Tuesday, October 13, 2009


Hey, kids! Do you remember "original?" You don't? Oh, snap. It's 2009. Original [insert hot model German accent here] iz either in or eet's out.

So, do you know what stopped being funny? The Simpsons. You know what continues to be funny. "Your mom" jokes. That will never, ever not be funny. Impossible. Your mom is impossible. Ha. See? Hilarious.

Sunday night's episode of The Simpsons was so unfunny that I found myself frowning at the end credits. For emoticon users, this is what I looked like: ): except I have a "strong" nose situated somewhere in there.
So yeah, what about that 20-year old cartoon...the jokes aren't fresh, the plot lines are out-dated (Ultimate Fighting? Really?), and worst of all, there's nothing even remotely provocative about the plot lines. And this is in a time when just about every animated series on television--including (The Backyardigans does in fact address homelessness) is provocative.

But even more bothersome than Groening's lame attempt to stir it up is Seth McFarlane's Sunday night domination. I feel like his three shows-- Family Guy, The Cleveland Show, and American Dad -- aren't even coy about being the same show for three episodes in a row. I mean, the Griffin fam is totes lol with those mad-cap pop culture references, but really, can we please mix it up? Throw in a talking bear for diversity for God's sake?
Wait, what?
You mean there already is one?

Sunday nights suck.

Wednesday, October 07, 2009


I am not a millionaire. Sad news, that. But cool on you for voting. Much obliged. And besides, who needs a million dollars when you have love? Right? Right?

Recently, I saw U2 perform a rock show, and then a week later, I caught Sufjan Stevens at the Bowery Ballroom. Well, hello, the opposite of intimacy. Meet intimacy.

Time is flying by as the fall approaches, and it's been a crazy year yet the blog posts have been minimal. Stupid.

Here's what you should be listening to:

1. Florence & The Machine. Wonderful debut record. And rumor has it that the Machine in question was made in Japan, and we all know they make better machines there. Period.

Not So Duh:
1. Le Loup. Yes, there are a lot of links here to click, but they all open in new windows so you won't lose me, and, besides, they're worth it. When you take a random trip on the Internet, it always pays off.

The Opposite of Duh:
1. The Beatles. Who are these guys? They sound like a lot of other bands but it feels good to my ears. Yummy.
No, seriously. I'm kidding. I know who the Beatles are. My favorite song is definitely that song on that video game. You know the one.

Anyway, talk to you tomorrow. Write me. I miss you.

By the way, I'm not gonna lie. Letterman has always kind of creeped me out. Don't get me wrong, he's funny but in the way that someone half-jokingly tells you that they're going to hurt you and you kind of think that maybe they will, maybe they won't. Who knows what's happening behind those icy eyes?