321
Dec. 29th, 2004 07:20 pm (UTC)
you are not the boss of me.

Okay, okay, I'm going. (I'm going for more of a WWF theme in the THUNDERDOME, but maybe I can convince Mr. Stoney to dress in leather with metal bits... Mmmm.)
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cityphonelines
Dec. 29th, 2004 07:26 pm (UTC)
The jealousy is keeping me from commenting. This is not a real comment. Nope. Not. At. All.

Though I did get to hear Sue say THUNDERDOME whilst in the Taco Bueno drive-thru so I feel better. A bit.
stoney321
Dec. 30th, 2004 07:02 am (UTC)
There will be drunk phone calls to you, Sue and I exclaiming our love fer sum won in El Paso...

I'm going to try an convince Sue and Caza to get dolled up in 80s rocker gear for the THUNDERDOME challenge of ought four.
mskakaako
Dec. 29th, 2004 09:57 pm (UTC)
Most. Deceptive. Post. Title. EVER!

You fooled me with your Poonless post! ::shakes fists::

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mskakaako
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:06 pm (UTC)
Promise?!!! :D

Or am I being played again?
mskakaako
Dec. 29th, 2004 10:07 pm (UTC)
Wait...you don't have my phone number!!!

::shakes fist with more fervor than before::
stoney321
Dec. 30th, 2004 07:04 am (UTC)
BWAH HA HA HA!! "Sad Bluth" Tee hee. I will collect your phone number and call you directly from the THUNDERDOME if you wish. I will be severely drunk, and probably talking in a Hulk Hogan voice.

Be prepared.

Oh my god! Last week's AD: "I have a rape whistle." "Sheeeyuh. Like anyone'd R her."
mskakaako
Dec. 30th, 2004 12:38 pm (UTC)
I will be severely drunk, and probably talking in a Hulk Hogan voice.

Will there be ripping of cheap tank tops too?

'Member you're 2 hours ahead of me.

I'm sooooooo excited. Eeeeeeee
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stoney321
Dec. 30th, 2004 07:05 am (UTC)
FOLDING CHAIRS ARE ALLOWED. Let's get up Caza in a bikini and give him signs for the rounds!

I am digging out all the spandex I can find and we are going to rat our hair and wear hot pink eyeshadow. THIS WILL BE THE GREATEST NEW YEARS EVE IN HISTORY!!!

We HAVE to take pictures.
jenncho
Dec. 30th, 2004 12:01 am (UTC)
WTF????
Jude Law is in this movie TOO?????? That's it. I am NEVER going to the movies again. This man is the MORGAN FREEMAN of 2004! (Remember how Morgan Freeman was in EVERY EFFIN MOVIE in the 90s? Well thats Jude Law in 2004)
stoney321
Dec. 30th, 2004 07:07 am (UTC)
WTF, inDEED.
You say that about Jude Law like it's a BAD thing? Keep in mind that in this journal, I have said many times that I want to hollow him out, make a pair of Man Pants
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You say that about Jude Law like it's a BAD thing? Keep in mind that in this journal, I have said many times that I want to hollow him out, make a pair of Man Pants<supTM</sup> out of him and go commando. More Jude is a GOOD thing. And he's always in sillouette in the movie, if that helps you any... He's the bright spot in a dreary flick. (but a PRETTY dreary flick.)
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stoney321
Dec. 30th, 2004 07:12 am (UTC)
Yes, there were 2 things from later books brought in.

1) The Littlest Elf was the intro to book 7.
2) The spyglasses are a part of the VFD discovery by the Baudelaire orphans. We have read up to book 11 and it's very elusive (and a comic element) as to what VFD really stands for.

It was dark enough to make my daughter burst into tears from sorrow. I am not exaggerating.

I didn't like that the only comic relief was in the form of Count Olaf's hamminess. When they let him be evil, he was EVIL. Comedy should have come from something else. It weakens his character, but then, they probably only greenlighted this thing BECAUSE Jim Carrey signed on.


*spoiler alert for those who haven't read further*
One of the parents is rumored to be alive.
phfeenikz
Dec. 30th, 2004 09:39 am (UTC)
Oh great, now I have Tina Turner in my head singing "We don't need another hero". ;-)

We went out yesterday to see Lemony Snicket. I'm not familiar with the series as I have never read them, but it was rather refreshing to see a story that departs from the usual fairy tale formula. Then again I tend to have a more twisted sense of humor than most.
wendylouwho
Dec. 30th, 2004 02:06 pm (UTC)
Trampolines, booze and Floyd. Good times. Why don't my friends ever party like this anymore? I need to get new friends. ;)

Quick question, if ya got a sec. Have you ever done the Dark Side of the Moon/Wizard of Oz thing? It's kinda trippy, but probably requires major alcohol (or herbage) to enjoy it.
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