Murfins and Burgalinks

12 Jun

05_Flatbed_1 - JUNE-Jesus Loves Lambert- Idol’s been over for a little bit now, but people are still talking a LOT about Adam Lambert, his Rolling Stone article (which I thought he handled pretty well – “I’m gay, not a shock, let’s talk about other stuff”), etc.  Andrew Sullivan linked to this post from a spiritual blog called An Unapproved Road, and it’s really great.  My sister believes that we have Obama to thank for this, and for the awesomeness that is Kris Allen/Adam Lambert in general.  I concur.

-Speaking of Not-Entirely Straight- So, yeah, I like some stuff that isn’t necessarily popular in the hetero world. Whatever, I know what I like. SYTYCD is shaping up to have a great season – I don’t know of any good blogs where they talk about this show, really, other than Low Resolution.  Joe R’s got a bunch of folks helping to blog the show over there, and while it gets a bit hard to follow in the round-table format, it’s still fun reading.  Anyone know of any dance-blogs where they talk about this show?  It’d be fun to read an expert’s take, too. Anyway, Joe’s posts are fun, and he’s been writing all season – check ’em out!

Winters and Guarniere-Sepinwall’s Kind, He Rewinds- I mentioned this last week, but TV Critic and blogger Alan Sepinwall puts up some really cool posts most summers wherein he does a “rewind” of a show from the past and writes about it each week as if it were still airing.  He started with “Freaks and Geeks” last summer, and that was fun – this summer, he’s doing The Wire season 2, Sports Night season one (I just can’t watch that again, the laugh track kills me), and Band of Brothers, which I’ve been watching along with him.  What a great miniseries! In general, I’m much more able to identify each of the actors this time around (It’s cool to see Kirk Acevedo from “Fringe” in there), and Alan’s great commentary makes it even easier.

-My Life IS Pretty Average- I’m not really that big of a fan of – too many forced awful situations, too popular, not funny enough.  However, I’m a huge fan of the somewhat less-popular “MyLifeIsAverage.”  Sometimes the posts can get too into “I killed someone, but I was playing a VIDEOGAME, psych!” territory, but every so often, someone will post a gem of profound banality.  “Today, the power went out. Out of habit I flipped the light switch when I entered the room. The lights did not come on. MLIA”

-Drag Me To Rehab- As you maybe have seen, I really liked Raimi’s Drag Me To Hell.  It has projectile worm-vomit, what’s not to like?  As I was watching it, I couldn’t help but notice the weird fixation on the mouth and vomit – this “crazy film theory” at /film posits that the entire movie is really about a girl dying from an eating disorder and hallucinating.  It’s actually pretty interesting! Thanks to JA at My New Plaid Pants for posting – I find all my good horror stuff from you, man.

Crasy Ash!-Where’s Evil Dead 2, Guys?- In honor of DMTH, a film which the guys at Pajiba obviously loved, they put together a list of the 10 best horror-comedies of all time.  Slither = YES (seriously, see that movie.  It’s got Nathan Fillion and everything), but where the hell is Evil Dead 2?  It’s like they just forgot altogether.  I’m sure that Zombie Strippers is really funny, but unless it also features Bruce Campbell chainsawing off his own posessed hand, it shouldn’t be there.

-I Am The (Virtual) Walrus- By all accounts, this year’s E3 was intense – now that I’ve got one fewer box in my life, it’s a different thing reading about the overwhelming amount of crazy stuff that was on display.  One of the games that I’ve been really skeptical of is The Beatles: Rock Band, but after watching this video of the game in action, I think I get it.  It’s really great-looking, the team at Harmonix obviously put in a huge amount of effort to create a Beatles experience, and I’m sure that the gameplay is similarly refined.  I’m sure that Dan A. and I will meet up at his place to do our best Paul and Ringo when this game comes out in September.

Neko-Not the Cyclone On The Left, So Much- Speaking of Dan, he did a fantastic interview of Neko Case for Acoustic Guitar Magazine – give it a read!  She sounds like a really interesting person (shocker), and word on the street is that her recent shows in SF were super great, as well.  Jesus, I can’t believe I haven’t heard this record yet.  What is the matter with me.  I’m gonna go get it today.

-Last, But Not Least- I’m sure you know this already, but have you heard about “9?”  A post-apocalyptic animated movie about miniature men fighting a battle against machines, produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov?  Woah.  This should be cool.  It’s directed by Shane Acker, who made the original short film its based on (check it out it is awesome!).  Here’s the trailer – if you can forgive the inclusion of fucking Coheed and Cambria on the soundtrack (and really, the music works, so whatever), I say this movie is going to be ridiculously sweet:

Have a great weekend!


12 Responses to “Murfins and Burgalinks”

  1. thesoniashow June 12, 2009 at 11:54 am #

    Thanks for MyLifeisAverage. I actually have work I should be doing, but I can’t stop reading it!

    • Kirk June 12, 2009 at 12:00 pm #

      I found out about a new website today, and I thought I’d read a few posts, but wound up reading it for like fifteen minutes. MLIA

  2. thesoniashow June 12, 2009 at 12:03 pm #

    I have a ton of work to do, but instead I spent my afternoon reading my friend’s blog and commenting. MLIA

    • Kirk June 12, 2009 at 12:08 pm #

      Today I was on MUNI and I requested a stop but the driver kept going, so I said “Hey! Can I get off” and he stopped and let me off. MLIA

  3. thesoniashow June 12, 2009 at 12:14 pm #

    They restocked the vending machine at work today, so there are a variety of CornNuts for me to snack on. This made me happy. MLIA

    • Kirk June 12, 2009 at 12:25 pm #

      Today our doorbell rang, but I wasn’t expecting anyone, so I didn’t answer it. I guess they went away. MLIA

  4. Jenna June 12, 2009 at 3:52 pm #

    Saw Drag me to Hell.

    Meh, Kirk. That’s all I got. Meh.

    • Kirk June 12, 2009 at 4:17 pm #

      I recommended an awesome movie and someone I know saw it and didn’t like it. I felt sad that my recommendation didn’t pan out, but there’s no accounting for taste. MLIA


  5. Jenna June 12, 2009 at 7:28 pm #

    I spent 20 minutes on a Friday night trying to concoct some smart MLIA way of saying that I saw the movie before I saw your review and therefore you are not responsible. Then I gave up and wrote this one that took 20 seconds. MLIA

    • Kirk June 12, 2009 at 8:14 pm #


  6. katsbah June 13, 2009 at 5:19 am #

    I agree with you that 9 looks VERY COOL. Did you know that there is another movie called NINE that comes out in November (think it’s a musical).

    • Kirk June 13, 2009 at 7:28 am #

      Woah, I did not know that – a little googling and I found the trailer… jeez! Daniel Day Lewis and, like, every hot chick in Hollywood! Garters! Swings! Sand! Italian! Gosh.

      You never know with unadapted movie musicals, but it looks pretty cool. Plus, I loved “Chicago,” so it’s got that going for it.

      And I guess the only way to tell the two movies apart in discussion is that one is called “Nine” and one is called “9.” It’d be awesome if “9” were also a musical – like, in the middle of it, Elijah Wood’s little burlap man started singing about being Italian. Heh.

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