Sunday, October 11, 2009

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

For reals. They've added zombies to a literary classic. It's true madness.
The original Pride and Prejudice is one of my fav books of all time. And this new book is basically the old one with a few added scenes thrown in that make jolly old England overrun with the living dead. I'm not sure I really got it. Was it supposed to be a satire of the times? Was it supposed to be a satire of the book?
My main issue came via this quote set:
"She [Elizabeth] remembered the lead ammunition in her pocket and offered it to him. 'Your balls, Mr. Darcy?'
He reached out and closed her hand around them and offered: 'They belong to you Miss Bennet.'"
Listen Seth Grahame-Smith, keep your balls joke out of my favorite literary classic. But that's not the only balls joke, they're all over the book.
I'm not really sure how to rate this book. It's Pride and Prejudice, so that's a 5/5 star, but then the added parts made some of it funnier and other parts really, really annoying. I think the best that I can do is 2/5 or 5/10 stars.
P.S. There's also a book Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters. I hope that's the last of the bastardizing of classic works of literature.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Happy Happy October

Only 3 months left to this year! Madness. But seriously, I almost forgot about NME this month. The horrors. I'm sometimes a calendar idiot and didn't realize there were only 30 days in September. Big whoops! I should be fired from my position as CEO of the NME movement, but since I'm the only one who cares, I ain't skerred.

So, Happy October to everyone!!! Anyone up for a little pumpkin carving?

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Living with the Land

This is one of those rides at Disney that's really meant for old folks enjoyment, giving your feet a much needed rest, catching up on family gossip and inducing the young'uns to a fast sleep. It's a boat ride where you look at plants and some fish, but there's a twist! The plants are growing in strange and wondrous ways. Behold:

It's a nine-pound lemon. Here's a closer view of the product:

Don't ask me why you'd want a nine pound lemon, but there they are all the same.

Anyhow, you hop in this boat and go through this greenhouse area with the lemons and a bunch of other plants, then you look at some fish in tubes and then this is usually the part in the ride where I take a nap. For reals. Although nowadays it's not so easy, the ride used to be about an hour long, but they've shortened it. I think there's some other scenes mixed in there too, but the real gold's in the greenhouse area.

So, 2/5 stars. This is a ride to go on when you're sick of waiting in lines and want a little rest from the hustle and bustle.