Friday, December 29, 2006

2006: Regrets

I think before anyone can make resolutions for a new year, you have to look back on the year that has just gone by and take a detailed account for the things you regret doing and not doing. This is my loose accounting for the year so I can do the whole resolution thing:

I regret going yet another season without trying to get into Veronica Mars. I mean, it is mystery, Lebowski references and a group of actors I have enjoyed watching in the past. What was I thinking.

I regret hyping Smith so much and bad-mouthing Ugly Betty before they premiered.

I regret missing Snakes on a Plane at the theatre. Is it a bad movie... apparently so, but it is the kind of movie that demands the kind of loud audience interaction that only a movie theatre can provide.

I regret heaping prerelease praise on My Super Ex-Girlfriend, and I am sorry to anyone that saw that particular film because of my entry.

I regret announcing that I would feature interviews and then only running one.

I regret not buying Bully when I had the chance... because now I can't find it and it will likely be 2007 when I first play it.

I regret that there was far less watching of grindhouse movies this year than I had anticipated.

I regret that I didn't write enough about books this year.

I regret that I have still not watched the 2nd and 3rd installments of the Lord of the Rings movies or any of the Harry Potter movies after the Philosopher's Stone.

I regret that I watched Dude, Where's My Car at least 4 times in that same period, and I know I will probably see it two more times before the above regret is rectified.

I regret that this list is so long.


Reel Fanatic said...

There is not one definition I can think of by which I would call Snakes on a Plane a bad movie ... it's just a big ball of B-movie fun, and a blast to watch

Anita said...

Feel free to add me to your interview list if you're just looking to pad your interview count for 2007. I'm very famous within my infintesimally (sp?) small sphere of influence ;)

And for my last thought of 2007:

Mr. Fabulous said...

Well if you're gonna interview Anita you gotta interview me LOL

Anonymous said...

I could get anyone in the gaming community if you want to do an interview on that side of the pop culture...just let me know.

And the best thing about last year? It is done and now you can start over!

MC said...

Reel Fanatic: So noted. I think I overemphasized it. Was I going to see it on January 2nd? You bet your ass!

Anita: And then?

Mr. Fab: Well, that would be a given, wouldn't it?

Hilly: On some level I feel that I would be imposing on you because I don't like to ask those kind of favors of my friends... I am going to think about it though and I heartily appreciate the offer.

Jeremy said...

Regrets, I've had a few, but then again...

I actually have had too few to mention. I'm not sure if that's a factor of a pop culture life well lived or short-term memory loss.

What was I saying? I suppose I regret having seen only one film in a theatre since mid-September, but on the upsides, I know have a son to pass to questionable tastes.

P.S. I've seen you've dropped off The Truth Laid Bear - something happened?

MC said...

Re: Regrets- having short term memory is a wonderful thing to have sometimes, though I think you do lead a more fulfilling pop cultural life in one of the larger centers than I do down here in the border region(not knocking Motown or anything).

Re: TLB- I think they cleaned up some of the old/expired links to this blog.

Tracey said...

Well we can't win the all can we? Maybe next year all we can hope is the regret list is smaller.

Jess said...

Ha! I love the My Super Ex-Girlfriend bit. I've regretted recommending certain movies and music on my site from time to time. Especially the music.

MC said...

Tracey: Hopefully my list will be very short in 07.

Jess: Nah, I don't think you've steered to many people wrong on the music my transmundane friend.