As I was driving home, I saw a sticker that said "Miami" in the back window of a car I passed. This got me thinking of CSI: Miami and how much I loathe that show because David Caruso is one of the Worst Actors on the Planet (Shia LaBeouf hasn't stolen the title from him... yet). I then got to thinking how the ultimate torture would be to watch an episode of Inside The Actor's Studio where James Lipton did a retrospective of all the shit that David Caruso has squeezed out in his career. This got me to thinking about a totally forgettable movie he did after leaving NYPD Blue with the actress from Mad About You. Except I couldn't remember her name. All I could come up with was "Linda Hunt" except she was Shadout Mapes in the movie version of Dune.
Things like this drive me crazy.
Eventually I got stopped at a train crossing. This gave me an opportunity to pull out my iPhone, call up the Internet Movie Database, and find out that it was HELEN Hunt who had the grave misfortune of starring with David Caruso in Kiss of Death...
I don't know that I will ever get used to having such unprecedented constant access to the massive store of information on the internet.
A part of me thinks it's a bad thing. Eventually I would have remembered Helen Hunt on my own. But the internet has made me lazy and impatient, so I took the easy way out. And my memory is probably suffering because of it. What does this mean for future generations? They won't know of a time when people didn't have constant access to the internet... hell, they'll probably have a connection implanted in their brain or something. Or whatever passes for a brain once they're all shriveled from lack of use. Why bother remembering anything except how to breathe when the internet does it for you?
I'm surprised that I remembered to blog today.
Not that anybody would have noticed. The blogosphere has been eerily quiet lately.
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Helen Hunt was good in that movie with Jack Nicholson but that’s probably As Good As It Gets.
Helen Hunt is a TERRIBLE actress. I cringe when watching her.
dude. i would’ve noticed… but probably not till now
😀 but still i would have noticed.
Happy 4th, Dave. Greetings from a place very near the survey island. iPhone tethering-yay!!!
i couldn’t agree more about david caruso – ridiculously bad!
also your thoughts on the future of the human brain. i wonder if there is any advantage to the brain being bombarded with all of this information all the time from a zillion different sources – it’s our only hope.
Dude, yesterday I put up TWO posts, photos, a video, and tweeted my ass off. What more do you expect of the blogosphere?
It never occurred to me to wonder Linda Hunt’s name.
Helen Hunt was best in Girls Just Want to Have Fun.
If you didn’t have IMDB available on your iPhone, you could have done what my friends have been doing for years when they needed that kind of information.
You could have called me. 😉
Can’t tell you how often I’ve been at work or out with friends when my cell phone rang. I would say “Hello” and then something like “Richard Edson” and then hang up. The people I was with would always ask what that was about and I would tell them that friend so and so just called and wanted to know the name of the original drummer of Sonic Youth who later became an actor and was one of the gamblers in “Eight Men Out”.
It was a constant source of amusement before those damn smart phones!
I’ve lived in the same neighbourhood now for more than 10 years. Every year, on Canada Day, we walk down to the river about a mile away. Right before the Parkway, we have a conversation about which embassy that is there on the corner, with the red and white flag. Every year, we discuss it. Every year, we don’t do a thing about it.
This year, I pulled out my iPhone and googled it. Mental that I can do that anywhere…
Yeah, it has been quiet. I blame Twitter. Oh, and the holiday weekend.
I would have noticed. Then again, your blog is one of only like 5 I read now daily, rather than the 20 I used to before…and on top of that, I love you to pieces so I would be sad if you didn’t post. 🙂
On the other hand, I miss day to day human contact greatly, so rather than sitting in front of my MacBook all day, I have been trying to get more of it rather than blogging and tweeting.
If that makes sense….
Everyone is on vacation and lacks the constant connectivity we special people have.
Well, I would’ve noticed.
But that is the exact reason why I ordered an iPhone this week and jumped ship from T-Mobile – I love the idea of having constant access to the internet. There are so many times when I’m away from home and wanting to look something up and can’t. Hopefully in 7-14 business days I will no longer have that issue. 🙂
My mom would love that you typed out ‘Internet Movie Database’ since I’m all too often saying I-M-D-B and then having to say it out anyway. Hates initialisms, she does.
As for your iPhone, think of it like the external memory devices they have in Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, ‘cuz that’s awesome.
“We Fremen pay our debts.”
Is that the one where one of the characters, Cage maybe, is incarcerated and forced to eat with flatware that makes him cringe? He can’t stand metal flatware … or wooden flatware … or god-knows-what flatware … on his teeth and that fact was discovered by The Man, so, when he’s put in The Big House, he’s only given whatever it is that makes him cringe.
(Well, the Internet may be quiet today, but it’s got to be nice to know you can still count on some of us to ask oddball questions. Happy 4th.)
I agree…it’s been painfully, and SCARY, quiet on blogosphere. Something I need to know??
Wow. HUGE difference between Linda and Helen.
Very quiet indeed. Not sure why.