Can we please change the banner picture?! That damn bunny is starting to creep me out.
For months, there were only a few stills from the Prince of Persia movie circulating, including:
And who could forget this one:
And, oh my! A gratuitous:
There have been many complaints about the casting, but I have to say…t’s not too far away from the designed Prince.
So, the new Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time trailer came out today, and I must say, it’s looking better than what I expected, but heck, that’s Disney for ya. The thing that threw me off the most was the accent – British, I think? I’m not so good with accents, but it’s not what I expected from a Persian, although technically they wouldn’t even be speaking modern English anyways so who am I to nitpick.
It does look entertaining, lots of action and junk if that’s your thing – case in point: stunts!
But for your reading/viewing pleasure, here are the highlights:
First, Jake Gyllenhaal overload.
The Prince looking kinda mad:
The prince thinking really hard:
The prince looking at someone behind the camera:
The prince looking really pissed:
The prince thinking “wtf?” :
The prince with his main squeeze, Princess what’s-her-face:
And the expected:
Annnnd if these stills haven’t convinced you, then some of these cameos should definitely sway you:
Some king from Lord of the Rings!
Gandhi, lookin’ mighty fly with all that emo eyeliner!
The ringwraiths from Lord of the Rings and/or Death Eaters!
Frozenbreak’s cat, Charlie!
A definite must-see, in my book.
And coming this holiday season, look out for….
Check the video out featured at HuffPost today:
I’m still waiting for my own invite to be in a rap video. Preferrably with a certain Mr. Gyllenhaal present as well.
If you had your choice, in which music artist’s videos would you guys like to be in?
Aside from the obvious musicians already featured in our blog, I think it would be interesting to be in a Bjork music vid. Like crazy interesting, which is the best type of interesting.
Earlier today, I was text messaging my significant other - him sending me flirtatious messages, but I, annoyed from answering calls from debt collectors at work, was not really in the mood for back-and-forth. He went on to say that I was being ornery as usual…and then it hit me.
In person, he pronounces the word ornery as “awnry,” which always makes my right eye twitch ever so slightly, because as we all know, it’s pronounced “ohr-ner-eee.” He comes from a Southern background, which explains the slight sing-song meshing of syllables for words in general, but I realized he was not the only one. Plenty of people do the same, and not just for this kind of rarely used word, but with others such as:
aunt (ie – ANT or aunt)
route (root or rout)
envelope (awn-ve-lope or ehn-ve-lope)
the (thee or thuh)
caramel (car-mel or car-a-mel)
jewelry (jew-el-ree or jewl-ry)
pecan (pee-can or pe-khan)
Italian (eye-talian or i-talian (sounds like the i in it) )
Me, I’m a [aunt, rout, awn-ve-lope, thee or thuh depending on vowel/consonant, car-a-mel, jew-el-ree, pe-khan, i-talian] type of person.
Pronunciation can be a source of trepidation to some folks when reading things aloud to others and come across a word that may have multiple pronunciations. It may also become a source of bitter resentment between friends. For example…
When debating about the word route, Friend A points to Chuck Berry’s version of the song Route 66, which clearly relies on the “root” pronunciation and argues that this proves to be the correct way to say it, and Friend B refuses to conform with this scholarly argument (re: pseudo-linguistic/pop culture garbage). They then resort to verbal attacks with raised voices; spittle flecks hitting each other’s faces - ultimately this brings about the end to their friendship. Another statistic in the pronunciation war…
Or maybe not.
I guess you assume that others say words the same way you do, or the way that you are accustomed to hearing it.
Either way, I believe some of the hardest words to pronounce are “I do,” and “in sickness and in health,” and ” ’til death do us part,” especially one after the other… but for entirely different reasons, heh heh.
What do you think?
Hey peeps, this is your favorite chipmunk coming live from…da da da da: Maryland! whoooo …. :\
Just wanted to wish you guys happy holidays if I haven’t already…my phone is acting a bit strange, so dunno if I can get in contact, and I won’t be online much…but where there’s a will, there’s a way! Even if I have to employ carrier pigeons or revamp the Pony Express!
Love you guys, miss you guys…mwuah!
So…it looks like a fun place to work!
On a side note….
I am still thoroughly enjoying FB’s PS2!!!
Don’t worry ol’ chap, you’ll get it back soon XD
Have you guys voted yet? If so, please hit me up with your experience! I myself am doing the absentee voting experience, since I’m busy busy busy and can’t wait in line, but if you’ve already rocked the vote old-school style, please share how it went!
Hey kids, I remember this article I read some time ago about how to go about winning an argument. This was originally written by the great columnist Dave Barry, and I thought I should share it because I got a kick out of it.
I argue very well. Ask any of my remaining friends. I can win an argument on any topic, against any opponent. People know this, and steer clear of me at parties. Often, as a sign of their great respect, they don’t even invite me. You too can win arguments. Simply follow these rules:
Suppose you’re at a party and some hotshot intellectual is expounding on the economy of Peru, a subject you know nothing about. If you’re drinking some health-fanatic drink like grapefruit juice, you’ll hang back, afraid to display your ignorance, while the hotshot enthralls your date. But if you drink several large martinis, you’ll discover you have STRONG VIEWS about the Peruvian economy. You’ll be a WEALTH of information. You’ll argue forcefully, offering searing insights and possibly upsetting furniture. People will be impressed. Some may leave the room.
Make Things Up
Suppose, in the Peruvian economy argument, you are trying to prove Peruvians are underpaid, a position you base solely on the fact that YOU are underpaid, and you’re damned if you’re going to let a bunch of Peruvians be better off. DON’T say: “I think Peruvians are underpaid.” Say: “The average Peruvian’s salary in 1981 dollars adjusted for the revised tax base is $1,452.81 per annum, which is $836.07 before the mean gross poverty level.”
NOTE: Always make up exact figures.
If an opponent asks you where you got your information, make THAT up, too. Say: “This information comes from Dr. Hovel T. Moon’s study for the Buford Commission published May 9, 1982. Didn’t you read it?” Say this in the same tone of voice you would use to say “You left your soiled underwear in my bath house.”
Use meaningless but weightly-sounding words and phrases
Memorize this list:
Let me put it this way
In terms of
As it were
So to speak
You should also memorize some Latin abbreviations such as “Q.E.D.,” “e.g.,” and “i.e.” These are all short for “I speak Latin, and you do not.”
Here’s how to use these words and phrases. Suppose you want to say: “Peruvians would like to order appetizers more often, but they don’t have enough money.”
You never win arguments talking like that. But you WILL win if you say: “Let me put it this way. In terms of appetizers vis-a-vis Peruvians qua Peruvians, they would like to order them more often, so to speak, but they do not have enough money per se, as it were. Q.E.D.”
Only a fool would challenge that statement.
Use snappy and irrelevant comebacks
You need an arsenal of all-purpose irrelevant phrases to fire back at your opponents when they make valid points. The best are:
- You’re begging the question.
- You’re being defensive.
- Don’t compare apples and oranges.
- What are your parameters?
This last one is especially valuable. Nobody, other than mathematicians, has the vaguest idea what “parameters” means.
Here’s how to use your comebacks:
- You say: “As Abraham Lincoln said in 1873…”
Your opponent says: “Lincoln died in 1865.”
You say: “You’re begging the question.”
- You say: “Liberians, like most Asians…”
Your opponent says: “Liberia is in Africa.”
You say: “You’re being defensive.”
- Compare your opponent to Adolf Hitler.This is your heavy artillery, for when your opponent is obviously right and you are spectacularly wrong. Bring Hitler up subtly. Say: “That sounds suspiciously like something Adolf Hitler might say” or “You certainly do remind me of Adolf Hitler.”
So that’s it: you now know how to out-argue anybody. Do not try to pull this on people who generally carry weapons.