Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Dark Knight Rises Notes


  • Concession patron tried to sell me a medium sized popcorn, I asked if I looked like two people … *forever alone*
  • Despite my best efforts to elude a crowd for my viewing pleasure, there were more children in my theater than the average New York City classroom.
  • Previews were nothing special, Man of Steel teaser doesn’t lend itself to anticipation.
  • Main Attraction

  • In what amounts to be a serious drama, a flimsy woman physically overpowering trained brutes is as egregious as the Wilhelm scream.
  • See the gun fire, hear the gun fire, see a body lying on the ground; no blood besides facial paint, not sure if The Dark Knight Rises was PG or PG13.
  • The Dark Knight > The Dark Knight Rises
  • Inception > The Dark Knight Rises
  • The caped crusader illusion did not work for me this time around, the hype certainly didn’t help; Final score, one out of three somethings, very unfair of me.
  • Extracurricular

  • You know how I know Athiesm is trending? Whenever someone recites biblical verses on public transportation, everyone else groans.
  • If you’re a young lady about that money, then why are you vying so hard for the attention of guys skipping bus fare.

How I Use Instagram

If you follow me, comment, or heart any of my instagrams, then I will browse through your profile with similar intentions, and subsequently follow you if I like your content. I dislike constantly recurring themes, including your cats and children, borders, bad blur jobs, and images of text – in which case the quote is usually terrible, misspelled, or incorrectly attributed. Also, I do not follow people who do not follow others, please enjoy your *celebrity stardom* all the same. I have a soft spot for architecture, patterns, nature, geometry, skin, and unusual perspectives. When I open Instagram I’d like to be greeted by a variety of awesome. Best wishes all, follow me @jorenerene.

UEFA Euro 2012 Championship Recap

The image above represents my notes below, presented in reverse order.

  • #euro2012 Spain crushes Italy 4 – 0, first to win three consecutive championships, earns *best team ever* consideration
  • #euro2012 that awkward moment when your opponent is smiling between scoring attempts in a shutout
  • #euro2012 Spain allowed one goal through this entire tournament, and their four goal lead is the largest in championship history #legacy
  • #euro2012 #GOAL Spain, again, for the fourth time.
  • #euro2012 #GOAL Spain, again, for the third time
  • #euro2012 the players are exhausted, nearly as exhausted as my interest; let’s not delude ourselves with comeback possibilities
  • #euro2012 Mario Balotelli reminds me of James Harden with his mohawk hairstyle and flopping technique, neither is a champion this year.
  • #euro2012 this is the first game I have ever seen with a two score difference in which I would favor a mercy ruling.
  • #euro2012 anyone know what the soccer version of a pick and roll is? Can you set a legal screen in soccer? Don’t let me coach your children
  • #euro2012 Italy almost scores, Spain almost scores, Italy almost scores, Spain … this is the soccer I remember
  • #euro2012 FINALLY Americans do something noticeably better than Europeans in presentation, their halftime show was WEAK
  • #euro2012 there were Italy players in the vicinity of both Spain scorers, it’s the little things #championship #experience
  • #euro2012 it’s usually easy to blame the offside rules for low scoring soccer matches, Spain is playing how you imagine the game makes sense
  • #euro2012 Mario Balotelli is beginning to play like Carmelo Anthony, and that is no way to win a championship. How did Italy get this far?
  • #euro2012 no really, it’s beginning to look like older brother’s toying with their infant siblings, poor Italy
  • #euro2012 GOAL! Spain, again, forty one minutes in. The slow motion celebrations add to the awe
  • #euro2012 is there a soccer commentator equivalent of Walt Frazier? Nothing percolating?
  • #euro2012 Italy has not wilted after Spain’s first goal, scrappy like the Little Giants except this is not a movie…
  • #euro2012 the tide has turned somewhat, not in Italy’s favor, neutralized is closer to the truth
  • #euro2012 are there simply more Spain players on the field than Italy players? Swore a fast break was on before Italy ran into a sea of Spain.
  • #euro2012 Spain has threatened to score more times than Italy has crossed midfield, their uniform colors aren’t helping, Italy looks like prey
  • #euro2012 Europeans define modern style by the cut of their suits, every professional soccer sideline is a fashion week ad
  • #euro2012 Americans wear glasses without lenses and checkerboard tweed blazers to impress at post game interviews… #questionable #flash
  • #euro2012 @espn reception is in and out, is this a result of viewership? Looking forward to the Nielsen numbers.
  • #euro2012 beautiful goal from Spain, their precise coordination pays off early #goal
  • #euro2012 Spain has been in complete control for the first thirteen minutes, Italy is sticking around looking to land an early hay maker
  • #euro2012 took two minutes for the first forearm to the ear, it’s okay because the commentators said so; no malice intended.
  • #euro2012 all sporting championships should lead with the players emerging from a tunnel separated by the trophy, great visual
  • #euro2012 @nytimessports front page featured Mario Balotelli of Italy, challenging the defending champions of Spain