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05 July 2006 @ 10:23 am
long weekend  
Tough to come back from such a long weekend.

Saw "Superman" monday and really didn't like it. It seemed under-written and flat to me. A lot of the plot didn't make any sense and the only character I felt any kind of empathy for was Lois' boyfriend. It drove me really crazy that they chose to portray Lois Lane as a ditz who only gets published because she knows Superman. It's so dated. In the comics world, her character's become the top investigative journalist in the world. She's confident, unflappable, relentless, brilliant, and tough. She's like the Batman of reporters. But in this film, she's reduced to nothing but Superman's ex-girfriend. Bah...

Yesterday, went to a couple barbeques and watched the World Cup. Oh, and the girlfriend decided the time was right to reveal the location of this blog (previously a carefully guarded secret), to some of her co-worker friends at one of the barbeques, so welcome to my newly-increased librarian readership!

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Listening to: Belle & Sebastian - "The Blues Are Still Blue"
joshuavorbisjoshuavorbis on July 5th, 2006 02:58 pm (UTC)
partly in thanks for all the wonderful rears you have presented livejournal over the many months, and partly because i feel you need to see it, i humbly present you this
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd: blue statueassmonkeydiary on July 5th, 2006 03:03 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's awesome! Thank you, my friend!
ghibli_geek on July 5th, 2006 02:59 pm (UTC)
You and I are simpatico about the Superman, sadly.
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly:  batmanassmonkeydiary on July 5th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
Fortunately, I got to see some very good episodes of Justice League Unlimited yesterday, which definitely took the bad taste of mediocre Superman out of my mouth.
Pallaspallasathene8 on July 5th, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC)
"For a comic book movie" I really didn't think it was that awful. Maybe that's because I don't read the actual comics.
lalienlalien on July 6th, 2006 02:53 pm (UTC)
I seem to recall that you were okay with revealing your secret identity to us... Bring on the librarians!
Diary of an Ass Monkey: amd:  Ape vs. Jet Girlassmonkeydiary on July 6th, 2006 02:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, the more the merrier!
(Anonymous) on July 6th, 2006 05:48 pm (UTC)
lois lame
yeah, did you catch that moment early in the movie where she asks a staffer at the paper "how many 'f's are in catastrophe?" - 'trix
Diary of an Ass Monkey: silly:  tin tin drinkingassmonkeydiary on July 6th, 2006 06:58 pm (UTC)
Re: lois lame
Yeah, teeth-grinding moment, eh?

I suppose we were meant to find that to be a charming quirk about Lois rather than a random dose of misogyny on the part of the writer?