I'm writing somewhat of a music post today in preparation for my top albums countdown which I anticipate posting on Thursday or Friday. While this is going to be all over the place and could technically work as a Snippet Wednesday, it is, at least, all music related. So buckle your seatbelts!
Hi-ho! And welcome to the 2011 Primetime TV Kappy Awards!
For the record, that was supposed to be a sorta impersonation of Kermit the Frog and not an invitation to prostitutes to read this post. Not that prostitutes who are so inclined are not allowed to read my blog. I wholly encourage it. I just don't actively solicit it... or them... or... hell, let's just get on with it, shall we?
Have you ever had a movie completely catch you off guard... in a good way? A film you weren't expecting anything from at all, only to have it so surprise you with its sincerity and uniqueness that you're still talking about it the next day and recommending it to everyone you can think of?
It's kinda strange to me that after all these years with LEGO building toys having been known and beloved that they are just within the last year or so beginning to advertise them pretty heavily on TV.
I've been having way too much fun creating little single-cell comic-y sorts of images on my iPhone. Initially, this effect was created solely using an app called Halftone, which I discovered via a friend on Instagram named bminor.
It has since evolved to include the use of the Photoshop Express and iWatermark apps as well.
Sodomy (pronounced /ˈsɒdəmi/) is an anal or other copulation-like act, especially between male persons or between a man and animal, and one who practices sodomy is a "sodomite". The word is derived from chapters 18 and 19 of the Bible's Book of Genesis.
I'm a music freak. I make no bones about it. While I love electronic, indie, and alternative music the most, I will listen to just about anything at least once before I decide I hate it. That's how much I love music.
But, there are times when the world of music really ticks me off.
Back over the summer, our favorite local theater (Cinemark Tinseltown in Aurora... props where props are due) aired Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1 back to back with the midnight release of part 2 of the film. It was a really cool opportunity for fans to be reminded of what happened in the first film and see them both together on the big screen.
Day two of the Great Kapgar Sickness of 2011 is well underway and I think I've finally found a way to pass the time. Well, aside from washing dishes, doing a bit more work remotely, and doing laundry...
I get miss-work sick so rarely that I find myself struggling to find stuff to do while sitting on my sick butt at home. Seriously, the last time I got sick and was laid up at home for two days (October 2010), I laid in bed and watched YouTube videos all day. While, to some, that may seem like heaven, I got a bit bored after a while.
In this day and age, there are so many things to be depressed about. The economy, politics in the United States, war, terrorism, poverty, drugs, hate... these are some of the more commonly referenced items.
I've really been out of it in terms of Star Wars news of late. There was a time, about five to 10 years ago, that I was very involved in Star Wars forums "fighting the good fight," as it were, to bring the original versions of the first three Star Wars movies to DVD.
There was a time when I felt like I was at least somewhat cool. I'm sure it was mostly a delusion of grandeur, but I have no idea how to prove it one way or the other. Now, though, I am so unhip, it's ridiculous.
I would like to say, for the record, that Malcolm McDowell is one straight-up cool mofo. Yeah, you know who he is. He played Alex in A Clockwork Orange and is currently starring in TNT's Franklin & Bash. And there are dozens upon dozens of other starring roles and cameos that he's been involved with as well.
This morning, I received a gift in the mail... Mythos Buddies' Buddy Cthulhu. I've been fascinated by the character of Cthulhu since one of my RAs introduced me to a RPG he played on a regular basis called The Call of Cthulhu. And I've been wanting a figurine of one for a long time.
I've been spending some time this morning catching up on TiVo'd shows from Discovery's Shark Week extravaganza. For some reason, despite my fascination with sharks, I've never really tuned into Shark Week. It's kinda like all the other holidays that you see bloggers celebrating online... I just don't realize that it's happening until it's too late. I even missed last year's celebration despite it being hosted by my boy, Craig Ferguson!
Last night, my buddy, Eric, and I went to the Aragon Ballroom to see five of our favorite guys jam on stage. And, lemme tell ya, Wayne, Michael, Steven, Kliph, and Derek – better known as The Flaming Lips – tore it up.
I love all types of music. I can find something positive in just about anything from heavy metal to pop to tween music to rap to country to soul. I like bits and pieces of everything and I find it very hard to use the word "hate" when it comes to music.
It's not often that Katie and I get to see a movie in the middle of the week. While I work regular 8-5 hours, Katie is in retail and her hours are all over the place. Plus we work in completely opposite directions of each other and the only theater right in between us is a slightly pricier one that we'd rather not pay for during prime evening hours.
I found out a few weeks ago from a fellow Tweep named @amysphere about a benefit concert that the NIFB is hosting featuring a bunch of local bands who also happen to be Twitter users. Among them are Amy's husband @cystsfts, @humbugrog, and @misterhanke.
As I Tweeted last week, we took Katie's car into the shop to have some work done on the brakes. Turns out work was needed on both the front and rear brakes as one set was so badly shredded (the rear) that they weren't working at all and all stopping force was transferred to the front brakes and they were worn to nothing as a result.