February 22nd, 2004
|10:51 pm - Please don't take me off your friends list just because I own Cyberpunk.|
Let's start tonight's post with something depressing, shall we?
You're Gigli: The Book!
adapted by some talentless hack
Somebody thought you were a good idea, and maybe in some primordial state you were, but now that all is said and done, you're a contrived mess that Christopher Walken and Al Pacino would rather forget about.
Take the Book Quiz
at the Blue Pyramid.
Ah, well. So what have I done all weekend (other than notice the obscene snowman)? Well, letsee...
is Bath Night by J.P. Gumby was laundry, a viewing of The Public Enemy, and cooking. I threw something together with ham and vegetables -- mostly vegetables. I'll be eating the leftovers for a week. Not a bad thing.
Saturday I went to my parents' house. As stated previously, they're moving which means selling their current house. Selling the house means fixing it so that it's marketable and um, less likely to collapse at any moment. That'd be a scarier statement if you'd seen some of the wood in the basement. Anyway, I helped my dad replace some of the wood down there. Then last night, I went over to Ellen's. Since there was no Rocky, we killed some time at Barnes & Noble, and watched And Now For Something Completely Different. Not having Rocky also meant being able to get to bed at a reasonable time as well. It has become obvious to me that this doesn't happen enough -- especially on nights when there's nothing keeping me from going to bed (such as tonight).
Today I hung out with ribsinbacon. We went out for gyros, and talked about robots, murder, and people with high voices. I went home and watched The Old Dark House (which I heartily recommend) and The Screaming Skull (which I implore you to avoid -- I didn't actually watch it, it was just on in the background). Why so many movies? Because I've been borrowing some of them for a long time, and I should really watch and return them. At some point here, I need to watch Dementia 13 (Francis Ford Copola's directorial debut) and The Ghoul (Boris Karloff's British film debut). Why no links for those two? Who cares? You weren't going to click them anyway.
Well, I think I'll wrap this up and head off to bed. I'll leave you with this pointless quiz, ganked (it's the word all the kids are using) from a friend of a friend:
Pointless Music Quiz:
What song do you swear was written about you or your life: Everybody Out by Mailbox.
What's the most embarrassing cd you own: Cyberpunk by Billy Idol.
What's the best cd you own: Brian Dewan Tells The Story. Hands down. Period.
What song do you absolutely hate: It's a tie between All Star by Smashmouth, any version of Build Me Up Buttercup, and almost anything by The Beach Boys.
Do you sing in the shower: I stopped when the girls downstairs asked if I was the one singing every morning.
What song reminds you of that special someone: Questions in a World of Blue by Julee Cruise.
Current Mood: tired
Current Music: Beatallica
What's embarassing about Cyberpunk? I own that CD too.
I guess I'm embarrassed by Cyberpunk because so many fans of Cyberpunk fiction consider it insipid, insulting and other things that start with I. Frankly though, I happen to like a lot of it.
I like reading cyberpunk fiction, but I still like the Billy Idol cd. I got it because the song titles reminded me of William Gibson books. Of course, it wasn't really what I expected when I bought it. Perhaps it is an acquired taste.
Well... A lot of people just view Cyberpunk as the ultimate sellout of the Cyberpunk "culture" to the mainstream. It might interest you though to read Billy Idol's Usenet posts,
which prove 1) that he spells as badly as any other celebrity, and 2) that anything stupid you do online is documented for posterity.
Are people still upset about that? That was over ten years ago! I don't think the music sold out cyber "culture," and it looks like there was a debate at the time about whether that's what he was doing or not. If anything was damaging to this culture, it's AOL. I remember using the internet back then. Not too much WWW, mostly IRC and Usenet. I was still using BBS's back then too.
Ah, I remember spending a few hours a night on IRC... I think by now that people have more or less forgotten about the album, but I still think that Billy Idol's self-defense on Usenet is an interesting piece of Internet history. You're absolutely right about AOL. I also have a love/hate relationship with the web, since it both brought the internet to the masses (a good thing) and brought the masses to the internet (arguably a not so good thing).
I believe I have seen that Screaming Skull movie.
Oh, Becki, I didn't know. You should have spoken up sooner. I'm so sorry.