Monday, March 04, 2024
Greatest moment on the show since Lindsay Lohan at Hogwarts and Katy Perry with that Muppet.
— Sydney Sweeney fans (@SSydneyBest) March 3, 2024
Wednesday, March 04, 2009
PerplexingBig Bear has a birthday coming up soon, which makes me think about when he was born, and the fact that it gave birth (sic) to what I still think was my greatest moment, yet got ZERO LAUGHS.
Minutes after he was born, his pop brought him out to meet us all. Blah blah blah. Then the two of them got on an elevator to go downstairs. For something, I have no idea what. There were maybe 10 of us, and we're all just kinda standing there watching them get on the elevator, and about 2 minutes later we're all still standing there, chatting or whatever, and the elevator door opens. And standing there is some kid, looks to be about 10 or 12. Everybody's just kinda standing there looking at him, and finally I say "Jesus christ...how the fuck long have we been standing here?"
ZERO LAUGHS!!! My greatest line ever, nuthin. ZERO!!!!
And yet every single time I buy beer or liquor, the clerk says "Have a good night" and, almost as an impulse at this point, I say "I will now." And it's a guaranteed laugh. If I've done that one 500 times, it's gotten 500 laughs.
Hmm. Life, eh? A big ol bag of nuts.
"But Xmastime", you say in the voice of Craig “Ironhead” Heyward from those soap commercials (RIP), “didn't you do the same thing a coupla years ago with Saturday Night Live and when you moved to Brooklyn?"
Sigh. Yes I did, faithful reader
s, YES I did!
But it's coming to a point at which we're gonna have to be called on out own bullshit. I mean look, it's been like 10 minutes since the Internet has arrived and look how that's upended entire industries; now people are already gleefully bragging about the entire industries that are about to be taken over by AI. So much like information and technology itself have become in recent decades, the technology using AI will exponentially increase the speed at which industries vanish, but will also ITSELF become a useful tool for creating even MORE technological advances to take away millions of peoples' jobs. So at some point, there will literally not be enough work to go around, and no amount of scolding from Republicans and Jesus is going to make it any different. So we can either go into a system of absolute wealth and absolute poverty, to the point of slavery, or we can simply accept what things have become and just pay people to be alive. Watching all of this happen while trying to dance on lasers about what is and what isn't "socialism" will be entertaining if nothing else.
Sunday, March 03, 2024
It's a slice of daily 1960s British life well worth taking an hour-ish to listen in on, and of course it's really great to be reminded there's other people out there who love the album so much.
It's a shame The Kinks used Long Tall Sally as their debut single. I understand that's how a lot of bands were broken back then, just covering the hits of the day, but not only is their version just kinda blah/whatever that does NOTHING to signal what the band would even possibly begin to sound like, the b-side is a really good song! It's not one that's gonna change the world or anything but it's a good song, certainly good enough for a band of teenagers in 1964 and if nothing else it sounds really original & interesting for its time.
Bad decision, The Kinks!