Thursday, May 6, 2010

Youtube Suggestions

Wow. For once Youtube knew exactly what I wanted to hear. This song is beautiful.

Willie West & The High Society Brothers - The Devil Gives Me Everything Except What I Need

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Trivia Night

This isn't a blog post so much as a first draft.

Tonight our trivia group was accosted by no fewer than four drunk/unstable people. I just want to list them so I can remember them all later.

1. The guy who approached us, pointed to the table and asked if we minded a mug. It took a while for us to pick up on the fact that he was asking if he could sit on the small corner between Taylor and Lily. Request denied.
2. The exceedingly drunk ("but who gives a fuck?! Am I right?!") girl who kept telling Lily how much she looked like her friend Megan, whom she loves. This girl then proceeded to make out with one of the guys at her table and then gave a lap dance to a different guy, the latter of whom she left with/was kicked out with.
3. The creepy older (50 going on 75) gentleman who sat at drunk girl & co's table and kept placing himself in Rachel's line of sight.
4. My favorite: The African gentleman who kept telling me I was a handsome motherfucker. So handsome that he hated me, but also loved me. He then complimented Rachel on her smile and told her she was terrible at frowning. He then spent a long time trying to remember who Taylor looked like. The rich guy from Hollywood with the bad hair (it was Donald Trump). He told us how he loved his 16 and 14 year old daughters more than anything and how he was from "stupid motherfucking Africa," and how in Africa you could never say "motherfucker," but here, it's great. He loves our mothers, but we're motherfuckers. He shook our hands each about a dozen times, and then he kissed mine and Lily's. There was some serious handwashing going on afterwards.

Also our food order got screwed up, which is unusual for this particular pub, but the strangest part was that these people seemed to be leaving everyone else alone. Just kidding, those other things were stranger.

My favorite other team of the night was called "I don't pull out but my sofa does" because they were all very young-looking college kids who kept loudly chortling at the fact that #2 girl was leaving with a different guy than who she was making out with earlier. Also, the name.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Washington Ballet

These are absolutely stunning.

See more here.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Who William Shatner is Following on Twitter

Did you know that William Shatner is on Twitter? He is! Not such surprising news, I suppose. He almost uniformly begins his tweets with "Friends," and ends with "My best, Bill," which is probably as good a way to spend 21 characters as any other. And they're decent enough tweets. Straightforward, informative, occasionally wishing someone a happy birthday.

As is the case with most celebrities, he's followed a lot more than he follows. Specifically, he's currently following 12, and he is followed by 124,841 (10,000 times as many!). Obviously the twelve caught my eye. Who are these chosen twelve that William Shatner has deemed worthy of his feed? Well:

1. Carrie Fisher - This is like Romeo following Juliet and it can only end as badly.
2. Henry Gibson - The recently, regrettably deceased comedic actor. Actually check out his page, that guy was a card and clearly (probably) did his own tweets.
3. Twitter's Spam Watch - Riveting stuff, I'm sure.
4. Wil Wheaton - The actor who played Wesley Crusher on Star Trek: The Next Generation (as well as Gordie in Stand By Me). I guess it speaks to Shatner's somewhat difficult reputation that the only Star Trek castmember he follows is one who never worked with him (not counting that episode of The Weakest Link: Star Trek Edition).
5. Dame Elizabeth Taylor - Sure. Why not?
6. Arnold Klein - Michael Jackson's doctor, and a pioneer in the cosmetic uses of Botox. Well, this at least fits with the Elizabeth Taylor thing.
7. Leslie Shatner Walker - His daughter. I bet she's got some stories.
8. Giorgio Tuscani - An artist I have never heard of, but that's certainly not any slight on his legitimacy. He is in turn following someone called "Gay Spock." I now like him.
9. The Priceline Negotiator - Himself.
10. Paul Camuso - A guy who "work[s] with actor William Shatner on his online internet project The Shatner Project." Kind of a redundant sentence, but okay. A guy with a cool (I hope) job.
11. Fran Drescher - Huh?
12. - He's probably still mad about not being cast in the first reboot, but also wants to keep that window open just in case the sequel needs an "Old Man Kirk." It's plausible with this new timeline set-up, after all.

All in all a wild bunch. A regular Jesus and the Twelve Apostles. TrekMovie of course being the Judas that betrayed him. Camuso being Peter for building his online internet Shatner church project. Spam Watch being Doubting Thomas for always being on the lookout for tricky business. The Priceline Negotiator being James the Less because of his inferior heroic qualities compared to those of James Kirk. Okay, the analogy gets a little thin past there, but if I knew more about the apostles I think I'd be all over this.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Netflix Inventory Oversight #14753

I have waited 16 years to see Candyman. This additional "short wait" is almost too much.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Healthcare Riots

It's 7:36am and this is probably the best thing I will read all day (via NYTimes):

There was a telling incident at a town hall held by Representative Gene Green, D-Tex. An activist turned to his fellow attendees and asked if they "oppose any form of socialized or government-run health care." Nearly all did. Then Representative Green asked how many of those present were on Medicare. Almost half raised their hands.

PS. Lily and I are celebrating our four year anniversary! Mostly apart!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

More Youtube Comments

From Beyonce's Single Ladies video:

I think the song speaks about girls who didn't got married and their boyfriend broke up with them and now they miss him, and the "if you liked it then you should've out a ring on it" means that if they didn't marry him then they have no right to complain, and now it's too late to repent... Or maybe I'm just reading too much into it