24 April 2010

Pop Culture, Thoughts And BS This Week

As you all know I love Whitney Matheson and her blog POP Candy which you can find here.  This week she wrote about Coal Miner's Daughter and revealed that she never knew Beverly D'Angelo sang all her own vocals as Patsy Cline, which is impressive.  I have to watch this movie whenever it comes on.  There is something about Sissy Spacek, especially in this role, that I can't take my eyes off of.  Maybe it's the voice - that accent gets me every time.  Sissy Spacek is always a little bit the coal miner's daughter in every role she plays.

Johnny Depp starts filming Pirates 4 in Hawaii this summer.  I already can't wait.  The first one blew me away and the second and third did not let up as comical, adventurous entertainment.  Sure, staring at Keira Knightley for two hours is nice (she and Orlando Bloom are skipping the fourth installment) but the movies were compulsively watchable.

Can I be for racial profiling and not be considered a racist?  The famous old-school Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is in trouble with the Obama administration (among others) for his racial profiling of illegal immigrants and subsequent enforcement of immigration law.  What is wrong with this?  Should he check the citizenship status of every driver regardless of their color when 99.8% of the Arizonan illegals are Mexicans?  It smacks common sense in the face. 

I watched American Beauty again last night.  Every time I watch this movie I am inspired to make changes in my life: hit the weights, drink protein shakes, quit my job, hit on my daughter's hot teen-age friend.  Okay, I don't have a daughter, but I was reminded of the great movie Office Space while I was thinking about this movie.  Like Peter says, "We weren't meant to spend our lives this way!"  Life is always right there waiting to be lived and sometimes we forget that, which reminds me of a girl named Vicky that I used to go out with.  Sure, she was gorgeous in an All-American cheerleader type way, and we were blessed with some beautiful April weather to start our relationship, but we had fun!  When you have a new love every day is an adventure.  Life should be lived like that all the time. 

Have you seen the amazing photos of an outer universe by the Hubble telescope? They're prettier than Keira Knightley.  I think we should spend more time in space.  Growing up shortly after the moon landing, when space was there to be explored, the stars and the universe still hold mystery for me.  Just as life should be lived as an adventure as often as possible, so should we lay on our backs and watch the stars when we get the chance.

Tell me that isn't the coolest thing you've ever seen.

Ok that's it for now.

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