Monday, December 28, 2009

More Dead Young Cute People

There's another one. ANOTHER ONE. This one's called "Frozen." Three people take the last ride on the ski lift on a Sunday night, when no one will be back until Friday, and it gets stuck too high for them to jump, and the temperatures are goin' DOWN. Oh, yeah, and wolves. There are wolves. Frostbite. Astonishingly, no one gets their tongue stuck to anything.

Idiots in jeopardy. Or is it rude people in jeopardy? (there appears to be some good reason for these youngsters to be abandoned by the guy controlling the ski lift - they were, um, rude-ish)

Has this happened? Can it happen? Could someone please point me in the direction of newspaper info on this subject? I live near a bunch of ski areas, and one hears about people wandering off in the wilderness, or getting caught by avalanches while snowshoeing (which is, of course, the only winter sport I am currently doing). But I've never heard of anyone being "left behind" as it were on a ski lift.

Come on people: "Closed For Christmas". I'm waiting. I need to see this movie. But I don't want it made by the idiots who do "Meet the Spartans" or "Scary Movie 4." It needs to be done by someone who knows how to make it funny but not stupid.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Legal Folderol

This came via a layered set of sources. Cory Doctorow of bOINGbOING fame blogged about the Comical Case Names on the website, Lowering the Bar.

Linked next to that is, of course, the Case Law Hall of Fame. These are all PDFs that will download to your computer, should you have the sterner stuff required to get through them.

Personal favorite so far is Fisher V Lowe, which begins thusly:
A wayward Chevy struck a tree
Whose owner sued defendants three.
He sued car's owner, driver too,
And insurer for what was due
For his oak tree that now may bear
A lasting need for tender care.

I mean. Come on. (Almost) the whole damn thing is written this way.

Monday, December 7, 2009


It finally happened. My name is in the Internet Movie Database (IMDb for short) for a real flick. Now all that has to happen is for someone other than the director and all his best friends to see it, and then perhaps other movies can be made.

The movie is called "Sans Vie", and I am currently listed under Film Editing, Sound and Visual Effects.

Never thought I'd make it.