December 19th, 2003

breaking bad

I want to see how it ends. Oh it just did.

One side effect of being off work for several weeks is that I watch telly in the early evening. This is because I don't have to do 2 or 3 hours of housework, cooking, washing up and driving people places every night from about 5.30, but I don't have enough energy to do much else. So, I've actually watched a consistent amount of Buffy these last few weeks. This has coincidentally been the final few episodes of the final (seventh?) season.

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breaking bad

If we were used as we deserve

An interview in the Independent with Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant (creators of The Office, brilliant Brit comedy, which will conquer).

I think Gervais is an ENTP like me but cleverer of course:

...a kamikaze instinct for saying the worst thing imaginable in any situation, just to see what will happen

... claims his only adrenaline surge comes from risks involving the excess consumption of dairy products

The resemblance is uncanny.

But what worries me: is David Brent an ENTP too? I think he is supposed to be.

'almost psychotic tactlessness'

'Striving manfully to hide his predatory intentions behind politically correct platitudes'

'balancing heartfelt concern for the welfare of others with appalling self-interest'

And that continuous showing off.

I think he is the dark side of ENTP. I don't see too many characters on TV that I think are ENTP, so it's fun to spot one.
breaking bad

Return of the King

Went to see Return of the King. It's kick ass. Good fighting. Briliant fighting in fact. I dug the Rohirrim most.

Who was good in it? The oldsters of course. Gandalf showed everyone else up. And the hobbits.

And Elijah Wood seemed to become preternaturally beautiful before one's very eyes, which must be a talent of some sort. As he become more dirty and close to death he looked as if he were created by Michaelangelo. Incredible face.

So the Frodo thing and the fighting thing, very good indeed.

Aragorn I thought was a bit dull in this one, and he was super in the previous two. Perhaps I'll change my mind about that if I see it again.

Legolas was almost embarassingly rubbish, but I suppose it won't matter to his many fans. When he appears round Frodo's door, looking winsome, my daughter said 'Nice Coat' which made me laugh.