Oh, HOARDERS. You’re so shitty and so compelling.
My goal of attaining Shemp hair is almost complete.
I like how they’re marketing WE ARE THE NIGHT as “the girl-on-girl vampire thriller of the year!”
I doubt you’ve heard of this book called Game of Thrones by this George R.R.R.R. Martin character, but it’s pretty damn good. Unlike anyone else in the world right now I just started reading the series and have been pretty goddamn impressed by how epic it is, how beautifully realized the world is, how realistic the characters feel and how much I’m getting sucked into all the drama. And there are three more books and one more hitting in July? Someone should make a movie of this!
All joking aside, though- this paperback has made me realize what a Nook snob I’ve become. I’m so used to plopping my little e-reader down anywhere I go and not have to worry about all these old world trifles like TURNING PAGES or HOLDING IT OPEN. Quite annoying.
Does anyone know of any websites or forums for people who actually believed today was the end? In the mood for some schadenfreude.
Anyone looking for a scary Rapture story should check out the great Take The Long Way Home by @BrianKeene. http://tiny.cc/171mq #NOOK
And the “Creepy Fuck of the Year” award goes to-man leering at BRIDESMAIDS poster, smacking his lips and grunting.
Just started disc 3 of L.A. Noire. Loving this game.
First time reading this mag- got it for Lansdale but there wasn’t a bad story in the bunch. Impressed! http://tiny.cc/bfvd7 #NOOK
I used that one-week trial for Hulu Plus on my Xbox 360 and enjoyed it for what it was. There are a lot of great films on there- I saw a couple of Zatoichi flicks, Charlie Chaplin features, and even The Toxic Avenger Part 3. (A shit movie, a good sleep aid.) But it hasn’t convinced me that I need it. 9 bucks a month is 9 bucks, and for the same price as Netflix the selection has way too much overlap to interest me. The one big draw of course is the entire Criterion Collection, which is definitely impressive, and it’s going to be the only place to see a lot of these films as they start to expire on Netflix Instant soon. But new TV shows don’t interest me- I can wait till they hit dvd or Netflix Instant, and I’m a bit annoyed that even if I’m paying money for the service I have to sit through commercials on a lot of the programs.
To make things worse Hulu has been badgering me with emails over the last week trying to get me to sign up… for another free month. I’ll probably do it but only when I have some free time to see all the Criterion movies I want to see, and cancel immediately afterwards.
From an email titled “Your TV shows miss you”
We haven’t seen you back since your free week ended and wanted to make sure you know that you can enjoy an additional free month of Hulu Plus by signing up at http://www.hulu.com/plus/xbox through June 27th.
With Hulu Plus you can catch up on episodes you may have missed of this season’s top TV shows, including The Office, Grey’s Anatomy, The Colbert Report, and many more. You can also watch every episode of classic shows like Arrested Development, and explore hundreds of acclaimed movies. Hulu Plus is available on Xbox LIVE, connected TVs, iPhones and iPads, and many more devices.
Not sure if “needy” was what they were going for, but it’s feeling like it.
(Racking the beer from the secondary to my corny keg)
Good God, my honey Kolsch is delicious. Second draft beer after the pumpkin ale and I’m absolutely loving my keg. Definitely the best investment I’ve made for homebrew. The reasons that kegs are the way to go if you want to brew beer are simple- you get to drink your beer faster and you don’t have to clean up as much shit. Normally if you brew beer you have to find bottles to put it in, and since the usual batch is 5 gallons that means just over 53 twleve ounce bottles. You can help things by using 22s and champagne bottles but it’s still a huge pain in the ass, because you have to clean, sanitize, fill, and cap each individual bottle after mixing the beer with a little more sugar. After that you have to wait two weeks for the yeast to eat that added sugar and carbonate the bottles. With a keg you just have one container to clean and sanitize and after dumping the beer in it and chilling it you can carbonate it right from a CO2 canister, making your beer nice and ready in a day or so. It’s a beautiful thing.
This week I’m going to brew a brown ale and also try and grab some apple cider so I can make some hard cider. It’s really easy but seems like a fun little project to try.
Debating watching Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday for the first time in honor of today. Only one I’ve somehow missed.
You heard right- as of today I’m back writing at CHUD.
On my way home this morning I stood on the platform waiting for the R train reading my nook and a guy walks by and bumps into it, nearly knocking it out of my hand. I stopped and looked up at him to see if he’d do the right thing.
“Sorry,” he says, and laughs as he continues to walk by. Not the best response, but I’d take it. Till his lady friend comes waking from behind him and sasses “Oh please! He shouldn’t be doing that anyway.”
I laugh, incredulous. “Excuse me? I shouldn’t be reading my book?” They looked back and mimicked my “excuse me” and laughed again and I immediately saw red.
“Keep walking,” I bellowed, my dormant Bronx accent rearing its head.They looked back with wide eyes and half-paused, perhaps surprised that this guy in a suit wasn’t backing down for them and I opened my mouth again… and immediately shut it. They walked a little way down to the end of the platform and when the train came I moved farther away to be sure I wasn’t on the same car as them.
In the past I never sought out fights but I wouldn’t run from any that came my way. Fatherhood has changed that. I constantly find myself stopping from doing things I would have done without a second thought, even if it’s as simple as cross a street against the light. Rough or loud people on the subway used to make me more wary but would never prevent me from sitting where I was going to sit, but now I’ll remove myself from the situation so I don’t have one.
It’s funny how at 29 I finally feel like I’m growing up.
But anyway, that asshole’s comment made me think of the late Mr. Hicks’ encounter with a waffle waitress.
Nothing like Kronos Quartet to start your morning off right.