Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I like Flixter...

I like Flixter... I especially like the suggestions of similar movies the other users give. I find it useful... but then there are people like this "lover one hot sexy" aka "krazy sniper". "She" just suggests anything "she" happens to think. Here's some of her suggestions as movies like The Enemy of the State. (She gives over 100 suggestions, BTW)

Men in Black (1997)     25/21 (54%)    
Beverly Hills Cop (1984)     9/7 (56%)    
Romancing the Stone (1984)     6/5 (55%)    
Johnny Cash i København (Johnny Cash in Copenhagen) (1971)     7/6 (54%)    
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 (1993)     5/4 (56%)    
Osmosis Jones (2001)     5/5 (50%)    
Dr. T & The Women (2000)     3/3 (50%)    
Highlander - Endgame (2000)     8/8 (50%)    
King Kong (2005)     19/19 (50%)    
Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)     5/5 (50%)    
Ali (2001)     7/8 (47%)    
Purple Rain (1984)     10/11 (48%)    
Pet Sematary (1989)     7/8 (47%)    
The Omen (1976)     8/9 (47%)    
Das Boot (The Boat) (1981)     6/7 (46%)    
On Golden Pond (1981)     5/7 (42%)    
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)     4/6 (40%)    
The Birdcage (1996)     5/8 (38%)    
Van Helsing (2004)     10/13 (43%)    
Bloodrayne (2006)     4/7 (36%)    
Glitter (2001)     4/7 (36%)    
Stalingrad (1992)     3/6 (33%)    
The Little Mermaid (1989)     11/15 (42%)    
The Breakfast Club (1985)     8/12 (40%)    
Pretty in Pink (1986)     6/10 (38%)    
The Lord of the Rings (1978)     14/19 (42%)    
The Hobbit (1978)     9/8 (53%)    

Okay... men in black and ali, both has Will Smith, so I suppose that could be... similar... Not really, but... there's at least some sort of logic there.
Johnny Cash in Copenhagen. What? How is that a movie similar to Enemy of the State?
The Hobbit and Lord of the Rings? Huh? THE LITTLE MERMAID??? My 9 years old niece loves the little mermaid, but I doubt she'd like enemy of the state.
I never knew Pretty in Pink is about the government surveillance and control of citizens. Everything one learns as one lives.
Interesting thing here is that even though I could see some sort of wink to this theme in movies like Best Little Whorehouse or Breakfast Club, if dragged to the extremes, On Golden Pond? Four weddings?

The most interesting thing is not these random suggestions. What do I know how this person thinks... the most interesting is the following numbers. More than half of the people in Flixter thinks Johnny Cash in Copenhagen is like Enemy of the State! Almost half of the people think Little Mermaid is like Enemy of the State!
People like this drives Aspie me mad. They are sabotaging a good system, created to help people.

P.S. If you'd like to befriend me at Flixter, I'm Ketutar there too :-)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

I'm a book hoarder

"Don't you read?" or the fears of a book hoarder

Well... one reason is that it's not my book. I live with another book hoarder, you see.

But, as I write this, I face one wall of bookshelves, filled with books, books stacked on books, in two rows and all that. I suppose most book hoarders know what I am talking about. Let's go through a couple of shelves, and I'll tell you why the books on those shelves are kept.

I got that book from my parents.
That I got from my brother.
That from my sisters.
That I bought myself, because it is a very beautiful and inspiring book. I feel good while reading it.
That I bought because I'm interested in the subject.
That I got as a Christmas present, because I'm interested in the subject. I wouldn't have bought it, but it was a gift, and you don't throw away gifts. Or give away or sell them.
I got that one.
That's Henric's.
Those were part of a book listing. I wanted one book in a set of four, and even as I don't want the others, they are good books, and one should never, ever throw away books - not even bad books - and no-one will buy them.
Those I bought because I thought I'd like them, but I hate them.
That's my Alexandre Dumas collection from 19th century. I doubt it's worth anything, but it makes me feel rich, and I love Dumas' adventure books.
That's my Jules Verne collection.
I might read that self-help book some day.
That one is on my to-read-list.
Those I enjoyed reading, and even though I doubt I'll ever read them again... books are friends, and you don't throw away, give away or sell your friends. Besides, no-one would want them either.

Besides. Books are beautiful. Books are not clutter. A hoard of books is a library, and that's a good thing.