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one of many subway episodes

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 24, 2009 in My Words

so friday, on a train ride to work, i had the lovely experience of sitting across from a guy with no bags or luggage, who magically produced a nail clipper from his jacket pocket.

he then proceeded to lean over his fingernails, quickly clipping them.

um whyyyy?! who actually carries around a nail clipper? i admit i was kind of disgusted.

but i was truly horrified when a few fingernail bits flew across the train at my direction. one even landed on the seat next to me! i think one even hit a woman sitting one seat over from me cause she got up and move to the other side of the train.

soon after his stop came, he folded up his nail clipper, put it back in his pocket and he got off.

who does that?!

so i was left alone for the remainder of the train ride, staring at a lone fingernail sitting on his seat.

mmm, sometimes i really miss having my own car.

 
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did you know? woah.

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 23, 2009 in My Words

i mean, i knew the world was changing at a rapid pace but even this video in itself is an example of how new information is now distributed across the world to the masses. great video. watch it.

tv is dead, all hail the internet.

 
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keep true to the dreams of thy youth.

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 11, 2009 in My Words

keep true to the dreams of thy youth.
-friedrich von schiller

as i get older and older, it just gets harder and harder, but i do because it’s what fuels my passion.

 
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watchmen film delayed???!! nooooo…

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 7, 2009 in My Words

a wonderful start to the new year is the continuing war of the movie studios over the watchmen film distribution rights. not cool. even though alan moore is not supporting the film, i still want to see it! zack snyder seems like he is making a fairly loyal adaptation of it, with more breath taking visuals. but then again, after sin city, i believe there is such a thing as being too close to the original material that it doesn’t have a life of it’s own. don’t get me wrong, i enjoyed sin city, the visuals were stunning. but frank miller’s wonderful words on the page didn’t seem to work for me in film, being spoken out loud.

as for watchmen, i still remember trying to read this monster of a graphic novel created for mature readers when i was only 11. i must admit i didn’t really comprehend all the layers of the story at that age, but it left an undeniable imprint. birth of the anti-heroes like rorschach and has influenced so many people in comics. even when i used to play world of warcraft, i named my rogue character rorschach. :P

fox winning the first ruling over distribution is awful for the scheduled release. i waited 20 years for this film, i sure hope i get to finally see it sometime this year!

 
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jcvd

Posted by Jay Ju on Jan 2, 2009 in My Words

never thought i woud ever say i seriously enjoyed a jean-claude van damme movie except for a few cheezy laughs, but here is the movie to force me to utter those words. now you don’t have to take my word for it, but i hope by me saying i was impressed will at least spark some curiosity rather than thinking i’ve lost my damn mind. the best thing that helps this movie for me is that it’s not in english. this is a french film that takes place in brussels. so not having to hear his awkward accent saying cheezy lines in english keeps it from being an unintentional joke. it’s funny, quirky, dramatic and unique. all that and it’s actually not an action film.

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