Archive for July, 2004
I’m sure by now you know: The Simpsons will feature an episode wherein one of the characters outs his or her self as being gay. Who’d ya think it’s gonna be? My bet’s on Mr. Burns. Smithers&lŴ;/a> is way too obvious, Marge’s sisters are simply asexual anyway, Moe‘s a frustrated butt pincher, Barney is, well, turned on by beer. Your thoughts? Could it be one of the Flanders? Krusty?
Aah the Brits: “Public safety is the Government’s number
one ten priority (the top three are reelection, kissing George Bush’s arse, and stopping Gordon Brown becoming PM). We must be prepared to deal with any emergency, whatever it is or wherever it comes from. And that includes zombie attacks! And zombie pirate attacks! And killer robots! And both at the same time! Are YOU ready?“
Hope everyone’s having a great vacation and doesn’t have to go to work at 30 C temperatures? Good. Oh good. Sp-len-did. Many of you wrote in to ask about Part Two, well here it is. Have fun. You lucky bastards.
Well worth a bookmark: the complete “A Bit Of Fry & Laurie” scripts. A typical F&L conversation:
–Stephen: Progress isn’t a dirty word, you know. Arse is a dirty word, and so, to some extent, is labia. Learn that, Bamford, learn and obey.
–Hugh: Yes, sir. I will.
–Stephen: But progress is the towel that rubs us dry. Each soft cotton flick of progress can penetrate the darkest, dampest corners of our mired and filthy selves, and polish us clean.
–Hugh: I didn’t know that, sir.
–Stephen: Well Bamford, now you do, now you do. Good. Oh good. First class. Fine. Splendid. Sp-len-did. Excellent. Eccelente.
More Fry & Laurie at the complete Blackadder scripts.
Top Five Rock Critic Cliches. Some good ones: “pandering to the eclectic”, “elliptical”, “Dylanesque/Beatlesque/Springsteenian”, “overuse of the x-meets-y device to describe the hybridity of the music at hand”.
Yet another fz potted
history. But for me at least, there’s still more to learn. – ‘To signify the shift in the band’s musical direction, they changed their name to Captain Glasspack and the Magic Mufflers. It didn’t help.’
To all those that tell me I have terrible short-term memory (you know who you are): I finally have a plausible excuse.
I always figured there was more to Steely Dan lyrics than meets the –uh– ear. The Steely Dan Dictionary to the rescue. “Crimson Tide” (from Deacon Blues): “The nickname for the University of Alabama’s sporting teams (particularly American football), so called because of their distinctive dark red jerseys.”
A refreshing merry little ditty for the whole family to enjoy: Keep Your Jesus Off My Penis! (belated thanks to Tommi)
“Don’t miss your chance to spend a week cruising the caribbean featuring 3 of rock’s biggest artists, Journey, REO Speedwagon & Styx!” It’s masochism, Jim, but not as we know it.