I was saying to G last week at breakfast how strange Kellog’s Raisin Bran raisins are.
Pouring my bowl this morning while G showered after our run, it hit me again. So I snapped this picture: on the left a few raisins I fished out of my cereal bowl; on the right, a couple Sunkist raisins I had in the cupboard for baking.
Notice the difference? Aside from the sugary coating … I mean, look at the size of those suckers! Mutant raisins for sure! One is near an inch long … almost prune like. It does get me thinking about what the hell Kellogs is feeding their grapes.
I wonder what wine made from these would taste like? …
Wednesday’s movie: Formula 17
I watched this movie earlier today and adored how precious and silly and irrelevant and fun it was. Not an Oscar contender granted but worth a watch. Tien heads to Taipei to find the love of his life and ends up attracted to a Brianesque (from Queer As Folk) playboy, Bai, who never beds twice. Predictable love story follows but it is handled in a refreshing manner, the climax being when Tien appears awkwardly at Bai’s door and says, “Let’s stop pretending. It’s tiring”. First time director, Chen Yin-Jung (a women) had a firm hand on the freestyling look she was after and its succeeds quite well.
The film will have you laughing out loud and employs Amie-like sequences where characters knowing acknowledge the camera. There are ellipses, cutesy flashbacks, and even a nod to Peking opera-style. Tien’s Taipei sidekick, Yu, is hilariously, over-the-top gay. Actually, all characters in this movie are gay which I would think was somewhat of a first for Taiwanese films.
An endearing little film which I’ll certainly watch again.
Note: sadly, this film continues to be banned in one of my least favourite police states, Singapore. Also please note: I love the people, but thoroughly dislike the oppressive, backwards government they continue to tolerate.
Wednesday’s soon-to-be-released music: Will Wong’s “W for Whot”
Get ahead of the music curve and listen to tomorrow’s superstar, today. Eprops to fellow xangster and friend, willariah, for his soon-to-be released CD. You can check out a couple of Will’s songs here. Go visit, go enjoy!
Wednesday’s music single: “Crazy” by Gnarls Barkley
If you’ve not heard this one yet, go grab it. Fantastic, groovy, funky, and worth space on any iPod. Listen for the church bells and helicopter in the background. The US album release is set for May 9th.
Wednesday’s dinner: Veal cutlets in green peppercorn sauce
Continuing with gourmet week here at Brent’s place, we had these tonight served simply with peas and new potatoes. Oh, the sauce was so yummy.