Wednesday, February 10, 2010

IT'S THE SNOWMAGEDDON!!!11!!

Today was the second (or was it third?) HUGE snow storm that we've gotten here in NJ. Gotta love global warming, right?

I did not go to work because there weather dot com told me I would be in "life-threatening peril" if I left my house. No doubt from polar bears and walruses and ice weasels. I spent the day downloading music and watching the first two Underworld movies. With commentary. Come, let me tell you about the HUGE, WEIRD CRUSH I have on Michael Sheen. Or as Sorsha calls it, my "Michael Sheen Pathology." And she's a mental health professional. She would know.

The first and third Underworld movies are delightfully terrible, just the thing to watch with friends and mock. The second one: Underworld: Evolution? Was an absolute TRIAL to get through and Sheen in in the damn thing for LITERALLY 10 seconds. Awesome. It's a dreadful movie. And I like Scott Speedman as much as the next heterosexual woman with a working optic nerve (TEAM BEN ALL THE WAY!!!), but even his sex scene was lousy. I'm sure glad that the director mentioned in the commentary that the latex suit Kate Beckinsale was wearing smelled like a giant condom. Because that's all I could think of. GREAT.

While I wouldn't exactly call the Underworld franchise a feat of feminist filmmaking, I do enjoy that no one seems to bat an eye at Beckinsale's Selene kicking ass and taking names AND being a girl. They never even mention it. I mean, she's not a human woman, she's a vampire so it's not like she's striking a blow for the average woman. And she's wearing a shiny catsuit that looks like they spraypainted it on her, but still. I'll take my tiny victories where I can get them.

8 comments:

EGT said...

I think my entire life should be considered a triumph of feminism. Then again, I am also a vampire and spend a lot of time in spray-painted-on catsuits.

EGT said...

Also, I just realized you did not write a SINGLE SENTENCE about my visit.

Whatevs, now I know where we stand.

Dr. Fabulous said...

Hehehe I love the "life-threatening peril". Yeah, we're pretty buried here too.

"Lady" Bea said...

EGT - Well, you didn't write a word about visiting ME on YOUR blog! I NOTICE THESE THINGS.

And you are not a vampire. Vampires can stay later than 11 pm. Though I think you should get a catsuit. You'd look cute!

"Lady" Bea said...

Dr F. - It was RIDICULOUS.

EGT said...

You're right! I didn't! I'm terrible! But I took a break from the Internet for that vacation, remember? I FORGOT.

Sorsha Ni said...

I think EGT and Bea need some couple's counseling. Not to work on your obviously shared Michael Sheen Pathology, but your more personal issues of forgetting each other in the blogosphere. Or go on Springer to have it out publically with some REAL white trash name calling and hair pulling. I'm behind you both no matter what you choose. As Bea stated, I am a Mental Health Professional. :>)

Doug Jeffreys said...

Snow Weasels?