quote from cat's cradle

Tiger got to hunt,
Bird got to fly;
Man got to sit and wonder, "Why, why, why?"
Tiger got to sleep,
Bird got to land;
Man got to tell himself he understand.
-- from The Books of Bokonon



it is a "versus" movie marathon!

This weekend, I am watching as many movies as I can stomach that have the word "versus" in the title. Specifically, I am watching movies that pits two entities against each other that have no business doing battle.

Movies that have lived up to how awesome a versus movie can be: "Daredevil vs. Spiderman," "Alien vs. Predator," "Freddy vs. Jason," "Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster," "Billy the Kid vs. Dracula," and the classic Japanese flick simply entitled "Versus," in which everybody is basically versus everybody else, and there are zombies for good measure.

Movies that I got tricked into watching because they put versus in the title, but it turns out they have nothing to do with barefisted-cage-match-style conflict: "Kramer vs. Kramer," "Freddy vs. Hamlet," "Joe vs. the Volcano," and perhaps most disappointing of all, "The Porn King vs. the President."



good god, my monkey has an ipod

Tim-tim has an iPod, and I swear I did not buy it for him. It really scares me that my roommate has the money to buy these things, because 10 years ago, people would have been impressed enough that he could speak sign language, let alone make a living in a human-dominated society. Is he some kind of super chimp, or has chimp-kind evolved to a level on par with human-kind? Or worse, has human-kind DE-evolved to monkey level in a kind of twisted reality show-esque Planet of the Apes kind of thing?

Anyway, so far, Tim-tim has spent his first 26 hours of iPod ownership downloading songs off the iTunes network. I suppose I can't expect a monkey to respect the intellectual property rights of humans, but I think it is clear who the Homo Superior is when it comes to the moral high ground. He was somewhat frustrated to learn that Napster no longer exists, and I was somewhat surprised to learn that a monkey smart enough to steal music off the internet hadn't heard the sad news of Napster's demise, lobotomy, and repackaging as a bowl for corporate whores to jerk off in.