Monday, October 06, 2008


Okay, for those of you who need your Sarah Palin fix, look no further.

SNL's interpretation of the VP debate, with Queen Latifah as Gwen Ifill. If you haven't watched it yet, you should. It's hilarious and very accurate.

The Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart. All roads lead to "OMG! You're such a good debater!" Plus, I love flow charts.

In other news, I had a fun birthday weekend. Friday night I was in a crap mood and fighting off a cold, so I made some tea, camped out on the couch, and watched All About Eve, the classic 1950's film starring Bette Davis as a star actress who takes in a devoted fan (Eve) who turns out to be far more conniving and ambitious than she originally appears. It's fantastic! I haven't been so keen on classic films ever since I watched Citizen Kane, which despite the fact that it's commonly lauded as the Best Film Ever, is fucking boring as shit. Seriously. All About Eve, on the other hand, features fine performances, a simple plot, and a group of characters who are both believable and interesting. It's even got young Marilyn Monroe. Also, as opposed to Citizen Kane, the female characters had actual personalities! Bette Davis is great in All About Eve, and now maybe when I hear her name I'll think of something other than this Eddie Murphy skit.

Saturday night, I ate some very spicy and delicious Indian food with friends and then ended up going out to a bar for beers, billiards, Buck Hunter, and jukebox fun. A worthy celebration indeed.

Tomorrow, I have another thesis committee meeting, so cross your fingers for me. Every time these come around, I always think to myself "Well, there's no possible way it can be worse than the last time." and then discover that yes, yes it can be worse. So, although I've done the experiments and I feel adequately prepared, I've set my expectations low and watched Red face his parole board for inspiration.


jay said...

Some old movies are really fun.. especially, although not as old, the 70's disaster flicks like The Posideon Adventure and The Towering Inferno...
Roman Holiday has always been one of my favorite movies, can't go wrong with Audrey Hepburn..

MaRiA said...

Good luck tomorrow Eileen!

Nitsirk said...

Good luck! Committee meetings are the worst. I hope it goes ok.