Mmm...Reese's peanut butter cups.
Also, in the world of semi-ignorant things I've heard recently, I got the following email from one of my aunts last night regarding a performance Jennifer Lopez gave on American Idol:
That was most odd of Jennifer singing that whole song in Spanish wasn't it ?? I would have thought she would do half and half for the crowd. I mean it is called "American Idol"...is what I told Andy.
Oh man. The things that bother me are like...20-fold.
Had I responded as I wanted to, I would have mentioned a) she's Latina and started her career in that genre, b) the song she was singing was entirely in Spanish...there isn't an "English version" or "half-English" version, c) the United States doesn't have an official language, d) not appreciating songs because they are in Spanish is stupid, e) assuming that no one else will appreciate it is just ignorant.
I'm sure there are more, but I decided not to respond. Because it's so not worth it.
I watched Happy Feet and it was kinda Moulin Rouge meets Footloose, but without a point. Seriously? There was no conflict resolution. AT ALL. Lame.
Final note: now that I know I'm going to have to do some sort of final thesis/research paper for my made-up major, I'm getting kinda excited about it.
My topic will most likely be something about American Art and Cinema in the 20th Century.
I'm kinda hoping that I don't have to make it much more specific or focused. I'd really rather write 50-60 pages* on a general history than 20* on a silly focus like Political Influences on American Art and Cinema of the 20th Century, or Foreign Influences, or any other sort of influences.
*I don't actually have specific requirements yet, so I'm taking a wild stab at what they might be...