Yeah, I hate Realty TV too. Every house they show costs too much money [img]/resources/ubb/frown.gif[/img]
Don't particularly care for all the reality television either [img]/resources/ubb/smile.gif[/img] Where the hell is my tropical island of beautiful super-models trying to seduce me? Huh?!! Reality, my ass. I avoid that crap like the plague it is.
About Hollywood sucking... think of all the great movies of the 30's, 40's and 50's. Classics were made during this time. Films that have stood the test of time.
Now think of every other movie made during those times. There are always sucky films and there are always great films. Everyone remembers the great films.
Everytime I hear someone bemoan that Hollywood can't make movies anymore,something like Pulp Fiction appears, or the Sixth Sense, or the Matrix, or the Usual Suspects. There is always going to be drivel coming out of the orifice that is Hollywood, but there is also going to be some gems. I've heard good things about an upcoming movie called Memento.
Someone gave me a Dean Koontz novel, Mr.Murder a long time ago. After reading it I got the feeling I just ate the icing off of a cake. Tasted good but not to filling. I think he's popular 'cuz he's a quick read at the airport/bus station not necessarily because he's good. Persnally, there are a few writers I look forward to reading, Terry Pratchett, Harry Turtledove, Elmore Leonard, Richard Marcinko, but here lately I've been trying to find the classics, like, Asimov,Clarke, and Bester.
Just when was Aerosmith supposed to be a bastion of integrity? They're ROCK STARS, for Christ's sake, not role-models. Personally, I feel any rock-star loses their integrity when they give up the drugs, booze and groupie groping.How rock-n-roll is clean and sober?
I actually kinda liked the Super-Bowl half-time show. NStink were almost not bad. And I got a kick out of little 'sweet-and-innocent' Brittany singing 'Walk this Way'. kitty in the middle, indeed. And my Dad asked to get him her. I told him she's 19 and could kill him. Granted he'd go with a smile on his face that we'd need an extra wide coffin for.
But I agree that comics are the last bastion for true creativity. There is a lot of good stuff out there. I'm starting to trim the fat on my reading list. I'm going through Previews, looking at the stuff that sounds interesting and then seeing if they have a web-site. If they do, I peruse it to see if it might be something I'd be interested in reading. If it is, I'll pre-order it. Never know when you come across another Bone or Castle Waiting or Complex City or Xeno's Arrow. But you gotta keep lookin'.
[This message has been edited by Chris Medellin (edited 02-23-2001).]