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05 January 2008 @ 10:13 pm
Voting Meme  
Ganked from about three of my friends:

88% Dennis Kucinich
85% Mike Gravel
70% Barack Obama
69% Chris Dodd
67% John Edwards
67% Joe Biden
66% Hillary Clinton
66% Bill Richardson
45% Ron Paul
42% Rudy Giuliani
34% John McCain
30% Mitt Romney
28% Mike Huckabee
19% Fred Thompson
12% Tom Tancredo

2008 Presidential Candidate Matching Quiz

I'm an anarchist and don't really vote unless it's a situation I feel really, really strongly about (like Question One in Maine two years ago that wanted to overturn an amendment in the state's constitution that gave GLBT equal rights), but if I were going to be voting, it'd be for Obama. And I'm not just saying that because all the cool kids are doing it.

Also, finally saw the doctor. I gots drugs. Drugs in my SPINE. WHOO. (Not for my head. I got hit by a snow plow and cracked my left shoulder blade and tore the muscle under it. It just barely clipped me and sent me into a snowbank, then buried me in snow. It was quite funny in hindsight.)
 
 
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stateparks on January 6th, 2008 03:24 am (UTC)
I did a similar quiz where I too got 88% Kucinich. I think there's some substance there ...
Anna Belmont: morons on my payrollangelari on January 6th, 2008 03:34 am (UTC)
Too bad he hasn't got a prayer of winning even the nomination.

Sometimes I hate my country.
stateparks on January 6th, 2008 03:41 am (UTC)
yeah, that's what sucks about american politics, but each election I get more convinced that throwing my vote away is better than going for the lesser of two evils. That said I'm tempted to vote for Obama or Clinton also because we all know neither an African American nor a Woman is electable either.

[slaps forehead in despair]
A Guy Named Goo: House Facepalm by everlynaguynamedgoo on January 6th, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
I'd be willing to go with Kucinich, but I don't think he's going to make it past the primaries, honestly. (As was stated below.) I was uncertain about Obama, too, but he clinched Iowa so I have a pretty good feeling he'll be representing the Dems.

Also, have a review to send to you. Just e-mail it, comment with it, send it via carrier pigeon?
stateparks on January 6th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
see my reply above RE: who to vote for in regards to who actually has a chance ...

as for the review, yipee! You can email to the artie dot fishel at gmail dot com address or just reply to this, whatever works ...
A Guy Named Gooaguynamedgoo on January 6th, 2008 09:23 am (UTC)
I e-mailed it, but Gmail likes to eat e-mails I send from my filtered account, so here it is again:

In this life, there are three things I really, really love: 1.) gory horror movies, 2.) musical theatre, and 3.) the work of Tim Burton. When I heard that Tim Burton and his constant companions Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter (yes, I know she's his wife) were going to be headlining the film adaptation of the darkly funny Broadway musical Sweeney Todd, I was excited, to say the least.

So was it the perfect mix of everything I love? Well, that, as it turns out, is a complicated question, one I'll try to answer as simply as possible while, you know, actually giving you a movie review. (Aside: other than the general plot of the musical, I am unfamiliar with the original Broadway play and have done nothing to enlighten myself, so no Broadway snootiness or elitism to be found from here on out.)

The title character of Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is, unsurprisingly, a barber. Once a bright, optimistic young man with a beautiful wife and baby daughter, he was imprisoned by a corrupt judge who wished to get rid of him to pursue his wife. Upon being released from prison, Sweeney is told by the new owner of his former home that the judge has done the unspeakable to his wife (which lead to her death), and to add insult to injury, the judge has taken in his daughter and raised her, trapped in his home. Sweeney decides it's time to get some bloody revenge.

In a perfect world, this would be pretty linear: guy gets out of prison, guy swears revenge, guy goes about getting it. But truthfully, it takes Sweeney so long to get down to the killing (and disposing of the bodies by having his landlady/partner in crime make them into meat pies) and there are so many meandering storylines (including the boy that Sweeney befriended on his trip home coincidentally finding and falling for Sweeney's daughter, Sweeney's partner's growing and inexplicable love for him, an urchin who becomes the assistant of the landlady, and something involving Sasha Baron Cohen in pants so tight you can see his package at all times, which will do nothing for the guys in the audience hoping that they can retain their heterosexuality through a musical as long as it has loads of killing) that nothing major really happens until the last half hour or so, and by then you're wondering when it'll all be over. There is a twist ending, but I wouldn't call it worth the wait.

I think the problem here is I did, in fact, get what I want, but like I wouldn't mix Pepsi, goldfish crackers, and Smirnoff Ice into a bowl and expect the results to be delicious and satisfying (not while sober, anyway), I shouldn't have expected three things that I enjoy but don't naturally blend together to just work. Horror fans will be disappointed by the lack of action, repetitiveness of the songs, and cartoonish, stylized violence, while musical fans will probably be put off by the dark, cold, stifling tone and buckets of gore. It's not a bad movie, exactly, but like most of Tim Burton's stuff, it's definitely got its own niche.

Two and a half glasses

Still One: I think she's impressed by the size of his...blade.

Still Two: I know singing about cannibalism makes *me* happy!

Still Three: Sweeney breaks it down on the street.

Edited at 2008-01-06 09:24 am (UTC)
bean_bunnybean_bunny on January 6th, 2008 03:42 am (UTC)
... well well, another Kunich person over here. For me, it was Kunich, a bunch of obscure people, THEN Obama.

That quiz was neat in as much as it had questions about politics even my dumb ass could understand and answer, but I don't feel like the answers always represented what I wanted to answer. For example? Mary Jane needs to be just as legal as the day is long, kay thanks.
stateparks on January 6th, 2008 03:43 am (UTC)
Mary Jane needs to be just as legal as the day is long, kay thanks.

Oh dear god, wouldn't that be nice!
dracschick: vampirestyledracschick on January 6th, 2008 03:55 am (UTC)
Ouch!
that sounds really painful:(
*hugs*
feel better,
Chris