Monday, March 27, 2006

Screaming Meme

Ismo tagged me, and I've never backed down to a meme tag. Actually, it's my first meme tag. I'm not even sure I'm pronouncing it correctly in my head as I type. Since I'm new to the Scribosphere, I'm not tagging anyone in response. Why risk making the new neighbors mad? Maybe next time. Instead, I'll rip a page from Scott the Reader's book and throw one out to all of you to respond to.

Four Jobs I’ve Had
  • Gas station booth attendant
  • Barcode label-placer at a library
  • Video store clerk
  • Benefits clerk for a union


  • Four Movies I Can Watch Over and Over Again
  • Jaws
  • The Great Escape
  • The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Godfather


  • Four Places I’ve Lived
    Nothing thrilling here...
  • Long Island
  • Astoria
  • Upstate NY
  • Bronx


  • Four TV Shows I Love
  • 24
  • Gilmore Girls
  • Lost
  • The Amazing Race


  • Four Places I’ve Vacationed
    I haven't taken many vacations, but did spend two weeks once shooting a 3000-mile bicycle race. Four places I remember vividly on that trip:
  • Steamboat, CO
  • Portland, OR
  • Pensacola, FL
  • Guyman, OK


  • Four of My Favorite Dishes
  • Baked Ziti with Eggplant
  • Sesame Chicken
  • The chicken pot pie from Dishes in Grand Central
  • This pasta dish with sun-dried tomatoes, olive oil and olives that my wife whips up


  • Four Blogs I Visit Every Day
  • Alligators in a Helicopter
  • Ken Levine
  • John August
  • Jane Espenson


  • Four Places I’d Rather Be Right Now
  • Considering I'm sitting in my home with my family, nowhere else.


  • And here's the question for all of you:
    Four Films I'd Like To Rewrite For Whatever Reason

    4 comments:

    Ismo Santala said...

    I think Andrew Niccol's "Gattaca" ranks as one of the best films of the 1990s.

    However, I would love to rewrite both "S1m0ne" and "Lord of War": the films have interesting ideas and good basic structures, but they fail to deliver at a deeper level. They are too vanilla.

    Ben O. said...

    Jaws is also one of my favorite movies. It's perfect in pretty much every single way.

    Brett said...

    FOUR MOVIES I WISH I COULD RE-WRITE

    ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES (1991)

    MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL (1997)

    WILD WILD WEST (1999)

    CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON (1954/2006?)

    Cool idea.

    I go into more detail about the four choices above on a post over on my silly site (and give you props and a link back here). It would be cool to see a lot of other responses (and the reasons for the choices offered).
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    Optimistic_Reader said...

    Hi tom,

    I've taken a leaf out of Brett's book and gone into more detail about my choices on my blog, but here they are:
    Creep, The Warriors and When Brendan Met Trudy. Sorry to break the rule of four! I've also thrown one back out there of anyone wants to address this on their blog - the projects you would like to adapt. Just because I like making these kind of lists.