Monday, December 31, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Wednesday, December 26, 2007
I feel so inferior only speaking English, Spanish, and a good amount of French. I wish I spoke more languages to be honest, and I'm thinking I really want to learn German. I have always found German quite an awesome-sounding tongue. Besides, somewhere on my father's side, rumour has it a great grandpaps was Alemannic or something like that. The Rosetta Stone software looks great, but it's quite expensive, and I'm cheap. Hopefully I'll find some free courses online or something. One of my co-workers speaks it fluently as she was born in Germany, so it'd be great to be able to practice with her as I get better.
Monday, December 24, 2007
-A silly funny James Bond-style spoof starring The Beatles themselves in Help! I do already have the cheap DVD that was released a few years ago, but this new version of the 1965 film is fresh 2007, restored and with all the extra goodies that go along with it.
-Paul McCartney's impressive solo career with Wings and beyond is now on DVD in The McCartney Years! OH HOW EXCITING! LOVE IT! Full of tons of music videos and commentary by the genius himself! I can't wait to watch and hear it with good crisp sound. Sweet joy!
-Yeah, I finally bought Madonna's Confessions Tour. Saw it a little over a year ago on television, and it is terrific entertainment visually, but this also has an extra audio CD with the awesome live concert versions of Music and Erotica which I can't stop humming. Catchy indeed. Her Royal Highness is quite the entertainer/performer, even at her age.
-Last but not least, a beautiful annotated hardcover version of what is considered the first modern novel and what some regard as the greatest book ever written: Don Quixote de la Mancha. I read it years ago in college, in the original Spanish language version, but found it quite complex at times due to certain words/expressions used here and there. This version makes reading Miguel de Cervantes' 17th century masterpiece much easier. To quote The Beatles, "it's a thousand pages give or take a few." Ah yes, that poor insane idealistic lanky Don Quixote and his chubby short sidekick Sancho Panza on their zany adventures to defend chivalry and impress the damsel in distress. A highly comical and almost sad work of art really. There is a famous Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha.
A fantastic Happy Xmas to you all!
Friday, December 21, 2007
Footage of those two being lovey dovey sometime back in October:
Jakey and HER at the beach.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I know we all have to get older and that our bodies age and stuff, but it still shocked me to see the latest pics of once glamorous Zsa Zsa Gabor, who was caught in Beverly Hills this past week. She's in her early 90s now, and the poor Hungarian thing is most definitely showing it! GOOD GOD! Time is cruel to us all! Ya know, for celebrities who rely so much on their looks such as Zsa Zsa once did, it must be really humbling/depressing to get this old and watch yer body just implode and putrefy right before your very eyes on its way to the grave. It's a stupid cosmic joke really. Zsa Zsa, who once had the strength to slap a cop, now can barely walk on her own. The pics of a now very senior Zsa Zsa are here. I'd like to live a long fruitful life mind you, but the vanity I possess sometimes makes me think that dying young may not be so bad, for I would never have to age and worry about liver spots! My co-worker insists that getting older isn't so bad, and that your mindset accepts the changes that come with it. Yeah. Sure. I can't wait till I turn 80. LOLOLOL! By the way, did you know Zsa Zsa was once married to and had a daughter with Paris Hilton's great grandfather Conrad? WHO KNEW?!
Monday, December 17, 2007
Friday, December 14, 2007
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
What makes this all the more sweeter is that I'm defying my age like Melanie Griffith once said one should in those old Revlon commercials! Too bad Melanie has failed at age defiance herself! I'm almost into my mid-thirties here, but most are shocked and think I'm in my mid-twenties! No sun, no smoking, no heavy drinking, and plenty of sleep are the key to my age-defying success! Of course, I look like a very pale vampire and a prime candidate for a hunter like Buffy to come and drive a stake through my heart, but I'm challenging the hands of time baby! Here's hoping I don't grow any fangs or a taste for blood anytime soon.
What's this?! Oprah is seriously endorsing Obama now. Lemme tells ya, Oprah has a lot of clout and influence in this country. The minute she tells those women on her show to donate to a cause, watch a lousy/cheesy TV movie-of-the-week, or read some book, those females listen and do as the Empress orders them to. She's bigger than life this Winfrey beluga whale, and supporting Obama as a presidential candidate can only work in his favor. Must be she wants to jump Obama's bones, since the man is not only very intelligent but actually kind of good looking too. But then again, isn't Oprah a lesbian? Nah, that's a rumor right? She loves food though no doubt about it, and can afford all she wants being worth one billion and change.
Yeah, just watching as 2007 rapidly slips into the history books...
Friday, December 07, 2007
Wednesday, December 05, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
Saturday, December 01, 2007
-Meanwhile, an audio clip from The Howard Stern Show that was on not too long ago, where Gilbert Gottfried sits in and laughs up a storm at clips from Ed McMahon's "new audio book." I tells ya, this is the kind of stuff on Stern's show that makes me cry my eyes out laughing my head off, but then again I'm infantile:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA8EgYu7GvA