Thursday, January 31, 2008

Dear Girl at Fat Larry's,

Where were you last night? I went to buy your burgers and you weren't there. I couldn't sleep last night thinking you were sick or or or dead. Dead on the side of the road somewhere.


Tell me you're okay.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Dear Girl at Fat Larry's,

I want to take you to the beach.
I'd like to make a castle for us.

Dear Girl at Fat Larry's,

You're such a mystery to me. What kind of music do you like? Whose clothes do you wear? My friend was telling me yesterday that people think I'm mysterious, but I think that's just because I come off as gay.

I'm not gay.


Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Dear Girl at Fat Larry's,

We're having Poker Night tonight! I wanted to invite you but it's sort of a 'just-the-guys' thing, ha. Besides, I don't think I'm ready for you to meet my friends. I want us to get to know each other on our own first. Anyway, I think I'm going to buy a burger from you tomorrow. See you soon!

Monday, January 28, 2008

Dear Girl at Fat Larry's,

What is your name? Is it Karen? Or Rebecca? Maybe it's something cool like Layne. Or a boy's name, like Sam (short for Samantha). Anyway, I'll keep thinking.

Dear Girl at Fat Larry's,

I am in class right now, but I am thinking of you. What are you doing? I bet you're off work by now. Do you have any hobbies? I bet you do. That's what I like about you. Anyway, I'll see you later (I hope).

The next time my dad calls,

I'm going to try calling him 'Pop Pop.'

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Julia Stiles comments on the death of Heath Ledger

I hate the way you talk to me, and the way you cut your hair. I hate the way you drive my car. I hate it when you stare. I hate your big dumb combat boots, and the way you read my mind. I hate you so much it makes me sick; it even makes me rhyme. I hate it, I hate the way you're always right. I hate it when you lie. I hate it when you make me laugh, even worse when you make me cry. I hate it when you're not around, and the fact that you didn't call. But mostly I hate the way I don't hate you. Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all.

- LG/yet even more stolen content.

I used to want to change the world.

Now I just want to leave the room with a little dignity.

- Lotus Weinstock

The Reasons I Love Comics: In Summary

Michael P. Flannery, Chief Architect

When we lived in a trailer, we could leave our toys out, jump on the beds, and pick at the holes in the screen.

When we moved into our new house, we had to put a cover on the couch.

I only really miss the trailer.

Basically, this is just a big fuck you to whoever took down our fort.

Monday, January 21, 2008

"Shut up,"

he explained.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

god loves his children.

country boys - 7.5/10. pbs frontline documentary about two alternative school kids from rural kentucky. cody's only interesting in that he's into metal and jesus. chris, however, is full of anger and excuses and is clearly a smart kid who has no one to support him. he's the prototypical poor kid who only has very small goals but can't even seem to get to them without getting overwhelmed and giving up entirely. his is the story worth watching.

I have a competition in me. I want no one else to succeed.

There Will Be Blood - 7/10. I enjoyed it. I gained nothing from it.

Bully - 5/10. I don't like movies with unlikeable characters. It is a weakness.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008



Thursday, January 17, 2008


paprika - 5.5/10. anime about hijacking dreams, blurring line between reality and fantasy, etc, etc. recommended to this guy by this girl. that's about right. some interesting ideas floating around, but that's all they really do. tended to over-complicate things, but that just may be me being dumb. i could like it more with another watch but, yeah, i'm not really going to do that.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Phil Anselmo's Pain

Burns In The Heart Of My Little Brother

- Charles Bronson

Monday, January 14, 2008

Try the priest.

juno - 6.5. it was better than i hoped it would be. i want to defend it, because the story has a human side to it, it's just buried beneath a main character who you have no affection for. all of the supporting characters are fun and, surprisingly, human, even and especially michael cera, who doesn't have to put on any tics in order to be interesting. its unfortunate that the movie had to try to be a comedy.

down by law - 6.5/10. again, not a bad movie. there's a lot i like, the inability for two people to realize that they can be friends even though they lose the link that made them friends in the first place, it's just that it has this college play feel to the story and acting. good god, the acting.

sweeney todd - 8/10. yo, this was some serious shit, all right?

Sunday, January 13, 2008

such bad things to such good people.

gone baby gone - 8.5/10. mystic river is an easy, and appropriate, comparison, but i'd put it along the lines of something like the constant gardener. the best thing that comes out of this movie is that it shows how easy, how easy it is to do the wrong thing. there is a period in the movie where the argument to do the wrong thing is so strong that you start to believe it and the counter-argument so flimsy that you can't believe that it's under debate at all. for five minutes, you're on the bad guy's side. except the movie doesn't supply a bad guy, only a few people's idea of what is right vs. another's idea of what is right, which happens to be the law's definition of what is right, and is in the end about how you can live with yourself with the decisions you make. the music can get a little melodramatic and morgan freeman is a figurehead of a character, but it's an interesting subject matter and i'm probably jizzing over it so much because it's a subject matter i'm in to. it probably deserves a little lower rating but fuck it, watch it, all right.

rent - 1/10. a crew of shitty, artsy douches complain about their situation while doing nothing to fight it other than to sing jesus christ superstar b-sides with tinny, whiny, lame voices and blame everything on one of their defectors who no longer share their shitty, artsy, douche ideals, and all i can do is pray pray pray the building burns down.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Jesus Christ Bobby.

Many people genuinely do not wish to be saints, and it is probable that some who achieve or aspire to sainthood have never felt much temptation to be human beings.

- Orwell

I only talk about movies that fail me.

eagle vs. shark - 5.5/10. much of the cast come off as authentic and awkward and only slightly caricatured, and i can't look at the lead actress without wanting to take care of her for the rest of my life, but jemaine from flight of the conchords drags this shit down. he, more than anyone, is putting on an act, and it's unfortunate because, while the emotional weight of the story is on the girl, he carries the plot forward with gimmick after gimmick that only magnify the movie's flaws.

once - 7.5/10. it's precious. the songs are good, the chemistry is there, you want them to be together. it's not a love story in the same way 'my fair lady' isn't a love story. a lot of the songs remind me of the diana ross song from the end credits of 'land before time.'

Tuesday, January 8, 2008


I download movies like a motherfuck now that I've arbitrarily decided that it's not wrong.

let you be in heaven for thirty minutes

before the devil knows you're dead - 4/10. i have an intense dislike of this movie. it has got vague echoes of 'in the bedroom,' where one act tears a family apart, but where that movie was, uh, what is it? -- good, this one is shallow and predictable and everyone involved knows they're acting in a movie. further, it's boring.

i think the biggest hindrance to internet piracy is downloading movies with the audio out of sync. yo, that shit is fucked up.

They come at night.

But one must sleep some time.

- Solyaris

MATILDA told such Dreadful Lies,
It made one Gasp and Stretch one's Eyes.

atonement - 7.5/10. the first half when she's a child is pretty enthralling, but the second half hides flimsy melodrama behind long, drawn-out scenes that add little, with an older actress who can't seem to carry her weight, when the whole movie is about her carrying around the weight of a lie. it brings it back at the end.

the ten - 7/10. the guys from the state. ten segments telling stories based off of the ten commandments. that's just a gimmick which holds a bunch of sketches together, but it helps that most of them are pretty hilarious.

solyaris - 8/10. a 3-hour russian science fiction epic about the nature of reality and what we choose to believe? i'm there! at once terrifying and sad.

Saturday, January 5, 2008

Little Hershey's Kissies.

Surely, God did not intend for us to know such pleasure.


my longjohns have a flap for the lower part of my butt,
I don't trust it enough to use it.