I was just watching the opening scene of X-Men
. That's gotta be one of the most intense scenes ever filmed. Who says genre films can't plumb the depths of human emotion? Rogue's first scene is pretty wrenching too. The next three films I want to see are the X-Men
sequel, the Matrix
sequel, and A Mighty Wind
. I'm ready for the blockbusters, because the holiday movie season was pure ass, and the offerings on the video store shelves right now are no less asinine.
On that note, I was trying to remember the word for having beautiful buttocks--callipygian--and so of course I googled for "beautiful buttocks," and found at the top of the search results, not porn as you'd expect, but several entries entitled, "Mutation gives sheep beautiful buttocks." Like Mister Rogers, I will share these friendly thoughts with you:
Scientists have identified a mutation that gives some sheep huge, hard bottoms. Understanding how the mutation works could give rise to leaner, meatier sheep and provide insights into inheritance.
One changed DNA letter produces 'callipyge' sheep, which amass muscle instead of fat around the pelvis.... Some humans might share the trait, Jirtle speculates. "They'd have relatively large rear ends, and absolutely no fat--like sprinters," he says.
Or, of course, like Jennifer Lopez.
I'll also note that this article contained the sentence: "And two big-bottomed sheep will have snake-hipped offspring."
And thus our fan-fiction challenge of the day!
So speaking of searching online, I browsed today for DVDs--now having a DVD player and all--and found nothing. Nothing I'd spend good money on. All the TV shows I'm interested in are outrageously expensive. I can rent an entire season of just about any show for five days and a few bucks. Why should I pay $55--or for fuck's sake, $125 (you Farscape
-milking bastards)--for anything short of a Buffy-level obsession? We are being ripped the fuck off.
I have no idea what my subject line has to do with any of this. Angel
is on in 34 minutes and, right now, that's all that matters.