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Wow. I ended up giving a lot of partial credit on this one, only somewhat arbitrarily.

Movie Meme Answers Below )
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I like Lydia's movie meme. So I'm going to do it myself. 15 quotes from my favorite movies -- point for movie title, point for character, half a point if you know the actor but not the character's name. Go!

1) And where were you twenty years ago? Ten years ago? Where were you when I was new? When I was one of those innocent young maidens you always come to? How dare you! How dare you come to me now, when I am this!

2) What an incredible smell you've discovered!

more quotes below... )
phamos: (brain poison)
I watched the first 20 seconds of "2 Girls 1 Cup" last night. I shut it off pretty quickly, because I was afraid I'd start to retch and wake Segev up. That is one internet meme I SERIOUSLY could have done without seeing. Makes goatse look like unicorns and rainbows.
phamos: (dahl)
These are the top 106 books most often marked as "unread" by LibraryThing's users (as of today). As usual, bold what you have read, italicise that you started but couldn't finish, and strike through what you couldn't stand. Add an asterisk to those you've read more than once. Underline those on your to-read list. (For the record, I take exception to the "COULDN'T finish" part of this exercise. With most of my italicized books, I sorta just never BOTHERED to finish. I got distracted by something else. The only ones where I felt like I came to a total dead stop are Anna Karenina, The Fountainhead [cuz I hated it so much -- sorry Mark], Tess of the d'Urbevilles [holy crap SO BORING] and Ulysses.)

many books... )
phamos: (twilight)
1 point each for artist and title, 5 points each for artist and title of bonus track.

[livejournal.com profile] shivabee=9 points
[livejournal.com profile] magpiegirl=8 points
[livejournal.com profile] this_monograph=6 points
[livejournal.com profile] moonriddengirl=2 points

Answers Ahoy! )
phamos: (twilight)
1 point each for artist and title, 5 points each for artist and title of bonus track.

Lyrics Ahoy! )
phamos: (posers)
"If, as you live your life, you find yourself mentally composing LJ entries about it, post this exact same sentence in your Live Journal."

for [profile] narnee

Jan. 25th, 2005 12:00 pm
phamos: (amalthea)
flight of dragons is a wonderful animated movie from the '80s, loosely based on a book that tries to explain the science of dragon flight. the movie revolves around 4 wizard brothers in a magical realm, where magic is dying out because of the development of science. they bring a modern-day man back in time to help defeat the one evil brother, but some magic goes wrong and the modern-day man (peter) ends up in the body of a dragon (gorbash). and then, the quest begins! it's really quite good. it's one of a trilogy of fantasy movies that meant a lot to me as a child. the other two movies were the dark crystal and the last unicorn. all three of them still make me cry.

oh! apparently it's also loosely based on this book.

for [personal profile] elusis

Jan. 25th, 2005 11:46 am
phamos: (childhood)
casa di pizza was the pizza place a block away from my house. it's the best pizza in the world. no, seriously. sometimes i dream about it. when i go back to buffalo, it's often motivated more by the thought of eating casa di pizza than it is seeing my relatives. the pepperoni is toasted just so. the sauce has just the right amount of sweetness. and the cheese! my god, the cheese! so fresh! so gooey! ahhhh! segev can vouch for the pizza. he may not have quite the level of adoration for it that i do, but he admits -- it's some DAMN good pizza.

oh, and...

Jan. 25th, 2005 11:43 am
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strongbad is a character from the homestar runner website. he's a man in a mexican wrestling mask who lives with his two brothers, strongmad and strongsad, and answers emails sent to him in a humorous way.

do you remember the last episode of buffy when andrew and xander and amanda and giles are sitting around playing an RPG and andrew says something about trogdor the burninator? that's a strongbad email.
phamos: (animal)
ok, [livejournal.com profile] kaytay253, your first query is ridiculous. the muppets? who doesn't like the muppets? do you not like the muppets? you must be dead inside! :)

i don't know how to explain my deep and abiding adoration for the work of jim henson. i think everything he did in his lifetime was beautiful. i think his craftmanship is spectacular. i mean, how do you make puppets that are so physically appealing. i've always wanted to just run through a muppet workshop, squishing the faces of all the muppets on shelves. they just give off this warmth. and they're frickin' puppets! how does he DO that? his sense of humor was so pure. he created projects that parents and children could enjoy together. unlike much of my favorite childhood stuff, muppet things age very well -- they're still just as enjoyable for me to watch today. (this does not include any projects made after jim henson's death, because they're all very touch-and-go.) very few things make me happier than sitting down in front of the tv and watching something muppet-related. it just feels right.
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[livejournal.com profile] carbonatedbabe, how do i explain my love for the pointer sisters that isn't completely self-evident? :) ok, ok, i only like 3 of their albums that came out in the 80s. i'm not, like, a full-time fan of their whole career. but those three albums were just such a huge part of my childhood. i listened to them both in the car and around the house. my mom really liked music with energy, and for a while, the pointer sisters were big. their more obscure songs are so bad and so good at the same time.

two years ago my dad ripped two pointer sisters albums off vinyl onto a cd for me. i was so excited. i knew all the words phonetically. i would listen at work and sing under my breath, bopping up and down in my seat. kareem was constantly laughing at me.

the pointer sisters make me happy. they make me feel entirely carefree.
phamos: (flat albert)
[livejournal.com profile] tsarin asks about ignignot. ignignot is a mooninite. the mooninites are characters on aqua teen hunger force. the other mooninite's name is ur. ignignot is more fun to say.

[livejournal.com profile] bugboy3001 wants to know about beef on weck, and i am reminded that i have two roast beef-related interests, which may seem kind of weird. beef on weck is a western new york specialty. it's roast beef on kimmelweck roll. kimmelweck is a kind of german bread with salt all over it. the roll is dipped in gravy, so the meat and the bread sorta smoosh together. apparently, you have to be raised eating it to really dig it. segev doesn't like it. then again, he never had it at schwabel's, which is to beef on weck what the anchor bar is to buffalo wings. that sentence made no sense to people not from buffalo, i think. the anchor bar is the bar where buffalo wings were invented. so i guess the comparison isn't so apt, given that beef on weck wasn't invented at schwabel's. that's just sorta the infamous place to get yourself some genuine beef on weck. the door to the kitchen is open, so you see roast after steaming roast being cooked. yeah, i guess this is all really weird if you're not from buffalo.
phamos: (bruce)
[livejournal.com profile] murderousclouds asks, "why arby's?"

and i say, why not arby's? fast food that's different from all the other fast food places out there. when you ask for chicken fingers, you get big chunks of meat. that's quality. and for some reason, i think they do roast beef up right. they put crack in their buns or something.

heh. "buns crack". hehehehe.
phamos: (davidcross)
[livejournal.com profile] moonriddengirl asks about fametracker.

fametracker is a website run by the same people who run television without pity. it's a two-part site. on their front page they have humorous articles, including a series called "hey it's that guy" on familiar character actors, which will soon be a book. the second part of the site is the awesome forums, where you can trade gossip and opinions on everything from celebrities to movies to music to books and websites. a lot of the terminology from the fametracker forums is starting to show up in major media. i've noticed a LOT words that were coined on the britney spears thread show up in, in particular, entertainment weekly. they have a LOT of people reading their forums. people should start claiming things as intellectual copyrights. it's also where i first ran into the lovely [livejournal.com profile] alicetiara, who just happened to be a friend of [livejournal.com profile] hyounpark's from wellesley. wellesley, right? anyway, if you're at all into silly pop culture, fametracker is the place for you.
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finally, a meme i can DO!

1. Scan my interests list and pick out the one that seems the most odd to you.
2. I'll explain it.
3. Then you post this in your journal so other people can ask you about your interests.


try to check other people's comments first, so i get a nice big range of things to explain. this should be fun.
phamos: (honey)
everyone did really well on my last lyric quiz. here are the answers. )

NOW. here's where things get confusing. i stated that angela, tony, and karen were all tied for first place. whoever could get the most answers right in a runoff would win a mix cd. but i was mistaken. angela only got 4, compared to tony and karen's 5. so she shouldn't have been in the runoff at all. but in the run-off, karen and tony each got 2 right, whereas angela got 3. so in the end, they're all tied.

because if's not angela's fault she was mistakenly included, i'm giving them all mixes. i just need their addresses. i know i probably should already have karen's and angela's somewhere, but just...send em again, cuz i'm lazy. :)

anyway, here are the answers to the lyric runoff. )

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