Thursday, December 31, 2009

And speaking of parents..

Truer words have never been spoken.  And a Happy New Year, indeed.  Cheers.

I'm tired and I want to go to bed

I had a little drink about an hour ago, too.  But, alas, it did not go to my head.  Anyways BarstoolSports has been counting down their 100 favorite youtube videos from that have been posted over the last few years, and some of them have been pretty funny.  I recommend you check it out.  You'll be able to waste a hell of a lot of time if you do.  But #24 caught my eye so I figured I'd post it here, to get you interested:

My parents are really nice people.  Mother fuckers.
I knew he looked familiar from somewhere and Sam correctly identified him as Taco from The League.  The League is a show that you should have watched, and if you didn't watch it then you're not that cool.  Because if you don't think a bunch of thirty-something guys talking about their fake fantasy football league while ruining the lives of those around them is funny...then, yes: you have a big dump in your pants.

Also funny (in my opinion..) from the Taco file, for what will soon be obvious reasons:

It seems I was right-on when I unknowingly paired my version of the pedophile beard with my "there's got to be something wrong with that guy" hat for the Christmas party this year.

I've always been a trend setter.  Cheers.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Facebook stalking comes up big every now and then..

I don't stalk on facebook a lot.  Well, I guess that depends on your definition of "stalking." I don't believe that I stalk on facebook at all, come to think of it.  That whole "stalk" talk in the title was just to drag you in.  I stumble around quite a bit clicking from profile to profile in an effort to run into people that I have no idea what's new in their life...and then read what may or may not be new in their life.  See, that's not really stalking.  But I told you that story to tell you this story:
This afternoon I was stumbling (not stalking...stumbling..) around facebook and happened to click on a profile that had some random links posted.  I had nothing to do, so I clicked on a link.  And my mind was blown.  It's like I took the blue pill in the Matrix: I see the world totally differently now.  I now possess the ability to create videos of one or two animated people.  See first masterpiece:

I'm pretty awesome, right?  I whited-up the dialogue a little bit in a poor attempt at humor...sue me.  But I'm already seeing pretty serious possibilities...Say I have an absolutely ridiculous conversation and somehow I'm able to remember most of it...NOW YOU'LL BE ABLE TO WITNESS IT FIRST HAND!

Tell me, honestly, that knowing very soon I'll be creating stories of my life in pixilated forms doesn't excite you.  Don't lie.  It excites you.  At least a little bit.  It excites me.  Now I have a seemingly (I say seemingly because I'm no expert...but my 30minute guess and check makes it seem..) perfect medium for me to start exploring storyboards for that stopmotion movie I have in my 5 year plan.  Sweet success, sweet success.  Cheers.


P.S.  I know, I know.  I still need to post pictures from the holidays on here and on facebook.  All that I can tell you is: I'll get to it.  I started a Christmas-themed blog on Christmas morning...but then things got hectic.  Somehow I feel like I've been in an alcohol-induced haze for the last week, so staring at a bright computer screen hasn't been tops on my priority list.  Actually, the waiting has helped me figure out just what the hell may have happened over the course of our annual holiday debauchery.  In the long run this may actually be worth the wait.  Hold on...I doubt it.  Not much is worth the wait these days.  Don't get your hopes up for anything more than blurry pictures (the blur factor sums up our night to a T.  XO to all and to all a good night!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I'm on my way to bed as I be laying shingles in the AM but I just wanted to apologize for my infrequent posting over the previous few days.  I've been reading a lot while without a computer so I haven't really bothered to get to a location that had a computer.  Some quiet time without the "internet" distracting you is nice, I'd recommend trying it.  At any rate tomorrow is my annual Christmas Debauch.  Well, 3rd annual Christmas Debauch.  Kath pulled together another limo, so while it was not creative at all because I came up with us getting a limo last year it is still much appreciated. get you ready here were some hilghlights form last year:
From Humble Beginnings..

 To pretty much all the span of a year..

(Be impressed that Shawn wore a collared shirt..)

In closing...if you're in Greater L/A (The original L/A...) Wednesday evening and you see a white stretch Nav pass you by, raise your glass to us because we'll be raising plenty of glasses so there's no reason you shouldn't, too.  I hope I'm in OK shape to finish Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve...Man, I've wasted the whole month of December...shit.  Carry on.

O, and this, for good measure:


Thursday, December 17, 2009

Yet another throwback to The Wrestler..

I still can't get enough of Mickey Rourke.  Just this past Saturday I was at a track meet because I have nothing to do most days and someone brought up The Wrestler and so I rambled on about it for well over 10 minutes until this kid pulled the old "Well, anyways I've got to go.." on me.  Haha, what can I say?  I like The Wrestler.  As much as I'd like to get the DVD which I expect would contain some special features, deleted scenes, commentary, etc I  already have a bootleg of the money so why the hell would I bother to waste the money?  Exactly, I wouldn't.

ANYWAYS this is a pretty good 5 part interview with Mickey, presumably filmed prior to an awards show or while Mr. Rourke was attending a film festival.  This is before the Oscars and before any other major awards show as there is no mention of any of those nominations or what-have-you.  The interviewer is kind of a tool but I was willing to look past that.  I hope you are, too, as Mr. Rourke gives some pretty good insight into his own life and also how the movie really came together..

He says plenty, so that's all I got.  Feel free to call me lazy.  Cheers.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Couldn't come up with a catchy title..

Quick jump back to VH1's 100 Greatest videos of the 90's or whatever it was called.  This may very well be my favorite video...ever:

Great song, I was a big fan when this came out and still have the compact disc (titled Travelling Without Moving.  Yes, they spelled traveling wrong.  I don't know why.  Maybe in the UK they spell traveling travelling.  I never noticed this until now.  Silly, silly Jamiroquai..).  It's going in my car when I venture back outside, along with Q-Tip, Rob Zombie, and a John Mellencamp's Best of '76-'88.  I can't believe I hadn't put Rob Zombie in my car yet.  Silly me, I suppose.  I used to be a big Rob Zombie fan.  He was actually the first concert I ever saw.  At the Central Maine Civic Center.  We were out of our element.  I feel like we were probably in 8th grade, maybe just into high school.  I know we got a ride so there's no way in hell we were much older than that.  Needless to say Abercrombie was popular amongst my elitist group of friends, hence the out-of-element feel.  I was the "most hardcore" because I wore a Subway staff polo I had picked up at Sal's Boutique.  Man, were we losers or what?  At any rate it was a good show; Zombie can wail, be it White or Rob.  I'm sure I have the ticket stub somewhere but I know it was on his Demon Speeding tour.  So anyone who's studied Zombie's tour schedule feel free to chime in on what year this tour took place.  He's played Halloween shows in Lewiston a couple of times...we did not see him on Halloween...and I have no idea if that should be a good thing or a bad thing that Rob Zombie enjoys coming to Lewiston on Halloween.  I'll leave it at: scary.

Again very very random but since I've had access to the HBO...I've been watching a lot of HBO.  As I mentioned before I watched all of the Curb episodes first as I enjoy Curb quite a bit and wanted to see how the Seinfeld reunion was incorporated.  I was happy with the outcome.  I found the "Do you respect wood?" gag to be particularly funny, as I am pretty anal-retentive when it comes to coaster use.  I don't even like the idea of using newspapers or magazines.  It must be a coaster.  Under everything, hot or cold.  I probably just have too much time on my hands.  At any rate the next evening I watched In Bruges.  I found the first 3/4-7/8ths to be hilarious and well done, albeit leaving a few holes in the plot that I could drive a truck through.  However, the ending (well, everything but the last 45 seconds.  I enjoyed the last 45 seconds tremendously) left something to be desired.  I have a problem with movies that allow for someone to be shot in the neck (or anywhere else vital, for that matter) with a spectacular spurt of blood yet this character is able to live on for another couple of minutes.  Even if they're shown to be losing an inordinate amount of blood over this time (which was the case here, actually) I don't enjoy this kind of movie magic.  I always come back to some war memoir I was forced to read in high school, I think by Tim O'Brien.  I think it was called The Things They Carried.  Google tells me both of my thoughts were correct.  I like it when that's the case.  Anyways O'Brien is talking about death and how in real life it's not like the movies; when people got shot in real life they "flat fuck fell."  So, dammit, when people die in movies they should start flat fucking falling.  And that's all I have to say about that.

Monday, December 14, 2009

Sitting House

For the next week I'll be back across town in my on-again, off-again house- and dog-sitting "job."  So there is a potential that I'll be back to working tow jobs this week.  I sure as hell hope not, HAH!  So I'll post, I just don't know exactly when I'll get around to it.  I don't usually know when I'll get around to it so I guess nothing is really different.  I've got a couple of books I'm looking to finish today so you can expect for this to be all you'll get today.  My apologies, I've decided to be selfish today.  Not to worry, maybe by next time I'll actually have something humorous or insightful to say.  Today, I've got nothing..  Cheers (and feel free to stop by bearing beer if you're special enough to know where I'll be laying about.  Oh, this past season of Curb was tremendous...maybe I'll talk about that next time.  Maybe..).

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Random Bonnaroo memory

Katzenjammer.  They're from Norway, or so I've read since.  They played on a small stage before someone else we were planning to see one afternoon down there.  I don't remember who were were waiting to see.  It may have been Grace.  I feel like we went to the Sonic  stage a couple of times but Grace is the only act I distinctly remember going to the Sonic stage to see.

Whoever was filming this is a moron and clearly doesn't know how to focus their camera but I'll let that slide because the energy was great, and I found all four of these ladies to be cute in their own way while I was watching them perform and this fuzzy camerawork helps me keep my vague, hazy, and nondescript attraction intact.  Besides that, any group with a mandolin and a kazoo is A-Okay in my book.  Cheers.

I don't plan to leave my house today

The temps are down, the wind is up, and now that we've turned the heat on I'm perfectly happy to sit here with some tunes on and have a few cups of coffee now, maybe get around to whipping up a meal of sorts later, followed by a freshly drawn beer or two or a caucasian (aka man shakes; thanks Craig I liek it but I'm sticking to a Dude reference) and general laziness.  A very reliable source has informed me road blocks will be out in full force tonight so the Goose is out, and that just kind of ruins my Friday night anyway.  Probably for the best as this has been a pretty slow month of work thus far.  Damn snow. 

I've lost a little steam as far as my job search goes but maybe today I'll find some motivation.  We shall see.  This is my priority for the time being, so job searching won't come any time really really soon.  Which probably demonstrates I really don't want to search for a job, and that would be correct.  I'm not a good job searcher.  O well. 

As yesterday was a Thursday I went to Gipper's and had a great night.  Always a good group of folks at Gipper's on a Thursday.  Best night for the waitstaff, too.  Mel, Karen, and Sarah always hook it up.  Being out forced me to miss the Always Sunny season finale and a League episode but Ma came through as always and I've got them on VHS to watch today.  I guess it's a good thing Always Sunny is ending because sadly I've gotten hooked on Jersey Shore.  I spent over an hour last night searching for the episode I missed when I got home from Gipper's.  I was on looking for the new episode so I clicked on episode 2 because week one was a two hour season premiere so I assumed it was all one episode.  It was not, so I watched most of the 2nd hour of week one again.  My life is...awesome.  MTV got their shit togetehrand it was available once I got my ass out of bed today, and shame on MTV: I wouldn't be surprised if Snooki getting pounded in the face isn't on until the season finale and they just keep showing it at the end of every episode to draw in viewers.  I was some pissed when that didn't happen this week.  Horse's ass.  The best part of the show is these 20somethings throwing it back to middle school and getting pissed off when their other dances with someone else.  A close second is their never ending talk of "hooking up" which seems to count as long as you get a little kissy kissy going on.  I'm sorry, I'm old school and a semi-grown up.  For a hook up to be a hook up there needs to be at least a little boob action involved.  Amateur hour is over, kids.  Fix it.
And add this to your weekend fun:
Jersey Shore Nickname Generator
FYI: I would now prefer to be known by my Jersey Shore nickname: C-Muscle.  Look for me on Season II, Lord willing..
Without work I stay up until all hours of the night doing absolutely nothing then proceed to sleep all day.  Each morning when I try to go to sleep I set my alarm for relatively early and say to myself "Get up when this goes off, suck it up for a day then go to bed at a reasonable hour and get back on track."  Well, this train has been off the track for damn near 3 weeks straight.  I'd ay I'm pathetic but I don't think it really is.  I have no strict commitments so what does it matter if my prime working hours are between the hours of 11pm and 3am? 

I started and wrote 90% of this just after 3pm Friday.  It is now past 1am Saturday and I still haven't posted anything.  I feel like I had more today earlier but I've since forgotten what I think I was going to continue dribbling on.  I think I had a link.  Or a video.  Or something.  F. 

O, maybe it was this: Vh1 did a countdown of the 100 best songs of the 90's.  How the hell was this only #11?

Foolish.  Just foolish.  For Shame, VH1.  Cheers.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

I watch Fox News

I have for quite some time.  I watch CNN, too.  They're on back-to-back cahnnels around here so it's easy to flip back and forth.  On Monday I was lucky enough to witness this gem live...Mike Huckabee....interviewing...Dennis Rodman...on...Tiger Woods.  I couldn't make this up if I tried.

You've got to click the link, Fox News doesn't let you embed video...enjoy...because I'm still speechless about this actually being on a 4pm show and supposedly representing "real" news.


Sunday, December 6, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like..

Winter.  F.  I hate snow.  Well, really I'm pretty indifferent to snow. Just nowadays I get sad when I see it snowing and I'm without my trusty Little Red Wagon to go out and tool around in.  I was a stupid for selling that thing.  Darn it.  That sucker could fishtail like it was nobody's business when a couple inches were on the roadway.  And it never got stuck.  Never.  Well, except when the engine blew back when I was in college.  But it wasn't stuck, it was just comatose.  At any rate, we got about four inches here.  Maybe five, I'm not sure...I left my measuring stick inside.  I took a nap from about 7pm until 11pm Saturday night so I was up when it stopped and I went out and walked around.  I tried to take some artsy-fartsy pictures but my lil' ol' point and shoot wasn't interested in doing artsy fartsy things in the dark at 2am.  Shucks.  Probably time for me to read the instruction book as I've had it for about two years now.  It still was a nice night.  I started to shovel but stopped before I woke up the neighbors.  I didn't think they'd appreciate me shoveling at 2am.  I'm a nice guy like that.  Anyways I don't have any pictures to prove I was up so you'll just have to take me at my word.

Tomorrow, however, I do promise to get some pictures up of the family tree.  We got after it Saturday afternoon.  For the last couple of years prior to this Ma had gone the fake route, which was OK but not GREAT.  We're back to GREAT this year.  And if you buy a tree, buy a Maine tree.  Well, if you're in Maine and buy a tree then buy a Maine tree.  We've got the best trees of anywhere that I know.  Trust me.  Now it's time for bed; duty calls bright and early as it's back on a roof for this guy after a quiet, eleven day Thanksgiving "vacation."  Yip-pee..  Cheers. 

Friday, December 4, 2009

It's 2am..

I had no idea why I was still awake, until this song came on via iTunes' shuffle feature:

 Good thing I stayed I can go to sleep smiling.  Friday's off to a good start!  Cheers.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Semi-regluar music discussion..

Norah Jones was on Colbert Report a week or so ago promoting her new album...made me remember this video I saw more than a week or so ago..

She feels a little too Nelly Furtado for me in this song.  I like Nelly Furtado a lot, but I like Norah Jones because she's Norah Jones; she's not Nelly Furtado.  Still a catchy song; Well done, Mr. -Tip.

The "internet" had stated she'll be branching into more contemporary rock for her upcoming album so I was interested to see and hear what that entailed and that kept me from going to bed that particular evening she was on Steve's show.  I wasn't all that impressed, to be perfectly honest.  It Noarh Jones, but with more guitar.  Ho hum.  I've heard she's collaborating with Ryan Adams for a song so I'd guess she'll have at least one excellent song on the album.  That, however, may be all..

As for Q-Tip: good to see you're back.  Tribe was impressive way, way back.  Had Amplified! back in the day, too, and was a pretty big fan.  Not sure where it is today...let the search begin..


In other news one of my favorite groups has just put out a 4 disc live compilation, and this group could be none other than Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers.  I have their Pack Up the Plantation! live album from the 80's...I think.  It's old and has Stevie Nicks all over it so you figure it out.  Anyways, it's pretty good.  Good closer of  of "Stories We Could Tell," it's been a favorite song since the first time I heard it (never "knew" it was a cover but knew it was a cover because I had never seen it on a studio release...Now I know it's a cover).

ANYWAYS this 4 disc spans early 70's all the way through the mid-2000's and is only listed at $18 for 48 tracks.  Not sure of the quality but I'd assume it's good, so I may have to check it out.  Also, good retrospective piece here from Rolling Stone with Tom Petty talking about the good old days.  This guy is a rock star.  Enjoy, I did.  Now onto the videos...the first because 'tis the season, and also to demonstrate TP&theHB's and Stevie Nicks are, in fact, close friends, and the 2nd because the first didn't really capture the TP&theHB's I remember from back in '04 (or ' memory isn't what it used to be...a summer while I was enrolled in college, at any rate..) when he played a sold out show at the Tweeter (now Comcast...for now) Center in Mansfield.  Good times, good times..

I do remember this was part of the encore and it was flat out awesome..

Found out that I have this memory, too:

  I told you the guy's a rock star.  Though, I still don't know the year this was taken...f.  Cheers.