Friday, July 24, 2009

also love BTTF

So, here is a side-by-side (well, top-to-bottom) comparison of the end of Back to the Future and the beginning for Back to the Future II. Pretty awesome. If you don't know (and I will disown you if you don't), they had to reshoot this scene because they changed actresses (they dropped Claudia Wells and picked up Elizabeth Shue, a change we are ALL grateful for, because prrrr...), and you can pretty much tell in the video the MJF has aged a bit, so that would have looked silly. That is one long, run-onny, crappy sentence. Enjoy.

i LOVE bob uecker

Seth Meyers called this "Bob Uecker putting on a deadpan clinic."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

update on my mom

haha. mom is a palindrome. (speaking of which, how come "palindrome" is not a palindrome? i mean, i know why the word is not a palindrome, but why not pick a word that's actually a palindrome to represent the idea? why not call them a "beyeb" or a "perrep" or an "arbra?" the word palindrome does not correctly represent the idea of a word that is spelled the same backwards as it is forwards. i find this as odd today as i did when i was in fifth grade and we read the book "Hannah is a Palindrome." i loved that story, especially when she SLAMMED the dictionary down on the desk to get the class's (class'? classes'? classessess?s?) attention. but even back then, i thought that it was odd that the word chosen to represent the idea of a word spelled the same backwards and forwards was not a word that was spelled the same backwards and forwards. i did not say anything at the time. i didn't want to rock the boat.)

oh, sorry. mom is doing fine.

Friday, July 10, 2009

random 25

I don't know why I love doing this but I do. It's Friday, I'm at work, time to see how my computer is feeling. You know, musically.

Trash Can Hands
- Zao (from the album,
Self-Titled)(death metal at its finest. just recently read an article about them written by andrew schwab from Project 86. cool, right?)

Naked As We Came - Iron & Wine (Can't remember the exact story, but I think I heard him cover Postal Service on the Garden State soundtrack, and then around that time I met Kristen and we started talking about them. I bought this album at Borders, I believe.)

Jamaican Bobsledding Chant - Wailing Souls (obviously from the Cool Runnings soundtrack, which I didn't even know I had. Great movie though.)

Moment #72 - Appleseed Cast (I love this band, despite the fact that I don't know the words to any of their songs and I've never seen them live. I need to get their new album.)

Orestes - A Perfect Circle (even if you don't like heavier rock/alternative music, you would be at least impressed my this band. i still get chills when i listen to "Emotive.")

Talking Bird (demo) - Death Cab for Cutie (from the new Open Door E.P. song is pretty good. Bree loves it.)

As It Stands - The Juliana Theory (Great song from the album Love. My friend Sarah hates his voice, but I love it. And I love this band. Jo loves them also.)

The Drum Thing - John Coltrane (from Crescent. The drummer on this album, Elvin Jones, is sick. This song makes me so happy. I'm going to repeat it before I move on.)

L-O-V-E - Dane Cook (I have a love-hate relationship with Dane. He's funny and his style is really intense, but he just goes too far sometimes. I try not to listen to him all the time.)

Do the Pigeon - Pigeon John (John is one of my favorite MC's ever. He has maybe the most original style on the planet. And he's smart. And he's hilarious. And his beats are awesome. "Hi my name is John I don't make a lot of money I'm a nice guy so I don't expect a lotta honey.")

Never Know - Jack Johnson (from In Between Dreams, which has probably my favorite JJ song, which of course is Banana Pancakes.)

Elite - The Deftones (wow. a lot of songs on this list that I haven't heard in a while. definitely one of my favorite all time hardcore bands. this song makes me want to headbutt a wall.)

Við spilum endalaust - Sigur Rós (title means "We Play Endlessly." I don't know what these guys are talking about, but they are good.)

Doomsday Stomp - Project 86 (speaking of andrew schwab...My friend Josh said he didn't like this album. My friend Josh is an idiot. Don't worry, I already told him.)

--my computer is feeling the heavy music today, epecially since i've been listening to a lot of singer songwriters lately--

In the Light - Led Zepplin (if there's anything i can say about Robert Plant, it's this: His album with Alison Krauss sucked and should not have won album of the year. /rant.)

Sabotage - Beastie Boys (Probably their most accessible song ever. Probably because it sounded less like rap and more like rock. Awesome song, though. And one of my favorite videos ever.)

Deportee (Plane Wreck at Los Gatos) - The Highwaymen (hmm...I'm trying to remember why I have this, other than Johnny Cash. Well, and Willie Nelson, but only for comedic purposes. I don't even know who Johnny Rodriguez is.)

Pay It Back - Elvis Costello (He is a legend and there's no doubt about it. But I love Mr. Costello for a different reason. He helped put the Fairfield Four, one of the oldest black gospel groups ever, on the map. They ended up being in (the movie) and on (the soundtrack of) O Brother Where Art Thou (they were the guys at the end that were digging the graves and singing). Costello heard them one year and invited them to play at his music festival in London, where they brought the house down. It's a good story, I know.)

Barracuda - People In Planes (I found out about this group from my friend Tysen. They are british, which doesn't surprise me, given how good they are. Plus, they have a song called "If You Talk Too Much My Head Will Explode." Heck, this song says "Don't Play Scuba with a Barracuda." How cool is that?)

Turn On Me - The Shins (I love this CD. I love this song. But, on a side note, reading the name of this song always makes me think of Take On Me by Aha.)

Sad Semester - Twothirtyeight (As much I like them, I don't know them very well. Jo loves them, though. And they are not a band anymore.)

The Boy's Gone - Jason Mraz (He's alright. Kristen is a fan. I do read his blog sometimes, though. It is linked down on the right.)

Dancing Nancies (live) - Dave Matthews and Tim Reynolds (Their first live album was a huge hit. How come no one cares that they released another one? (this is Live at Radio City Music Hall))

C'mere - Interpol (I'm still ingesting these guys. I got into them a couple of years ago, when I flew to Hillary and Neil's, and I read a Paste magazine article about them.)

Hotel Yorba - The White Stripes (I. Do. Not. Like. Jack. White.)

Overall, not a bad shuffle. I think maybe I should go through my music and get rid of some crap though. Like Jack White. Yuck sandwich.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

a good read

Don Miller wrote a great article today. Enjoy.

take a minute

and sign this. good fathers are getting screwed by our court system.

on a side note, i linked #killfatty on my blog roll on the right (you have to scroll down a little). also, i organized my links. i've added some good music blogs, so enjoy.

Sunday, July 5, 2009

already revisiting history

although my mom's cancer is completely different from my dad's, and nowhere near as progressed, this weekend made me feel like it was two years ago, all over again. back when dad started his intense radiation and chemo treatments, i spent most weekends in chapel hill, sitting in his hotel room with him, doing nothing but watching TV and sleeping. this week, mom started her immunotherapy treatments and, due to the harshness of the side effects, she was very anxious and depressed, and had to stay medicated. this week i saw my mom burst into tears out of nowhere. i saw her three sheets to the wind on drugs. i saw her sleep an entire day. i saw her stare at a pill for 20 minutes, afraid to take it. and i slept next to her for an entire evening because she was scared to be alone.

you know, this actually may be worse. well, it feels worse anyway. dad's cancer was way worse, but this one is hitting me harder. unlike my dad, i have a relationship with my mom. a very close one. i already feel very very alone.

fuck you, cancer.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

done and done

encouragements only.

actually, yeah, go ahead and make fun of me. i will use it for fuel.


ah who am i kidding

no blog is worth paying for. this one is awesome. in the meantime, i did do something cool there that i am going to transfer to here. and that is #killfatty.

fatty = me.
me = veryveryfat
any questions?

over the last four years i have gained many many pounds due to never ever doing anything ever, with a little depression and an addiction to FAsT food sprinkled in the mix. so now i'm done with that.

I'm going to move #killfatty over to blogspot, where it belongs. i think i will start a separate one, instead of doing it here at Metal Heart/TheWardrobeDoor. i'll give a link soon. in the meantime, to give you an idea of the hell i just went through in the last 30 minutes. here is a copy of my last eight tweets:

~~If you have ever wondered what it's like to do a nasal wash,I will tell you: it's like drowning in the ocean. on purpose. 15 times.

~~Snotty salt water tastes awful. It also smells & sounds awful. When I squirted the nasal wash in my nose, it came out my mouth nose & ears.

~~You know what I love? Drowning. On purpose. By hand. 15 times.

~~Two of my last four posts were very similar. Nearly drowning
by hand on purpose kinda makes you go crazy.

~~I'm starting to think maybe I should just enjoy my sinus
troubles and never do that again. ::shudder::

~~Worst feeling ever: Feeling like you have saltwater in your
eyeballs, whilST living four hours from any beach.

~~I mean, how do you almost drown while standing up in your

~~HAHA! I think I will try the nasal wash on my dog Hobbes. #owsombodygetmeabitekitiambleeding

Well anyway, enough is enough. Goodnight all. DON'T use a nasal wash unless you ABSOLUTELY have to.

The end.