Tuesday, February 24, 2009

2000 and 8

Shane MacGowan and the Pogues

I watched If I Should Fall from Grace: The Shane MacGowan Story tonite and it made me all jazzed up to listen to some more Pogues. But I realized that all my Pogues music was on cassette! Never Fear! I downloaded "If I Should Fall From Grace with God" from iTunes and am now fully satiated.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Barney vs. Tupac

It looks like this has been around a while, but I just saw it for the first time. I found it via this website for old folks like us who don't catch all the hot memes: http://www.youshouldhaveseenthis.com/

Sunday, February 22, 2009


Since the Academy Awards are on tonight, I thought I'd weigh on on my vote for Best Picture of the year. We went and saw "Let The Right One In" for the second time last night. The Riverview Theater has been playing it at 11:30pm on weekends the last few weeks, and this movie was just as great the second time as the first. It's a hard thing to say, but I think I liked it better than either "Iron Man" or "The Dark Knight", which would be my runners up. What do you guys think?

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Dig it Jive-Talker! Its the Suicide Squad!

A Year of Cool Comic Book Moments over at CBR reached Day 48 today. And today's moment was supremely cool. Take a look'see over here:

Tell me you don't want to go read a bunch of old S.S. issues now. Well... I do anyway.

duluth misses me

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Amen to This Guy; A Defense of Grant Morrison

I don't know if you boys read any of Grant Morrison's epic summer blockbuster for DC, Final Crisis, but I thought it was AMAZING. As it finished and I had time to reflect, I think it might be one of my favorite comic runs of all time. Despite its flaws (and it did have flaws,) its hard to imagine another comic book that could match the level of quality, ambition, and poetry of this series. I should be specific - I bought some of the related cross-overs (and enjoyed them too) - but I'm really referring here to issues Final Crisis 1-7 and Superman Beyond 1&2 in my gushing praise. If you haven't read it, it's likely you missed the overwhelming backlash and vitriol ALL OVER the internet about this story and Grant Morrison himself (for the past eight months-or-so). That being said by way of introduction, I just have to give it up to Brandon Thomas at Newsarama for writing this:
That's all. Carry on. Cheerio.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Norm MacDonald Makes you Laugh Until Other-Worldly Sounds Come Shoting Out Yer Lungs (then Mouth)

Do yourself a favor and head on over to Vice, specifically here: http://vice.typepad.com/vice_magazine/2009/02/new-york---norm.html#more

Who doesn't love Norm MacDonald? Here you can read "NORM MACDONALD BEING RUDE ON TALK SHOWS: AN INTRODUCTION" and watch some more clips. Its worth it. I Promise.

If Life Exists

Monday, February 2, 2009

Thorns of Life (Live)

The fine lads over at Murmur.com posted a few clips of this Thorns of Life show from a couple days ago. Its the new band featuring Blake Schwarzenbach and Aaron Cometbus. The quality isn't too bad - they sound great. I might need to check these guys out a bit more if I'm feeling nostalgic for Jawbreaker.