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By Curtis C. Chen

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January 13, 2002


I don't usually make New Year's resolutions, but here are a few general resolutions I've made recently:

  1. Never see another movie at Century Theatres.
    Century Theatres suck. Follow the hyperlink above for more information.
  2. Never see another movie directed by Robert Altman.
    Yes, I've been amused by bits of his films-- most notably in The Player-- but on the whole, I just don't get it. Perhaps more to the point, I don't go for "movies that need to be seen three or four times," as Altman seems to think I should. Sorry, Bob, I just don't have that much free time. You lose.
  3. Never get involved in a land war in Asia.
    Do I really need to explain this one? Come to think of it, let's include Africa, too. And Europe. And South America...

Okay, so the first two are more pertinent to my daily life, but I feel just as strongly about all three. If you ever see me doing any of these things, feel free to smack some sense into me. Please.


As an alumnus of Stanford University, I'm a little peeved at my alma mater's recent pop-culture representation. For example, here's some dialogue (IIRC) from the latest episode of The Simpsons, "Brawl in the Family":

    Lisa: Now I'll never get into an Ivy League college!
    Bart and Homer (taunting): You're going to Stanford! You're going to Stanford!
    Lisa: Take it back! Take it back!

And at the movies, Princeton University is featured in likely Oscar contender A Beautiful Mind, starring previous Best Actor winner Russell Crowe. What does Stanford get? Orange County, co-starring Jack Black.

Not that I've ever been busting at the seams with school spirit or anything. Just wanted to point out that, like, y'know, we don't get no respect or nothing, man, and it's, like, totally bogus, dude.


After February 1, 2002, I will no longer be working for AT&T. It's a long, sad story which doesn't bear repeating here. The point is, I'll be looking for a new job in the San Francisco bay area next month. Got a lead? E-mail me.




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