Saturday, June 26, 2010

day 64: "bring back the good times, i think that would be just fine..." (or) bleach is reuniting?!

kidd video=yes!

levar burton is the coolest man ever.

80's cartoon camp!

hey karen i still remeber every lyric-sad or impressive?!?!

yes this show really existed!

the reason behind low scores in u.s. schools-this show is no longer on tv!

special delivery!

the things that make you go hmmm.

ferris who?!

greatest. commercial. ever.

i guess "airborne" was a box office dud...

and the best for last...enjoy!

Friday, June 18, 2010

day 56: late night w/ jimmy fallon-as metaphor for my life (or) someone should manufacture a ?uestlove shirt in the vein of "the" bob ross shirt...

it sounds silly for sure but the way i see it is like this. mr. fallon started off a little wet behind the ears. his bits were awkward and ill-timed (simple misfires)and in most cases lacking the charm and vitality we knew he had proven to possess in spades, but he kept going. the proverbial "they" were taking bets for the office pool on his total failure, but he kept going. as time progressed it became apparent that he was becoming more comfortable in his own skin and for that matter out of the shadows of the previous hosts (more than mired by their respective drama/scandal), and he kept going. we were becoming witness to the evolution of a future classic entertainer doing what he loved best in the world, and all to a most righteous soundtrack, and he will keep on going. i have in some ways found my place in this world (try NOT getting that tune stuck in your head today-sinister cackle!), but just haven't quite executed effectively. one thing i will make very clear though, i will keep on going...and all to a most righteous soundtrack!

oh and thanks mr. fallon for the heads up on this (the pay off is at minute 1:15)

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

day 46: isn't it funny that phonetic is not pronounced phonetically...

i was encouraged by my wise older sister to share this bit of useful information ragarding jacksonvillains. were one to be a sociologist studying pack mentalities in tallahassee florida, it would interest you to know that, it would seem, those who fancy the "ink" (i believe that's what the kids call it) matriculate from 2 general schools of behavior.

school 1) being the stereotypical indie/punk/rockabilly/hipster/fill-in-the-blank-core kid. this person would tend to hang with other persons like himself, some smellier (in varying degrees) than others, some with considerably less gears on their bicycles than others, some with "look at me-don't look at me" hair styles ranging from: a flock of seagulls homage to a maniacal mop-top to the one that looks as if styled by an epileptic experiencing intermittent seizures; add a dusty messenger bag, some black pants, cool band shirt, some organic/vegetarian/vegan cuisine, add some form of inebriating substance usually in the form of canned swill-and you know the first general school of tattoo lovers in our fair southernmost capital.

school 2) while a lesser percentage of "ink" abounds, these collegiate socialites love their daddies(' money?) and out of respect for the aforementioned persons, they tend to do their bodily feng shui more inconspicuously. a heart on a shoulder here, a butterfly on the ankle there, a tribal band on the upper arm here, some poorly translated chinese symbol on the wrist or side or back, or the most inconspicuous of all: the ironic cross-like tribal symbol on the small of the back. these power brokers of the twenty-something class hierarchy can generally be found cohorting with each other in luxurious foreign vehicles, with highly evolved coifs of hair, some form of pastel or other vibrant color or print design that is currently all the rage, some day-trading or internship with a law firm, add some form of inebriating substance usually in the form of bottled swill-and you now know the second school.

now what this has to do with jacksonvillains is that to know what i have discovered here you have to understand the base of my previous knowledge. that said, take the last two paragraphs-nuke it! thats right- just throw that jazz right out the window, because it doesn't belong in the "904". EVERYONE has them (an obvious universal overstep, but lets embrace the heart of the observation), of course you have your surfer/beach bum/sea-faring/pirate-types and the military and the former two schools are firmly ensconced here as well, but soccer moms? and professionals (no, not those professionals-however there's a good chance they too are covered-well, at least with tatts-but i digress)? lawyers? super-target managers? i mean really, if pres. obama spent any time here he too would probably look as if in the employ of kat von d.

the moral to this story is obvious:

diversity + body art = a more interesting people watching experience.

hoo. hah.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

day 40: hello again! (or) the waters have subsided...

so jacksonville happened. i live in a killer 82 year old house in the historic part of the west side.i guess a part of me truly believed i would never escape "old field"-but here i am. that said... is great.

lost is over and it was a beautiful conclusion, the last airbender comes out very shortly, and boris is going to melt my face next month. we are still uber broke from the move thus i have/had no good jax stories-yet! however i do offer these pieces of wisdom from the last 36 days:

- thanks to my 3rd screening of the fantastic mr. fox, i have realized that a) it gets better every time you watch it b) wes anderson has impeccable taste in music-particularly the obscure classic rock variety and...

- ...c) the bobby fuller four =/> awesome [period.]

- i heart cooking and am getting heaps better at it-good thing too seeing as eating out is nary an option!

- anonymity strangely suits me. i have gone 4 weeks without running into a single person i know-wow-i don't think i have ever made it more than a day before.

- ipods are NOT waterproof- thus its bad form to drop one in your dish water.

- there is an f.y.e. in orange park that is-in ALL seriousness-the best music store i have seen in a long time-i know. right?!

- this post is lame but i WILL redeem it with the mega mix!

...speaking's "mega-mix" tape:

1) you're all i need to get by-marvin gaye
2) you're my baby (little wooly booger)-johnny cash
3) too much-elvis presley
4) its ok-the beach boys
5) america the beautiful-ray charles
6) the hullabaloo-joey heatherton
7) gimme some lovin'-the spencer davis group
8) telstar-the tornados
9) ooh la la-the faces
10) everyday-buddy holly and the crickets
11) no matter what-badfinger
12) i fought the law-the bobby fuller four