Friday, April 29, 2005

intelligent discussion

My blog is getting so many hits from people searching for "whalfin" that it's ridiculous. There is a real hunger for reliable whalfin information on the net. I want to see a picture but I don't think there is one anywhere.

Inspiration's not really striking me today. If anyone wants to get into an intelligent discussion for a friday http://sacramento.craigslist.org/rnr/70784235.html, Scott pointed this CL idiocy out to me. Speaking of idiots, the conversation I overheard at Nishiki yesterday really shook my faith in humantiy. I was waiting for Grace in the front area for a few minutes. First, I took in the general ever-present sexism typical of the sushi places where hotties congregate (sexist or sexy? what's the difference). There was the teenage hostess who was hobbling around on high heels that were obviously killing her and who was so encumbered by constricting clothing and hair artfully arranged over one of her eyes that she could barely move at all and obviously couldn't really see where she was going. There were the ruddy-faced rich dudes with paunches and ugly Polo shirts trying to impress the schmoozy maitre'd with their stories of hundreds spent on front row tickets to sports events. But the worst convo came after we were seated next to two real-estate dudes. Here are two choice quotes:

"You know, she's really perfect. Thick blond hair, full lips, hourglass figure, but she has the I.Q. of Snoopy. Not that that really matters, but it might be embarassing because everyone in my family has gone to college".

and:

Dude 1: Have you seen any of those Lord of the Rings movies?
Dude 2: Nah, not interested, if there's no real-estate angle in it, I couldn't care less.

Wow, what an interesting guy. He must be a lot of fun at parties. But he's really limiting himself as far as the selection of movies he might want to see. The only movie I can think of with a real-estate angle off the top of my head is "Glengarry Glen Ross". I guess "Chinatown" kinda has a real-estate angle, too. Well, those are both really good movies, so maybe he's onto something here.

12 comments:

DB said...

He must be a big fan of the "House" films.

DB said...

I can sympathize because I watch films with a legislative tracking angle.

Anonymous said...

That dude needs to revisit his Peanuts! Snoopy, much like Joel, is no slouch. I think he'd be an excellent catch.

miller

Anonymous said...

http://www.jeanscollectibles.com/hmsnoopygrad.jpeg

-michele

armeniac said...

i think ,technically, braveheart was, ultimately about real estate ,and the heavy s&m element in many liberation movements ;though all those scenes were deleted and later added to the war on terrorism.
ps. If Alec is God than is Joel the Devil?

Anonymous said...

..Actually Alec is God and the Devil. Like George Burns. You haven't seen Alec in his all red suit?

Charles

Anonymous said...

Actually the Lord of the Rings books/films were all about real estate. Sauron had controlling interest of the land of Mordor. His 'get rich quick' scheme entailled take over the Lands of Gondor and Rohan and eventually hitting the north lands to bring down their market values so the prices of land in Mordor would rise. He could have made an incredible amount of equity by buying southern land in 1000 s.r. and then selling it a couple hundred years after taking over Middle Earth. But he did have the IQ of Snoppy.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Miller, wasn't snoopy the smartest character in the strip? Which begs the question...
maybe he was referring to his gal's penchant for pretending to be a WW1 flying ace? Are there scenarios involved? Does that make him the Red Baron???? The Red Real Estate Baron??????

W

Anonymous said...

whalPHin

www.dolphinleap.com/journals/tdi2000/images/whalphin.jpg

Love,

the "crazy lab manager from across the hall"

DB said...

I thought Schroeder was the smartest.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, but Snoopy had street smarts. Playing some Beethoven ain't gonna get the Red Baron off your ass.

miller

the schnauzer said...

missing from the list of real estate themed films is the thrilling tenants' rights abuse commentary Pacific Heights, starring melanie griffith and the (often diabolical) michael keaton. if memory serves, it sucks. oh wait- almost forgot about The Money Pit, with shelly long..