2016年5月12日 星期四

Nonsense That Fills My Head on a Wednesday




I. Items, Ideas, Thoughts That I was Actually Preoccupied with This Week (At Least Some of the Time)

A. I thought Captain America: Civil War was just okay.  It was really, really long and it felt really, really long.  I think the movie would have worked better if the big airport fight and the last fight in Siberia had been combined.  As it was, the airport fight felt like the end of the movie, and the last fight was a letdown by comparison.

B. I'm taking a mini-break from reading books, and I've transitioned into comic books for the time being.  A lot of the Marvel and DC stuff is crap (no big surprise there), but the big companies do have a few interesting titles.  There are some good independent comics as well.  "Monstress" and "Saga" are two of my favorites.

C. X-Men: Apocalypse will be coming out next week.  Not all that excited about the movie, but hey it's something to do.  Actress Olivia Munn recently stated that she chose playing Psylocke over playing Deadpool's love interest because there was more "character development" in store for Psylocke.  Never mind the fact that Deadpool's girlfriend had ten times more screen time than Psylocke will ever have in any X-Men movie.  Also never mind that Psylocke spends her days fighting bad guys in a bikini.

D. I've given up on the idea of wearing pants to work.  I was giving it the old college try, but then I realized that I'm not in college anymore.  It's fu*&ing hot right now, and pants would be unbearable. 

E. Going to spend some of this weekend seeing all the Tom Cruise movies I haven't seen before.  I'll be starting from 1981's Endless Love, and working my way up to 2012's Rock of Ages.  I think there are about five movies in his filmography that I haven't seen, and only one of them is likely to be any good.  Of course I've already seen the really famous ones, so I'll be working my way through his least popular films. 

F. I'll probably go out drinking with some guys tomorrow.  Or if I publish this later than tomorrow, I've probably gone out drinking with some guys last Friday.  I feel like I haven't been to a bar in ages, and it would be nice to catch up with some people.

G. I often think that people are just mammals pretending not to be mammals.  We like to pretend we're more complicated than we are.

H. Since last week I've been wanting that Yona Yona Ale they sell at 7-11.  It's pretty close to an IPA, though the flavor isn't as well rounded as I would like.  It's also not cheap.  Maybe I'll go drink some more of it tomorrow.  Or, if I publish this later than tomorrow, maybe I will have gone to drink some more of it last Friday.

I. Triathlons this Saturday and Sunday.  I'm going to the Olympic distance on Sunday.  On my way home I'll probably swing by the Royal Queena Hotel and ask about my accessories, since nothing's come in the mail yet.  I should also stop by the Taitung County Government building.  I was told that I actually did get the job, and there are papers for me to sign.

J. I was recently very close to condemning someone as socially awkward... until I realized that by doing so I was being just as socially awkward as he is.  None of us are that well-adjusted after all.  Some are just better at ignoring the awkward moments, or failing to see that they exist.  I suppose this is just another way of saying that some people are more empathic than others.

K. "A" is thinking about moving to the States with his son for a year.  It would be weird not to have him around.  I get why he wants to do it, but it would be weird. 


II. Items, Ideas, Thoughts That I was Not Actually Preoccupied with This Week

A. The upcoming release of any major film not superhero-related.  Although I do want to see two other films: Miles Ahead and High-Rise.  Those two films, however, probably won't be released in Taiwan.

B.  Any upcoming apocalyptic/cataclysmic/catastrophic comic book crossover events.  I got my fill with Marvel's Secret Wars and the earlier Ultimatum, both of which I read last week.

C. Whatever the X-Men film after Apocalypse is going to be.  Deadpool aside, I think that movie franchise is running out of ideas.

D. Wearing pants to work.

E. The idea of a Rock of Ages sequel.  I've also had my fill of bad 80s hair metal songs.  Poison, Bon Jovi, and who knows what else.  That movie had every song I despised during that decade.  Made me want to break out the old Black Sabbath albums.

F. Hanging out with certain people.  Some personalities conflict, and I have come to realize that I just shouldn't be around certain people.

G. Whether people are more like reptiles than mammals.  That really doesn't make any sense.  Reptiles, man?  People aren't born inside of eggs!

H. Whether Budweiser was better left as "Budweiser" or whether it's new name, "America" is/was a good idea.  Of course it's a good idea.  Just look at their target demographic.  That s&%t is genius!

I. Going to any more triathlons in the near future.  I'm done man.  I'm really done.  I'd like to ride my bike to Hualien City though.

J. Whether or not I'm going to be reassigned to another school next year.  I know I'm not.  They want me where I am, and I suppose that's a good thing.

K. Existentialism.  I tried in college, but honestly.  Can you prove to me that existentialism exists?



III. Items, Ideas, Thoughts That I Might Actually be Preoccupied with Next Week (At Least Some of the Time)

A. Money.

B. The respect of my peers.

C. Sex.

D. Death.

E. Pizza. 

F. Work.

G. The future.

H. Travel.

I. Bicycling.

J. Drinks.

K. Movies.



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