Thursday, July 07, 2005

Thursday is Turdsday

You know, I hate the idea that tragedies somehow put things into perspective and allow us to recognize trivial things in life for what they are? Please. Do we really need for dozens of innocent people to die to realize that most of the shit we worry about is insignificant in the whole scheme of things. You're just noticing that Tom Cruise hopping up and down on the couch doesn't really affect our lives?

No, joking about stupid little shit is how we get by in this crazy world of ours (I do anyway). Mocking the trivial allows us to focus the right amount of energy on things that actually matter. At least that's my excuse.

  • Why oh why does the White House let Bush near two-wheeled vehicles? Don't they know it only leads to trouble.

  • So yeah, thanks for joining the army but sorry about your student loans.

  • A man, an iPod, a piece of wood, a lot of free time.

  • Why do so many sports fans find Jennie Finch so attractive? Sure, she's blonde, big breasted, likes to handle bats and balls, wears make up and tight clothing... oh, right.

    Still, you'd think an audience that is exposed to a healthy dose of beer commercials and lad mags would have a higher standard of beauty.

  • Staying with SI, the magazine's website has a pretty decent Truth & Rumors feature, updated daily in its Scorecard section. Sure beats paying for Chad Ford's tea leaf reading on Insider.

  • Fox News' Brian Kilmeade wins the first prize in the "Which media member can say some stupid ass shit about the London terror attack first" contest.
    And that was the first time since 9-11 when they should know, and they do know now, that terrorism should be Number 1. But it's important for them all to be together. I think that works to our advantage, in the Western world's advantage, for people to experience something like this together, just 500 miles from where the attacks have happened.
    Right. Because the other world leaders didn't care about terrorism. Because the UK has never experienced terrorism. Because world leaders shouldn't be wasting their time on African aid or global warming.

  • Not quite sure how this has happened but I'm starting to get semi-regular event postings in my Gmail Inbox. Some, more interesting than others, but I found this one intriguing and I might actually go check out, depending on when I get out of work: Touching Van Gough
    \"Touching a Van Gogh\", 72 min documentary on the arts in the East
    Village in New York City, a film by Ethan Minsker and Marie Le Claire
    Winner of Best Alternative Experimental Film at The Bare Bones Film
    Festival 2005

    Thursday July 7, 2005
    at 8:00 PM

    The Anthology Film Archives
    32 2nd Avenue (at 2nd st)
    New York, NY 10003

    $7 Donation is Requested

    Be safe everyone. Thoughts, prayers.

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