Monday, August 31, 2009

Saddest Movie Moments

For absolutely no reason in particular, I've decided that I've reached the point in my life when I must take a few minutes to decide what I think are the ten saddest moments in movie history. Of course, this list is subject to limitations based on what I have and have not seen. And I'll be honest, I'm just not even going to consider Schindler's List - it's not fair to the other contenders. The whole movie is miserably sad - I could never pick just one part.

So here we go. Tell me what you think.

10. DUMBO - 'Mad Elephant'

9. CASABLANCA - "Here's lookin' at you, kid."

8. I AM LEGEND - "Every little thing's gonna be alright."
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7. ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: A.I. - "I'm sorry I didn't tell you about the world."

6. BAMBI - 'Bambi's Mother'

5. THE NEVR-ENDING STORY - 'The Swamps of Sadness'


3. THE GREEN MILE - "Killing What They Love"

2. E.T. - "I'll be right here."

1. CAST AWAY - "Wilson, I'm sorry!"

Monday, August 24, 2009

Facebook Is Killing My Blog

Ever since Facebook reared its attractively ugly head, the frequency with which I create new blog posts has dropped considerably. Apparently, I have neither the time nor the inclination to write out a dozen paragraphs about anything anymore - not now that I've learned to express my thoughts in short bursts and blurbs. Twitter has taught me how to do it in 140 charachters or less! For this, to all my many fans, I must apologize - even though you're probably all following me very closely on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, AIM, YahooMessenger, Linked In, and my many other venues of pointless communication.

I'm not sure why this is. I can be fairly long-winded when need-be and my assumption is that it's entertaining to you all. After all, you are reading this right now, aren't you? (GOTCHA!) But I think it has something to do with the fact that I get instant feedback from Facebook, and not so widespread or frequent feedback from Blogspot, even when I write really controversial blogs! Feedback seems to fuel the creation of opinionated ramblings more than the personal satisfaction of having a finished blog. It's the interaction that I seem to crave, and thus, Facebook has become my new drug. But if I could somehow fuse the two beyond the simple act of posting my blog posts in my Facebook status update section, then perhaps the craft of blogging may make a personal comeback in my online life. (Here's hoping that Facebook will create "Faceblogs" or something like that.)