Archives for the month of: November, 2005

first of all, i would like to direct everyone’s attention to the worst album covers over on pitchfork. jon sent me the link today and it’s been entertaining aaron, antonio and i all afternoon. the captions are the best part, reminding me of the do’s and don’ts from vice.

also, a sad little observation: somehow tuesday has become my favorite night of the week. and why? not because of half-price movies or half-price pizza (which doesn’t exist at o’famé anymore anyway), but because it’s my favorite night of tv. T. V. admittedly, i have always been a tv fanatic and usually have a whole roster of shows to watch each night, but somehow tuesday night tv is the only night of shows that gets watched live (gasp!) or only stays on the tivo for 18 hours, max.

despite all past failings (all of those prematurely-cancelled shows. sigh. moment of silence for ‘firefly’ and ‘profit’ and ‘strange luck’ and ‘space: above and beyond’ and ‘the inside’, etc etc), fox has managed to snag my two favorite shows for this year – ‘house’ and ‘bones’. ‘house’ stars hugh laurie as a particularly crotchety misanthrope who will go as far as necessary to prove a point and ‘bones’ stars emily deschanel as a forensic anthropologist (one of my many toyed-with ideas for a profession) and david boreanaz as an fbi agent (also once my chief aspiration). if only fox had ‘numbers’ (two hot jewish brothers, one an fbi agent, one a genius mathematician – basically an entire family of the hottest things i can think of), then i would have to go ahead and offer up my soul.

i’m seeing ‘harry potter and the goblet of fire’ this thursday night at 12:01 with a big group. the girls will be all a-twitter over daniel radcliffe and the ruskie who plays ‘viktor krum’ while lamenting the absence of the graduated ‘oliver wood’ and the boys will be all over emma watson and maybe the chick who plays harry potter’s girlfriend (i haven’t seen her yet). both groups’ obsessions will freak out and disgust the opposing gender/sexual-preference group while at the same time, each group will have no idea what is wrong with their own brand of barely (if-at-all) legal lust. fun times ahead.


i’m only about halfway through the california photos, but you can see LA through the arrival in SF in my flickr set. still to come: the musée mechanique, monterey bay aquarium and alcatraz.

upon sending me this link:

eric: can i rent that place out for parties?

* geez, if you don’t know the backstory behind that…uh…well it all started with dan and this theory about john woo and his long-suffering assistant…see woo doesn’t actually do any work, his assistant does it all but never gets the credit. everyone’s on set and the 1st ad or whoever is all, “hey, where’s woo?” cut to the inside of a strip club where john woo is sitting there watching the girls and exclaiming in a really high voice, “boobies for woo! woobies for woo!” …i guess you had to be there. and hear it in dan’s voice.

stop looking at me like that.

i set my conscience at ease and finally buckled down and ordered a bunch of albums that i’ve been listening to and loving for months, if not years. better late than never, yeah?

also, i changed my desktop image to a character wallpaper from the very good adventures of yam roll in happy kingdom!, and every time i hide a window, i mentally jump in shock, surprised to see a little green dude with a crown staring at me.

desktop screenshot

last year i pointed hyperbolation readers to an article about light transmitting concrete. today i was looking at luxist and saw a little blurb about the new litracon lamp. pretty cool! now where is that $600 i had laying around…

photos from cali are trickling in.