31 July 2011 @ 08:28 pm
Oh, Matt Damon! ♥______♥

I don’t know where I would be today if my teachers’ job security was based on how I performed on some standardized test. If their very survival as teachers was based on whether I actually fell in love with the process of learning but rather if I could fill in the right bubble on a test. If they had to spend most of their time desperately drilling us and less time encouraging creativity and original ideas; less time knowing who we were, seeing our strengths and helping us realize our talents.

I honestly don’t know where I’d be today if that was the type of education I had. I sure as hell wouldn’t be here. I do know that.

06 March 2011 @ 05:09 pm
The Adjustment Bureau  
I really enjoyed this movie (not gonna lie, in large part because of its critique of the U.S. political system, and in large other part because Matt Damon is awesome). But now my mind is picking apart the ramifications of the world-building the movie does and whoa. Spoilers for everything in the movie under this cut )
17 February 2011 @ 10:19 pm
In a follow up to my previous post on the subject of Matt Damon, I feel honor bound to report that in a game of cliff, marry, shag yesterday, I voted Matt to be the one I threw off the cliff. This was, however, because he's Matt Damon, and you know he'd grab a hand hold on the way down and save himself, climb back up, and we could continue to have a hot and steamy affair with Gina Torres (marry) and Danny Williams (shag).

This has been your Matt Damon PSA.
03 February 2011 @ 09:35 pm
Is there anything Matt Damon cannot do?

Ride a horse? HE CAN DO IT.
Father beautiful daughters? CHECK.
Take out two Swiss guards in a park after it's snowed? DONE.
Eviscerate an obnoxious history grad student in a bar? OH YEAH.
Look vaguely doughy and gross with bad hair on 30 Rock? TOTES.
Outwit David Strathairn? YOU BET.
Sing about himself on national TV? ABSOLUTELY.
Talk intelligently with Mike Holmes about the proper way to retro-fit a beam after some stink-eyed contractor cuts a hole to shove in too many electrical boxes without proper up-to-code-insulation? YES.
Make flowers bloom with the power of his mind? PROBABLY.
Shovel all my neighbors' driveways without breaking a sweat? I WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED.
Draw unicorns that come to life? DO YOU REALLY HAVE TO ASK?

I'm just saying.