Random Leakage #5
Stuff that doesn’t fit in one of the other blog posts. That’s called Random Leakage.
Someone Loves My Blog
While reading the list of blogs in my feed reader, I saw that Winter of Sunlight Sucks included this blog on her list of eight awards she gave out. Thanks, Winter.
Here’s the rules of the award:
- The winner can put the logo on his/her blog
- Link the person you received your award from
- Nominate at least seven other blogs
- Put links of those blogs on yours
- Leave a message on the blogs that you’ve nominated
I figure most of the seven blogs I’m going to pass this out to have already received this award. But that doesn’t matter. I mean, don’t actors win multiple Oscars or Emmys?
- Avitable – Adam’s blog posts are always so random, but funny, entertaining and sometimes shocking. But I look forward to each one.
- Blogography – Dave’s blog was the first I started reading and it’s one I make sure to read each post. Bad Monkey Rules!
- Down With Pants – Brandon always finds subjects that appeal to me and a host of others.
- Kapgar – Kevin’s entries are always based on a song lyric. How can you not like that?
- Ilax Studio – I like Kimberly and her blog posts are always intriguing and thought provoking.
- Kevin Spencer – He’s “An Englishman in Phoenix”, loves the music and his blog posts are entertaining and fun to read.
- Blog of Whall – Wayne… what can I say about Wayne’s blog? I mean, who doesn’t like the DITL or MISC posts he does? Don’t answer that… just go watch and read.
If I didn’t include your blog, it’s not that I didn’t care. It’s that getting all of these links together and posting this took more time than I thought it would. Yep, I don’t roll like that. But I still like you. Oh, and I may have missed posting comments on each of the winner’s blogs. Just check your incoming links to see something from Banal Leakage. Again, I’m exercising my lazy side.
Site Changes and Tweaks
I’ve made a few minor changes to the blog, including one that was done right after my last blog changes [which was using a Word Press template that now works with IE 6]. Nilsa from SoMi asked about adding a link to the comments section in each post. This would make it so when you read a blog entry, when you read the end, you don’t have to scroll all the way back to the top just to get to the comments. Turns out it was an easy fix so now in each post, there’s a link to comments.
The other part that I
am wanting to I have now found a fix is for Wayne at whall.org. He uses a Blackberry, but since I added the Filosofo comment preview plugin sometime ago, he’s not been able to use the comments on his phone. I like the idea of the comment preview, but maybe I need to switch to an edit plugin. My guess is that an edit option for your comment may be more useful, as it will allow you to make a change AFTER you’ve posted it. I’ve now disabled the comment preview plugin and added the wp-ajax-edit-comments plugin. It’s been up a couple of days and seems to be working ok, including a comment posted from Wayne.
I’m trying to spread myself thin these days, especially so out on the blogosphere. Hilly from Snackie’s World has revived her TV blog, called Snackie TeeVee. And since I regularly watch a total of TWO shows, I thought, “What the hell…” and decided to ask Hilly if I could write up some reviews. And she said, “YES, YOU FOOL!” [not her exact words]. I’ll be doing a weekly post on Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and doing a wrap up on Season 4 of Weeds, with a summary post on the entire series. I may actually take on another show, but not sure at this point. I do have shitloads of other personal projects that I want to finish before the end of the year [some before the end of the month], but that shouldn’t stop me from sharing my views on a couple of television shows I like to watch.
Burn After Reading
On Monday night, we went to see “Burn After Reading”, the new Coen Brothers movie [the same guys who did last year’s Best Picture winner “No Country For Old Men” and a host of other great films like “The Big Lebowski” and “O Brother, Where Art Thou?”. The cast is stellar, with John Malkovich, George Clooney, Frances McDormand and Brad Pitt. The story has many twists and turns in it, loaded with many “What The Fuck” statements [mostly from Malkovich’s character, Oswald Cox] with a plot that’s easy to follow without too much trouble. It’s humorous, but pretty dark. People get picked off, shot, axed and beat up a lot. And Brad Pitt excels as Chad Feldheimeran, an over-enthused gym instructor, who is consistently funny throughout the film. Highly recommended for any Coen fan as you will get all of the inside jokes and digs, as well as enjoy the dark humor laced with that real world touch.
And That’s All…
And that ends another round of random goodness.
Thanks for the award! I really want to go see Burn After Reading – maybe this weekend.
If my blog was the first blog I read, I would have stopped reading blogs immediately, fearing that they were all that way!
I will have to check out Burn after Reading…. it has John Malkovich in it, is there any other reason needed? Also Sarah Conner Chronicles…. I think that is the best show on TV right now (until Sept 25th anyway)… I didn’t like the movies really and I am not really a Sci-Fi fan either but this show is truly a create series… I hope it keeps on for many years to come… And Weeds is pretty sweet as well, I like to wait until the end of the season and “get” the whole season at once, then sit down and watch in big chunks….
Burn After Reading was great, and I love the Sarah Conner show. I think I might be a little in lust with Lena Headley.
I am a huge Coen fan so I will definitely check out “Burn After Reading.”
Um, I think “Yes YOU FOOL!” is probably accurate. 😉
And here I was all down and out because I wasn’t recognized in your top 8. Thank goodness I didn’t go out and pout because I got some linky love in the next paragraph. Thanks, man.
avitable – No problem. And I think you’ll like the movie.
dave2 – All blogs are humorous with cool characters? Don’t we all wish.
kris – I think you will like Burn After Reading. Malkovich’s character is top notch. Plus there’s a funny Mormon reference at the beginning that most people should get (especially those that know Utah culture). Terminator kicks ass, literally. And smart move on Weeds. I’ve got Seasons 1, 2 and 3 on Blu-Ray now. Need to sit down and get a refresher on Season 3.
b.e. earl – I can see why lust for Lena would be in order. Of course, lust over Summer Glau is another thing.
dagny – It’s got that Coen touch to the movie that leaves you surprised, but satisfied.
hilly – I could just picture you saying something like that, even though I’ve never met you in person. But watching those video blog posts with Karl made me picture that phrase coming from you.
nilsa – I know… it was so hard to pick only 7. I guess I could have been like Winter and added an 8th to the list. But I added a feature to my blog, as you requested. That’s better than an award, IMO.
Thanx! And I got two mentions (the award and the blackberry commenting thing). I’m leaving *this* comment with my blackberry, sitting at a stop sign.
For tv stuff, I stay away from reviews. I fear I’m too easily swayed so I just watch stuff on my own.
whall – So nice to fit in commenting on blogs when sitting at a stop sign… (which I rarely do on my scooter).
I try not to have any reviews sway my interest, so I like to read them after I watched the show. That’s the angle I’m going to be putting into my TV writings.
Yay. Why thank you sir. I too love me some Sarah Connor Chronicles. Love that show. Can’t wait to go see Burn After Reading.
I can’t wait to see Burn. I’m dying for it because I keep hearing it’s akin to the Lebowski, O Brother Coen films as opposed to the No Country route they take on occasion. I much prefer their quirky stuff (although I didn’t care much for Fargo).
You’re welcome, Marty! I love coming here to see what’s up with the scooter or peruse your random stuff. It’s always a breath of fresh relaxing air here!
kevin – You are most welcome. Just finished watching the newest episode tonight. Hoping to see how the story progresses.
kapgar – Your welcome. I didn’t mind Fargo, especially with Frances McDormand and William H Macy.
winter – A breath of fresh relaxing air? Wow. Thank you.
Thanks for the award! I seriously think it’s the first time in nearly five years of blogging that I’ve received one of these type things.
brandon – Wow…. 5 years and no award… Glad I could help you out.
Ooohh, Burn looks good. Glad to know it is worth it. I can’t wait to go!
beth – If you have seen any Coen Brothers pic before, you’ll enjoy this movie.
Thanks for the award!
We really enjoyed Burn After Reading! It reminded me more of their other movies than No Country for Old Men.
kilax – Your welcome. And yes, the story and how the movie played out was more like films previous to No Country For Old Men.