Day 91: Red (2010)


I always wonder how music programs “randomize” their shuffle setting. I ask this because I have spent the last hour arguing with grooveshark.com. Apparently, the site really, really, really wants me to listen to “Down Under” by Men at Work. Just to nip a few questions in the bud: yes, I did put that song on my queue of my own free will; yes, it was because I saw the song featured in an episode of Scrubs and have had it stuck in my head ever since; and no, I have nothing against listening to this song in moderation (moderation!!!). Grooveshark thinks otherwise. Typically I set my playlist on shuffle to enjoy all of my quirky music from “The Safety Dance” to “Jolene” and from the Glee soundtrack to William Elliott Whitmore (and anything in between or too eccentric to fall into a genre) in a random order. This way, it is like a little surprise each time a song comes on. However, the site believes my day would be better off if I listened to “Down Under” multiple times. I click “skip” only to have the song “randomly” play every third time. So bizarre. And here I was, all ready to write a brilliant review of Red, but I have a Men at Work song stuck in my head. Sigh.

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Day 13: Unbreakable (2000) — I prefer to call it by its German title, Unzerbrechlich (it’s a bit easier to say)


I always thought if I was offered the choice of one super power, I would choose the ability to teleport. No more waiting in lines at the airport, sitting in traffic, or frantically trying to find my travel shampoo bottle that meets the 3 ounce requirement. I could visit my family on a whim—instantly skipping the thousand mile trek via plane, train, or automobile. If I wanted, I could see all of the New Wonders of the World (imagine that being said with the dramatic echo effect) in a single day and still have time to take the dog for a walk when I returned. Life would be sweet. Sure, occasionally  I may be called upon to help if the need arose, but I would gladly assist (as long as it wasn’t on weekends or holidays– you have to set limits with these things or people will walk all over you).

 

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