10 July 2011

Movin' on up

I'm moving this to Tumblr, since I'm on it every day and I just really like it better (sorry, Blogspot).

03 May 2011

"Stop eating people's old French fries, pigeon! Have some self respect! Don't you know you can fly?"

This is the fifth post.

LIST FOR MAY 3, 2011:

Five Stupid Things People Have Said Recently
  1. "WHO IS OSAMA BIN LADEN? i don't remember."
  2. "I just don't think you can be born gay."
  3. "We believe the high quality of this H-E-B product makes it an outstanding value."
  4. "I love this school!"
  5. "Glee is the best show ever."
Today's quote: Tracy Jordan, 30 Rock ("Somebody to Love")

02 May 2011

"I've seen myself in a thousand faces strung out on life's path / I would add up what you mean to me but I cannot do the math ..."

This is the fourth post.

LIST FOR MAY 2, 2011:

Five Things I'm Excited About
  1. This week's NBC comedy block. Full disclosure, I'm always excited whenever there are a crop of new NBC comedies, but this week especially so because Community (favorite. show. ever) is having Part 1 of their epic two-part season finale, which is going to have paintball again and I hope it's not all shark-jumpy or just like last year's paintball episode (1x23, "Modern Warfare," best episode of anything ever, ever ever ever including Arrested Development ever ever ever). The Office . . . well, it'll be interesting, I guess, to see what post-Michael Dunder Mifflin is like, in the way that it'll probably be interesting to see NewsRadio's fifth season (won't say any more, though IT'S BEEN OVER TEN YEARS. Statute of limitations much?). The uber-essential Parks and Recreation will be having an episode called "Eagleton," which if you've seen the show YOU KNOW WILL BE AWESOME, and 30 Rock's season finale ("Respawn") is also on, so yeay. There's also an Office rerun at 7.30c, which I'm neutral towards, and a new Outsourced, about which I have to say . . . please let this be the season finale. #kthxbai
  2. Vanessa Carlton's new album, Rabbits on the Run (Razor and Tie). Vanessa Carlton is amazing. I shan't hear any disparaging remarks because of her hit single "A Thousand Miles," which is catchy and peppy and somewhat well-written but not really essential; however, it's the only song by her most people know, which is just . . . no. Anyways, the album drops June 21 and the first single from the album, "Carousel," IS BEING RELEASED DIGITALLY TOMORROW. #fuckyeah So I'm definitely waiting super-excitedly for that. Yeah, a live version is already on YouTube, but for me it's studio or nothing, bitches.
  3. The Last Little Blue Envelope by Maureen Johnson. Yes, I know this book (HarperTeen, $16.99, April 26) is already out, but I don't have it yet and OH MY GOD I WANT IT. Maureen Johnson is made of win and so was 13 Little Blue Envelopes and this book is supposedly really damn good. So as soon as I get money . . . yeah.
  4. FIELD TRIP Lest you think I'm a total studio/publisher/network plant or someone that gets off on one-sided cross-promotion or something, I'll include this only-affects-my-life one, because I really am excited about it. MAY 17 MAY 17 MAY 17.
  5. The end of the school year. God, I hate my school. So can't wait to get out. One more month one more month one more month . . .


Today's quote: "Come Undone" by Vanessa Carlton (from Heroes and Thieves, 2007, The Inc.)

26 April 2011

"I'll just set my bourbon and advocaat down right there."

This is the third post.

LIST FOR APRIL 26, 2011:

Five Movies In Production I Hope Never Get Made (And Yes, I Just Looked Up 'movies in production' and Picked a Few Random Crappy-Looking Movies Off the List. What Can I Say, I Have No Work Ethic.)
  1. World War Z (Come on. World War Z. Do you really need a reason?)
  2. Abraham Lincoln Biopic (Because something tells me that this working title is going to be better than the title they actually come up with. Which is to say that it's going to suck.)
  3. The Alchemist (How long has it been since an actual good book-to-movie transition has occurred? Probably not too long, but there are a lot more that are terrible. Something tells me this one's going to suck.)
  4. Another Bullshit Night in Suck City (All we need to know is the title. Faux-edgy ^ 10000.)
  5. Atlas Shrugged, Parts 2 & 3 (Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand is one of the most mercurial books ever written. Rand's talent is oftentimes stifled by her horribly one-dimensional characters and obvious political 'agenda;' this and the fact that it's over 1000 pages makes it probably one of the most challenging books to make into a film. Yet they're going to try. Have already tried, as a matter of fact--after 50 or so years in pre-production, Atlas Shrugged, Part 1 was released this month to middling-to-negative reviews. Yet Rand acolytes loved it, in much the same way that fans of, say, Twilight may think Breaking Dawn will be good. Something tells me no, though. See Alchemist, above.)


Today's quote: Jack Torrance, The Shining (1980)

25 April 2011

"My mind is like the streets of Hong Kong."

This is the second post.

LIST FOR APRIL 25, 2011:

Common Popsicle Flavors: Ranked and Rated
  1. Cherry
  2. Orange
  3. Blue
  4. Lime
  5. Grape
  6. Banana


Today's quote: Emily Thompson, The Year of Secret Assignments by Jaclyn Moriarty

24 April 2011

"The coroner? I'm so sick of that guy."

This is the first post.

LIST FOR APRIL 24, 2011:

Ten Lists I Intend to Make

  • Ten Things I Like With Shitty Names
  • Nine Episodes of "Recess" That Could Be Taught in College Classes on Contemporary Sociopolitical Dynamics
  • Eight Books I Should Get Around to Reading
  • Seven Things I Hate That You Would Think I Was Crazy If I Told You I Hated Them (Which I Am)
  • Six Twilight Quotes That Make Me Anxious for Society
  • Five Movies I Will, At Some Point in the Next Year, Pretend I've Seen
  • Four Reasons Why I Don't Want to Watch The Wire, Despite the Fact That Everyone Says it Kicks Ass
  • Three TV Shows That Are Better Than Sex (Oral, Anyway)
  • Two Songs That Would be Better If They Were in a Different Language (and Sung by Text-to-Speech Generators)
  • A '30 Rock' Quote. Do You Really Need a Reason?


Today's quote: Dr. Nick Riviera, The Simpsons