1. What are your favorite five movies?
Fish Called Wanda, Princess Bride, Forrest Gump, Pulp Fiction, and Harvey (an old James Stewart movie)
2. Who are your favorite five musicians?
Billy Corgan, Eddie Vedder, Bob Dylan, Jerry Garcia, and me.
3. What are your favorite five books?
Alice in Wonderland, everything by Herman Hesse, Curse of Lono, Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, Tropic of Cancer
4. Would you rather be able to consume fatty foods without gaining weight – or – be able to have unprotected sex with getting sexual diseases?
Well, I am married… so I ain’t have that much sex. However, since getting sex isn’t much of an issue, I would have to go for being able to eat whatever I want without consequence. There is a great quote from Woody Allen about sex, it goes like this: Sex is like air; it’s not important unless you aren’t getting any”.
I recently lost 20 pounds in a month by giving up all beer and all carbs. It was the Suzzane Somers diet, which is basically the Adkins & South Beach diet. No white food > potatoes, rice, bread, pasta, sugar… all no no’s. I sure like pasta. It is super easy to cook and flavor, and super cheap to buy.
5. What are your favorite five desitinations?
Anywhere coastal in Mexico, anywhere in the forest, home, anywhere in Arizona, and Red Rocks.
We need to talk about the Departed. You know it won a buttload of Oscars. You know it starred a million great actors. You know we need only say ‘Marty Scorsesee’ to imply masterpiece. Well, they are talking about a sequel now… so I had to speak out. I watched it on DVD the day of the Oscars, knowing it would clean up. I am about to say something very uncool. You have been warned.
The Departed was a terrible movie. It made absolutely no sense. Every character was a young good looking white guy who was a cop and was also a bad guy at the same time. I was completely confused through most of the movie. Leo (who is one of my favoite young actors) plays a cop who is playing a mob guy but is still a cop. Mark Wahlberg is a cop who is secretly a mob guy. They all work for the main mob guy (Nicholson), who is also secretly working for the cops. WTF?
Then, it went on for nearly three hours. As for the sequel, well they seemed to kill everyone in the course of the movie. It is sad, really. I am an absolute huge fan of everything Matry does (Gang’s of New York & Last Waltz are my favorites). I also dig the work of all the actors in this film. Their performances were terrific, but the storyline was so convoluted I had to read the back of the DVD jewelbox four times.