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I Coulda Been a Filmmaker

It’s sleep over night at Chez Dump. The regular cast of characters are present, including the gerbils and the dog. We’re watching an MST3K movie. Good Lord, if I ever stumbled upon this on my own (the chances of which are slim to freaking none, given how horrible the damned thing is) I would only watch 3 minutes of it.
But as I’m sitting here, hoping for the best, and it occurs to me that if someone was able to convince someone else to put up the money to create this, someone could give me money to make a movie. It couldn’t be any worse.
The movie in question is the Raul Julia classic “Overdrawn at the Memory Bank.” A 1983 classic.

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Thumbs Up to Netflix on Xbox 360

I know that my many, many regular readers (all 3 of you) have been wondering where I’ve been. Just a little family thing involving surgery, but the patient is home and should be driving everyone crazy within a day or so, max. Also, I did live through a round of layoffs, but what happens is the remaining people get to divvy up the work of the people who are gone. You do the math. Oh, so all that stuff has also put me almost impossibly behind on NaNoWriMo. I will try to make up my word count this weekend, but I’m just not sure how well that is going to work.

Last night we checked out the upgrades Microsoft did to the Xbox 360 software, and decided to link up to our Netflix account. VERY easy to do, and boom, suddenly everyone in the house saw all the crappy movies I had placed in the “View Instantly” queue. Urp. “Why do you have a Scooby Doo movie in there?” “For Junior!” We watched a Pink Panther cartoon (from a collection) and the movie Underdog. There were a LOT of things that bothered me about the movie, but overall, I was not the target audience and it was really kind of cute. And hey, free with my Netflix membership, right?

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The Gods Try to Thwart My Efforts

Netflix streaming for Macs was released as a beta. I am doomed. I will never finish my Nano Novel now. Curse you, Netflix!

The first movie I tested was “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World.” I believe that movie has the longest opening credit sequence in the history of movies. Five minutes of animated credits. Junior thought I was watching a cartoon. I watched 10 minutes before realizing that I shouldn’t be watching a movie until I finish my NaNoWriMo word count for the day. Bad Jody!

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Trophy Time

Had fun at the North Leominster Little League annual banquet last night. It would have been fun anyway, but Junior getting 2 trophies plus a sponsor-supplied City Championship sweatshirt (thanks, Piper Electric!) was really icing on the cake. No, wait, the icing on the cake was winning a $50 Il Forno gift card during the raffle portion of the evening.

Junior had a great year. Can’t say what next year will hold – there are a LOT of really good players in his age group, but they can’t take the glory of the 2008 season away from him! Hopefully, he won’t pull an “Uncle Rico” and spend the rest of his life dwelling on it, though… if I go 4 wheeling with my boyfriend and break something and ask Junior to take care of my grandchildren Napoleon and Kip, you have permission to shake me.

(So that raises the question – what happened to Napoleon and Kip’s parents that they were living with their grandmother? Not that it matters – it’s still one of the single greatest movies of all time. Somebody go build me a cake or something.)

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