Sunday, May 31, 2009

It does doesnt it?

This is 48 seconds that will not have been wasted.

Friday, May 29, 2009

A day at work...

This pretty much sums it up.

Better watch yo back alphabet!

The first 15 seconds or so of this video I was wondering why I was watching it. Then it happened.

I cant really explain it with what we call words, so youll have to watch for yourselves.

(consider this your 'ehh....theres a bit of language' warning)

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

...and what a trek it was.

I did it.

I really never thought I would. I had some moments leading up to it where I told myself I was crazy, but I did it and I only have one thing to say:


If youve even so much as seen a single episode of the old show (of which Ive seen many) youll pick up little things in the film that were common occurences in the show. Like the 'expendable' person that always wore red. All the characters lines are there, Scotty, of course, being the most fantastic. Speaking of, the people they cast in the rolls fit perfectly. I can now say I dont hate Mr. Bad-guy-in-heroes that played Spock as much as I used to. I still think hes rather hideous though, sorry ladies(?) Im mostly just referring to Simon Pegg, because everything he touches is comedy gold. I thought his australian accent in our favorite zombie video was good, then I heard his scottish accent and developed quite a large man-crush.

I just dont think I can recommend this movie highly enough. If I had a complaint it would be the story, as it was a bit hard to follow and moved a little quick in my opinion. The action is awesome, the dialogue is awesome, the action is awesome, Scotty is awesome, the action is awesome. Need I say more?

I bet youll like it, and yes, you really can take me up on that bet.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

New Iron and Wine?! Since when?!?!

Well since today, apparently.

I just happened to the browsing the ol' iTunes a few minutes ago and stumbled across this little jewel. I spotted a few covers right away which, in my mind, is always a good thing. "Such Great Heights" by your friends and mine in The Postal Service was the obvious one mostly because its amazing. The less obvious one was "Love Vigilantes" by New Order (an 80s band of all things) and its pretty fantastic. Im becoming more and more convinced that Sam Beam can do no wrong. Strange, because Im becoming convinced that a lot of my favorite bands are in the '_________ can do no wrong' category which leads me to believe I like some good bands.

Anyway, I highly recommend you all get this album (its $9.99 on iTunes and has 24 songs...24!!!), or you could be a jerk and steal it (not saying I havent stolen my fair share ;) ).

And Ill leave you with this:

Saturday, May 16, 2009

This is the real stuff...

I dont care what type of music you listen to...

I dont care who your favorite 'artist' is...

I dont care if you dont like the blues...

This, THIS, is as good as it gets.

Son House is the king.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

It's good music!

Over the past several weeks...I take that back.
Over the past several months I have been doing a bit of a study at work...I take that back.
Over the past several months I have been conducting a bit of an experiment at work. (thats got it)

There is a radio station here locally, 91.9, which I listen to frequently. I would go as far as to say 50% of the time. The other 50% being inhabited by our friends on WHAS.

(Id like to address that for a minute by the way.) When did I start listening to AM radio? AM radio is for old people that wake up at 7 am and listen to gardening shows! When did I stray in to that demographic?! but thats neither here nor there...

The first 50% of my radio listening is dominated by our friends at 91.9. The 'radio' I listen to at work isnt a part of this pie chart. As seen below:

As the graph clearly shows (because all data presented in graph form is clear and concise) I dont actually listen to the radio while at work. All of that, however, has started to change. Its gotten to the point that I can no longer simply drown out the sound of Pink telling me shes going to start a fight, or Jason Mraz telling me Im his. Ive had to throw the gauntlet down. So a few months ago I started changing the radio station to 91.9 from time to time. At first it didnt go over so well. "What is this crap we're listening to?!" "Who changed the station?!" As time has gone on, the objections seem to have died down a bit. I say a bit, but I really mean not much at all. It always comes from the same people too.

The middle-aged mom who loves country music.
The 20-something girl that enjoys her rap.
The older egyptian man who loves Kelly Clarkson.

I would say I dont understand how people can be so blindly opposed to different types of music, but Im blindly opposed to certain types of music. Im looking at you country.

This will be an ongoing experiment to be sure. Ive chipped away at the stubbornness of a few of my co-workers, and Im banking on the fact that more will follow suit. Ill keep you all updated (eventually).

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Holy crap zombies!!

First, read the news story here.

With all the panic about the swine flu (which is nothing more than THE flu) they have to add one more layer of worry and hysteria. As if people dying from the disease wasnt enough, now theyre coming back as freaking zombies and attacking people!

If you havent figured it out by now, yes, the story is a fake. There are no people turning into zombies and attacking their parents. I do think though, that this is one of the better hoaxes in a while. The fact that the website IS the BBC website is just brilliant. Kudos to whoever came up with this one.

...zombies. This makes me want to go watch 28 Days Later (which I recommend by the way) or maybe Shaun of the Dead. I guess it depends on whether I want gore and scary or gore and funny (respectively).