labour day weekend – no labour involved
I took a nice long weekend thanks to the americans having a public holiday – if i haven’t mentioned this before, since the clients are american i get to take their public holidays instead of ours. It’s great. Shops are open and everyone else is at work. I got a lot done yesterday, including relicencing my car (R279 later – holy crap).
Also watched Bad Santa, which was hilarious and totally recommended, and Alexander, which was another Oliver Stone biopic. The thing with Oliver Stone biopics is that, while claiming to be about someone else, they are all in fact about Oliver Stone. Not even the great and glorious Angelina Jolie could save a movie that just went on and on and on. If Stone had cut out all the scenes that were just blatant directorial masturbation, and reduced the number of scenes in which Colin Farrel bursts into tears at a moment’s notice (and he does that a little too easily), and then cut out all the scenes with Anthony Hopkins (which were not necessary to the story at all, and were obviously just an excuse to have a big name in the movie) then what would have been left over would have been about 90 minutes of decent story. Throw in a gratuitous nude scene with Angelina and you have the makings of a great movie.
In the news, Mugabe is even more insane than ever, if that’s at all physically possible. The man is like a case study for psych students. Paranoia, check. Delusions, check. Shit flinging, check.
A big project openbox is working on went partially live last thursday. Check it out.