April 4th, 2008

Jason Isaacs

Let me see. Red hair...vacant expressions...tatty, second-hand books...you must be the Weasleys.

So I've been thinking a lot about the Mormons...the young, short-sleeved, collared-shirt wearing stooges have been continuing to solicit the residents of my complex.

Our neighbor Anthony even let them in and is apparently going to one of their events/meetings/whatevers. Crazy.

But it made me wonder about religions as a whole. Could you imagine if a Muslim knocked on your door and said he had a message from Allah? Selling religion door-to-door is just ridiculous.

Aside from that, though, I was thinking about general understanding of not only religion, but of social, cultural, political, economic differences in the world as a whole. Now, I try to learn a little about something before I decide that it's crazy and use it as fodder for hilarious rants and anecdotes. But I feel most people don't. How may people boycotting the Beijing Olympics know anything about Asian history, specifically that of Communism in China (or anything about communism at all) and the situation with Tibet?

I don't really have a point here, I just wish people would try to educate themselves. Perhaps that's what my neighbor Anthony is doing...getting some first-hand experience. I think I'll stick with the internet as a source for my broadband information.

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In a more shameful note, right now I am watching The Tuxedo, that horrendously terrible Jackie Chan movie. "Why?" you may be asking yourselves.

Because of the toe-curlingly amazing Jason Isaacs. (And the "toe curling" wasn't an exaggeration. His character started to speak and my toes got a mind of their own.)

He's just so beautiful and has that amazing accent and, dear god, those eyes.

I'll probably end up forwarding past every scene in the movie that doesn't have him in it, but it's so totally worth it.

Edit: Turns out his character goes into a coma within the first half-hour. Dammit. Maybe he'll come back later in the movie. Either way, it's making it a lot faster to get through this...especially on 3x fast forward.
Keira - Atonement

Only the deepest love will persuade me into matrimony which is why I shall end up an old maid.

My three favorite quotes from Pride & Prejudice (the Keira film version, of course) used in describing Elizabeth:

Lady Catherine de Bourgh: You give your opinion very decidedly for so young a person.
Mrs. Gardiner: Take care, my love. That savors strongly of bitterness.
Mr. Gardiner: Oh heavens, Lizzy! What a snob you are!


I mostly enjoy them because I often find them popping into my head as a way to describe myself. A bitter snob who's set in her ways...'tis me, I fear.