True Story & Random Quote

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Things I learned in Doolittle, Missouri

  • Any time is miller time.

  • Chewing tobacco when you're a child will likely stunt your growth.

  • When there's nothing left to do, drink.

  • "Are ya nekkid?!" is an acceptable way to begin any speech, toast, or conversation.

  • Missouri has no open container laws.

  • Black people don't exist.

  • With a little love, a trailor home can look far more homely and feel far more comforting than any place I've lived in during the last 8 years.

  • Rap music is just crap without the C.

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Netflix has destroyed me

I joined Netflix, and in a weird way, it gave me an existential crisis.

Like all sites even remotely related to products, Netflix lets you rate things, and, like all sites, doing so will help it recomend random stuff that has no relation to the things you've rated highly.

The side-affect of this is that you can see a total count of how many movies you've rated. I've rated somewhere close to 900 movies.

Nine hundred.

Assuming I've been watching movies since I was ten, thats more than 57 movies a year. Even if you knock off a couple hundred of those ratings as TV shows, that's still around 42 movies per year. That just seems wrong to me, and I don't know why.

I blame the aliens.