So, I’m finally going to do it. I’m finally going to sell my car. I really should have done it a while ago but, to be honest, I didn’t want to deal with the hassle. I figured it would have been so much easier to simply trade in my old Q7 as part of a new vehicle purchase, but the dealer convinced me I’d be better off selling the car privately, say on craigslist (and, in so doing, unintentionally talked me out of buying a new car from him). He was right! I SHOULD sell my car privately!
Months passed. I was distracted by other matters: work, personal issues, my new sous vide machine.
Finally, last week, I decided to finally do it. I got my Q7 inspected. I made some minor repairs. I assembled the proper paperwork and did my research. The apparent rules of selling a car: “Don’t accept personal checks! Only accept cashier’s checks or money orders!”. Well, that seemed pretty obvious. Armed with this information, I went over to craigslist. There, the first warning to greet me when I went to post my listing: “Most cashier’s check or money orders offered to craigslist sellers are COUNTERFEIT — cashing them can lead to financial ruin.” So, unless I’m misreading this, craigslist is warning me that I am almost certain to be cheated if I attempt to do business on craigslist.
Oh, hey, just wanted everyone to know that I’m in total agreement with those criticizing our resident film critic, Cookie Monster, on his recent review of The Dark Knight. How dare he give it a measly 8 out of 10 chocolate chippee cookies and have the gall to critique the movie’s lapses in logic. This is a superhero movie and, as we all know, superhero movies shouldn’t be held to the same high standards of other movies. We have to suspend our disbelief and accept the fact that people can fly, get bitten by radioactive spiders, and say and do things that make absolutely no sense. I mean, you can’t expect a scriptwriter to come up with cool chase scenes AND have the villain’s plan make sense too! Am I right? Granted, Hollywood does occasionally release the odd well-written comic book movie that adheres to an internal logic despite being set in a super-themed world (ie. Iron Man, the first two X-Men movies, the first Spiderman movie), but those are flukes, accidents of the production process caused by individuals with too much time and talent on their hands.
All this to say, REALLY looking forward to next week’s review of The Spirit which, if you don’t mind my saying, looks positively brilliant:
How could Cookie Monster gives this movie any less than 9 chocolate chippee cookies?!
Randomness writes: “@Carl Binder who finally arrives in town to start prep on his new show! – Hope it goes well for him, but at the same time, kinda weird how you and Paul, who were arguably better writers/producers than him still haven’t had as much luck with your projects.”
Answer: No one I know (present company included) is a better writer/producer than Carl Binder.