26 Jul 2001 Krelin   » (Journeyer)

Went to see Scary Movie 2 last night. No wonder it barely escape an NC-17 rating. Some of it was funny, though. Other parts of it were either too gross to be funny, or too over-the-line to allow my brain to stop thinking about how over-the-line they were, leaving me unable spend cycles on laughter.

I'm listening to David Sedaris' "Me Talk Pretty One Day" as an Audio book, currently. This is really entertaining, if you haven't checked it out yet. It's abridged (which is normally a peeve of mine with books-on-CD), but this works out okay for books composed of short stories or short articles (at least in this case), since the abridgement really just leaves out various articles. With novels, I'm always concerned that the abridgement may alter or remove some minor but interesting sub-plot that the abridging editor has decided isn't worthwhile. (As I listen more, I'm realizing that there probably are sub-plots tying these articles together, some of which I am missing in the audio-CD version, but it's still very entertaining. Plus, it's cool when the author takes the time to read their own book. Which reminds me, if you can find Stephen King's "Blood and Smoke", I highly recommend it.)

The new Cake album is not as good as I'd hoped, Fashion Nugget is still probably my favorite Cake album. However, "Short Skirt/Long Jacket" is a great song (and the CD contains a quicktime of the video which is hilarious).

I still haven't decided whether I dig the new Staind album yet or not.

RFC2795 is hilarious.

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