Friday, February 22, 2008

My New Favorite Blog 2008, Round 1: Pairings 1-4

Alright, to get things kicked off let me remind everyone that this is a double elimination tournament, so if you lose a round don't fret -there is a second chance bracket.

Well it didn't take long for me to realize how hard it is to choose between good blogs... and since I relied on suggested blogs this time the level of competition is high right from the gate. So let's get it on!

1. Quit Your Day Job vs. Madge - Quit Your Day Job first talked about his love of the movie Con-Air. He points out that people either love or hate Nic Cage (personally I can't stand him... although he works for me in some movies [Gone in 60 Seconds]... Con Air happens to be the movie where I realized how bad of an actor he is.) He also talks about a book that I got for Christmas called "World War Z". I have not read the book yet, but I want to after the review, basically he said that it is a fairly realistic representation of a war against zombies. And to add effect to the Zombie War idea he posted a video of Pres. Bush addressing the zombie menace. It was really funny (check it out). Madge has found that she really wants to make lists, sort of like a New Year's resolution, a couple of months late. On the list to do is to photograph some new Pyrex... I don't know what that means. Also Madge talked about how a lady spoke her self affirmation lines a bit too loud and everybody could hear them... awkward....
Winner: Quit Your Day Job

2. A Haiku For No One vs. Fabulously Jinxed - The one and only Haiku blog in this competition had the poem titled "Tar on Their Feet" It goes like this:

In the modern age,
We're conditioned to move fast.
Let's go slow again

I agree that everyone wants to go faster and faster. One of the big selling points on new products is that it will be faster than the previous products. This isn't always a needed thing. So what if it takes two minutes longer to wash a load of laundry... use that time to make some tea.
Fabulously Jinxed notes that Fox News got something right when they called the Little Green Footballs blog a 'hate site'. I have not read the blog but I do find enjoyment when she called the guys over there crotch grabbers. She also talks about how someone claimed that the blogging word dead since the majority of blogs support Obama instead of Clinton. I agree that the person that said that is completely off base saying that blogs are dead because they favor one candidate over the other.
Winner: Fabulously Jinxed

3. Leisure Pursuit vs. Cheezy's Blog
Over on Leisure Pursuit, Valerie has an extensive (2 hour) live blog of American Idol, this time, it is the top 12 guys from the contest. I didn't watch the show but from the sounds of it only a couple of guys are impressive, and Pula Abdul makes no sense. Cheezy discusses how good the movie "There Will Be Blood" actually is. I don't always go for the movies that want to just tell a story, but this movie has been very highly reviewed and I think I just need to go see it.
Winner: Leisure Pursuit

4. Who Said Life Wasn't Funny vs. Mini-Orbs
Elizabeth on Who Said Life Wasn't Funny got thoroughly freaked out about germs after reading an acticle that says that germs are everywhere. She warns us not the shake hands with people because they have poop on their hands. Poop. Mini-Orbs did not update.
Winner: Who Said Life Wasn't Funny

Well that is it for now, I will try to get the next four pairings up later today.


hockeyfrog said...

Oooh, World War Z, eh? I've read another book by Max Brooks, which is actually more of a comedy, Zombie Survival Guide: Complete Protection from the Living Dead. There was an excerpt of WWZ in the back of it and it was pretty creepy sounding. I barely made it through the chapter that was included without being a little freaked out by it. I think you'll like it.

And photographing Pyrex? Um, kitchenware freak maybe. Or wanting to play with light settings since glass objects are some of the hardest things to photograph properly without a proper setup...

I wouldn't shake anyone's hand right now either, thinking about it. Between everyone being sick and my having pinkeye, I don't want to share that really. Pleh.

Lee said...

Oh man I thought I had burnt myself with that Con-Air bit then thankfully I felt moved enough to write about WWZ!!!

I've just checked out the audio book which is really good too. But I'm sure you'll enjoy the book.

Oh and btw this series is awesome and I'm not just saying that because I made it through the first round!!

Kat said...

Liz rocks.

That is all.

Jennyjinx said...

Sweet. I feel so special now. ;)

By the way, don't read LGF because it may cause your brain to hemorrhage and I don't want that guilt.

badgerdaddy said...

WWZ is very good indeed. One annoying thing - apart from that Europe is largely ignored - is that it mentions my home town of Ludlow - then says it's in Wales, which is plain wrong. Unless in the future, Wales grows by about 20 miles.
That said, I loved the book, and will probably read it again, not a luxury I afford to most books.

Jon the Intergalactic Gladiator said...

Heh, the thing about Nic Cage. I liked himup until about Con Air. He seems to be coasting on his goofy persona after that. I don't hate him, but I think he lost his X factor somewhere that made him such an enjoyable actor.

white rabbit said...

alas poor cheezy (he's a neighbour of mine, you know) ;)

Natsthename said...

I didn't update, because I was on vacation! Oh well! Thanks for considering my blog.

Ookami Snow said...

I will have to get on reading World War Z i guess.