Another meme stolen by a snarky Navy wife…

This is IMDb’s top 25 all-time box office hits. Bold the ones you saw in theater, italicize the ones you saw some other way instead, and leave the unseen ones alone.

1. Titanic (1997) $600,779,824
2. Star Wars (1977) $460,935,665
3. Shrek 2 (2004) $436,471,036
4. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) $434,949,459
5. Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace (1999) $431,065,444
6. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006) $423,032,628
7. Spider-Man (2002) $403,706,375
8. Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith (2005) $380,262,555
9. The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) $377,019,252
10. Spider-Man 2 (2004) $373,377,893
11. The Passion of the Christ (2004) $370,270,943
12. Jurassic Park (1993) $356,784,000
13. The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) $340,478,898
14. Finding Nemo (2003) $339,714,367
15. Spider-Man 3 (2007) $336,530,303
16. Forrest Gump (1994) $329,691,196
17. The Lion King (1994) $328,423,001
18. Shrek the Third (2007) $320,706,665
19. Transformers (2007) $318,759,914
20. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2001) $317,557,891
21. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) $313,837,577
22. Iron Man (2008) $311,708,133
23. Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002) $310,675,583
24. Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End (2007) $309,404,152
25. Star Wars: Episode VI – Return of the Jedi (1983) $309,125,40

The number of ones I’ve seen in theaters surprises me, when I consider the fact that I rarely go to theaters anymore. For example, last year the only movie I can recall seeing at the theater was Transformers, and this year the only movie I’m probably going to see at the theater is The Dark Knight. (I’m waiting for Iron Man and The Incredible Hulk to hit DVD.) Most of the other movies are on a “get around to it” basis, except for the Spider-Man movies and The Passion of the Christ. I lost interest in Spider-Man back in the 90s when it became mostly, “Let’s see how we can fuck up Peter Parker’s life next.” As for the latter, well… I’d just as soon not watch someone get the shit kicked out of him for two hours, thank you very much. :-)

Stolen from Ginny…

The reliable realist is down-to-earth and responsible-minded. He is precise, reserved and demanding. His most prominent quality is reliability and he will always make every effort to keep any promise given. The reliable realist is more a quiet and serious type, he does not talk a lot but is a good listener. He sometimes seems reserved and distant to outsiders although he often has a great deal of wit and esprit. His strong points are thoroughness, a marked sense of justice, doggedness bordering on pigheadedness and a pragmatic, vigorous and purposeful manner. The reliable realist does not dither about if something has to be done. He does what is necessary without wasting words.

This personality type not only expects a lot of himself but also of others. Once he has set his mind on something, it is difficult to persuade him otherwise. He does not like to leave anything to chance. Planning means safety to the reliable realist, as well as order and discipline. He has no problem respecting authorities and hierarchies but does not like to delegate tasks. He is certain that others would not deal with them as conscientiously as he does. In management positions, he is very task-oriented – he makes sure that things are well done; however, he does not have a great deal of interest in personal contacts at work.

In relationships too, the reliable realist is reliability itself. As a partner, he is faithful and consistent, well-balanced and sensible. Security and stability are very important to him. He has little time for extravagances and flightiness. Whoever has him as friend or partner can rely on him for a lifetime. However, it takes quite a while for the reliable realist to enter into a relationship or friendship. He has little need for social contacts; he therefore takes great care when choosing partners and friends and limits himself to a small but exclusive circle which meets his high demands. He tends to show his closeness to people who are important to him by deeds – his partner should rather not expect romantic declarations of love.

My personality type: the reliable realist

Another meme stolen from Ginny…

I Am A: Lawful Neutral Human Wizard (4th Level)

Ability Scores:

Lawful Neutral A lawful neutral character acts as law, tradition, or a personal code directs him. Order and organization are paramount to him. He may believe in personal order and live by a code or standard, or he may believe in order for all and favor a strong, organized government. Lawful neutral is the best alignment you can be because it means you are reliable and honorable without being a zealot. However, lawful neutral can be a dangerous alignment because it seeks to eliminate all freedom, choice, and diversity in society.

Humans are the most adaptable of the common races. Short generations and a penchant for migration and conquest have made them physically diverse as well. Humans are often unorthodox in their dress, sporting unusual hairstyles, fanciful clothes, tattoos, and the like.

Wizards are arcane spellcasters who depend on intensive study to create their magic. To wizards, magic is not a talent but a difficult, rewarding art. When they are prepared for battle, wizards can use their spells to devastating effect. When caught by surprise, they are vulnerable. The wizard’s strength is her spells, everything else is secondary. She learns new spells as she experiments and grows in experience, and she can also learn them from other wizards. In addition, over time a wizard learns to manipulate her spells so they go farther, work better, or are improved in some other way. A wizard can call a familiar- a small, magical, animal companion that serves her. With a high Intelligence, wizards are capable of casting very high levels of spells.

Find out What Kind of Dungeons and Dragons Character Would You Be?, courtesy of Easydamus (e-mail)

Another meme stolen from Kerri…


  1. Put your media player of choice on shuffle.
  2. List the first fifteen songs that come up (skipping titles like “Fugue in D Minor”) and add “in my pants” to the end.
  3. Bold the ones that actually made you laugh out loud.

  • Paul Meets Chani in my pants
  • Edie (Ciao Baby) in my pants
  • New Year’s Day in my pants
  • Work 242 in my pants
  • Stairway to the Stars in my pants
  • Keep the Faith in my pants
  • Sweetest Perfection in my pants
  • Synaesthetic in my pants
  • Tonight, Tonight, Tonight in my pants
  • Aquatic Project in my pants
  • Take Me Away in my pants
  • Lay All Your Love On Me in my pants
  • Whole Lotta Trouble in my pants
  • The Woods in my pants
  • Girl Can’t Help It in my pants

… I guess my playlist had more comic potential than Kerri’s. Either that or I’m easily amused. :-)

Stolen from Ree…

What Scott Means

You are the total package – suave, sexy, smart, and strong.
You have the whole world under your spell, and you can influence almost everyone you know.
You don’t always resist your urges to crush the weak. Just remember, they don’t have as much going for them as you do.

You are very open. You communicate well, and you connect with other people easily.
You are a naturally creative person. Ideas just flow from your mind.
A true chameleon, you are many things at different points in your life. You are very adaptable.

You are well rounded, with a complete perspective on life.
You are solid and dependable. You are loyal, and people can count on you.
At times, you can be a bit too serious. You tend to put too much pressure on yourself.

You are a seeker. You often find yourself restless – and you have a lot of questions about life.
You tend to travel often, to fairly random locations. You’re most comfortable when you’re far away from home.
You are quite passionate and easily tempted. Your impulses sometimes get you into trouble.

Another meme. Blame a certain snarky Navy wife.

As Kerri put it in her blog…

I got tagged merely by reading a post, so consider yourself tagged, too! And you can blame the culprit here. Five things you might not know about me….

  1. I didn’t seriously drink alcohol until I was around about 29 or so, and I went straight to scotch and heavier beers like Guinness. I only drink in moderation, though, and have NEVER gotten drunk.
  2. One of my eyes is far weaker than the other. Until I was in my early to mid 20’s, I only wore a contact lens in my right eye, and the left lens in my glasses was clear glass. For that matter, unlike a lot of people, I didn’t start wearing glasses until I was around 20.
  3. I have Asperger syndrome. However, I was not made aware of it until a couple of years ago, when my friend Malia (whose oldest son has Asperger’s) realized I had it. I later found my parents knew, but kept the knowledge from me so that I didn’t think there was anything “wrong” with me.
  4. Despite the fact that I’m seen as a gamer and have an Xbox 360 and a gaming-quality PC, I actually play more classic games than anything else. The games I’ve played most often recently on my 360 have been Asteroids, DOOM, and Cyberball 2072, and I often play Pac-Man and Nethack on my cell phone.
  5. I was born with the beginnings of a sixth finger on both hands, resembling a small wart on the outside of the pinky finger. The one on the right hand was removed when I was VERY young, but you can see where it was. For some reason the one on the left hand was never removed, and I have no intention of doing so. It was tiresome in school, though, having to convince people repeatedly that despite what it looked like, it most certainly was NOT a wart…

I’m kind of curious as to what those who continue the meme have to say… :-)

Yet another meme stolen from Jenn. Unfortunately, I have to work with this one.

1. Tell you why I friended you.
2. Associate you with something – fandom, a song, a colour, a photo, etc.
3. Tell you something I like about you.
4. Tell you a memory I have of you.
5. Ask something I’ve always wanted to know about you.
6. Tell you my favorite user pic of yours.
7. In return, you must post this in your LJ.

Comment, and I will comment back with the name of the fictional character (picture if youre lucky) that most reminds me of you. Then post the same in your journal and join in the fun!

Obviously, parts #1 and #6 are only going to apply to the LiveJournal users… heh.