January 11th, 2010

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DISAdvantages of Being Tall

Got another one of those "You're so lucky to be tall!" comments over the weekend and it leads to be compile this list of not-so-lucky and/or just annoying things about being tall. Bear in mind that I love being tall and I'm not complaining as much as pointing out there are disadvantages to everything.

  1. When you're in a restroom everybody can see your head peeking over the stall door.
  2. In many dressing rooms the doors are so low that people can see your head, arms and, if you're not careful, further down (in which case you have to crouch or sit down).
  3. Legs too long to let you sit facing forward on a bus or train.
  4. Legs on an airplane in constant danger of amputation and/or whacks from reclining fools in front of you.
  5. Without special ordering, pants never long enough.
  6. Without special ordering, tights, pantyhose, etc. usually not long enough.
  7. Toilet seats too low. (Handicapped toilets are ideal, however.)
  8. Sinks too low.
  9. Counters too low.
  10. ATM screens too low or set at angle that makes them invisible.
  11. Low-hanging lamps and fans.
  12. Low hanging tree branches overhanging sidewalks.
  13. You can't hide!
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Movies 2009

Seems I've forgotten to do my annual rundown of movies. Here was my 2009, with legend at bottom.


Of movies I saw for the 1st time, my favorites:

Bicycle Thieves
Children of Heaven
A Clockwork Orange
Cold Comfort Farm
The Fourth Kind
Goodbye, Lenin!
An Inconvenient Truth
Run Lola Run
The Secret Garden
The Seventh Seal
The Shining
Star Trek (2009)
To Be or Not to Be

I won't list least favorites, since most of those are bad SyFy movies, but under most disappointing I would put Time Bandits, a cult movie you would have thought I'd seen. No big loss however, as I found it rather lame.



Murderers Are Among Us (NF)
Taal (NF)
The Secret Garden (NF)
The Lost Boys (NF)
Homeward Bound


Inkheart (T)
Phemomena (NF)
Run Lola Run (NF)
Splinter (SF)
As Far as My Feet Will Carry Me

Sea Creature (SF)
The Seventh Seal (NF)
The Shining (NF)
En las arenas negras (On the Black Sands)
A Clockwork Orange (NF)

Cold Comfort Farm (NF)
An Inconvenient Truth
Go West (NF)
Il Vicere (The Viceroys) - T

Star Trek - T (twice)
Zardoz (NF)
Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
Pink Flamingos (NF)

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Time Bandits (NF)

Bicycle Thieves (NF)
Star Wars: A New Hope

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (T)
To Be or Not to Be (NF)
The Liberation of Auschwitz (NF)
Belle du Jour
That's Entertainment III
That's Entertainment 2

Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Lightning Strikes (SF)
That's Entertainment 3


Goodbye, Lenin! (NF)
Children of Heaven (NF)
Ghostbusters 2
Young Frankenstein


The Fourth Kind (T)
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory


Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Askaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
White Christmas
Remember the Night
Christmas in Connecticut
The Wizard of Oz
The Inlaws
Ferris Beuller's Day Off


(T) - in the theater
(NF) - NetFlix rental
(SF) - SyFy Channel