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23 February 2010 @ 06:50 pm
the god of my idolatry  
I'm sure you've all heard the saying, "If you want something done, ask a busy person." It's sort of true in my case. (THIS IS NOT AN INVITATION.) When I'm studying, I manage to also read about 100 pages of whatever book I'm on AND watch films or TV shows. Note that these are never actually on TV. I loathe TV, the way it chains you to a particular time and then makes you watch ads about fast-food and cleaning products that ALWAYS feature women and NEVER feature men. The revolution WILL be televised ... if anyone makes a law demanding equal representation from the sexes on those stupid ads.

ANYWAY THAT WAS NOT MY POINT. I want to talk about:



I've only seen the first ep SO DO NOT SPOIL ME BIATCHES.

The J.Lo thing made me laugh so hard I thought I was going to aspirate my own saliva.

You are never going to convince me to side with hired killers in their plight regarding lack of equipment to kill people. I think it is totally CORRECT that civilians should have better cars than KILLERS. (One day I am going to meet an army person and they will say I AM IN THE ARMY and I will say SO YOU KILL PEOPLE FOR A LIVING and then they will shoot me. Because they're allowed to carry guns, you see.)

The analogy about America's pitbulls was interesting, but didn't the journalist buying them batteries sort of negate that?

I spent the entire time trying to figure out who Nate and Brad were. I was predictably disappointed; I want Brad/the dude what burned himself with an expresso maker.

That said, it's the best thing I've watched since True Blood. Whee!!!
 
 
 
no detectable ambition: ray's faaaaacecmonkatiekatie on February 23rd, 2010 07:19 pm (UTC)
Oh yay! Generation kill seems to be popping up a lot on my flist these days! I too desire Brad/ the dude who burnt his face with the espresso maker who is called Ray. There is a tiny bit of it, but there needs to be much much more.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 24th, 2010 06:56 pm (UTC)
THERE REALLY DOES. I have already done my bit :D.
...: [Misc] Bookschowburger on February 23rd, 2010 07:39 pm (UTC)
I could never work up any enthusiasm for Generation Kill. Granted, I've never actually seen any of it, but it looked a bit annoying from the trailer. Oh, but have you ever seen Band of Brothers? It's a really great show.

Also, still jealous of your media consumption abilities.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 24th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
The reason I'm watching it is trolleys' art and the fact that Eric from True Blood is in it. I miiiiiight be tempted to watch BoB afterwards, but. I'm not sure. This one is very HBO-y, which is always a good thing when it comes to American television.

I guess this is why I don't get a boyfriend? :D?
Rinaveryshortlist on February 23rd, 2010 08:36 pm (UTC)
Generation Kill!!!! <3

When do you find the time to sleep?
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 24th, 2010 06:45 pm (UTC)
Between the hours of midnight and six or seven am, usually! I kind of do walk around in a haze most of the time, though. :D
Rinaveryshortlist on February 24th, 2010 07:12 pm (UTC)
Ahh, that seems healthy. :)
the claw-foot Lady: [brad/ray] what gives thissoftlyforgotten on February 23rd, 2010 10:56 pm (UTC)
OH MY GOD YOU'RE WATCHING IT. OH RACHEL YOU'VE MADE ME SO HAPPY. LET'S JUST TALK ABOUT IT FOR THE REST OF ALL TIME OKAY.

*waves around icon of Brad/the dude what burned himself with an expresso maker (what is also my favourite)*
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 24th, 2010 06:54 pm (UTC)
OKAY!
I WILL WATCH IT AS FAST AS HUMANELY POSSIBLE! Only I also want to make it last longer. OH THE HUMANITY.

I just watched the end of the second episode (and I will have to make a post to make someone explain to me what ARE Marines and officers and why they all have to have two names). I started thinking about this:

Brad got grumpy when he was woken up. It was a pretty ridiculous trait to have in the Marines, where you were expected to sleep and wake at the drop of a hat (or maybe a bomb). Ray figured it was some left-over trait from civilian life. Maybe when Brad was in high school, he was one of those kids who had to be pulled out of bed by the blankets. Ray was a morning person, himself.

They see the lost officer within five minutes, stumbling back towards camp doing up his pants. A flash of mortar fire momentarily lights up Brad's face. It's pretty stony, but Ray thinks he can see a flicker of muscle that means Brad is rolling his eyes.

"Thought we'd be out here longer," sighed Ray. "Fucking officers. They can't even get lost properly."

"Why exactly did you want to stay out here?" Brad made it sound as if their encampment was actually different from, and maybe better than, the miles of dry scree that surrounded it. It wasn't.

"I brought this." Ray grinned and slapped a skin mag against Brad's chest. Brad granted it a brief glance.

"I can't see it," he said. "And if you think you're lighting a torch with all that anti-personnel fire over there -"

"Oh." Ray was only momentarily deflated. "Huh, well. We could - help each other out. You know?"

"No," said Brad. Flatly.

"Hey, it's not gay if you're in Eye-raq!"
the claw-foot Lady: [ray] say say my playmatesoftlyforgotten on February 26th, 2010 02:02 pm (UTC)
Re: OKAY!
Oh my goddddddddddd, yes. RAY, AH, I LOVE HIM SO MUCH I CAN'T EVEN. This is perfect ♥
girl; obsessed: other - internet high fivecomplications_g on February 24th, 2010 01:57 am (UTC)
I tried it out a few weeks ago because I kept seeing Brad/Nate around, and then I wanted all the Brad/Ray too! Ray is ridiculously and obnoxiously charming.

And it has the dude from Oz in it! This made me happy. :D
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 24th, 2010 06:55 pm (UTC)
AND CUTE. LET'S NOT FORGET CUTE. I mean, Nate is cute too, but he and Brad have no fire! At least not yet. Plus, two blondes together is boring.

I do not know that guy of which you speak but \o/! For me it has the guy with the awesome glasses. I so would.
girl; obsessed: other - purple bootscomplications_g on February 26th, 2010 08:47 am (UTC)
YES, VERY CUTE. ...I wouldn't exactly call Nate blond though.

He's the journalist. I just love when I recognise people from things, especially awesome things. :D
real men love discotakkatakkatakka on February 24th, 2010 10:43 pm (UTC)
I loathe TV, the way it chains you to a particular time and then makes you watch ads about fast-food and cleaning products that ALWAYS feature women and NEVER feature men

very much reminded me of this:



hee hee and sigh.



(generation kill! it fucked with my head but in an awesome awesome way.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on February 24th, 2010 11:32 pm (UTC)
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THIS.

We could change the world, if only someone would let me censor TV ads!!!
Zilch. Zero. Nothing. Nada.inmyth on March 8th, 2010 04:18 pm (UTC)
Hey, I'm gate-crashing your thread a bit, but...

The tags for The Road Less Travelled don't work ;-; and I haven't been on LJ for possibly years so I'm not sure if you took them off or what.

I'd really appreciate your help ~ <3