Thursday, September 05, 2002
I'm A Model, You Know What I Mean:
Watched Zoolander last night and it was very funny. The DVD is packed with outtakes and deleted scenes (is there a difference?) and other stuff, which is almost as funny as the actual movie (Will Ferrell is actually a lot funnier in the outtakes than in the movie). However, the highlight was the two original VH-1 bits that Ben Stiller did in 1996 and 1997, which I hadn't seen before. I think both Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson are great, but found it slightly annoying that Jerry Stiller doesn't seem to be able to act in any other way than he did in Seinfeld and does on King of Queens.
I'm having work problems today as it seems someone deleted my email account and the mails I was supposed to be receiving this week have been bouncing. At first I thought it was a general problem, because I couldn't access our database, either. But after a couple of days I contacted our office and it turns out my account had been erased for some reason. So now I'm way behind with work and I've had to contact a lot of people to find out if they've been emailing me like crazy the last couple of days.
There's a lot going on tonight. I'm meeting up with a lot of different people a lot of different places and hopefully we'll all eventually end up at the Love Shop concert. I'm trying to coordinate everyone's plans, but right now it's a bit of a mess. So we'll just have to see what happens.
I was looking for something fun to read and stumbled on a review of the first episode of ALF over at X-Entertainment. However, halfway through I had to do a little research to verify a story and as it turns out the story checks out. Creepy stuff!
Btw. did you know Alex Doonesbury was a blogger?
- John Fogde 3:56 PM [+]
Wednesday, September 04, 2002
I Might As Well Go On A Talk Show:
What the hell is going on over at Daypop today? I tried to make a screen dump, but I couldn't make the links readable, when I minimized the screen dump, so hopefully it'll still look weird, when you go there.
Today, I'll try to do some reading and listen to some of the CDs I've gotten lately. Later, I'll go see if Zoolander is available at the video store and then watch my friend Morten (the one on the right) talk about having a famous girlfriend on national television. And later I'll probably have to email him and ask why on earth he'd go on a talk show like that?
- John Fogde 4:09 PM [+]
Tuesday, September 03, 2002
I've Come To Wish You An Unhappy Birthday:
My parents and siblings were here most of Sunday and they came bearing food and gifts. It was a nice day, but I was really tired, so I just sat around most of the day trying to make conversation and not let me Mum drive me nuts (for some reason she'd pulled out the drawer underneath my stove and apparently it was disgusting down there. I tried to tell her that I didn't even know that the drawer was filthy, because I never opened the damn thing, but she insisted on commenting on it a hundred times). But other than that it was cool. My sister hung out afterwards and we saw the last bits of different movies that had all started earlier on and then that was it.
Monday I went down to an exhibit of local artist Jesper Seneca's work and I actually quite liked it. Some of Seneca's paintings reminded me of Rauschenberg, who I like. At the exhibit local act Country Stig perform a bunch of his own songs, which was cool. His best song was inspired by Dylan Thomas' Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night delivered in a Johnny Cash-like style, which worked out pretty well.
I also picked up the Swingers DVD yesterday. I've seen the movie at least ten times (it was actually one of the movies I saw half off with my sister the other day), but I found it for next to nothing, so I had to buy it. Ron Livingston is amazing in this movie. Once you stop laughing at the references to Snoop Dogg, NKOTB, House of Pain, Disney, and Wayne Gretzky, and get sick of hearing about how the beautiful babies are sooo money then you'll notice what a great performance Ron delivers.
I saw the second episode of Contest Searchlight today and it was very funny. It's sort of a parody of Project Greenlight, but instead of creating a movie the winner gets to create a sitcom. Since the show is packed with references to Greenlight and showbiz it probably won't ever air here (I don't think anyone here knows who Colin Quinn is), so I'll probably try to get the rest of the episodes through the miracle of filesharing.
- John Fogde 11:08 PM [+]
Sunday, September 01, 2002
The Kids Went Wild, The Kids Went Nuts:
My friend Søren stopped by with my CDs and the videos he'd promised me and there is some amazing stuff on those tapes. I saw five minutes of a Dinner For Five episode with Sarah Silverman, Kevin Pollak, Ron Livingston, and Rod Steiger and if you're a movie/television/stand-up buff like me this is heaven. I saw Robert Schimmel: Unprotected this morning and most of it was absolutely hysterical. It's very sex oriented, but from a marriage perspective, which is cool. So whatever free time I have over the next weeks will probably be spent watching all these shows. And when I'm not watching the videos I'll be listening to the CDs he brought me. I've been listening to We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes by Death Cab for Cutie almost none stop, since I got it. It's just that good a record.
But speaking of comedy Doc Searls had a fun entry about why Bill Maher should have a weblog. He mentions Dennis Miller in the same breath and normally I'd agree with him, but after I heard Miller's Let's kill everyone rant on Leno a couple of months ago I'm not sure I would want to read his blog. I thought Miller was a pretty smart guy, but he made Chuck Heston sound like the Dalai Lama and I think there are enough bloggers like that already.
I went out last night to see Superheroes (again) and as always the crowd went nuts and sang along with every song. I mention Superheroes here all the time, but most of you have probably never heard of them, so here's your chance. I've found links to the video for Turn Me On and a bunch of their older stuff as well. so you can get an idea of what all the fuss is about. After the concert I went to the after-party for the movie reception that unfortunately I didn't attend. I met a couple of friends I haven't seen in ages and had a few drinks and heard some tunes. It was all good.
Oh, I'm twenty-friggin'-eight today. What's up with that?
- John Fogde 1:56 PM [+]