Back with something funny

19 04 2010

Yow, lookit all the cobwebs on this blog! My bad. The bedroom flooded in the Mother Of All Rainstorms during the winter, and it’s taken months to repair the damage — including moving the soggy furniture and several crowded bookcases into the living room and hallways and every other bit of spare space for forever. It was like camping out, except indoors, with workmen tromping through every day, busting holes in the wall, measuring for mold, hammering, painting, etc. We had an air purifying fan (loud) going 24/7 for several weeks, that was fun. No wonder I never liked camping.

So! Here’s something that tickled me this morning. It’s 4 months old, and no doubt everyone’s seen it but me — I don’t have time to go to YouTube and check out the cool vids du jour. But luckily my husband does, and he told me about it. It’s long, but well worth your time if you’ve ever suffered through a movie that cost enough to feed a small country, and should have been great, but was a resounding turkey.

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Review

I’m one of those people who watched that trainwreck known as “The Phantom Menace” with a WTF?! look on my face throughout. I was ticked off by it long before the hype died down and hating the Star Wars prequels became fashionable. For those of you too young to have experienced the thrill and wonder of the real Star Wars trilogy when it originally hit theaters, my sympathies. Once upon a time, in a galaxy far, far away, George Lucas made good Star Wars movies. As Lord Acton wisely said, “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

In my work as a writer, effective story structure is the sun around which my universe revolves. Rarely have I seen such a hilarious primer on story structure as this. I went to Mike’s website, and lo! he has reviewed a bunch of Star Trek movies too. As well as the even worse SW prequel, “Attack of the Clones.” I can’t wait.