T Minus Turkey

does this picture creep you out as much as it creeps me out?
does this picture creep you out as much as it creeps me out?

So, yesterdayDwight and I bought an infra-red turkey “fryer.”  It’s supposed to give you the same results as a traditional turkey fryer that you fill with oil, drop the turkey in, etcetera, but you don’t need oil, and it reportedly will not shoot the turkey eleventy hundred feet into the air, spraying hot oil all over the neighborhood pets.

The problem is that it is a 16 lb-capacity turkey “fryer” and the turkey that Jeff Dear bought for us is a twenty-pounder.  Undeterred, around noon today I will attempt to clean said turkey, and stuff it into the inadequately-sized turkey “fryer.”  Provided it doesn’t send my Dad into fits, I will attempt to record the progress with photographs.  Stay tuned, and Happy Turkey Day to all you gorgeous people.

creepy photo by atomicshark

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Movie Review – Harvard Man (2001)

a truly crapulent movie

I picked this movie up at Tuesday Morning for about $3.  I’m not going to lie, I bought it because it has SMG (now Prinze) in it, and I also really like Joey Lauren Adams.  The rest of the cast wasn’t too shabby, either.  Adrian Grenier (of Entourage fame), Eric Stoltz (one of my favorites), and Gianni Russo (The Godfather).  The thing is, though, is that this movie sucked a lot.

The story centers on Grenier’s character, Alan, who is a Harvard basketball player whose parents’ house was  swept up in a tornado (ala Wizard of Oz, one would suppose, and in Kansas, no less) and he needs to find $100K to help them out.  So of course he turns to Sarah Michelle Gellar’s character, Cindy, whose father (Russo) is a gangster.  Joey Lauren Adams plays his Philosophy professor.  He’s sleeping with both of them.  The sex scenes are pretty graphic, if you like that kind of thing.

This movie tried pretty hard to be edgy, but it wasn’t.  The dialogue was lame, the plot was convoluted and boring, and the camera work was that annoying stop/start flashing-type stuff that only really works in horror movies or David Lynch films.  Alan takes a bunch of acid (which he’s been warned about, even though this is the early 2000’s for Pete’s sake) and has wonky visuals that are evocative of the visual effects of 1998’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, but not near as cool.

All in all, skip this.  If you’re dying to see it, email me and I’ll send you my copy.  Because I won’t be watching it again.

Oh Yeah Guys – Some Links

Being endlessly self-congratulatory and self-promoting, yet guilty of my lack of attention to my very own little corner of the Internet, I thought I’d link to some of the stuff I’ve been writing for my jorb, so you can read that if you wanna.

RichmondVA Presents
You Live Where

Today is the Birthday of the Hubs, as well, so if you’re so inclined wish him a happy birthday on his Facebook.

Here is a picture of the stack o’ presents he’ll be opening tonight:

boy, that's a big stack o' presents!
boy, that's a big stack o' presents!
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