Monday, February 7, 2011

Another multi-topic post.....or a Mish Mash

Dear Troll: Just so we're clear, and you aren't all confused: I am indeed a woman. A woman through and through. So we don't need your kind around these parts. Scurry back to where you came from now, as your comments will be deleted. I don't play nicely with needy pitiful things like you. KTHXBAI Von My favorite Super Bowl commercials? Toss up: I LOVED the Volkswagen mini-Darth one. Super cute. Strong second was the Chrysler/Detriot commercial featuring Eminem. I've always had a thing for drrrrty badddd Eminem, but he almost seemed like a grown up in this spot. Sure, an angry grown up, but that's ok. My least favorites: The one with the fake baby smashed against the glass for whatever reason, and the doritos finger licking one. BLECH. I don't think Omar Epps is too upset he lost the Super Bowl. I think I saw him say "It's cool, I'll just go back to that whole acting thing. Once I shave off this weird beard/mustache thing." Had a weird experience in guitar class on Saturday. Right away as we were warming up to "Our House", all of the fingers on my left hand went numb. I couldn't even form a C chord. Tom (teacher) looked at me quizically, as I kept trying. I didn't feel like interrupting the class, but for real, about 20 minutes this week and last, right out of the gate, my fingers went numb. I'm guessing it's some sort of nerve thing. Must investigate. I play a mean "I want you to want me" now, just so you know. Over the weekend, I added a shit ton of Heart to my iPod. Why I had never added these CDs before is beyond me. I've had a Heart craving for a while now. A little Barracuda never hurt anyone. And since I was adding CDs, I grabbed some Guster and threw it on there too. I don't know why it's taking me so long to get my CDs on the iPod. I think I'm still skeptical. It's an ongoing project. I also bought some songs on iTunes. Some Linkin Park, Seether, Genesis, Rush and Sting. (I'm nothing if not eclectic). Stumbled upon a fantastic documentary on Saturday. It's called "Don't you forget about me." and it's about four Canadian film makers who are travelling to Chicago to try to meet with John Hughes and talk to him about his films. Of course, they did NOT get an interview, but they did get a surprising number of Hughes film cast members to chat on camera, as well as people that worked with him, and even Kevin Smith (who I sometimes like, and sometimes don't) who was very respectful and honest about his thoughts on all things John Hughes. I highly recommend this movie. Of course, also on on Saturday was "Road House" and y'all know how I feel about that. I dedicated some time to RH (ok, the Sam Elliot scenes), but was pretty committed to the documentary. Received a notice from Netflix today that "Human Centipede, the director's cut" is on its way to me. I've been told by many many male friends that I will not be able to watch this whole thing start to finish - well, um, have you met me?!?! That challenge alone, to prove them wrong, is about all the motivation I need!! Not going to lie, though, I'm a little nervous about it. But I'm so intrigued as to how he breaks the legs to make them look like they do in the preview.....stay tuned on that, my friends.

34 comments:

Jennifer said...

Be sure to invite Kathleen over for the "Human Centipede" viewing!

The John Hughes documentary sounds great.

And... about that numb left hand... VON! GET IT CHECKED! Yes, it may be nervy thangs, but still... just the whole "numb" and "left side" thing. Von must keep rockin'.

Do you get troll email? I do. Let's share. :)

fish said...

Having trouble separating John Hughes and Human Centipede.

Gives a somewhat new meaning to

Home Alone
Home Alone 2
Home Alone 3

or

The Breakfast Club

or

Weird Science

Von said...

J - no worries, for real, I sleep on my poor hands all the time, and have some wrist pain in my left wrist, I'm sure it's all connected. And it happens a) first thing in the morning and b) when I play guitar. Pretty sure it's not life threatening.
Fish - LOL. I didn't even think of that. Funny stuff!!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I like the VW Beetle, cause bugs, of course.

Also, the House commercial.

Most of the other ones I saw were horrible (go to hell, go-daddy).

Also, half-time show made me barf.

The game was pretty darned good, and I was rooting for the ZRMers, so all in all, better than most Super Bowls that don't have the Redskins in them. Which will probably be all of them from now on, since Danny Snyder is younger than I am.
~

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I watched Human Cent. Kinda twisted, but Saw is worse.

The two most recent Heart releases are pretty good; musicians making music for themselves.

Another Kiwi said...

musicians making music for themselves.
The best. *Puts fingers in ears and sings La la la etc. to avoid hearing comments* I felt that way about Springsteen and the Seeger sessions.
Hah!! I glad I said it!!!

Big Bad Bald Bastard said...

I've had a Heart craving for a while now.

Note to self, pick up package of chicken hearts at supermarket (best part of the chicken, honest!).

A little Barracuda never hurt anyone.

I guess you're not a SCUBA diver.

Get the hand checked, gotta rock on, Von!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

I regret that I skipped the Springsteen Seeger show when he brought it to Milwaukee.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...


Get the hand checked, gotta rock on, Von!


Agreed. You don't want to have to audition to be a drummer for a Def Leppard cover band.

fish said...

Note to self, pick up package of chicken hearts at supermarket (best part of the chicken, honest!).

I am partial to the livers myself.

Jennifer said...

You don't want to have to audition to be a drummer for a Def Leppard cover band.

LOL!

I am partial to the livers myself.

I'd have to agree with fish on this one.

And, I loved the House commercial. :)

fish said...

I'd have to agree with fish on this one.

[passes out, bangs head on floor]

Another Kiwi said...

pick up package of chicken hearts at supermarket
STOP THE VIOLENT RHETORIC.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

[passes out, bangs head on floor]

STOP THE VIOLENT RHETORIC.

Von said...

Note to self: do NOT accept dinner invitations to either B4 or Fish's houses.....
Let's all just stop the violent rhetoric. No, on second thought, let's NOT.
Thunder - I forgot about the House commercial, that was awesome too!

fish said...

Von, chicken liver pate has the double benefit of being both delicious and perhaps the most unhealthy thing you can eat next to a deep fried twinkie.

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

But I'm so intrigued as to how he breaks the legs to make them look like they do in the preview

Well, you should be satisfied, because he not only shows it, he explains it to the subjects. In GREAT DETAIL. With DIAGRAMS.

Perhaps "satisfied" is not the right word.

Von said...

Who doesn't love diagrams??
It's at my house, but I don't think I'll be able to watch it until the weekend. I have a busy week this week.....

Jennifer said...

Von- forget the pate, just saute the livers in some butter and onions. Yum.

Of course, rumaki's always good. What could possibly go wrong with a chicken liver, water chestnut and bacon?!?!

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Chicken entrails.

This is relevant to zombie interests.


...hmmm. got an idear for a p-shoop. BRB.

Von said...

Jennifer - ummmm.....let's just order a pizza next time I come over.
Blech to the livers.
I originally wrote blech to the LOVERS
Well, that too, I guess.
:)

Jennifer said...

Lovers in butter and onions can be pretty good as well. Don't knock it till you've tried it. :)

Jennifer said...

Lovers in butter and onions can be pretty good as well. Don't knock it till you've tried it. :)

Jennifer said...

Ok Blogger... I think she heard me the first time.

wv: vulingi

sounds like a sex act involving butter and onions. :)

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Lovers in butter and onions can be pretty good as well. Don't knock it till you've tried it. :)

ALSO relevant to my interests.

fish said...

wv: vulingi

sounds like a sex act involving butter and onions. :)


This is either talking dirty in Italian or doing something really kinky with linguini.

Classification: win/win

Jennifer said...

Ling Wienie...

discuss...

I will not discuss word roots... I will not discuss....

Jennifer said...

vulingi

Now that I think about it... it might be Latin...

wv: progi

That's Polish and wonderful in butter!

Jennifer said...

Von!?! Come back! I'll stop!

Von said...

This thread is getting to the good stuff now....
why would I want it to stop?
My mind is in the gutter 97% of the time, so have at it, drrty birds.

Von said...

wv: progi

That's Polish and wonderful in butter!

While the above is NOT dirty, it IS HIlarious.

fish said...

While the above is NOT dirty

sez you

Brando said...

That's Polish and wonderful in butter!

Note to self: On Saturday night, bring butter from fridge to master bedroom.

Brando said...

Oh, and a "fuck yeah" for Cheap Trick.