Monthly Archives: May 2011

Love

I found it here, in case you can’t see it clearly.

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The Addam’s Family: The Lurch


I just found out from this Neatorama post (That won’t post correctly, so here it is: http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/25/14-facts-you-might-not-know-about-the-addams-family/#more-46432) that “The Lurch” was released in 1965 at the height of The Addam’s Family. Unfortunately, it is not available for download from Amazon or iTunes.

While we’re here, watch/listen to the opening of The Addam’s Family.

Oh, and the reunion movie, from the Neatorama post. I haven’t watched it yet, but this will remind me to do so.

By the way, just go to the Neatorama post. I am offering nothing new here. This post is mainly to amuse/remind myself.

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Best Romantic Comedy Ever

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Space Horse!

I really want to see a horse in zero gravity before I die. I think it would either be sad or really funny.

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Advantage of a Blog over Facebook

1) When I post a rant (like this one), I hardly ever get a response. This means I’m almost always unchallenged, and almost always 100000% right. Almost all the time. But it’s not that I don’t want you to comment. I just really need for you to agree with me when you do.

2) Zero annoying posts from other people. Yeah, I don’t want to hear about your business. I don’t need to know which party you’re going to, or concert, or whatever. I miss the links some of you post, but it’s the price I have to pay.

3) Living in a bubble of my own making. I don’t have any idea what’s going on. It’s like that year I was high almost every day. Or just like 1995. Yeah, I miss 1995. Not enough to get baked 24/7 again, because that shit got expensive. And I flunked out of college. I don’t really need to do that again. Plus, it was all dial-up internet. And AOL. I’m never going back in time. If anything, I’m going to go 30 years into the future, to buy a used 25th-generation game console and a bunch of games for $200, and a uber-HD TV (or whatever they’ll have by then…Brain-jack TV?), again ‘used’ (unless it’s completely unsanitary to re-use a brain-jack, then maybe I’ll have to buy a new but low-end model), and come back here to play to my heart’s content. (I bet Star Wars really gets awesome after George Lucas dies in that bizarre AT-AT accident in 2032.)

4) I don’t get any emotional effect, except when I stumble upon a political website. Which I try to close immediately. But then I see that Arnold has some lovechild or some crap. What the Hell, man? You’re this generation’s John Wayne. You’re supposed to be above that BS. Doesn’t any celebrity stay married and faithful anymore? I’m talking to you, Cox-Arquettes. You were awesome. The stability-meter in Hollywood. And then you split? I wish you two could work it out. It brings hope to the universe.

5) What was I talking about? I have no idea. By the way, I’m reading the book, “Under The Dome” by Stephen King. I thought it’d be the dramatic adaptation of The Simpsons Movie, but it’s actually really, really good. Seriously, I’m over 300 pages in (out of almost 1100), and it just keeps getting better. I highly recommend it, at least through the first third. It actually made me excited about reading again. Stephen King is my hero, for at least 8 reasons now.

6) Sadly, the first thing I thought about when I heard about Arnold’s love child is, “Cool, maybe they’ll make a movie together someday!”. It’s not like he doesn’t already have kids. I hope that the kid is pretty sheltered and out of the media spotlight though, but probably not.

7) Arnold Arnold Arnold….first you get in bed with Enron to push Gray Davis (a semi-decent Governor) out of office. Yeah Enron, the guys who monkeyed with the power in Cal-uh-for-nee-yuh, potentially killing over 100 citizens of your state due to accidents and what-not. And then have a mediocre term…and finally this love-child thing? What the hell?! I hope Maria returns to work after all this. And that she puts on some weight, she’s way too thin. But she was always a good reporter.

8) Yeah, I don’t know why I’m even bothering to number this anymore. In fact, I think I’ll just read for a while. Have a great day.

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Flashbacks

On my favorite show of the moment, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (yes, I know it was canceled in 2006, but I have Netflix see), they just mentioned a guy who signed up for the Air Force on September 12th. It made me smile. And, just to set the record straight, I did sign on 9/12, but I was too fat and didn’t officially join until sometime between the 14th and the 17th, I think. I used a watermelon-only diet over a weekend, and rode on an airdyne stationary bicycle for over 2000 calories a day during that time. The funny thing is that I had originally wanted to join in February, 2001, but I was REALLY too fat, like 45 pounds over the Air Force’s weight max for a 72-inch tall gentleman like myself. So, I worked out, dieted, and got down below the weight max…in early August, 2001. By then, I was dating someone (whose name I honestly forget), who did not want me to join the military, despite the fact I had been training for the last several months to do so. Sometime in late August, about the time Aaliyah was taking her last plane ride (having just missed one of the worst days in American history by a few short weeks), we broke up, and I continued to eat and not exercise.

So, 9/11 happened, and when I went in to sign, I was about 7-8 pounds heavy. The recruiter wanted me back in two weeks, but I lost the weight in less than one.

I don’t know why I’m telling this now. I think Osama bin Laden’s killing has stirred up some long-buried feelings of that time. If it wasn’t for him and al Qaeda, I wouldn’t be here, having lived 4 years in the Air Force, working outside of Washington D.C. It’s strange. I don’t like going back very often, because life keeps on getting better with every passing year, and I don’t want to go back and rehash things. I can’t change the past, and today is great.

I kind of wish this wasn’t a flashback episode of Studio 60.

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15 years

It’s been 15 years since Susan Ross died from licking too many envelopes for her wedding. (The cheap glue on the envelopes was poisonous, see…). It seems like only yesterday.

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Game physics gone wonky

I’m sorry, but I’m a sucker for game-physics videos. I find them hilarious. The fun starts at about 15 seconds in.

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Why does sushi make me so damn happy?

I don’t get this feeling with Fireworks Pizza, Five Guys Burgers, Doener Bistro, or Windy City Red Hots, and those are my four favorite restaurants. No, I get my thrills from simple grocery-store sushi. I mean it! I get some, thanking the employee placing the product, since he formulated my wonderful sushi rolls within the last hour, no doubt. I pick up the sushi, get an extra soy sauce packet and some chop sticks, take about a dozen steps, and I discover a huge grin on my face. I didn’t consciously put it there, it just appeared. And that’s bizarre for me, because I don’t unconsciously smile over much. I never have. My paternal grandfather used to call me “Smiley” because I never did. It’s not that I’m unhappy, but I just don’t smile for much. It’s a very Russian attitude, although I don’t have any Ruskie blood running in my veins to my knowledge.

And yet, Sushi. So wonderful. The whole process of grabbing a little wasabi, a little fish, and the sushi roll, dip it in soy, and consume. Repeat until completion. More steps than are necessary for most foods, but it’s so interesting every time. And the taste is always amazing.

To me, Sushi is much like the music of ZZ Top. Over 90% of the time, the experience is the same. The sushi tastes the same as last time, although I might be having a California Roll instead of an Eel Roll like last time. And yet, both taste wonderful. In that same respect, you can take a ZZ Top song from the late 1970’s, and to me, it sounds much like a song from the mid 1990’s. But they are both great.

So, I will continue my Sushi consumption now. Carry on.

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Felicia Day is Awesome

It’s not her looks, which are genetically superior to most people, but the fact that she is a kick-ass writer. And this is a guide to halve the time it takes to write. Some of which you may have seen before, but this is a wonderful, concise guide. [link]

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The new Oldsmobiles are in early this year!

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BLARG!

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I felt a little like this from 9/11/01 till 5/2/11.

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Random Gripe

Marvel, can you please stop putting “motion comics” on Netflix? At least if you do, label the heck out of it so I’m not fooled into watching some crap when I’m expecting an actual animated show. Thank-you.

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Again with this?

Now that I have a day off, I’m clearing another favorites folder.

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Getting This Out Of My System

And out of my favorites folder…

1. 10 Hilariously Dated Reports on “New” Technologies
2. Ten Misleading Movie Trailers
3. Soldier of the Future! (of 1959)
3. The Best Science Fiction Shows Without The Word “Star” In The Title
4. Super Mario 3 – Smooth Jazz Soundtrack
5. Civil Rights Round-table: A chat with Marlon Brando, James Baldwin, Harry Belafonte, Charlton Heston, Joseph Mankiewicz, and Sidney Poitier from 1963.
6. Highly Cool Balancing Act.
7. Can a complete novice become a golf pro with 10,000 hours practice?
8. Creepy bird animation from the early days of motion pictures.
9. Steve Martin: The Great Flydini
10. Man Vs. Moose (yeah, you’ve probably already seen this one…)
11. Earworm from PBS: “I Love Charts!”
12. Chordiac Arrest – the barbarshop quartet whose membership included the late spokesperson for Empire Carpets.
13. A great, free online painting program.
14. Silly signs, geotagged for you to find with a GPS.
15. Burly bearded guy wearing an anti-barking collar. Shocks to ensue.
16. Fan-fiction film’s opinion of the new Star Trek ship.
17. The Battle of New Orleans, in Lego.
18. The Rolling Stones – 2,000 Light Years From Home. Trippy, man.
19. Apple “store” for contraband apps, browser-based.
20. Science-Fiction Dance Party
21. Every Bill Paxton line from Aliens.
22. Wash your hands! OFTEN!
23. The Greatest Beer Commercial Ever.
24. Seven Grimm’s Fairy Tales That Would Make Great Movies
25. Vidocq – The Real Sherlock Holmes. What a bad-ass!
26. iPhone vs. Blackberry – a true comparison.
27. James Cagney Making Weird Noises In His Movies
28. Give A Cat A Home (music video)
29. Happy 56th Birthday, Kermit the Frog!
30. Cool/Cheap Computer Mouse
31. Rep. Steve Simon is Awesome.



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The Janitor Was RIGHT!

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Donald Duck’s Family Tree

I’m only a casual fan of Donald Duck’s lineage (thanks mostly to Duck Tales), but this is really amazing. And who is Huey, Duey & Louie’s papa? LINK via Neatorama.

…okay, for some reason my link-maker isn’t working. And my HTML knowledge is too rusty for a 2 minute posting, so just go here: http://www.neatorama.com/2011/05/03/the-donald-duck-family-tree/

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For no reason: The intro to Baywatch Nights

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