Wednesday, June 3

The wedding's off! . . .

. . . because I don't know that I can ever forgive my former wife-to-be for burdening me with this.

Flickchart is a diabolically simple movie-ranking system: It throws up a pair of movies on the screen and you pick which one you liked better, and over the course of dozens, or hundreds, or (in my case) bajillions of such binary decisions, you wind up with a precise ranking of your favorite movies. Scoff if you want, but just try it for five minutes; at the end of those five minutes, you will look up and realize you have actually spent the last five hours doing this, and you will understand the truth of my statement that Flickchart is as addictive as French fries, crystal methamphetamine, and no-strings-attached sexual intercourse combined. It won't be long before someone at work asks me "Have you finished that article on breast-cancer research yet?" and I'm forced to answer "No! . . . But I have deduced conclusively that I like 'The Bourne Ultimatum' better than 'Driving Miss Daisy,' so there's that."

(By the way: Maya, I apologize in advance. You're never going to see Josh again. Well, not until football season, at least. Sorry 'bout that.)

6 comments:

Holly said...

Does this mean I'm not getting the iPanties? Because I was really starting to warm to the idea.

Universal Remonster said...

Thanks for ruining the rest of my work week.

Josh M. said...

My God, I put my e-mail address OVER THREE MINUTES AGO and they still haven't sent my password! What the hell!?

I'm terrified of this, by the way. Like, I won't be able to live anymore if I find out my favorite movie isn't Die Hard, but Ghostbusters 2.

Nathan said...

Glad we've got you addicted to Flickchart. Really loved your description of the level of addiction as well. Hope you're having fun as well. Enjoy!

Josh M. said...

Whatever, Nathan. It has been ONE HOUR AND TWENTY ONE MINUTES since I put in my e-mail address, and no response. No password, no e-mail invite, no portal to neverending glorious movie quantification!

WHY ARE YOU TOYING WITH ME, MAN?

adian919 said...

Yeah, as a user myself, I have to agree it's a virtual time machine that only goes one direction. :-)