Thursday, May 08, 2008

Tales of Undisputed Interest

I'm An Ass
I once tried to convince a friend that her live-in boyfriend was writing checks to a brothel. She was going through their checkbook and found a couple entries listed as "Kermit's House". I immediately told her it was a brothel in nearby Tonganoxie. I had a crush on her and wanted her to dump the guy. I almost had her convinced but then she did the smart thing and asked her boyfriend. His explanation was it was a way for them to keep money in the account: listing a fake withdrawl therefore you think the money is not there. I still tried but ultimately failed. Ah well, c'est la vie.

Workplace Comedy
Have you ever seen the sitcom NewsRadio? Andy Dick plays the character Matthew Brock, a clumsy, naive spaz who wrecks havoc on the office every week. There's a guy I work with who reminds me of Andy Dick. To me, he is a spaz--although not as clumsy. He makes weird gestures and talks all the time and, like Andy Dick, is probably on drugs. He also wears weird clothes that normally would make you quirky but instead makes him look like a dork. I hate spazes (sp?).

Gonna Sue Me Too?
I think J.K. Rowling is a bitch. How many people has she sued for using unauthorized versions of her characters? Maybe I'm just not looking deep into this because I don't know how it feels but it seems as if Rowling, Scholastic and Warner Bros have spent as much time suing people as they have writing books, publishing books and making movies. I see the point of wanting to protect your creation--which are essentially your children but I feel that if the Republic of China want to publish a horrible version of Harry Potter called Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk-Up-To-Dragon, then let them. 98% of the world know it's not authorized.