Wednesday, February 28, 2007
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
The Black Donnellys (or...why I am unavailable on Monday Nights from here on out)
I hesitated to get into yet another NBC, hour long drama...after all, I'd dug Medium...they changed and moved it, I dug Studio 60...they changed and moved it...NBC has taken more than they've given and I wasn't about to invest any more time in them. So as I flipped away from CBS who has my attention from 7 to 9 on Monday nights, I come across NBC in time to see that the anticipated new series The Black Donnellys was making it's premier right that second. "Well fuck" I thought, "I can check it out...but I would be missing The Jeffersons." "To Hell with it." I figured...if it sucked...I probably have already seen that Jeffersons anyway. Well I could not have been more pleased with what this show has to offer. First of all...the badasses are Irish. 'nuff said. This show is part Boondock Saints, part Commitments and all entertaining. Action, drama and plot twists out the arse, and more reasons to tune in then there are reasons to drink and fight. If you missed the premier last evening, you can check it out on Thursday or go to NBC.com and watch it. Believe me, it's well worth it. This show has my attention, I wouldn't even flip around during the commercials, and anyone who knows me knows that that is ritual for me. I've found a show that actually makes me sit through commercials rather than miss a single second. If that's not enough to get your ass to watch this show, then you're a hopeless dumbfuck and I wasn't going to get through to your stupid ass anyway.
Monday, February 26, 2007
Operation: Raging Bull (...the systematic disillusionment of attempted dogmatic Scorsese worship)
Friday, February 23, 2007
Isn't it Easy? (Or...How I Learned to Embrace the Target)
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
This Movie is Smarter than You!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
At the Mountains of Madness
Monday, February 19, 2007
Chinese New Year (Like Those Who Know Me Wouldn't Know This...or....Matt the Rat)
Behind the smiles and charm, rats can be terribly obstinate and controlling, insisting on having things their way no matter what the cost. These people tend to have an immense control of their emotions, which they may use as a tool to manipulate and exploit another person, both emotionally and mentally. Rats are masters of mind games and can be very dangerous, calculating and downright cruel if the need arises. Quick-tempered and aggressive, they will not think twice about exacting revenge on those that hurt them in any way. Rats need to learn to relax sometimes, as they can be quite obsessed with detail, intolerant and strict, demanding order, obedience, and perfection.
A valuable lesson for Rats is to learn to consider others before themselves, at least sometimes, and to avoid forcing their ideas onto others. Rats are fair in their dealings and expect the same from others in return, and can be deeply affronted if they feel they have been deceived or that their trust has been abused. Sometimes they set their targets too high, whether in relation to their friends or in their career. But as the years pass, they will become more idealistic and tolerant. If they can develop their sense of self and realize it leaves room for others in their life as well, Rats can find true happiness.
To Sleep...Per Chance to Scream
Friday, February 16, 2007
- Matthew Kim Amyx II
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Stepped in it Again (...or, how we never saw this coming...sort of...)
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
(Irish) Maiden Voyage
Of earth and sun
For you and me and everyone
The move is on
The way is long
The pain is here but still we carry on
Photo by Brandon Riza
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
I don't want to hear another word about it...EVER!!!
Nappers now have the perfect excuse: New research shows that a little midday snooze seems to reduce the risk of fatal heart problems, especially among men.
In the largest study to date on the health effects of napping, researchers tracked 23,681 healthy Greek adults for an average of about six years. Those who napped for about half an hour at least three times weekly had a 37 percent lower risk of dying from heart attacks or other heart problems than those who did not nap.
The strongest evidence was in working men, according to the study, which appears in Monday's issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.
The researchers said naps might benefit the heart by reducing stress, and jobs are a common source of stress.
A daytime siesta has long been part of many cultures, especially those in warmer climates. Mediterranean-style eating habits featuring fruits, vegetables, beans and olive oil have been credited with contributing to relatively low rates of heart disease in those countries, but the researchers wanted to see if napping also plays a role.
"My advice is if you can (nap), do it. If you have a sofa in your office, if you can relax, do it," Trichopoulos said.
Exactly how stress is related to heart disease is uncertain. Some researchers think it might be directly involved, through unhealthy effects of stress hormones, or indirectly by causing people to exercise less, overeat or smoke.
The researchers in the latest study factored in diet, exercise, smoking and other habits that affect the heart but still found napping seemed to help.
***In other words, fuck the fuck off and leave me alone DAMMIT!!! I don't want one more word about my naps from fucking ANYONE!!! EVER!!!***
photograph, Let Sleeping Dogs Lie by John Benigno
Monday, February 12, 2007
The Book We Mean To Finish (the Chapter We Keep Re-Reading)
Friday, February 09, 2007
Heartache and 1007th Street
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Paradiso Canto (Tehiyyat ha-Metim)
Your indominable flesh brought forth in a roar of emblazened infamy...brought down by your own insufferable need for it to have been viewed by another. The universe is tired, and the watchers no longer care to see what you've done...nore did they ever. Your rightiousness is abymal, terrifying and rude...it was a burden to me before my birth, and it will burden my son. Our bloodline is cursed by yours...our souls doomed to recieve your spite. This, our declaration of contempt shall stand as our crest...and shall cover the sun...it shall make extinct your power to speak our name. You are forever to remain our enemy. You...the enemy of thought.
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
Monday, February 05, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Sleeping Thump and the Motorcade to Nowhere
Ancient, and well traveled, this road is not yours nor ours by choice...it is ours by debt. We have no answers as to why, only to know for sure that there are no answers. There are no truths, only the visual, only the forbidden. Only the insane.
Take it, although regret is not certain and neither is reward...
Photo by Brandon Riza