Thursday, May 14, 2009

Puffins

Two guys sit with their laptops.

1: Dude, the coordinated content this week is Penguins.
2: I love Puffins.
1: Yeah, they're so cool, all black and white and wait, what?
2: Puffins, they're awesome.
1: No dude, the coordinated content is on Penguins.
2: Did you know in New England they have their own cereal?
1: Penguins?
2: It's called Puffins. It's so delicious.
1: Dude, we're not talking about Puffins here, you gotta think of something about Penguins.
2: Okay so two Puffins walk into a bar...
1: Are you even listening to me?
2: Yeah dude, I've been listening to every word you've been saying. The coordinated content this week is on Puffins.
1: Penguins!
2: Yeah, Puffins.
1: Dude seriously. This is getting ridiculous.
2: What is? You don't want to do the coordinated content?
1: Of course I do!
2: Well then I'll leave you be, come up with something awesome for Puffins and we'll read each other's when we're done.
1: Alrighty, we'll do that.
2: Yes I am looking particularly attractive today thanks.
1: Um I didn't say that.
2: Dude, don't be down on yourself, there has to be a second place.
1: Okay seriously now you're starting to piss me off.
2: Look if you want me to write you a second Puffin piece I can do that.
1: Augh!
2: Dude, calm down. I don't know what you're getting mad at me for.
1: Bloom County.
2: Huh?
1: Bloom County, Opus, what is he?
2: A Penguin.
1: and we're doing coordinated content on...
2: Puffins. Okay, seriously you're creeping me out, good luck.

2 leaves the room.

1: I will kill him one day.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Davey Morrison, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, and William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden. This week's theme: 'Penguins'.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Free Chair

I had an interesting day today. I sometimes get to the point where I want each day to matter for something. I know something big is coming up and so I'll have something to work towards. Even on other days I have a new friendship I want to try out and see if it'll work or and old friend to rekindle with. But sometimes there are days where nothing of note happens. Today started out as one of those days and boy howdy I was not happy about it. I had made a somewhat costly mistake the night before which had caused me to need to stay up extra late to get it fixed. Luckily it was fixed but by the time I woke up the next morning the whole day had been shot. So I thought I would at least try and find a friend to have fun with, but all of them seemed to be busy with something or I had felt like I had overstayed my welcome by hanging out with other's too often so I was at a loss of what to do. I drove around for a while hoping something would come up and nothing did. So I parked and I felt like walking. I walked for nearly an hour just thinking about life and how it was hard having days like that day where you really are out of control and you can't find anything of which to put forth any effort into.

But then on my walk I spotted something which gave me a great idea. It was a single chair next to a dumpster and it had a piece of paper taped to it with the word "Free" on it. I moved the chair to a corner near by and I sat down in the chair and I read a book. It was nice, the air was tasty and the temp was cool. I finished the book and a friend of mine was walking past. I got to meet their family and then I met up with another friend who's getting married soon. I pulled out my computer and decided to get some writing done. I wrote two screenplays and came up with some ideas for others I want to do. I wrote on facebook and gmail that I was sitting on the corner and that people should come and visit. Soon three of my good friends were there and we were just chatting on the corner as I sat in the free chair. When we felt like we were done I got up and left the chair there and we walked back and had good conversations before I came home for the night.

It was so nice because I had been pissed and stressed about not having anything productive and fulfilling to do and with the help of a free chair, and random wandering about I had found plenty of things to do and found that I could lure friends out to random corners just to see a free chair that I was sitting in and have some good conversation with friends. And that is the story of the free chair. I'm thinking if I have time tomorrow I might go back and see if it's there and read another book. It was a good chair.

The Greatest Day Ever

Jeff is in the living room playing video games. His friend Tom bursts into the apartment really excited.

Tom: Dude, I had the greatest day ever?
Jeff: Oh?
Tom: Like seriously, it was the greatest day ever.
Jeff: What happened?
Tom: So I went to the vending machine at school and I put it 60 cents for a candy bar and THREE Candy bars fell out!
Jeff: Okay.
Tom: Three!
Jeff: Yeah.
Tom: So, I had the greatest day ever.
Jeff: Because you paid 60 cents for three candy bars?
Tom: 20 cents each! I totally cheated the system!
Jeff: Is that it?
Tom: Is that it? Is that it? Dude, that's it, and it was awesome.
Jeff: That does not sound the greatest day ever. It sounds like something cool happened but there are so many other things which could classify as the best thing ever.
Tom: You do realize I've been incarcerated as a Prisoner of War for the past 10 years and I just got out this morning right?
Jeff: Oh yeah, I forgot, this must be the best day ever then.
Tom: Yes, indeed.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Davey Morrison, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'The Greatest Day Ever'.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

The Sun

The sun rises over a really green meadow. The face of a disheveled 30 year old is inside of the sun. He sees the camera and starts to shout.

Sun: Hey! Hey! You! You with the camera! Keep me company!

The camera starts to turn away.

Off screen: I'll give you heat stroke if you don't come over here!

The camera turns back onto the sun.

Sun: Thank you, Jeez. So I guess you don't remember me. Since no one looks at me now a days, something about retinas detaching, but I'm the Sun. Did you ever watch PBS? You know that show with those furry things with tvs in their stomachs? Do you remember the sun laughing as a little child? Well that was me. They made me laugh. But whoever was the numbskull who put me in the sun I'll never know. You know how much it sucks to be the Sun? I'm a joke. I can learn things okay, I can hear you scampering around down there and I hear your languages, but you know what sucks, I have no body. No arms, no legs. I sit around all day and watch you people. It would at least be nice if you pointed a big tv at me, that way I'd be entertained like you people. But no, I have to be here with an itch on my nose and never scratch it. You know how dirty my hair is? I don't know how dirty it is, but it itches a lot.

The camera starts to pull away.

Sun: Hey I'm not done talking to you yet!

The camera runs away.

Sun: You can't run from me.

A voice is heard: Ouch!

The camera falls to the ground revealing the camera man, he is sunburnt.

Sun: Yeah take that douche bag!

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Davey Morrison, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'The Sun'.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Dream: Apr. 17

I had a dream last night where I was working for my former job, and we were supposed to take the kids to the moon. But because I had already been to the moon as a kid I didn't really want to go, plus because I remembered the first time and how sick I got on the ride there, I really didn't want to go, so I told my boss I couldn't go cause I knew I would get too sick. He finally let me not go but he seemed sorely disappointed in me that I wasn't willing to go to the moon.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Su**er

A large group is together in front of a stage. On top of the stage is a dinner table with different foods and four plates. An MC gets up as the crowd starts to cheer, he gets on the microphone.

MC: Is everyone ready?

The crowd cheers louder.

MC: Here we are, one and all, welcome to, "The Last Supper!"

The crowd continues to cheer.

Two Men and Two women get on stage they wave to the crowd and they sit down and start to eat.

MC: Now for those who are not aware, this is officially the retirement of the term supper! From now on it will always be dinner. Supper is too old a term and thus needs to be retired!

The crowd hoots and hollers.

Time passes and the foursome finish the meal.

MC: And there goes the last drumstick and yes can it be, he says he's full! There you have it folks the Last Supper! We can't ever use that word again! It's dinner now. Dinner!

The crowd starts chanting Dinner Dinner Dinner.

MC: Hooray for the conquering Dinner!

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'A Last Su**er'.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Laundromat

Short due to being in Nebraska. Zing.

1: Dude I'm going to go have sex in a laundromat.
2: With a girl you know?
1: No dude, a random chick, laundromat sex is hot.
2: Heh, good one.
1: No I'm serious.
2: Oh. Um, you know we live in Nebraska right?
1: Yeah, so?
2: And you still want to do this?
1: Of course.
2: Alright, go dig your own grave.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Laundromat'.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Dead Names

Eric is sitting on his couch playing video games when Doug bursts in with a teenage girl.

Doug: Dude you won't believe it.
Eric: That you scored a teenager?
Doug: No dude, not just any teenager.
Eric: Wait I was joking when I said score.
Doug: Well I didn't really score her, but I found her and you gotta check this out.
Eric: What?
Doug: Guess what her name is?
Eric: Sarah?
Doug: No dude, oh man I can't even tell you how cool this is, it's Eleanor!
Eric: Okay...
Doug: Dude, how many Eleanors do you know?
Eric: I think I had a great grandma Eleanor.
Doug: Exactly. It's an old person name. Only old people have the name, it's a dead name like the dead sea scrolls or dead languages. Dead, dude, Dead!
Eleanor: Can I go now?
Doug: No hold on, See Eric? Do you see what this means?
Eric: Not really.
Doug: It means dead names are coming back!
Eric: Okay...
Doug: So, do you realize what this means? I can go get myself a name change.
Eric: And what do you want to call yourself?
Doug: Mortimer.
Eric: Mortimer?
Doug: I'm gonna do it.
Eric: Alright, but you're gonna look foolish.
Doug: What? Why?
Eric: Well you see this girl, Eleanor, how old are you Eleanor.
Eleanor: 16. Can I go now?
Eric: Yeah get outta here.

Eleanor leaves.

Eric: She's 16, you're 25.
Doug: So?
Eric: So dead names are back as of 16 year olds. You come in a 25 year old Mortimer and you're going to be laughed at and ridiculed.
Doug: Oh no.
Eric: So if you really want Mortimer, you have to find someone your age with a dead name.
Doug: I understand. I'm off!

Doug starts to leave.

Eric: You know...
Doug: What?
Eric: I haven't seen you in like a year.
Doug: I know, but once I find a 25 year old we can hang out again.
Eric: Alright...

Doug Leaves.

Eric: Mortmer...

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Eleanor'.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Like a butterfly

One guy is sunbathing and is burnt to a crisp, a second guy comes into the scene.

Second: Uh dude, shouldn't you stop?
Burned: No way man, I'm totally going to stop doing hard drugs.
S: Isn't this more like you are doing hard drugs?
B: Well I did come up with it while on drugs, but I've been wanting to quit.
S: By soaking up some rays?
B: Yeah, cause I was talking to Steve and he was telling me how you know there's metamorphosis among insects and they change from a crappy insect into a cool one.
S: Yeah, so?
B: So, I'm metamorphasizing.
S: No dude, what you're doing is photosynthesis.
B: OH.... Dammit.

End

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Metamorphosis'.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

I Wish This Made Sense

Franklin D. Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson and Abraham Lincoln all sit against a wall with guns in their hands. Lincoln is badly injured.

FDR: Lincoln, you okay?
Lincoln: Yeah, I'll be fine. You sure we're safe here?
Jeff: I'm sure, no one has been here for years.
Lincoln: To think, that the world could get this bad. Wait a second, where's Washington?
Jeff: He's not here?
FDR: Dammit he was right behind me.
Jeff: I'm going to go back out there and get him.
FDR: NO! It's a suicide mission.
Jeff: I can't just leave him, he's the most valuable of us all!
FDR: No Jefferson, if this economy is to survive, we have to survive. You want us to be taken over by the indians? Is that it? Willing to sacrifice yourself?
Jeff: I already let that happen once, and I'm not going to let it happen again!
Lincoln: Don't worry, we'll do okAY.
Jefferson and FDR both look at Lincoln. FDR pulls at Lincoln's beard and it comes right off.
FDR: Oh man, we've got a canadian, when did that switch happen.
Lincoln: What's this all aboot?
FDR: Hey, shut up and make some sense.
Lincoln: But I can only make one...
FDR raises his gun and shoots him in the head.
Jeff: Thank you, I hate those things.
FDR: Don't mention it, but look, we've got to do something or we're both screwed.
Jeff: Don't worry, we're almost to Denver. We can make it, I know we can. We just have to make sure no one else can get a hold of us, or we're done for.
FDR: Okay, let's get going.
Jeff: No wait stop!
FDR stops instantly.
Jeff: Heh, I've always wanted to say that to you.
FDR: Oh I oughta!

FDR and Jefferson exit the cabin.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Poverty'.

Monday, March 09, 2009

The Weird State of Television

Many who know me know of my love of Television. The television show is probably my favorite medium in all of media and so I've become someone who watches just about everything. I will try just about every show and see how it is and if it's of interest to me I'll keep going. I've been doing this for about two years now and one thing which I never really noticed up until this point is how many shows don't last. From what I can tell, this is because of two sets of people. The big Television Networks, and the semi-fans.

The Television Networks. We all know the big television networks. ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX. These ones are the powerhouses. Pilots come to these guys and they go through extensive processes until they are eventually shown. Most shows seem to go through these channels, and a lot of them get cancelled. One of the big things is ratings, and currently the internet doesn't count towards ratings, only the good old fashioned watching them when they air. Not even DVR viewings count right now. When DVR and Internet viewings begin to count, I'm predicting in probably a year or so, then shows will start to thrive again. Online communities will actually be able to do something for shows. At least that's what I hope. But some people are being smart, and they're going elsewhere. One of the biggest shows on television now is Battlestar Gallactica which made the smart move in going to the Sci Fi network. A network which would never cancel your show. Sure the big four have bigger budgets but they also have greater risk. USA has Monk, Pysch and now Burn Notice. CW (formerly the WB) lasted well because of Buffy and Angel. Don't worry, I'll talk about our pal Wheadon a little later. Now it does well on shows like Gossip Girl and Reaper. There are even smart people like Adam De La Pena, a man who tried with the bigger of the comedy channels Adult Swim and Comedy Central with short lived shows Minoriteam and I'm With Busey. Both did okay but not well enough on the big channels so he went to the then all video game channel G4 and did the show Code Monkeys which has done really well on that channel. Good solid shows are starting to show up on these lower channels because they know it's too high a risk on the networks. But alas, I must say it's not just the networks fault.

The Semi-Fans. We have an epidemic in television right now. The Semi-fans or the Bandwagon fans. They're unwittingly changing the rules for television and making it a lot harder to get a show to work. There are two shows which have already started to fall into this line and I can only see it growing. Arrested Development and Firefly. Most of you reading this love both of these shows, and hey, I do too. We all do, and we all think, "oh why did these shows get cancelled." Well they got cancelled because no one watched them. Sure with something like Firefly you can say the network screwed it, and yes, it did, but in the same token, how many of you would have even known about the show or even given it a chance if it had run in order? How many fans of the show found out about the show after it was off the air? Now Arrested Development, same question, how many fans of the show began fighting for it when it was doing it's last run of episodes, or even after it aired started yelling for change. The thing is, the average tv viewer doesn't come easy, they fight. They fight everyone hard to not allow themselves to be sucked into a show. The US Office didn't even really gain it's following until the second season or mostly it's third. TV fans don't want TV shows, it's as simple as that. Only after someone they trust sits them down and force feeds it to them do they start to like it. I can think of five people, some in whom might even read this blog who I specifically told after the first season of Arrested Development to watch that show. All of whom blew me off and all of whom are two years after that fact bigger fans of the show then I am. One of those people even said they had watched an episode and thought it was stupid.

So what happens with these fans? Let's take Joss Wheadon for a moment. Mr. Wheadon is the man who brought us such shows as Buffy, Angel, Firefly and currently Dollhouse. You'd have to be living under a rock to not know who this guy is. Currently this guy has a very big fan base of semi-fans. Mostly people who don't want to admit they like tv and will only watch his shows. Here's where the problem lies. Firefly was a beautiful show, and it went the rounds once on dvd, friends showed friends who became huge fans. People cried because of the characters. The show became their first tv hit. Then they stopped watching tv again, Dr. Horrible came out and they went Ga-Ga over it, and rightly so, it was a good thing which came out at a fantastic time. But then came Dollhouse. Did anyone watch My Own Worst Enemy? Haven't heard of it? It came out about 6 months ago and had a very similar plot and did it really well, but no one really heard of it and it died, because no one gave it a chance. Now Dollhouse comes out with a very similar plot but comes with bad reviews and fans are grabbing hold and not letting go. Because they love Wheadon. But yet they aren't willing to touch any other show even if it's better, because it's not Wheadon. Now here's where the problem comes in, if you followed that. Show dies, becomes huge and then show's creator becomes big and then gets free show. Pushing Daisies looks like it will do the same thing, it started to gain traction before it died but in DVD sales it'll be huge. The creators will likely make something else in a year or two and it'll become big. So do we need to have shows which are good die? These fans seem to think so. Only after it dies can it become good.

So what can be done? Semi-fans will always be semi-fans. They dislike television as a whole. The thought of being a television watcher is not what they want. They want to be contributing members of society and they don't want to get into television. That's fine, they should at least have a friend who knows their tastes and can tell them what to watch. A TV reviewer is a good thing, read someone's TV review each week, a quick read and see if there's anything new that sounds like something you'd like. Don't be afraid to try an episode if it sounds intriguing. And don't wait until someone has to force feed it down your throat. If they're doing that, the show is already dead. For instance here's one, if you're still reading this, go watch Reaper. Do it now. You will like it, and it will stay fresh and can easily stay long term. Go check it out, the first season is on dvd, it's super good. There, now don't fight it, because I'm sure after it's dead some other friend will force you to watch it and you'll love it and you'll forget I told you to watch it because semi-fans, that's what they do. Prove me wrong. Prove me wrong by watching a good show.

That there is my tv rant. Shows will come and go, some will be good, some won't. But that's what tv reviewers are there for, to tell you whether or not you'll like it.

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wealth, Death and Prosperity

A detective sits in his office, there is a board with a couple faces on it, a second detective comes in and puts another face on the board.

1: Don't tell me.
2: Yeah, another death.
1: You've got to be kidding me, don't these people know anything about Physics?
2: They just fall into his trap.
1: Yes.

The scene gets a close up on his face as the rest of the scene goes dark, there is an image of a shadow behind the man as he begins to describe.

1: He promises them power, and mostly he promises them wealth. Prosperity in this soulless economy, and yet all he really wants is for them to die. He truly is a mass murder.

It goes back to the regular scene.

2: It's the perfect plan, because technically it's all suicide.
1: Yes, everyone of them have broken necks and broken arms, and they're doing it themselves. They kill themselves. But if I ever even catch that man speeding, I'm booking him for good.
2: But what would you do? I've thought about it, I've thought about what I would do if I were them, and you know what? I'd get curious, and I'd probably jump too!
1: Just don't watch the DVDs!
2: Who can resist the alluring magic that is Duck Tales?
1: That man, he gives them a vault full of gold coins. He truly is a mastermind.
2: He really is diabolical.
1: Some day, I will catch him, I give you my word!

Fade to black
End

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Prosperity'.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sanctuary

A man is running away from a lynch mob, with torches and pitchforks and such. We pan out to see another man behind a tree just a bit further in front, he grabs the man as he passes and holds onto his mouth with a shushing motion. The lynch mob runs past and the two of them walk into a house near by.

The scene cuts to inside the house, there are about 10 people inside the house, some are reading others talking to each other, some on laptops, they all stop and look up as the two enter.

The lead man begins to speak

Lead: Brothers and Sisters, we have another for our fold.

They all begin to cheer, the runaway man looks a little sheepish.

Runaway: What is this place?
L: This brother is a sanctuary, a place where you can be safe to form opinions, we all here have the same opinions you do and we won't kill you for them.
R: Really?
L: Yes, we all agree with your ways, and those outside of here, they can't find us in here.
R: This place, it's so beautiful, I never want to leave.
L: It's okay brother, you don't have to, there are few of us here, but we live and die by each other and our opinions. Go ahead, let it out, let it free, say what you want to say, we don't judge you here for it. Go ahead, don't be shy, we all agree with you here.
R: Are you sure?
L: Believe us, you are welcome here.
R: Well, uh, the thing is, I just don't think Joss Wheadon is that good a writer. I mean, Firefly was good and all but everything he does isn't the best thing ever.
L: Yes, let it out.
R: I liked Dr. Horrible sure, but it wasn't the greatest thing on God's green earth. I tried Buffy and haven't liked it, and Dollhouse hasn't really gone anywhere.
L: You see? Here you can say these things.
R: Wow, every time I've tried to say those things I got rocks thrown at me.
L: But here, there are few, but we are strong. Don't worry, you are free now.
R: Thank you. Thank you for saving me.
L: You are loved here.

End

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Sanctuary'.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

An Old Tree

Two trees stand in a forest of trees.

1: Oh man why can't I die?
2: Look gramps, it's like I've been telling you, we can't commit suicide, you have to wait to die. We're trees, it just doesn't work like that.
1: Sigh, but I've lived for so long.

Suddenly a big burly man with a chainsaw walks into view.

Man: Aha, this looks like a good tree. I think I will cut this one down.

1: Oh my glorious day! At last it's my time to die! Oh lad, I am so happy now, finally I will die a peaceful death.
2: I'm happy for ya gramps.

The man is about to start cutting into the tree when a bunch of hot and crazy hippy chicks all run up with chains.

chicks: No! You must not cut down these trees!

They chain themselves around the tree.

chick: You can't cut down this tree, it does not want to die.
1: What? Are you insane woman? Of course I want to die!
chick: we will not allow it!

Man: Sigh, you hippie chicks thwarted me again. Looks like I'll have to choose another forest.

1: NO!!!!!!

The hippie chicks looks satisfied and they un chain themselves and look at each other.

chick: We did it, we saved this tree! They walk away proud of themselves.

2: Sorry gramps, looks like it's not meant to be.
1: Just my luck sonny boy. Just my luck.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Forest'.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Okay

so daily didn't work again, however I'm going to keep trying different things until it works. Thursday still works. I need to see if I can start doing this monday one with Blue-Beta. But I think I still wanna do weekly tv and music. I just need to take the time to post it instead of playing around on the internet at work. :D

Friday, February 13, 2009

31 dates vote

Hi everyone, I am currently up on a vote at

http://31datesin31days.com/

You should either vote for me, or read through and vote for the better man. But of course there is no one better then me. I am the Jon at FAO Schwartz guy.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Knock on Wood

Two guys are talking near some wood paneling.

1: Yeah I hope not, knock on wood.
2: You know, knocking on wood is just some silly superstition.
1: Not for me it isn't.
2: Dude, it is for everyone, you're not some person who gets away with it.
1: I'll bet you 500 bucks it's not superstition for me.
2: You're on.
1: So I've never been dumped by a girl...

They both wait when suddenly a wood monster comes out from the wood paneling and knocks out the man.

Wood Man: He didn't knock.

The wood man disappears into the paneling.

2: Dammit, here's your 500 bucks.

He drops 500 dollars on his knocked out body.

2: Medical bills are going to catch up with you, knock on wood.

He knocks on wood.

End

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden, and WiL Whitlark of The Real McJesus. This week's theme: 'Superstition'.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Sunday Monday switch

So I don't watch a movie every week. I've tried, but I failed. So I'm going to do something different. Sundays will now be, movie or comic book review. Monday will now be the Blue-Beta content. Joey and I are on a site in which Joey said they should do content like the thursday one. So monday is now that.

140 bottles of the ULTIMATE ACT OF DEFIANCE!!!!

This happened today, but I'm counting it for Saturday.

So a while back my roommate got mad at me for some money issues. Most of it was fine, but the one part which i got pissed about was he had been buying in bulk a lot of bottled water. I snagged one or two when I needed some and he had invited me to do so on occasion. Well apparently he only invited me to out of courtesy and didn't actually want me to take them, so he said, "You should be paying for the bottles you take, in fact you should be paying for my taxi that I have to take so I can get the bottles back to the house." Now that's where I drew the line. Taxi? Oh man. I was ticked.

So today I went to Costco, one I knew he wouldn't like me shopping on sunday but I didn't care and two I had the perfect plan. I went and found the bottled water. 35 bottles per case. I bought 4 of them. So when I got home he was in the kitchen. I could tell he wasn't happy to see me coming in with things I had bought from the store, on a sunday and I hadn't gone to church that day either. But I brought in all my stuff and then it was like out of movie. I come in with the first 35. I could only do them one at a time. I put it down. I walk out come back a little bit later with the second, put it on top. Then the third, and the fourth. It was so dramatic. I put down the fourth and then I closed the doors and said, "Alright, 170 bottles should cover me for the past year." I walked into my room triumphant.

Friday TV Talk!

I had these done but I just had such a busy weekend. No time to put them up.

Let's talk tv this week.

Lost and Battlestar Galactica are still at the top of my must see shows. They're the only ones I really get excited for each week. With only six more episodes left of BSG, I'm excited to see where they go with it. I'm also excited to have a show ending for good. They are planning on doing another show, however this one is set before this series, so it'll be okay.

I won't really talk about weekly shows unless I have something big to talk about so I'll talk about some shows that I'm catching up on.

I'm currently into the second season of Rome. I finished the first season recently. It's a hit or miss show, there were episodes where I felt bored but episodes which I needed to go on to the next one. The thing about this show which I think works more for some then for others, is it works more for those who actually know a bunch about it. After I finished the first season I decided to take some time and study that era, and suddenly so many more things fell into place. Now after having done that, watching the second season is even more exciting. So if you've had trouble getting into the show, do some research, it makes the show a lot cooler.

Kyle XY. Kyle XY is a show on the ABC family channel. It's a decent show about a genetically engineered teenager who finds himself not knowing what's going on. The show was intriguing because it had such wonder to it at the beginning. Now it's just another show which has good moments and silly moments. I wouldn't really recommend it to anyone unless you like mediocre shows. Though the first episode I would recommend to those who like wonder and awe.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

"acarbar"

World renowned writer James Macarbary lost his arm this week, he was riding on the bus and held his right arm outside the window and it was seized from him in a terrible accident on monday. Macarbary is known for his thrilling crime novels which apparently he hasn't given up on. However his newest book "Cre" is not doing well. Why you might ask? Well the term phantom limb comes into play. When someone loses an appendage they will often continue to try and use it even though it is not there. Here is an except from his new book "Cre" which he typed.

"Te tg at Cares s a e eected t c f ters! e wd dead erfect evertg e dd"

Many have been baffled by this writing but our scientists have found if he had a limb this is what we think he may have written.

"The thing about Charles is he expected to much from others! He would demand perfection in everything he did. "

In a message on his website he said to his loyal fans.

"Dt wrry a fe w cte t wrte aated! Ad tats a garatee!"

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, and William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden. This week's theme: 'Disfigurement'.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Music Shuffle 2: Electric Boogaloo

1. Mega Man 2 -- Bubble Man -- I'm so glad I picked up the soundtracks for the Mega Man games. This kind of music was the first music I listened to a constant basis and really enjoyed. Chiptune music like this is my oldest love. I just love this stuff and this song is no exception.

2. Mahavishnu Orchestra -- Miles Beyond -- I first heard of this group when I found a bunch of their vinyls for cheap and they looked interesting. Only now am I hearing my first song by them and though it started out light this song is pretty rocking. It's like MMW but with more instruments. I think I'm going to listen to more of this band after this. This is the first one I couldn't find a suitable link for.

3. The Prodigy -- Hotride -- My most recent iPod's screen broke, so basically I've had it on random forever. Well one day I came upon this song and loved it but could not figure out who on earth it was. I looked through all my girl singers but to no avail. Then one day a little later I was looking through my Prodigy collection and here it was. The album as a whole sucked and this was the only good song on it. Also the link is to the music video which is awful and should never be viewed by anyone, so only listen to the song, don't watch the video.

4. Rammstein -- Bestrafe Mich -- Ah Rammstein, your favorite German power metal band. I've always had a mild fascination for this band. However most of their stuff is just plain awful as is this song. I'm glad I'm doing this random thing cause it's making me listen to some music I've just had that I never got around to listening to.
Also the video is really creepy.

5. Michael Jackson -- Is It Scary -- I have been really big into Michael as of late, but this song just isn't all that awesome. I'm quite disappointed by it. This is the first time I've heard it, but it's just not as good as all of his other stuff. Everyone has to have some bad songs I suppose.

6. Phish -- Possum -- Awesome, this is in my top 5 favorite Phish songs so I'm always glad when a version of this one pops up. It's a really good crusin' song as well for anyone who wants a good song to drive to.

7. The Urge -- Too Much Stereo -- This song leaves a bittersweet taste in my mouth. This band was one of my favorites in high school, their first two albums were rockin' and this album like this song is more poppy then their usual sound. It's no wonder they broke up shortly after releasing this album. This song isn't great but I keep it around because of my love for the band and it's on the 100th album I ever purchased.

8. Primus -- Southbound Pachyderm -- I love this song. This is after all the most solid album by Primus which is one of my favorite bands of the late 90s early 00s. This is the start of their harder more sinister side which came out a lot more in their album Antipop. This band does a lot of good stuff when either sinister or crazy. This song though good works much better in context with the feel of the album then it does as a stand alone song. The link is for the music video which is 2 minutes shorter then the original.

9. Radiohead -- Morning Bell -- I love the feel of this song. This is one of the better songs on Kid A. I do have my gripes about this album as I don't think it's Radiohead's best album, but this song is one of the better songs on the album. It has a great eeriness feel to it as well. Live version in the link.

10. Galactic -- Paint -- The album this song is one Ruckus I won an autographed copy of at a concert. This song is a nice funky song which I like hearing every once in a while. This is my favorite live band after all.

Tuesday, February 03, 2009

Jethro Tull -- Aqualung

This is the first time I've ever really listened to anything by Jethro Tull besides random songs on the radio. The first song, the title track Aqualung I remember from the classic rock station in high school, but having my more refined tastes I find it to be a lot cooler then I remember. Their usage of the extra instruments really appeals to me, most notably the recorders and the flute. The flute in the second song "Cross Eyed Mary" made me quite happy. The impressively haunting song "My God" also had an impressive flute solo. Listening to this album makes me wonder how I completely missed the boat on Jethro Tull. They're a great classic rock band and a dang good prog rock band. This album was quite enjoyable and makes me want to listen to more of Jethro Tull. This one is on a lot of top lists and it deserves it.

****
4/4 stars

Monday, February 02, 2009

Monday Movie Review: The Fall

The Fall is a 2006 (released in 08) film done by Director Tarsem Singh. This is the first thing I've seen by him, and it stars Lee Pace who you might know as the main character in Pushing Daisies. I was surprised when the movie started to find that Spike Jonze was involved in the project, I got more excited and wondered why I had not seen it. This movie is visually spectacular. The opening credits have some amazing shots at different angles done in black and white and have so much fullness to it. There are two main story lines through out the movie, the first is of Roy Walker (Pace) and a young girl Alexandria who inhabit a hospital and the second story is the fantasy story which Roy is telling to Alex. This second story has some amazing colors and visually is quite stunning. There is also a claymation screwy scene in which you can tell that Jonze had a hand in. I often times have a hard time with child actors so it was a bit hard for me to relate to the young Alex, she was irresistibly cute however and once you can get past that you can get into her as a character. Pace's character for me was the most relatable and I understood his plight and connected with his character the most. The secondary story line was mostly there to try and pilfer pills out of the young girl and there were moments of this story line which were quite enjoyable. There were five main characters in this tale of bandits and I would have liked to see more of these characters but many of them were there it seemed only to be there and to fill time. I became somewhat disappointed in them and couldn't really get into them.

Overall I did enjoy the movie, it is one movie which should be viewed just so you can have viewed it. I don't know if it's one I would end up picking up but I'm glad to have seen it. The story I had hoped would have a bit more to it, and it seemed to ride mostly on the cuteness of Alexandria which didn't resonate too well with me. But for the visual aspect it was quite good and it's an enjoyable experience.

*** 3 out of 4 stars

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Risk

Sunday is for whatever random thing I feel like posting.

A shot is seen of a bunch of people wearing army uniforms in the desert, a couple of horses and a cannon are also seen. The camera closes in on two men.

1: So how liking Australia so far?
2: It's pretty nice, I just got in.
1: Yeah, I hear from the boss man that we're going to be getting a lot more troops in here soon.
2: I'm excited for that.

Suddenly a shadow falls over the men, they all look to the heavens as a gigantic white block with one 4 black dots each in one of the corners falls towards them at a great speed. It crushes them in an instant.

Pull back to a bunch of kids playing risk.

Kid: Dude, roll in the box!

End

Saturday, January 31, 2009

I haven't been ice blocking since...

There was one time I went ice blocking with some friends, and it was the last time I ever went ice blocking. For those unaware, you can take ice blocks and put towels on them, you sit on them and you can slide down a hill. It's like sledding in the summer with wetter results. Well this hill had been ice blocked pretty heavily so the whole hill was wet and slick. I was up and I started going down, it became too fast and my ice block came out from under me, but I kept going on the wet grass. That is until my rear end collided with a sprinkler head tearing it clean off and creating a water fountain. I had a large gash on my bum after that. That is why I will never ice block again.

Friday, January 30, 2009

Friday: TV Day

Each week I'll talk about things I watch that week, whether it be for the week or something I just watched in the week. However this week I'm going to go for two weeks worth, mainly just for the first two shows.

TV Talk: Week Prior to Jan 30th 2009

There were two big shows coming back which have made me very happy.

LOST -- Lost returned for it's fifth season last week and did two episodes and then had a third episode this week. It is exciting since it's one of my favorite shows, and during all three episodes I had moments where I literally said out loud, "That's so cool!" Many people are saying this show could be the ultimate disappointment if it doesn't end well, but for me personally, I just get excited during the episodes and so at this point it doesn't matter if some things go unanswered, it's too much fun watching each day's episodes. For those familiar with the show they've somewhat stopped doing the person per episode format and are more so focusing on just telling the rest of the story which I'm really happy with. My friend Mark had said something he wanted more of and that's Sayid doing more ass kicking, well there is plenty of that in these episodes. Also it's making Desmond into an even more interesting character even though I didn't think it could be possible. If you're into this show, then you're already hooked. So keep watching.

Battlestar Gallactica -- Battlestar came back for it's final ten episodes of the series and is airing every friday night. So far I've watched the first two episodes and I have no idea how they are going to end it out. The reveal of who the fifth and final cylon was, was excellent. Also all of the reveals in the first episode back just kept bringing a smile to my face. This is one of the best shows currently on television and they've been really good about who they choose to do what. It's been really nice. There were some really shocking moments and it's really doing a good job. I can't wait to see how it ends, and I'm excited that a show I do currently like is ending in the next eight weeks.

24 is back and in it's seventh season. It's a decent show and I still watch it each week, but I'm no where near the level of people who call it the Jack Bauer power hour. This show is an alright show with nothing really special to it. Only once in the first five episodes has anything actually surprised me, and it was just a cool move that Bauer did while lying down in the front of a car. 24 enthusiasts for the most part only like 24 and The Office so I don't really listen to them.

Sunday Night Fox cartoons are back with new episodes of American Dad and The Simpsons. The Simpsons is in it's 20th season right now and is being frontlined by the really funny Bill Odenkirk. Having this guy behind it has actually made the show decently funny again. It's a completely different feel from the classic episodes around season 5, but it's an enjoyable little time. American Dad is in it's 4th season and it's not all that great, basically it's always aimed around Roger the alien, and that's the only character they ever know what to do with.

Thursday Nights bring us The Office, My Name Is Earl and 30 Rock. The Office and 30 Rock are both excellent shows and My Name is Earl seems to finally be coming to an end soon. It's a show which had some funny moments but is overall just not all that great.

Psych is back on friday nights and is just as good as it was when it started. The characters and the writing for this show are just excellent, and they're doing a nice slow build to two of the main characters getting into a relationship.

A surprise show which is actually quite good is the Star Wars: Clone Wars cartoon which shows on cartoon network. It's up to episode 15, but I'm still back on 10. The past couple of episodes have had some really good animation fights and some pretty decent stories to tell. I sorta wish it took place at a different time in the series, but it's still actually quite decent and a must if you're a true blue Star Wars fan.

I marathoned two series recently, the first is the first season of How I Met Your Mother. There are five main characters to the show, and the two main ones are just plain awful. They are awful actors and have nothing funny about them. The charm of this show are in the other three who are all seasoned tv show actors. Jason Segel from the show Freaks and Geeks, Alyson Hannigan from the Buffy series, and Neil Patrick Harris from Doogie Howser. Each of these three actors pull of excellent comedy. Also Bob Saget is the narrator which has a nice feel to it. So it's a decent show which is funny when it features those characters, but the other two are just no good.

The other show I marathoned were the first two seasons of The Big Bang Theory. This is a nice little show about a bunch of nerds and a social hot girl who lives across the hall. This is a good show for nerds as the nerd characters are really well written and have a lot of true nerdology to them. So if you consider yourself to be really nerdy or geeky then you should check out the show, otherwise don't bother.

For now that's good but stay tuned for more next week.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Hank

My name is Adam and I am one of the last. It feels like forever since I lived a normal life but it only started a month ago. His name was Hank and he was a contestant on America's Next Talent. They had never seen such a good ventriloquist before in their lives. He could take puppets and make them say all sorts of amazing things. If youtube was still around i would give you a link, but the internet has been down for two weeks. Before long Hank had won the hearts of the American people and had won the competition. He had the largest number of text votes any reality show has ever seen. Then he went on tour with all the other finalists, he headlined each show and each show was sold out. I was confused by this since I found him to be a mediocre Ventriloquist at best, and really, no one actually likes it do they? Well, turns out I was right, no one actually liked it.

On the last day, the day before the internet died 95% of the sites were dedicated to Hank. I went to a site I had known of which showed earlier editions of websites, and I found one which had come out just a week earlier, one warning of his coming. This site warned of the Ventriloquist who had uncanny powers. He could make anyone into his dummy. There were many theories on how he did this, but it seems physically erecting his arm into the cavities of others was for the most part regarded as the true method. Though I still doubt the legitimacy of such events as he wouldn't have been able to shove his arm up six billion, sorry, I digress. The site I was mentioning is now a website which labels Hank and Ron Paul for the presidency in 2012.

I first noticed it in my life when my friend Gene texted me at all hours of the night, "Have u checked out this Hank mofro? He's teh zombors!!1!" I knew something was up because Gene had a Masters in English and was a stout teetotaler. I did not reply and within half an hour my doorbell had rung. Gene was at the door, spittle and dried spittle caked his mouth, there was a vacant stare about him and he was not carrying his usual dictionary in his left hand. "Adam, Hank is teh Zombors!" I looked at my friend perplexed and then he grabbed a hold of me and with the weight of his body pushed me to the ground. We struggled for a while but I was able to wrestle his library worn shriveled carcass off of me and run for the hills.

I had a cave from my days in spelunking of which I kept a backup generator and an emergency kit in case I needed to get away for a while. I had done this once before when I didn't have the gall to tell Kelly that I wasn't interested in her anymore. So this time I came extra prepared. I have been living here in my cave dwelling for a week, I will go out once in a while to search for signs of life, I found an abandoned cafe which I can get to about once a week and use my wireless to try and get a signal. All I can find is the Hankternet however, it seems he has taken over the world. I try not to stay online too long as I'm sure they're able to track my signal. I've set up this blog full of Hank propaganda, in hopes that someone who isn't under Hank's influence can find it and tell my story, just in case we live through this. Of course I do realize my story isn't all that interesting as I've only lived in a cave dwelling for a week living off of cans of soup and sprite. But still hopefully I will be able to live a life of semblance again. Good luck to all those who are trying to fight the good fight. I will never give in to a Ventriloquist as long as I live. This is Adam, signing out, comment please.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick and Miriam Allred of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, Sven Patrick Svensson of Sadness? Euphoria?, and William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden. This week's theme: 'Ventriloquism'.

Wednesday: Music Shuffle

So wednesday is the music shuffle day, this is being posted on thursday but only because I came into it late, I would have done it yesterday morning. Basically how this works is I will listen to ten songs on random on my iTunes and comment on each of the songs. If there are versions of the songs online I'll post them for you to hear.

Oh wow, I can't believe that all of them have close to versions on the net. Only the String Cheese one is different.

1. Phish -- Train Song -- A really short one by Phish, at just two and a half minutes. I really like the chorus of this one but not as big a fan of the verses. The cool thing about this song is it proves Phish can do shorter songs and try different things. If you do like this song the rest of the album is along the same kind of vein, very light and airy. I'll listen to this song on random once in a while but I don't usually go seeking it out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slFTgYP9IDA

2. String Cheese Incident -- Old Home Place -- Another Jam Band and another short one. This is in my top five favorite songs by SCI, this is the closest thing I have to country music that I actually really like. Of course it's still more jammy then country will ever be. It's a nice length and a nice song to get on random. I tend to forget about my love of String Cheese Incident until I get them on random.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK0iMLvCfFM
Tony Rice doing the song

3. BT -- Knowledge of Self -- Over the summer I had a secret desire to get into techno, I was told Trance or House would be what I would like so I got a big amount of Techno. I ended up deleting most of it as I found I didn't like it. However BT was one artist which I kept, one because he records with other artists like Mike Doughty of Soul Coughing, but also because he's just one of the better artists when it comes to the genre. This one is decently enjoyable for the genre, and it's nice because there are some words to it as well, rapping mixed with techno seems like a perfect fit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZJZQ1fUUn14

4. David Bowie -- Queen Bitch -- I got into this song because of The Life Aquatic and have just fallen in love with it. I have yet to really get into the rest of Bowie, but I hope to soon enough. This is a classic song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9cGG6aimgw

5. Propellerheads -- Bring Us Together -- I bought a Propellerheads album off of a recommendation but needed to get the remix done by them of super bon bon so I downloaded a full discography. This song is off some EP and it's incredibly repetitive and I'm thinking of deleting after I listen to it for the first time now. I probably will.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdYhTsThP0

6. Lyrics Born -- Explosive -- Lyrics Born is pretty much my favorite rapper and so pretty much everything he does is excellent to me. He put out an album you can only get through his website called the Variety Show which is in my top 3 favorite rap albums. This song is a nice short quick rap song with some good licks.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=793EXCQ8zJc

7. Michael Jackson -- We Are Here To Change The World -- Oh man this song is rockin', I've never heard this one before. A good quick dance tune with Michael's trademark high voice hits.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ztzi-OBU7lA

8. Jellyfish -- Bye Bye Bye -- I just picked this up from Patrick so this is the first time I've heard this song. This is my old audio teacher's favorite band. I'm really liking the elaborate nature of the song, it's complexities and it's light hearted nature. It makes me really wanna check more out of this band.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FqFaR2TCJw

9. Ozomatli -- Dejame En Paz -- This is one of my favorites from the band Ozomatli, it's a fast joyous type song. All in Spanish but it doesn't matter because you can tell they had so much fun making the song that it's just infectious.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRbB7jVtBJU (Live Version)

10. Sasha -- Deep Progress -- Sasha is a techno fellow who put out an amazing album called Airdrawndagger which is the best techno album I've ever heard. A bunch of his stuff was included in the techno download I got and so this is from some underground disc. It sounds like his style, but this is also the first time I've ever heard this one. This one isn't all that great on first listen, I mean it's okay but not up to snuff on his other stuff.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3_tXqjBidvA

Daily Content 3.0

This time around I'm unveiling a different kind of daily content. This time around it will be themed days. I have a different theme for each day, so stay tuned as I'll be doing daily stuff, but in a weekly format. So here for you all is the lineup.

Monday -- Movie Review (For a movie I have watched that week)
Tuesday -- Album Review (An album I have listened to that week)
Wednesday -- iTunes Shuffle Commentary (I'll put my itunes on random and comment on ten songs at random)
Thursday -- Content Themed Writing (Done with other people, some creative writing based on a theme.)
Friday -- TV for the week. (Reviewing what television shows I watched that week)
Saturday -- Personal Narrative (Whether it be about my life or a commentary on something that's giving me an emotion)
Sunday -- Random Posting (It can be one of the above or any other posting, like website reviews, video games. Anything I feel.)

So there you have it. Tonight, I will start with the wednesday content and then continue from there. I hope you enjoy this time around.

Daily Content of another sort...

So I've been milling about this idea in my head and today I think due to other's doing cool things as well, I think I'm going to do a daily content again, however, this time around I'm going to do more of a weekly feature for each day of the week. So for instance I will do the weekly writing feature with friends on thursday, maybe do an album review on tuesday, do a personal narrative on saturday and so on and so forth. So I've been milling about it and will probably put a somewhat official listing tomorrow and see how it goes. If anyone has any ideas on categories to be done let me know.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Moment I just had

So my roommate likes to "talk" when I exit the bathroom, which makes it very awkward for me. What does he decide to talk about this time? Apparently there was a homicide on his bus route today. So because I'm uncomfortable what do I instinctively do? I laugh. And he looks at me in horror and says, "It's not funny, it's sad." And I quickly run back into my room.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Eifen Deifeiffen

2 people are discussing something over coffee.

1: So how goes your sitcom?
2: Awful, I'm losing viewers with every episode.
1: Dude, that sucks.
2: I know, and you know what the worst part of it is?
1: What?
2: I think it's because I'm being too real.
1: Too Real.
2: Yeah, like you know how, "Uh Oh, I'm at some girl's house and my girlfriend just called on the phone!" and then something wacky ends up happening.
1: Yeah that's a usual.
2: Yeah, I write in the my characters turn their phone off before they go over, or they check who's calling before answering, or they have some amount of sense about them to not cheat on their girlfriends."
1: Eifen Deifeiffen.

There is a longer then usual pause.

2:What?
1:Hmmm?
2: What did you just say?
1: I didn't say anything.
2: Yes you did.
1: When?
2: Just now, I said how my characters don't cheat on their girlfriends and you said some nonsense words.
1: Well if you knew what I said why did you ask me what I said.

There is another longer then usual pause.

2: Okay, I think I'm going to have my characters keep their phones on from now on.
1: That a boy.
2: Yeah, good talk, I'll see you.

2 walks out of frame, 1 gives a confident smile.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, and William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden. This week's theme: 'Eifen Deifeiffen'.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Vice

3 friends sit in an apartment together. Two friends (Jeff and Steve) are playing a video games on the tv and sitting on the couch, they are playing a fighting game. (Zach) is sitting on a chair next to the computer, he is surfing the net.

Jeff: Come on, come on, come on, come on! No!
Steve: Boo Yah Grandma.
Jeff: Dude, I'm totally going to beat you in round two.
Steve: Bring it Granny.
Jeff: Alright, come on, come on, come on, come on, oh, oh oh oh, wait, no no no no, hey, no fair, a Vice! You've got my head in a vice!
Steve: What?
Jeff: You've got my head in a vice, I can't get out of it, oh now I'm dead. Dude that sucks, I couldn't do anything.
Steve: A Vice?
Jeff: Yeah dude, you had my head in a Vice.
Steve: I had your head in a headlock, what the hell is a Vice?
Jeff: Dude, you know what a vice is.
Steve: Yeah, like how prostitution is a Vice.
Jeff: What? That's not what I'm talking about.

Zach chimes in from the computer.

Zach: You mean like Miami Vice, or Grand Theft Auto Vice City?
Jeff: What? No, like as in a clamping device.
Zach: Oh, a De-Vice?
Jeff: No it's something completely different.
Steve: So is that why they call it Miami Vice?
Jeff: What like it's a clamping city?
Steve: No because of the city being full of prostitutes.
Jeff: What?
Zach: Yeah I can see that with Grand Theft Auto cause it is like a Prostitute City.
Jeff: No, what the hell guys, Vices are for clamping things.
Steve: Like Prostitutes.
Jeff: No! Dude, seriously, you had my head in a vice, that was all I was saying.
Steve: Dude, I am not doing that sort of thing to you head! I'm not that kind of guy.
Zach: Okay, hold up, I'll look it up. Alright, on the dictionary on the internet. Vice, noun, an immoral or evil habit or practice, immoral conduct, sexual immorality, like prostitution.
Steve: Told you!
Jeff: Keep reading.
Zach: A fault, defect or shortcoming.
Steve: Like Miami!
Jeff: Shhh!
Zach: a person serving as a buffoon.
Steve: Oh so that's why you had your head in a vice.
Jeff: Dude, shut up, seriously where is my definition?
Zach: Hold on there are two more. A clamping device, usually consisting of two jaws closed or opened by a screw or lever.
Jeff: See! I told you I was right.
Steve: Dude, it was like the eighth one.
Jeff: Still I feel like I've won the moral victory in this one.
Steve: So Zach, what was the last definition.
Zach: A Bad habit, as in a horse.

Suddenly a horse walks in from the other room.

Horse: Seriously guys can you keep it down? I'm trying to get some sleep in here!

A shot is seen of the three characters and the horse smiling and putting their arms up, the sound "whomp wow" is heard.

End

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Jon Fairbanks of Funkadelic Freestylings of Another Sort, Eli Z. McCormick of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, and William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden. This week's theme: 'Vice'.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Exodus

A large number of Men in wrestling gear are seen crossing the plains, some of them have hand carts, others with bags over their shoulders. A man near the front has a belt on, he is leading the way. A news crew hurries up to his side and begins to interview him as he walks.

Reporter: This is Lindsey Travis for KPLX news, we are here outside of Grand Forks North Dakota as a mass exodus of wrestlers seem to be headed north for some reason, here we are with the World Heavy Weight Champion Thrasher The Beast, Mr. Thrasher your group of wrestlers have been walking for what seems like days, why have you been walking and where have you been walking too?

Thrasher: Well my dear reporter I just want to say we're trying to get out of this state, this state which only hicks and trailer trash come from.

Cut to a family watching tv in their living room. They all boo loudly and point their thumbs down. The mother is holding a sign which says "Dethrone Thrasher"

Cut back to the wrestlers in the field.

Reporter: Yes I understand that you've said your line as you've gone through each state you've walked through, but really, why are you leaving and where are you going to?

Another man quickly cuts in front, he is a debonaire man with a suit and cane.

Ted Debonaire: We are going to a local wrestling ring where I will defeat Thrasher for the World Heavyweight championship and reclaim what is rightfully mine, bringing back prestige to the Championship.

Cut to family cheering in front of tv, mother is holding a sign which says, "Ted is Hot!"

Cut back to the field.

Reporter: Yes well that's nice and good, but seriously now, you're all human beings not just story line characters, so is this all just a publicity stunt or do you actually have a reason for what you are doing.

Thrasher: Well miss, I guess you hadn't heard but our program has been moved from the U.S.A. network to Friday Nights on the C.A.N.A.D.A. network. We're just on our way there.

The reporter stops Thrasher.

Reporter: You aren't serious are you?

Thrasher: When you're champion, you're always serious. Now stand aside you country yokel.

Thrasher pushes her aside as the wrestlers continue their journey.

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This post is an installment in a continuing series of content coordinated by theme or motif with posts from Enoch Allred of Chiltingham, John Allred of clol Town, Eli Z. McCormick of Modern Revelation!, John D. Moore of Whatnot Studios, Joseph Schlegel of Sour Mayonnaise, and William C. Stewart of Chide, Chode, Chidden. This week's theme: 'Exodus'.