A.M. Stir

By Aasen, Adam | The Florida Times Union, September 6, 2008 | Go to article overview

A.M. Stir


Aasen, Adam, The Florida Times Union


Byline: ADAM AASEN

MOVIES

JUDGING A FILM BY ITS TITLE

Last week, a movie opened about college students partying. The name of the film? College. Yes, College. That has to be the most unoriginal name ever. I bet it was a working title, and the release date was creeping up so some producer said, "Eh, let's just keep it." Why not just have a movie called High School? Ugh.

HISTORY

MEMORY OF DIANA

Last Sunday was the 11th anniversary of Princess Diana's death, and today is the anniversary of her funeral, the ceremony the world stayed up to watch. Diana's death was a sad moment in history, especially because of the gruesome nature of the accident that killed her. Even though it was determined that the driver was intoxicated, I still think the paparazzi acted inappropriately. (Of course, when people like Cameron Diaz complain that the paparazzi are bothering them, I don't have the same amount of sympathy.)

If you haven't seen it, The Queen starring Helen Mirren is a great film about the royal family during her death.

POLITICS/MUSIC

AIN'T NOTHIN' BUT A CAMPAIGN, BABY!

Now, Sean "Diddy" Comb's -- the man who won't stop and can't stop -- has a rant about vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. He looks pretty out of it in the video. He keeps saying McCain is "bugging the [expletive] out" and suggests that McCain should have picked Michelle Obama as his running mate. Check it out on YouTube:

"Attention to John McCain. My name is Diddy. You may know me by my government name, which is Sean Combs, but my friends know me as a Diddy, aka Ciroc Obama . . . I don't even understand what planet you are on right now. This is the job to be the leader of the free world. No disrespect, I love you, I want you to live to be 110, but things happen. But what if, God forbid, you became president? You got a running mate from Alaska? …

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