Monday, October 23, 2006

two similar movies at the same time

Hollywood is at it again:

"The Illusionist" and "The Prestige" are both recently released movies. They both feature magicians as their main characters. Does this seem weird to anyone else? This wouldn't seem as weird to me if magician films were common, but I am not remembering any magic movies. Here are the synopses; you guess which one is which.

"(Famous director) directs this mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences."

"Set in turn-of-the-centuy Vienna, this supernatural mystery combines romance, politics and magic."

Which one is it? Further investigation reveals that one of them appears to be about two rival magicians, while the other one is a rivalry between a politician and a magician.

This bothers me a little bit. I wonder which film is the hack.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

the following is a shameless plug

What: Humor U Show (the new BYU Stand-up Comedy Club)

When: Oct. 27th, 8:00-9:30pm

Where: Maeser Building Auditorium

Why: Because laughing feels good


(plus I'll be performing a few bits)

Thursday, October 19, 2006

check out a post...

at the fake news site:

Friday, October 06, 2006

nice weather in oakland

I'm aware that everyone will scream that I'm a fair-weather-fan for cheering for the Oakland Athletics. I'm normally a Chicago White Sox fan, and I'm aware of the bitterness between the GM of the Chisox and Frank "the Big Hurt" Thomas. However, I've always cheered for Frank. I had a t-shirt as a child with Robin Ventura, Frank Thomas, and Time Raines on it ("Triple Threat"). I saw the Tigers in Detroit mostly because I wanted to see him with my own eyes (which I did).

It's unfortunate that Frank and the White Sox can't be together, for my benefit; I understand that sometimes relations get screwed up. People become enemies, and that's horrible, but it happens to the best of us. The Chisox got their sugar last year. To make it sweeter for the As, Frank doesn't have a history of performing in the post season.

So, let me just say congrats to Frank Thomas and the Oakland Athletics. You guys sure weren't the favorites, but you overcame the odds. I'll be excited to see you guys compete in the ALCS. I hate the Yankees, so I'm hoping to see Tigers vs. As.