So I'm at home right now with a lack of voice, upset stomach, tireness, violent coughs, uncontrollable running nose, all the wonderful things you get with a flu. I know there is a scientific explanation for these random mucas, but I have always wondered why it happens and why our body can't just, you know, stop the mucas from just coming out.
So picture this: tissues plugging my noses - sexy, huh?
(It is 11am).
Anyway, I'll be taking it easy today, maybe re-read The Watchmen as I just saw the movie in theater over the weekend and was really impressed. As an old comic book fan (especially when it comes to the genius of Alan Moore), I loved it - but I am not so sure about the general population that is interested in a 'popcorn' flick, you know? The movie is dialogue-heavy, but Zack Snyder balanced it extended action sequences.
Rorschach is awesome in the movie. Anytime he's on screen and speaking his lines, he's just mesmerizing.
There were a few things that was left out, which is understandable as you need to keep the movie to a decent time. The murder of the original Nite Owl, the throwing of the Nostalgia perfume bottle, the back story of the cops investigating the new Nite Owl, as well as the origin of the ink-shifting fabric were left out. Understandably that these are minor details, and I can understand the omissions. Still.... it's amazing what they were able to squeeze in, just the title sequence of the original Minutemen handled a lot of the back stories of the original heroes in the 40s.
None of you seem to understand. I'm not locked up in here with you. You're locked up in here with ME!
So, if you like comics, this movie was made for you. For the rest of you - the movie might not be compelling enough to get to you into the theaters.
(It is now 1am, been laying in bed for the rest of the day, can't rest anymore. May drive to walmart to pick up some Tylenol Flu and food as I haven't eaten all day.)
Despite my previous efforts in telling you that BMG Music Club is a great way for people to discover new music - I was just informed that as of June 30, 2009, that BMG will cease to exist. They are switching their efforts over to yourmusic.com.
I did went to the new website to check it out.
- All CDs for $6.99, with free shipping & handling.
- Music discovery by using their band suggestions
- You must "buy" a CD every month (if you don't have anything in your queue, it will automatically still charge you $6.99). It looks like it will be like a Netflix queue, where you add albums you want and every month they charge you and ship you the CD.
- Selections is limited to standard albums, so very few "Deluxe Edition" in their catalogs (multi-discs costs $13.98 vs standard $6.99)
So there's several things I think is wrong with this program, but I won't go into all the details. Let's just put it this way: I'm just not fond of reoccurring paying for something (especially if currently I already have more than enough advance music promos to write about).
I think if you're a teenager with a $7 budget for music per month, this will be awesome for you. Me? Not so much the awesome.
(It is now Tuesday, also did not venture out to Wal-Mart...)
I have said that Guitar Hero and such games are a great way for bands to monetize on their music. I think Metallica is smart in making this happen.
Fans can now rock out to 28 Metallica's tunes, as well as 21 additional songs chosen by Metallica (some of them includes Queen, Thin Lizzy, Social D, and Motörhead). It looks like a solid game in terms of music content.
I'm not a fan of pre-ordering games (it's like you're so committed to it, you know?), but you do get a bonus item(s) if you pre-order from certain store. The details on Guitar Hero Hub said you get a 2nd drum peddle at Gamestop, tattoo arm for Best Buy, and drumsticks at Game Crazy.