Friday, February 24, 2006

'Semen Bomb' would be a great band name

From 'Leng Mou?':

'Put it on tissue and set the damn tissue paper on fire before you hurt anyone else with it!But I wouldn't know if semen has flammable chemicals so... check with the chemists before you do this. We don't want you to be setting off a semen bomb in your room do we?'

Although Ricardo Torres is still no match to....

my buddy Craig C. He has done this amazing remix of Mary J. Blige's 'Baggage'. I would link to it but he is in discussion with Mary's label to see if it will be released, so I can't. But you can check out his other work here.

Ricardo Torres

I am very pleasantly surprised by this guy's DJ sets. Especially the 'Live at Path' set. Made my Friday go by a lot quicker and put me in a better mood. Haven't finished checking out all of his sets yet though.

He has a remix of 'After Party' that gave me chills.

Just to distinguish between the two - Cole Hauser

Hubba Hubba 3

Speaking of 'kinda hot', I liked Josh Lucas as the yuppie arsehole in 'American Psycho'. For a second I thought he might have been the guy who was in 'Dazed and Confused', but that is actually Cole Hauser.

Looks like he has quite the following and he even has his own site: Josh Lucas

I read comics, and I am cool

So Defamer had a post about the new Spiderman 3 ad, and it got me to remember how much I loved Marvel comics back then. Especially 'The Secret Wars' series. A commenter was talking about how the new ad may be a hint that Venom is going to somehow be involved with the 3rd one.

Spidey got a new suit during the wars which turned out to be an alien parasite of sorts. Anywho, it made me realize that what I want for my upcoming B-day is old back issues of 'X-Men' and the Secret Wars series that my brother is now claiming are his comics. Arsehole.

I'd watch this:

From Defamer:

'Never ones to back down from an opportunity for some on-the-nose envelope-pushing, an appropriately provocative response from the Housewives producers should be forthcoming. Casting will begin immediately for “JC,” a bearded, robed drifter who mysteriously appears to offer Wisteria Lane his freelance carpentry services, then quickly becomes entangled in a love triangle with boozy Stepford-mom Bree and her petulant, bi-curious son.'

The actor who plays Andrew is kinda hot, and I can say that because he is of legal age in real life.

Daily Show

This is funny because I often wonder if the people interviewed on that show know sometimes that it is a comedy show. I have seen people on their being dead serious even though the correspondents are clearly mocking them. Like the NASCAR guy who was obviously gay, but was complaining about something at a NASCAR rally being too gay. Here's that video.

Ill. Governor Confused by 'Daily Show' Bit

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Gov. Rod Blagojevich wasn't in on the joke. Blagojevich says he didn't realize ``The Daily Show'' was a comedy spoof of the news when he sat down for an interview that ended up poking fun at the sometimes-puzzled Democratic governor.

``It was going to be an interview on contraceptives ... that's all I knew about it,'' Blagojevich laughingly told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch in a story for Thursday's editions. ``I had no idea I was going to be asked if I was 'the gay governor.'''

The interview focused on his executive order requiring pharmacies to fill prescriptions for emergency birth control.

Interviewer Jason Jones pretended to stumble over Blagojevich's name before calling him ``Governor Smith.'' He urged Blagojevich to explain the contraception issue by playing the role of ``a hot 17-year-old'' and later asked if he was ``the gay governor.''

At one point in the interview, a startled Blagojevich looked to someone off camera and said, ``Is he teasing me, or is that legit?''

The segment, which aired two weeks ago, also featured Illinois Republican Rep. Ron Stephens, a pharmacist who opposes the governor's rule. Stephens has said he knew the show was a comedy.

``I thought the governor was hip enough that he would have known that, too,'' Stephens said.

An update just because I posted on it earlier

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A 37-year-old woman who married her son's 15-year-old friend pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of statutory rape, child molestation and enticing a minor.

Before the hearing, the boy's grandmother, Judy Hayles, told The Associated Press he would seek a divorce.

Lisa Lynnette Clark was arrested in November. A few days earlier, she married the boy under a 1962 law that set the marrying age in Georgia at 16 but made an exception in the case of pregnancy. She gave birth to a baby boy earlier this month.

Clark did not speak during the hearing, but her lawyer, Daniel Sammons, said she was feeling ``anguish, depressed and loss.''

Sammons said he plans to argue the couple's marriage is a shield that protects his client from the charges.

``The law gave him permission to marry. It emancipated him,'' Sammons said. ``Under the law, he's an adult.''

Hayles said her grandson is expected to enroll in an intensive counseling program. He had previously bolted from a detention center only to be found later in Cleveland, Ohio. Clark allegedly contacted him while he was missing.

The wedding prompted Georgia lawmakers to revisit the state's marriage laws. On Thursday, the Georgia House voted 142-27 to approve a proposal that would bar teens under 16 from marrying without juvenile court permission.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Useful Internets - Includes recipes!

How Do You Cook Your Ramen?

Vaughn W from Pittsburgh wrote in with this question… “How do the readers cook their ramen?”

I usually prefer soup to noodles. This means I also usually break-up my ramen and add the seasoning to the water. I also really like adding an egg to my ramen, along with some green onions (other veggies take too long to soften up).

How about you guys?

  • Do you break up your noodles or leave the brick intact?
  • Do you prefer to eat ramen as a soup or as noodles?
  • Do you add the spices/seasoning to the water, or add it to the noodles post-cooking?

11 Responses to “How Do You Cook Your Ramen?”

  1. KC Says:

    I .prefer it as a soup. I also leve my noodles in the brick intact. I do not add and spices or veggies.
    My favorite Ramen is the CHICKEN flavor

  2. I’m a little particular about my ramen…
    First, I always leave the noodles intact. No breaking up. I wait till the water comes to a boil, drop in the noodle block and cook just until the noodles are loose. Then I drain the cooking water. This is an important step because the water is too starchy and fatty for my taste. I leave the drained noodles off to the side.
    Then I fill the pot with enough water (but not too much because I don’t like the broth to be too bland) and turn the heat back on. I put in any soup packets. i like to add spinach leaves or dried seaweed or whatever else I have around. Sometimes I’ll add tofu for protein. Or if I want an egg, I will drop the egg in when the water starts to simmer, but I won’t break it up because I like the yolk intact and runny. When the soup starts to simmer, I’ll add the noodles until the soup comes to a boil. I transfer the finished ramen into a bowl. Gently doing so will result in a nice bowl of ramen with the softly poached egg on top of the noodles.

    Voila! Ramen! Draining the cooking water results in a clearer, much cleaner tasting broth. And I’m convinced a lot of the fat/oil used to deep fry the noodles gets cooked off, resulting in a healthier dish.

    Favorite brands are: Shin Ramyun, Jin Ramyun, An Sung Tang Myun. I’m Korean so I tend to like the spicier flavors.

Fun With IM!

Brando says:

do u still put us treasury notes in WDS?

Matthew says:


Matthew says:

I stopped because I thought we had stopped that process

Matthew says:

hmm... you heard if we're supposed to still?

Brando says:

last i heard we still had to - ironic we work with communications technology and we have no idea what’s going on

Matthew says:


Matthew says:

hmm... i'll have to double check. cuz i know prov doesn't check the notes of the tkt

Matthew says:

and after autonotifs were not going to ... so we'll see

Brando says:


Brando says:

i actually tested it by not noting it once to see if anything happened

All this for an Applebee's? Silly New Yorkers

This guy is funny

From Defamer: 'Star Jones Ruined A Blogger's Life'

'For the past four years, I've been writing letters to Star Jones. I haven't been doing this because I believe she’s a celebrity diva extraordinaire, put on Earth to show the world how fabulous her life is and how much her husband loves her.

No, I do this because I’m a stay-at-home dad in need of a hobby. Of course, I've never actually mailed any of the letters. I have, however, done the modern equivalent: I posted them on my blog'

I emailed Star Jones via 'The View' website on his behalf hoping they put him on the show.

[click photo to enlarge]

I don't read anything off of either:

The funny thing is that it kind of re-inforces the stereotype of the gays being well read and topical. Although I think me reading 'W' and 'Wallpaper*' is pretty gay.

Study: ‘GQ’ Is the Gayest Magazine Ever


If you’re anything like us, you often wonder what magazines have the gayest readerships. Thankfully, Fairchild’s DNR got hold of the research this week, and it told us. (On Monday. None of you saw this and could pass it on before now? Jesus, people.)

And the gayest magazine is — tasteful drumroll, please — GQ, where 10.39 percent of male readers are gay or bisexual. EW comes in a very close second, with 10.35 percent of its male readers identifying itself as gay or bi, and then there’s a big drop to third place.

Details, shockingly, is nowhere on the list. We were all set to apologize to Dan Peres and crew for years of jokes, but then we read the small print:

The study only includes titles with certain circulation levels (eliminating Details), and does not include gay-interest titles like Out.

So Details is both faggy and unpopular. It’s like high school all over again.

After the jump, the full top-ten list — plus the top ten straightest pubs, which features a tough contest for first place among the likes of North American Hunter, Four Wheeler, and Guns and Ammo.

Click to enlarge. Or read the lists below:

1. GQ, 10.39% of male readers are gay/bi
2. Entertainment Weekly, 10.35%
3. TV Guide, 5.46%
4. People, 5.1%
5. Newsweek, 4.74% (tie)
6. Time, 4.74% (tie)
7. Men’s Health, 4.68%
8. National Geographic, 4.1%
9. Consumer Reports, 3.96%
10. U.S. News, 3.9%

1. North American Hunter, 99.9% of male readers are straight

2. North American Fisherman, 99.5%

3. Four Wheeler, 99.45%

4. Guns & Ammo, 99.43%

5. Sporting News, 99.41%

6. American Rifleman, 99.37%

7. Cycle World, 99.25%

8. Stuff, 99.23% (tie)

9. Field & Stream, 99.23 (tie)

10. Midwest Living, 99.23 (tie)

Libeskind Project

The condo's are going up quicker than the Museum addition:

Another tower project

The latest such building on the downtown drawing board comes from the developers of the nearby Museum Residences.

By Margaret Jackson
Denver Post Staff Writer

Construction workers hang exterior glass at the Museum Residences, right, near the Denver Art Museum on Wednesday. The condos were designed by architect Daniel Libeskind, who is also working on a possible hotel-condo in the area. (Post / Jerry Cleveland)

Plans for yet another hotel-condominium tower are in the works in Denver's Golden Triangle.

The developers of the Museum Residences are considering building a tower that would include residential units on top of a boutique hotel at the northwest corner of 12th Avenue and Broadway. Like the first phase of the project, the tower is being designed by internationally known architect Daniel Libeskind.

The project also includes a shorter building fronting Broadway, which initially was intended to house the administrative offices of the Denver Art Museum. Because the museum decided against relocating

The Museum Residences are a seven-story project. Proposed nearby condos atop a boutique hotel, from the same developers, would have mountain views. (Post / Jerry Cleveland )
its offices to the site, the development team is considering its options.

"We're talking to the city now about what we have to do to allow other uses," said George Thorn, president of Mile High Development, one of the project's two co-developers. He expects the process to take up to three months.

Including a hotel in the project would be a strong selling point in what could prove to be a difficult location, said Lee Rudofsky, a broker with Re/Max of Cherry Creek who recently participated in a focus group held by the developers.

"I think it's a great concept, but if it isn't done correctly, the location can present a problem," he said. "They have to address situations like noise. They have to market the units, not the location."

Other towers proposed for downtown include:

A 55-story condo tower at 14th and Lawrence streets by Toronto developer Great Gulf Group.

Buzz Geller's 31-story tower near 14th and Speer Boulevard.

A 41-story tower near the Colorado Convention Center from Clayton Lane developer Randy Nichols.

An age-restricted condo tower near the convention center by developer Charlie Woolley.

Osborn Development's

31-story One Lincoln Park.

With construction of its addition still underway, the Art Museum decided it had too much on its plate to undertake a new project, said Andrea Fulton, the museum's director of communications.

"I think we'll re-evaluate it down the road," Fulton said. "It would be great to be near the museum complex, and someday that will happen. It's just not our top priority right now."

Given the success of the first phase of the project, there likely will be strong demand for condos in the tower, said Dee Chirafisi, broker/owner of Kentwood City Properties. So far, 44 of the 56 units in the Museum Residences have sold.

Because the project is just seven stories tall - without mountain views - there likely are buyers who passed, she said. But putting the condos on top of a hotel would alleviate that problem.

"They probably missed some buyers who wanted to be part of Libeskind but wanted views," Chirafisi said.

Staff writer Margaret Jackson can be reached at 303-820-1473 or

'I'm A Gay Six!' and Houdini Fun!

Totally forgot about this incident. Came up in an IM conversation:

James says: So you saw Christina over there right? Isn't she hot enough to make you go str8 or what? Haha

Big Daddy says: eh - she's about a 7

James says: That's pretty good though....on the gay scale.

Big Daddy says:
did i tell you about the NYC firefighter who got upset when i said he was just a 6?

James says:
Haha. No. How'd that come about?

Big Daddy says: when we were in nyc - dave and i went to happy hour at this place by the hotel - we were hanging out and these 2 firefighter dudes [both str8] just got off work and were hanging out as well - he made some comment about my hair coz he was bald [he wanted hair long like mine was at the time]

Big Daddy says: drinks and hours later we were hanging out and the gay thing came up and one of em asked what i thought of them on a 1-10 scale - one was a 6 and one was 7 - the guy who was a 6 was kinda upset and goes 'man! i can't believe i am only a gay 6!

[From left to right: Gay Six, Gay Seven, Big Daddy]

James says:
HA! That's funny.

James says:
It's still in the top 50% though....

James says:
Still, you can't question the gay taste.

Big Daddy says:
he was actually more like 4 but i was being nice

James says:
HA! Even funnier.

Big Daddy says:
that was a funny night - the 7 dude was an ex marine and we somehow got on the conversation of hand to hand combat

Big Daddy says: he asked me to punch him in the stomach - then he said i was doing it wrong and proceeded to show how to punch properly without damaging your knuckles

Big Daddy says:
well my dumb drunk self told him to punch me and he did - and it hurt like hell - had a huge black/green bruise for 3 weeks after that

James says: Okay Knoxville. Haha You know Houdini died that way, right?

Big Daddy says:
being punched?

James says: Oh yeah. It was part of his act.

James says:
But he got punched too hard and it caused internal bleeding.

James says:
Houdini had a six pack before they even invented beer cans!

Big Daddy says: never heard that before [about houdini] - luckily it was just on my chest that he punched me

Big Daddy says:
i think i am gonna blog this convo - that cool with you? i forgot about the nyc story

James says:
Houdini died of peritonitis from a ruptured appendix at 1:26 pm on Halloween, October 31, 1926, at the age of 52. Houdini had sustained multiple blows to his abdomen from McGill University boxing student J. Gordon Whitehead in Montreal two weeks earlier. A long-standing part of Houdini's act was to ask a member of the audience to punch him in the abdomen in order to demonstrate the strength of his

James says:
Yeah, go for it. Anything I say or do is bloggable. Haha.

Big Daddy says:
figures houdini's work would kill him somehow

James says:
Yeah, totally. He was cool though. Check this out:

James says:
Houdini left a final sting for his spiritualist opponents: shortly before his death, he had made a pact with his wife, Bess Houdini, to contact her from the other side if possible and deliver a pre-arranged coded message. Every Halloween for the next 10 years, Bess held a séance to test the pact. In 1936, after a last unsuccessful seance on the roof of the Knickerbocker Hotel, she put out the cand

James says: she put out the candle that she had kept burning beside a photograph of Houdini since his death, later (1943) saying "ten years is long enough to wait for any man."

Big Daddy says:
ten years is long enough to wait for any man. - thats funny

James says:
Yeah, I like that little anecdote.

Big Daddy says:
houdini was pretty stacked - found a pic for the post

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Presidency Outsourced...

Presidency outsourced

Congress today announced that the Office of President of the United States of America will be outsourced to India as of December 31, 2006.

The move is being made to save the President's $400,000 yearly salary, and also a record $521 billion in deficit expenditures and related overhead the office has incurred during the last 5 years.

"We believe this is a wise move financially. The cost savings should be significant," stated Congressman Thomas Reynolds (R-WA). Reynolds, with the aid of the Government Accounting Office, has studied outsourcing of American jobs extensively. "We cannot expect to remain competitive on the world stage with the current level of cash outlay," Reynolds noted.

Mr. Bush was informed by email this morning of his termination. Preparations for the job move have been underway for sometime. Gurvinder Singh of Indus Teleservices, Mumbai, India, will be assuming the office of President as of January 1st.

Mr. Singh was born in the United States while his Indian parents were vacationing at Niagara Falls, thus making him eligible for the position. He will receive a salary of $320 (USD) a month but with no health coverage or other benefits.

It is believed that Mr. Singh will be able to handle his job responsibilities without support staff. Due to the time difference between the US and India, he will be working primarily at night, when few offices of the US Government will be open. "Working nights will allow me to keep my day job at the American Express call center," stated Mr. Singh in an exclusive interview. "I am excited about this position. I always hoped I would be President someday."

A Congressional spokesperson noted that while Mr. Singh may not be fully aware of all the issues involved in the office of President, this should not be a problem because Bush was not familiar with the issues either. Mr. Singh will rely upon a script tree that will enable him to respond effectively to most topics of concern. Using these canned responses, he can address common concerns without having to understand the underlying issues at all.

"We know these scripting tools work," stated the spokesperson. "President Bush has used them successfully for years." Mr. Singh may have problems with the Texas drawl, but lately Bush has abandoned the "down home" persona in his effort to appear intelligent and on top of the Katrina situation.

Bush will receive health coverage, expenses, and salary until his final day of employment. Following a two-week waiting period, he will be eligible for $240 a week unemployment for 13 weeks. Unfortunately he will not be eligible for Medicaid, as his unemployment benefits will exceed the allowed limit.

Mr. Bush has been provided the outplacement services of Manpower, Inc. to help him write a resume and prepare for his upcoming job transition. According to Manpower, Mr. Bush may have difficulties in securing a new position due to limited practical work experience. A Greeter position at Wal-Mart was suggested due to Bush's extensive experience shaking hands and phony smile.

Another possibility is Bush's re-enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard. His prior records are conspicuously vague but should he choose this option, he would likely be stationed in Waco, TX for a month, before being sent to Iraq, a country he has visited. "I've been there, I know all about Iraq," stated Mr. Bush, who gained invaluable knowledge of! the country in a visit to the Baghdad Airport's terminal and gift shop.

Sources in Baghdad and Falluja say Mr. Bush would receive a warm reception from local Iraqis. They have asked to be provided with details of his arrival so that they might arrange an appropriate welcome.

"I mean, think about it. Other than the war in Iraq, the Katrina disaster, the deficit, the CIA leak, torture, stopping stem cell research, homeland security, global warming and undercutting science, we've yet to really feel the negative effects of the Bush administration." -- Bill Moyers

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Lego Brokeback Mountain [Of course]

DUI Wyoming Style

Recently a routine police patrol car parked outside a bar in Baggs, Wyoming. After the last call the officer noticed a man leaving the bar so intoxicated that he could barely walk. The man stumbled around the parking lot for a few minutes, with the officer quietly observing. After what seemed an eternity and trying his keys on five different vehicles, the man managed to find his car which he fell into. He sat there for a few minutes as a number of patrons left the bar and drove off. Finally he started the car, switched the wipers on and off (as it was a fine, dry summer night) - flicked the blinkers on & off a few times, honked the horn and switched on the lights.

He moved the vehicle forward a few inches, reversed a little and then remained still for a few more minutes as some more of the patrons vehicles left. At last, the parking lot was empty-he pulled out and started to drive slowly down the road. The police officer having patiently waited all this time, now started up the patrol car , put on the flashing lights, and promptly pulled the man over and carried out a breathalyzer test.

To his amazement, the breathalyzer indicated no evidence of the man having consumed any alcohol at all! Dumbfounded, the officer said, "I'll have to ask you to accompany me to the police station. This breathalyzer equipment must be broken." "I doubt it," said the truly proud cowboy. "Tonight I'm the designated decoy!"

Brokeback Backlash


Eleven Peaberry Coffee shops will become Starbucks, but the Denver-based chain is keeping its prominent locations in Cherry Creek North and the Cherry Creek Shopping Center.

The 15-year-old Peaberry Coffee chain will continue to operate 17 stores as part of a restructuring effort its founder said will help it focus more on franchising and coffee-bean sales.

Starbucks will take over Peaberry's leases at all 11 locations.

The first three stores to close will be at 2026 S. University Blvd. in Denver, 320 S. Colorado Boulevard in Glendale and 12161 Sheridan Blvd. in Broomfield.

Those stores will close Friday, said Bill Tointon, president and founder of Peaberry's. The rest will follow over the next month.

Other stores that will be closed and transferred to Starbucks are at 2400 Baseline Road in Boulder; 1 W. Flatiron Circle in Broomfield; 200 Quebec St. in Denver; 150 S. Union Blvd. in Lakewood; 5070 E. Arapahoe Road and 5350 S. Santa Fe Drive in Littleton; 17051 Lincoln Ave. in Parker; and 12751 W. 32nd Ave. in Wheat Ridge.

Tointon declined to say how many of Peaberry's 200 retail employees will lose their jobs as a result of the closings. The company is working to transfer workers to the 17 stores that will remain open.

What sucks is not only is Starbucks growing even more, it's that Peaberry will be less accessible. They don't roast as dark as 'Bucks and the coffee is way better. Also kind of a bummer is they are closing the store I helped open. Although, I still don't feel too bad since they didn't believe me over my jerk for a manager Jesse.

Monday, February 20, 2006

Embarassing purchases

From the Consumerist:

"1999, Phoenix, Fred Meyer: My best friend and I had just moved to the city, and were stocking up on random supplies. His basket is still legendary (just came up in conversation today, actually) as being the most embarrassing purchase ever. I was behind him in line with an alarm clock.
*Entertainment Weekly.

The cashier even broke the golden rule by saying "I'm not even going to ASK what you have planned tonight."

by gretchen on 02/20/06 05:59 PM"

3D Truck Ads

Cool concept.

From a German Ad competition:

Exploding Odwalla

So back when I worked at Peaberry's [a local coffee chain], Odwalla juices had just come out. We stocked their juice and their vendor reps used to hook us up with free juice. Which was great, because even as an employee, we had to still pay full price for them.

We would either get samples of new products, or ones that were close to expiration. This was back in the day before they pasteurized their juice. Later a kid got salmonella poisoning or something from un-pastuerized juice and Odwalla was sued and was forced to pasteurize. Well, I was just listening to Sara Cox on BBC1 and she mentioned how she had a smoothie explode in her car.

This got me to remember how Odwalla's would become bombs if you left them out of refrigeration. One morning I left a 'Superfood' out on the counter. When I came home that evening, the bottle had exploded and there was green Superfood all over the floor, walls, and ceilings. It was a pain to clean up, and it stank too.

So I checked the internets to see if anybody had the same experience. I know others did, because co-workers of the time had similar Odwalla bombs detonate in much of the same fashion. I know Odwalla/Coke [they bought Odwalla] have to pasteurize the juice today, but I wonder if the Odwalla bombs still occur. At present, a search on Odwalla explosions doesn't bring up any stories like mine.

It's kinda funny now that I think of it, having potential fruit juice munitions just waiting to explode.

Gay or not gay?

If you listen to this song from a point of view that the lead singer is singing from a gay persepective, it makes the lyrics much more interesting:


"Sugar We're Going Down"

Am I more than you bargained for yet
I've been dying to tell you anything you want to hear
Cause that's just who I am this week
Lie in the grass, next to the mausoleum
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song
(A notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song)

Drop a heart, break a name
We're always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team

We're going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

Is this more than you bargained for yet
Oh don't mind me I'm watching you two from the closet
Wishing to be the friction in your jeans
Isn't it messed up how I'm just dying to be him
I'm just a notch in your bedpost
But you're just a line in a song
(Notch in your bedpost, but you're just a line in a song)

Drop a heart, break a name
We're always sleeping in, and sleeping for the wrong team

We're going down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

Down, down in an earlier round
And Sugar, we're going down swinging
I'll be your number one with a bullet
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down in an earlier round (Take aim at myself)
And Sugar, we're going down swinging (Take back what you said)
I'll be your number one with a bullet (Take aim at myself)
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down (down, down)
Down, down (down, down)
We're going down, down (down, down)
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

We're going down, down in an earlier round (Take aim at myself)
And Sugar, we're going down swinging (Take back what you said)
I'll be your number one with a bullet (Take aim at myself)
A loaded God complex, cock it and pull it

Interesting thing on one lyrics site:

CD cover says "wishing to be the friction in HIS jeans" when in the song it's
clearly said "wishing to be the friction in YOUR jeans"
So which is correct?

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Capturing The Friedmans

Wow. So I watched 'Capturing The Friedmans' this weekend and I have to say it is a powerful movie. It seriously jacks with your head. At first you feel a little sorry for Arnie Friedman, but then as things unravel it just becomes a mess.
What's disturbing about this film, is that by the time it is over, you don't know what, or who, to believe. A quick gander at IMDB shows many people are polarized if what is said to have occurred, occurred.
I personally think the hypnotized witnesses were full of shite. I don't think the 'Leap Frog' game occurred. And I have to agree with Jesse that the number of supposed incidents are suspect. I find it odd that none of the kids ever said anything and continued to take classes.
What was disturbing as well, was Arnie's confession letter. Up until that point you have some mild sympathy for him, but that immediately changes with the letter. You realize that you can't really believe anything he had said.
As for the mom, what a beeyotch. I see her point of view, but she was just horrible in dealing with her family. There is no way if I was Jesse, that I would go and see her after I got out of prison.
As for Jesse, I want to believe him that nothing happened during the classes. But I found it suspect that he later comes out and says that Arnie had molested him, and he liked it for the attention. That doesn't mean necessarily that stuff occurred during the classes, but it put his character in to suspect. Ths is the brilliance of the movie; it constantly challenges you as a viewer.
In the end, it was one of those movies that makes you internally conflicted, and leaves you bewildered with life and humanity because there is no Hollywood happy ending. It's a great film that I think people should see, just to see their take on it.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Funny, 'coz it's true

Natalie Portman: Movie Star; Treasurer of St. Alban's School for Boys' Odyssey of the Mind Team

Also from The Gilded Moose:

Hubba Hubba 2

From the Gilded Moose:

When Publicity Stunts Go Wrong: Jake Gyllenhaal

Publicity Firm PMK:
"In light of recent rumors, please attend some sort of sporting event."

Jake Gyllenhaal: "Cool. Can I bring a guest?"

PMK: "Sure. That shouldn't be a problem."