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Things Not to Say in Bed

In Culture, Humor on December 2, 2010 at 12:42 pm

A few days ago, I posed a Facebook status that read: “Things Not to Say in Bed #1: ‘This…is my boomstick.'”

Over the course of the next day, several of my friends added their own quips to the list and this is the result.

The Lincoln Hotel in Butte, MT. This place has plenty of beds. Photo by Jeremia Schrock

Things Not to Say in Bed

  1. This is my boomstick.
  2. Are you in yet? (Greg)
  3. You don’t have anything do you? (Sam)
  4. Where is it? [From Duke Nukem] (Craig)
  5. I kick ass and use condoms and I’m all outta condoms. (Sam)
  6. Shake it, baby. (Craig)
  7. Head Shot! (James)
  8. You’re almost as good as my ex! (Gibb)
  9. You woke me up for that? (Heather)

Two posts were also made that I thought deserved special attention:

Laurel: “As a girl, I have to say that’s actually something TO say in bed. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a Cleansweep instead of a Firebolt.”
Brenna: “What if the girl is really into Army of Darkness?”

Oddly enough, only one woman joined in with an actual submission. The others were all guys. So, a question to everyone: What do you think that means?

Laurel: “As a girl, I have to say that’s actually something TO say in bed. Unless, of course, we’re talking about a Cleansweep instead of a Firebolt.”

Why I didn’t see Harry Potter on opening night

In Alaskana, Cinema on November 18, 2010 at 11:33 pm

I didn’t see Harry Potter on opening night for two reasons:

  1. I know how it ends.
  2. I don’t really care about it anymore.

But, I should qualify that last one.

I used to love it with a fiery passion of a million burning suns. I helped man Gulliver’s Books opening night party for Book 6 and attended a book opening party in Vancouver, B.C. for Book 7. I’ve seen 4, 5 and 6 on opening night in costume. I’ve gone to Potter-themed events dressed as Remus Lupin, Rodolphus Lestrange and Regulus Black. I also went to see one of the films as Dorian Grey-ala-The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen but that’s beside the point.

In my opinion, it’s tired. Nothing new in the Potterverse has come out since Book 7 (no, the Tales of Beedle the Bard don’t count). The films are not “new”. Nothing new occurs; the books are simply rehashed via film according to David Heyman’s vision. Which is okay.

I guess really it comes down to boredom. I’ve read the books, written fanfiction, laughed at the parodies, listened to the music (both OST and fan-made), obsessed over finding display pictures for my MSN Messenger, played the video games (PlayStation 1, Gamecube and Wii) and seen the films. Potter is no longer my bottle of butterbeer, I suppose. I guess for me Potter has simply jumped the Quidditch Pitch. Oh well, it was a fantastic Portkey-of-a-ride it was while it happened.

We’ll always have Hogwarts, Harry.