May 19th, 2004

Cry Blood (Hurt)

Blarg

I woke up this morning feeling lke 2 tons of hammered ass today. Still don't feel good, at all. Stomach is apparently reenacting the sinking of the Lusitania, my head feels like it has a hyper two-year-old running around in it, and my eyes won't focus properly (go figure). Normally, Wednesday mornings, I'd get up early, take Di in to work, and Erik off to school (Di has an early work meeting on Wednesdays), but i just couldn't do ti today. Luckily, my wife is the greatest, and understood, and let me get back to the business of dying.

Ugh. Fuck this.

Oh, I finished "Manhunt" last night. Christ, man, that got wild at the end. I really wish, though, that there had been a little more story exposition. I mean, come on, what the fuck was up with the pig-man? Ah, well, no biggie. Glad I finished it, because I don't see me playing much today, unless this shit passes.

Hmmm, what next? Hitman 3, Devastation, Ironstorm, or Halo? I'm thinking Hitman 3, because I've been waiting entirely too long.
  • Current Music
    Public Image Ltd. - The Order of Death
Typing

Bad Celebrity Baby Names

What is with celebrities? I swear, all those hot lights must fry one's brain. Gwynneth Paltrow just had her baby, a little girl who she's named "Apple" (makes you wonder of her next one will be named "Pear" or "IBM"). But this comes form a long line of horrific naming...here's a '10 Worst' list for ya:
10. Rumer Glenn, Tallulah Belle and Scout LaRue, daughters of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore
9. Jett, son of John Travolta and Kelly Preston
8. Diezel and Denim, sons of Toni Braxton and Keri Lewis
7. Prince Michael, Prince Michael II (AKA Blanket), and Paris Michael, children of Michael Jackson
6. Speck Wildhorse and Hud, sons of John Mellencamp and Elaine Irwin
5. Pilot Inspektor, son of Jason Lee and Beth Riesgraf
4. Tu Morrow, daughter of Rob Morrow and Debbon Ayre (seriously)
3. Audio Science, son of Shannyn Sossamon and Dallas Clayton
2. Moon Unit, Ahmet Emuukha Rodan, Dweezil, and Diva, children of Frank Zappa
1. Heavenly Hiraani Tiger Lily, Fifi Trixibelle, Peaches Honeyblossom, and Pixie, daughters of the late Paula Yates (Tiger Lily's dad is the late Michael Hutchence; Bob Geldof is father to the other three)
Dishonorable Mentions: Zowie (son of David Bowie -- he later changed his name to Joe before settling on Duncan); Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q (son of Bono), Banjo (son of Rachel Griffiths), Jaz (daughter of Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf), Romeo and Brooklyn (sons of Victoria and David Beckham), Aurelius (son of Elle Macpherson), Lyric and Zephyr (daughter and son of Robby Benson), Hopper (son of Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn), Kyd (son of David Duchovny and Tea Leoni), Reignbeau and Freedom (son and daughter of Ving Rhames), and (gulp) Jermajesty (son of Jermaine Jackson).
  • Current Music
    Me First & The Gimme Gimmes - Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Dark Baby

The Best Medicine

Well, normally that woul be laughter, but at the moment, getting involved in a graphic project takes my mind off of how bad I feel...just did this to help promote an "e-mail signature graphic' contest:

  • Current Music
    Elvis Presley - A Little Less Conversation [JXL Radio Edit Remix] [*]
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Good News From The East

A couple stories I found today, courtesy of achmanage, give me some hope that somewhere, out there, still exist the kind of people that I could be really proud to know, because they not only went beyond the call of duty, but showed courage and ingenuity.

Modern-Day Rambo: This guy...wow. Marine Capt. Brian R. Chontosh was leading his platoon when they got caught in a well-coordinated ambush. He ordered his jeep to advance directly at an entrenched enemy position, left the vehicle, and cleared 200 meters of enemy trench, most of it with his M-16 service rifle and 9mm pistol ,and when he ran out of ammo, went through two discarded enemy rifles as well. Semper Fi, Captain...I'm proud to know there are men like you.

Charge Of the Highland Brigade: Land Rovers carrying 20 Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders came under attack on a highway. The Highlanders stormed a rebel position, but were quickly ambushed and pinned down. They were outnumbered 5 to 1...bad odds, by any estimation. They radioed for back-up, and then charged 100 rebels in the first bayonet charge in 22 years. Bayonet charge, can you dig...and how did they do? Bodies lay all over the road, and more in a nearby river, 35 dead in all, and 9 captured. The Scots? 3 minor wounds. Mo ghraidhin go deo thu! (that's Gaelic for 'Bravo! Good for you', for the rest of you.)
Frank The Bunny (Countdown)

Andy Kaufman, Alive?

Andy Kaufman always said that if he ever faked his death, he'd reappear 20 years later. In fact, not long ago, there was a huge party, commemorating the 20th anniversary of Kaufman's death...and plenty of peole showed up, "just in case".

Well, according to a news source, Andy really IS back. 20 years later, Kaufman seems to have reappeared, apologizing for having to lie to his family and friends for faking his death. he says he did it to secure his place as a legendary performance artist, and that he's spent the last 20 years "traveling the world, working odd jobs and practicing transcendental meditation". He claims he probably will keep his low-profile life, making the occasional impromptu appearance. At his official website, there are pix of his recent trip to the Bunny Ranch, in 'Tony Clifton' character costume. The site claims that DNA tests have proven that he really is who he says he is.

I'm skeptical, to say the least. Come on, his "official site" is a blog? His e-mail address at Hotmail? The release, not through AP or someone big but through PRWeb™? Conflicting stories of who interviewed him and who did these DNA tests? It's got holes, and someone could easily do the costume and claim to be him. Hey, maybe it's true...but it seems to me a story like this would get covered in big entertainment news.
  • Current Music
    Genitorturers - Sin City
Cry Blood (Hurt)

Friends?

So, I have a ticket for tomorrow night's Dark Lotus show. I was really geared up to go...and now, as the time for the show is upon me, I find that I simply don't care anymore. I've dropped posts in both vancouverwa and damnportlanders, hoping someone will buy it off of me. Come on, has to be SOMEONE in the area that wants to go to the show, right?

Not sure what changed my mind. I'm sure part of it is nto having someone to go to the a show WITH. I dunno, it's just not as much fun for me to see any show alone, you know? If the show is someone that I really like, one of my faves, then I'd go anyway, fine...but even then, I won't enjoy it as much as I would if someone shared it. Sadly, this just leads me back to the fact that I just don't have the kind of friends that I once did. I have friends, of course, don't get me wrong. But they are acquaintences, just people I know. They aren't actually that much like me, it seems; we have different ideas of fun.

I don't think any less of any of them, and this isn't something meant to belittle them or put them down in any way. It's just that there was a time, not long ago, that i had a group of friends, we saw each other very often (sometimes every day), we liked the same things, we did things together, and we trusted each other like bretheren. We were true, close, best friends. We were always there for each other, though thin and flush, and dammit, we meant something to each other. We all had similarities that brought us together, and we had differences that gave each of us a special place in the order of things.

There have been a couple, over the last few years, that were like that...and then they moved away. Sometimes i think I'm getting close to someone like that again, and I always seem to find that, no, I was wrong. I'd give almost anything for just one friend like that, again.
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    depressed depressed