Let’s Give Them Something To Tweet About
Note: Internet search tells me I’m only the 42 millionth person to think up the title used for this post. Maybe those 42 million other bozos can tweet about how unoriginal I am.
Ah, Twitter. Cruel mistress of pain and delight. An effective combination to be sure. Today I’m going to go random on the topic of Twitter. To honor the spirit of the subject matter, I’m going to try to limit my piths to 140 characters or less. (That’s a big plus for most of you right there!)
Tiny poll dancer
I have formed an exploratory committee to examine the possibility of changing my avatar.
Exploratory. Now that’s a butt-clenching word if ever there was one. If you know what I mean. But it is the word I have chosen and quite fitting for someone like me, I think.
Avatar. Another interesting word. As I learned from James Cameron, it loosely translates to “I see you” in English.
In other words, my avatar image is how you see me. It’s a pretty big deal.
Since I’m thinking about changing my avatar, I thought I’d break out the poll feature for the first time ever and find out what my reader thinks. The poll feature can handle only one vote, right?
This post also represents my contribution to the science of bracketology in honor of “March Madness” that will soon be upon us. Look, we’re already down to the final two. The winner goes on and the loser has to suck it.
Thank you so much for voting. That is one of the greatest privileges in our democracy and even here in the Abyss.
Avatar vs. Star Wars
I saw Avatar recently. (Expect another Why movie theaters should be destroyed post soon.)
Curious, I went to IMDB to see how it did. The rating when I looked was 8.7 out of 10. Not too shabby. In fact, that puts Avatar in position #32 on the all-time list.
Who ranks above that?
Pos. #10: Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Pos. #12: Star Wars: A New Hope
This has got to be one of those “time, place and context” sort of things. Sorry, Star Wars. Avatar is the superior movie. Hands down and bar none. In fact, Star Wars comes across as hokey and sort of lame in comparison. Don’t get me wrong – I loved Star Wars. I once wore Star Wars tshirts every day for an entire year. (Sad but true.)
Even so, and I’ve thought about this, I have to say that Avatar is far more entertaining than Star Wars.
To those those Star Wars movies in positions #10 and #12 I can only say this: You do not belong here.