Archive for December, 2006

Donde Esta Dieguito?

Friday, December 29th, 2006

Feliz cumpleanos to Diego Luna! Alas, poor Diego has temporarily (I hope) fallen under the radar. Of the last two movies he made, one was in Spanish (= will never come to my town), and the other one was an independent art flick (= will never find a distributor and/or never come to my town.) […]

A Bright and Cozy Yule

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

From us to you! Happy Holiday all. Blogging will be hit-or-miss next week, but I’ll definitely talk to ya again after the New Year. Take care!

Hanes His Way

Wednesday, December 20th, 2006

I Netflixed the great film noir Criss Cross the other day. I’ve seen it many times before, but since I had the dvd on hand this time I decided to make a screen cap to share with you what, IMO, is one of the best single frames in moviedom. I can never remember the plot […]

Point. Belabored.

Tuesday, December 19th, 2006

Not that anyone cares, but I do so love to belabor a point. Remember last week’s maudlin post about old sexy James Hetfield, vikings, and stuff like that? Check this out; a side-by-side comparison. To the left, Hetfield. To the right, design for Lego’s new VIKINGS line of toys! Separated at birth, no?? See? I […]

Despair

Monday, December 18th, 2006

Oh just yuck. Yes, this is one of those annual boring “bitch about the weather in Pittsburgh” posts.  Gawd.  It’s been 60 all week.  Now it’s 60 and drizzling.  Do you know how UGLY Xmas decorations look when it’s 60 and drizzling?  There are no words for how ugly that is.  All my holiday motivation […]

I Love the 80′s Drive-By Hotting: Elegiac Edition

Thursday, December 14th, 2006

Harken ye back to those fleeting golden days circa 1988 to the early 90′s when, yea, James Hetfield was like unto a god. Remember that? It was the era of And Justice For All.. then followed up by “the black album“, and Metallica was everywhere you looked. They’d just started putting out videos, then there […]

The Daily Food Discovery

Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

Smores made with a dollop of Nutella in place of a chunk of cheap chocolate are oohhh sooo fabulous!

The Board will now come to order…

Tuesday, December 12th, 2006

Because The Chairman is IN THA HOUSE!! Happy Birthday, Frankie! Though if I had been around back then and had the good fortune to run into Frank & Ava at Delmonico’s or the Brown Derby, I would have wanted to stab Frank with a broken-off gin bottle for having the audacity to lay his grubby […]

The Xmess List

Monday, December 11th, 2006

We all have one. Oh, I’m not talking about what consumer goods you just can’t live without. I’m talking about the other Christmas list…the list of Christmas songs that you’ve grown to hate. The songs that, when you hear them, your blood pressure starts to spike. Your fight-or-flight response kicks in, and if you can’t […]

Mojo Nixon was so right

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

When he said, “Elvis is everywhere! He’s in everything! …He’s in your cheeseburgers! …He’s in Nutty Buddys!” And now, apparently, He shall be in your Reeses’ Cups. Hershey to Honor Elvis With Banana Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Tuesday, December 05, 2006 By Andy Geller Love me slender: Candy fans are all shook up over plans […]

To all the Whos down in Whoville

Wednesday, December 6th, 2006

Your Christmas is Most Like: How the Grinch Stole Christmas You can’t really get into the Christmas spirit…But it usually gets to you by the end of the holiday. What Movie Is Your Christmas Most Like?

It’s French! Why do you think it has this outrageous spelling?!

Tuesday, December 5th, 2006

Mmmkay, I’m really tired of going past cinemas whose marquees read, “Casino Royal.” Royale! RoyalE!! Not royil….ROY-AL!!! Cripes, doesn’t anybody remember goddamn Pulp Fiction? And they all have the poster hanging in their lobbies. You think maybe someone might, oh, I dunno, glance at it sometime and notice that ROYALE is spelled wrong??

Gack

Monday, December 4th, 2006

What a very busy weekend. Saturday, went to pick out a Yule tree in the morning, then spent all day decorating.  I like decorating for Yule, but it does get damn tiring after like 8 hours.  But everything looks good, and we were surprised that we found a tree that fits nicely in our wee […]