Archive for September, 2007

Alejandro Jodorowsky, “Chocolate Rain” parodies, U.S. Open

On the heels of my Inland Empire watching and rewatching, I’ve spent a lot of time with Alejandro Jodorowsky’s films lately. I bought the The Films of Alejandro Jodorowsky DVD (released earlier this year), which includes his four earliest movies: La Cravate (1957), Fando y Lis (1968), El Topo (1970), and The Holy Mountain [...]

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California rolls, cat battles, 300 revisited

I think this will be a short post in celebration of the weekend finally arriving. This was the longest four-day workweek ever.
Sometimes there’s just no better lunch on a Friday afternoon than brown rice California rolls, with wasabi and pickled ginger (one of the few “pickled” items I enjoy). A delicious treat every now [...]

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New fish and Novak Djokovic

Following the recent death of the last fish (Jezebel the alarmingly aggressive goldfish) from my original 2003 fish tank setup, I cleaned out the aquarium and started over this weekend.
But, before I get to my new fish, I want to mention the U.S. Open 2007 men’s final. This was the first match I’ve watched [...]

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Swimming cats, The Animation Show, Firefox extensions

What have I spent time watching online this week?
Swimming cats
This week a friend and I watched way too many YouTube videos centered on a “swimming cats” theme, which were followed by even more “devil cat” and “attack cat” videos. I don’t remember how it all started, but here are a few YouTube selections from [...]

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Marc Ecko and Barry Bonds’ ball, O.J. Simpson setup?

Marc Ecko is at it again! The AP reports that on Saturday, fashion designer and philanthropist Marc Ecko purchased Barry Bonds’ record-breaking home-run ball for $752,467. And he immediately launched a voting website “to democratize the debate over what to do with” the 756 ball. Should the ball be given directly to Cooperstown, should [...]

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2007 Blogger Boobie-Thon for breast cancer

So, you may remember that October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but do you know about the annual Blogger Boobie-Thon for breast cancer? I just learned about it last week. It’s a website organized to gain donations for breast cancer research, through nudity (which, as we all know, is a consistently successful fundraising [...]

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Marié Digby and “popcorn music”

I kind of dig this girl, Marié Digby (pun unintended), who recently announced she had been signed to Hollywood Records after being “discovered” on YouTube only a few months ago. Check out her acoustic covers of Rihanna’s “Umbrella” and Nelly Furtado’s “All Good Things (Come to an End).” Only two months after originally posting [...]

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Amazon MP3 Beta launched, iTunes still annoying

I am very excited about Amazon MP3 Beta (minus the consumer profiling it inescapably contains). I hope it enables me to be done with iTunes Music Store, soon. Now that Apple’s iTunes has paved the way, it’s about time a major player forced changes to the way digital music is sold. Apple finally has [...]

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