"Class canceled due to Aqua Teen Hunger Force. Home drinking gin and playing Burnout 3." -- My friend Dan, regarding today's earlier insanity that resulted from a ATHF marketing gimmick.
So, apparently Fox is trying to setup a reality television show with Beckham and Posh, who are due to arrive in the States at some point in the MLS season. I'm sure they'll agree to the show since it is one of the quickest paths to household fame in the Colonies. While I'm sure that this show will provide an ample amount of insight into their horrible, fabulous lives, I really hope it helps answer the following questions:
1. Is Posh actually one of those lizard people from V? Seriously, look at her, she does not come in peace!
2. We all know that Beckham has rocks in his head. The real question is what type of rock: igneous, sedimentary, or metamorphic?
3. What level Operating Thetan are they?
4. When they breed, which characteristics of their respective species will manifest in their brood?* Please supply a Punnet Square illustrating the possibilities. Possible alleles include reptilian, himbo and soccer skillz. I'm pretty sure that the possible phenotypes include Serpentor and--in the case of recessive soccer skillz and dominant himbo alleles--Landon Donovan.
*Note: I'm assuming the answer to the first question is yes.
For those of you who have not yet seen the Last King of Scotland, you may want to be aware that it features hooks. Not a sky hook from Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Not a hook in a song by the Buzzcocks. Not a hook and ladder play where Don Strock passes to Duriel Harris, who then laterals it to Tony Nathan for the touchdown. Not a crappy reimagining of Peter Pan starring Robin Williams. No, not those kind of hooks, but the kind of hook that (when used in the manner seen in the movie) would make Pinhead smile. So if you an aversion to that, you might want to steer clear.
Earlier today, a friend told me that the Reid brothers are getting back together for at least one show: The Jesus and Mary Chain will be playing at this year's Coachella Festival. Did I start looking at the cost of a flight out to California? Yeah, yeah, I did. I doubt I'll go, but I'm really hoping that they embark on some kind of tour after Coachella.
Thanks to the recent release of the Dualdisc versions of their albums, Youtube is flush with old J&MC videos, check it out:
You Trip Me Up
In A Hole live, not the greatest sound though
Reverence live in 1992
Snakedriver live in 1993
Sometimes Always live on MTV with Hope Sandoval of Mazzy Star
Yes, another lame Youtube dump, I'm just that cool.
In addition to the first crack at the photo booth, this weekend also illustrated that I need to make some progress at learning how to better reflect my flash off of nearby surfaces, even bouncing it off of the low ceiling in the basement proved to be harsher than I wanted.
So, this weekend, I figured I would setup my camera as a photo booth at a birthday party. Everyone loves photo booths, right? To make this work, I went out and bought a remote for me camera and tested it out real quick before heading out to the party. Everything worked pretty well at first and we got a few decent photos at the party with the setup, but a problem surfaced pretty quickly. For whatever reason, the D70 wouldn't stay in the proper shooting mode and would revert to normal shooting mode after sitting around for a bit. This defeated the entire purpose of the thing, since it meant I would have to be around to set the damn thing up every time someone wanted to use it. Oh well, I'll have to fool around with it some more to see if it is possible to get it working the way I would like at a future party. That, or write up some very clear instructions on how to flip the camera into remote mode.
While I was thinking about photo booths, I stumbled across a site that lists the locations of photo booths around the country, plus a few in other countries. Also, a friend pointed me to Photoboof, which unfortunately will not work with any of the cameras I currently own, but might be useful in the future.
According to one friend this is me "rocking the lumberjack look." Another says I look like a gas station attendant. Thanks guys.
While I never saw the remake of the Wicker Man, basically everything I heard was negative and it looks like they were right! Someone out in Internetsland has culled some of the more laughable moments from the movie and posted them in one nice little clip. Honestly, I could watch Nicolas Cage sucker punching a woman while dressed up in a bear suit again and again. In the words of a Youtube commenter: "I hadn't realized how empty my life had been til I'd seen a woman sucker-punched by a dude in a bear outfit."
This weekend featured two great things: tons of sorely needed sleep and one of the best basketball games that I've ever attended.
Currently looping The Kills' At The Back Of The Shell.
Jane and Brian perform a scaled-down Efficiency Project.
A friend pointed me to a set of photos for helping a young child learn the alphabet. She handled the art direction of the shoot and the photos make for a very nice, personal gift to the photographer's niece. I especially like that the record pictured in "R is for record" is the soundtrack from Repo Man.
Last night while searching for videos of Don Caballero, I stumbled across one of Jumbo! This kind of floored me, since I never would have expected to find anything of them online. Anyway, Jumbo was pretty good at the whole math rock thing (as much as I am sure they hate the label) and as the live clip I stumbled across shows, they could bring it pretty good and loud. Sweet merciful crap, I miss going to see bands like this on a regular basis like I did at school. If this is your type of thing, you should also check out the live clip of Don Cab playing Delivering The Groceries At 138 BPM, which is what I was looking for in the first place.
A long time ago, at a college not far away.