Tuesday, September 26, 2006
You know you're in Texas when parents of students complain to the principal about a field trip to the local museum resulting in their precious, innocent babies being subjected to -- *gasp* -- NUDE ART!!! Of course the school board was understanding with the veteran art teacher over his apparent "lack of judgement." Nah...just kidding, they fired him.
at 9:41 AM
Thursday, September 21, 2006
My car's battery died after I parked in the downtown garage that my company pays for. Totally flat. I had to get Tiffany to drive me up to Auto Zone and buy a new one, drive back to the garage and install it before it got dark. It wasn't easy and the job is still not complete -- I couldn't loosen the screw that actually holds the battery in its pan. So the new battery is kinda "floating" around under the hood...I'll deal with it this weekend. Interestingly, someone broke into my car last night or early this morning while it was parked out in front of my house. All they did was go through the glove compartment and ash tray. Left the door ajar. Didn't take anything but I felt violated. I suppose they were looking for the key. What would they want with a 1996 Nissan Sentra??
at 3:12 PM
Friday, September 15, 2006
Not much to report this week...except that I'm starting a new job and MOVING this weekend!! We got a new place out in Oak Cliff -- a gigantic two-bedroom bungalow off of Zang and directly across the street from the boarding house Lee Harvey Oswald was living in when he shot JFK. Yes, that is correct, I maintain that LHO was the lone gunman. You wanna make something of it??
at 10:25 AM
Monday, September 11, 2006
I took this picture of the burning towers with a Polaroid from the roof of my apartment on Henry Street in Brooklyn. About 30 minutes later our neigborhood was completely enveloped in a thick, dark cloud of debris. I still have pieces of paper from the WTC that flew over the East River and landed on my building. The sky was filled with paper that morning before the towers collapsed. It looked like glitter.
at 9:11 AM
Wednesday, September 06, 2006
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
You think the commercials over here are bad? How about this overseas ad for Kellogg's Frosted Flakes (apparently known as "Frosties" across the pond). The clip has sent the public into a murderous frenzy, inspired dozens of mocking imitationsand sent the ad's young star, "Sven," into hiding for his life...Yeah, it's annoying but it's not the most annoying commercial I've ever seen...Actually it sorta reminds of this old Colgate commercial from the '80s.
at 12:02 PM
Mike Judge's latest film "Idiocracy" is generating a lot of controversy -- which is weird considering 99.9% of the movie going public (including Mike Judge fans) are not even aware it's in theaters. Well...a few theaters anyway. I was lucky enough to check it out this weekend because Dallas was one of the eight cities it played in and I submitted a review to my pal Bill Pearis' SOUNDBITES blog who has been reporting on the film's progress and FOX's refusal to give it a proper launch.
at 8:52 AM