March 22nd, 2007

I say fuck a lot

WOW. I may never trust a Rotten Tomatoes rating again.

The new Ninja Turtles movie currently stands at 17%. This number is meaningless to me, as my reaction to said movie is an unshakeable "New Ninja Turtles movie? Fuck yeah!" They've already got my eight bucks, I just haven't given it to them yet.

No, my problem is with one of the negative reviews, specifically the pull-quote (is pull-quote hyphenated?) from the reviewer:

"A throughline of organized violence permeates "TMNT" as a baby step toward preparing youngsters to become soldiers in America's never-ending war on humanity."

These words were written by a Cole Smithy, and, I'm sorry, but that sentence is just dumb. Cole Smithy is apparently a Tomatometer Critic, which sucks for them; anyone who'll give weight to an opinion like that is about as useful to me as the proverbial poopy-flavored lollipop. It also doesn't help that the review up until the end (where this statement falls) is pretty lousy. It's the typical "Summarize the plot and name-drop the stars and roles" review that's become so prevalent on the internet.

That prevalence, incidentally, stems from so many film fans going "The internet has given everyone in America a voice! I'll use my voice to review movies!" and then completely ignoring the fact that they have NO IDEA how to actually review a film. But that's a rant for another time.
Self-Portrait 3

I am a posting whore.

Clarification on the "I need a logo" statement

"Logo", primarily, may not have been the most accurate word to use. What I'm thinking of is something along the lines of a "mark", or a "symbol". Something that you can leave in place of your name, and for people who know your mark, that would be as good as a signature. Very similar (identical, in fact) to the way a chop is used in China or Japan.

So this would be my own mark for personal use on all kinds of stuff. Correspondence, stationery, the back of business cards, burning into people's foreheads after justice is served(PUM!); stuff like that.