I’ve been trying various scotches/whiskys over the course of a few days. The competitors were Jack Daniels, Chivas, and Johnny Walker Red Label. The Red Label won by a long shot. Most whiskys taste like shit, and Jack Daniels is no exception. It is the absolute worst tasting liquor I’ve ever tried. Chivas really wasn’t much better. I did however somewhat enjoy Red Label (coincidentally, of the three, it is the most expensive liquor you will find in restaurants). It leaves a warm feeling in your head as soon as hits you (read: quick). I also understand there’s Green Label, Black Label, and Gold Label.
I’ve discovered a lot of really good shows on this one Canadian network called Teletoon. Besides the obligatory Family Guy, I’ve also really enjoyed Harvey Birdman and Tripping the Rift. Both shows are awesomely raunchy and immature, and I love it. I’ll definitely have to go torrenting when I get home.
I’ve watched some films these few days as well.
- “Failure to Launch” is a film with Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker, an extremely unattractive woman who supposedly has charisma to make up for said unattractiveness. It’s a feel good film about a guy who, at 35 years old, still lives at home with his parents, an incredibly implausible sounding scenario in my mind’s eye. But that aside, the plot continues with his parents cooking up a scheme of sorts to get him out of the house by hooking him up with a chick, who actually dates guys for money in order to get them out of their parents’ houses. Professionally. One of the characters raised an interesting question: “How do you get in that field?” Good question, character. It was explained that she, like most people, “fell into it.” A long time ago she fell for a guy who lived with his parents, and failing to get him to move out, she decided to focus on other fucking losers who still did. Blah blah blah, she fell in love with this McConaughey, he drawled something in his stupid Southern accent, they sailed away on a boat, the end. Oh yeah, McConaughey got bitten by various wildlife throughout the film, resulting in barrels of laughter.
- “Old School” is fucking awesome. I said it. Will Ferrell is a fucking god. Even Vince Vaughn and Luke Wilson were hysterical. And I usually can’t stand Vaughn. I won’t spoil the story. It’s basically about 3 guys starting a fraternity and engaging in various hijinks in the process. Just see it.
- “Stranger Than Fiction” is a very good movie. As a Will Ferrell film, it’s actually rather atypical to his normal roles. He plays the role of a fictional character in a book written and narrated by a woman. Soon, Ferrell begins hearing her narrate his life exactly as it’s happening. He eventually learns that the woman narrating his life actually intends to kill him. And so the plot ensues. I was really surprised at Ferrell’s performance in such a film that was both humorous and serious at times.
It’s a decent vacation so far.