Random Thoughts by Jay

Just a couple of things I've been thinking about while watching television this afternoon:

1. Considering the company's not-so-distant history, is it really wise for Volkswagen to use a VW bug with a German accent as a spokescar? Really?

2. Why does Dell want us to think that the main use of its digital photo tool on its computers is to photoshop out your ex-girlfriend? As a woman, am I supposed to assume that guys who have Dells are all jackholes who can't commit? 'Cause I didn't before, but now I sort of do.

3. Amy Adams' performance in Junebug? Stellar. I loved her in Enchanted (no, really--that's a cute movie!), but I hadn't seen Junebug until today and it's good, but she's Really Good in it.

4. The Bridge is the most haunting and the most beautiful documentary I have ever seen.

5. My dog is the Cutest Dog Ever.

6. I wish I had a bike. I tried to walk to the library the other day and I actually got there, but it was Really Far. Like, three and a half miles far. I drive so often that it didn't seem that far...until I actually walked it in 80 degree heat. I had to stop and buy socks. I took the bus back home. I know, you're all "Jay, three and a half miles isn't far AT ALL," but it is when you didn't actually plan on walking three and a half miles, when three and a half miles sort of sneaks up on you when you're trotting along in sandals and a skirt. And then walking back with your five library books.

7. The Paper Chase was supposedly a good movie? Seriously? Because I've been to law school (not Harvard, granted, but still), and the characters in The Paper Chase were dicks, even by law school standards. For example, our protagonist falls in love with this woman and, even though she's not divorced from her prior husband, he keeps pestering her and pestering her to get married. And she's all "no thanks" and he's all "WHY CAN'T WE BE TOGETHER?!?!" Dude. She's just not that into you. So much for the "likability" of the main character. And John Houseman (whose performance is the only thing that makes the movie bearable)isn't in it nearly enough. (Also, I know that John Houseman's portrayal of a law professor was supposed to be scary and horrific, but...um. Let's just put it this way: one of my law professors actually told a girl he would pay her to shut up. And another one, frustrated by a student's lack of preparation, said "well, I can't break your hand. But I'd like to." In other words, John Houseman: Not As Scary As Real Law School Professors.)

8. And I don't usually get political here, but let me just quote this:

"We've been warned against offering the people of this nation false hope...But in the unlikely story that is America, there has never been anything false about hope."

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