I owe it all to SNL

Boss: (working on crossword puzzle) Who was the totalitarian dictator of Spain in the 60s and 70s?

Me: Generalissimo Francisco Franco, wasn’t it?

Boss: Wow, I think you’re right.

Me: He’s still dead, you know.

Boss: What?

Me: Nothing.

Und so weiter…

Chris managed to entice me into joining Flixster, yet another social networking site, but one that is based on movies. Interesting, though an anti-social fellow like myself is not likely to click on the “make new friends” tab.

The site does feature a very addictive and fast-paced movie-rating activity (the source of the “My Recent Reviews” widget to the right), which I finally gave up on one night, because it was late, and sleep is a good thing. I’ve been reluctant to start up in idle moments because I coincidentally stopped at 666 ratings. That’s the sort of thing you just don’t walk away from…

And I’d also like to append multiple exclamation marks after a “Not Interested” rating, but I can see where that sort of thing would be prone to abuse.