Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Picture

Monday, June 12, 2006

Thursday, July 14, 2005

NEW LOCATION

THIS SITE HAS MOVED TO: grandopening-grandclosing.blogspot.com

emmys. . .obviously



congratulations to the office special for getting emmy nominations for best made for television movie and best writing, miniseries or movie.

Wednesday, July 13, 2005

"She's Not Gonna Wear Shoes..."

Shutterbugs futher proves that Aziz is a fucking bonafide genius. *Warning, the file is 15 megs.

Why "All These Things That I've Done" by The Killers and The Lost World: Jurassic Park Are Good

It’s summer, which is the perfect time to mention to all you kids with discerning taste that The Lost World: Jurassic Park and “All These Thing’s That I’ve Done” by The Killers are both good. And they’re the same kind of good. They’re kind of good where everyone’s too high and mighty to like them. “The Killers?” your friend is likely to say with a sour expression, “They’re bullshit. They’re the kind of bullshit that’s been market researched up and down and all around and spoon-fed to suburban kids who don’t know any better.” Alright. Maybe it’s true. Maybe it is true that The Man knew a good thing when he heard it and made sure that shit was on the OC soundtrack volume whatever. Fine. It’s true. But it doesn’t make it bad. It makes you a snob if you haven’t given it a shot.

And while we’re at it let’s get to The Lost World: Jurassic Park. Admittedly this is not exactly a good movie, but that's missing the point. Of course it’s not a good movie. It’s about dinosaurs running amok – AGAIN. And of course it made a lot of money and of course it’s silly as fuck and of course you’re too good for it. Well, get over it. You’re missing out.

You did see The Lost World, I know you saw it back when it came out, and as you might remember, there’s a part where the tyrannosaurus escapes and runs loose in San Diego. It makes its way from the dock to the city by bursting through a sign that says something about US customs not allowing fruits, vegetables or animals across the boarder. This might be one of the trashiest moments I’ve seen in quite some time. No good movie should have something like that in it! But that’s why it’s actually good. See, there’s also a long action sequenced in which a pair of tyrannosaurs push the researchers’ vehicle halfway over a cliff. The vehicle teeters on the edge for upwards of five minutes. People fall and catch themselves an amazing number of times. Ridiculous. Spielberg can keep Schindler’s List and The Color Purple. He’s at his best when he puts aside his concerns about making an important movie and makes something as throwaway as The Lost World: Jurassic Park.

And, as I mentioned before, you and your fancy taste have also kept you from listening to The Killers. You’ve been busy listening to all the good music you can handle. I for one know that I have. But here’s the thing. In “All These Things That I’ve Done” Brandon Flowers, the lead singer, has such lyrics in store for you as, “I got soul/ but I’m not a soldier.” What the hell is that supposed to mean? I’ll tell you what it means. Nothing. Who cares what it means? It’s a great lyric. It’s so good. Think about it. Two things that sound the same, but make no sense when put together. Brilliant! Put you inhibitions aside, because the whole song is great. It starts slow. Then drums break in just after the 30-second mark. It picks up speed and Mr. Flowers belts out some nonsense about “doncha put me on the backburner.” Meanwhile the rest of the band steals their sound so ruthlessly that everyone from Television to The Strokes ought to feel taken advantage of. Amazing.

The Killers and The Lost World: Jurassic Park are what they are. Which is a good thing. Not to say good stuff isn’t good stuff too, but it’s only better if you allow yourself to appreciate this kind of thing too. So get over it. Or else I might have to bring Kelly Clarkson into this.

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I Could Dance All Night



Somewhere between Jeff Mangum and Simon Finn...

Alec Ounsworth solo demo: Wings of Stone

What you should be listening to: In This Home On Ice

(Keegan, take notice of pic above, and be prepared.)

M.I.A. -> Apple Certified

Don't we just love her? We are not alone!
(via stereogum.com)

Tuesday, July 12, 2005

longwave



check out the first single from the new longwave album. brendan likes it quite a bit.

there's a fire

Mixed News

Bad news: Robert Altman looks really old is stricken to some sort of wheelchair.

Good news: He's totally groping Lindsay Lohan.

Monday, July 11, 2005

dios

Sunday, July 10, 2005

Bucky Done Gone


There is a new video for Bucky Done Gone up at the XL site. I must say, M.I.A. is still unbelievable, even though the live thing dissapointed. This video is outstanding for numerous reasons, the first being the hype girl freaking the fence like she's in some Marky Mark video, the second being M.I.A. being ridiculously hot, and the third being that this video completes a trifecta of kinda crap/kinda great videos.

Anonmymous Lawyer

This blog Anonymous Lawyer is written by some cock, but he's kind of hilarious.

One of my favorite things to do is impose artficial deadlines on projects when I assign them to associates. Not only does it get the work done faster, but it reinforces the power hierarchy. I control your time, and whether I'm going to be kind about it or capricious is entirely up to me, and there's nothing you can do about it.

There's little better than the feeling I get when I track down an associate on Friday afternoon at 4:55 and throw a stack of paper at her, explaining the work has to be on my desk by Monday morning at the latest, and then on Monday, when she drops it off, thanking her and telling her you'll get back to her later in the week sometime, when you have a chance to read it.

Wasn't it urgent? Eh, everything's urgent and nothing's urgent. The magic is that the partners are the only ones who ever really know.

I mean, it's ugly, no fugly


Go Fug Yourself has an entire profile dedicated to the ugly shit Jessica Simpson wears. Outstanding. Also, you gotta get a loud of Chloe Sevigny.

Overheard New York

It gets better

Even funnier, THIS AGENCY, specializes in booking Real World/Road Rules related cast members. Ridiculous. Next time Aaron Katz has a birthday, I want to book the entire Real World Paris cast to come and party it up, then Lionel Ritchies nephew or whatever can get really drunk and start fights. Perfick!

I mean, are you kidding me?


I mean, can we be totally honest. Mallory from Real World Paris is ridiculously hot. Now she's some model in NY, but that's beside the point, she dated Ace. Which is outstanding and boggles the mind. Way to go Ace. There's some proof that alcoholic tendencies and a trunk full of funny hats can totally get you layed.

Mitch For This Evening

SUNDAY EVENING



"The depressing thing about tennis is that no matter how much I play, I'll never be as good a a wall. I played a wall once. They're relentless."

"I don't own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get a hold of me they just say "Mitch," and I say "What?" and turn my head slightly."

"I got into an argument with a girlfriend inside of a tent. That's a bad place for an argument, because I tried to walk out and slam the flap. How are you supposed to express your anger in this situation? Zipper it up real quick? 'Fuck You' ZIP!"