03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Man, Philip Pullman thinks that because he's written a decent fantasy trilogy he's free to piss all over the giants of the field. Attacking CS Lewis is one thing but causally and arrogently dismissing JRR Tolkien... Well. I said goodday, sir! Speaking of fantasy I'm currently almost done A Game of Thrones. Does anyone have book 2 and if so would they be willing to lend it to me? The Toronto Library is full of holds.
I have to say, this is the best gap ad ever. Wonder why they choose not to run it.
And this skit by Patrick Stewart... simply marvelous.
Hey folks, Merry Xmas everybody! Just a reminder I'm off to Arizona, not Nevada (Benji & Ben) tomorrow A.M. I'll be visiting my great aunt and the "great" canyon. Should be a funZ0rXz time.
How was K0nG'z0rXz? 19 comments on how Neil and Matthew are going to go see it and then no comment on if anyone actually enjoyed it or not?
Saw the Colbert Report. Interesting idea. A show entirely done in sarcastic right wing mode. There's just a couple problems as I see it.
1) His sarcastic rightwingextremism is not as extreme as some real life righties.
2) He risks falling into the "Chapelle Trap" where the spoof becomes "real".
Ooh, and I want full details on what everyone does at New Year's. Who pukes on whose what and who gets tossed out like Jazz. My guess is that my own New Year's will be comparatively weak as the United States has some silly laws about drinking ages.
Heyo, goils an' boils. Has it really been two weeks since I posted? For shaaaaaaaaame. But I've been up to a lot. Just nothing that I thought was of universal enough interest to talk about.
I guess I ought to point you to Montage-a-Google, this fun little web app I found the other day. It does a google images search, takes the first 20 hits, and makes a grid collage out of them. It's fun to see it all happen! People really like making collages out of Bush giving the finger.
I was hoping to get people out to go tobogganing around now, except a) I only just woke up and b) it's fucking raining? I'm going to give a call come evening in hopes it's colder and not sopping wet outside. Then we can hit up the liquor store for boxes and possibly fun juice.
Um, if I haven't already gushed to you, I'm going up to North Bay on the 28th to see Jonna, and I'll be there till the 2nd. She's awesome. I can't wait.
I hate getting things for my dad for presents. Not only does he tell you he only wants things like power tools and soldering irons, when you DO get him things, it's friggen impossible to tell if he likes them or not. He has this dopey monologue related in a put-on voice that walks you through the various lame thoughts he has about whatever it is he's been given. There's no fun in even getting him something he wants! He usually acts the same way. You might get a laugh out of him, that's the best you can do. That's the fucking holy grail. Well enough of that. I don't buy it anymore. He's gettin' what he's gettin'.
I guess I don't have that much to say after all. Back into obscurity! I will be calling tonight if it turns nice.
So King Kong tonight. I just looked up show times the movie is at 7:45 at the Paramount. I will be there at 7:00 in case anyone shows up then. Shall people meet in the front lobby by 7:30. Who is going to actually come to this?
So here's my first post to christen the new picture. I know what you're thinking, "What is this!? He's not nearly as green nor as evil looking as before! Why would he switch to this more dull picture?"
Well folx, it's because this new picture actually sums me up pretty succinctly.
1) Video camera - hey, film student.
2) Ontario parks uniform + background poster of butterflies -Park naturalist.
3) THE DUB (W Hand sign) - my notorious West Side Crip affiliation (just kidding, internet, please no one shoot me).
And there you have it.
Also, I gotta vent on this. I've already spoken to most of yall about my frustration here, but it really irks me. I understand the sentence is very light for a stabbing, but is this what the law is for? To punish people for defending music legends after being sucker-punched while kindly obliging autographs? If a man reinvents hip hop production 3 times ('85, '92, '99) and remains a workhorse within the music industry, he shouldn't have to deal with being punched while accepting his lifetime achievement award. Anyone who steps in against the punching should be considered a hero and be rewarded. The stabbing should be more of a key-to-the city type thing than a probation thing. I'm not condoning vigilateism all the time, just where it concerns defending Dr. Dre.
Well, I'm done my exams. Unfortunately, I still have an essay left to do, and–because I have to go home tommorrow–I have to finish it tonight. Actually, I'm learning some interesting things. The word "condom" for example has an uncertain etymology- the popular myth that it's from the eponymous Dr. Condom is simply that, a myth. The most current theory I could find is that it's from condamina (house). Which means that "Latex Codom! Boy, I'd love to live in one of those" joke of Ab Simpson is surprisingly accurate. In the interesting-but-too-much-information files, Hera Cook (author of The Long Sexual Revolution: English WOmen, Sex, and Contraception 1800-1975) writes: "Many young women of my generation, including myself, enjoyed extensive sexual experimentation." You know, I always thought the "can't use I" rule for essays was kinda silly, but now I think I see their point.
Anyways I'll be good to be back in Toronto. Other than seeing everyone and such here's my list of things to do:
George RR Martin
Daniel Handler (literary agent to a certain Lemony Snicket)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 3 (because Joss Whedon is my master now)
Serenity (Which would sure be swell to own. I know you read this blog Mom*, hint hint)
*Yes, my Mom does occasionally check this blog. A fact which I had forgotten about until she brought this up in conversation.
I propose a field trip. As a Goin' Ape group we should all go see...
I figure its appropriate because its a movie where a giant gorilla goes ape.
Also I don't think anyone's seen it yet and its the sort of thing most people will probably wind up seeing anyways.
So when would be good for every one, because we've all got some time off next week....