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Wednesday, January 25, 2006

The thrill of victory and the agony of defeat.

Hi hello.

Random thoughts today about the things that are either awesome or the opposite of awesome:

The good:

- Homestar Runner continues to be the single funniest thing on the web. Strong Bad is my blogging idol.


- Saw 700 Sundays with Billy Crystal last night. A really terrific show. I know, I know, the hype is completely out of control on this thing, but honestly, it's all that. Very funny and moving. It got me. It's way WAY too long, almost 3 hours. But, in the end, it works. My friend Michael Clark did the projection design, which, I have to say, was really outstanding. It plays through Feb. 18 at the Wilshire Theatre in Beverly Hills. If you can score a ticket, it's worth it. If you can't, well, this is the last stop on the tour. 20 bucks says that they make a movie outa this. I have no inside information whatsoever on this, but that's my bet.

The bad:


- Got all excited about that movie about Edie Sedgwick called Factory Girl, did ya? The one where we finally get a fascinating and authentic viewpoint into the life of Andy Warhol's beautiful film star and her tragic life? Yeah, well, settle down.

Guess who plays the Velvet Underground in the film?


Yes, that sound you just heard was 100,000 Velvet Underground fans all saying "AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW" at the same time.

That other sound? Oh, that was Lou Reed expressing his opinion of the movie to the NY Daily News:

“I read that script." he said. "It's one of the most disgusting, foul things I've seen - by any illiterate retard - in a long time."

The Velvet Underground star was close friends with Warhol after the met in New York City in the 1960s, and is horrified by the fictionalisation of parts of Factory Girl's plot - including a fictitious character, which is a composite based on numerous people including Bob Dylan. (Read that again. BOB DYLAN is part of a composite. Cause, like there ain't enough going on in his life to warrant a full character.)

Lou continued, "There is no limit to how low some people will go to write something to make money. They're all a bunch of whores."

Guess he won't be showing up to the premiere.

- Speaking of whores, how about those Republicans? In a move so ballsy that they could only try it in Utah, the Salt Lake Tribune reports that Republicans there are trying to introduce a measure into the state legislature that Congressional Representatives and Senators would no longer be voted in by the people. Instead, they would be selected by state legislators, provided that both parties agree on the candidates.

Of course! It makes total sense now! The problem with this whole concept of democracy is that the people are the ones who keep screwing it up.

"We know more than voters do," State Senate President John Valentine (R) said. "They don't get the chance to hear all that we do."

I'll say they don't. It's only a matter of time before that's a law too.


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