3.23.2011

a thought about libya

was gonna post something well thought out, but meh. still feeling queasy after last sunday night's double whopper. currently wolfing down saltines and powerade.

3.11.2011

a good interview with one of my favorite directors!

http://avc.lu/em1uae

the av club owns, of course, as does oliver stone. his "forgotten history of the US" tv mini-series sounds fucking awesome. especially since it starts in 1945 with the US nuking japan. which means 99% of the series will be about the cold war. which is my favorite time period!

my hope is that people love this shit and they eventually make a movie or mini-series out of my favorite trilogy of books, ellroy's underworld USA.

3.02.2011

if i was a douche, i would title this 'orwell FTW'

an enlightening passage highlighted by TNR's jonathan chait:

Boehner: We have to govern. That's what we were elected to do.

Stahl: But governing means compromising.

Boehner: It means working together.

Stahl: It also means compromising.

Boehner: It means finding common ground.

Stahl: Okay, is that compromising?

Boehner: I made it clear I am not gonna compromise on my principles, nor am I gonna compromise…

Stahl: What are you saying?

Boehner: …the will of the American people.

Stahl: You're saying, "I want common ground, but I'm not gonna compromise." I don't understand that. I really don't.

Boehner: When you say the word "compromise"…a lot of Americans look up and go, "Uh-oh, they're gonna sell me out." And so finding common ground, I think, makes more sense.


one of the many symptoms of the issues with politics in this country is demonstrated in the way boehner tries futilely to split hairs with the difference between the concepts of compromising and finding common ground. both mean exactly the same thing, of course, but since compromise is a bad word, he not-so-deftly maneuvers to avoid being tarred with it.

and this is why nothing is ever going to improve. i don't personally subscribe to the "GOP and Democrats are two limbs of the same party" viewpoint, though in many ways they are incredibly similar. but absent the culture war parts of their programs, politicians in both parties have enough faculty to manipulate language in a way that tends to fool the average american quite easily.

politics!

2.28.2011

enhance... enhance... enhance... enhance...

saw wavves and best coast the other night! in all ways an awesome night. except in the "best coast being a great live act" way. but who am i to complain, it was fun times! fun timeS!



began brainstorming tattoo ideas. i feel like i'm going to go in and get one done on a whim, so it's best to get the shitty ideas out of my system. thus i've been filling up a random notebook with sketches. seriously i haven't doodled since before high school.

i think i've settled on something. i'm going to ruminate for a few days/weeks but if i don't have it before vegas i will soon after.

also, i need some topsiders. sheeeeeeit mo money mo problems son!

2.21.2011

do we live in a blade runner future? (no.)


i want to have a kid with this song

but wouldn't it be cool if we did? i'm a fan of rain and totally fine with smog. and if corporations are going to take over the world and turn humanity into wage slaves, as seems increasingly likely, the least they could do is construct some awe-inspiring tyrell corp-esque digs for themselves.


sick umbrella bro

2.19.2011

insomnia is a bitch

planning an awesome vegas trip in march. i wanted to get a tattoo with my bro but couldn't think of anything good. was considering a cool "DEATH FROM ABOVE" motif (perhaps with a bird swooping down?) but a quick google image search revealed that a lot of people who look like nazi re-enactors are into that sort of thing too, so that idea fell by the wayside.

since i'm ocd about music i'm already thinking about what's going on the ipod for this trip. it's easy to pick a shitload of rad music, the trick is to narrow it down into the best selection of coke tunes, rad beats et cetera. so at junctures like this being incredibly indecisive is a huge pain in the ass.

also i hate being up this early with nothing to do. am i the only person anticipating the end (or possibly beginning, i don't know for sure) of daylight savings time? SHIT'S WEAK

2.18.2011

it's been so long!

i feel like i've written variations of this post several times now. oh well.

things i've done in the 8-9 months since last i posted:
bought a car
listened to newer, radder tunes
read and re-read several novels by my favorite author, james ellroy

things i will try to do on a more consistent basis:
post on this blog


a song i've chosen to post because it is rad

seriously though! this blog has such a good name, and i have not yet lived up to its promise. don't worry, this status will change. at the very least the 2012 election cycle is gonna start soon, and if there's one thing i can do it's pontificate about politics. so if six months from now you're feeling the need for some sparsely-reasoned diatribes about how democrats are their own worst enemies (or whatever the platitude of the day may be), you will have come to the right place.

and while you read said diatribe, you will have the privilege of listening to sick tunes.


an example of such