The internet and I are on a break, sort of, except that I'm still hung up on Facebook and LJ and DW, so I'm somewhat obsessively keeping up with reading and bookmarking for later (because OMG what if I miss something important!?) but then not interacting with any of the above in any meaningful, non-creepy way.
Luckily, I have never had an actual relationship like that.
I'm mainly stopping by to say that The Town
is like catnip for me. I watched it on a plane yesterday, and I totally want to see it again now
please, but I haven't the time. My infatuation with this movie is entirely Ben Affleck's fault, but not necessarily this
Ben Affleck (though I thought he was really good in it). No, I place the blame solidly at the feet of Good Will Hunting
, which was my favorite thing ever for a time when I was in my formative grown-up movie-watching years. That means I can blame Matt Damon, too.
Speaking of, did anyone else see that Mayne Event before the Superbowl with Matt Damon? The one about Packer's coach Mike McCarthy
abandoning his roots in Steelers country? I do enjoy Matt Damon being amusing.
Oh, and also! Justin Guarini (yes, of American Idol and From Justin to Kelly
fame) is joining the cast of American Idiot as Will on March 1st.
Feb 27th is Billie Joe's last night in this run as St. Jimmy, and I wasn't going to go because I sort of don't care? But now it is also John Gallagher Jr. and Will Esper's last night, and I think I might regret if I missed that.
Also, okay, this is a whole thing. Christina Sajous is leaving the night before that, so the 27th is Libby Winter's first night as the permanent Extraordinary Girl, which... I like Libby and all but she doesn't strike me as interesting
in any way. And I am honestly not sure how I feel about a white girl (in a mostly white cast) taking over the role that involves being dressed like an I Dream of Jeannie
reject of harem cliche. I always felt that Christina was too awesome for the role. I wanted to be sold on why the Extraordinary Girl was so extraordinary (and am sort of still waiting for that to happen, fandom, though I haven't even read half of the American Idiot Yuletide fics and have missed a few since then, so maybe it's already out there. I wanted American Idiot to have more Women Being Awesome, basically. Short of a massive expansion of the story (maybe in this movie people keep talking about?) that's not going to happen, but I really feel like Libby's promotion is a step backwards from that.
I'm sure I will be passing judgment on that shortly. Also, I have a whole thing to type up about Melissa Ethridge's performance as St. Jimmy, but it's languishing, unfinished.
Speaking of Women Being Awesome: Why do I not have a Whatsername icon? There's a project for this afternoon.
And now I'm late for work.