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Tuesday, December 27, 2005

More From Hot Rod Circuit, Valient Thorr

It has come to my attention that there are a few things I don't remember about that night. Sorting it out is like trying to sort a box of barber hair. Valient alluded to some it in his comments, but I didn't think much about it. Then, yesterday, I found this file on my computer I didn't recognize and - holy shit! - it was another song! I'm surprised I had the cognitive abilities to press record let alone lay down a minimalist dub beat.

Valient Thorr Vs. Hot Rod Circuit - Freestyle

Other news: Once you perfect the art of the nap, you can scream yourself to sleep.

Monday, December 12, 2005
A lady asks Mike for a Bud Lite in a bottle.

"We only have it in the can"

"Awesome," she shouts.

Not really under my breath but just loud enough for only the other bartenders to hear I say, "some girls really like it in the can."

I thought this was mildly funny but the other two 'tendaz a splode with laughter. So much so that it garners the ire of the patron.

"You talkin about me behind my back? What you say?"

God. Why not? I'll just tell her. "I said some girls really like it in the can."

Her friends kind of laugh but she comes back with, "you're damn right they do!"

It looks like they finaly put up my Post Secret.

Monday, December 05, 2005

Wayne Coyne's Head Fixation

The theme shows in song titles such as "Placebo Headwound," "Guy Who Got a Headache and Accidentally Saves the World," "Can't Get You Out of My Head," and "Be My Head." Or in lyrics like, "I accidentally touched my head and noticed that I had been bleeding" (from "The Spark"). Or in videos like Waiting for Superman. Or in ever fricking Flaming Lips performance where Wayne pours fake blood on his head. Also in the documentary "The Fearless Freaks" Wayne got some kid to lay in the middle of the street with fake blood on his head. What's the deal? The documentary mentions that when Wayne worked at Long John Silvers the store was robbed at gunpoint and the robbers had the staff get on the floor and Wayne said he feared his head would be blown off. Does it stem from that? Is all this headwound business a way of coping with that early trauma?

And speaking of fixations, it appears I have a Flaming Lips fixation.

X-Men 3

The "bluehaired strongman" Beast of the X-Men series is going to be played by Kelsey Grammer? All-caps WTF! (Pics) Grammer says the theme of alienation drew him to try a comic book flick. No I'd say the fear of a career free-fall and not being typcast as a milquetoast panty-waist are the more compelling reasons.

Dogs Laugh

Laughologists have recently figured out that dogs laugh! Apparently it sounds like a a long pant and other dogs get a kick out of hearing it.
"What we found is that it had a calming or soothing effect on the dogs," said Patricia Simonet, an animal behaviorist in Spokane who has studied everything from hamster culture to elephant self-recognition. "Now, we actually really weren't expecting that."
Hamster culture? Dear Ms. Simonet, where can I find out more about this hamster culture?

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Steven Drozd, Where Are You?

Steven Drozd, Michael Ivins from the Flaming Lips and Dave Fridmann (Lips producer) said, "hey, let's make a Flaming Lips record without Wayne Coyne and instead use that guy from Blues Clues as singer." This, my friends, is the result. Makes you really appreciate Wayne.

A video for a song of the Lips' upcoming album is on the web site. Uh... it kinda sucks. What the fuck is up with that kid? "Keepin' it Crippin" indeed. And where are the Bonham-esque beats I've come to know and love from Drozd? I'm still gonna buy the album. I'm probably also going to see Christmas on Mars.

Saturday, December 03, 2005

My Dearest

The day has found me sick in bed. The cause is fever - of all sicknesses I'd say fever is almost enjoyable. It is the ultimate in winter indulgences where you are expected to bundle up and pamper yourself all day with little exercise and a lot of quality programming such as the Flaming Lips documentary The Fearless Freaks. A lot of liquids have been consumed and you begin to view your body as a big sieve returning in a more pungent, steamy form what was imbibed. Times feel off. I felt like I was in such a stride a few weeks ago now am unsure of my paces. Is this the way every blog entry must end?

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Most Hacker 3mail Ever

Okay, who wants to buy "p w n @ n 0 0 . b z", becaue right now I pwn it.

humorous emails


My latest obsession with fake classifieds has prompted the registration of Falsifieds.com, a website I hope to soon release as a repository for these creative efforts, and possibly a place where the real responses are posted. Any of my friends that desire to be part of this just email me the creatives when you make 'em.

Falsifieds is, by the way, what I changed the name of my NaNo novel to. I'm a winner, but maily thanks to a little buddy I like to call Context-Free Craig.



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