Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Its a TOASTER!

This is one of my favorite scenes from "Scrooged" with Bill Murray... Trust me, I'm so sick of this storyline from what I'm doing at work, but this is one version of the tale that I can watch over and over...

Merry X-mas from the Cheeky Girls!



Oh lordy...thank god for crazy Euro Pop groups...

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

I am so outta here...

A very Merry Christmas to one and all. I am going to be leaving for Seattle on Thursday to visit the family and will be sparsely blogging while I'm there....unless of course I get completely bored (or angry) and choose to spend my ddays typing away avoiding them all. Here's some funny pics for you all. I'm sure there'll be a few more posts before I leave, but I wanted to get in some good wishes just in case. Thanks to one and all who placate me by reading and watching the trash I throw on here.



Monday, December 17, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Manger 54


See you bitches at Billy and Glen's X-mas Party tomorrow night called : "Manger 54: A disco christmas revolution" It's gonna be a blast. Don't forget your blacklight sensitive christmas ornament for the blacklight christmas tree, otherwise one of the naughty elves might lead you off to Santa's Workshop to make one...

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Horns and Mariachi at 6:30 AM?!

So this morning, I awoke to the faint sound of singing Mariachi guys in my neighborhood somewhere (most likely next door) and the all too clear sound of trumpets being played to the same tune. I was surprised to hear this in my new neighborhood, it isn't quite the same as my last one where that would almost be an hourly expectation...

At first it was a tad surreal and I started to think perhaps I was still dreaming, but after sitting up in bed, I found that my ears did not decieve me. I thought for a second it was some special surprise mariachi thing for someone's birthday or god knows what... Upon further inspection (thank you google) I found that today is Our Lady of Guadalupe Day! I have no idea how to celebrate this...

Most people in Mexico will celebrate by visiting the place where Juan Diego saw a vision of Mary and convinced the bishop to build a church. Apparently Miracles, corn cakes and paper roses are in abundance today. I dig it, lets just keep the horns to ourselves until after 8am please...

RIP Ike Turner



"Go straight to hell Ike!" -Tina Turner (from the movie What's Love Got To Do With It?)

A little delayed, but he aint never gonna hurt you again Mrs. Turner.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

You know what this room needs?...

A giant Bollywood dance number that is based on the wild west! Oh good I just happen to have one in my pocket... here ya go...

Monday, December 10, 2007

From the Suggestive Ornaments Department


Anyone else see what this ornament is an abstraction of? (Thanks to BoingBoing)

And yet more film watching...

Again, a quick rundown and review of some movies I spent the majority of my weekend watching...

1. A Prairie Home Companion

I used to endure this radio show in my childhood due to my mother's infatuation with Gerrison Keeler... I wasn't particularly fond of it. This movie was very odd (Ya kind of lost me Mr. Altman with that chick in white crap) but it made for a fun concert if you simply were to fast forward through the terrible Lindsey Lohan performance, ugly wig on Lily Tomlin, boring Gerrison Keeler stories backstage, a possibly high Kevin Kline getting his fingers caught in stuff, and Meryl Streep sitting on her ass..... and just watched them sing. Then it woulda been worthwhile, but it also would have been a 20 minute movie.

2. Tideland

Terry Gilliam is great at painting a believable picture for me to accept as reality. In this film, we see childhood through the eyes of a lonely little girl who's parents are druggies, and her world is one of make believe to escape the horror. You should really be in the mood for this one as it is very eff'ed up but extremely worth a watch. The performances are fantastic, especially the little girl who had to even know about the themes here let alone act them out.

3. Talk to me

Ok Ernessa, your call out to everyone to see this film was well worth it and I second it. The performances rocked my world, just as much as how well written this film was. I laughed out loud, alot, while watching it alone.... me laughing out loud is tough, especially when it comes to watching things alone. This film really did run you through a gammut of emotions. I also have to give huge kudos to a fantastic costume design. For a film that covers essentially 3 iconic decades, the looks were realistic, flawless and not the usual sterotyped crap we see so often. These characters weren't "dressed," they went and picked out their clothes like they always do, cause they were real to me.

4. This is England

This was a gem I stumbled upon in the video store that deserves high marks. Another look at life as child under difficult circumstances, but first and foremost a fascinating look at the world of skinhead youth in 1980's suburban England. Another hard role for a child to pull off, and agaain a huge success.

5. Superbad

After so much seriousness, I needed something that would just make me laugh... This movie succeeded. I laughed alot, was surprised how well the typical teens on a mission to get laid storyline could still work, and felt like I could watch it again someday. Funny, pleasant, and actually quite hilarious each time that poor fat kid got hit by a car.

Anyone have any suggestions for next weekend?

Music Monday #1



CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy)- Music is my hot sex

Can't get this song out of my head. (In a good way) I seem to love the little lilting guitar riff the most. This funky little group from Brazil is worth a listen, although this video is not an official music video release, its still pretty fun.

Friday, December 07, 2007

Roadkill Toys

This is a commercial for the newest and greatest plushy tedddy bears to hit the market: Roadkill Toys. I want I want!

Fun Photo friday...Hug the pickle!




You gonna get bit!

Dawn O' Keef has a little something extra in her vajayjay... This horror film looks pretty funny and bizarre, I think it requires a field trip with all of us to see it, anyone in? The trailer is totally safe for work, remember we are most afraid of what we can't see...

Thursday, December 06, 2007

Oh Tara Reid...


Oh shit girl... Me thinks you are a step away from looking like the two below:


Magda from "There's Something About Mary" (aka Lin Shaye)

Or perhaps Nightmare inducing Richard Simmons

New meaning to "trimming the tree"


Picture is from LATimes.com

Does this not look a little suggestive? "Putting up a tree" where I ask?

Stormwatch 2007.....bigger, wetter, uncut?



So Mr.T and all other national weather services are saying LA and most of California is expecting a big storm overnight and into the tomorrow...even possibly Saturday... Get ready to get really wet everybody, thank god it'll wash my car.

If the idea of this makes you sad, here's a Kitty Chaser to warm the cockles of your heart:

Wow, my 400th post...

So here I'll just drop a link to the the funniest clip from family guy I've seen in a while...It's worth a watch, it only is about 18 seconds of brilliance.

http://www.idkwtf.com/videos/latest-videos/mother-theresa-ods-in-stewies-car

Tis the season...

For Jesus to lip synch the hits!

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Livejournal

I know my first true love is and will stay blogger, but today I opened a livejournal account. I got sick of annonymously posting on people's blogs and figured it was time to grow up and join at least to be able to identify myself easier. I'm still gonna keep blogging right here people, but you can also be directed here by my new address at http://zacki1978.livejournal.com/

If I don't bleed or cry, I'll try it. Kudos me.

This is OnStar... I'm having trouble breathing...

Does anyone else cringe when those horrendous radio spots for OnStar come on and you have to listen to some middle aged woman crying and screaming with kids in the car after an accident? I swear to god it fucks up my morning commute every time! If I so much as hear a commercial sounding remotely like one I change the station.

"I'm having ..tr..t...trouble..bre...breathing...."

"Help is on the way ma'am"

"Oh Thank you! Oh its..s...so..so...Nice to have OnStar!"

jesus...

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

Where I recount 4 more movies I watched this past weekend...

1. Home for the Holidays.

Holly Hunter, a slightly drugged (please, you can tell...) Robert Downey Jr., Claire Danes, Anne Bancroft, Steve Guttenberg, Dylan McDermot, Cynthia Stevenson... Directed by Jodie Foster... How can you go wrong? Since 1995, I have watched this movie at least once around the holidays and it hasn't gotten any worse, if anything I laugh harder each time I see it. This pretty much sums up family and holidays to me, a must watch this time of year!

2. Broken English

I love Parker Posey, no I really adore her in pretty much anything... I didn't dig this, it felt like a very forced attempt at romance from our friend Zoe Cassavetes. There should have been more Gena Rowlands and Drea De Matteo, less whatever it was that muddled up the center of this film. I also realized I need to figure out why I have such a crush on Justin Theroux every damn time I see him in something. Perhaps its cause he's only in like 5 minutes of the whole film every time?

3. Hell House

This is a great documentary about Trinity Church's famous "Hell House" they throw each year around Halloween, and the poeple behind the hype. This film was fiarly unbiased in its portrayal of all those involved and their intentions. I am not a big fan of Christianity when it comes to preachiness and moral judgements, so this one was a tough one to sit through. To hear young women hoping against hope that they get to be in the Abortion scene, or the suicide scene is very creepy. I also of course took issue with the "AIDS" scene with a girl trying to "save" her gay friend dying of AIDS in a hospital from eternal damnation, thanks to jesus the faggot dies and goes to hell while abortion girl repents at the last moments...all angels and halos for her... yikes. This is the scariest haunted house i've ever seen based purely on what they foist upon those who enter... This is worth a watch for those of you interested in really good documentaries, just be in the moddd to test your patience.

4. Little Children

Very, very good movie. I loved how quiet the film was, and the use of narration always scares me but it really worked in this instance. Great performances, wonderful direction, a must see. (PS: you get to see Patrick Wilson's cute butt in fairly graphic action, now you gonna rent it?)

Funny Italian Commercial



If only...

Monday, December 03, 2007

Megavolt Madness

Here's a nice little chunk of Megavolt (of Burning Man fame) on a recent episode of Wired Science. For any science nerds or just people who like to see electricity fly through the air, it is a nice informative geek fest with a bit o' spectacle.

Annnnd......Scene Change!



This is a truly amazing video of a market in Thailand that is set up on train tracks. Its quick but watch to the very end when you see the marketplace burst back to life after the train passes through. Incredible!