Tuesday, November 30, 2004

Bath Time Movie Review with Tom

Monday, November 29, 2004

Aeon Flux Colon Movie Film

Sunday, November 28, 2004

I can share birthday with famous peoples?

I share a birthday with Conan O'Brien and Rick Moranis. There's two to work into the ol' small talk. Also, Melissa Joan Hart and Bob Hastings (TV's Batman's Animated Series' Gotham City's Commissioner James Gordon), but those two I'll be keeping closer to my sleeve. My BIRTHDAY TALK sleeve.

Tuesday, November 23, 2004

Gwen Stefani


Harajuku is Tokyo's teenager town, a shopping and entertainment district for the young and trendy. Many small stores, boutiques, restaurants and cafes can be found in the area. It is located in Shibuya-ku, north of the Shibuya shopping district and just next to the entrance of the Meiji Shrine and Yoyogi Park.

Love Angel Music Baby is infectious. The more Hot Damn you drink, the better it sounds. Science proves this.

Harajuku's main attraction is the Takeshita Street, a narrow and busy pedestrian street featuring various small stores.

I guess Dr. Dre is the best producer. He did produce the best track. Well, gee, they're all good. Except "Hollaback Girl." That one sucks.

The Omotesando, sometimes refered to as Tokyo's Champs-Elysees, is a broad avenue lined with trees that starts just outside of Harajuku Station.

Johnny Vulture and Andre 3000 are the same guy.

It is recommended to visit Harajuku on weekends when Japan's teenage culture can be observed best.

Tom met a possum.

Sunday, November 21, 2004

Tuesday, November 16, 2004

Phillip's Head Screwdriver

I thought I was being exceedingly clever in coming up with a new drink name. But someone beat me to it:

3 oz Vodka
3 1/2 oz Orange Juice
3 1/2 oz Milk

Woo! I dare me to try that later today. Alright, me, you're on.

On the next episode of Merv at the Movies: I puke, and Tom eats it.

A Place to Forget Yourself, In My Arms Tonight

The first time I heard Rufus Wainwright was on the soundtrack for the Adam Sandler movie "Big Daddy." There was a time when I would have said without hesitation that this is where most people had heard him first, if they had heard him at all. But since then, he's also had tracks in "Moulin Rouge" and "Shrek 2," so I can only imagine there's a couple hundred million dollars worth of audience that have heard him first since Sandler's flick. The "Big Daddy" soundtrack was brought to my attention by two good friends at the time, especially Wainwright's track, "Instant Pleasure." It's a good one.

Since then, I think it's fair to say that my knowledge of the artist surpasses either of my friends', in album-purchasing dedication if nothing else. I have purchased, either for myself or as a gift, Rufus Wainwright, Poses, and Want. And today, Want Two is being released.

But I've been listening to Wainwright's self-titled debut album tonight. It's a good one.

It'd be pretty hard and difficult and hard and stupid to argue that that album is Wainwright's best work, his finest attempt at musical craftsmanship. Artists get better the more they do (sometimes). However, chances are slim that he will ever release another record that I will like as well. It's of a time and place for me, and I'm again in that time and place, so it's been a tad extra significant of late. Extra significant like!:

You gave me all your love in one day
You gave it all and almost faded away
Well I'm gonna take this sad unread issue
In my arms tonight
Looking at hospitals Victorian
Feeling as helpless as the Elephant Man
Wish you were here
to chain you up without shame
In my arms tonight

Except, when I take the sad unread issue, I actually do take a comic that's been sitting on an unread stack of comics for two years and read it out of pity because of sad and stupid desperation.

But hey, at least there's a new album of music coming out today!

UPDATE: In 2008, I am no longer this whiny.

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Monday, November 08, 2004

Broncos win!


Politics can be controversial


I thought this was pretty funny, so I took a picture.

Thursday, November 04, 2004

Notes on Astonishing X-Men #6

  • "Sentient Worlds Observation and Response Department." Shit. Holy shit. HOLY UP SHIT CREEK WITHOUT A SHIT PADDLE SHIT. Wow. wow. That is cool.
  • When Wolvie makes reference to having only two words for Colossus, but then does not say those two words, this is what we comic aficionados call an "insider joke." Wink. fastball special.
  • I can't recall if I had another favorite couple in comics before now, but if I did, those suckers done been replaced by Kitty and Peter. 4-EVAH!

Encore

So besides the fact that "Mosh" is already dated (before the album has even been released), and Nate Dogg continues to be fantastic at crooning da hop-hip, all I have to say is this:

Em, what the hell do you think you're doing committing an entire track to rebuffing a PUPPET? For future raperrific reference, the arm coming out of Triumph's ass belongs to a man by the name of Robert Smigel. And no, I won't require any royalties for that detective work. Ya jackass.

Wednesday, November 03, 2004

Pundit Strike File!


Dear America: We hate you. Thanks for nothing, you commie pinko redneck hippie neocon ducks. Sincerely, Marv and PB.

P.S. Dear Peter Jennings: You fucking rock. Fuck Rather.

P.P.S. What What What What What MICKLETHWAIT!

P.P.P.S. The 'PB' is for 'Peanut Butter.'

Call Me!


Oh man that is rich.

Election Night Drinking Game