i was ever mentioned in the LA Times…
the year was 2003
i was ever mentioned in the LA Times…
the year was 2003
and magical. and profitable
in notime the iPad has now sold 2 million units.
it hasnt even been out two months.
1.) what LA would look like without cars
2.) what Hollywood looked like the other day when bicyclists came to town en mass
today in Pittsburgh
normally id say that its a disgrace that a city could only draw that many on memorial day
but then i saw the spongebob pirate fan,
emphasizing the truth behind the theory of “quality, not quantity”
1Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test him with hard questions, having a very great retinue and camels bearing spices and very much gold and precious stones. And when she came to Solomon, she told him all that was on her mind. 2And Solomon answered all her questions. There was nothing hidden from Solomon that he could not explain to her. 3And when the queen of Sheba had seen the wisdom of Solomon, the house that he had built, 4the food of his table, the seating of his officials, and the attendance of his servants, and their clothing, his cupbearers, and their clothing, and his burnt offerings that he offered at the house of the LORD, there was no more breath in her.
5And she said to the king, “The report was true that I heard in my own land of your words and of your wisdom, 6but I did not believe the reports until I came and my own eyes had seen it. And behold, half the greatness of your wisdom was not told me; you surpass the report that I heard. 7Happy are your wives! Happy are these your servants, who continually stand before you and hear your wisdom!”
the women are happy, everyones sporting sweet threads, and the fact that Solomon had a deep spiritual relationship with God knocked her off her feet.
we know we shouldnt. we know its a trap.
anniston was so in love with pitt.
cub fans are so in love with wrigley.
fish are so intrigued by the worm on the hook.
LA is so beautiful it tricks you into believing that bad isnt so bad because look at that palm tree next to it.
check out that car.
i think the main reason i liked Prince of Persia was because i had no idea what it was about and zero expectations.
it was able to be judged all on its own.
the only thing i knew about it was that jake gylllenhall was in it. didnt know the director or that bruckhymer had anything to do with it.
i hadnt even played the video game it was based on.
but it was good. surprisingly good.
on its own.
it wont win any awards, it wont win the weekend box office,
indeed it will probably soon be forgotten and tucked away into disneys deep vaults.
hidden behind cute things
at the madhouse on madison
Vinny: will the blackhawks finish it off right and win the cup? or will the curse of Hossa keep them from the cup?
theres only one curse hanging over chicago. the blackhawks will play with their prey a tad but ultimately make mincemeat of the flyers. the hawks are too big, too fast, and too funky.
Gage: What was the first song that really made you feel something when you heard it?
even though zeppelin four was in my moms record collection next to are you experienced, it wasnt until i heard dirty deeds on the Loop 98 in chicago. it made me feel scared. and i loved it. its dynamic, evil, funny, ominous, but a perfect example of young young & scotts affinity for double entendres and wicked threats.
it cut through so much of the malarkey being shoved at us on top 40 radio
Mike: Who has a better chance of landing Oswalt/Lee the Dodgers or the Cubs?
the dodgers owner is going through a messy and expensive divorce. i dont expect a man who has suddenly lost half of his everythings to go on a shopping spree for a property that probably wont return the investment any time soon. the cubs however are sitting pretty.
Kurtis: If you had to cruise around the country to write the american novel, what would you drive?
theres only one vehicle i would consider for such an assignment:
’56 vette convertible. and look, theres one for just $44k
when she ghost writes your autobiography.
1) how many games will the celtics-lakers series go?
2) who is your favorite player on the celtics?
3) is “3” really the magic number?
5. laker sweep but one extra game for tv.
its hard to root against a guy named pierce, but nate robinson is the peoples choice
since im tony pierce the third, id have to say oui.
Keir: I’ll give you five:
1. If Wrigley tears down the lights will you abandon L.A.?
2. Which Canadian city should I visit first: Vancouver or Toronto?
3. Best/worst TV show made into a movie?
4. Best cover of a bad song? Worst cover of a great song?
5. Why is it so hard to write good short stories?
1. i left the midwest the day after my highschool graduation and have never moved out of cali. it would take something bigger than righting the wrongs of wrigley to make me leave paradise.
2. if you like an old school east coast metropolis, then TO is a very special version of one. if you like a modern west coast city strangely intertwined with nature, then BC. its hard to choose, its hard to lose.
3. best: Borat worst: Blues Brothers 2000
4. best: negativland “still havent found…” (warning – foul language by casey kasum”
worst better: faster pussycat “you’re so vain”
5. because people have forgotten that its roots are with narrative poetry, not novels. thus it is easier to expand from something condensed than it is to trim something bloated.
rodney: hey have you heard of this new surf band called The Zoggs? i think the drummer of Tsar is in it.
who didnt know coulter was also in The Zoggs? it was almost a month ago that the busblog clued you in. in fact, heres there new video thingamabob
patzaph: if you could go back in time with the schematics for one major invention when would you go back to and what would you ‘invent’?
AIDS has torn apart places like Africa and destroyed the lives of some of our most talented artists. id go back to whereever it was formed and isolate the virus and dispose of it in the proper manner.
urban hayseed: hey old friend – who will be the third now that the Howard Stern vacation death curse eerily continues… (Gary Coleman, Dennis Hopper, __________ ) ???
hola amigo! i think its times like these that make people like abe vigoda and artie lange driving extra cautiously.
so sad. so so sad