Monday, June 30, 2008
Friday, June 27, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Monday, June 23, 2008
George Carlin, one of the most brilliant stand-up comedians of all time is dead at the age of 71. My hats off to a very funny and witty mind. You will be sorely missed sir. If you need proof of just how amazing this guy was, all you need to do is watch this clip. Or this one. Or this one. What a sharp man this was! Rest in peace oh great one!
In other news, Friday night was pretty damn awesome, albeit very very exhausting! WHEW! My bud and I took the subway from my area to Hollywood to avoid the horrid parking at the Bowl. Lots of walking to do my friends, which is something we rarely do in L.A. and with the heat as bad as it has been, it was quite a trek/workout. Lots and lots of people. The Hollywood Bowl is pretty freakin' cool. The show was nice; Della Reese, Mary Louise Parker, Rainn Wilson, Sir James Galway, B.B. King, and Liza Minelli were there! B.B. King is about a thousand years old and he was terrific! And Liza? LIZA has been through so much shit and she still pulled it off with such enthusiasm. The crowd was roaring! Bravo to Judy Garland Jr! Must be easier to go to the Bowl when it isn't so damn hot, but it was worth it nonetheless. Here's hoping I can get Radiohead tix for their show in August when they play the Bowl.
This movie called Velvet Goldmine is a visual and audio feast! And what a cast: Ewan McGregor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Christian Bale, Toni Collette, and Eddie Izzard! So I finally saw it some ten years after its release, but I found it very entertaining, especially the music! WOW! It's like listening to David Bowie or watching his life unfold or something. I must download the soundtrack now! The music is so catchy man! Speaking of catchy, I think I'm officially hooked on the new Coldplay album. It's really good stuff, if given a chance, and will almost surely be the biggest selling album across the U.S. this week.
Here's a quick not-so-extraordinary slideshow of my trip Friday to the Hollywood Bowl:
Friday, June 20, 2008
And summer is practically here! It has been so damn hot this week! JESUS MARIMBA MAN! I'm so glad it's Friday though. It'll probably be a 100 degree-plus weekend, but at least I won't have to come to work! HAHA! Maybe I'll sit out by the pool and try and finally get a tan of some sort. HELLS YEAH! Hmmm...maybe not such a good idea though. I see dem white people that live in my complex always tanning on the very hot days trying to get orange and stuff, but that looks mighty unhealthy if you ask me. I guess I'm destined to stay porcelain pasty white for good. LMAO! Hey, my big brother is visiting me from Georgia next month! I mentioned him before right? He's crazy. Insane. A psychopath. I can't wait to take pics with him so y'all can see how different we look together. I'm a thin non-threatening guy whilst he's a giant menacing big beast of a dude! LOLOLOL!
Last night, I got a bit depressed watching YouTube. There's this really cool documentary on Judy Garland and her struggle with drug addiction. Quite sad actually. What an amazing voice/entertainer, and yet she had such a difficult hard road. She died at 47, but looked shockingly much older and drained of life by the time she passed away. The woman worked hard all her life and battled terrible demons, but nonetheless became a legend. So good for you Judy! A superstar of epic proportions! Gave birth to quite a talented daughter too, so not too shabby.
If you have time, watch:
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Monday, June 16, 2008
Saturday, June 14, 2008
I really wish this guy was still around to speak out against the crap we're going through:
Thursday, June 12, 2008
Times are bad, unless you're filthy rich, and even they (Ed McMahon!) are going through economic hell! Gasoline is going up at least ten cents every day! I can't take it anymore! This is bloody ridiculous! Here in L.A., I already seen it practically at $5! WHAT THA F**K?! And the price of food and other things is up too! What is going on with this country? We're in debt, at war, and the general mood out there is very worrisome. My poor bud is getting laid off, and he's such a brilliantly smart irreplaceable employee, yet a threat to the losers in management. And tomatoes have been recalled! And the tornadoes this year are pretty bad! And even though I hate my job at times and the dumbasses in charge, I guess I'm glad I have an income of some sort, because this whole f**king thing is spiraling out of control. Obama or McCain are gonna inherit shitty leftovers from the Bush administration; who would even want that job anyway? And I fear America is racist enough to vote that creep McCain in! OMG! And I got a bad allergy/cold because I feel pretty crummy. Damnit, we struggle to pay our bills and all, and it just keeps getting harder and harder. This sucks. We the middle class are in danger of vanishing. Damn you Paris Hilton! Politicians and the rich just don't care. I feel this will get a lot worse.
My downstairs neighbor is trying to sell her place and has come up to always gently and sweetly (she's a phony) warn us to please keep the walking and noise down when others come to see her place. We have always been courteous to do so, but no more Mr. Nice Guy. If my mom does laundry or my roomie accidentally drops something on the floor, she'll start tapping at them from down below to shut up. God forbid they walk too damn hard as to actually slightly stomp, for she'll start tapping. Last night was the last straw; I never bother her, and had to break my Ramen noodles in order to boil them and she started tapping at me! Five measly seconds of breaking noodles and she starts tapping at me! YOU ROYAL C**T! What are we ghosts that can hover that can't make noise at all?! We're at work most of the day you obnoxious stupid vixen! What tha hell does she do all day?! God forbid someone farts! She'll be ready to tap back! I was livid to hear her complaint banging back at me after breaking the noodles, so I banged that kitchen counter nice and loud right back at her and she answered me, but I had to have the last loud two which in essence said to her: F*CK OFF. We're never home, and when we are, a little noise here and there is not going to kill you YOU JERK! MY GOD! If she wants complete and total silence, she should look into moving to the wilderness. I swear, I was so pissed at her last night, I was ready to go down and tell her off. We're nice neighbors/people and we don't bother anybody, but if she wants to f**k with me, she's in for it. Besides, her now gone boyfriend used to make noise down below all the time! Sawing, hammering, and opening that fackin' garage door just below my room all the damn time! AND WE NEVER COMPLAINED!
I dare her to come up to me next time to be quiet when she's got potential buyers to come and look at her place. I DARE HER. I hate being an asshole but some people won't learn otherwise.
The unreasonable petty stupid bitch. I'm ready for ya.
Monday, June 09, 2008
Friday, June 06, 2008
Thanks to Netflix, I have been exposed to movies I never would have even seen. Remember having to go to the video/DVD store to actually browse and look for films on the shelves? I mean, that was ok and all, but it got a little tedious and it was a bit too much to have to look through the entire store for a rare film and difficult to have something even catch your eye that you never even would've considered viewing. Case in point: The Thin Man movies. The ones starring Myrna Loy and William Powell. My God man! These movies are old as time itself, and yet highly entertaining to this day! I have strong negative feelings at times about heterosexuality, but Powell and Loy made an excellent acting team and their onscreen interplay was truly witty and very believable. This my friends, is chemistry! Watching them in these movies makes me celebrate marriage. LOLOL! And how can you not like that adorable funny little dog Asta? I know, I was late to the game, but I'm glad I've discovered the Powell/Loy duo. Better late than never.
Speaking of old movies and stars, there's a tribute to Jimmy Stewart next week at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I may go. I'm debating it only because (DARE I SAY IT?), I'm not a big Jimmy Stewart fan. WHAT? YOU SAID WHAT WAT?!!! I mean, his movies were pretty cool and all, but I could never get past his voice! THAT VOICE! UGH! It really annoys me to hear him speak in dem old movies. ARGH! LOLOLOL! I know. James Stewart is adored to this day, but like I said, his voice gets me. The tribute will be hosted by Robert Wagner and there will possibly be other cool celebrities there, so I may just swallow me pride about ole' James' voice and go.
My brother from Georgia may be coming this summer to visit L.A! I saw him some two years ago, but it was a sad occasion, 'cause our sister had died. This time it should be better. He is a giant built beast of a man, some three years older than I, good-looking, hetero, and very menacing/scary-looking. He's a good guy with psychotic tendencies. I'd hire him as my bodyguard if I were rich and famous. HA!
Anyway, the weekend is here. I have three days off thanks to my cool work schedule. See? Work isn't that bad. It's just fine. Just fine...
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
I've been able to leave one simple hour early before to go and vote, but not this time. This is the way my email was handled by the head cheese clerical supervisor yesterday:
WAT: Are we allowed to leave early today to go vote? I'd like to leave at 5 if possible. Let me know. Thanks!
Satan: An employee who chooses to exercise his right to vote, and does not have sufficient time beyond the regular work schedule, may use up to two hours of paid time to vote in a statewide election. Time off used by the employee must be at the beginning or end of the regular work schedule, whichever time period allows for a sufficient amount of time off to vote, and is least disruptive to the work location. Employees who anticipate the need to use the two available hours must inform their managers immediately to allow for adequate coverage of operations. Employees may not use this time without prior notice to management.
Yes, WAT. She's already refusing to give me one measly hour. I mean, any idiot can read through her diplomatic piece of shit response right? To which I directly and to-the-point replied:
WAT: Which means you're denying my request. Thank you.
BUT NO! She has to add insult to injury! We're done right? I've been denied already! Isn't it obvious? The utter nerve of this presumptuous witch!Satan: I would need to know your answer to my question before I could approve or deny your request.
Oh really? You need to know my answer? Well honey, I don't have kids and I'm gay and I have an easy life compared to you monthly menstruating females right? SURE! Let's face it. You don't like me, you know I don't like you, and you had to just make this an issue. All over one little hour!
WAT: Other than traffic, I have no other reason.
Of course, being the coward that SHE IS, she couldn't reply to that reason, so she sent one of her demon minion supervisors to tell me that the polls closed at 8 and that I had sufficient time to go vote leaving at my normal 6 o'clock hour. The demon minion sup was going to let me go at 5 originally mind you! Until EVIL intervened. It's okay. Life is too short and precious to waste on something so insignificant. But I just thought I'd share the lengths certain people will go to assert their undeserved authority and just plain be mean about such minimal issues.
Monday, June 02, 2008
I'm sooooooo upset! The Universal Studios backlot had a bad fire and the Back to the Future square burned down and so did the awesome King Kong attraction! DAMNIT! ARGH! Not that I really go on that studio tour anymore, but I used to love it as a kid back when it was affordable to go there.
I had a pretty neat weekend. Took Loren Soth with me to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Had not been there in years! Lots of cool stuff to see, and plenty of handsome gay men all over the place! It is right next to the very historic La Brea Tar Pits, which are famous the world over for the amazing prehistoric fossils and bones found there. Made a slideshow! Would ya like ta see it? Here it is: