Friday, November 17, 2006

Guts, Movies, Spelling Bee, Listen to: Girls Aloud

Calvin and Hobbes is so relevant to medical school. This week, we dissected the abdominal wall. At first thought, I was disgusted. One small incision in the intestine or colon, then we're screwed with dealing with the smell of feces. But it just got cooler and cooler. Similar to the hearts and lung, just having the intestines, somach, liver on your hand. So cool. Too bad the mesentery prevents the intestines from spewing all out of your body like Calvin's.

So I saw two new movies that came out last week.Yes. Borat. I've seen these pictures of this Middle Eastern looking man in a god-awful swimsuit for the past year and always wondered who he was. Now I know. Ali G playing Borat. Wow, I don't think I've seen a movie more offensive but distubingly funny. The last offensive movie I saw was Team America. But that was just plain stupid. Despite the awfulness/awkwardness, at least Borat really made you think what the state of the nation is still like today. Southern upper class trying to welcome their new immigrant neighbors. College frat boys when drunk still as racist and sexist as ever. And who could ever for get that hotel wrestling scene. -_-. Watch it if you really want to. Or just save it until you can rent it.
After that insanity, I watched Stranger than Fiction. Michelle had been going on and ON about the movie since the end of summer. It finally came out, and it was a pretty good movie. I was expecting a pretty depressing movie and that was what I got. This movie was made for english majors. Lots of literary analysis. Lots of famous people, too: Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Queen Latifah, Kristin Chenowith, and Buster from Arrested Development! Will Farrell was awesome. Go see it for the actors and cool plot. Again, another movie to save for DVD unless you really wanted to see it.
Jiyeon's friend from Emory has a sister who was in the Chicago production of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee playing at the Drury Lane Theater at the Water Tower Place 2 blocks away. We got awesome seats for a good price and the musical was amazing. It was really funny, and the best part was that Jefferson was one of four to be on stage. And he won too! Jefferson aka George Stephanopoulos lookalike spelled better than the other four and had to be kicked off the stage because he kept spelling the words right. It must have been awesome. Half of the play, he was on the stage. The music wasn't that memorable, but it definitely had its moments of pure knee slapping funniness. You guys should definitely check out the show. Especially since the theater was basically half packed and there's always lottery tickets available for every showing.
Anyways, Jiyeon's friend's sister, Christine Werny, played Logainne Schartzandgrubenierre, aka the blonde girl with braids, a lisp and had two overbearing daddies. On the picture above, she's #1 with the blue blazer and red pants. After the show, we all headed to the Cheesecake Factory with her and got to know her better. I totally was starstruck. Got her autograph and everything. So cool!

So many new CDs are out! I'm obsessed with the new Bloc Party album. Not as good as their debut, but still really good. But the Girls Aloud greatest hits are out! I can't stop listening to one of their unreleased songs, "Singapore". Listen:

Happy 24th Birthday Jefferson!


Eiline said...

hey dennis,
wow, u're going to the ballet and musicals and being all cultured in chicago. good for u! ginger cat cookies! for people! i jus went to trader joe's today and stocked up on two buck chuck wine (to put in gift baskets.. and to taste as well). jus stopped by to say i'm thinking of u. good luck memorizing guts and stuff. hehe

Elizabeth said...

hi dennis~!!!
i hear about you from time to time from stacy.
she misses you. i miss you.
but you know...i visited chicago for the very first time a few months ago, and i fell in love with it.
the city is just...byooootiful.
nothing like....bmore.

i think i went to...lake front? water front?
by the museums.
i think i'm going to move to chicago after d-school. hehe

we started anatomy.
so i guess i'll be going through what you're going through right now in a matter of weeks.
fun stuff.

Elizabeth said...

hi dennis~!!
i hear about you from time to time from stacy.
she misses you!! i miss you!
but you know...i visted chicago a for the very first time a few months ago and fell in love with it.

i think i went to..waterfront? lake front?
by the museums.

yea. i think i'm going to have to move there after d-school.

we started anatomy a couple weeks back. guess i'll be going through what you're going through v. soon.

fun stuff.

Elizabeth said...


ok..i just realized that my first comment had went through.
you just need to approve it.

i tried to remember exactly what i said...and how i said it.

now you have two to pick from!

Joyce said...

was the second to the last word your friend got catarjunes?