Friday, February 02, 2007

Penn Jillette saved my life once.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

I'm cheating on Blogger again:

Friday, September 08, 2006

I was wrong. Katie wore pants tonight.

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Update on last night's television watching:
- Katie Couric. Well, I don't know. I guess part of the problem is that I never ever watch the nightly news, so maybe it just sucks in general. I don't usually pull for the liberal media thing, but dude, this was just nutty. They open with a story about how we're totally losing the war in Afghanistan, then they show footage of Bush right next to video of Hitler waving his arms, then an interview with Thomas Friedman about how much Bush sucks, and later they showed us pictures of Suri Cruise. Hard hitting journalism. Katie's voice seemed rather high pitched, but that could have been nervousness. No cleavage, but at the end we got a gratuitous pull back that allowed us to see a candid shot of her swinging her bare legs around. How much do you want to bet we never ever see her in pants? Yeah.

- Big Brother. OMG, I didn't cry, but I was close. Dr. Will, I love you, and I was totally pulling for you and now I'm pulling for Boogie. You totally rule.

- Kim Possible. Haven't watched it yet, but am very excited, especially as this movie has the best title ever: "Kim Possible: So The Drama". Whee!

- House. Not the best episode ever, and I had some issues with the ending, but there's one thing which makes this the best show ever: Scurvy. Hell fucking yes.

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Stuff I'm excited about watching on television tonight:
- Katie Couric's first night on the nightly news (I'm hoping she shows a bunch of cleavage)
- Big Brother (if Will gets evicted, I might actually cry)
- the Kim Possible movie on the Disney channel
- House season premiere! Whoo! I wonder if this time he'll go too far...

Monday, August 21, 2006


Yes, after much diligence, patience, and bribery, Cary has gotten Cohen to stand on his hand and eat millet out of it. Now you can see how beautiful my birdie is without those white bars in front of him. This picture shortly preceded the aformentioned Flight of the Cohen into the Wall Behind the TV. He's still okay. What a cutie pie. Posted by Picasa

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Stuff I've watched/read/heard recently (with some spoilers for stuff few if any of you are likely to care about):

- "A Foreign Affair", written/directed by Billy Wilder, starring Marlene Dietrich. I heard of this in a documentary on Marlene I saw recently, and I love her now, and the dude on TCM said I should watch this movie. It blew. Even the songs Marlene sang were lame. And I'm pretty sure Marlene got sent to a labor camp at the end, so that sucks.

- "The Abominable Dr. Phibes". Completely not what I expected. I some how in my mind had this movie tied in with "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari". The two are very very dissimilar. But both good and wierd in their own way. We do like Vincent Price, of course. A cool movie to see on TCM.

- "Saved!". Not on TCM, got this one from Blockbuster. Good, funny, Mandy Moore was fabulous.

- "Birth of a Nation". Back in, like, May TCM was doing a "Black images on film" series, and so we recorded this and "The Jazz Singer". This damn movie is freakin' 3 1/2 hours long, and we watched it in many 10-30 minute bouts. The first 2 hours, at least, are boring as hell. And then the KKK comes riding in on their shrouded horses to the strains of "Ride of the Walkuere". Sweet. One of the very last images of the film is a big crowd of people standing around, and then a huge Jesus appears in the middle of them. I don't know. I couldn't really tell what was going on during most of the movie, and I couldn't tell any of the characters apart.

- "Ficciones" by Jorge Luis Borges. I proctered a practice SAT exam yesterday, and had lots of time to read. Strange stories, somewhat uneven, but some of the stories really good. But what a smart writer, like Eco. I'm not sure what to read next.

- "The Boatman's Call" by Nick Cave. This is my favorite CD right now. Wow.

- The Busby Berkeley Collection Soundtrack Sampler. Oooooh, so cool. This song you all must listen to, oh yes indeed. Hank, I don't know how you can say "Gold Diggers of 1933" is not the best movie you've ever seen.

So we just had some excitement. Cary's been leaving Bird's cage door open and just kind of hanging out with him, and he's gotten Bird to eat millet out of his hand. So just now Bird flies out of the cage, which he's never come close to doing before, flies into the wall above the tv, lands on the ground, I get down and cover him with my hands, and Cary scoops him back into the cage. He's fine now, but it was quite an event.