Christopher Pratt (cpratt) wrote,
Christopher Pratt

Random dumbness

At the Experience Music Project last Friday night, I had a look at their extensive Bob Dylan show, "Bob Dylan's American Journey 1956-1966." One of the exhibits talked briefly about D. A. Pennebaker's film Don't Look Back, and went on to explain that Bob Dylan had worked with Pennebaker again, which led him to create a film called Eat the Document, which [according to the curators at the EMP] established Dylan as an auteur every bit as talented as Jean-Luc Godard.

Let's see. Dylan makes an unfinished 54-minute film that never saw commercial release... and it's as good as, oh, Alphaville or La Chinoise. Would you agree that this is a fair assessment?

Last weekend, I briefly saw a screen on the TV that said "Best Movie Musical or Comedy" [I've since figured out that this is the Golden Globes we're talking about here]. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind was listed as one of the nominees. As you may recall, this is a movie that reduces me to uncontrollable, racking sobs. I can't remember any musical numbers, and I don't think the movie was a comedy... did I miss something here? If Jim Carrey is in a movie, does it automatically make it a comedy? has been telling me for a few hours that I can't place an order for a new washer and dryer because "[their] special delivery system could not be found." Oddly enough, the site used to work fine when it was running on Microsoft Commerce Server - but IBM convinced them last summer that they need to spend a couple hundred million dollars to "upgrade" to some Java solution. [I'm using Firefox, BTW, so there's no way I can blame Microsoft for their site sucking so hard.]

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