Saturday, October 2, 2010

An Ode to Autumn

I love the smells, the changing of the leaves, and the 12 year old xtreme skateboarders doing ollies in the Quick Check parking lot.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

How Far Can It Go?

My nerd levels are off the charts right now. From Brent Spiner's 1991 release "Ol Yellow Eyes is Back," "It's a Sin to Tell a Lie" featuring Patrick Stewart, Levar Burton, Michael Dorn and Jonathon "Two-takes" Frakes. Enjoy

Thursday, February 18, 2010

This Amazing Internet

Years ago, after reading a transcript of one of Kurt Vonnegut's speeches, I had the urge to read Ambrose Bierce's "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge." I easily discovered a copy of it online and read the amazing short story.

I had known about, but never seen, the French film version, which was later purchased and syndicated as a Twilight Zone episode. Yesterday, I decided to see if I could find a version of it online. I easily found the episode broken down into three parts on youtube.

In the film, the Union spy/war criminal finds his escape accompanied by a hauntingly beautiful song called "Live Livin' Man." I searched for a version of it online and found a few. It's amazing that such a small aspect of the film, which had been adapted from the Ambrose Bierce short story, had been picked up on by at least two musicians who also appreciated the simple and amazing melody of the song.

When I decided to learn the song on guitar after listening to the song over and over, I quickly found a primer on the chords posted by one of the previously mentioned musicians.

I am constantly amazed by the niche groups and interests that are present on the web, and I'm always grateful when it pays off in a new way.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I Don't Take Compliments Well

This is how I responded to one just today:

"You're looking thin. Have you lost weight?"
"No. I think you think so because you're pregnant."

Friday, January 1, 2010

The Angel's Share

Write More. Drink less.

Also discover more methods of divination. Reading tarot, tea leaves and candle wax is old hat. Coffee grinds and seltzer bubbles are totally in vogue.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


I think I hyped up this joke too much this morning and everyone hated it. Still, it's my best American currency joke yet.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Like it, Love it, GOTTA HAVE IT!

So after the weekend, and about a thousand Windows 7 Release Party and Aziz Ansari's "Randy" references, I'm having a hard time deciding what I actually like with a genuine amount of admiration.

I love Randy. I know it's supposed to be ironic - I get what he's doing - but Aziz Ansari himself has testified that for the Randy character to work, the jokes have to be real, they have to have structure. So am I wrong for genuinely laughing at his absurd shit?

Also I think Randy would listen to this, and I can't tell if mash-ups should only be enjoyed in an ironic way. I don't think I can genuinely like anything anymore.