Wednesday, September 14, 2005

I want my Two Hours

You ever seen that movie with the little kid on the bike that keeps going after John Cusack for his 2 dollars for his newspaper route (Better of Dead, I believe). It is just one of the classic lines from a movie that I will always remember. I also liked the movie, but that is besides the point. Mrs Wonka and myself sat down to watch the highly heralded Napoleon Dynamite last night. What I mean by highly heralded is that had high ratings (7.1) and I've known some people that liked it so needless to say, we went in with somewhat high expectations. Anyway, after about 2 hours, I am very, very mad. To me, that was the biggest waste of 2 hours that I have ever had. I want those 2 hours back. Did I laugh out loud? OK, a few times... but a few laughs does not make a movie. I usually don't get so ticked about bad movies because as we know they are a dime a dozen... but to me, this was that bad. I just keep thinking to myself.. first off, someone had to come up with this idea and put it down on paper. He then probably ran it by a few friends that encouraged him to take it the next step.. they then had to find a studio, actors, distributors... etc, etc... and finally, they had to run it by a test audience. I just don't get it. I'm obviously not in the majority here.. but come on... this is the WORST movie (I don't even know if I can call it a movie) of all time.

Ok, enough of that.. you probably got the gist of my point. It is Wednesday, so that means football picks. After a good week last week, it's hard to put more picks out there... So with a slight bit of hesitation, here are my top 6 picks for the week (with a bonus 7th since my spreadsheet had a tie for the 6th pick).

  1. Wisconsin -3.5 at NC
  2. SMU +28 at Texas A&M
  3. Purdue -7.5 vs Arizona
  4. Idaho +14 at Washington
  5. New Mexico -22.5 vs New Mexico St
  6. North Texas -5.5 vs Tulsa
  7. UTEP -12 vs Houston

Just looking at them, I don't have the same level of confidence as in previous weeks; but we will see how it goes.

I am continuing my poker hiatus for now. I will start up again this weekend probably.


Jason said...

agreed on Napoleon Dynamite. I thought it was way overhyped.

DuggleBogey said...

You must have missed "Freddy Got Fingered."

GaryC said...

I agree completely. We sat down to watch that stupid movie and I was playing poker within 15 minutes. Stupid movie, but my kids watch it over and over again.


WillWonka said...

Kids.. what can you do... OK, I've officially taken Freddy off of my Netflix list... lol

HighOnPoker said...

Duggle is right on the money. Nothing could be as bad a Freddy Got Fingered. The title alone makes me queezy. I planned on taking a copy of Napolean Dynamite on the plane to Tahiti for my honeymoon, as me and fiance Kim haven't seen it yet. I might have to rethink that plan...

TripJax said...

I'm in the minority on this thread. I saw ND in the theatre and thoroughly enjoyed it. It was the oddest movie I've ever seen and still enjoyed. Upon watching it again with friends at my house I enjoyed it even more.

Now I'm 30 so I figure I'm caught in the middle of all the teenagers that loved it and the elders that hated it. To that end, I give it a thumbs up and say you won't know yourself until you try it.

Will, as to the transfer, I am trip_jax at Party, but for some reason I'm thinking there minimum is $50. I'd say send me $75 and I'll send you back $50, but that won't work cause I currently have a whopping $.75 in my account there. Anyway, if you wanna check into it and let me know that's cool. I could definitely be wrong.

TripJax said...

I'm sort of a dumbass sometimes. It would work if you send $75 and I send you back $50. I don't know what I'm thinking sometimes. I understand if you don't want to, but that would work fine with me...i'd transfer the $50 back immediately. Either way, just let me know.

WillWonka said...

That should work TJ.. I totally forgot last night... I will send an email to me at home to remind me. If easier, I can do UB. I'll try to catch you on IM tonight as Mrs Wonka will be out tonight so I should be able to be at the computer.

TripJax said...

cool...whatever works best for you though. if you do UB you can do any amount, but you have to send their support an email i think.

i'll catch up with you via IM tonight...

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