Sunday, January 4, 2009

Rant: Bored

Okay, here's the real irony of the holidays. I'm caught up. On everything. My feed reader is empty. There's nothing new on Hulu that I'm interested in. Car Talk hasn't updated, Wait Wait is in reruns. Even some of my favorite blogs seem to be on a yuletide hiatus. Hot Chicks with Douchebags still posts, but I haven't seen anything new on GoFugYourself, and Cinematical's posts have been pretty slim.

There's the rush of Oscar-contenders in theaters right now. But I've seen The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and Slumdog Millionaire already. By the by, Slumdog Millionaire is a treat. Yes, it's about people in India, and yes a lot of it's subtitled, and yes it's by Danny Boyle who couldn't find an uplifitng happy ending with a map, but, oddly enough, it's quite good. And the ending is, in fact, happy and uplifting. And the end credits have a Bollywood homage that, I gotta say, put a ten-mile smile on across my mug.

Digression.

I don't have any Netflix rentals that are burning a hole in my DVD player. It's a little odd. I've been keeping up with comics and Cracked easily enough. And I've been playing a little Metroid, which is fun. Speaking of, I've been craving some Wii news. There's nothing to be had. After a release-light holiday season and hints about future releases, I'm seriously jonesing some information. Good luck finding it. The Zelda team is working on something that may or may not come out this year. Ditto Mario. Ditto Kid Icarus. Maybe. There's still no release dates for the much-hyped Wii MotionPlus or The Conduit. No word on whether the Q1 releases that we know about are going to be any good (I really hope MadWorld is... that looks fun). No more news on Punch-Out or when they're going to release "Play it on Wii" versions of the GCN Metroid titles. And when the hell is Sky Crawlers coming out, I'd like to know. This system could use a good flight sim!

I got into a weird back-and-forth over Three Dog Night lyrics on Facebook. My status is that I've never been to Spain, but I kind of like the music. And my friends who are classic-rocker-ish enough to get the reference have been asking me if I've been to Oklahoma, if I remember, what does it matter, all that.

And I've been working on my book a little. There's plenty to do, I'm just used to feeling hopelessly behind at all times, and I'm actually a little ahead around that house. Well, that'll fix soon enough, since we're talking about trying to move in the next few weeks.

Anywho, end rant.

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