Monday, July 26, 2010

Love that Shan Yu

"Live with a man 40 years. Share his house, his meals. Speak on every subject. Then tie him up, and hold him over the volcano's edge. And on that day, you will finally meet the man."

quote by Shepherd Derrial Book on "Firefly" 

I may have to rethink Christmas in July




Friday, July 23, 2010

Alvin Greene for Senator!

The new Alvin Greene video is, simply put, sublime.  Words can barely describe.

Greene won the Democratic U.S. Senate primary as a virtual unknown in South Carolina, prompting calls that his campaign was fake etc.  Since then he's become a fascination by the Media, which led the video below.  For the record, Greene did not make the video (which kinda makes fun of him in a good-natured way), but according to his Twitter page, he approves. (Note: the NY Times thought it was made by Greene, but unlike the sheep, I do not consider them the paper of record and do not trust their sourcing.)

Regardless of who made it, the video rocks like no political ad you've ever seen.  Funny, painful, funky, true.  Even bizarre.  I have found the lyrics, which I present below with the video for you to enjoy:

When I say “Alvin,” you say “Greene.”
Alvin! Greene! Alvin! Greene!
When I say “Alvin,” you say “Greene.”
Alvin Greene for Senator!

Listen up everybody, ’cause I’m here to say
If you’re tired of the government you have today
And you wanna big change in a major way
Then vote Alvin Greene on Election Day!

Jobs! Education! Justice, too!
My man Al knows what’s best for you
So come together party people, both red and blue
And don’t believe the rumors that are just not true.

Well, Greene’s a new face in politics,
And he don’t show porno to college chicks.
But he’s got some ideas that’ll fix the state,
So open up your minds and stop the hate.

Time to dig down deep in your wallet or purse.
It can only get better and it can’t get worse.
Shake up DC, sat in the church,
And put me, you and Alvin Greene back to work!

Well, let’s talk about the issues one time -
Makin’ sure the punishment fits the crime!
And if you don’t think that’s cool enough -
He’s gonna give lots of money to the schools and stuff!

Real family values those are rad –
He loves family and lives with his mom and dad!
November’s coming, it’s time to choose -
And Jim DeMint should be ready to lose!

Alvin Greene, is on the scene.
Gotta get out and vote, if you know what I mean.
Alvin Greene is the one for you.
He knows how you feel ’cause he’s unemployed, too.

Alvin Greene is the natural choice.
Don’t listen to the folks that make fun of his voice.
Alvin Greene, his campaign’s legit,
And you know this great nation will benefit!

When I say “Alvin,” you say “Greene.”
Alvin! Greene! Alvin! Greene!
When I say “Alvin,” you say “Greene.”
Alvin Greene for Senator!

When I say “Alvin,” you say “Greene.”
Alvin! Greene! Alvin! Greene!
When I say “Alvin,” you say “Greene.”
Alvin Greene for Senator!

I never thought I'd say this, but....


Walled In

"I would think that if a man suffered the terrible fate of being murdered and cemented into the walls of a building, his wife would take it upon herself not to raise their son for his entire life in that building. But that's me."

-Michael DeZubiria, in a hilarious user-review on IMDB for the Horror/Thriller WALLED IN, starring Mischa Barton.

And because one poster of this sure-to-be-awesome-but-not-in-a-good-way movie is not enough, I give you: 

Friday, July 16, 2010

What Took You So Long?

"There is surely a word—in German, most likely—that means the state of active non-accomplishment. Not just the failure to reach a specific goal, but ongoing, daily failure with no end in sight. Stunted ambition. Disappointed potential. Frustrated and sad and lonely and hopeless and sick to death of one's self."

-Susanna Daniel, in a article called: "What Took You So Long?  The quiet hell of 10 years of novel writing." You can read the article here.

I posted the quote because I totally understand the sentiment.