As seems to be customary for me, I will start this post with a thing that I want:
Isn’t that nifty? One of the things holding me back from purchasing it (the other is my near-negative bank account balance) is the fact that, like every other paranoid iPhone owner on the planet, I keep mine in a case. My case, although it has a very cutting-edge kickstand (amazing what you can get for $5 on eBay!), does not have the perfectly smooth back required to mount the phone to the Oona. But. If it DID, imagine! I could have a GPS on my windsheild, a recipe book my counter, and a vibration-alert absorber on my desk. Cool. People are so smart.
Seinfeldian rant alert!
WHAT is the DEAL with IMDb?
I know that it’s been new for quite some time (wow, September 2010? Sheesh, didn’t know it had been THAT long), and I know that there are extensions for viewing it like the old version. But. My non-Intel work computer (I heard that gasp… I know.), among MANY other limitations, cannot install Chrome (or most modern Safari extensions), and as I was trying to find the name of that Nathan Lane/Robin Williams movie where they have that nightclub in Miami and the parents are coming to visit (The Birdcage, thank you very much Google), I was visited anew with frustration over the new interface. I’m not generally rife with technological handicaps, but for the LIFE of me, I could not find an option to select anywhere to see ALL of Nathan Lane’s film appearances (and there are a lot!). Thus, my hatred of NewIMDb has sprung anew, much like the budding magnolias outside of Piscataqua Savings Bank. They’re really pretty, by the way.
WHICH brings me to my next point (point?). The trees in Goodwin Park on Islington Street are about to be GORGEOUS in another few days. It’s on my “HAVE to, HAVE to” list to go and shoot them just as soon as the buds open a weeeeee bit more and it’s not so windy I will freeze my digits pushing a camera button (today would have been great for that, actually… huh…). I also just realized that there are really no good online representations of that park. Challenge accepted. That’ll go into my NEW PROJECT list…
One more thing.
I will be starting a City Council page on the site. I go to all the meetings, I take copious notes, and really the only thing I put out there as a result are some quippy tweets about the proceedings… so I’m going to toss up my thoughts in a blog post on another page as a big YOU’RE WELCOME to the Portsmouth Residents who can’t make the meetings due to working. Or napping. Or forgetting that they are going on… I’ve also set up a Twitter account, @cc03801 for the tweets, so I don’t go bombarding everyone’s newsfeed unless they follow that account as well. So there.
Go forth and frolick in the springtime sun (unless, you know, it hails where you are like it did randomly here this morning…)
— Melanie Burger (@melsieburger) March 28, 2012
What the hail?
— selachance (@selachance) March 28, 2012
You lose 4 points for having to look up The Birdcage, and an additional 4 3/4 points for not knowing its predecessor, La Cage aux Folles.
Rats, that puts me at -8.75! I am aware of its predecessor, although I’ve not seen it. Judging from your comment, I take it you recommend the original?
We all have our struggles… sometimes my brain just refuses to retrieve information.
I’ll give 2 1/2 points back for knowing of La Cage, and I do recommend it. I saw the Douglas Hodge & Kelsey Grammer production the summer before last. Harvey Fierstein, who wrote the book, replaced Hodge as Albin (Nathan Lane’s role in The Birdcage) about a year ago.