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Another Movie, Again with Jennifer Aniston.

Why do I keep watching movies with her in it? I have no idea. Sure, I think she's a great actress and pretty to boot ("I think I want to fuck you." she says at one point...) but I can't say I find her any more attractive or talented than many other actresses. Anyway, this film was Derailed also with Clive Owen, Melissa George who plays his wife here but I will always think of her as the evil Lauren from season 3 of Alias and Xzibit of Pimp My Ride. (Why do they always put a plasma-screen TV in the trunk?) This movie had three big twists. In no particular order of occurrence: One was bloody obvious, another should have been obvious for someone like myself who can kick major ass on the new pop culture competition on VH-1 but was still a surprise nonetheless and a third surprise that was genuinely shocking. Given the sometimes excessive violence and inclusion of a severely diabetic daughter, Mother wouldn't have liked this movie but I recommend it to all those not bothered by things like that.

I started a new job today located at a state office putting labels on files. First Shift! I was told to go home an hour and a half later when it was discovered my hand-eye co-ordination disability prevented me from doing the job properly. I will supposedly be paid for a full 4 hours anyway.

If You Ruled the Land . . . by wackyweasel
Your first name:
How you gained your rule:
Your title is:Your Highness - mmm grandeur!
Your symbol is:the flamingo, because it's pink!
You rule from:a cloud castle - so fluffy . . .
At your side is:your standard-bearer, who doubles as a meat shield
Your enforcers, troops, and guards are all:trained animals of many species, all named Fluffy
Your most popular law is:"National Pajamas Day"
Your least popular law is:You must be offered a role in any new movie you want
Your worst enemy is:that last step down from the throne - it's steep!
Your popularity rating is:: 5%
Your chance of being overthrown is:: 9%
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