What is wrong with the above picture? I’m not sure. I just can’t put my finger on it. All the food seems to be on the table and ready for eating. The table has been set for six…and there are six diners ready – and one or two downright anxious – to chow down. Oh, wait. I got it. Lulu has TWO rice bowls. That’s it.
Anyway, yesterday. in keeping with this week’s weather theme – Hot! – Akemi decided to host a hot pot party with her friends. What, pray tell, is a hot pot party? Well, all you need a heat source, pot of hot soup –
Also, if you’re Akemi, made a little prepared side dish of my favorite mapo tofu:
Akemi and her friends had a grand time, spending a couple of hours sitting, chatting, and eating. For my part, I got fed up waiting for those damn dumplings to cook, polished off three bowls of the mapo tofu with rice, then retreated to the kitchen where I washed some dishes, dried them, dropped and shattered the brittlest glass pot I own, swept, and vacuumed.
Great news for Cookie Monster compliments of blog regular Keith who discovered a website with a free-to-watch copy of the 1977 superhero
classic movie: Abar, the First Superman. Bless his malevolent little heart.
Beware his righteous stare!
And so, after our Supermovie of the Week Club reconvenes for this Monday’s review and discussion of the 2012 Spiderman rehash, we’ll be moving on/back to Abar, the First Black Superman.
The week following, we’re going to mix things up with a movie of YOUR choice. This blog is open to your suggestions until tomorrow night at which point we’ll put it to a vote. So far, recommended titles include The Fifth Element, Battlefield Earth, and something written by Carl Binder (which, by process elimination, would be Pocahontas).
Hey, my friend, talented writer, and occasional blog lurker, Kellie, has just self-published her first novel! Check it out here: http://www.amazon.com/Darkling-ebook/dp/B00DMNZIEA/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372533098&sr=1-1
PBMom writes: “Update on Woody’s son: They have moved him out of ICU to what could be considered a step-up unit. He’ll be observed there and then he will have one more transfer to another floor and then after that DISCHARGE!! Amazing. Just a reminder for everyone to sign up to be organ transplant donors and to let your family know your wishes (and better yet put it in a Living Will). Although you life might be at its end, your organs can give life to others, others like Woody’s son.”
Answer: Great to hear! Thanks for this.
Keith wrote: “Also, I could have sworn that he did a League of Extraordinary Gentleman review but I can’t find it. So what’s the deal? That counts as a superhero film, doesn’t it?”
Answer: Nope, Cookie Monster never reviewed it because – again, nope – it isn’t really a superhero movie. It’s a comic book movie to be sure but not really a superhero movie. But that doesn’t mean we can’t force him to watch it!
Tam Dixon writes: “Any luck picking out a gift?”
Answer: Not yet. I was entertaining the notion of signing him up for one of those Bacon of the Month clubs but have reconsidered. Surely I can find something awesome in L.A.
dasndanger writes: “The 10 WTF moments froze up on me, and I only got through the first five. However, it did make me realize why sometimes I hate lists like this – not only because each entry is on a separate, advertisement and/or link-laden page, but also because the stuff they nit-pick is usually incredibly petty. It just feels like they’re trying to hard.”
Answer: To which nitpick are you referring? Superman magically spinning the world backwards so he can turn back time and undead Lois Lane? Or the fact that a subway full of commuters discover Spiderman’s secret identity in Spiderman 2, but this inconvenient fact is simply swept under the logic rug and immediately forgotten?
dasndanger also writes: “I really wish you liked corn, Joe.”
Answer: Who says I don’t like corn? The corn soup at Fuel/Refuel was my absolute favorite.
Mike from Canada writes: “I just noticed your reading Wool. I downloaded the set for my Kindle a while back but then forgot all about it. What’s it like?”
Answer: Interesting premise.
Mike from Canada also writes: “And third vote: No Country for Old Men.”
Answer: Actually, Baron Destructo already reviewed No Country for Old Men for this blog. You can check out his thoughts here (http://josephmallozzi.com/2008/02/06/february-6-2008-cookie-monster-reviews-snakes-on-a-plane-baron-destructo-reviews-no-country-for-old-men/) as well as Cookie Monster’s take on Snakes on a Plane.