Showing posts from December, 2008

cold weather blues

Well friends, it's Festivus, which means the holiday season is winding down fast and pretty soon you'll be fighting off the dreary days of January while counting down the seconds till Spring. However, if the thought of facing all that snow is already giving you cabin fever - fear not, as masters of procrastination we here at TCKiT are ready to pass on to you some of our time-wasting wisdom.

Ridicule and Oregon Trail are two of my favorite things, I devoted hours to them as a child, and now some brilliant person has taken the best part of the latter (hunting, obvi), combined it with all of the former, and created a hunting trip with would-be VP Sarah Palin; together you take aim at (endangered) wild game on the Alaskan tundra and get points for everything you kill, it's really a thing of beauty. Just be sure you don't accidentally hit the little McCains who appear from behind trees because that'll cost you points. If you get tired of playing, addicting games (the…

'Twilight' is terrible.

Texas likes to spare you pain. Texas likes to spare you suffering. And thus, dear reader, Texas would like to spare you 'Twilight.'
If you've been thinking of caving in to (ex) friends and/or (not so) loved ones who would like you to go see this film, let me save you your $8.00 and tell you everything you need to know right here:

I give it a grade of...... F-minus.

I'm not going to summarize the movie for you, because every single other site on the internet has done that. Instead, I'm just going to let you know: 'Twilight' is terrible.
The acting sucks, the lighting is that stupid gray wash (which I thought we had all moved past, Film Industry), the dialogue is stilted and awkward, the premises are unbelievable (200 years old, immense wealth and unlimited power and the vampires choose to repeat high school? Really?), and the overt abstinence messages are disingenuous and insulting in their delivery.
I want my money back.*

*Actually, I don't - I live in the m…