With my favorite TV show ever, LOST, ending this Sunday (with a 2-hr recap and 2 1/2 hr series finale PLUS Jimmy Kimmel’s special afterwards with the LOST cast), I’ve been in a melancholy mood the last week or so.
Thankfully, a really smart person out there on the internet created this video which features every shirtless male moment on the show over the last six seasons. You’ll notice Josh Holloway’s Sawyer is featured the most from swimming in the ocean to trekking through the jungle. Yummmm. My other favorite shirtless male is Henry Ian Cusick’s Desmond seen doing pull-ups among other things. I’d see you in any life, brotha.
It’s nice to have a light-hearted moment with my boys of LOST before the inevitably intense (and intensely emotional) series finale on Sunday.
I think I’m just going to go watch that video a couple hundred more times, if you don’t mind.
Today’s Finals Week Distraction is going to make you howl with laughter.
Since my mom emailed me the link to this movie trailer, I have been obsessively watching it the last several days. The trailer (which I’ve embedded below for your viewing pleasure) is for an independent romantic-horror-thriller entitled Birdemic: Shock and Terror. The premise basically is about what would happen if the birds from The Birds (Hitchcock is probably rolling in his grave right now) were genetically mutated to attack with fire and acid. The trailer features possibly the worst acting I’ve ever seen coupled with amateurish CGI. The whole thing looks like it was shot at a Motel 6. James Ngyuen, the writer-director, tried to submit it to Sundance, but it was rejected. After watching the trailer, I can’t imagine why! (note my sarcasm, please)
For some reason, I can’t stop watching it. It’s so bad, I feel the need to actually find this movie and rent it just to experience the sheer awfulness of the whole thing. I laugh so hard watching the trailer that I can only imagine what would happen if I were to see the whole movie.
Watch and enjoy. My favorite part is toward the end where the three lead actors are swatting at the CGI birds with coat hangers. Classic.
On this, my second day of finals week, I didn’t have to look too hard for my daily distraction.
As many of you know, today is May 4, which is also known as Star Wars Day. Around the world today, people are changing their Facebook statuses and Tweeting their favorite quotes from Han Solo to Darth Vader to Yoda to even Padme/Amidala (who contributes possibly the worst ever quote, “You’re training to become a Jedi…I’m a senator.” Fail, George Lucas. That is just plain awful.).
My Facebook status today comes from my favorite film of the original trilogy, Empire Strikes Back.
Leia: “Why, you stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking Nerf herder!”
Han: “Who’s scruffy-looking?”
Today, nerds of all shapes, sizes, and genders will finally be able to express their geekiness without fear of retribution. So grab your lightsaber (that’s what she said), put your hair into giant buns, and yell out loud and proud, “MAY THE 4th BE WITH YOU!”
It’s Finals Week for me here at Oklahoma City University, which means that I am looking for distractions from studying and/or packing. Last week, I spent most of my time writing a 13 1/2 page research paper (12 pages min, 15 pages max) for my music history II class over John Williams and his scores for Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Star Wars (If you want to read it, just head to the comments page of this post and ask). Needless to say, I also was looking for distractions last week, but those mostly came in the liquid and food varieties (Sonic and Taco Bell are my fastfood kryptonite).
Since I’ve been absolutely abysmal at posting anything new the last few weeks (due to the hectic nature of this time of the semester for all of us college students), I’m going to distract myself at least once a day this week to clue you in to a few of my favorite finals week distractions.
Inevitably, I always wind up starting my yearly viewing of ALIAS during finals week. It’s my go-to stress reliever; watching Sydney Bristow kick everybody’s ass and save the world. I love that she’s also a college student just like me, so I feel like if she can jetset around the world looking for Rambaldi artifacts, double-crossing SD-6, killing bad guys all whilst juggling graduate school, then maybe I can make it through all my finals.
Obviously, if I were also jetsetting around the world as a secret double agent whilst also being a college student, I couldn’t tell you lest Arvin Sloane kill you as a “security measure.” I’d just hate for you to turn out like Sydney’s dear, departed fiancee Danny (but let’s be honest: Vaughn is way, way hotter).
DISTRACTION ONE: ALIAS season one pilot, “Truth Be Told”
I’ve embedded part one of the pilot above. You can watch the rest on YouTube (or Netflix or from Blockbuster or wherever else people get their DVDs nowadays). I promise you’ll get hooked.