Friday, October 22

Hey Fatass!

I saw a headline on Netscape titled People Fatter in China than U.S. The related article is titled Fat in China. I found the Netscape headline to be ridiculously inaccurate. There may be more obese people in China, but their population is more than five times that of the U.S. China's actual obesity rate is like 7% or something, and the rate in the U.S. is like 30%.
That sure doesn't say that people are fatter in China than in the U.S. to me. I hate how the media misleads people.

I read an article today while doing my younger brothers homework. It was an article about Oshawa, written for the Toronto Star. The writer gave a pretty accurate picture of the bleak, worn out, decaying city I live in. She wrote of the violence, rampant alcohol abuse, bad hair cuts, and the sour smell of the city. Of course she neglected to mention the numerous Communities in Bloom nominations, the Fiesta week celebrating multi-culturalism, the number of sports facilities, and public parks. In typical modern media style, she went for the darker, and sometimes more exciting angle of destitution and danger. Rather than the positive sunny side of things. I really don't like this trend of fear mongering for ratings. It's not the way it should be in Canada. Leave that to the Americans.

Thursday, October 21

Job Interview...

I had my interview with the Ministry for a Collections Officer in Mississauga today. I think I did well, I hope I did well. I know I didn't do perfect, but hopefully I did well enough to get the job.
I'll know next week maybe. But maybe not.

Monday, October 18

I heart huckabees....

"Everything is the same, even if it's different."

"I heart huckabees is brilliant." Raves Chip Tijuana.

I saw two great films this weekend. Pixistix and I went to the Parmount theatre in Toronto to see I heart huckabees on Saturday night. (It was a bit of a last minute plan, so I wasn't able to contact any bloggers and try to meet them.)
I heart this film. I heart everything about it. I heart the story, I heart the music, I heart the cast.
It was incredible, I couldn't stop laughing at the wacky antics of this group of characters. Lily Tomlin and Dustin Hoffman as existentialist detectives, Jude Law as a perfectionist corporate ladder climber, Naomi Watts as his spokesmodel girlfriend, Jason Schwartzman as the poem writing eco-activist, Mark Wahlberg as the disgruntled fireman concerned about a global petroleum problem, Isabelle Huppert as the ying to Dusting Hoffman's and Lily Tomlin's yang, and of course, Shania Twain as herself.
This film is a must see. It was worth the five dollars to park in the underground at Bay and Queen, it was worth the cold walk down Queen to John, and it was worth the $27 admission for the two of us.

The second film I saw was Saved. If I've seen a film that made me laugh more than I heart huckabees, it would have been Saved. But I don't think it did, although it could have. I was tired when I saw it.
Saved reminded me so much of my born again Christian friends and my attitude towards their actions and their religion. I'm not sure if everyone will feel such a connection, so it may not come off as being as funny. But if you think you'd like to see a highschool drama movie in a unique religious atmosphere, and if you like McCauley Culkin. Then this flick is for you.