I wrote a long post about politics and the health care bill but I trashed the whole thing after reading about a poll indicating how utterly vacuous and stupid some Americans are. At a bar, I had to listen to someone tell me Rome fell because of gays in their military. I would really like to not care about any of this.
I'm not sure how I didn't get around to seeing Over the Edge until now. (Holy crap, the whole movie is posted on Youtube in 10 parts!) I was totally in this movie's target demographic at the time it was made. My family Christmas card in 1977 shows me wearing a Yes belt buckle just like the lead's Boston belt buckle. I was angry, I hated the 'burbs, and I was making the transition from Yes, Neil Young, Heart, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Aerosmith to The Ramones, The Sex Pistols, and X. Even though the film got bad distribution (fear of teen violence), I understand it was an HBO staple through the late 80s and 90s. Hm, I still don't have cable. Matt Dillon was incredibly lucky to be plucked out of high school for this, his first movie. I never took him seriously as an actor until Factotum, because he pretty much plays himself (or else his personal meld of Rocky Balboa and The Fonz as the filmmakers put it). While he doesn't actually say the line, "I'm Richie White -- I'm on probation" has always been Dillon's core film persona. The other one is the Drugstore Cowboy/barfly which isn't that different. Continue reading "Teenage Wasteland"
Litterbugs bug the crap outta me. I picked these up myself and carried them to a street garbage can. Me=hero. Blogging while DJing.
These were taken 20 seconds apart and yet it's pretty hard to find one person in both shots. I can.
Why do these plants produce flowers when they have their whole fern plop it over there schtick? The answer is probably on wikipedia.
I have luggage that needs to be sorted and I don't mean I took a trip. I was disappointed that Bill Moyers is retiring before Oprah. If you want a great talking heads fest with Bill, check out this web exclusive with Glenn Greenwald. Find out why I'm disillusioned with Barack Obama and politics in general. It's around 40 minutes so go get some popcorn if you decide to watch it.
Happy Halloween! There were many raised eyebrows this year at Halloween being the second holiday in money-making only to Christmas. The crowd promoting the war on Christmas seem to be starting the war on Halloween [via Sadly, No!]. I always marvel that it's the one holiday that adults get to have away from their families if they want to and at the same time, I wonder why Halloween doesn't happen more often.
My fat cat woke me begging for the new cat food I got her for a treat. Old cats are like old pants. Anyway I found a sunset pic which is also like old pants. I wasted some time Friday night on Google's image labeler. That is some addictive software and meanwhile, you're helping the man. I played for about an hour thinking one of my photos might come up and then seeing what keywords my partner might come up with... "blue night crap"? Har Har. I was also waiting to see if anything came up from the Middle East or Asia or some other war zone. I figured out that most people know different stuff about different celebrities and that most people aren't color blind.
This is a pile of CDs for which I will be entering a UPC code and putting up for sale online. Most are fetching $3-7 but a few are fetching a whopping 15¢ and I sold a few rarities for $29 and $40. I'm impressed some people still pay for this little package of music.
Overheard from two kids at the fireworks display tonight on the Hudson River: Kid 1: I wish I was a fireworks. Then I would be SO PRETTY! Kid 2: Then you would die when you came down. Kid 1: How do YOU know?