03/28/2004 - 04/04/2004
Spring break! w000000!
Now I can...
Catch up on all my work. Huh.
Oh well. At least I'm ahead in my comics development. More on that epic saga later.
In other news, my pseudo-cousin (i.e., the son of the guy my aunt is living in sin with) has a new website which apparently may be open for submissions, anyone who has access to film equiptment. And maybe an idea for a sketch.
Possibly involving Sprite.
Alright. Catch y'all later. Pony Up 2nite!
So apperently the fairy tales didn't lie, attractive people are better people (proved by science, comrade).
So while watching the superbowl I came up with a new shot. 1 part vodka, 1 part jalapeno brine: The Jakapeno. It's actually quite good.
I was talking to Kate Burtis (who has joined with the throngs entering the facebook) who thinks we should do something over the break. Anyone up for the 23rd at the Lab?
Apple is giving away prizes for every 100,000th song bought from iTunes up to the 1,000,000,000th (which is a better prize). But here's the thing, you don't need to actually buy a song! You can enter the contest here with no purchase (via The Consumerist).
And I'm going to be in a movie! Well, a student film with no dialogue but it's a start. They assure me that the nudity will be tasteful.
Hokay, this was way too strange to pass up.
Muslim world is in flames because of offensive cartoons.
Curious George: The Movie set to hit theatres this Friday.
On Tuesday morning the body of Alan J. Shalleck, author of Curious George is found in his driveway.
somebody warn Robert Munch and the authors of Babar Asterix and Tintin. I refuse to sit idly by while the creators of my favourite books are killed. Charles Shultz is lucky to be dead. Why can't the revenge-seeking Muslim mobs Kill Bill (heh) Keane or the guy who does Mutts? WHHHYYYYY?!?!?!?!
Today I made two plot lists. One for my old "ghetto scenes" where the ickle cheerleader and the small time drug dealer teen decide to go on a romp-page. The other for Apple Sunchine. Dint seriously consider doing a screenplay adaptation of Apple until recently. Tomorrow I discuss bolth ideas with my professor and then hopefully go into writing one big time.
Uh, saw a pile of pople at Yerk today. First there was Ben and Matt and Ben was like, "there's this thing onna innernet!" and then he go'd it up and it was like, "zeew! bash! awong! zbakk!" and the pixels go and go and sometimes you get a spinner or a drifter and Ben loves the lil' drifters acause they go off into inifinity and we made apple sunshine's face and he asploded and then we made a spiral and it asplode and (cartoon depictions of) matt and ben aspolde but not as as much.
Then I met Jenna and I axed her to give me some creative writing so she gave me a poem and it was dense, y'heard? Complex? Shit, no doubt.
And tutoring is shaping into a bloody mess. Gotta go in with a machete and try to cleave some nuggets of wisdom from the flaming chaos of the b'y's current situation with the science teacher. The science teacher is apparently incomptent and the b'y is badly behanved in science, so all together, things are getting very lost. Tomorrow I call the school and try to meet the teacher on Wednesday and get down to business!
I started reading American Dynasty, my Bush family book. It's interesting cause it's written by a former republican whose basic angle is that having familial succession like the Bushes do is unamerican because it is basically dynastic, like ye olde royales who the americans very much founded themselves against. Yeah, it's good for me to read, it will help my Novak thing which asks, amongst other questions, what would happen if someone tried to run for pres with almost no connections, no cronyism and CERTAINLY none of the Skeuuul and Beuuuunes Yale shit the Bushes are so big on.
This morning I slepot in an hour late. I had a dream. I was at this house party and I was late for tutoring. I realized I had to go. I got on the street and realized I dint know 'zackly where I was. Decided to run anyways. Couldn't run fast! Body too heavy (proportions normal, just lead-weight). Got stuck behind a man jogging slowly with two little dogs. I say "fuck you" under my breath. He turns around, rage alight on his face. I realize it's the same guy who told Sam to fuck off*. He's so mad he picks up his little brown dog and zips it intside a canvas case and hurls it as hard as he can against oncoming traffic. He drops the leash for the little white dog who runs away. I realize this guy's a fucking psycho and I need to get out of here so I head back towards the house party. The man goes across the street to a car-lot and buys an angry, huge doberman from the guy there. He's holding it back and I know he's going to sick it on me. I try to run but I'm still as heavy as lead. This is when I evaluate things and determine that it's a dream and pull myself awake.
* - True story, it happened Friday night.
Superb Owl Sunday. Big deal. Went to bar. Ordered 'Inferno' wings, ate all 20. My nose and taste buds hate me now. The Steelers from Pitt's burgh won. I got a free t-shirt.
This years half time show was performed by the goddamn geriatric Rolling Stones. This is a band that hasn't released a hit album in at least 25 years and have become a nostalgia band. How the fuck does the NFL expect to attract a younger demographic when they in back to back years they hire Paul McCartney and the Rolling Stones. Is the person in charge of this fiasco a diseased shut-in who is reading back issues of music magazines from 30 years ago? Ever since the so-called Nipplegate the NFL has been sucking off the FCC like a parkdale whore on the day her rent is due. That's another thing... When the fuck are the baby boomers going to get over themselves and move on from Watergate? IT WAS 34 YEARS AGO!!!! Mark Felt was Deep Throat, we get it! You don't need to give every single scandal the '-gate' suffix! Is the league intentioanlly seeking out the most dated, irrelevant and bland performers they can find? Were the Monkees unavailable?! At least the Pregame featured Aretha Franklin, Aaron Neville and Dr. John in some ridiculous act of connecting Detroit and hurricane-smashed Nawlins. I wouldn't even be so pissed off if the Rolling Stones they had played something darker like 'Paint it Black', 'Sympathy for the Devil' or the misogynistic 'Under My Thumb', but NO they had to trot out 'Start Me Up'. FUCK. I guess Kanye or Green Day would have been far too offensive for the flag-fucked douchebaggery of the Super Bowl.
On Thursday in my Gender and Globilization class watched a movie about systematic rape as a war crime during the civil war in Yugoslavia. On Friday, Kate and I watched Hotel Rwanda about Don Cheadle as a hotel owner during the 100 days of genocide. People fucking suck. She agreed to Hotel Rwanda on the condition that we watch something up-beat afterwards. Wallace and Gromit beat Wedding Crashers.
We had another meeting of the Trent NDP this weekend. James Smith, another UFA alumni has joined our merry band. At this point we've got eight core members who form the executive and two dozen peripherals. This week it was mostly the executive who showed and we got a lot accomplished. One of our goals for the next 4 months is to raise membership to at least 50 so that the group will be self sustaining once the founding members are gone. We came up with the slogan "Angry and Involved: United for Change" which got mixed reactions. Eventaully we settled on the more moderate "Socialism - Deomcracy. United for Change". We want to make ourselves more visible and hopefully a catchy brand will help. Yes, we have been branded, so fuck you. We're organizing a progressive film night at the indie theatre in town, we think we would show "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised" about the coup d'etat that attempted to unseat Hugo Chavez in 2002. In conjunction with that we would have a speech from Alex Grant, a Marxist union organizer from Saskatchewan. We also plan to creat Tommy Douglas tees. How fucking rawking would that be?! I would love a Tommy Tee. Our big project for this year is to organize the first Peterborough Pride Prom. I've gotten in contact with the Ptbo branch of the Rainbow Youth Coalition.
Here are the comics that caused Denmark to replace America as Public Enemy #1 in the muslim world. I think they all need to see "Looking for Comedy in the Muslim World", the new Albert Brooks movie.
Catch it on the flip side, boooyeee.