Movies I just watched

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Here are some movies I watched the past few days, I didn’t like any of them.

Blood Diamond
This was a movie I had been looking forward to see for some time now. When I finally got to watch it, I didn’t like it and it was mostly because of the story. The movie is trying to be real and emotional by showing the truth behind the illegal diamond industry in Africa and while all I wanted to watch was a no brainer action movie.

Little Children
Another movie I had been looking forward to see for a very long time. Sadly the trailer painted a different picture from the actual movie. Not that the movie was bad because it wasn’t. The trailer made me expect a thriller but the movie turned out to be more drama mixed in with romance.

Lonely Hearts
I watched this movie because of James Gandolfini. Since the new season of Sopranos still hasn’t started I figured I could get my dose of mob stories from Lonely Hearts. Turns out this movie had nothing to do with mobs and James Gandolfini was actually a good guy. I still gave the movie a chance but it was just boring. The whole movie is about this serial killer which might have been something dramatic back in the 1940s where the movie is based but today with shows like CSI and Dexter, serial killers is something of the norm.

Babel
Finally Babel. This movie has to be the worst of the bunch. Its trying to follow the same style as last years big hit Crash where stories come together but this time there are 4 different stories located across 3 different countries. The stories alone are nothing exciting and even in the end when they all come together it didn’t do anything for me. Crash was a whole lot better.

Now I have one more movie I want to watch today and thats Little Miss Sunshine. Hopefully it won’t be disappointing.


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Not Working Today

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Unlike Kuwaitism, I don’t have work today.


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What my dog does for fun

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Usually while watching TV my dog comes over with a tennis ball wanting me to play fetch with him. I usually throw the ball for him a bit until it starts getting really wet and then I start pushing him away. Recently I noticed he stopped coming to me to play fetch. Turns out he found another way to get entertained and it didn’t require him coming over and begging me to play with him..

What he has been doing is taking the tennis ball and going over to the edge of the stairs (I live in a duplex) and letting the ball fall down the stairs. He stands watching it fall down then once it hits the bottom he runs down, picks up the ball and goes back to the top to start all over again. Its amazing how little it takes to entertain him.


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Tea Birds

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This is a link to a strange blog called Tea Birds. All the blog has is pictures of cute girls drinking tea. [Link] #


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Two kinds of riding

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Cannondale F400

Today morning I went riding with Marzouq on the Gulf Road. The weather is great so I am trying to take advantage of it as much as I can. Other then riding my bike I am going to be taking the roof off of my Wrangler (after National Day due to foam season) and I will also be going out riding.. on my bicycle. I haven’t ridden my bike since early last year way before I got my motorbike so I figured I would start again now since the weather is good again.

I went to Ace Hardware, picked up an electric air pump and came back home to pump some air into my bicycles tires. After filling it with air I decided I would take it for a small spin around my parking lot just to see how it felt.

It felt incredibly strange. Because I now ride a motorbike, riding my bicycle just feels completely way off. The seat is uncomfortably hard, the bicycle is super light, the riding position is different and the strangest thing of all.. I have to actually PEDAL! After taking the bicycle for a few spins up and down the floors of my buildings underground parking I was exhausted and had a headache. I couldn’t even ride properly! Since my motorbike weighs around 170KG and my bicycle like 12KG I was literally throwing it around turns.

Tomorrow I am going to try riding my bicycle around Salmiya, if it turns out to be a crappy experience like today I will probably end up selling it. The whole point of the bicycle was to go urban exploring but now since I have a motorbike license I can just go get myself a dirt bike.


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I Love Hockey

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Nibaq sent me a link to this clip on YouTube from yesterdays Sabres vs Senators game. Turns out a huge fight broke out between the two teams and watching it just reminded how much I loved hockey. [YouTube]


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Beside you in time

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nine inch nails

I downloaded the new Nine Inch Nails live concert DVD yesterday called “Beside you in time”. The concert really really really kicks ass and watching it just makes me one to hop on the next plane to go watch them in concert live. When the keyboardist starts jumping on the keyboards thats when you know how good the music is! [Link]


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You know you’re a ’90s kid if…

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– You’ve ever ended a sentence with the word “PSYCHE!”

– You always wanted to send in a tape to America’s Funniest Home Videos… but never taped anything funny.

– You remember New Kids on The Block when they were cool

– You knew all the characters names and their life stories on “Saved By The Bell”

– You know the Macarena by heart.

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Flag on the loose

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flag

Rado at RatLab posted an interesting post about a large flag on the side of one of the buildings in the city that went crazy. Seems the flag got loose somehow and because it was windy it started slamming into the glass building breaking and smashing windows. The firemen ended up coming and closing down the street until they could bring the flag down. Pictures of the incident are available on RatLab. [Link]


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Spray Time

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So its this time of year again when Kuwait turns into one large foam party. I don’t mind it if some of the kids weren’t like REALLY into it.

Tonight I was waiting in traffic and some kids passed by and asked if they could spray my car. My window was closed so I figured what the hell let them have some fun. The kids started foaming my car but then one faggot starts spraying my front windshield and then lifts up my wipers. Right then the traffic light turned green and I started to drive off blindly, I turned on my wipers and it was useless and the water was barely having an effect. Finally I had to stop my car in the middle of the Gulf Road and get out to put the wipers back down because I literally couldn’t see anything in front of me.

I mean come on what the fuck? I was nice enough to let you foam my car so why the hell are you trying to kill me? This is the problem with foaming, some people really abuse it.


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