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I just did something terrible and wrong. Something I haven't done in over 3 months.

I watched TELEVISION. On purpose! Of course, I was selective. I wound up only watching COPS for about 2 minutes, switching over to MTV and catching the last bit of a really mean thing called Boiling Points where they try to piss people off and make fun of their righteous indignation by rewarding patience and kindness with HUNDRED DOLLAR BILLS. Wow. People will apparently watch anything! I'm far too detached and full of ironic posturing to watch TV without contextualizing everything like some weird sociological postmodernist. Then I did the right thing, and watched the Cartoon Network. God damnit, I really like The Family Guy. I was laughing and enjoying televised entertainment and consuming red meat. Well, a pizza with meat on it. I'm feeling less iron deficient and more like a good old-fashioned american consumer.

Thank god that's over, huh?

Now i'm listening to mp3s by Chris Hardwick, because mikebee turned me on to this brilliant "Rodeohead" medley in his recent post. Chris Hardwick wins my confused-but-mildly aroused award, because he looks all like, "sensitive" and "geeky" but he's pure Hollywood and he swears. He also wrote the following in his bio on his website: *Sometimes for fun, I’ll make love to a heated jar of peanut butter while clutching a magazine perfume sample close to my nose. *In Tennessee I have an uncle named Hambone, named not so much for his zealous love of pork, as he is named for his large misshapen cock. OMG. And he hosted that horrible shipwreck of a dating show, "Shipmates", and I will freely admit to being a fan although I should probably be ashamed of myself. I liked it because of the hardcore mockery and quality schadenfreude.

Anyhow, to continue to pimp this guy out for some reason, here's what he's said about the Rodeohead mp3:
"As of 5:09am, Saturday morning, 5/29, Hard 'n Phirm's hick-tacular medley "Rodeohead" had been downloaded somewhere about 25,000 times, and I'm not using that number in the "comedy exaggeration" sense. That rocks our balls because we put it up less than 48 hours before that. Please continue to pass it on, perhaps to a lonely friend, or perhaps to your local college, alternative or country radio station, even."
and
"About a year ago, my good friend and bandmate Mike Phirman and I thought it would be entertaining to form a bluegrass Radiohead cover band called "Rodeohead." See, it's funny cause it's a play on words. For purposes of convenience and brevity, we instead put together one mammoth five-minute medley containing segments of seventeen Yorke/Greenwood gems. We did, however, stick with the bluegrass idea. I had wanted to put it on my upcoming comedy CD, "Blood Pudding," but fuck it. Here it is for free. I just want people to hear it and pass it around if they find it non-sucky. Radiohead is my favorite band and what better way to honor them than by running their music through the beer-swilling, ass-kicking hick-filter of my homeland, the American South. Take a spin over to the Hard ‘n Phirm website and ENJOY"

ok I also just got email from orkut:

You have 75 friends:
- 6 best friends
- 19 good friends
- 10 friends
- 15 acquaintances


Tomorrow night, i'm going with djdigit and ostensibly tjcrowley to Santa Cruz, to my childhood home, as a guest of the current resident, my tenant and formerly-estranged ex-boyfriend lu3ke to attend his going-away party. Can I have a weirder life please? Needless to say I will miss him, and it sucks a whole lot of ass that he's leaving California. I have a lot of very weird mixed feelings about the house and Santa Cruz and getting drunk should be a fun thing to do and maybe I can wind up crying and making people feel weird. Yay!!! Not really. I might get kind of maudlin though. I'm good at maudlin.

I'm really looking forward to the weekend, because I kind of want to spend about 17 hours in bed alternately napping, making kitty noises and spaz-snuggling with djdigit. That's really about all I want to do, and maybe, and this is a distant maybe, go to this weird Tir Na Nog thing Saturday night and more than likely dance around a loft in SOMA in silly clothes while djdigit spins records. I like my boyfriend and he makes really good cocktails. I'm in a really good mood right now and my bed is full of me, and other soft things like pillows, 2 chubby kitties and big puffy blankets. Now i'm going to burrow under them and go to sleep.

Comments

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tjcrowley
Jun. 18th, 2004 05:05 am (UTC)
Things have gone kind of nuts with me -- I don't think I'm going to be able to make it. It's not that Luke isn't important, but rather that meeting my rent takes a little priority right now.
caffeina
Jun. 18th, 2004 06:10 am (UTC)
You're all the time going nuts.
Okay, actually that simplifies my plans. You MONSTER.

I kid. I know how life can get in the way. Hope your weekend works out well for you and rent is met.
violalee
Jun. 18th, 2004 05:17 am (UTC)
Chris Harwick also hosted a dating show on MTV with Carmen Electra, and then Jenny McCarthy as co-hosts.
a8
Jun. 19th, 2004 12:47 am (UTC)
i've found that cartoons are pretty much the only thing on television worth watching (that and malcolm in the middle)

Family Guy has to be my 2nd favorite cartoon, just under Freakazoid!
of course the humor is totally different, so maybe they're tied for first with slight differences in categories.

MTV is just pure, semi-unadulterated, mostly censored evil.
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