Saturday, April 30, 2005

Heaven is where Whiskers went when he died. . . my brother, Whiskers.

I love watching music videos. VH1 Classic, VH1 Mega Hits, MTV Hits...these are all amazing video channels, in my opinion. Non-stop videos with minimal commercial interruptions -- it doesn't get much better than that.

And MTV2 gets it right for about an hour a week when it airs the video show "Subterranean." (We'll discuss "Wonder Showzen" later). Jim Shearer hosts and plays videos by Rilo Kiley, Interpol, the Decemberists, Phoenix, etc.

Last week they played "Galang" by M.I.A. (my new favorite female Sri Lankan rapper). I should've been thrilled. But the fact that they censored about half of the chorus is just a little bit ridiculous to me.

"Razor blades, Galang-alang-alang/Purple haze, Galang-alang-alang" became just


I'm guessing that they edited out "razor blades" because of their whole you-can't-mention-any-type-of-weapon thing. But "purple haze?" Does anyone have an idea why this is offensive?

Now about "Wonder Showzen" --

The best part of the show is undoubtedly the "Q&A" section, when 5 year olds are asked questions like "What is Heaven?"

Some responses:

"That's where drunk daddies drive to."

"It's when you order a six-piece nuggets, and you get seven nuggets and a switchblade."

"(sigh) I'll never know."

"Seven and a switchblade."

Y'all should watch this show, at least just for the Q&A and the "Beat Kids" segment.

You'll see.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Where you lead....

Why are there people NOT watching "Gilmore Girls" on Tuesday nights? It blows my mind. It might be too late to do anything about "Arrested Development," but this show!

And to celebrate the release of the third season of Gilmore Girls on DVD (May 3), here are a few of my favorite quotes from the show:

Emily: Isn't she hilarious? I never have any idea what she's talking about but she's so entertaining. Like a chimp.

Lorelai: Please do not tell me that you are sitting right in front of me.
Emily: No, it's a hologram. Life like, isn't it?

Rory: Can we not say the word college for at least forty-eight hours?
Lorelai: Fine.
Rory: Thank you.
Lorelai: How 'bout collage, can we say collage? 'Cause it sounds the same but it's actually very different.
Rory: Collage is fine.
Lorelai: Okay, good, 'cause I don't even know how to get through a conversation without the word collage.

Lorelai: This is amazing chicken, Mom. I mean it, really great.
Emily: Thank you, Lorelai.
Lorelai: It's like super chicken. I bet it could fly. Have you tried tossing it out the window?

Rory: Here's the gin. It's brown
Lorelai: I love that you think that.

Lorelai: Hey, I'm gonna find a ladies room. You know, sneak a smoke, see if anybody slipped an aspirin in my coke.
Rory: Okay, Rizzo.

Paris: Pack up the chastity belt, Gilmore. You're going to Harvard.

Lorelai: I'm going to make out in the coatroom. Don't eat my chicken.
Rory: That's going on your tombstone.

and finally, for Blood Ray:

Emily: You have the word "Juicy" on your rear end.
Lorelai: Well, if I knew you were coming over, I would've changed.
Emily: Into what? A brassiere with the word "Tasty" on it?

Monday, April 25, 2005

Perhaps we really should have attempted to play Hi Ho Cherry Oh

If anyone out there is planning on hosting any kind of "Game Night" in the future, here are some things you might want to consider:

1. Don't invite more than 20 people.

2. Try not to get too fucked up at the start of the night. Remember, you're in charge of introducing people, picking out games to play, etc. It's not so easy to do if you're curled up in the fetal position in the corner of your couch. Also, most games require thinking. Overheard during Catchphrase:

"I think I'm on Joe's team."
"Yeah, and that's not really working for anyone tonight, is it?"

3. Finally, remember this: the minute the TV goes on, you've lost them. So don't let anyone hijack your remote.

Better luck next time, I suppose. Oh, and it's going to be at Blood Ray's apartment. Details later.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

And THAT'S how you narrate a story.

Okay. This is my first blog entry. There was much discussion between Blood Ray and I about starting a joint blog, but I decided that I would need to get my feet wet with a solo project. Also, we couldn't decide on a name for our shared blog. At some point, I decided that our password should be "babette," but that's about as far as we got.

I don't really know anything about HTML. Once, in college, I had this really crappy homepage with pictures of me with dyed blonde hair. It was a mess, both the homepage and the look I was going for. I'm certain that I was wearing a South Park t-shirt in it as well. My point is this: it's going to be a while before i can put up fancy links and pics and stuff like that. So bear with me, okay?

More news later.