Sean's Movie Meme

So, I guess the thing is to BOLD the ones you've seen and UNDERLINE the ones you own in any media.  "Any media".  Like I have a 70mm reel of This is Spinal Tap in my basement.


1. Pulp Fiction (1994)
2. The Lord of the Rings trilogy (2001-03)
3. Titanic (1997)
4. Blue Velvet (1986)
5. Toy Story (1995)
6. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
7. Hannah and Her Sisters (1986)
8. The Silence of the Lambs (1991)
9. Die Hard (1988)
10. Moulin Rouge (2001)
11. This Is Spinal Tap (1984)
12. The Matrix (1999)
13. GoodFellas (1990)
14. Crumb (1995)
15. Edward Scissorhands (1990)
16. Boogie Nights (1997)
17. Jerry Maguire (1996)
18. Do the Right Thing (1989)
19. Casino Royale (2006)
20. The Lion King (1994)
21. Schindler's List (1993)
22. Rushmore (1998)
23. Memento (2001)
25. Shrek (2001)
26. Hoop Dreams (1994)
27. Aliens (1986)

28. Wings of Desire (1988)
29. The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
30. When Harry Met Sally... (1989)
31. Brokeback Mountain (2005)
32. Fight Club (1999)
33. The Breakfast Club (1985)
34. Fargo (1996)
35. The Incredibles (2004)
36. Spider-Man 2 (2004)
37. Pretty Woman (1990)
38. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)
39. The Sixth Sense (1999)
40. Speed (1994)
41. Dazed and Confused (1993)
42. Clueless (1995)
43. Gladiator (2000)
44. The Player (1992)
45. Rain Man (1988)
46. Children of Men (2006)
47. Men in Black (1997)
48. Scarface (1983)
49. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000)
50. The Piano (1993)
51. There Will Be Blood (2007)
52. The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad (1988)
53. The Truman Show (1998)
54. Fatal Attraction (1987)
55. Risky Business (1983)
56. The Lives of Others (2006)
57. There’s Something About Mary (1998)
58. Ghostbusters (1984)
59. L.A. Confidential (1997)
60. Scream (1996)
61. Beverly Hills Cop (1984)
62. sex, lies and videotape (1989)
63. Big (1988)
64. No Country For Old Men (2007)
65. Dirty Dancing (1987)
66. Natural Born Killers (1994)
67. Donnie Brasco (1997)
68. Witness (1985)
69. All About My Mother (1999)
70. Broadcast News (1987)
71. Unforgiven (1992)
72. Thelma & Louise (1991)
73. Office Space (1999)
74. Drugstore Cowboy (1989)
75. Out of Africa (1985)
76. The Departed (2006)
77. Sid and Nancy (1986)
78. Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)
79. Waiting for Guffman (1996)
80. Michael Clayton (2007)
81. Moonstruck (1987)
82. Lost in Translation (2003)
83. Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987)
84. Sideways (2004)
85. The 40 Year-Old Virgin (2005)
86. Y Tu Mamá También (2002)
87. Swingers (1996)
88. Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997)
89. Breaking the Waves (1996)
90. Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
91. Back to the Future (1985)
92. Menace II Society (1993)
93. Ed Wood (1994)
94. Full Metal Jacket (1987)
95. In the Mood for Love (2001)
96. Far From Heaven (2002)
97. Glory (1989)
98. The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)
99. The Blair Witch Project (1999)
100. South Park: Bigger Longer & Uncut (1999) 

Now, some of these I used to own, but we sold our VHS collection when the Last VCR died.  So I gotta replace a bunch of movies with DVD it seems.

Also, there might be one more, but for some reason this list is missing # 24.

Writing is annoying me.

I've got four chapters of my book done...ish. I keep getting awesome feedback from my readers ( occurs to me that I don't know if they're on LJ or not. Well, if you are...WHOO YOU! Y'all dost rocketh!) so there is the process of going back, fixing the stupid shit I should have caught the first time (beginning was SO rushed it's not even remotely funny) and so on.

That is not what is annoying me.

What is annoying me is the inevitable "What's next?" process for every chapter. I wait days and days, write and erase, write and erase, fumble through the fog...and it is like fumbling through fog because it's always a bit at a time comes to me. For instance in chapter five (not yet written) I know my Dauntless Heroes will encounter a [thing] and probably [another thing] and, I think, will end up [place]. It's all the stuff in between...including in between the end of chapter four and the first encounter with [thing].

So I'm just venting spleen here. I know there are other authors and such on my flist...y'all have this problem?
  • Current Mood
    aggravated aggravated

Open invitation to customer service folk!

Ever worked customer service (phones, waiting tables, behind a counter...whatever)? Ever snap and wreak horrible, bloody...or just small and petty...vengeance upon a customer or manager/supervisor?

Wanna tell the world?

Post your CS Revenge story here, or mail it to me at I'm collecting stories for a series of essays that may, hopefully, be included in a book someday.

Hit me, folks.

(No "apocryphal" tales, no "friend of a friend of a friend's cousin's roommate's uncle once told me..." stories. Stories should be something you did or actually witnessed. Identities will be changed to protect the guilty, as well as company names. Any questions or reservations, you can also contact me about them at the above address.)


The Internet May Be God

...or A God. Or, perhaps, trillions of little gods in the forms of ones and zeroes.


So, last night I howl my misery into the Silicon Infinite Void.

Today I get a call from a placement service.

At long last, the siege may be lifting. I just might have a job.

I don't know yet, so I'm holding off from counting any poultry. But I got my first call back in months!

So, happy. Also, a little spooked.

Anyone who knows me, knows I'm not the most religious person in the world. There's a stubborn core of humanist in me that refuses to let me pray. I have resolutely refused to bend my knee in supplication to an Invisible Figure or Figures.

The day after I break down and sob into the machine, I get a call.

Did I inadvertently pray to the Internet?

And did the Internet respond?

Possibly. Maybe. I DON'T CARE! I may have a job!

So cross your fingers, friends and countrymen.

And, uh...thank you, Internet. I promise I will donate some portion of my first paycheck to whatever cause or charity that Allyson or the Buffistas may be sponsoring at that time.

Just in case.


1. How old do you wish you were?
Somewhere around 900 years or so. After that long I figure I'm not stopping, right?

2. Where were you when 9/11 happened?
Home. Then work. Then home again.

3. What do you do when vending machines steal your money?
Shake them until they submit and give me either food or cash.

4. Do you consider yourself kind?

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