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30 April 2003 @ 08:10 pm
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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!

Er, no.

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.

in search of a clever byline10zlaine on April 30th, 2003 09:18 pm (UTC)
check out www.deepdiscountdvd.com

They have great prices on some sets...just depends. Farscape S1 is $90
Anaxila / Babblesanaxila on April 30th, 2003 10:32 pm (UTC)
I second this nomination for deepdiscountdvd. I've ordered from them a lot and they're consistently reliable and quick. There are also good deals to be had through Amazon Marketplace.
witlingwitling on April 30th, 2003 10:13 pm (UTC)
Or www.half.com. Someone's selling the Farscape premier (DVD) for four bucks, and various other eps and collections are there for fifteen or so. I think Collection I (is that season 1?) was about thirty bucks. DVD mostly, some VHS.
Anaxila / Babblesanaxila on April 30th, 2003 10:26 pm (UTC)
Well, I was going to invite you to see all of the aforementioned movies (and more!), but then you had to bring up the large-assed mutated sheep and ruin it. Dude, that shit ain't right.
Jennicloudsurfing on May 1st, 2003 05:36 am (UTC)
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.

The US has it better than the UK in this, though - a region 2 Buffy boxset is around £65, give or take (not couting CDwow's current offer) - around $100, I think? Which is why I cheat and import the region 1's...
Spikewriterspikewriter on May 1st, 2003 07:15 am (UTC)
Absolutely go see A Mighty Wind. I saw it Sunday and it's a marvel. Christopher Guest is spot on with his parody, but when you get to the big concert, you're rooting for everyone even while you're laughing. And the songs! The big peace anthem they sing for a finale brought back memories of listening to my mom and dad's folk albums as I was growing up.

DVDs -- definitely Deep Discount, which has the added advantage of free shipping if you're willing to wait a week and not have instant gratification. I'd also recommend checking out local used CD stores, see if they've started taking in used DVDs. You can find some good ones there. Keep watch on your local Blockbuster and Hollywood video, who pull DVDs from rental each week. I've established a relationship with one of the clerks at my local Hollywood Video (it's literally next door to my office) and she knows what I'm looking for, so a copy automatically gets put aside for me when it gets pulled.