Monday, August 17, 2009

hodge podge.

Continuing with the theme of my everyday life and the multitude of thoughts constantly flowing through my head, this web log will consist of a variety of topics. Consider it a variety pack, if you will.

First up: rap lyrics. Yes, rap lyrics. Almost constantly, when listening to a rap song, I find myself saying, often out loud, "Wait. What?" This morning I heard a rap song and over and over again they rapped, "I run this town. I run this town." I thought to myself, you run this town? You, a rapper, is running a town? The city government isn't running said town? Are you on the city council? I'm so intrigued by you, rapper extraordinaire/city council member and concerned citizen.

As intriguing as these lyrics were/are I was doubly excited because it made me feel like maybe this rapper was taking an active interest in their community instead of rapping about loose women and expensive cars and liquor. But, of course my mind was quickly changed when I heard the line about "next time I come to church don't take my picture." Don't even get me started.

Next up: Dancing with the Stars. Obviously, clearly and without a doubt they use the term "stars" very loosely. I mean, they could call it Dancing with Former Stars and I'd feel better about it, even though some of them aren't even former stars, they're just mildly and inexplainably recognizable. Notice I said recognizable over famous. I did that for a reason: THEY ARE NOT EVEN FAMOUS. Ok, Kathy Ireland is famous. She does have that clothing line at K-Mart. And Kelly Osbourne, her dad is famous, so I can see how she could be considered a star and all. Don't even get me started on former Republican Majority Leader Tom DeLay being chosen as a contestant. This is America. Bless it.

Moving on to: John Hughes. To be honest, I love (loved?) Michael Jackson. I felt a twinge of sadness when Billy Mays died. But, when John Hughes died I could have wept for days, but unfortunately I'm somewhat robot and all of my emotions are reserved for people I actually know and converse with regularly.

Where was the pomp and media exposure for this man? This man, who undoubtedly shaped my childhood and sense of humor almost as much as my parents did. I discovered what funny was by watching his Vacation movies. My parents still call me to tell me when they are on tv (even though I own them all). When making a list of my top 10 favorite movies of all-time, four of them are John Hughes films and another two are very close to being included. That's a lot.

I'm just saying, Christmas isn't Christmas until I've watched Home Alone and Christmas Vacation. And it's not a vacation if you aren't cruising along in the family truckster.

Lastly, since we're on the topic: Top 10 Favorite Movies of All-Time-Ever

1. Silence of the Lambs
2. National Lampoon's European Vacation
3. Mean Girls
4.To Kill a Mockingbird
5. Waiting for Guffman
6. Home Alone
7. Walk the Line
8. Uncle Buck
9. National Lampoon's Vacation
10. Baby Mama

Close Calls: The Great Outdoors, Best in Show, National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation, Spellbound, Parent Trap (original), Spellbound, Dirty Dancing


brude said...

never thought i'd see #1 and #8 on a girls favorite movie list. i'm very happy though.

Annie said...

I'm glad to see that we have very similar taste in movies! :)

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