george clooney debates zombies– one of my roommate’s students, when trying to describe the plot of from dusk til dawn. she unknowingly stumbled onto what may be the best movie pitch that will never be made.
cnn uses back to back footage of sarah palin and tina fey’s snl sarah palin. they dont even have to write a script for the sketch. via (todaysbigthing), (talkingpointsmemo)
the kooks - kids (mgmt cover). this is the balls.
you know, lately ive really been feeling the loss of tim russert. he would not have let this shit fly.
i talk, or more accurately, ask questions for a living. right now, im teaching english in south korea; a job that requires little to no training or expertise outside of the ability to carry a conversation moderately well. the goal of these conversations is generally to keep the student talking as much as possible so that i can catch and correct casual grammar and usage errors along the way....
Henry chronicles our own personal golden calf →
my old roommate henry tells the tale of our golden tv. it might be the only place where you find predator quotes next to fitzgerald excerpts.
my friend laila told me yesterday that they were having open auditions for beverly hills ninja II yesterday in seoul. and i missed it! it got even worse when i found out that the man filling chris farley’s very particularly sized shoes is none other than michael knight himself - david hasselhoff. haruuuuuu!!!!
Early 20th Century English occultist
gunslingingbird: Hey pals, I’m planning on dressing up as an Early 20th Century English occultist for halloween. Does anyone know where I can get a triangular hat with an illuminati symbol on the front? I’ve got white shirt, black tie, possible a vest, a pocketwatch, slacks, a ceremonial robe (w/hood), wingtips, and a copy of the Book of Thoth on my shopping list. What other sorts of...
to me and henrys old roommate marcos cintron on his engagement. and anita, that afro phase he went through was probably my fault, so sorry about that.
i have 2 projects in the pipeline that i think have some real potential. they are: 1. a reality show that follows around british actor and eternal second fiddle to hugh grant, colin firth. with his patented disarming charm, he bumblingly shows the audience wonders such as his apartment, and maybe that one indian restaurant where he totally ate with julia roberts that one time. the title - planet...
Robert Reich lays out some energy crisis info →
former clinton secretary of labor robert reich lays out some q and a on the energy crisis. its very quick and informative
just when i get to thinking that i have a degree, a decent job, a little bit of intelligence, and maybe a slight handle on this whole maturity thing, i read a bbc online news story about north korea and laugh out loud to myself at the word ‘taepodong’. illusion shattered.
BBC News - In Pictures: Coney Island Closure →
astroland has been closed! fortunately i got to make the trip last fall when i was interning in new york, but its still sad that this place is no more. i say that now because my broken ribs from the cyclone have long since healed.
after having spent a few weeks here, i think ive had a fair sampling of korean food and on the whole, i have to say its incredible and very reasonably priced. theyre a very bacon-heavy culture, as evident by the universal bonding experience that is sam gyup sal (a group of often sweaty people huddle around a table, the centerpiece of which is a gas powered grill. you fry bacon, garlic, onion, gkim...
these crazy cold stone street promo guys were camped out on the block where i work (called the piano street for obvious reasons). at one point, the beauty supply place next to the cold stone gave them a bunch of coupons, which they robotically examined for a while then started handing out to passing customers. you cant say theyre not dedicated to the craft.
a mispronunciation of scintilating by a korean english-language student which was coopted by a group of snarky english teachers (otherwise known as me and my coworkers). when trying to explain the joke to some of the native korean teachers, chris ( a generously proportioned hilarious australian korean guy) self applied this word and like a light bulb, no more explanation was needed. as chris...
check it yos, new sound of animals fighting record is up for streaming on their mehspaces.
i wonder if they can change color in my stomach
im pretty sure that lindsay, meg, and winona are the only ones reading this who will care (or at least understand why im posting this) but i had cuttlefish for dinner tonight. and it was fucking delicious.