Et cetera, et cetera

More random musings from the mind of Justin.

• So, to get in the “Christmas spirit,” Lucy and I watched “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” – the Mystery Science Theater 3000 version. Aside from being a laughably bad movie totally deserving of MST3K treatment, it’s totally false advertising. There’s no conquering. None whatsoever. Lucy said it best – “I though Santa was going to go up there with lasers screaming, ‘Don’t mess with the Claus, bitches!'” But no. Along with making it seem like St. Nick is an old guy who needs shitloads of medication, Claus teaches some overacting green men how to make toys to make all of the kids happy. Because, you know, material bullshit makes everything better. Even on Mars.

• After a lot of MST3K viewing, I want watch every movie with Joel Hodgson and Michael J. Nelson. I’m sure it would make each experience much more amazing.

• So Coldplay tried to rip off Joe Satriani. And they got called out on it … HA! Oh god, I’m shivering with the schadenfreude. It’s killing me. Aside from thinking Coldplay is a horrible horrible band, I always knew their pool of original ideas was shallow at best. Hell, “Clocks” and “Speed of Sound” are the same damn song that a lot of people bought twice. But this is amazing. I heard someone say that Satch was just mad because the Coldplay song, “Viva La Vida,” is a huge song while his “Learning to Fly” didn’t go anywhere. That’s disingenuous, because Satch is an instrumental artist. He kinda knows that his songs won’t be “hits.” Instead, Joe has gone out of the way to state this whole suit is out of principle. That, and I think there’s the unstated goal to prove, once and for all, that Chris Martin is nothing but an untalented asshole. Here’s a good summation:

And in more music geek terms:

• I ran 7 miles Saturday, then put in 13 hours here as a semi-paid-but-not-really barista.
Shot in the Dark
Here’s my specialty – the Uber-Chocolate Hot Chocolate.
Hot Chocolate
As for Saturday, I think it either proves I’m really stupid or really badass. I prefer the latter.
• Quote of the day: “Boy the next word that comes out of your mouth better be some fucking brilliant Mark Twain shit. ‘Cause it’s definitely getting chiseled on your tombstone.” – Otis B. Driftwood, The Devil’s Rejects.
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~ by J on December 15, 2008.

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