Hey Pal!

April 28, 2008


I like it! A lot! Arguably my best work.

One of the backing vocals is funny. Hey friend! I can see someone waving…

I’ve been busy this week; a rant about Bush, a movie review, and now this.


The first movie was really good. Well, okay, not really good, but some of the most fun I had in theaters that year. I hadn’t had White Castle in ages, and I was still in college. Nothing like a good stoner movie, and good hamburgers, whether or not you do drugs.

Four years have passed, believe it or not, and well, the same humor doesn’t work. Don’t get me wrong though, this movie is just as fun.

There are no cheetahs on drugs, no sudden surgery, and no too timid Harold. Instead, we now have another failed journey, over-the-top social commentary, and a bad poem.

It wasn’t quite as good as the first, but it’s definitely worth watching. Mind the stereotype jokes, whether or not you will be offended. There are some even jokes that push that a little too much, but still a very fun movie, even if it’s too much to make sense at times. 3/5.

$4.03/Gal For Premium

April 24, 2008

Fortunately, through a friend of mine, I know a place that has regular for about 50 cents less…


I doubt that Bush planned it completely, but I’m sure he also somehow knew what he was doing.  He certainly doesn’t show it; perhaps his stupidity is just an act in the hope that we wouldn’t blame him.  Which is funny, because his lack of intelligence, his overabundance of so-called Bush-isms, and his improper pronunciation of things is what started anti-Bush thinking.  He only got re-elected cause John Kerry couldn’t decide, and he started a war we hoped he’d finish.  But that was it – he never planned on finishing it.

How many children do you know that make a mess, or simply put something out of place, and then have mommy and daddy put it where it belongs?  How many of us have friends who play dumb to bum a ride, or to have you buy something?  We all do this to an extent, we all can be lazy and selfish and it’s human (although, my idea of Attentivism was a feeble attempt to end those).

However, when you look back through history, how many presidents had the characteristics of ‘lazy’ or ‘selfish’?  You could say that Bill Clinton was selfish, whether or not you believe he did have sex with that woman.  But Clinton had charisma – how many of us have friends who are charismatic, who get away with playing dumb?  I guess Nixon was also selfish, although I don’t know the exact details of watergate.  I’m a 23-year old, gimmie a break.  It happened before I was born.  I’m human, I’m lazy 🙂

Bush however, is certainly not charismatic enough to get away with it, or courageous enough to resign.  Also, he chose a Vice President none of us really like; at least Gerald Ford was a good guy.  Plus, Nixon re-opened doors to trading with China; Bush’s foreign policy is kill-kill-kill!

The thing though, is that Bush, along with Cheney, are both in the oil business.  So, they made gas expensive as hell so they get rich.  In turn, the mass suffer, making them richer and us poorer.  This in turn, made everything else expensive.  Again, we suffer and they don’t mind buying milk at $4/gallon cause they earn like $100 for each barrel of gas.  Okay, probably not, but apparently it costs $3 to get it out of the ground.  Further, with everything going up, the dollar is losing value.  They don’t mind, they’re getting all that money from gas.  We mind; we have to use pennies to get coffee in the morning.

George Bush could not have planned everything.  He’s the commander and chief, but he isn’t a dictator.  He didn’t force banks to give out loans to people who couldn’t pay them back.  He didn’t tell people to go green, which adds to fuel costs.  He didn’t force people to go to Iraq – oh wait.

I don’t really know where I’m going with this; and further this is completely beyond my focus.  This is supposed to fill in for an art gallery, and is anything but a political complaint blog.  However, I am a human being, sick of everything going up in this world besides my pay check.

I have a voice, or so I’m told.  You have an ear, and a brain.  I hope.

I may be wrong, but I just had to get this out.

World Wide Bug

April 23, 2008

Yeah, terrible title. But with that, I enter into the B-movie genre.

I miss Photoshop…

A Happy Place

April 21, 2008


Does that make me sound like I’m crazy? Go to your happy place!

P.S. Happy early Earth Day!!!

Re: 2001

April 19, 2008

Let me put it this way, Mr. Amor. The 9000 series is the most reliable computer ever made. No 9000 computer has ever made a mistake or distorted information. We are all, by any practical definition of the words, foolproof and incapable of error.”

I find it quite interesting, that Hal’s “foolproof”-ness and being “incapable of error” led it to believe it was doing the correct thing by trying to kill off people. Not too different from the apes in the beginning, huh?

13 lucky days too late. But that’s my latest interpretation of the movie.

If only those aliens didn’t put that rock thing there.

A Drive…

April 13, 2008

What fun. I dunno if that’s creative or not, although I did slow the video down slightly (about 83% at a guess – adding about 12 seconds), along with adding that audio. The real audio is just me and my friends chatting – a memory worth having on video..


April 6, 2008

There’s something I don’t like about that copy…

So even though wordpress thinks it is April 7th, it is actually still April 6th, whether or not the e-world wants to believe it. And, forty years ago today, 2001: A Space Odyssey is released.

It’s kind of strange to think, especially for me, being both “young” and a movie person. I only saw this movie seven years ago, when the calendar turned to 2001. I was 16 at the time, and didn’t have damn clue what was going on. Something about evolution, maybe? Apes in space? All I knew was it was different but good.

I don’t know when I saw it after that, although I remember I would try to catch it on TV if I could. I don’t think I taped it, but I probably rented it once or twice, and eventually bought myself a copy. I still only liked it, although the more I watched it the more I realized that man is using tools and something about a talking computer being bad. But, I still had no clue what it was about despite enjoying how complex and “telling” the movie was. I went into college and never really watched it, although I think I watched the end sequence synced with Pink Floyd’s “Echoes” more often than not (and with no drugs either!). Then, came the big day, and watched it in a class.

The movie was slow and boring, but I’d seen it ten times too many so I didn’t have to go to every class (plus the professor LOVED the movie, so he wanted to drag it out). And finally, came the interpretation I’ve found I like the best:

Man hasn’t evolved, and due to this, evolving
is now unnecessarily painful and quick.

Well, why haven’t we evolved?

Thus comes the beginnings of Attentivism. Man is lazy. Man is fearful. Man only does things “he” is most comfortable with. Technology makes things easy, and thus comfortable.

And, I feel with “going green” being as popular as it is today, that we should not rely on technology. I feel that with this economic crisis we do not need luxuries found in technology. And, in turn, our friends and our/their skills are our true luxuries.  2001 is still relevant today.

Man is still an animal with a bone in its hand. Just trying to get water.

Two Days Old…

April 4, 2008


Meh, it’s Me And Ukulele. It’ll be on an upcoming half-tape. Hopefully, my first unofficial album.

In personal news, I’m seeing Jens Lekman tomorrow! Look for pictures Monday or something.

April 1st/Avery Island

April 1, 2008

Okay, no Avery Island. Sorry Jeff.