Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Can You Sell Me Some Shark Repellent?...

I hate blogging for blogging sake. I'm definitely of the opinion that you should only blog when you have something to say. Now I am well aware that what I have to say might not qualify as something you think really needs to be said, but these things are subjective, aren't they? I only begin this way because I have to admit that I genuinely wanted to publish a post today, regardless of the fact that I really didn't have anything to write about. Call me a hypocrite, but I just wanted one more post out of April.

So I wrestled with this "problem" for a short time. You see, I love the feeling I get when I publish a shiny, new post. I can't really describe it, but I think that other people who enjoy writing as much as I do may know what I'm talking about. I don't think its anything as major as a grand sense of accomplishment, but it just feels good. And I like to feel good. Much better than feeling bad. Contrary to popular belief, I am not a masochist.

As I alluded to before, the line between good writing and bad writing is subjective at best. Someone who I think is incredible, may just be "meh" to you. But I think we can all agree that writing with a purpose, even if it is only meaningful to the person writing it, will always create a better end result. So where the fuck does that leave me?

Write something just to pad my post count for the month, or allow April to slip away without a whisper. Never ever to return.

Pay no attention to the melodrama. It adds texture.

So I was mindlessly surfing random sites, while internally debating my little "problem", when I stumbled upon the coolest thing. And just like that, my problem had solved itself. I found something that I just needed to share.

It's no secret that I harbour slight nerd tendencies. One of the things I am slightly nerdy about is Batman. I don't care how cool you think you are, you have to admit that Batman is fucking awesome. You may think one iteration of Batman is far superior to others, but the case still stands that Batman is for everyone. From the campy TV show (shark repellent...Batman is ready for fucking anything) all the way to the current Christian Bale variety, there really is a style and format for anyone to enjoy. But enough defending my inner nerd, let's get to the point.

The Dark Knight opens in July and is easily my most anticipated film of the summer. I almost never go to movies on opening night, but this will be one of those rare exceptions. Don't worry though, I'm planning on leaving my Batman costume at home.

You may or may not be aware that there is a new trailer for the movie currently making the rounds on the internet. Problem is, I can't find it. It keeps getting yanked by Warner Bros. They are officially releasing it online on Sunday, and aren't too appreciative of people spoiling their debut. I can understand this, because the quality of these bootlegs is always piss poor, and Warner Bros is probably worried that a poor quality representation of the trailer will portray the film in a negative light. But that doesn't change the fact that I still want to see it RIGHT NOW. This is the year 2008, Warner Bros. I don't want to wait for my stimuli. I want it 10 minutes ago. This is the ADD generation dammit, and we need to digest this shit fast so we can move on to the next thing. Ultimately, while the viral marketing thing has been cool, just give me the damn trailer already.

In an effort to locate said trailer, I found the below video. It comes via and is a side by side comparison of the trailers for the 1989 Batman film and The Dark Knight. And its fucking uncanny. I got a kick out of it, but maybe that's just me. Is anyone else a closeted Batman fan? Or just looking forward to The Dark Knight?

You know what sucks, though? I just realized that (for some reason) I cannot view this post, as I'm writing it, in "compose" mode with the video attached. It immediately shuts down my IE. So I'm going to cross my fingers, click "Publish Post" with my tongue (because my fingers are busy being crossed), and hope this works. If the formatting is all fucked up, you know why.

I hate HTML.

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Anonymous said...

Sweet can not wait,, thats an awesome vid..

Heather said...

That was so awesome!!!! I'm going to repeatedly show that to people all day long. I think Ledger is going to be the best villian in a Batman movie EVER. It seems so much more realistic to have him look so dishevelled. Great post, Kris, and here, you weren't even going to do one!

Kittymao said...

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DeeDee said...


I'm seriously going to steal your video and put it on my sidebar! Hope you don't mind. Oh, You don't. Cool!

I LOVE Batman. I was just a youngster when the first one came out and I still think it blows the rest out of the water. I'm thinking this new one will give it a good run for it's money though since Jokes is only the best villian ever.

After Keaton I think Bale has been the best so far although Clooney was pretty easy on the eyes he just didn't pull it off for me.

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DeeDee said...

FYI: I seriously added this to my sidebar but linked back to you underneath 'cause I'm cool like that!

I'm such a freak! Now I'm all excited about the movie coming out!!!

What a great video find man!

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Kris said...

Heather - I agree about Ledger. Everything I've seen with him as Joker has been incredible.

Kitty - the least you could do is tie me up before you tag me. C'mon, I need some fun too! My next post will be dealing with your "tagging".

DeeDee - Thanks! Keaton will always be Beetlejuice to me, so Bale makes the better Batman (to me anyway)
I'm planning on hitting up your blog master list, but it will have to wait until I'm back home tomorrow night.
Glad you liked the video so much. It is really cool. I keep thinking I couldn't get any more excited about The Dark Knight than I already am. Then I find shit like this and go nuts all over again.